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[ad_1] SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Monday averted a possible leadership challenge by dropping targets for cutting greenhouse gas emissions to appease his critics, say local media, as a poll showed his government losing voter support. Conservatives in his coalition were reportedly sounding out colleagues for a possible leadership challenge before
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[ad_1] (Reuters) – Olympic champion Simone Biles won her fifth all-around title at the U.S. Women’s Gymnastics Championships in Boston on Sunday. Simone Biles competes on vault at the U.S. Gymnastics Championships in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S., August 19, 2018. REUTERS/Brian Snyder Biles’s total of 119.850 gave her a 6.55-point margin of victory over nearest challenger
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[ad_1] SYDNEY (Reuters) – Asian share markets crept cautiously higher on Monday as investors awaited developments on proposed Sino-U.S. trade talks, while keeping a wary eye on the Chinese yuan and Turkish lira for any new signs of strain. FILE PHOTO: An investor looks at an electronic board showing stock information at a brokerage house
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[ad_1] (Reuters) – Novak Djokovic finally clinched the title missing from his resume with a 6-4 6-4 win over Roger Federer on Sunday to win in Cincinnati and become the first player to complete the sweep of Masters series tournaments on Sunday. Aug 19, 2018; Mason, OH, USA; Novak Djokovic (SRB) poses for photos while
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[ad_1] YORK, Pa. (Reuters) – Many churchgoers said they were sickened and saddened by a grand jury report detailing widespread sexual abuse by hundreds of priests in Pennsylvania but they would not let the Roman Catholic Church’s cover-up dissuade them from their faith. Nearly 200 parishioners filled almost all the pews for Saturday’s Mass at
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[ad_1] LOS ANGELES, (Variety.com) – “Crazy Rich Asians” has something to party about. FILE PHOTO: Cast member Ken Jeong poses at the premiere for “Crazy Rich Asians” in Los Angeles, California, U.S., August 7, 2018. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni Warner Bros.’ highly anticipated romantic comedy launched above expectations with a five-day tally of $34 million when it
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[ad_1] MATARAM, Indonesia (Reuters) – A series of quakes including a powerful 6.9 magnitude tremor struck the Indonesian holiday island of Lombok on Sunday, the U.S. Geological Survey said, killing one person and causing others to rush out of buildings in panic. The quakes, which could be felt on the neighboring island of Bali, came
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[ad_1] ABUJA (Reuters) – Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari returned to the country on Saturday evening after two weeks of leave in Britain, according to the presidency’s official Twitter account, which on Sunday shared pictures of the leader disembarking from his plane. FILE PHOTO: Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari addresses the 72nd United Nations General Assembly at
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[ad_1] KOCHI, India (Reuters) – Torrential rain finally let up in India’s flood-hit Kerala state on Sunday, giving some respite for thousands of marooned families, but authorities feared an outbreak of disease among around 725,000 people crammed into relief camps. A supply truck transporting boats to flooded areas moves through a water-logged road in Aluva
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[ad_1] ABU DHABI (Reuters) – U.S. forces will stay in Iraq “as long as needed” to help stabilize regions previously controlled by Islamic State, a spokesman for the U.S.-led international coalition fighting the militants said on Sunday. FILE PHOTO: U.S. army forces participate in combat training in the northern Iraqi city of Erbil, December 22,
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[ad_1] KOCHI, India (Reuters) – A deluge in India’s flood-stricken southwestern state of Kerala finally let up on Sunday, giving some respite for thousands of marooned families, while authorities feared an outbreak of disease among two million people crammed into relief camps. A supply truck transporting boats to flooded areas moves through a water-logged road
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[ad_1] MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Australia’s federal government announced on Sunday a A$1.8-billion (1.03 billion pounds)increase in funding for drought-afflicted farmers, with parts of the country’s east coast suffering the driest conditions in living memory. A truck stirs up dust on a road behind a dam on farmer May McKeown’s drought-affected property located on the outskirts
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[ad_1] ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – From creating 10 million jobs to building an Islamic welfare state and restoring Pakistan’s tattered image abroad, new premier Imran Khan is facing a problem of his own making: runaway expectations raised by his lofty rhetoric. Cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan (L) takes the oath of the Prime Minister from President Mamnoon Hussain
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[ad_1] WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The White House’s top lawyer has cooperated extensively with the special counsel investigating Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election, sharing detailed accounts about the episodes at the heart of the inquiry into whether President Donald Trump obstructed justice, the New York Times reported on Saturday. FILE PHOTO: White House Counsel
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[ad_1] GREENSBORO, N.C. – Brandt Snedeker took a rosy outlook after a rather dismal afternoon — in terms of the weather — at the Wyndham Championship. Aug 18, 2018; Greensboro, NC, USA; Brandt Snedeker hits his tee shot on the second hole during the third round of the Wyndham Championship golf tournament at Sedgefield Country
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