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'Two-bit' EU 'mobsters': How UK tabloids cover the Brexit debate

Many of Britain's papers, especially tabloids are stoking the political flames and pushing their pro-Leave agendas.

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'Two-bit' EU 'mobsters': How UK tabloids cover the Brexit debate

Many of Britain's papers, especially tabloids are stoking the political flames and pushing their pro-Leave agendas.

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Premier League: Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho runs out of patience after Alexis Sanchez's wretched start to season

Manchester United believed they were closing the gap on "noisy neighbours" Manchester City when they beat the Premier League champions to the signature of Alexis Sanchez just nine months ago.

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Bundesliga: Fit-again Alfred Finnbogason scores hat-trick on return to guide Augsburg past Freiburg; Eintracht Frankfurt win

Iceland international Alfred Finnbogason marked his return from injury with a hat-trick as Augsburg eased to a 4-1 win over Freiburg in the Bundesliga on Sunday.

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Pro Kabaddi League 2018: Dabang Delhi's bid for redemption will be fuelled by fallen stars' need to prove a point

Dabang Delhi have it all to prove, so do their players. The owners will hope the hurt of this common grievance will fuel their big to redemption.

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Batumi Chess Olympiad 2018: Viswanathan Anand survives scare as India hold Russia, women share points with USA

Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand helped Indian men hold second seeds Russia to a draw in the sixth round of the 43rd Chess Olympiad on Sunday.

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Shenzhen Open: Japan's Yoshihito Nishioka beats Pierre-Hugues Herbert to win first ATP World Tour singles title of career

Japan's Yoshihito Nishioka beat Frenchman Pierre-Hugues Herbert 7-5 2-6 6-4 in the final of the Shenzhen Open in China on Sunday to win the first ATP World Tour singles title of his career.

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Ligue 1: Lille stun Marseille to move up to second place; Montpellier cruise past local rivals Nimes

Jonathan Bamba hit a second-half penalty and struck at the death as Lille stunned Marseille 3-0 on Sunday to move up to second place in France's Ligue 1.

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Serie A: Suso ends goal drought as AC Milan thwart Sassuolo 4-1; Fiorentina beat Atalanta to move third

Spanish midfielder Suso scored a brace to end his Serie A goal drought as AC Milan got back winning after three consecutive draws with a 4-1 success which thwarted Sassuolo's bid to go second

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British Open champion Francesco Molinari stars to help Team Europe beat favourites USA and clinch Ryder Cup

Europe recaptured the Ryder Cup, holding off a dramatic United States fightback to complete an upset victory with Francesco Molinari clinching the outcome.

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Russian Grand Prix: Lewis Hamilton increases lead in driver's world championship to 50 points with win in Sochi

Lewis Hamilton increased his lead in this year's drivers' world championship to 50 points when he claimed an accomplished victory, aided by Mercedes team tactics, in Sunday's Russian Grand Prix.

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ISL 2018-19: Miku's lone strike helps Bengaluru FC beat defending champions Chennaiyin in replay of last year's final

In what was a repeat of last season's final at the same venue, Miku's 41st-minute strike was enough for Bengaluru to overcome the visitors' challenge.

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Lakshmi Vilas Bank to raise around Rs 2,000 cr via preference shares sale; appoints JP Morgan

Lakshmi Vilas Bank has also set a target of Rs 800 crore to Rs 1,000 crore through recoveries from defaulters.

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Chengdu Open: Bernard Tomic beats Fabio Fognini in thrilling final to win first title in three years

Tomic defeated top seed Fabio Fognini 6-1, 3-6, 7-6 (7) in a thrilling three-setter in southwest China, where he was a qualifier.

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Do not privatise Pawan Hans, merge it with Hindustan Aeronautics, urges Union to govt

The merger of the two entities, in fact, would lead to a better ecosystem and strengthen the country's civil and defence aviation industries, it said.

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Russian Grand Prix: Lewis Hamilton not proud of win after Mercedes team orders Valtteri Bottas to allow Briton to overtake

Lewis Hamilton made it clear that he did not ask for any assistance from Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas.

