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Troops mass in Pyongyang show of strength

PYONGYANG (AFP) – North Korea s military forces were massed in Pyongyang Saturday for a show of strength by leader Kim Jong-Un as tensions mount over his nuclear ambitions. Hundreds of flatbed trucks packed with soldiers lined the banks of the Taedong river ahead of a parade through the North …

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China warns of war as N.Korea vows ‘merciless’ response to US


BEIJING (AFP) – China issued a stern warning Friday that a conflict over North Korea could break out “at any moment”, as Pyongyang vowed a “merciless” response to any US military action. Tensions in the region have surged to fresh heights in recent days with speculation mounting that the North …

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North Korea displays apparently new missiles as U.S. carrier group approaches


(Reuters) – North Korea displayed what appeared to be new long-range and submarine-based missiles on the 105th birth anniversary of its founding father, Kim Il Sung, on Saturday, as a nuclear-powered U.S. aircraft carrier group steamed towards the region. Missiles appeared to be the main theme of the giant parade, …

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Pentagon chief to travel next week to Middle East, Africa


t week for a series of meetings with regional allies, the Pentagon said Friday. The trip will be Mattis s fourth overseas since he became President Donald Trump s defense secretary. It comes amid heightened tensions with Russia following the US military strike on a Syrian air base in response …

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Football: Di Maria sends PSG level with Monaco


PARIS (AFP) – Angel Di Maria scored a brace to keep Paris Saint-Germain hot on Ligue 1 leaders Monaco s heels with a 2-0 win at Angers on Friday. The Argentina international showed his class with one sublime and another clinical finish as PSG moved level on points at the …

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Jenson Button replaces Fernando Alonso for Monaco GP


– Britain’s Jenson Button will return to Formula One for next month’s Monaco Grand Prix to stand in for Fernando Alonso at McLaren. According to details, the former world champion Jenson Button had called it a day at the end to 2016 season, but will race for one more time …

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Rushna Khan becomes Pakistan’s first female hockey player to sign foreign league


– Rushna Khan, national women hockey team’s goalkeeper, has become Pakistan’s first female hockey player to have signed a deal for foreign league. According to details, Sydney-based St George Randwick Hockey Club has signed Rushna Khan for a season. Rushna will represent the team in different tournaments during the span …

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Tennis: Sock avoids upset to reach Houston semis


HOUSTON (AFP) – High seeds John Isner and Sam Querrey were sent packing in three sets, while No. 1 seed Jack Sock survived a scare at the ATP Tour’s Houston event Friday. Second-seeded Isner was ousted by fellow American Ernesto Escobedo 7-6 (8/6), 6-7 (6/8), 7-6 (7/5) and third-seeded Querrey …

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Football: Brighton move closer to Premier League promotion


LONDON (AFP) – Brighton moved a step closer to the Premier League as Anthony Knockaert fired the Championship leaders to a 2-0 win at Wolves on Friday. Chris Hughton s side are chasing a return to the top-flight for the first time since 1982-83 and Knockaert s double keeps them …

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‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ first trailer thrills fans

LOS ANGELES (AFP) – Disney debuted its highly-anticipated first trailer for “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” at a fan event in the United States on Friday, sending the internet into a frenzy of excitement. The footage from the eighth installment in the blockbuster space opera, due for release on December …

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