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USMNT: CONCACAF U-20s Recap vs. El Salvador

USMNT: CONCACAF U-20s Recap vs. El Salvador

The United States under-20 team has qualified for the 2017 Federation Internationale de Football Association U-20 World Cup. Given his strong performance both against El Salvador today and particularly against Mexico earlier this week, it is fair to say that Tyler Adams may be spending a lot more time with Tab Ramos and the U-20s before the year is over. Read More

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Barty sets up Malaysian Open final against Hibino

Barty sets up Malaysian Open final against Hibino

The 20-year-old's victory was made even more impressive as she took a year out of tennis to play cricket for Brisbane Heat in the inaugural Women's Big Bash League. "It's a tribute to all the work we did in the offseason, and previous year, coming back". Nao was my doubles partner in my junior days and I am happy that both of us are playing senior tennis now. Read More

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MH370 relatives launch appeal for new search for missing flight

MH370 relatives launch appeal for new search for missing flight

He also clarified that two investigation teams were still probing the incident separately and one of them would be releasing an interim statement on March 8 to update the families. He added the government would also grant the wish of the next-of-kin to view the debris now in Malaysia's possession. Jacquita Gonzales, wife of MH370 inflight supervisor Patrick Gomes, said for her, yesterday's event was a celebration of her husband's life. Read More

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Mexico Championship: McIlroy surges ahead with second-round 65

Mexico Championship: McIlroy surges ahead with second-round 65

However, this wasn't luck by any means, on Thursday Thomas hit a 103-yard shot for a birdie. "It was just basically that on repeat for the last three or four weeks, so that's all I've really been concentrating on". Whether it's the legendary "thrilla in Manila" (between Joe Frazier and Muhammad Ali) or the National Football League teams travelling to London and Mexico City for a regular season game or two, it is great fun to have the best on the world stage. Read More

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United States attorney general recuses himself from probe into Russian meddling

United States attorney general recuses himself from probe into Russian meddling

Sessions, a former senator from Alabama, said on Thursday he met Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak in his Senate office two months before the election as well as at an event with other ambassadors at the Republican National Convention. The report seemed to contradict Sessions's testimony during his confirmation hearing that he "did not have communications with the Russians". Obama's spokesman released the following statement Saturday afternoon refuting Trump's claims: "A cardinal rule ... Read More

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Iraqis fled west Mosul in 10 days

Jones said that Islamic State has now shifted their attention into radicalizing people outside of Iraq and Syria to further the cause of the terror group and carry out attacks locally. Soldiers stand guard as displaced men who fled their homes due to fighting between Iraqi security forces and Islamic State militants wait for a security check at an Iraqi Army base, west of Mosul, Iraq , Saturday, March 4, 2017. Read More

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Obama Spokesman Says President Trump's Wiretapping Claim Is 'Simply False'

Obama Spokesman Says President Trump's Wiretapping Claim Is 'Simply False'

Bad (or sick) guy! ". Obama's spokesperson Kevin Lewis rejected the allegations as "simply false" and said the former USA president never ordered surveillance on any United States citizen. But it's a tactic Trump often uses, she said. The White House went radio silent for the entire day following Trump's early Saturday morning tweetstorm, not providing evidence or an explanation for the claims the president made. Read More

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#15 UCLA Women's Basketball Faces Oregon State in Pac-12 Semi-Final

#15 UCLA Women's Basketball Faces Oregon State in Pac-12 Semi-Final

OR (27-4, 16-2) finished tied atop the final conference standings with No. 7 Arizona, which also went 16-2 in league play after a 73-60 victory over Arizona State earlier in the day. Lexi Bando hit a jumper with 1:19 remaining to pull OR within 69-68. The run went to 11-0 as the Cardinal built a 64-49 lead with 3:20 left. After a pair of Hebard free throws, Stanford scored 9 straight points to take a 13 point lead. Read More

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Trump Administration Puts Military Action Against North Korea Back on the Table

Trump Administration Puts Military Action Against North Korea Back on the Table

Taking part in the drills will be the USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier and two kinds of aircraft - F-35B supersonic stealth jets and Osprey tiltroter planes that can lift off and land vertically, like helicopters. Protesters participated in a rally outside the U.S. Embassy in Seoul, alleging the drills will "bring the peninsula sharply closer to the brink of a nuclear war". Read More

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Another HSC paper leaked, FIR filed

