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Danish Kaneria admits spot-fixing after six years and apologises to Essex

Former Pakistan leg spinner Danish Kaneria admits to spot-fixing while at Essex, ending six years of denial.

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US Giving Saudis More Time to Finish Investigation into Missing Journalist

The U.S. appears willing to give Saudi Arabia a bit more time to finish its investigation into Turkish allegations that Saudi agents killed a U.S.-based journalist inside Riyadh's consulate in Istanbul. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, after meeting with Saudi and Turkish leaders this week, briefed President Donald Trump at the White House ...

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U.N. Syria Envoy, Staffan de Mistura, Announces Resignation

Mr. de Mistura, the United Nations chief negotiator for Syria, will be the third diplomat to leave the job since Syria’s grinding civil war began 7 ...

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Theresa May Plays for Time on Brexit, Amid Talk of an Extension

At a summit Mrs. May asked for help in reviving stalled exit talks, but offered little new. Negotiations now look likely to go down to the wire. /
The Download | August 17th: Georgia Police Chief defends Officer who twisted young Black boy arm + Officers identified in the death of Morehouse graduate, Chinedu Valentine Okobi

A Georgia Police chief is defending the officer who twisted the arm of a 12-year-old who was trying to sell his music CDs at a mall. Chief Michael ...

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Syria war: UN envoy Staffan de Mistura to step down

The diplomat, who has been in the job since 2014, cites personal reasons for his decision.

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Police chief defends officer caught on video twisting Black boy’s arm in mall video gone viral

  TheGrio has launched a special series called #BlackonBlue to examine the relationship between law enforcement and African-Americans. Our reporters and videographers will investigate police brutality and corruption while also exploring ...

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Pakistan Zainab murder: Imran Ali hanged for six-year-old's death

Imran Ali was sentenced to death for the rape and murder that sparked mass protests in January.

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Pompeo: Saudis Declined to Discuss Facts Surrounding Missing Journalist

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Wednesday that when he met with Saudi leaders they did not want to talk about any of the facts involving the disappearance of a U.S.-based Saudi journalist Turkish officials say was killed and dismembered by Saudi agents inside Riyadh's consulate in Istanbul, a charge denied by the Saudis. As he headed to ...

China admits locking up Uyghurs, defends crackdown as necessary

China has fiercely defended an escalating crackdown in the far western province of Xinjiang as necessary for security, claiming inmates of ...

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Trump Criticizes Condemnation of Saudi Arabia in Journalist's Disappearance

President Donald Trump criticized growing condemnation of Saudi Arabia and allegations it is behind the disappearance of a Saudi journalist, saying, ...

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Border Insecurity in Iran Amid Regime Crackdown on Minorities   

Armed conflict between Iranian security forces and separatist militants on the Iranian border is growing, as the government tightens its grip on the minority population.  With a population of more than 80 million people, Iran is predominantly ...

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US to Open Trade Talks With Britain, EU, Japan

The White House has announced plans to negotiate separate trade deals with Britain, the European Union and Japan. "We are committed to concluding these negotiations with timely and substantive results for American workers, farmers, ranchers and businesses," U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said Tuesday. He added that the White House ...

U.S. judge approves Elon Musk's $20 million settlement with SEC

Musk will step aside as Tesla's chairman for three years to settle charges that could have forced his exit from Tesla.

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Xinjiang top official defends Uighur 'internment camps'

Shohrat Zakir gave rare details about China's much-criticised "retraining" of Uighur Muslims.

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Pompeo in Riyadh, But No News About Missing Saudi Journalist's Fate

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with Saudi Arabia's King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Tuesday about the missing Saudi ...

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Invisible Irish Border Carries the Scars of a Fractured Past

The frontier between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland has become a major sticking point in talks about Britain’s exit from the European ...

China admits to locking up Uyghurs but defends Xinjiang crackdown

China has defended an escalating crackdown in the far western province of Xinjiang as necessary for security, claiming inmates of "re-education camps" are happier following their imprisonment.

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Sundar Pichai: Google 'exploring' censored China search app

The firm's CEO defends a possible return to China, a market Google abandoned over censorship concerns. /
Dave Chappelle defends his friendship with Kanye West: ‘That’s my brother. I love him. I support him’

In an interview with Van Jones, comedian Dave Chappelle retracted his previous statements about giving President Donald Trump a second chance and praising his love for his brother, Kanye West. The post Dave Chappelle defends his friendship with Kanye West: ‘That’s my brother. I love him. I support him’ appeared first on theGrio.

Angela Merkel's allies lose power in crushing Bavaria vote, exit poll shows

An exit poll from Bavaria's state election Sunday show the ruling Christian Social Union has lost support -- a showing that is likely to rattle ...

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Merkel's Bavaria ally CSU suffer 'massive losses'

The CSU loses ground but remains the largest party in state elections in southern Germany - exit polls.

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Africa Cup of Nations: SA coach Baxter defends team after record win

South Africa coach Stuart Baxter defends his team after press question the significance of their record 6-0 win over Seychelles in Nations Cup ...

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Pakistan's war on street crime: 'The police killed our precious daughter'

The Umer family have lived a nightmare but they are fighting to change what they say is a culture of impunity in Pakistan.

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Newly Freed Pastor Meets Trump

An American pastor, just after being freed by Turkey following two years in detention, knelt next to the U.S. president in the Oval Office on Saturday afternoon and prayed for Donald Trump to be given "supernatural wisdom." Andrew Brunson, an evangelical Christian, also expressed his appreciation for the strong pressure by the U.S. government on ...

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Taliban, US Agree to Sustain Direct Dialogue on Afghan Peace

The United States and the Taliban held a new round of direct talks this week in Qatar, where the two sides agreed to continue the dialogue process to promote a negotiated settlement to the 17-year-old war in Afghanistan. A Taliban spokesman, while announcing details of Friday’s meeting, the second in less than three months, said that U.S. ...

Hong Kong leader defends journalist's expulsion as FT says will appeal

The Financial Times says it will appeal the controversial refusal of a working visa to one of its journalists in Hong Kong, as the city's leader continued to refuse to explain her government's decision.

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