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30/10/2016 22:31

Reigning NBA champion Cavs edge Magic to stay unbeaten

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It wasn't always pretty, but the Cleveland Cavaliers held on for a 105-99 victory over the Orlando Magic to stay unbeaten in the fledgling NBA season.

30/10/2016 22:16

Dovizioso pulls away from Rossi for Malaysia MotoGP win

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Andrea Dovizioso won his first MotoGP race in seven years Sunday, pulling away from legend Valentino Rossi late in the Malaysia Grand Prix to take the checkered flag for Ducati.

30/10/2016 22:07

Civilian toll in fight to break Aleppo siege appals UN

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Syria's regime and rebels engaged in fierce fighting Sunday in Aleppo's western edges, where 41 civilians have been killed in an opposition offensive the UN warned could amount to war crimes.

30/10/2016 22:00

Cibulkova dominates Kerber to win WTA Finals

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Slovakia's Dominika Cibulkova, who pulled off a stunning upset over world number one Angelique Kerber to scoop the WTA finals Sunday, credited her mental strength for her winning performance.

30/10/2016 21:57

Kerry says no FBI contact over Clinton email probe

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US Secretary of State John Kerry said Sunday that neither he or his department had been contacted by the FBI over its renewed investigation into his predecessor Hillary Clinton's emails.

30/10/2016 21:48

In wake of Mosul offensive, a tale of two villages

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One rose up, the other was «abducted»: as Iraqi forces launched their march on Mosul a fortnight ago, two neighbouring villages in their path experienced wildly contrasting fates.

30/10/2016 21:32

First mass in two years held in Iraq's main Christian town

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A handful of faithful gathered in a burnt out church Sunday for the first mass to be celebrated in two years in Qaraqosh, which was once Iraq's main Christian town.

30/10/2016 21:29

Yemen rebels say UN peace plan «basis for discussion»

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Yemen's Huthi rebels said Sunday that a new UN peace plan was a «basis for discussion» despite containing «fundamental flaws». The plan to end the country's 19-month-old war is «a basis for discussion... but contains fundamental flaws in general, in the details and the timeframe,» the rebels said in a statement.

30/10/2016 21:26

Redskins and Bengals battle to first NFL International Series tie

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The Cincinnati Bengals and Washington Redskins battled to a dramatic 27-27 tie at Wembley Stadium on Sunday, the first draw in the 10-year history of the NFL's International Series of overseas contests.

30/10/2016 20:26

Weak-hitting Cubs on brink of another World Series flop

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Woeful hitting has the Chicago Cubs on the brink of an eighth consecutive World Series defeat to extend America's longest sports title drought since their last championship in 1908.

30/10/2016 19:54

Rebels fired toxic gas into Aleppo

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Syrian state media said Sunday that rebels had fired shells containing toxic gas into government-held parts of Aleppo, leaving dozens of people including civilians in need of treatment.

30/10/2016 12:21

Tired of waiting in Greece, Syrians bid to return home

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«I want to go back to Syria. There is war in my country, but we've been living for seven months in Greece like prisoners.» Adan, from Aleppo, has abandoned his dream of building a new life in Europe, like thousands of other Syrians trapped in Greece.

30/10/2016 10:10 Video

Moru, a kitten among sumo wrestlers

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Moru is a stray cat picked up on the street by a master of the Japanese national sport 12 years ago, during a tournament in the south of the country. And today it has become the mascot of the training gym Arashio in Tokyo.

30/10/2016 07:41

British swimmer to cross Atlantic, inspired by boyhood heroes

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As a boy, Ben Hooper wanted to join the British explorers he idolised for surmounting the impossible, and now as he prepares to swim across the Atlantic, he hopes to equal their daring feats -- and survive.

30/10/2016 07:34

US, Russian, Japanese astronauts return from ISS

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Three astronauts landed safely in Kazakhstan on Sunday following a 115-day mission aboard the the International Space Station, including US astronaut Kate Rubins, the first person to sequence DNA in space.

30/10/2016 07:30

Godolphin's five chances to break Melbourne Cup heartbreak

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Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed's global Godolphin empire will have five runners in Tuesday's Melbourne Cup as it bids to end its near 20-year heartbreak in Australia's greatest horse race.

30/10/2016 07:25

Trump turns up heat over Clinton email probe

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Donald Trump stepped up his attacks against Hillary Clinton, seeking to exploit the FBI decision to reopen an investigation into her emails as America's bruising election campaign heads into its final stretch.

30/10/2016 07:20

Afghan military death rate rises in 2016

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The death rate among Afghan security forces is surging far above last year's levels, a US government watchdog said on Sunday, and slew of social gains in the war-torn nation is also eroding.

30/10/2016 07:16

New Zealand economy milks clamour for Middle Earth

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Peter Jackson's «Lord Of The Rings» and «Hobbit» series have proved to be as precious to New Zealand's economy as any magical ring as millions flock to the country for a glimpse of Middle Earth, making tourism the main driver of growth.

30/10/2016 04:46

France ends military mission in CAR after abuse allegations

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France's Operation Sangaris will formally end on Monday, almost three years after the military mission was launched in December 2013 to quell inter-ethnic unrest in Central African Republic (CAR).

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