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Daily Archives: August 20, 2016

Schwarzenegger in Hong Kong for new sports festival

HONG KONG (AFP) – Hollywood action hero Arnold Schwarzenegger launched a new sports festival in Hong Kong Friday, telling the stressed-out city to remember to balance mind and body. The Arnold Classic Asia Multi-Sport Festival this weekend includes demonstrations and competitions including arm wrestling, bodybuilding and skateboarding — but also ...

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Mission accomplished as Bolt seals ‘triple-triple’ with ninth gold

RIO: Usain Bolt brought the curtain down on his Olympic career with a record-equalling ninth gold medal on Friday, anchoring Jamaica to relay glory in a perfectly scripted finale to complete his unprecedented “triple-triple”. The 29-year-old superstar, widely seen as the greatest sprinter in history, stormed over the line in ...

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My homework on England batsmen paid off in Tests: Sohail Khan

The 330-run thrashing by Alastair Cook’s men at the Old Trafford compelled Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq to make two changes for third Test at Edgbaston. Besides young left handed opener Sami Aslam, who came in for wobbly Shan Masood, the skipper opted for pacer Sohail Khan ahead of Imran Khan which ...

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China builds military installation near disputed islands: Japan media

Japanese media reports say China has built a new pier for warships at a site under development as a military base near disputed islands in the East China Sea.  The pier built on the Nanji island off the port of Wenzhou is aimed at improving preparedness to counter Japan and the United States, the Kyodo news agency ...

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Sexually abused Philippine worker dies in Saudi Arabia

A Philippine worker, who was allegedly raped by her Saudi employer, has succumbed to her wounds while in a coma. Philippine Labor and Employment Secretary Silvestre “Bebot” Bello III said in a radio interview from Jeddah on Friday that 35-year-old Irma Avila Edloy died at the King Salman Hospital in the ...

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2.4 million people in Libya need humanitarian aid: UN

The United Nations has voiced concern about the alarming conditions of well over two million Libyans, who need humanitarian aid due to the militancy in the north African country. “More than 2.4 million people in Libya are in need of humanitarian assistance,” said Martin Kobler, the UN secretary general’s special representative for Libya, ...

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UN disappointed about delay in Somalia elections

The UN Security Council has expressed regret about the delay in Somalia’s elections, urging the government to hold the parliamentary and presidential votes on the new dates without further postponement. “The Security Council regrets the delay to the original timeline, and calls on all Somali stakeholders to work constructively to implement the ...

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Millions of Yemenis rally to support Supreme Political Council

Millions of people have rallied in Yemen to voice their strong support for a political body recently formed to run the country in the face of a Saudi military campaign to reinstate a former president. People took to the streets in the capital in their millions before converging on a main square to support the Supreme ...

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