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Coal India to undertake 'challenge' of 700 mn tonne output target for FY'20; to look at changing safety policy

Coal India had envisaged an output of 630 million tonne for the current fiscal, but later revised it to 652 million tonne as an aspirational target.

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Russian Grand Prix: Sebastian Vettel admits he didn't see Lewis Hamilton in rear-view mirrors during mid-race battle

Sebastian Vettel was accused of performing a double-defensive move by Lewis Hamilton as he blocked the Mercedes driver to stop him passing.

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Fuel prices up across metros: Petrol crosses 91-mark at Rs 91.08 per litre in Mumbai; diesel inches to Rs 80-mark

Petrol prices have crossed Rs 90 a litre in many states while diesel is selling at over Rs 80 a litre, due to high VAT rates that states charge on these items.

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Hockey India announce 48-member probables list for women's national camp

Hockey India's core probables list that includes members from the recent 18th Asian Games silver medal-winning team, also features top performers from this year's National Championships.

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Cash-strapped IL&FS wins shareholder approval for restructuring plan; Alvarez & Marshal to chalk out revival strategy

IL&FS group has lined up a plan to divest as many as 24 projects to raise around Rs 30,000 crore and pare its mount of debt, which as of the June quarter stood at over Rs 91,000 crore, of which over Rs 57,000 crore is from state-run banks.

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China Open: Simona Halep worried after back injury forces her out; defending champion Caroline Garcia survives scare

Simona Halep never looked comfortable against Tunisian qualifier Ons Jabeur, losing the opening set of their first-round match 6-1 before calling it quits.

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Air India to deploy 'Jumbo' jet on Mumbai, Kolkata routes in Oct-Nov; move to meet demand during festive season

Generally, these four-engine planes of Air India are operated on international routes as well as for ferrying VVIPs.

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Pro Kabaddi League 2018: With improved defence, Telugu Titans look to make Rahul Chaudhari's heroics count

It will be no surprise to see Rahul Chaudhari on top of the scoring charts again this season, but the onus is now on the Telugu Titans to make their captain's efforts count.

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LPG cylinder gets costlier: Price hiked by Rs 2.71 to Rs 502.40; non-subsidised rate raised by Rs 59

Oil firms revise LPG price on 1st of every month based on average benchmark rate and foreign exchange rate in the previous month.

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Gurpreet Singh Sandhu wants India to play friendlies against 'good teams' ahead of 2019 AFC Asian Cup

Speaking on India football captain Sunil Chhetri , Gurpreet Singh Sandhu said he wants the striker to play as long as he plays

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DoT likely to approach Cabinet for 4G spectrum to state-run BSNL, MTNL in November; survival tough without it, says minister

BSNL has pan-India operations except in Delhi and Mumbai, while MTNL provides services in Delhi and Mumbai circles.

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India's Deepika Kumari beats Lisa Unruh to win bronze medal in Archery World Cup Finals

India's Deepika Kumari held her nerves in an intriguing play-off to down Lisa Unruh and win the bronze medal in the Archery World Cup Finals on Sunday.

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Germany's Thyssenkrupp ends leadership vacuum, paves way for split

By Christoph Steitz and Tom Kckenhoff ESSEN/DUESSELDORF (Reuters) - Thyssenkrupp acted to end its leadership and strategy crisis on Sunday, as its supervisory board filled its two top management posts and approved plans to split the German conglomerate in two. The move follows months of turmoil at the elevators-to-submarines group, including a profit warning and pressure from activist shareholders Cevian and Elliott, and paves the way for the company's largest restructuring in decades

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China Open: Top seed Juan Martin del Potro savouring 'best moments' of career after injury hell

Juan Martin Del Potro is the favourite in Beijing with reigning champion Rafael Nadal out injured and Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer also absent.

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ECB's Coeure expects another year of interest rate stability: Tagesspiegel

BERLIN (Reuters) - The European Central Bank (ECB) expects interest rates to stay at their current level through the summer of next year and the scaling back of economic stimulus measures to be gradual, board member Benoit Coeure told Germany's Taggespiegel.

