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Brazil on brink of Olympics elimination after Iraq draw

RIO DE JANEIRO: Brazil face another embarrassing exit from a tournament on home soil after Neymar slumbered through a second 0-0 draw of Rio 2016 against Iraq. The Olympic hosts need to beat group leaders Denmark on Wednesday to win to avoid a stunning exit, just two years after their ...

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Reverse-swing left Pakistan batsmen clueless, says Misbah

BIRMINGHAM: Pakistan skipper Misbah-ul-Haq believed the 141-run defeat at Edgbaston in the third Test against England was due to the host pacers’ reverse-swing, which left his batsmen clueless after lunch on the final day. Pakistan, set a huge target of 343 for victory after England declared on 445 for six ...

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Trump denounces Morell as ‘total Clinton flunky’

US Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump  has censured a former CIA Acting Director Michael Morell Sunday evening, calling him a “total Clinton flunky.” “Michael Morell, the lightweight former Acting Director of C.I.A., and a man who has made serious bad calls, is a total Clinton flunky!” Trump tweeted on Monday morning. ...

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Police arrest three journalists over report in Bangladesh

Police in Bangladesh have arrested three journalists for involvement in the publication of a report that addressed online rumors on the death of the prime minister’s son, amid criticism that the government is cracking down on media. A Bangladeshi official said on Monday that the Rapid Action Battalion conducted a ...

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South Korean MPs visit China to discuss US missiles

South Korean opposition lawmakers have ignored President Park Geun-hye to visit China in a bid to discuss the planned deployment of an advanced US missile system to the Korean Peninsula. The group of lawmakers from the main opposition Minjoo Party left the country on Monday for Beijing in an effort to ...

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Worldwide system outage cripples Delta Air Lines

Delta Air Lines says its entire worldwide network of computers has been shut down, causing all its flights to be delayed. “Our systems are down everywhere. Hopefully it won’t be much longer,” the airline said in a tweet on Monday. As a result of the outage, Delta flights have been ...

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UN chief welcomes South Sudan okay to regional force

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed a decision by South Sudan’s government to accept the deployment of a regional protection force to help quell the ongoing violence in the country. The agreement was reached at a summit meeting of the leaders of the eight-nation bloc of East African Intergovernmental Authority ...

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Iranian nuclear scientist executed for spying for US: judiciary

TEHRAN: Iran’s official news agency, IRNA, is confirming that Iran has executed a nuclear scientist who gave the US intelligence about the country’s contested nuclear programme. The Sunday report quotes a spokesman for the Iranian judiciary, Gholamhosein Mohseni Ejehi, as confirming the execution of Shahram Amiri. He says Amiri “provided ...

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Hunger a weapon of war in Syria, Yemen, Nigeria

PARIS (AFP) – While grain silos in many Western countries may overflow this winter, tens of millions of people risk going without food as hunger is being used more than ever as a weapon of war. More than 50 million people living in 17 conflict-ridden countries are in “severe food ...

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