27 May 2017
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05/05/2017 23:50

Hurdler Harrison tweets she broke hand before Doha win

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World record-holder Kendra Harrison tweeted Friday that her 100m hurdles victory at the Doha Diamond League meeting came with a broken hand.

05/05/2017 23:30

Boko Haram planning foreign kidnaps in NE Nigeria: US, UK

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Britain and the United States on Friday said Boko Haram was preparing to kidnap foreigners in remote northeast Nigeria, which is in the grip of a food crisis caused by the conflict.

05/05/2017 23:06

Tillerson discusses Syria with Russia's Lavrov

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US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson discussed the conflict in Syria with Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov on Friday, the State Department said.

05/05/2017 23:04

Hamilton tops UK sport's rich list, Ibrahimovic cashes in

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Formula One star Lewis Hamilton has cemented his position as the richest sportsman in the UK, while Manchester United forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic cashed in with a rise to second on the new Sunday Times Rich List.

05/05/2017 22:58

Macron team blasts 'massive hacking attack' on eve of vote

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The campaign team of French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron on Friday confirmed it had suffered a "massive and coordinated hacking attack" after internal documents were released online, slamming an attempt at "democratic destabilisation".

05/05/2017 22:34

Squire joins growing All Blacks injury list

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New Zealand's loose forward stocks have taken another hit ahead of the British and Irish Lions tour with Liam Squire expected to be sidelined for six weeks with a broken thumb.

05/05/2017 22:06

Looting ravages Venezuela, unrest death toll hits 36

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A young man died Friday after he was injured in violence as looting broke out in impoverished Venezuelan cities, an official said, bringing the toll from unrest in more than a month of anti-government protests to at least 36.

05/05/2017 22:01

Ariya outlasts Moriya in match play sibling duel

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World number three Ariya Jutanugarn had to go the distance to dispatch her elder sister Moriya 2 up on Friday in the second round of the LPGA Lorena Ochoa Match Play.

05/05/2017 21:59

Colombia court orders release of first general under peace deal

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A judge on Friday ordered the release of a Colombian army general from prison, the first case involving a top official to be reviewed by a court system set up by the government's peace deal with the FARC rebels.

05/05/2017 21:54

Kidnapped UN official to be freed, Colombia general says

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A UN official kidnapped in Colombia, allegedly by a renegade faction of FARC rebel, is just hours from being freed, military leaders here said on Friday.

05/05/2017 21:37

Lanzini leaves Spurs' title bid in tatters

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Manuel Lanzini left Tottenham's Premier League title challenge in tatters as the West Ham forward sealed a 1-0 win that put Chelsea within touching distance of being crowned champions.

05/05/2017 21:31

Poland EU row over ancient forest heats up

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Poland is ready to take a dispute with the European Union over logging in an ancient forest to the bloc's highest court, Environment Minister Jan Szyszko said Friday.

05/05/2017 21:25

Health care heads to US Senate, bitter fight expected

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With US Republicans relishing a win in the Obamacare repeal process, Democrats Friday girded for battle, warning that despite President Donald Trump's optimism, the health bill's fate is far from certain.

05/05/2017 21:18

Britain publishes long-awaited air pollution plan

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The British government published long-awaited plans to tackle air pollution on Friday, but campaigners condemned them as inadequate to tackle a growing public health concern.

05/05/2017 20:57

EgyptAir crash an accident, say French investigators

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No traces of explosives were found on the remains of French victims from an EgyptAir plane that crashed into the Mediterranean in May 2016, a source close to the French investigation told AFP on Friday.

05/05/2017 20:34

'Fake news' war stokes Venezuela's deadly crisis

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"President flees into exile... Opposition leader murdered... President appears dancing... Opposition leader says: 'I'm alive!'"

05/05/2017 20:30

Michelle Obama accidentally tweets phone number of ex-staffer

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The former US first lady, Michelle Obama, on Friday joined the ranks of the mere mortals prone to the odd social media slip-up, accidentally tweeting the cellphone number of an ex-White House staffer.

05/05/2017 20:01

Trump will work with «whoever» France elects as president

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US President Donald Trump will work with "whoever the people of France decide to elect" as their leader, his spokeswoman said Friday.

05/05/2017 19:50

EU official angers Hungary with 'anti-Semitism' charge

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Hungary told European Commission Vice President Frans Timmermans to quit on Friday after he was quoted suggesting Prime Minister Viktor Orban's animosity towards billionaire George Soros was driven by anti-Semitism.

05/05/2017 19:40

Pro-Kremlin media to sue France's Macron: official

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Russia's state-funded RT television and Sputnik news agency plan to sue French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron over accusations they mounted a smear campaign against him, the chief editor of RT and Sputnik, Margarita Simonyan said Friday.

05/05/2017 19:28

Kanye West exits social media

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Rap superstar Kanye West, long a prolific user of Twitter, has disappeared from social media after months of erratic behavior.

05/05/2017 19:14

O'Brien looks to Churchill to deliver record racing victory

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Legendary Irish trainer Aidan O'Brien can make another piece of history on Saturday if favourite Churchill wins the English 2000 Guineas to give him a record eighth victory in the mile classic.

05/05/2017 19:09

Former Mauritanian junta chief dies of heart attack

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Ely Ould Mohamed Vall, the former head of a military junta who ruled Mauritania from 2005 until 2007, died Friday of a heart attack while on holiday, his family and an official news agency said.

05/05/2017 18:45

Simbine surprises in Diamond League 100m opener

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South Africa's Akani Simbine surprised a world-class sprint field, including Justin Gatlin, Asafa Powell and Andre De Grasse to claim a season-opening 100m Diamond League victory on Friday.

05/05/2017 18:44

Former carpenter carves out stunning Giro cycling win

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If anyone needs a new kitchen installed, Giro d'Italia leader Lukas Postlberger can help out -- but only when he finishes the three-week Italian epic after carving out a sensational win on his race debut Friday.

05/05/2017 18:42

Former Burkina Faso president named UN Burundi envoy

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A former Burkina Faso president, Michel Kafando, has been appointed the new UN envoy for Burundi, where efforts to end a political crisis over President Pierre Nkurunziza's rule have stalled.

05/05/2017 18:28

Boko Haram attack in Chad kills nine troops, 40 jihadists: sources

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Nine Chadian soldiers were killed in a Boko Haram attack on an army post in the Lake Chad region on Friday, local and security sources told AFP.

05/05/2017 18:13

Brazil sacks indigenous agency chief after attack on tribe

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Brazil's government on Friday sacked the head of its agency handling indigenous issues, a week after 13 members of one tribe were wounded in a bloody attack by ranchers in a land dispute.

05/05/2017 18:09

Suspects in Uganda police murder claim they were tortured

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Thirteen men accused of involvement in the murder of high-ranking police officer Andrew Kaweesi and two aides appeared in court Friday, with some claiming they had been tortured while in detention.

05/05/2017 18:07

Turkey fires 100 more judges, prosecutors in anti-Gulen purge

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Turkey's judicial authorities on Friday announced the sacking of over 100 more judges and prosecutors deemed to be followers of the alleged mastermind of the July 15 failed coup, in a purge that shows no sign of letting up.

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