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Daily Archives: October 13, 2017

Tennis: Nadal and Federer on collision course in Shanghai


Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer breezed into the quarter-finals of the Shanghai Masters on Thursday and Juan Martin del Potro defeated racquet-smashing Alexander Zverev. World number one Nadal blew away Fabio Fognini in 63 minutes and plays sixth seed Grigor Dimitrov as he pursues one of the few tournaments to …

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Pakistan takes on Japan in Asia Cup hockey tournament


After a comprehensive 7-0 win over the hosts Bangladesh in their opening fixture of the 10th Hockey Asia Cup, Pakistan next faces Japan tomorrow, Friday at Dhaka’s Maulana Bhashani Stadium. Japan were beaten 1-5 by India in their first match. Japan is yet to reach the podium at the Asia …

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Refugees Take Northern French Town To Cricket Glory

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On a rugby field overlooked by a towering cathedral, a group of young refugees has introduced a small northern French town to the beautiful game of… cricket. Saint-Omer lies 40 kilometres (25 miles) south of the Channel port of Calais, the main launchpad for attempts by migrants to smuggle themselves …

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Trump throws future of Iran deal to Congress


President Donald Trump will unveil a more aggressive strategy to check Iran’s growing power Friday, but will stop short of withdrawing from a landmark nuclear deal, or declaring the powerful Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps a terrorist organization. During a White House speech at 12:45 pm (1645 GMT), Trump is expected …

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Vietnam flood and landslide toll hits 54


The death toll from devastating floods and landslides in north and central Vietnam has jumped to 54, officials said Friday, in one of the deadliest weather disasters to hit the country in years. Rescuers were desperately searching for 39 people still missing after heavy rains pounded several provinces this week, …

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US, S. Korea to launch major navy drill next week


– The United States and South Korea will kick off a major navy drill next week, the US navy said Friday, a fresh show of force against North Korea over its missile and nuclear tests. Tensions over North Korea’s weapons programme have soared in recent months with Pyongyang launching a …

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