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NAFTA talks run up against deadline; U.S. tariffs remain tough issue

By David Ljunggren OTTAWA (Reuters) - With little time left ahead of a deadline to agree to a renewed NAFTA, Canadian and U.S. trade officials on Sunday tried to settle differences on tough issues such as protection against American tariffs.

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Thyssenkrupp board backs split, confirms Kerkhoff as CEO

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Thyssenkrupp said on Sunday that its supervisory board had unanimously approved plans to split the conglomerate in two, paving the way for the group's largest restructuring in decades. Approval for the move, first announced on Thursday, was widely expected after the company's two largest shareholders - the Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach foundation and Cevian - and labour representatives expressed their support

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China central bank says will maintain ample liquidity as trade row threatens economy

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's central bank pledged to maintain its "prudent and neutral" monetary policy and to use multiple tools to keep liquidity ample, as the world's second-biggest economy comes under increasing pressure from a heated trade dispute with the United States. On its website following a quarterly meeting of its monetary policy committee, the People's Bank of China (PBOC) said on Saturday it will fine tune monetary policy in a pre-emptive way and control the pace of deleveraging.

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Canada, US reach deal to save NAFTA; agreement will boost American access to Canadian dairy market

The United States and Canada reached a deal on Sunday to salvage NAFTA as a trilateral pact with Mexico, beating a midnight deadline with agreements to substantially boost American access to Canada's dairy market and protect Canada from possible US auto tariffs, sources with direct knowledge of the talks said.

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Brett Kavanaugh appointment row: White House denies 'micromanaging' FBI investigation of Supreme Court nominee

Both The New York Times and NBC News have cited multiple sources as saying the White House was limiting the witnesses the FBI could question during a one-week background check.

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Two dead, 120 injured as Typhoon Trami hits flood-battered Japan; storm's aftermath brings chaos to travel in Tokyo

The typhoon sparked travel disruption in the world's third-biggest economy on Sunday, with bullet train services suspended, more than 1,000 flights cancelled and Tokyo's evening train services scrapped.

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Donald Trump says India demanding trade deal to avoid US' tariffs on Indian products despite America's 'tough stance' on issue

US President Donald Trump on Saturday said that India wants to have a trade deal with the US because it does not want him to impose tariffs on their products.

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Saudi Crown Prince arrives in Kuwait for talks

By Ahmed Hagagy KUWAIT (Reuters) - Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman arrived in Kuwait on Sunday, state media reported, amid expectation that he will discuss oil supplies and a Kuwaiti mediation effort to resolve Saudi Arabia's conflict with Qatar. Prince Mohammed will hold talks with Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah, state news agency KUNA reported. The Saudi prince is expected to discuss the resumption of oil output from a neutral zone which Saudi Arabia shares with Kuwait, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters

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Iran foreign minister blasts Trump officials over consulate closure

By Jan Wolfe (Reuters) - Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Sunday denied that his country was responsible for increased threats against a U.S. consulate in the Iraqi city of Basra.

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Egyptian court orders retrial of Muslim Brotherhood leader

CAIRO (Reuters) - An Egyptian court has ordered a retrial of the Muslim Brotherhood's leader Mohamed Badie and other senior figures from the banned group starting on Oct. 7, judicial sources and state news agency MENA said on Sunday. The retrial relates to a case in which Badie and 13 others were handed life sentences in 2015 over violence between Brotherhood supporters and opponents near the group's headquarters in the days before and after Mohamed Mursi was deposed as president

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Three people missing as cyclone brings flash floods in Greece

ATHENS (Reuters) - Three people were reported missing in Greece on Sunday after swirling winds and torrential rain brought flash floods in several parts of the country. A rare type of tropical storm known as a Medicane began on Saturday and has so far mostly affected areas on the island of Evia, east of mainland Greece, and the southern Peloponnese peninsula. State TV said that a young man and a middle-aged couple were missing in Evia.

