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Mile End FC crowned Newham Champions League cup winners

Emdad Rahman :: Mile End FC have been crowned the winners of the Newham Champions League after beating rivals Elite FC 2-1 in an entertaining final.    The final at Newham Leisure Centre was a tightly contested affair from beginning to end.     Elite had gone into the final as firm favourites having beaten their rivals twice to wrap up the ...

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Federer beats Nadal to win Shanghai Masters

Roger Federer said he “saved the best for last” after he beat great rival Rafael Nadal for the fifth time in succession to win the Shanghai Masters on Sunday.   The surprisingly one-sided 6-4, 6-3 victory over the world number one from Spain brought a 94th title for the Swiss legend, drawing him level with the great Ivan Lendl.   ...

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No foreign fighters allowed to leave Raqa: local council

Foreign Islamic State group fighters have not been allowed to leave the one-time jihadist bastion of Raqa in Syria under a deal, a local council said on Sunday.   The statement from the Raqa Civil Council came after one of its members told journalists earlier that “a portion of the foreigners have left,” in reference to foreign IS fighters in ...

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Kenyan police killed at least 33 people in Nairobi after elections -rights groups

Kenyan police killed at least 33 people in the capital during a crackdown following elections in August, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch said on Monday. Excessive force by police against protesters and residents in strongholds of opposition leader Raila Odinga caused the deaths in Nairobi, the report said. President Uhuru Kenyatta defeated Odinga in the Aug. 8 election and ...

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Iraqi forces enter Kirkuk as Kurds flee

Iraqi government forces have entered central Kirkuk after taking key installations outside the disputed city from Kurdish fighters. Thousands of people fled the city ahead of the Iraqi advance. The Iraqi military moved into Kirkuk three weeks after the Kurdistan Region held a controversial independence referendum. They are aiming to retake areas under Kurdish control since Islamic State militants swept ...

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India, Russia to hold first ‘tri-service’ war games

India and Russia will hold large-scale military exercises engaging their armies, navies and air forces for the first time, the defence ministry in New Delhi said Monday.   The two countries have held annual naval exercises since 2003 but this is the first occasion that both will combine all military services.   They come on the back of regional tensions, ...

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European Union blacklists North Korean army over weapons programme

The European Union blacklisted the North Korean army on Monday as part of fresh sanctions aimed at punishing the pariah regime for its nuclear and ballistic weapons programmes.   Foreign ministers meeting in Luxembourg signed off a new package of measures including a ban on investments in North Korea and on EU exports of oil to Pyongyang.   They also ...

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EU shuns Myanmar generals, confirms embargo on arms sale over Rohingya crisis

The European Union has announced suspension of invitations to Myanmar military chief Senior General Min Aung Hlaing and other top military commanders of the country. The announcement comes in response to the brutal operation against Rohingya Muslims, which has driven over half a million people to flee Rakhine State into Bangladesh, according to conclusions of a meeting of the European ...

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Death toll from Somalia bomb attacks tops 300

More than 300 people died after twin bomb explosions in Mogadishu, an official said on Monday, as locals packed hospitals in search of friends and relatives caught up in Somalia’s deadliest attack in a decade. The death toll has steadily risen since Saturday, when the blasts – for which no organization had claimed responsibility by Monday morning – struck at ...

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Beijing proudly unveils mega-airport due to open in 2019

China’s capital unveiled the “shining example” of its 80 billion yuan ($12.14 billion) new airport on Monday, tipped to become one of the world’s largest when it opens in October 2019 amid a massive infrastructure drive overseen by President Xi Jinping. Representatives showed off the sprawling skeleton of “Beijing New Airport,” which is made up of 1.6 million cubic meters ...

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