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Infantino hails VAR system at Confed Cup

In an answer which lasted almost nine minutes, Mutko, who is also head of the Russian Football Union (RFU), repeated previous denials concerning alleged doping in Russian football. "We are seeing a lot of news on speculations, but here are a few facts". Federation Internationale de Football Association president Gianni Infantino, sitting alongside Mutko, said Russian players were regularly tested in worldwide competition and results always came up negative. Read More »

Qatar to reject demands from Gulf states, says FM

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Last Saturday, Qatar announced it had received a 13-point list of demands by four countries leading the blockade - Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the U.A.E. and Bahrain. He said that Qatar will place itself in a mutually disadvantageous position if they decide to cut the pipeline that provides Dubai with 40 per cent of its gas. Read More »

Sandy Leon catching on Saturday for Boston

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He's 2-0 with 24 strikeouts in 15 scoreless innings against the Blue Jays this season, beating them twice in Canada. The Red Sox have some great hitters this year. The Red Sox stole three bases, with Deven Marrero and Betts executing a double steal in the second. The previous high had been 31 leadoff homers in May of last season. Read More »

USA top court backs church in major religious rights case

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Justices have also reversed the Arkansas Supreme Court's decision not to allow same sex couples to list their names on the birth certificate of their children. They can be restricted, however, based on how those funds would be used. The case will be decided by a Supreme Court that now includes Colorado Judge Neil Gorsuch. Read More »

Pentagon delays opening military to transgender recruits

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Last year, then-Defense Secretary Ash Carter cited a study by the RAND Corporation saying there were about 2,500 transgender active-duty service members and 1,500 reserve transgender service members. Meanwhile, contrary to his predecessor, President Donald Trump has done away with recent precedent by not recognising June as LGBT Pride Month. A service member who is able to be open and honest about their gender identity and receive appropriate care is more productive and focused on the mission. Read More »

Chile beats Portugal in Confederations Cup semifinal

Alexis Sanchez scored the third penalty for Chile and yet again, Bravo saved a Portugal penalty kick - this time taken by Nani - to send Chile to the final. And he patted it gently to Bravo. Claudio was wonderful, the players who scored their penalties were unbelievable and I think we deserve to be in the final. Read More »

Blake Griffin signs five-year, max deal with the Clippers

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Even if his high-flying athleticism isn't what it once was, he just averaged 21.6 points, 8.1 rebounds and 4.9 assists per game last season. According to The Vertical , sources within the National Basketball Association said the five-time All-Star Griffin reached the agreement when he met Clippers ownership and front office on Friday (Saturday, Manila time). Read More »

Governor Walker Meets with South Korean President Moon

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Before Friday's talks at the White House, Moon laid a wreath at the Korean War Memorial monument near the Washington Mall. US' toughened its stance after they realised China's inability to deter North Korea leader Kim Jong-Un. Trump said the gas deal will help bring his country's trade deficit down, adding South Korea was giving big defense and equipment deals to the United States. Read More »

Indian troops kill two protesters including one woman in IHK

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The troops killed the youth Bashir Ahmed Wani alias Bashir Lashkari and Azad Malik during a violent cordon and search operation. "The militants are using them as human shields", he said. The anti-India protests and clashes have persisted despite the Indian army chief warning recently that "tough action" would be taken against stone throwers during counterinsurgency operations. Read More »

Kim, Kang tied for lead at Women's PGA Championship

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Choi fired a three-under par 67 while Kang shot 68 to leave both on 10-under 203 after 54 holes at Olympia Fields near Chicago in the second major tournament of the LPGA season. "I just felt a little bit out of it yesterday", said Thompson. "So if I don't acknowledge it, it will just go away". "I have trust in my own game". Read More »

Atletico tie down Saul Niguez

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Atletico Madrid's Spain midfielder Saul Niguez has signed a new contract that will tie him to the club for nearly a further decade. "I will work as always to repay the trust the club has shown in me on the field". Last season he played 53 matches and scored another nine goals, being already a fundamental part of coach Diego Simeone's plan. Speaking on his new contract the Spaniard expressed his delight saying that "there is no better place to be". Read More »

Jab Harry Met Sejal

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After showing attractive locations of India through his films - Jab We Met and Highway , Imtiaz Ali now will show Harry and Sejal's journey in the lovely landscape of Europe. In this mini trail, the way Anushka bobs her head to the music, the way she talks to Harry and the way she can't catch the keys - basically everything about Sejal is amusing and attractive. Read More »

Body of missing South Pasadena boy found in Santa Barbara County

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L.A. County Sheriff's spokeswoman Nicole Nishida said the remains were found Friday in the Lake Cachuma area, No other details were immediately released. The couple is in the midst of a divorce. Andressian Sr., was found the morning of April 22 unconscious near his parked auto at the Arroyo Park in South Pasadena. Read More »

J&K: Top LeT commander Bashir Lashkari, his aide killed in Anantnag encounter

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Two people, including a 44-year-old woman, who tried to rescue the terrorists by disrupting the operation, were also killed in retaliatory gunfire by security forces. Officials said protests by locals, including women and children, boiled down into clashes during which protesters pelted stones at the forces in an attempt to break the cordon around the house where the suspected militants were holed up. Read More »

