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  • Djokovic advances, Raonic falls in Toronto quarterfinals

    TORONTO (AP) — Milos Raonic couldn't hide his disappointment.

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  • China asks South Sudan to punish those responsible for Chinese peacekeeper deaths

    China's foreign minister Wang Yi met his counterpart from South Sudan and asked him to quickly identify and punish those responsible for killing two Chinese soldiers in the capital of Juba, according to an article on the foreign ministry's website. Two Chinese peacekeepers were killed and several…

    Reuters
  • Streb fires 63 to share PGA lead as Day charges

    Unheralded Robert Streb matched the record-low round in major golf history with an astonishing seven-under par 63 to seize a share of the lead after the second round of the PGA Championship. Top-ranked defending champion Jason Day's amazing run of seven birdies in eight holes to grab a share of…

    AFP
  • Refugees suffer 'death sentence' of indifference: Catholic youth

    Kraków (Poland) (AFP) - Refugees are subject to a "death sentence" of indifference in countries where they seek shelter, young Catholics said Friday at a faith gathering in Poland which has drawn hundreds of thousands of pilgrims from across the globe. War, conflict and poverty in the Middle East…

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  • Brewer SABMiller accepts AB InBev final offer

    Brewer SABMiller's board on Friday accepted a final takeover offer from rival Anheuser-Busch InBev, the company said in a statement, heralding what will be one of the world's biggest ever takeovers. The Belgium-based AB InBev had raised its cash offer to £45 ($60, 53 euros) per share from £44, in…

    AFP
  • Nigeria prepares troops for Niger Delta crackdown if peace talks fail

    Nigeria is deploying troops into strategic positions in the Niger Delta to prepare to use force against militants if peace talks fail, defense chiefs said on Friday. Last week the government said it was talking to militants who have attacked oil and gas facilities in the main oil producing region…

    Reuters
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  • Turkey warns Kazakhstan over Gulen-linked schools

    Turkey's ambassador to Kazakhstan on Friday warned the Central Asian country over its schools linked to US-based preacher Fethullah Gulen, whom the Turkish government blames for this month's coup attempt. The ambassador was speaking after Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu on Thursday…

    AFP
  • Migrants end hunger strike at Serbia-Hungary border

    Around 90 migrants on Friday ended a days-long hunger strike they had staged at Serbia's border with Hungary in a bid to be allowed to continue their journey across the closed frontier, the UN refuge agency said. The migrants, mostly young men from Afghanistan and Pakistan, arrived at the Horgos…

    AFP
  • Nigeria football legend Keshi buried devoid of promised fanfare

    Former Nigeria skipper and coach Stephen Keshi has been laid to rest in his village of Ilah, southern Nigeria, Friday afternoon, but without the fanfare promised by the country's government. Nigerian sports minister Solomon Dalung said the government chose a low-key funeral because Keshi left…

    AFP
  • South African twin brothers plotted violence, court hears

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — One of the South African twin brothers charged with plotting to blow up the U.S. embassy in Pretoria, allegedly asked the Islamic State group to send money and provide training for them to carry out a suicide bombing campaign in the country.

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  • Britons jailed over attempt to smuggle in 18 Albanians by boat

    Two British men who tried to smuggle 18 Albanians into England by inflatable boat in May and had to be rescued in choppy waters were each sentenced to over four years in prison on Friday, Britain's state prosecution service said. News of the rare attempt at a clandestine sea crossing was seized…

    Reuters
  • Tribunal orders Chad ex-ruler to pay millions to victims

    DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — A tribunal ordered Chad's ex-dictator Hissene Habre on Friday to pay more than 4,700 victims at least $17,000 each for abuses suffered during his time in power.

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  • Palestinian 'long shot' legal fight over 1917 British declaration

    A Palestinian plan to sue Britain over a 1917 declaration backing a Jewish homeland in Palestine could help rally supporters, but has little chance of success, legal analysts say. The Palestinian government on Monday announced it was seeking legal action against Britain for the nearly century-old…

    AFP
  • China conditionally approves AB Inbev-SABMiller merger: ministry

    Chinese regulatory authorities conditionally approved brewer Anheuser-Busch InBev’s giant takeover of SABMiller Friday, clearing one of the last major hurdles for the $103 billion deal to go ahead. The commerce ministry "decided to approve" the sale on condition that SABMiller's own stake in…

    AFP
  • Matt Giteau back in Wallaby frame for Rugby Championship

    SYDNEY (AP) — Veteran playmaker Matt Giteau and four uncapped players have been named in a 36-man Australia squad for the Rugby Championship against New Zealand, South Africa and Argentina.

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  • World's top brewer AB InBev stalls in Brazil

    The world's top brewer AB InBev on Friday said its earnings took a hit in the second quarter on tough results in Latin America ahead of the Olympics in Rio. The Belgian-based Budweiser maker is in the throes of a blockbuster merger with rival SABMiller, a tie-up process that also affected earnings…

    AFP
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  • The Latest: Polish officials say 500,000 see pope at rally

    CZESTOCHOWA, Poland (AP) — The Latest on Pope Francis' visit to Poland and World Youth Day celebrations (all times local):

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