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Members of the Philippine Team (left of podium) Jeufro Emil “Jag” Lejano, Wilfredo Martin Jr., Bernardo Mari V. Alejandro and William Magalong have won silver medals in the Team Classic category (overall) of the 2017 IPSC Handgun World Shoot XVIII held at Châteauroux, France, from August 28 to September 3.…

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PÉRIGUEUX, France: An amateur cyclist caught riding a motorised bicycle could be charged with fraud, a local French public prosecutor said on Monday (Tuesday in Manila). The 43-year-old, who hasn’t been named, was snared in a targeted sting operation on Sunday run by the Perigueux public prosecutor alongside French cycling…

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PARIS: Controversial world 100-meter champion Justin Gatlin was left off the list of nominees for the IAAF’s World Athlete of the Year awards. Gatlin, who has served two doping bans, was a surprise winner of the 100m in London in August as Jamaican great Usain Bolt bowed out of his…

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Russia and China were banned from international weightlifting, ruling them out of the world championships, after reanalyzed drugs tests from the 2008 and 2012 Olympics returned at least three positive results each. In all, nine nations were suspended by the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) for a year with Armenia, Azerbaijan,…

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BANGKOK: Thailand’s highest court on Wednesday acquitted two ex-prime ministers and two former top police officers over their role in a 2008 crackdown on anti-government protesters that killed two people. Former premier Somchai Wongsawat and his then-deputy Chavalit Yongchaiyudh faced negligence charges over a police operation to remove protesters who…

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BANGKOK: Heavy rains have brought some of the worst floods for years to Thailand’s rural northeast where 23 people have died over the past month, officials said Wednesday. Flash floods have disrupted air travel, inundated rail tracks and swallowed farmland across the rice-farming region of Isaan, affecting more than one…

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BRASÍLIA: Brazil’s center-right President Michel Temer faces a vote by lawmakers Wednesday to decide whether to put him on trial for corruption in the latest political turmoil shaking Latin America’s biggest country. Temer is accused of taking bribes from a meatpacking industry executive—part of a wider scandal sucking in major…

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