AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

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PARIS: Marcelo Bielsa’s Lille slipped back into the automatic relegation places in Ligue 1 on Monday after crashing to a 3-0 defeat away at Amiens in a rearranged game. The match had initially been abandoned in late September after a pitch-side barrier collapsed under the weight of Lille fans celebrating…

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DORTMUND, Germany: Borussia Dortmund have lifted the suspension on Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to allow their star striker to face Tottenham Hotspur in the Champions League on Tuesday (Wednesday in Manila). Dortmund’s under-fire coach Peter Bosz confirmed Aubameyang is back in the squad after he was suspended for being late to training…

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DOHA: Qatar’s most senior World Cup official said Monday (there were no regrets in bidding for the 2022 tournament, despite the “abuse” he claims the country has received since being chosen as host. Speaking at a press conference to mark the eve of the five-year anniversary before the tournament starts,…

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WASHINGTON, D.C.: President Donald Trump on Monday (Tuesday in Manila) declared North Korea a state sponsor of terrorism even as his top diplomat said Washington has not given up hope of a negotiated end to the nuclear standoff with Kim Jong-Un’s regime. Trump promised a rapid escalation of US Treasury…

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BANGKOK: A manhunt was underway Tuesday for 20 ethnic Uighurs from China who made a daring escape from an immigration detention center in southern Thailand, with police expecting them to make a dash for the border with Malaysia. Police said the group bored through two small holes into the wall…

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL

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YANGON: Myanmar’s suffocating controls over its Rohingya population amount to “apartheid,” Amnesty International said on Tuesday in a probe into the root causes of a crisis that has sent 620,000 refugees fleeing to Bangladesh. Scenes of dispossessed Rohingya in Bangladeshi camps have provoked outrage around the world, as people who…

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SOCHI, Russia: Russian President Vladimir Putin met with embattled Syrian counterpart Bashar al-Assad in Sochi ahead of talks on Wednesday with leaders from Turkey and Iran aimed at re-booting the peace process in the conflict-torn country. The Kremlin said Monday’s (Tuesday in Manila) meeting in the Black Sea resort of…

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WASHINGTON, D.C.: President Donald Trump will dissolve his charitable foundation—which acknowledged breaking federal rules on “self-dealing” last year— once an investigation concludes, US media reported on Monday (Tuesday in Manila). In December, Trump vowed to shutter the organization to avoid any conflicts of interest, after it was found to have…

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HARARE: Zimbabwe’s parliament prepared to start impeachment proceedings against President Robert Mugabe on Tuesday, as ousted vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa, who could be the country’s next leader, told him to step down. Further street protests have been called in Harare, raising fears that the political turmoil could spill into violence.…

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