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Lomachenko retains title as Rigondeaux quits after six

NEW YORK: Vasyl Lomachenko continued his meteoric rise up the boxing ladder, retaining his WBO junior lightweight title Saturday night after challenger Guillermo Rigondeaux quit on his stool after six rounds. The 29-year-old Lomachenko was awarded the victory when Rigondeaux elected not to come out for the seventh round in ...

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Indian trooper opens fire, kills four comrades

NEW DELHI: A paramilitary soldier has killed four of his comrades and injured another inside a camp in central India, an official said Sunday. The trooper turned his gun on his fellow soldiers at around 5:00 pm local time Saturday (1130 GMT) in Bijapur district of Chhattisgarh state. The constable ...

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Sri Lanka win toss, bowl against India in 1st ODI

DHARAMSALA: Sri Lanka skipper Thisara Perera won the toss and chose to bowl first in the opening one-day international against India in Dharamsala on Sunday. The visitors, who lost the three-Test series 1-0 last week, are looking for a winning start in the first of the three ODI games. “It ...

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Pakistan committed to its human rights responsibilities: PM

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has reiterated that Pakistan is fully alive to its national and international responsibilities to preserve the human rights. Pakistan stood resolute in upholding the core values and fundamental rights pertaining to the equality of all human beings, peaceful co-existence, respect for diversity and difference, ...

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Politics of sit-ins should now end

WAH CANTT: Senior Pakistan Musluim League-Nawaz leader Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan Saturday expressed his concern over growing protests and said the politics of ‘dharna’ (sit-ins) should now end to save the country turning in to a ‘banana republic’. Addressing a press conference at Kohistan Secretariat in Taxila, Nisar said all ...

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France bids emotional farewell to rocker Hallyday

PARIS: France paid an emotional farewell Saturday to Johnny Hallyday — the singer who taught the country how to rock — in a highly theatrical “people’s tribute” that brought Paris to a standstill. Hundreds of thousands of people lined the Champs Elysees to watch his white coffin, escorted by some ...

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Erdogan steps up attacks on ‘state of occupation’ Israel

ISTANBUL: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday described Israel as a “state of occupation” which used “terror” against the Palestinians, as he stepped up his criticism of the US recognition of Jerusalem as its capital. Erdogan has been bitterly opposed to the decision of US President Donald Trump to ...

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