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Prince William visits British troops in Kenya, trains with them

NANYUKI, Kenya(Reuters) - Prince William visited British troops in Kenya on Sunday, participating in a training exercise north of the capital Nairobi. The second in the line to the throne - who served in the British military from 2006-2013 ending his career as a Royal Air Force rescue helicopter pilot - visited in combat fatigues in his role as Colonel General of the Irish Guards, a British Army infantry unit. He joined more than 100 soldiers in the bush for military drills.

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Indonesia mourns as death toll from quake jumps to 832

PALU, Indonesia (Reuters) - The toll from an earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia soared to 832 confirmed dead on Sunday, with authorities fearing the numbers will climb as rescuers grappled to get aid to outlying communities cut off from communications and help. Dozens of people were reported to be trapped in the rubble of several hotels and a mall in the city of Palu, on Sulawesi island, which was hit by waves as high as six metres (20 feet) following the 7.5 magnitude earthquake on Friday. A woman was pulled alive from the debris of the city's Roa Roa Hotel, where up to 60 people were believed trapped.

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Brazilian women lead nationwide protests against far-right presidential candidate Bolsonaro

By Gram Slattery and Gabriel Stargardter SAO PAULO/RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of people took to the streets of Brazil's major cities on Saturday in women-led protests against far-right presidential front-runner Jair Bolsonaro, who flew home after weeks in hospital recovering from a near-fatal stab wound.

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Classmates mourn boy shot dead by Israeli troops in Gaza border

KHAN YOUNIS, Gaza Strip (Reuters) - The school friends of Nassir al-Mosabeh sat tearfully in their classroom in Khan Younis on Sunday and mourned their 12-year-old friend who was killed in a protest on the Gaza-Israel border.

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Kurdish PUK party says it will not recognise poll result

By Ahmed Aboulenein and Raya Jalabi ERBIL/SULAIMANIYA, Iraq (Reuters) - One of the dominant Kurdish parties in northern Iraq said it would not recognise the results of Sunday's parliamentary election, injecting political uncertainty into a region still demoralised by a failed independence bid. The Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) said its decision to ignore the results, which have yet to be announced, was based on what it described as fraud in the voting process.

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EU disrespect to May 'beyond the pale', says UK trade minister

BIRMINGHAM, England (Reuters) - The European Union's "taunting" of Prime Minister Theresa May at a summit in Salzburg this month was "beyond the pale", British trade minister Liam Fox said on Sunday. EU leaders rejected May's so-called Chequers Brexit proposals at the summit in Austria, saying she needed to give ground on trade and customs arrangements for the UK border with Ireland.

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White House says not 'micromanaging' FBI probe of Kavanaugh

By Doina Chiacu and Jan Wolfe WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The FBI is free to investigate any sexual misconduct allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh that it deems credible, two White House spokeswomen said on Sunday, rebuffing reports that the administration has tried to limit the probe.

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Four charged with Slovak reporter's murder ordered held pending trial

BRATISLAVA (Reuters) - A Slovak court on Sunday ordered four people jailed until their trial for the murder of investigative reporter Jan Kuciak and his fiancee, a state prosecutor said.

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After India's remarks at UNGA, Pakistan calls RSS centres 'breeding ground of terror', Adityanath 'Hindu extremist'

Saad Warraich, Pakistan's envoy to the United Nations, said, "The breeding ground of terrorism in our region is the RSS centres of fascism."

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Donald Trump says FBI has 'free rein' to investigate sexual misconduct charges against Brett Kavanaugh

Donald Trump ordered the FBI on Friday to reopen Brett Kavanaugh's background investigation after several women accused the US Supreme Court Nominee of sexual misconduct.

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Asim Munir expected to be new ISI chief; Pakistan army chief Qamar Javed Bajwa approves promotions of six generals

Lt Gen Asim Munir is expected to be the new chief of Pakistan's powerful spy agency ISI after its current boss, Lt Gen Naveed Mukhtar, retires on Monday.

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Indonesia earthquake: Authorities announce mass burial to avoid spread of disease, toll could reach thousands

Indonesia president Joko Widodo visited the region on Sunday afternoon, urging a "day and night" effort to save all those who can be saved.