Another HSC paper leaked, FIR filed

The Marathi paper had gone viral over WhatsApp. "The board has registered a complaint in this matter", said Dattatray Jagtap, Chairperson, Mumbai divisional board. "Two FIRs have been registered in the matter under sections 5 and 6 of the Maharashtra Prevention of Malpractices at University, Board and other specified Exams Act and 66A (a) of the IT Act", said Navi Mumbai Police Commissioner Hemant Nagrale. Read More

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Malaysia expels N.Korean ambassador: Kuala Lumpur

Malaysia has told North Korea's ambassador to Kuala Lumpur to leave within the next 48 hours, Malaysia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Saturday. The dramatic killing at Kuala Lumpur airport prompted an global probe, lurid stories of North Korea's Cold War-style tradecraft and a bitter war of words between Malaysia and Pyongyang. Read More

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May defends united UK, bashes Scottish nationalists

May defends united UK, bashes Scottish nationalists

On February 1, UK Defense Secretary Michael Fallon said that the UK government would not grant the Scottish authorities the power to hold another independence referendum as Sturgeon must respect the results of the 2014 independence vote, when Scotland voted against becoming an independent state, and the United Kingdom's choice to leave the bloc. Read More

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Theresa May lays down independence vote challenge to Sturgeon

Theresa May lays down independence vote challenge to Sturgeon

In a speech nearly entirely devoted to criticising the SNP and making the case for the future of the United Kingdom, May said there was "no economic case" for Scottish independence. "We must take this opportunity to bring our United Kingdom closer together.' Mrs May accused the SNP leader of using her position "to agitate for independence" rather than "improve the lives of people in Scotland" and said her record of "neglect and mismanagement" was a 'scandal". Read More

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European Parliament strips Marine Le Pen of immunity

European Parliament strips Marine Le Pen of immunity

Jacques Myard, a member of the French National Assembly from The Republicans (LR) party told Sputnik that the results of the polls could be a manipulation. The announcement prompted one member of his campaign to quit, saying Fillon had gone back on his word. Le Pen's fractious relationship with Europe was further exacerbated Thursday when MEPs voted to rescind her parliamentary immunity over a case involving violent images she posted on Twitter . Read More

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Beijing to restrict tourism to South Korea amid THAAD protests

Beijing has reportedly told major travel agencies to stop selling tours to South Korea in retaliation for Seoul going ahead with installing its THAAD missile defense system. Korea's official Yonhap news agency is also reporting that Chinese streaming platforms have removed almost all Korean content from their sites. The Lotte Group is among the South Korean Chaebol's that have interests spanning a vast number of industries including confections, supermarkets, movie theaters, hotels, ... Read More

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Blitzboks reach Las Vegas semis

Blitzboks reach Las Vegas semis

It was the second time in the World Series tournament the Kiwis had recorded a win over the Olympic champions, after earlier downing them 21-14 in pool play. The All Blacks Sevens beat Kenya 24-7 and Russian Federation 19-5 to ensure their place in the last eight regardless the result of their last pool game on Sunday (NZT) against unbeaten Argentina. Read More

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China aims for around 6.5% economic growth in 2017

China aims for around 6.5% economic growth in 2017

However, analysts say China's moderate growth of its military budget is more a reflection of its slowing economy than an attempt to appear non-aggressive on the worldwide scene. Air pollution is a hot-button issue this year after swathes of northern China were blanketed under toxic smog since end of last year (2016). They include upgrading coal-fired power plants to make them less polluting, reducing coal-fired heating, and implementing "round-the-clock monitoring" of industrial pollution. Read More

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UP Elections 2017: Rahul Gandhi says, Modi makes deal with Ganga

UP Elections 2017: Rahul Gandhi says, Modi makes deal with Ganga

Security has been beefed up in the city and officials of the elite Special Protection Group (SPG) are camped in the city to ensure Modi's protection. The roadshow took a brief pause near Kashi Vishwanath Temple as Modi went in to offer prayers, and wound up near Kaal Bhairav Temple, where he offered prayers again before rushing off to Jaunpur to address an election meeting. Read More

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China to raise defence budget by around 7%

China to raise defence budget by around 7%

Still, the defense budget reached 953.35 billion yuan, a 7.6% increase. "U.S. activities in the South China Sea are indicative", Fu said , describing USA military spending as "stunning". defense spending plans. She said China will continue its military buildup. Ms Fu said that China's military focus was purely for defence purposes and constituted a force for stability in Asia. Read More

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