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Tortorella inks two-year extension to coach NHL Blue Jackets

Tortorella inks two-year extension to coach NHL Blue Jackets

John Tortorella, who coached the Columbus Blue Jackets to first-round playoff losses to the eventual NHL champions the past two seasons, signed a two-year contract extension Wednesday, the club announced. The deal, which keeps the 60-year-old American behind the Columbus bench through...

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IWC vote backs aboriginal whale hunts -- with new quotas

IWC vote backs aboriginal whale hunts -- with new quotas

The International Whaling Commission on Wednesday cast a rare strong vote in favor of whale hunting -- but strictly for small subsistence hunts undertaken by some communities, mostly in the Arctic. The vote confirmed a long-standing commitment to so-called aboriginal subsistence whaling...

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Kane, Salah in spotlight as struggling stars clash

Kane, Salah in spotlight as struggling stars clash

Harry Kane and Mohamed Salah have the perfect stage to end their unexpected slumps when the superstar strikers go head to head at Wembley on Saturday. Just four months ago, Tottenham striker Kane and Liverpool forward Salah were being hailed as Europe's most feared marksmen after the...

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U.N.: Palestine’s economy is ‘unacceptable’

U.N.: Palestine’s economy is ‘unacceptable’

Palestinian citizens are trapped in an economy of jobless growth with no prospects, especially in Gaza, which is undergoing “de-development,” the United Nations trade and development agency UNCTAD said in an annual report published Wednesday. It said unemployment in the Palestinian...

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