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20/11/2016 11:40

Three minutes to embrace on US-Mexico border

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For 20 years, Laura Avila had yearned to hug her mother again. On Saturday, tears streaming down her face, the 35-year-old had her wish finally come true -- if only for three minutes.

20/11/2016 11:36

Bruno Mars returns and the retro party is back on

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Bruno Mars hasn't had much time to bask in success. After a short breather, he is back with a new album -- and his spirit is as sunny as ever.

20/11/2016 07:08

Trump claims he stopped Ford relocation -- that was never on cards

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Ford announced on Friday it will keep producing an SUV model in Kentucky, rather than move it to Mexico, in a decision overplayed by President-elect Donald Trump who claimed he had saved an entire plant from closure.

20/11/2016 06:55

Trump defends settlement in university fraud lawsuits

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President-elect Donald Trump said Saturday that he would pay $25 million to settle lawsuits over alleged fraud at Trump University because he is focused on leading the country, dismissing any hint of guilt.

20/11/2016 06:38

Facebook's Zuckerberg urges post-Trump world not to «disconnect»

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Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg called on world leaders Saturday to forge a more «connected» planet, something he said was under threat after Donald Trump's US election win and Britain's «Brexit» vote.

20/11/2016 06:35

Coldplay, Jay Z perform at India anti-poverty concert

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Nearly 80,000 people in India's financial capital Mumbai attended the Global Citizen Festival headlined by British rock band Coldplay Saturday as part of an anti-poverty campaign.

20/11/2016 06:31

Trump says Brady «totally innocent» in Deflategate

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It's no presidential pardon but Donald Trump says New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is an «honorable guy» and «totally innocent» in the Deflategate scandal that led to an NFL ban.

20/11/2016 06:27

French priest reveals IS child jihadist training

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Islamic State group may be teetering on the brink of collapse but the jihadists are creating an entire new generation of would-be terrorists, according to a book written by a French Catholic priest describing the daily lives of three young boys.

20/11/2016 06:18

Xi says US-China ties at «hinge moment»

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Presidents Barack Obama and Xi Jinping met for the final time Saturday, with the Chinese leader warning the period after Donald Trump's election is a «hinge moment» in relations between the two powers.

20/11/2016 06:11

Boys showed character: All Blacks coach Hansen

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World Champions New Zealand showed real character in rebounding from a shock defeat a fortnight ago to beat the same side Ireland 21-9 in Dublin on Saturday said coach Steve Hansen.

20/11/2016 06:02

After bloody year, Chicago looks to tougher gun laws

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On a recent evening on Chicago's southwest side, an all-too-familiar scene unfolds: within sight of the Windy City's iconic downtown high-rises, dozens of police officers swarm. A 21-year-old man has been shot outside his home.

20/11/2016 05:55

US Pentagon, intelligence urge NSA chief's removal

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The Defense Department and broader US government intelligence community have urged President Barack Obama to fire National Security Agency chief Admiral Michael Rogers, US media reported.

20/11/2016 05:50

Harden, bench spark Rockets over Jazz

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James Harden scored 31 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to power the Houston Rockets over the visiting Utah Jazz 111-102 on a busy Saturday in the NBA.

20/11/2016 05:50

Rowdy balls top Tinder for love in Australia's outback

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Pick-up trucks, cowboy boots and a 24-hour booze-fuelled party in the Outback: welcome to modern-day dating in Australia's bush, where swiping right is not an option.

20/11/2016 04:59

All Blacks in England boss Jones's sights

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Eddie Jones took a moment away from heaping praise on his England side for making light work of Fiji to aim a taunt at the All Blacks.

20/11/2016 04:14

Opioid abuse in Canada a «national health emergency»

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Deaths from opiate overdoses in Canada have become a «public health crisis» that could prompt the government to declare a national health emergency, the Canadian Health Minister said Friday.

20/11/2016 03:45

White House warns Syria, Russia on «heinous» bombings in Aleppo

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US National Security Advisor Susan Rice condemned «heinous» bombings of hospitals in rebel-held eastern Aleppo Saturday, warning the regime and its Russian backers they are responsible for immediate and long-term consequences.

20/11/2016 01:48

«Heroic» Italy stun Springboks in Florence

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Giovanbattista Venditti scored a crucial second-half try as «historic» Italy bounced back from an All Blacks mauling to score a first, 20-18 win over embattled South Africa on Saturday.

20/11/2016 01:41

UN «appalled» by Syria violence, urges Aleppo access

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Top UN officials said Saturday they were «appalled» by escalating violence in Syria, and urged immediate access to Aleppo, where government forces are waging a ferocious assault to retake rebel-held districts.

20/11/2016 01:23

Australia bring France down to earth in thriller

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Australia gave France a reality check on Saturday by claiming a third win in their November tour with a thrilling 25-23 victory in Paris.

20/11/2016 00:58

Toure at the double as Man City beat Palace

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Yaya Toure marked his first Premier League game of the season by scoring both of Manchester City's goals in a 2-1 win away to Crystal Palace on Saturday.

20/11/2016 00:16

Canada's Hughes stays in PGA lead despite stumble

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Canada's Mackenzie Hughes overcame a triple bogey to shoot a two-under-par 68 and keep a one-stroke lead after Saturday's windy third round of the US PGA Tour's RSM Classic.

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