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Handscomb hits debut ton as Aussie tail wags

Peter Handscomb posted a maiden century and the tail wagged as Australia pushed their first innings to 429 all out to frustrate Pakistan in the day-night first Test at the Gabba on Friday. Handscomb made the most of his opportunity and followed up a half-century on debut against South Africa ...

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Explosion kills six near army checkpoint in Somali capital

A bomb has exploded near an army checkpoint in the Somali capital of Mogadishu, killing at least six people, mostly soldiers, local officials say. “Six people, most of them soldiers, were killed (by the bomb) which was planted under a tree close to a security checkpoint,” the Mogadishu administration spokesman, ...

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Chinese battle group conducts live-fire drills

A Chinese naval battle group, involving a homemade aircraft carrier, has conducted a live-fire drill in northeastern waters in a show of force amid an escalating war of words with the United States. The Chinese Defense Ministry announced on Thursday that dozens of ships and aircraft had taken part in ...

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No country can be exception to One China principle: Chinese FM

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi has lambasted US President-elect Donald Trump’s recent remarks concerning Washington’s possible backtrack on the so-called One China policy, stating that the principle forms the basis for mutual ties and no country can be an exception to it. China’s Foreign Ministry stated late on Thursday that Wang told ...

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Bond between Israel and US runs deep: Trump

US President-elect Donald Trump has reiterated his incoming administration’s support for Israel, saying that the “bond between Israel and the United States runs deep.” Trump made the remarks in a statement his transition team issued on Thursday after the billionaire announced his selection of David Friedman, a close adviser, as ...

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