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Indian bowlers pull back Australia after Finch ton

India’s bowlers fought back strongly after opener Aaron Finch’s blazing century to restrict Australia to 293-6 in the third one-day international on Sunday.

Finch, who smashed 124 on his return to the side after a calf injury, forged a 154-run second wicket stand with skipper Steve Smith, who made 63 -- giving the visitors hope of a 300-plus score at the batting-friendly Holkar Stadium.

Indian bowlers pull back Australia after Finch ton
Indian bowlers pull back Australia after Finch ton

Indian bowlers pull back Australia after Finch ton

India’s bowlers fought back strongly after opener Aaron Finch’s blazing century to restrict Australia to 293-6 in the third one-day international on Sunday.

Iraq’s Kurds set for contentious independence vote
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Iraq’s Kurds set for contentious independence vote

Iraqi Kurds were preparing to vote in a referendum set for Monday on independence for their autonomous northern region, despite warnings within the country and from neighbours Iran and Turkey.
Merkel heads for fourth term, hard-right eyes first seats
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Merkel heads for fourth term, hard-right eyes first seats

Germans voted Sunday in a general election expected to hand Chancellor Angela Merkel a fourth term while the hard-right nationalist AfD party was expected to make history by winning its first seats in parliament.
Rohingya in Bangladesh need ‘massive’ assistance: UN
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Rohingya in Bangladesh need ‘massive’ assistance: UN

Bangladesh needs “massive international assistance” to feed and shelter the 436,000 Rohingya who have fled Myanmar in recent weeks, the head of the UN refugee agency said Sunday.
New quake shakes traumatized Mexico City
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New quake shakes traumatized Mexico City

A new earthquake sowed panic in Mexico City on Saturday, forcing a brief pause in rescue operations to free survivors from the more powerful tremor this week that devastated parts of the capital.
Trump casts doubt over Iran nuclear deal after missile test
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Trump casts doubt over Iran nuclear deal after missile test

President Donald Trump gave a stark warning Saturday that cast growing uncertainty over whether a nuclear deal clinched with Iran would survive after the Islamic republic tested a new medium-range missile.
Paris once again the world’s undisputed fashion capital
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Paris once again the world’s undisputed fashion capital

When Paris fashion week begins on Monday, it will do so in a city that is once again the undisputed fashion capital of the world.
NBA, NFL hit back after Trump tirade
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NBA, NFL hit back after Trump tirade

President Donald Trump triggered a backlash from the US professional sports world on Saturday after withdrawing a White House invitation to the NBA champion Golden State Warriors and condemning NFL players protesting the national anthem.
New Zealand leaders line up to woo kingmaker Peters
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New Zealand leaders line up to woo kingmaker Peters

Both of New Zealand’s major political parties moved to open coalition negotiations with maverick MP Winston Peters Sunday after the country’s general election stalemate left him in the position of kingmaker.
UK restaurant jobs unfilled as EU workers leave
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UK restaurant jobs unfilled as EU workers leave

As EU nationals leave Britain in ever greater numbers ahead of Brexit, restaurants like pizzeria chain Franco Manca are reporting shortages that could spell trouble for a sector that relies on immigrant labour.
Gang rape horrors haunt Rohingya refugees
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Gang rape horrors haunt Rohingya refugees

Shamila clutches her daughter’s hand so tightly it turns white as she recounts how soldiers broke into her home in Myanmar and gang-raped her in front of her children — a story heard over and over in Bangladesh refugee camps.
US warplanes fly off North Korea coast in new show of force
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US warplanes fly off North Korea coast in new show of force

US bombers and fighter escorts flew off the coast of North Korea on Saturday in a show of force against its nuclear weapons program, escalating already sky-high tensions.
Blaak turns Olympic disappointment into world cycling triumph
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Blaak turns Olympic disappointment into world cycling triumph

