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Hearts miss chance to bolster title bid

Hearts miss chance to bolster title bid

Hearts dropped their first points in the Scottish Premiership this season as the leaders were held to a goalless draw by Livingston on Saturday. Having enjoyed five successive wins, Hearts were left frustrated by missed chances at Tynecastle. They saw a first-half penalty from Steven...

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Libya urges 'effective' UN action to end Tripoli violence

Libya urges 'effective' UN action to end Tripoli violence

Libya's internationally recognised government has called on the UN to take "concrete and effective" action to protect civilians and halt fighting near the capital that has killed more than 100 people since late August. In a statement late Friday, the Government of National Accord (GNA)...

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 Pakistan and Afghanistan players fined in Asia Cup: ICC

Pakistan and Afghanistan players fined in Asia Cup: ICC

rs fined in Asia Cup: ICC         inShare   © AFP/File | Hasan Ali celebrated as Pakistan beat Afghanistan but he has now been fined 15 per cent of his match fee DUBAI (AFP) -  Pakistan's paceman Hasan Ali and Afghanistan's Asghar Afghan and Rashid Khan have...

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Golden Globe Race seek to rescue injured Indian sailor

Golden Globe Race seek to rescue injured Indian sailor

The organisers of the round-the-world Golden Globe Race said Saturday they were scrambling to rescue missing Indian sailor Abhilash Tomy, but admitted he was "as far from help as you can possibly be". Tomy's yacht Thuriya had its mast broken off when it was rolled in a storm on Friday...

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Islamic State group claims Iran parade attack: propaganda agency

Islamic State group claims Iran parade attack: propaganda agency

The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for a deadly shooting at a military parade in southwestern Iran on Saturday, its propaganda agency Amaq said. Citing a security source, Amaq said: "Islamic State fighters attacked a gathering of Iranian forces in the city of Ahvaz in...

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Vatican announces historic deal with China on bishops

Vatican announces historic deal with China on bishops

The Vatican on Saturday announced an historic accord with China on the appointment of bishops in the Communist country in what could pave the way for the normalisation of ties between the Catholic Church and the world's most populous country. Beijing immediately said it hoped for better...

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Truck full of bodies draws Mexicans searching for relatives

Truck full of bodies draws Mexicans searching for relatives

Dozens of people from across Mexico who are searching for missing relatives this week journeyed to the city of Guadalajara, where a scandal has erupted over a truck full of unidentified bodies that overflowed local morgues. A wave of violence linked to powerful drug cartels has sent the...

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Australian filmmaker to be deported from Cambodia

Australian filmmaker to be deported from Cambodia

An Australian filmmaker who received a royal pardon from Cambodia will be deported Saturday, immigration officials said, a day after he was released from a six-year sentence in a case Human Rights Watch has called "a ludicrous charade". James Ricketson, 69, was given jail time three...

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US media reports deputy AG discussed removing Trump from office

US media reports deputy AG discussed removing Trump from office

Donald Trump faced a new challenge to his authority Friday after US media reported that his deputy attorney general had discussed ways to force him from office on grounds of incompetence, just months into his presidency. In the latest bombshell to rock the troubled administration, The...

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Pope accepts resignations of two more Chile bishops

Pope accepts resignations of two more Chile bishops

Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of two more Chilean bishops, the Vatican said Friday, in his latest move to confront a widening worldwide sexual abuse scandal. They brought to seven the number of bishops who have stepped down since all of the country’s 34 bishops offered...

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Palestinian killed by Israeli fire in new Gaza clashes: ministry

Palestinian killed by Israeli fire in new Gaza clashes: ministry

A Palestinian was killed by Israeli fire in new clashes along the Gaza border on Friday, the health ministry in the Hamas-controlled territory said. A spokesman for the ministry told AFP the man, whose identity was not yet known, was killed during protests east of Gaza City....

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May blasts Brussels' rejection of Brexit blueprint, wants to ‘hear from the EU’

May blasts Brussels' rejection of Brexit blueprint, wants to ‘hear from the EU’

British Prime Minister Theresa May demanded new proposals from the EU in a pugnacious speech delivered a day after EU leaders rejected her Brexit blueprint at a summit in Austria. "It's not acceptable to simply reject the other side's proposals without a detailed explanation and counter...

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Man City's record scorer Aguero extends stay

Man City's record scorer Aguero extends stay

Manchester City's record goalscorer Sergio Aguero extended his stay with the Premier League champions on Friday, signing a one-year contract extension. The 30-year-old Argentina international -- who broke the record last season and whose tally stands at 204 -- put pen to paper on a deal...

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Barcelona model inspires British billionaire's sports dream

Barcelona model inspires British billionaire's sports dream

When British billionaire Steve Lansdown got fed up with his home town of Bristol being treated as a sporting joke he set out to put that right -- modelling his vision on mighty Barcelona. The 66-year-old, who made his fortune in financial services, said his main motivation for buying...

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Durham hope North stars as cricket chief

Durham hope North stars as cricket chief

Former Australia batsman Marcus North is to return to English county Durham for a second time, with the club appointing him as their director of cricket. The 39-year-old -- who played in 21 Tests, scoring five centuries -- represented Durham in 2004, recording a highest score of 219....

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Brexit is a prickly affair, says EU's Juncker

Brexit is a prickly affair, says EU's Juncker

Relations between the EU and Britain have always been a bit prickly, but EU Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker Friday that the Brexit negotiations are beginning to resemble the courtship of two hedgehogs. "We're not at war with Great Britain," Juncker told the Austrian daily Die...

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Bug in cake gives Ikea India fresh embarrassment

Bug in cake gives Ikea India fresh embarrassment

Ikea's first store in India faced a fresh sticky problem on Friday after a customer said he found an insect emerging from chocolate cake served to his daughter at the outlet's 1,000-seater cafeteria. It is the second such embarrassment for the home retailer since the Hyderabad store...

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Hot tech sector prompts shakeup in S&P 500 stock indexes

Hot tech sector prompts shakeup in S&P 500 stock indexes

The hot and rapidly changing tech sector has prompted the S&P 500 stock index to reshuffle its components, opening up more chances to invest in Google, Netflix, Facebook and other stars after Friday's trading session. Facebook did not yet exist and flip phones were cutting edge in...

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