Trump's EPA chief met with chemical CEO before dropping pesticide ban

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The encounter was disclosed only after several FOIA requests prompted the EPA to release Pruitt's meeting schedule. Sen. Udall urged the EPA to act immediately to stop use of chlorpyrifos , writing: "Delay will only result in additional and unnecessary exposures by farm workers and children who continue to have chlorpyrifos experimented on them while the rest of the scientific community has determined there is reasonable cause for danger". Read More »

California AG Responds To Mayor Gray's Letter About Travel Ban

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Last week, Democratic Attorney General Xavier Becerra (hahv-YEHR' beh-SEH'-rah) added Texas, Alabama, South Dakota and Kentucky to the list of places where state employee travel is restricted in response to what he considers laws that discriminate against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. Read More »

Prince Charles, Camilla visit CFB Trenton

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During their time at the base Charles will attend a reception where his Prince's Charities Canada will showcase the work of Operation Entrepreneur, a programme which helps veterans set up their own businesses. Later in the day, they plan to visit a local winery and investigate the local food movement in Wellington, Ont. Prince Charles and Camilla were filmed struggling to hide their grins at the recital. Read More »

In new health care stance, Warren says Obamacare isn't enough

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Jim McGovern and run for state representative - losing both times - now sits on the Republican state committee. A few moments later, he made her wildest dreams come true. Brian Williams said on NBC Nightly News in 2009, "Health care reform is aimed at helping the millions of Americans with no insurance". "You're a lying, self-serving liberal phony who is totally unqualified to serve the American people". Read More »

Severe Weather Risk — FIRST ALERT Friday

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The storms will move into Southeast Oklahoma and Southwest Arkansas late Friday night or very early Saturday . NOAA's Storm Prediction Center has placed parts of north and central Alabama under a slight risk of severe weather for Saturday . Read More »

China offers more aid for Philippine anti-terror fight

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Bishop Felixberto Calang of the Philippine Independent Church and the main convener of the Sowing said: "We affirm our earlier pronouncement that the declaration of Martial Law adversely impacts on the peace process". "While you are there, it's a roller coaster", Duterte said in an interview with reporters after accepting China's military equipment donation in Clark, Pampanga, last Wednesday. Read More »

Man Charged With Kidnapping Chinese Scholar Authorities Believe is Dead

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CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) - The FBI has located the auto that a missing Chinese scholar studying at the University of IL was last seen getting into earlier this month, the FBI said Tuesday. "This is a senseless and devastating loss of a promising young woman and a member of our community", Jones said. Investigators later determined the vehicle in the video had a sunroof and cracked hubcap, like Christensen's auto, according to the affidavit. Read More »

GST Rollout: Congress boycotted the launch at the last minute, claims BJP

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Similarly, In its recent statement to Business Today, Nokia said , "The Nokia 6 and the Nokia 5 prices already take into account the GST tax rates". In fact, many new buyers have been confused about the new pricing and tax rates for various products , especially smartphone segment. To make citizens, traders, tax consultants and different professionals aware about the GST , the Goods and Services Tax department on Saturday organised a seminar at which they addressed their queries. Read More »

India makes fresh request to Pakistan for consular access to Jadav

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The two countries exchange details of the nationals in their respective jails twice a year - on 1 Jan and 1 July - under a counselor agreement signed between the two countries in 2008. The ICJ on May 18 had restrained Pakistan from executing Jadhav . India has also sought access to Hamid Nehal Ansari, a resident of Mumbai who was caught for illegally entering Pakistan from Afghanistan in 2012. Read More »

World leaders gather to honour Kohl

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EU Parliament President Antonio Tajani said Kohl deserved "a place of honor in the European pantheon" for unhesitatingly extending the hand of friendship to fledgling democracies in Eastern Europe following the fall of the Iron Curtain. East Germany's collapse paved the way to power for Merkel, an East Berlin physicist who joined the Christian Democrats and was recruited by Kohl for his post-unity cabinet. Read More »

A wet start to July overnight, but some sun by this afternoon

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Highs are going to be lower-90's on Saturday then mid-90's on Sunday with "feels-like" temperature near 102. Some of the storms could be severe. Thursday will be partly sunny with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. South wind 7 to 15 miles per hour. The combination of steep mid-level lapse rates (9 C/km) and surface dewpoints in the mid-50s to lower-60s have yielded most-unstable CAPE values on the order of 2000-3000 J/kg. Read More »

Oil tanker flips and explodes, killing over 100 in Pakistan

The tanker exploded after fuel leaking from its damaged container caught fire. The president prayed for the eternal peace of the departed souls and expressed heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families. The leaking fuel was even flowing along the highway in the fields. "People were collecting oil in bottles, cans and household utensils". A general view of the scene of an oil tanker explosion in Bahawalpur , Pakistan June 25, 2017 . Read More »

Democratic Rep. Filemon Vela: Pelosi 'doesn't help our candidates'

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But who knows what might happen by next week, much less next year? "I think you'd have to be an idiot to think we could win the House with Pelosi at the top", Vela said . Back in November , she was elected for an eighth term as majority leader, but her main rival, Representative Tim Ryan of OH, received 63 of 197 votes cast. Read More »