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CHICAGO: With dreams of their first World Series crown since 1908 on the brink of ending, the Chicago Cubs avoided elimination Sunday (Monday in Manila) with a 3-2 victory over the Cleveland Indians. Chicago’s Kris Bryant homered to spark a three-run outburst in the fourth inning and Cuban closing relief…

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‘Only two villages remains on the road’ BARTALLA, Iraq: Iraq’s forces resumed their advance on the Islamic State group’s bastion of Mosul Monday, aiming to position themselves a few hundred meters from the city’s eastern limits. A senior officer with the elite Counter-Terrorism Service (CTS) told AFP reporters outside the…

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TBILISI: Georgia’s ruling Georgian Dream party has scored a landslide win in disputed parliamentary polls, according to official results released on Monday, prompting the main opposition to allege fraud. “Georgian Dream won in all but two of 50 single-mandate constituencies” where a second round was held on Sunday, Central Election…

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NORCIA, Italy: The most powerful earthquake to hit Italy in 36 years struck the country’s mountainous center Sunday, panicking shell-shocked residents for the third time in two months and flattening a world famous 600-year-old basilica. Remarkably, there were no reports of anyone dying as a result of the 6.6-magnitude quake…

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SEOUL: South Korean prosecutors on Monday questioned the woman at the center of a political scandal that has shattered public confidence in President Park Geun-Hye, with allegations of fraud and meddling in state affairs. In the wake of mass street protests in Seoul and other cities to demand Park’s resignation,…

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DIYARBAKIR, Turkey: A Turkish court has ordered the detention of the two mayors of Diyarbakir, the largest city in the predominantly Kurdish southeast of the country, accusing them of “terrorist” activities linked to the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK). Gultan Kisanak and Firat Anli, jointly elected in 2014, were Sunday…

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MADRID: Conservative political survivor Mariano Rajoy who has won confidence vote in parliament on Saturday, which has since been formalized by a royal decree of King Felipe VI, is expected to take over once again as prime minister this week. At the same time, he is also poised to face…

US 2016 ELECTIONS

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LOS ANGELES: As the presidential candidates sprint the final leg of the race for the White House, sports luminaries are lining up behind their preferred candidates. LeBron James, Stephen Curry and Martina Navratilova have said they would vote for Hillary Clinton while Donald Trump has the support of Mike Tyson,…

US 2016 ELECTIONS

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DAYTONA BEACH, United States: US presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton on Saturday (Sunday in Manila) urged the FBI to release all information that led to a renewed probe into her use of email just ahead of the elections, calling the move “unprecedented” and “deeply troubling.” “It’s pretty strange to put something…

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