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2018 NHL free agency tracker

  Get up to date on the latest key signings from the NHL’s 2018 off-season by following the tracker below.​ Moves and contract terms listed below have been announced by teams or reported by reputable media. All salaries listed are the total for the length of the deal and are in US currency. July 3 St. Louis Blues: Re-sign F […]

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Colombia footballers receive death threats on social media after England loss

After Colombia were knocked out of the World Cup on Tuesday, two players who missed crucial penalties against England received death threats on social media. Tweets containing menacing insults directed at Mateus Uribe and Carlos Bacca surfaced on the platform just moments after the penalty shootout. “I hate you, Carlos Bacca, I hate all of […]

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Remote work offers hope to Gaza residents

Some 1.8 million Palestinians in Gaza remain ‘locked in’, denied free access to the remainder of the territory and the outside world. That’s according to the United Nations’ Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). More than half of Gaza’s residents – 53 percent, or 1.01 million people, including more than 400,000 children – […]

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Watch: Emmanuel Macron is a hit with Nigeria’s youngsters

Fresh from an EU summit with a big focus on migration… French President Emmanuel Macron has acknowledged that plans to open migrant processing centres in North Africa are only viable if the host countries drive the process. He made the comment to the BBC as he wrapped up a two-nation African charm offensive. It seems […]

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Kim Dotcom loses latest appeal to avoid extradition to U.S.

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — Flamboyant internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom and three of his former colleagues have lost their latest bid to avoid extradition to the U.S. to face criminal charges. New Zealand‘s Court of Appeal on Thursday upheld earlier court rulings that found the men were eligible to be handed over to U.S. authorities. Dotcom’s lawyer […]

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Boys trapped in cave taking a crash course in swimming

CHIANG RAI, Thailand — It’s been more than a week since 12 boys and their soccer coach got trapped inside a flooded cave. Rescue crews have brought them food and medicine, but it’s still too dangerous to bring them out. Video of the boys from inside the cave shows them flashing peace signs and smiling. […]

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U.K. police: 2 more poisoned with same nerve agent as ex-spy

Last Updated Jul 5, 2018 4:40 AM EDT British police said Wednesday that two people found unconscious over the weekend were poisoned by Novichok, the same nerve agent used against Russian ex-spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter. The two new victims, a man and a woman, were found Saturday in Amesbury, which is located about eight miles […]

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Woman declared dead found alive in morgue fridge

A woman who paramedics had declared dead after a horrific car crash in South Africa was later found alive in a mortuary refrigerator, emergency services said on Monday. Ambulance service Distress Alert confirmed that the unnamed woman had been certified dead by paramedics at the scene of the pile-up outside of Carletonville, southwest of Johannesburg, […]

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Top player, irked by swarming bugs, makes early exit at Wimbledon

LONDON — Roger Federer and Serena Williams are making it look easy at Wimbledon – again. Caroline Wozniacki is heading home early – again. Federer and Williams cruised into the third round with straight-sets victories on Wednesday, looking at home on the Centre Court where they have won 15 titles between them. However, Wozniacki still […]