• Explosion kills 80 near diplomatic area in Afghanistan
Explosion kills 80 near diplomatic area in Afghanistan

The German embassy was heavily damaged, but the Washington Post reports that it's unclear if the building was targeted. One Afghan security guard was killed and others were likely among the dead, Gabriel said. Yet for many government officials in Europe, today's horrific attack on a busy commuter road on the edge of the city's barricaded , fortr...

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  • Europe risks overindulging in Brexit schadenfreude
Europe risks overindulging in Brexit schadenfreude

In a letter to the Prime Minister congratulating her on her reappointment, he said the two-year time frame set out under Article 50 of the European Union treaties left no room for delay. European Council president Donald Tusk has congratulated Theresa May - after earlier warning Britain about failing to start official Brexit talks on time .

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  • Trump injects United States into volatile crises by siding against ally Qatar
Trump injects United States into volatile crises by siding against ally Qatar

Al Qassemi, who previously wrote a column describing steps Qatar would need to take, said that the crisis will only escalate if Doha doesn't back down. The Qatari government said the move "reinforces baseless allegations that hold no foundation in fact". "Our position on countering terrorism is stronger than numerous signatories of the joint stat...

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  • Finally, something to cheer for Arsenal
Finally, something to cheer for Arsenal

And the sour note on Saturday must have remained fresh in the memory when he walked down the aisle a day later in London to Wednesday his long-term girlfriend. The fan base certainly seems more divided, with Wenger bemoaning the "very hostile environment" created by some fans demanding his removal. For a man who espouses consistency and preac...

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  • ICC Champions Trophy 2017: Will Virat Kohli tinker with India's batting order?
ICC Champions Trophy 2017: Will Virat Kohli tinker with India's batting order?

And let us warn you beforehand that it is totally addictive, so if you are important to work to do, avoid even looking at it. Bangladesh suffered a humiliating 240-run defeat to India in the last warm up game before the Champions Trophy on Wednesday.

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  • Fuglsang wins thrilling stage 6 at Criterium; Porte leads
Fuglsang wins thrilling stage 6 at Criterium; Porte leads

The Dane narrowly beat Porte in a tight sprint. The Australian's time, and average speed of 50.15km/h, were so good he even put 12 seconds into world champion Tony Martin (Katusha-Alpecin), who remains favourite to win the opening stage of the 2017 Tour de France against the clock in Dusseldorf.

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  • LEADING OFF: Red Sox-O's rivalry; Pujols at 599; Kluber back
LEADING OFF: Red Sox-O's rivalry; Pujols at 599; Kluber back

He has a history of partially dislocated kneecaps, missing two months at the start of last season with a right knee subluxation, but the Red Sox are saying this injury is less serious. Seth Smith and Manny Machado hit first-inning home runs to back a redemptive pitching performance by Alec Asher and help Baltimore beat the Boston Red Sox ...

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  • Wawrinka in French Open final after epic win over Murray
Wawrinka in French Open final after epic win over Murray

Here's a look at the form and previous records of Briton Andy Murray and Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland ahead of their semi-final clash at the French Open on Friday (prefix number denotes seeding). Wawrinka, Nadal and Thiem have won every set so far. He has dropped the first two sets of his quarterfinal match against sixth-seeded Dominic T...

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  • CT 2017: Pakistan beat Proteas in washed out tie
CT 2017: Pakistan beat Proteas in washed out tie

Pakistan had managed 119/3 in 27 overs before rain washed out play and forced a result under the Duckworth-Lewis method. The Proteas face elimination from the Champions Trophy after suffering a shock loss to Pakistan on Wednesday and need to beat India to have any chance at a semi-final place.

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  • Takuma Sato wins Indy 500
Takuma Sato wins Indy 500

Takuma Sato had victory in sight once before at the Indianapolis 500 . One of his more memorable wrecks came in the 2012 Indy 500 , when Sato couldn't complete his bold pass of Dario Franchitti with three-quarters of a lap to go. Buddy Lazier was involved in a single-car incident on Lap 122. Frei's comments came just after Takuma Sato won...

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  • NBA Finals Game 3 ratings up 22 percent from previous year
NBA Finals Game 3 ratings up 22 percent from previous year

Durant is averaging 34 points, 10 rebounds and six assists through three games of the 2017 NBA Finals versus the Cavaliers. Babers-Green - who is known for her social media posts - said apologies were made after the incident. As such, it would be hypocritical for him to call Durant-to-the-Warriors an "unfair" advantage in the league. They are 1...

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  • Everton fans react to Liverpool statement on Van Dijk
Everton fans react to Liverpool statement on Van Dijk

Former Liverpool star Dietmar Hamann feels the Reds are doing their best to become a "laughing stock" after the club apologised to Southampton for unsettling Virgil van Dijk . Van Dijk had even informed Southampton that he wished to leave in order to work under manager Jurgen Klopp. Man City coach Pep Guardiola had identified van Dijk as...

