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Battle-hardened fans cause new crisis for Russian sport

Rampaging football fans have opened up a new sporting crisis for Russia as it battles doping scandals and doubts about the World Cup that it will host in two years.

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Gunman in Orlando gay club shooting was regular: Report

The gunman who massacred 49 people at the Pulse club in Orlando was himself a regular at the gay nightspot, four clubgoers have said.

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Iraq arrests 500 IS suspects fleeing Fallujah with civilian

Iraqi forces today said jihadist fighters were attempting to flee Fallujah by blending in with civilians who have used recently opened corridors to escape the besieged the city.

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Oil prices fall with world markets, stockpiles data eyed

Analysts said markets are also having to filter mixed signals from the OPEC exporters cartel, which said in a report yesterday that it expects a global supply glut to continue to shrink over the year.

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Scientists discover giant new planet orbiting two suns

A team of NASA astronomers that made the discovery using the Kepler space telescope revealed the findings at a meeting of the American Astronomical Society in San Diego, California.

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UAE helicopter crash in Yemen kills 2 crew members

The Gulf federation's military command, in a brief statement published by the official WAM news agency, did not specify the type of helicopter, nor the circumstances and location of the crash.

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Italy’s ‘Osteria Francescana’ crowned world’s best restaurant

With Spain's "El Celler de Can Roca" knocked down to second place, the third spot went to New York's "Eleven Madison Park."

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Cheap gas, coal won’t hobble renewables: energy report

Weak coal and gas prices will not stop record investment in renewables over the coming decades as the cost of generating clean energy drops, a key energy report said today...

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Brexit could bring collapse of Western civilisation: Donald Tusk

European Council President Donald Tusk warned today that if Britain votes to leaves the EU in next week's referendum, it could spell the "destruction" of Western political civilisation.

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Powerful Saudi Arabia Prince Mahammed bin Salman visits US

Saudi Arabia's influential deputy crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, who leads an economic reform drive at home, left for talks in the US today, official media said...

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US shooting: Brexit campaigners seize on Orlando massacre

US shooting: A group campaigning for Britain to leave the EU briefly posted a tweet today warning that EU membership could lead to an "Orlando-style atrocity", prompting outrage from "Remain" supporters.

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Orlando death toll revised down to 49 plus shooter: Law enforcement authorities

Law enforcement authorities today lowered the death toll from the weekend massacre at a gay nightclub in Orlando to 49, the deadliest mass shooting in American history, explaining that the shooter had been counted in the orig

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North Korean hackers steal defence files from South Korea

North Korean hackers managed to steal thousands of records from private firms and state agencies in the South including defence industry information and files from Korean Air, Seoul police said today.

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Iran’s Revolutionary Guards kill five Kurdish rebels

Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards have killed five Kurdish rebels near the country's northwestern border with Iraq, an official statement said today.

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Empire State Building goes dark in memory of Orlando victims

New York's Empire State Building went dark while the spire of One World Trade Center lit up in the colours of the gay pride flag in memory of the victims of the Orlando massacre...

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US shooting: At Orlando club, pulsing music, strobe lights, gunfire

US shooting: It was a Saturday night at the Pulse nightclub, which could mean only one thing: a raucous, high-spirited celebration that would not end until well after daybreak.

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Andy Murray sets sights on record fifth Queen’s crown

Andy Murray is back on the practice courts in west London ahead of Monday's start at Queen's and will face French world number 49 Nicolas Mahut in the first round.

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United Kingdom Nobel winners back European Union after Brexit poll boost

Thirteen of Britain's top scientists signed a letter backing the campaign to remain in the EU today after a dramatic new poll boosted the momentum behind the Brexit campaign less than two weeks before the June 23 referendum.

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France faces pilot strike as Euro 2016 gets underway

France was revelling in a victorious start to the Euro 2016 today after winning the opening match, but a strike by Air France pilots threatened to disrupt travel for hundreds of thousands of fans.

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Bombers kill eight outside shrine near Syrian capital

A double bomb attack outside a Shiite shrine near Syria's capital killed at least eight people today, in the latest in repeated deadly strikes on the revered site, state media said.

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Shabaab jihadists says it executed six ‘spies’ in Somalia

Shabaab jihadists in Somalia have publicly executed six men they accused of spying, including one they claimed helped kill their supreme leader in a US drone strike, the Al-Qaeda-linked group and local sources said today.

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Lack of form, fitness cast doubts over Germans Euros bid

Missing inspirational World Cup-winning captain Philipp Lahm, Germany begin Euro 2016 against Ukraine tomorrow with major doubts over whether they can reach the heights of Brazil two years ago.

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US says Bashar al-Assad forces bombed town after aid delivered

Assad had allowed the convoy in to the town at all was "positive, but only a partial delivery and we would call for the rest of the supplies to be delivered as as soon as possible."

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Brexit: ‘Please don’t go,’ German weekly tells Britain

Germany's top selling weekly today begged Britons to stay in the European Union, in a special issue published less than two weeks ahead of the June 23 referendum.

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Oscar Pistorius faces return to jail for lover’s murder

Disgraced South African Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius will appear in court Monday for a sentencing hearing set to send him back to jail for murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp three years ago.

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Leprosy sufferers step up fight against stigma at Vatican City

More than 200 people, including victims of the disease and researchers, took part in the congress.

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United States man imprisoned for violating Syria sanctions

A California man was sentenced to 32 months in prison for conspiring to skirt US sanctions against Syria by sending tactical military equipment to jihadists in the war-torn country.

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