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Lewis Hamilton on French Grand Prix pole
Lewis Hamilton has beaten Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas to pole position at the French Grand Prix. The world champion was 0.286 seconds quicker than the Finn, whose title challenge is in danger of fizzling out before half way through the season. Bottas heads into the race 29 points behind Hamilton
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Shami’s hat-trick helps India beat Afghanistan; Kohli top scores
Mohammed Shami’s hat-trick denied Afghanistan a historic and shock World Cup victory over India in Southampton. India looked in danger of losing when Afghanistan struck a boundary off the first ball of the final over to move to within 12 runs of victory. However, Shami had Mohammad Nabi caught on
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Bruno Fernandes drawn to Manchester United move after identical wage offer from Tottenham
Bruno Fernandes is reportedly attracted to the ‘history and mystique’ of Manchester United after the Red Devils made an offer to the player’s agent. United have been heavily linked with a transfer move for the Sporting Lisbon star, who is also wanted by Tottenham as a replacement for wantaway midfielder
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Palestinians: Baptismal font discovered at Nativity Church
BETHLEHEM, West Bank (AP) — Palestinian officials say what they believe to be a new baptismal font has been discovered at the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem, allowing for more studies about Jesus’ traditional birthplace. Ziad al-Bandak, head of a Palestinian presidential committee leading the church renovation, said Saturday
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Freddie Mercury Sings ‘Time Waits for No One’ in Previously Unreleased Video (Watch)
Universal Music on Thursday dropped the video for a previously unreleased — and great — version of a song from the late and legendary Queen frontman Freddie Mercury, “Time Waits for No One.” The recording — which captures the singer in his full-voiced glory and is no flimsy posthumous release — languished in
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Russia and China Go War Against America. Here’s What Could Happen Next.
Washington beaten in battle? Could Beijing and Moscow coordinate a pair of crises that would drive two separate U.S. military responses? The United States discarded its oft-misunderstood “two war” doctrine, intended as a template for providing the means to fight two regional wars simultaneously, late last decade. Designed to deter North Korea
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Strait of Hormuz: key waterway under pressure
Paris (AFP) – The Strait of Hormuz, located in the area where Iran shot down a US military drone, is a strategically important waterway for the world’s oil transits, which lies at the heart of regional tensions. Iran warned on Friday it would “decisively defend its territory” against eventual US
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Cocaine haul from ship grows, arrests now stand at 6
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Federal authorities have upped the amount of cocaine they seized from a ship at the Philadelphia port to more than 35,000 pounds, or 15,876 kilograms, making it the largest cocaine haul in the history of U.S. Customs, authorities said Friday. They put the street value of the
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Why Have There Been So Many UFO Sightings Near Nuclear Facilities?
It started in the 1940s, near A-bomb development sites. More recently, something has been stalking nuclear carrier strike groups. Why are so many UFOs being reported near nuclear facilities—and why isn’t there more urgency on the part of the government to assess their potential national-security threat? Those are questions being
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Confusion over whether Trump was bluffing with an aborted military strike is compounded by political intrigues inside the West Wing and the president’s own ambivalence over the wisdom of going to war. n Friday morning, Donald Trump sought to explain away his stunning decision the night before to order a military strike
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