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'Today is D-Day': Rescuers begin mission to extract Thai cave boys

July 8, 2018 - 12:52am
A dangerous rescue mission to free 12 schoolboys and their soccer coach trapped inside a Thai cave for two weeks began on Sunday, authorities said, with the first survivor to possibly emerge 11 hours later.
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Japan says reaffirmed commitment to North Korea sanctions with U.S., South Korea

July 7, 2018 - 11:38pm
Japan's Minister of Foreign Affairs Taro Kono said on Sunday Tokyo, the United States and South Korea reaffirmed their commitment to implement sanctions against North Korea until it abandoned its nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programmes.
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Japan's Abe praises Pompeo after Pyongyang's 'gangster-like' accusation

July 7, 2018 - 10:41pm
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe praised on Sunday U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's conduct at denuclearization talks with North Korean officials who accused America's top diplomat of making "gangster-like" demands.
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Polanski's wife says 'Non merci!' to Oscars' academy invite

July 7, 2018 - 10:24pm
Actress Emmanuelle Seigner on Sunday rejected an invitation to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, in a column in which she slammed the "hypocrisy" of a group that expelled her husband Roman Polanski two months ago.
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U.S. warships pass through Taiwan Strait amid heightened tensions with Beijing

July 7, 2018 - 10:16pm
Two U.S. warships passed through the Taiwan Strait on Saturday on a voyage that will likely be viewed in the self-ruled island as a sign of support by President Donald Trump amid heightened tension with China.
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Trump administration halts billions in insurance payments under Obamacare

July 7, 2018 - 9:59pm
The Trump administration on Saturday halted billions of dollars in payments to health insurers under the Obamacare healthcare law, saying that a recent federal court ruling prevents the money from being disbursed.
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Haiti protests carry on despite fuel hike U-turn; flights canceled

July 7, 2018 - 8:45pm
Haitian leaders pleaded for calm on Saturday as violent protests over fuel price hikes entered a second day and airlines canceled flights to the Caribbean nation.
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Thai rescuers evacuate cave area, rescue bid for trapped boys seen imminent

July 7, 2018 - 8:44pm
Thai authorities on Sunday said they plan to evacuate an area around a cave in northern Thailand where a dozen boys and their soccer coach have been trapped so that a "rescue operation" can take place.
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Pompeo meets Japanese, South Korean allies after denuclearization talks with Pyongyang

July 7, 2018 - 7:50pm
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo began a series of meetings with his Japanese and South Korean counterparts on Sunday after North Korea accused him of making "gangster-like" demands during two-days of talks in Pyongyang.
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Russia's World Cup dream ends with Croatia shootout defeat

July 7, 2018 - 7:02pm
Russia's World Cup dream ended within agonizing sight of the semi-finals as they went down 4-3 on penalties to Croatia on Saturday after another gallant performance in front of their fanatical fans which again belied their lowly ranking.
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Modric shines again but team mates must do more

July 7, 2018 - 6:40pm
Croatia progressed to the semi-finals of the World Cup after a second successive penalty shootout on Saturday but their inability to put away another unimpressive team over 90 minutes and extra time is a major worry for the Balkan side.
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Hosts Russia disappointed but exit World Cup stage with pride

July 7, 2018 - 6:31pm
Russia's unexpected World Cup run ended on penalties after a thrilling quarter-final against Croatia on Saturday, and the hosts left the stage having earned the admiration of fans both home and abroad for their indomitable spirit.
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Croatia's Modric chasing World Cup dream after shootout win

July 7, 2018 - 6:17pm
Croatia captain Luka Modric put in a man of the match performance to lead his side to a penalty shootout victory over hosts Russia, but he has no interest in personal awards as they chase their World Cup dream in a semi-final against England.
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Russia salutes 'heroes' after Croatia ends World Cup dream

July 7, 2018 - 6:11pm
The Kremlin dubbed the Russian national team heroes and proud Russian soccer fans saluted their team after the underdog host side lost on penalties to Croatia, bringing an end to its World Cup challenge at the quarter-finals.
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Croatia end Russia's World Cup dream on penalties

July 7, 2018 - 5:49pm
Croatia finally ended Russia's unlikely World Cup dream when they won 4-3 on penalties to eliminate the gallant hosts in a dramatic quarter-final which ended 2-2 after extra time on Saturday.
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Circus artists in knots watching Russia's heart-breaking defeat

July 7, 2018 - 5:49pm
Is there anything more unlucky than having to work when your country are playing in the World Cup quarter-finals?
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Kremlin says Putin 'proud' of Russia team after World Cup exit - Ifax

July 7, 2018 - 5:46pm
Russian President Vladimir Putin is "proud" of the national soccer team, Interfax news agency cited a Kremlin spokesman as saying, after Russia lost to Croatia on penalties in a World Cup quarter-final match on Saturday.
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Russia and Croatia level at 2-2, match goes to penalties

July 7, 2018 - 4:54pm
Hosts Russia and Croatia were level at 2-2 after extra time in Saturday's last World Cup quarter-final at Sochi's Fisht Stadium and the match will now be decided in a penalty shootout.
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Thousands evacuated ahead of fast-moving California wildfire

July 7, 2018 - 4:21pm
Santa Barbara County officials declared a local emergency on Saturday as a fast-moving wildfire driven by strong winds and triple-digit temperatures destroyed 20 homes and other structures and forced thousands of residents to evacuate.
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North Korea slams 'gangster-like' U.S. demands after satisfied Pompeo leaves

July 7, 2018 - 3:59pm
North Korea accused the United States on Saturday of making "gangster-like" demands in talks over its nuclear program, contradicting U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo hours after he left saying the old enemies had made progress on key issues.
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