A year ago Chantal Blaak was digesting the biggest disappointment of her career as she was left out of the Dutch Olympic squad.
Frida, the four-legged heroine of Mexico’s quake rescues
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Frida, the four-legged heroine of Mexico’s quake rescues

With protective goggles fitted under her furry ears and boots on all four paws, Frida wags her tail as she scales the mountains of rubble left by this week’s devastating earthquake in Mexico.
Psychologists help Mexico deal with double trauma of quake
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Psychologists help Mexico deal with double trauma of quake

Whether wearing white lab coats, red rescue worker vests or dressed as clowns, the psychologists standing by as Mexico picks through the rubble of this week’s earthquakes are ready to help a shaken nation deal with its trauma.
3.5-magnitude quake rattles N. Korea near nuclear test site
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3.5-magnitude quake rattles N. Korea near nuclear test site

A shallow 3.5-magnitude earthquake which hit North Korea near the country’s nuclear test site Saturday was likely an aftershock from the hermit state’s missile test on September 3, a nuclear test ban watchdog and other experts said.
French left stages street showdown with Macron
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French left stages street showdown with Macron

Firebrand French leftist Jean-Luc Melenchon on Saturday vowed a lengthy battle against the labour law changes pushed through by President Emmanuel Macron as a tens of thousands of people took to the streets to demonstrate.
New 6.2-magnitude quake sows panic in Mexico City
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New 6.2-magnitude quake sows panic in Mexico City

A strong 6.2-magnitude quake shook Mexico on Saturday, causing panic in traumatized Mexico City, where rescuers trying to free people trapped from this week’s earlier earthquake had to suspend work.
Puerto Rico rushes to evacuate thousands amid fears dam will burst
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Puerto Rico rushes to evacuate thousands amid fears dam will burst

Authorities in Puerto Rico rushed Saturday to evacuate tens of thousands of people living downriver from a dam said to be in danger of collapsing because of flooding from Hurricane Maria.
Draw dampens Bayern’s Oktoberfest visit
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Draw dampens Bayern’s Oktoberfest visit

Bayern Munich were in dampened spirits during their visit to the Munich ‘Oktoberfest’ beer festival on Saturday, after a shock Bundesliga home draw to mid-table Wolfsburg.
China experts say 3.4-magnitude quake hits North Korea in ‘explosion’
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China experts say 3.4-magnitude quake hits North Korea in ‘explosion’

China’s seismic service CENC on Saturday detected a zero-depth, 3.4-magnitude earthquake in North Korea, calling it a “suspected explosion.”
Fires rage in Rakhine as Myanmar army blames Rohingya for mosque blast
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Fires rage in Rakhine as Myanmar army blames Rohingya for mosque blast

Myanmar’s army chief on Saturday blamed Rohinyga militants for an explosion outside a mosque in Rakhine state, as a rights group accused the military of starting fires in the region to prevent refugees from returning.
Six parties set to clear the threshold to parliament in German elections
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Six parties set to clear the threshold to parliament in German elections

The number of parties in the Bundestag could grow to six for the first time since 1949.
Petrol prices pumped up in Pyongyang
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Petrol prices pumped up in Pyongyang

Petrol prices are being pumped higher in Pyongyang in the wake of United Nations sanctions restricting exports of oil products to nuclear-armed North Korea.
North Korea ‘more opaque’ after YouTube propaganda ban: monitors
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North Korea ‘more opaque’ after YouTube propaganda ban: monitors

North Korea has become “more opaque” to the outside world following a decision by YouTube to silence an official propaganda channel, a monitoring group has warned, as new sanctions over Pyongyang’s nuclear programme begin to bite.
Polls close in New Zealand’s cliffhanger election
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Polls close in New Zealand’s cliffhanger election

Voting has closed in New Zealand’s general election Saturday where pre-election polls indicated it was too close to call between the centre-right National Party of Prime Minister Bill English and the centre-left Labour Party of Jacinda Ardern.

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