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Bowlers set up convincing six wicket win for West Indies

Bowlers set up convincing six wicket win for West Indies

However Rashid Khan, with 33, and 21 from Amir Hamza gave the innings a measure of respectability with 52 runs coming in the last two wickets. They slipped to 19 for 3 quickly and the recovery never came. Noor Ali Zadran replaces Usman Ghani at the top of the batting order while Dawlat Zadran comes into the final eleven as the expense of fellow seamer Shapoor Zadran. Read More

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Backed Syrian fighters advancing toward IS-held Raqqa

Independent monitors say the death toll since the bombing campaign against Isis started in 2014 runs into the thousands, with transparency project Airwars claiming at least 3,800 civilians have been killed. There are also reports of mounting civilian casualties, though they are hard to confirm because of the war environment. Next to him is an an American soldier who also stands on his armored vehicle as they take their position at the Syrian-Iraqi crossing border point of Tanf in southern ... Read More

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Republican governor joins coalition to uphold Paris climate agreement

Republican governor joins coalition to uphold Paris climate agreement

That process is what gave Mr Trump the authority to withdraw from the deal, but the USA will still need to go through a formal four year withdrawal process as outlined in the agreement text. "The world can not wait - and neither will we". "The whole thing was for an audience of one", said Crane, who made calls to a major CEO who was on a trans-Atlantic flight to urge him to sign the letter. Read More

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Trump argues for travel ban after attacks hit London

Trump argues for travel ban after attacks hit London

Holly Jones , a BBC reporter at the bridge when the incident happened, said a van had swerved off the road into a crowd of pedestrians. A stabbing at Vauxhall was unrelated, the force added. Armed police rushed to the scene where shots were heard and authorities urged Londoners on Twitter to "run, hide, tell" if they were caught in the attack. Read More

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Malaysia Airlines jet diverted in Australia over bomb scare

The man who tried to enter the cockpit of a Malaysia Airlines (MAS) plane with what he said was a bomb has refused to appear in court following his arrest . "We had an adequate assessment for safety of the passengers, there wasn't really any delay that was unacceptable from our point of view", he said. While officials tried to play down the incident, passengers told of some 90 minutes of onboard drama and fear after take-off. Read More

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Donald Trump just got publicly rejected by Melania - twice

Donald Trump just got publicly rejected by Melania - twice

United States President Donald Trump has called on Israelis and Palestinians to make compromises that could lead to peace as he wrapped up a visit with a speech in Jerusalem . "They date back thousands of years, including the reign of King David, whose star now flies proudly on Israel's white and blue flag". In public remarks in the West Bank town of Bethlehem and in Jerusalem , Trump avoided mention of a two-state solution to the Palestinian conflict, and made no references to ... Read More

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Real Madrid Wins Champions League Title

The goal was also his 600th of all time. The Portugal skipper scored twice as LaLiga champions Madrid swept aside the Serie A champions 4-1 to become the first team to ever retain the Champions League . "I prepared myself well for the final part of the season and I scored some important goals". Smoke from the pyrotechnics hung high when play finally got under way, with Juventus flying out of the blocks and moving the ball around with confidence and authority. Read More

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Defense Secretary Mattis Turns Up Heat on North Korea and China

Defense Secretary Mattis Turns Up Heat on North Korea and China

The spokesperson also said that the USA is "sadly mistaken" if it thinks that such missile interception system can prevent nuclear strikes by the Strategic Force of the KPA. The Council voted unanimously on Friday to back the sanctions after weeks of negotiations between the USA and China, CNN reported. The Trump administration has been pressing China aggressively to rein in its reclusive neighbour, warning all options are on the table if North Korea persists with its weapons programmes. Read More

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Palestinian premier meets Israeli minister after Trump visit

A spokeswoman for the Hillel Yaffe Medical Center in central Israel said she had been treated at the hospital overnight but died of her wounds early on Friday. A teenage girl died after she stabbed an Israeli soldier and was shot during her attack. "The EU should articulate a new foreign policy that more effectively harnesses the conflict resolution aspects offered by global law, namely the law on the use of force [jus ad bellum] in order to more effectively disincentive Israel's unlawful ... Read More

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Bahrain Foreign Minister's Twitter account briefly hacked

Bahraini authorities have broken up major opposition political parties and revoked the nationality of several activists. "We take an oath before you - we demand the execution of King Hamad", one tweet said. Bahrain, home to the US Navy's 5th Fleet and an under-construction British naval base, has witnessed peaceful anti-regime protests against the systematic abuse of the Shia population and discrimination against them since 2011. Read More

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Mattis presses Beijing over N. Korea, South China Sea

Mattis presses Beijing over N. Korea, South China Sea

The Security Council adopted two sanctions resolutions a year ago to ramp up pressure on Pyongyang and deny Kim the hard currency needed to fund his military programs. "The logic of confrontation is fraught with disastrous consequences for the Korean Peninsula and for the region as a whole". "The United States is making clear both in words and actions that all options are on the table", she said during a security conference in Singapore . Read More

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PM to urge action over online extremist content after Manchester attack

