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Iran warns of response if security threatened after ship attack – TV

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The Mercer Street, a Japanese-owned Liberian-flagged tanker managed by Israeli-owned Zodiac Maritime that was attacked off Oman coast as seen in Cape Town, South Africa, December 31, 2015 in this picture obtained from ship tracker website, MarineTraffic.com. Picture taken December 31, 2015. Johan Victor/Handout via REUTERS/File Photo DUBAI, Aug 2......

Athletics-Jackson out of 200m after rookie heats blunder

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TOKYO, Aug 2 (Reuters) – Jamaica’s Shericka Jackson will not be able to add to her bronze from the 100 metres after a terrible error in the heats of the 200 on Monday, where she eased up too much and was overhauled on the line to finish fourth. Jackson, third-fastest......

Colombia ex-army chief will be charged over extrajudicial killings

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BOGOTA, Aug 1 (Reuters) – Colombia’s attorney general’s office will charge former army commander General Mario Montoya for responsibility of 104 extrajudicial executions, as part of the “false positives” scandal, it said on Sunday. The false positives took place between 2002 and 2008, during the term of ex-President Alvaro Uribe,......

Boxing-A French sit-in and Ghanaian medal in action-packed day

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Tokyo 2020 Olympics – Boxing – Men’s Featherweight – Quarterfinal – KKG – Kokugikan Arena – Tokyo, Japan – August 1, 2021. Samuel Takyi of Ghana in action against Ceiber Avila of Colombia REUTERS/Yara Nardi TOKYO, Aug 1 (Reuters) – A dramatic day of action before the gold-medal bouts start......

Tennis-Australia deserved mixed doubles bronze: Barty

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TOKYO, Aug 1 (Reuters) – Australia were handed an automatic bronze in the mixed doubles after world number one Novak Djokovic withdrew because of injury but Ash Barty said on Sunday they fully deserved the medal after playing “incredible” tennis this week. Serbian Djokovic had partnered with Nina Stojanovic for......

Jamaica sweep 100m podium, Djokovic leaves with nothing

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Thompson-Herah blazes to 100m gold Biles could still compete in floor and beam Ledecky and Dressel surge in swimming Nigerian sprinter Okagbare fails drug test TOKYO, July 31 (Reuters) – Jamaican sprinter Elaine Thompson-Herah blazed to 100 metres gold on Saturday, becoming the fastest woman alive as she denied compatriot......

Tennis-No medal for injured Djokovic for third straight Games

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Tokyo 2020 Olympics – Tennis – Mixed Doubles – Semifinal – Ariake Tennis Park, Tokyo, Japan – July 30, 2021. Nina Stojanovic of Serbia and Novak Djokovic of Serbia arrive ahead of their semifinal match against Aslan Karatsev of the Russian Olympic Committee and Elena Vesnina of the Russian Olympic......

Basketball-Nigeria’s Metu blasts government for lack of support at Games

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Tokyo 2020 Olympics – Basketball – Men – Group B – Italy v Nigeria – Saitama Super Arena, Saitama, Japan – July 31, 2021. Chimezie Metu of Nigeria in action at the rim with Nicolo Mannion of Italy REUTERS/Brian Snyder SAITAMA, July 31 (Reuters) – Nigerian basketball player Chimezie Metu......

In one-two punch to Trump, Justice Dept OK’s release of taxes, memo

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U.S. seeks to block Texas order curbing migrants’ entry

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Security stand guard at the headquarters of the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) in Washington, D.C., U.S., May 10, 2021. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly WASHINGTON, July 30 (Reuters) – The U.S. Justice Department on Friday sued Texas and its governor, Greg Abbott, seeking to block an order aimed at deterring migrants......

Israel blames Iran for attack on tanker off Oman that killed two

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DUBAI, July 30 (Reuters) – A Briton and a Romanian were killed when an Israeli-managed petroleum product tanker came under attack on Thursday off the coast of Oman, the company said on Friday, in an incident that Israel’s foreign minister blamed on Iran and said deserved a harsh response. There......

Hong Kong man sentenced to 9 years in prison in first national security case

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HONG KONG, July 30 (Reuters) – The first person convicted under Hong Kong’s national security law will face nine years in prison for terrorist activities and inciting secession, judges said on Friday, in a watershed ruling with long-term implications for the city’s judicial landscape. Former waiter Tong Ying-kit, 24, was......

Philippines’ Duterte fully restores key U.S. troop pact

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MANILA, July 30 (Reuters) – Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has restored a crucial pact governing the presence of U.S. troops in the Southeast Asian nation, the two countries’ defence ministers said on Friday, reversing a decision that had caused increasing concern in Washington and Manila. The Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA)......

Former U.S. Cardinal McCarrick charged with molesting teen in 1974

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Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick, retired archbishop of Washington, is seen during a Mass at Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, U.S., January 26, 2017. Picture taken January 26, 2017. REUTERS/Gregory A. Shemitz July 29 (Reuters) – Former Roman Catholic Cardinal Theodore McCarrick has been charged......

New Zealand introduces bill to outlaw LGBT conversion therapy

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A pedestrian walks past the New Zealand parliament building known as the Beehive in central Wellington, New Zealand, July 3, 2017. Picture taken July 3, 2017. REUTERS/David Gray WELLINGTON, July 30 (Reuters) – New Zealand introduced on Friday legislation that proposes up to five years in prison for practices intended......

American Kendricks out for COVID-19 as pandemic casts pall on Games

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TOKYO, July 29 (Reuters) – American double world champion pole vaulter Sam Kendricks and rival German Chiaraviglio of Argentina were ruled out of the Olympics on Thursday after testing positive for COVID-19, sending a chill through the Games as infections spiked again in the host city. U.S. officials confirmed that......

Desalination advances in California despite opponents pushing for alternatives

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HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif., July 28 (Reuters) – Environmentalists say desalination decimates ocean life, costs too much money and energy, and soon will be made obsolete by water recycling. But as Western states face an epic drought, regulators appear ready to approve a desalination plant in Huntington Beach, California. After spending......

China says Taliban expected to play ‘important’ Afghan peace role

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KABUL, July 28 (Reuters) – China told a visiting Taliban delegation on Wednesday it expected the insurgent group to play an important role in ending Afghanistan’s war and rebuilding the country, the Chinese foreign ministry said. Nine Taliban representatives met Foreign Minister Wang Yi in the northern Chinese city of......

Fed says economy continues to ‘strengthen,’ cites progress on bond taper goals

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Fed to release policy statement at 2 p.m. EDT (1800 GMT) Officials expected to continue bond-buying taper debate Fed’s Powell scheduled to hold news briefing WASHINGTON, July 28 (Reuters) – The U.S. economic recovery remains on track despite a rise in coronavirus infections, the Federal Reserve said on Wednesday in......

Biles out of next Tokyo event, sharpening focus on mental health at Games

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TOKYO, July 28 (Reuters) – Gymnast Simone Biles withdrew from the individual all-around competition at the Tokyo Olympics on Wednesday, a day after she shocked the world by pulling out of the team event and put a sharp focus on mental health at the Games. American Biles will be evaluated......

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