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Five things to know about Croatia

Despite the prodigious talent of Croatia's players, few expected The Fiery Ones to reach the World Cup final -- a feat not seen for such a small nation since Uruguay reached football's pinnacle in 1950.

Clashes, road accidents mar French World Cup partying

Dozens of youths shattered windows at a popular store on the Champs Elysees avenue Sunday while hundreds of thousands of fans celebrated France's World Cup victory, according to an AFP journalist at the scene.
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Clashes, road accidents mar French World Cup partying

Dozens of youths shattered windows at a popular store on the Champs Elysees avenue Sunday while hundreds of thousands of fans celebrated France's World Cup victory, according to an AFP journalist at the scene.

Asian shares edge lower as investors await China data

Asian shares were lower on Monday, brushing off the firmer Wall Street lead as investor caution dominated ahead of the release of key Chinese economic data, which is expected to show signs of a slowdown.
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Asian shares edge lower as investors await China data

Asian shares were lower on Monday, brushing off the firmer Wall Street lead as investor caution dominated ahead of the release of key Chinese economic data, which is expected to show signs of a slowdown.

Golf - Suwannapura tops Lincicome in playoff to win Marathon Classic

Thidapa Suwannapura hardly could believe it after she outlasted Brittany Lincicome in a sudden-death playoff to win the Marathon Classic in Sylvania, Ohio.
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Golf - Suwannapura tops Lincicome in playoff to win Marathon Classic

Thidapa Suwannapura hardly could believe it after she outlasted Brittany Lincicome in a sudden-death playoff to win the Marathon Classic in Sylvania, Ohio.

Poulter denies allegation of verbal abuse at Scottish Open

Ian Poulter has denied verbally abusing a marshal at the Scottish Open on Sunday, after the volunteer wrote a letter of complaint to the European Tour.
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Poulter denies allegation of verbal abuse at Scottish Open

Ian Poulter has denied verbally abusing a marshal at the Scottish Open on Sunday, after the volunteer wrote a letter of complaint to the European Tour.

At least 15 dead in Myanmar jade mine landslide

At least 15 people have been killed and dozens injured in a landslide at an old jade mine in northern Myanmar, state media reported on Sunday, as rains complicate the search for more victims.
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At least 15 dead in Myanmar jade mine landslide

At least 15 people have been killed and dozens injured in a landslide at an old jade mine in northern Myanmar, state media reported on Sunday, as rains complicate the search for more victims.

Nigeria's ruling party wins Ekiti state vote

Nigeria's ruling party won a state governorship election this weekend after unseating the opposition incumbent, officials said, giving President Muhammadu Buhari a boost ahead of national polls next year.
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Nigeria's ruling party wins Ekiti state vote

Nigeria's ruling party won a state governorship election this weekend after unseating the opposition incumbent, officials said, giving President Muhammadu Buhari a boost ahead of national polls next year.

As World Cup ends, Russia's stadiums face uncertain future

Russian President Vladimir Putin knows the legacy of his World Cup will be judged partly by the fate of the stadiums after the tournament and he is determined they are put to good use.
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As World Cup ends, Russia's stadiums face uncertain future

Russian President Vladimir Putin knows the legacy of his World Cup will be judged partly by the fate of the stadiums after the tournament and he is determined they are put to good use.

Du Plessis 'big fan' of scrapping toss in tests

The idea of scrapping the traditional coin toss prior to test matches has found a "big fan" in South Africa captain Faf du Plessis who believes it would help reduce home advantage and bring more balance.
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Du Plessis 'big fan' of scrapping toss in tests

The idea of scrapping the traditional coin toss prior to test matches has found a "big fan" in South Africa captain Faf du Plessis who believes it would help reduce home advantage and bring more balance.

Thailand's rescued cave boys won't see World Cup final live - hospital

Twelve boys and their soccer coach rescued from a flooded Thai cave will watch a recording of the World Cup final which takes place on Sunday, not the live broadcast, an official at the hospital they are staying in said.
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Thailand's rescued cave boys won't see World Cup final live - hospital

Twelve boys and their soccer coach rescued from a flooded Thai cave will watch a recording of the World Cup final which takes place on Sunday, not the live broadcast, an official at the hospital they are staying in said.

Cave rescue highlights plight of Thailand's stateless people

On the Thai side of the mountainous border with Myanmar, where 12 boys and their football coach were rescued from a flooded cave last week, thousands of stateless people live trapped between countries with no access to some basic rights.
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Cave rescue highlights plight of Thailand's stateless people

On the Thai side of the mountainous border with Myanmar, where 12 boys and their football coach were rescued from a flooded cave last week, thousands of stateless people live trapped between countries with no access to some basic rights.

Highchairs and cuddles - how parliaments are catering for lawmaker mums

When New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern returns to parliament after becoming only the second elected leader in the world to have a baby in office, her daughter will be allowed to cuddle with her during debates and swim in the pool.
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Highchairs and cuddles - how parliaments are catering for lawmaker mums

When New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern returns to parliament after becoming only the second elected leader in the world to have a baby in office, her daughter will be allowed to cuddle with her during debates and swim in the pool.

AirAsia mulls dual Airbus jet order but how much will it pay?

AirAsia is discussing the possible purchase of another 100 Airbus A321neo jets as the company's chief executive officer, Malaysian entrepreneur Tony Fernandes, and Airbus go down to the wire in parallel negotiations for an expanded order for larger A330neo je
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AirAsia mulls dual Airbus jet order but how much will it pay?