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  • Apple HomePod vs Amazon Echo vs Google Home
Apple HomePod vs Amazon Echo vs Google Home

The HomePod speaker is the centre of attention at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference . Apple will later this year release a " HomePod " music-centric smart home speaker , challenging a market now dominated by Amazon and Google in its latest move to weave deeper into people's lives.

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  • Trump's lawyer Marc Kasowitz rejects James Comey's allegations
Trump's lawyer Marc Kasowitz rejects James Comey's allegations

He started with some helpful flashbacks of President Trump , Vice President Mike Pence, and top Trump aide Kellyanne Conway lamenting back in October the poor treatment Comey was receiving from people like the Clintons, juxtaposed with Republicans today lashing out at Comey and undermining his credibility.

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  • Cardinals shake up coaching staff, activate Wong, DFA Peralta
Cardinals shake up coaching staff, activate Wong, DFA Peralta

The roster move accompanied a litany of coaching changes announced by the general manager. Third-base coach Chris Maloney was reassigned, and Mike Shildt moved from quality control coach to third-base coach. Peralta got off to a slow start to the season after a strong spring and was placed on the DL with an upper respiratory illness April 20. ...

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  • Ward wants to stay with Terriers
Ward wants to stay with Terriers

The Wales global was an integral part of the Terriers promotion to the Premier League for the first time in their history. "On a selfish point, yeah", said Ward when asked if he'd like to remain with The Terriers through the 2017-18 season.

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  • Hamilton: Mercedes vehicle 'most unusual' in years
Hamilton: Mercedes vehicle 'most unusual' in years

He added: "As soon as we get on top of those ultra-softs, that puts us in a much better position to attack". Wolff hopes Monaco is a one-off, like when Mercedes struggled for performance the 2015 Singapore Grand Prix , but admitted the world champion team has plenty of work to do.

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  • Durant put the Dubs up 3-0 with Tremendous 4th Quarter
Durant put the Dubs up 3-0 with Tremendous 4th Quarter

When the first half was over, James had 27 points and the Warriors had committed 12 turnovers, and yet Golden State still led 67-61. numberFire has published its odds for the Finals outcome and have increased the Warriors' chances of sweeping the series - and completing the postseason undefeated - to 31.17%.

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  • Warriors eyeing record after Game 3 win in Finals
Warriors eyeing record after Game 3 win in Finals

If some of his fellow Cavs ( James and Irving aside, of course) can do the same on Friday, well , they'll nearly certainly still lose the series, but at least they will have averted a scenario many are now predicting: " Warriors in 4".

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  • Warriors go for historic NBA Finals sweep
Warriors go for historic NBA Finals sweep

The Warriors beat Cleveland in the 2015 Finals, lost the rematch a year later after putting together a record-setting 73-win regular season, and then signed four-times scoring champion Kevin Durant to bolster a roster overflowing with talent.

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  • CT 2017: Sri Lanka stun India in record run chase
CT 2017: Sri Lanka stun India in record run chase

Mathews was happy that Sri Lanka's traditional Papare band (people come with a drum and trumpet) was present in full force at the Oval on Thursday. All in all, it was a fantastic day for the boys in blue and yellow. Asela Gunaratne of Sri Lanka is congratulated by team mates after hitting the winning runs to win the second International Twenty20 ma...

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  • Sunday's roundup: Dufner wins Memorial after roller coaster weekend
Sunday's roundup: Dufner wins Memorial after roller coaster weekend

Dufner also had to battle Mother Nature. DUBLIN, Ohio-Daniel Summerhays shot a 4-under 68 that took him from a five-shot deficit to a three-shot lead Saturday in the Memorial. "They always go during Hilton Head". Reflecting on what it meant to be sitting next Nicklaus having won on Jack's course, Dufner made a thoughtful comparison.

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  • Andy Murray into semi-finals after taming Kei Nishikori
Andy Murray into semi-finals after taming Kei Nishikori

Murray went down in the first set but responded by taking the second easily and stormed through a third-set tie-break before finishing off a tiring Nishikori 2-6, 6-1, 7-6, 6-1. "I have never had any issues with him before", Murray said. "It was flawless today, I'm very satisfied", said reigning US Open champion Wawrinka after a 12th win in 14 me...

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  • Orioles edge Yankees, snap seven-game losing streak
Orioles edge Yankees, snap seven-game losing streak

Gardner homered off O's starter Chris Tillman to start the game and Logan Verrett in the fourth. The Astros scored a season high in runs and knocked a season-high 18 hits. They just hadn't been performing at the almost impossible standard they set for much of the season's first seven weeks, averaging 3.36 runs in their previous 11 games.