PM to urge action over online extremist content after Manchester attack

She will argue that as Islamic State loses ground in its heartlands in Iraq and Syria , the threat from extremism is "evolving rather than disappearing", with the fight moving from "the battlefield to the internet" . "This means improving intelligence-sharing, evidence gathering and bolstering countries' police and legal processes", May said. May's Conservative party is said to be preparing steps to force companies to remove encryption from messages, if served with a warrant, The Sun ... Read More

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Ananya Vinay Wins Scripps National Spelling Bee, 13th Consecutive Indian-American Winner

Ananya Vinay Wins Scripps National Spelling Bee, 13th Consecutive Indian-American Winner

Thankfully, we've now returned to ensuring one of two children is really sad, as the 2017 Spelling Bee had a single victor, no tiebreaker rounds needed. There was not a Scripps competition in Fresno County until The Bee stepped forward. The bee shook things up in its 90th incarnation, adding a written, 24-question test that all finalists had to take Thursday night. Read More

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Goffin retires from match at French Open

His coach Thierry Van Cleemput said the in-form Goffin, ranked 12th in the world, had not suffered a ligament tear but more time would be needed to determine the length of his absence and whether he would play during the grass season. Zeballos put his hands on his head when he saw that Goffin remained down. But he admitted he felt for Goffin and carried the Belgian's bag off the court. Read More

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Macron: Handshake Contest With Trump Was A Show Of Strength

Mr Macron told Le Journal du Dimanche newspaper that " my handshake with him, it wasn't innocent ". "One must show that you won't make small concessions, even symbolic ones, but also not over-publicize things, either". I don't let anything go. "Trump seems to just want his hand back". It's as though he's saying, 'Do you know who I am? "That's how one makes oneself respected". Read More

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Nitish to attend Karunanidhi's 94th b'day bash, Lalu to skip

Nitish to attend Karunanidhi's 94th b'day bash, Lalu to skip

The timing of the event is important as DMK's archrival AIADMK is in a flux after the death of J Jayalalithaa. Having shown some kind of "unity" in Delhi a few days ago to discuss a consensus candidate for forthcoming presidential polls, the national opposition parties are once again trying to come together, this time in Tamil Nadu's Chennai and Andhra Pradesh's Guntur. Read More

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Vladimir Putin to Megyn Kelly: US Hackers Could Have Framed Russia

He's paid for holding meetings, discussing current affairs.However, the Russian leader said Mr. Snowden should have resigned from his job in the same way he once resigned from the KGB rather than leak secrets if he did not like what he was doing.Asked about the Paris Agreement on climate change that President Donald Trump withdrew the USA from on Thursday, Putin replied, "Don't worry, be happy".Joking about the effects of climate change, Putin said "American imperialism" was the reason for ... Read More

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Deadly blasts as Afghan officials attend funeral

Deadly blasts as Afghan officials attend funeral

Murad updated the death toll from the demonstration to five and said 23 were wounded, mostly members of the security forces. While unusually large, Wednesday's truck bomb scarcely differed from a long series of previous high-profile militant attacks that have killed hundreds of civilians in Afghanistan since most global forces left the country in 2014. Read More

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Nations, states unite behind Paris accord

There was a mix of dismay and anger across the world. May said she "had the balls to call an election" because it was important to give the government a stronger mandate to negotiate Britain's exit from the European Union . I think they applauded because they knew it would put this country at a disadvantage. "We are convinced that yesterday's decision by the United States to leave the Paris Agreement is a big mistake". Read More

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London Hit by Van and Knife Attack at London Bridge

London Hit by Van and Knife Attack at London Bridge

A number of people were then stabbed, including an on-duty British Transport Police officer who was responding to the incident at London Bridge . She will hold an emergency ministerial meeting later on Sunday and Facebook activated its safety check function for people in London to let their loved ones know they are safe. Read More

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Report of multiple casualties in incident on London Bridge

Report of multiple casualties in incident on London Bridge

Britain's Sun newspaper said two attackers were shot dead by police near London Bridge; but there was no immediate confirmation of this. Police said they were treating the attack as a terrorist incident. - U.S. President Donald Trump tweeted: "Whatever the United States can do to help out in London and the U.K., we will be there - WE ARE WITH YOU". Witnesses described a white van veering into pedestrians near London Bridge and knocking over several people. Read More

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Kabul Funeral Blasts Kill At Least 20

At least 12 people were killed and scores of people were injured as a series of explosions ripped through a funeral procession in Kabul on Saturday, eye witnesses told Reuters . "The attack today, conducted by those opportunistically seeking to use these very fragile moments to destabilise Afghanistan, follows so much violence this week", the United Nations said in a statement. Read More

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Iranian commander killed fighting IS near Mosul

Iranian commander killed fighting IS near Mosul

Desperate civilians trapped behind Islamic State lines now face a harrowing situation with little food and water, no electricity and limited access to hospitals. The grinding noise produced by treading on it would alert them to any troop movements or civilians trying to escape. People were seen collecting wild mallow plants in abandoned lots and also eating mulberry leaves and other types of plants. Read More

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