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Indonesia earthquake: Air traffic controller dies after refusing to leave tower to ensure a safe takeoff; hailed as hero

AirNav Indonesia spokesman Yohanes Harry Sirait said, "When the quake happened, Agung was giving clearance to Batik Air to take off and waited for the plane to be safely airborne before finally leaving the ATC cabin tower."

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'Baseless allegations': Pakistan media reacts to Sushma Swaraj's UNGA statement, claims Mehmood Qureshi 'exposed India'

A day after Sushma Swaraj rebuked Pakistan for spreading terrorism in India at the UN, media outlets across the border gave prominent coverage to her statement.

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Second India-WI ODI may move to Baroda

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The vexed issue of complimentary tickets is set to rob cricket fans in Indore of a chance to watch the second ODI between India and the West Indies, scheduled to be held on October 24.

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US, Mexico, Canada agree on new trade pact to replace NAFTA

The new pact replaces the 25-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement, which Trump had threatened to cancel.

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US, Mexico, Canada agree on new trade pact to replace NAFTA

The new pact replaces the 25-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement, which Trump had threatened to cancel.

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Meet the 'unfamiliar' West Indians facing India 'Test'

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It’s a sad climb down from the days when the Caribbean Kings’ arrival would bring in a sense of excitement for the fans and leave the Indian cricketers nervous given their invincibility.

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City's Sane has chance to show what Germany missed

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Manchester City travel to Hoffenheim on Tuesday desperately needing a win to kickstart a Champions League campaign that began with a shock 2-1 defeat to Lyon for the competition favourites.

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Hingis announces pregnancy on 38th birthday

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Former world number one Martina Hingis marked her 38th birthday on Sunday by announcing she is expecting a baby.

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Bhajji slams selectors over Rohit’s Test omission

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India off-spinner Harbhajan Singh took to Twitter and expressed surprise at the selectors' decision to not include in-form Rohit Sharma for the upcoming Test series against the West Indies.

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AC Milan rekindle campaign with win over Sassuolo

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Spanish midfielder Suso scored a brace to end his Serie A goal drought as AC Milan got back winning after three consecutive draws with a 4-1 success which thwarted Sassuolo's bid to go second in Serie A on Sunday.

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'Machinari' makes European Ryder Cup history

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Francesco Molinari finished off a memorable weekend by becoming the first European player to win all five of his matches at a Ryder Cup on Sunday.

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AFC U-16: India face S Korea, WC berth at stake

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India face South Korea in the quarterfinals of the AFC U-16 Championship in Kuala Lumpur on Monday with a FIFA U-17 World Cup place at stake. But despite what the team has done, there are already doubters.

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How Dhoni’s pep talk helped Siraj earn Test call-up

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Chase your dreams and they will come true. That motto is pretty apt for India fast bowler Mohammed Siraj who is living his dream right now. Siraj on Saturday was rewarded with his maiden India Test call-up for the upcoming two-match series against the West Indies on Saturday. He was picked after an impressive outing with India A in the recently-concluded quadrangular series featuring Australia A and South Africa A.

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Dropped for WI Tests, Nair’s case baffles experts

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The Karnataka youngster was benched for all the five Tests in England, with Hanuma Vihari being played ahead of him, even though Nair was a part of the touring party. On Saturday, he was dropped from the squad for the two-Test series against the West Indies at home.

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Are injured Indian cricketers avoiding NCA?

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TOI went figuring how post-injury rehabs were being handled on part of the Indian cricket board and it turns out most cricketers have clearly been averse to taking the flight to Bangalore – where the NCA is based out of.

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Chinese President Xi Jinping's anti-corruption drive a huge success, says new b...

Several high-profile Communist Party of China leaders have been investigated and removed, which have led critics to say that the anti-corruption drive is a weapon in Xi Jinping’s hand to tackle intra-party rivals and consolidate his grip on power.

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Money and muscle: India ahead in Asia as World Cup looms

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Even without batting star and regular captain Virat Kohli, India powered their way to the Asia Cup title in Dubai, outlasting Bangladesh by three wickets off the last ball in the final.