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Brazil president to undergo surgery for fourth time

Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro will undergo surgery to correct an incisional hernia, his fourth operation since he was stabbed nearly a year ago during his presidential campaign, his officesaid Sunday. A statement from the president’s office said the problem resulted from previous surgeries. Bolsonaro tweeted a photograph of himself flanked by his doctors in Sao […]

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Dark comic: Bill Hader on ‘Barry’ and ‘It 2’

For one of the funniest men in America, Bill Hader is definitely drawn to darkness. Critics agree that the “Saturday Night Live” alumnus steals the show in horror blockbuster “It: Chapter 2,” out this Friday, while his acclaimed HBO hitman comedy “Barry” is tipped to win multiple Emmys once again next month. In both, the […]

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Confusion clouds China’s social credit system

From penalising irresponsible dog owners to blacklisting dissenters, critics warn China’s social credit system enables authorities to define “desirable and undesirable behaviour” and could allow unprecedented control of citizen’s lives. The fledgling initiative has sparked fears the authoritarian state is tightening its grip on an already heavily monitored public, ensuring that only those strictly adhering […]

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China’s ‘Belt and Road’ risks Paris climate goals: analysis

Carbon-heavy development in countries part of China’s Belt and Road Initiative could render the Paris climate goals unreachable, according to a new analysis on the gargantuan global infrastructure project released Monday. The massive network of ports, railways, roads and industrial parks spanning Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Europe will see trillions invested in new […]

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‘Catastrophic’ Dorian pounds Bahamas, US evacuates coast

Hurricane Dorian attered the Bahamas with ferocious wind and rain on Sunday, the monstrous Category 5 storm wrecking towns and homes as it churned on an uncertain pathtoward the US coast where hundreds of thousands were ordered to evacuate. There was no immediate word on casualties in the low-lying islands. Packing sustained winds of 185 […]

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Eintracht star Rebic set for AC Milan move

Croatia forward Ante Rebic is on the verge of becoming an AC Milan player after Eintracht Frankfurt revealed that he was making his way to Italy, with Andre Silva travelling in the otherdirection. “Ante is on his way there (to Milan) … Silva is here for a medical check on Monday. He is a very […]

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Serena ‘fine’ after ankle scare at US Open

Serena Williams believes she avoided any serious injury after badly rolling her ankle Sunday in a straight-sets win over Petra Martic that sent her through to the US Open quarter-finals. The 37-year-old American, seeking her 24th career Grand Slam title to match Margaret Court’s all-time record, routed Croatian 22nd seed Petra Martic 6-3, 6-4 to […]

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Mike Bryan fined $10,000 for gun gesture at US Open

American doubles player Mike Bryan was fined $10,000 by the US Open on Sunday for his using racquet his to make a shooting gesture at a line judge. Bryan, playing alongside twin brother Bob, held his racquet upside down and pointed it towards the official after successfully challenging an incorrect call. Chair umpire Mariana Alves […]

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International participants in Damascus International Fair send message of solidarity with Syria

Several countries are participating in the 61st Damascus International Fair, sending a message of solidarity with Syria and its people, in addition to showcasing their culture, industries, and investment opportunities. In a statement to SANA, Ambassador of Cuba Miguel Porto Parga said his country’s participation in the Fair expresses it support for Syria, noting that […]

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PH trusts China on agreements with caution: DND chief

Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana on Sunday said the Philippines can trust China to honor the agreements it entered with the country but must also be cautious amid tensions over claims in the West Philippine Sea (WPS). “Of course we trust China on their words. It is a regional power and I have no reason to […]