AirAsia is discussing the possible purchase of another 100 Airbus A321neo jets as the company's chief executive officer, Malaysian entrepreneur Tony Fernandes, and Airbus go down to the wire in parallel negotiations for an expanded order for larger A330neo jets, industry sources said.

EU and ASEAN to restart FTA process: PM Lee

Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong says the European Union (EU) and ASEAN have agreed to restart the process of establishing a Free Trade Agreement between them.
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EU and ASEAN to restart FTA process: PM Lee

Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong says the European Union (EU) and ASEAN have agreed to restart the process of establishing a Free Trade Agreement between them.

Spain saves over 340 migrants at sea, one on truck tyre

Spanish rescuers saved more than 340 migrants in the Mediterranean on Saturday, including one person from north Africa who was attempting the crossing on board a truck tyre, they said.
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Spain saves over 340 migrants at sea, one on truck tyre

Spanish rescuers saved more than 340 migrants in the Mediterranean on Saturday, including one person from north Africa who was attempting the crossing on board a truck tyre, they said.

Turkey's Erdogan says Syrian government forces targeting Idlib could destroy accord - source

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan told Russian leader Vladimir Putin by phone on Saturday an accord aimed at containing the Syrian conflict could be destroyed if Syrian government forces target Idlib province, a Turkish presidential source said.
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Turkey's Erdogan says Syrian government forces targeting Idlib could destroy accord - source

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan told Russian leader Vladimir Putin by phone on Saturday an accord aimed at containing the Syrian conflict could be destroyed if Syrian government forces target Idlib province, a Turkish presidential source said.

Soccer: Croatia's coastal town Zadar warms up for World Cup finals

Croatia's coastal town of Zadar, known for its beautiful sunsets once lauded by Alfred Hitchcock, is packed with tourists every summer.
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Soccer: Croatia's coastal town Zadar warms up for World Cup finals

Croatia's coastal town of Zadar, known for its beautiful sunsets once lauded by Alfred Hitchcock, is packed with tourists every summer.

Groenewegen crushes his rivals to take second stage win as Martin loses ground

Dylan Groenewegen snatched his second win in a row on the Tour de France when he prevailed in awe-inspiring fashion in a bunch sprint at the end of the eighth stage on Saturday.
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Groenewegen crushes his rivals to take second stage win as Martin loses ground

Dylan Groenewegen snatched his second win in a row on the Tour de France when he prevailed in awe-inspiring fashion in a bunch sprint at the end of the eighth stage on Saturday.

France 'in a bubble' to play the perfect final - Lloris

France have shut out all the euphoria back home over their run to the World Cup final in order to play a perfect match against Croatia on Sunday, France captain Hugo Lloris said.
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France 'in a bubble' to play the perfect final - Lloris

France have shut out all the euphoria back home over their run to the World Cup final in order to play a perfect match against Croatia on Sunday, France captain Hugo Lloris said.

Fears of more violence in Pakistan election after bomber kills 130

A week of bombings on political rallies has shattered the relative peace of Pakistan's general election campaign, culminating in a devastating suicide attack that killed at least 130 people at a rally in the southwestern Baluchistan province.
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Fears of more violence in Pakistan election after bomber kills 130

A week of bombings on political rallies has shattered the relative peace of Pakistan's general election campaign, culminating in a devastating suicide attack that killed at least 130 people at a rally in the southwestern Baluchistan province.

Eritrea president says during Ethiopia visit - 'History is being made'

Eritrea's President Isaias Afwerki said on Saturday history was being made, in his first comments during a visit to Ethiopia, days after the two neighbours declared their "state of war" over.
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Eritrea president says during Ethiopia visit - 'History is being made'

Eritrea's President Isaias Afwerki said on Saturday history was being made, in his first comments during a visit to Ethiopia, days after the two neighbours declared their "state of war" over.

Jamie Cullum brings new material to Montreux, takes a jab at Trump

British singer-songwriter Jamie Cullum mixed classics with new material at Montreux Jazz Festival, telling the crowd he was happy to be away from London during a visit by U.S. President Donald Trump.
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Jamie Cullum brings new material to Montreux, takes a jab at Trump

British singer-songwriter Jamie Cullum mixed classics with new material at Montreux Jazz Festival, telling the crowd he was happy to be away from London during a visit by U.S. President Donald Trump.

Should you really use premium petrol for your car?

Cars are one of the most valuable personal possessions in Singapore. Due to the high import duties and other taxes imposed on automobiles in the country, an average car can easily cost more than a S$100,000, while luxury cars can easily cost upwards of severa
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Should you really use premium petrol for your car?

Cars are one of the most valuable personal possessions in Singapore. Due to the high import duties and other taxes imposed on automobiles in the country, an average car can easily cost more than a S$100,000, while luxury cars can easily cost upwards of several hundred thousands of dollars. Given this, it's not surprising that some carowners feel compelled to only use premium petrol on their prized possessions. But, are high-octane grade fuel really worth the extra cost?

Jacklin says Hoylake memories may serve to inspire Woods

With Britain having basked in a tropical heatwave for the past month, Tiger Woods may be tempted to revisit the strategy he used for his memorable 2006 Open win at Hoylake when he competes in golf's oldest major on Thursday.
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Jacklin says Hoylake memories may serve to inspire Woods

With Britain having basked in a tropical heatwave for the past month, Tiger Woods may be tempted to revisit the strategy he used for his memorable 2006 Open win at Hoylake when he competes in golf's oldest major on Thursday.

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