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  • Sidney Crosby Punches PK Subban's Head Into Ice
Sidney Crosby Punches PK Subban's Head Into Ice

His first rush up the ice resulted in a near-amazing goal and a power play for the Penguins, who scored and never relinquished control of Game 5. An eventful night, which saw Matt Murray earn his third career playoff shutout, also included a water bottle mistakenly pitched on the ice by Crosby and some wrestling behind the goal with P.K.

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  • Ideal shot: Durant's late 3 gives Warriors 3-0 Finals lead
Ideal shot: Durant's late 3 gives Warriors 3-0 Finals lead

Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant speaks after Game 3 of basketball's NBA Finals between the Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers in Cleveland , early Thursday, June 8, 2017. Showing off his ability to spin in shots high off the backboard, Irving scored 16 in the third quarter and the Cavs held the Warriors to 22 points in their ...

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  • Murray to start in goal for Penguins in Game 5
Murray to start in goal for Penguins in Game 5

Pittsburgh goaltender Matt Murray not only avoided losing three straight games for the first time in his career, but he also stopped 24 shots for his second shutout of these playoffs, the third in the postseason of his career. I know it ends up on the ice, but I wouldn't start throwing water bottles at this point. Barkley said the National H...

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  • Steph Curry, Steve Kerr peppy at practice
Steph Curry, Steve Kerr peppy at practice

It's weird how human evolution goes reverse in sports. "I don't know. I can't explain it". Steph Curry (l.) and Kevin Durant are a ideal 15-0 in these playoffs. "You can obviously have those barbershop-type debates of who's better, who's what, ranking the all-time greats and teams and things like that which is fine in certain settings".

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  • NBA Finals Game 3 ratings up 22 percent from past year
NBA Finals Game 3 ratings up 22 percent from past year

However, James - who contributed 39 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists on Wednesday - is under no illusion as to the scale of the task facing his team when they meet again at Quicken Loans Arena on Friday. "The best thing with Golden State's situation is a lot of their guys are drafted". The Warriors added superstar Kevin Durant to a team t...

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  • Kohli offers no opinion on bilateral ties with Pakistan
Kohli offers no opinion on bilateral ties with Pakistan

India's debut match in the Champions Trophy against the arch rival Pakistan was a real bang on, the players did their best in clinching the debut for their country. "Once you are confident, you take the right decision and eventually that pays off". The Indian Express called the triumph the "Mother of all Mismatches", while The Times of India...

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  • Will Thiem Stop Nadal From Entering Yet Another French Open Final?
Will Thiem Stop Nadal From Entering Yet Another French Open Final?

Wawrinka said: "I think he's probably a bit less confident". "I think he's a very good umpire". There might have been a hunger gap on Wednesday, but it would come as a shock if there was one today. A week after celebrating his 31st birthday, Nadal marched into the semi-finals of the 2017 French Open after fellow Spaniard Pablo Carreno Busta ret...

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  • Sri Lanka complete Champions Trophy record run-chase to beat India
Sri Lanka complete Champions Trophy record run-chase to beat India

Former skipper Sangakkara, who is now playing for Surrey, spent some time with his country's youngsters before yesterday's crucial clash against India . The last time Sri Lanka had won against India in England was in the 1979 World Cup against a star-studded outfit that included Sunil Gavaskar, Kapil Dev, Dilip Vengsarkar, Gundappa Vishwanath,...

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  • Tories unseat SNP Westminster leader Angus Robertson
Tories unseat SNP Westminster leader Angus Robertson

As the first Scottish results came in, the Conservatives won Angus to the west of Dundee - another unexpected SNP loss that indicated a strong swing towards pro-UK parties. She described the increase from one seat in 2015 as a "fantastic result and hugely encouraging". Some of its best known and most effective MPs. The SNP leader said: "This ha...

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  • STANLEY CUP FINALS GAME 5- Nashville @ Pittsburgh
STANLEY CUP FINALS GAME 5- Nashville @ Pittsburgh

The Stanley Cup Final got oddly sidetracked by Subban saying that Crosby accused him of having bad breath. Conor Sheary, Phil Kessel - just as linemate Malkin predicted - and 35-year-old playoff newbie Ron Hainsey also scored for Pittsburgh .

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  • Astros' Keuchel on 10-day disabled list with neck discomfort
Astros' Keuchel on 10-day disabled list with neck discomfort

Lorenzo Cain broke up the no hitter with one out int he seventh and later scored on a two-out single by Mike Moustakas . He was instantly erased when Cain rolled into a 6-4-3 double play. He struck out eight, walked two and threw 86 pitches. The Astros have also won 10 consecutive road games, matching a franchise record. Gerrit Cole (3-6) was t...

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