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Hope then survived a review for lbw on five and was able to make it through to stumps alongside the patient Brathwaite, leaving Zimbabwe firmly on the back foot. Sean Williams opened the bowling from the Airport End and beat the outside edge of Brathwaite's bat a couple of times in his first spell. With Cremer finishing the innings with two wickets in two balls, Shai was denied the opportunity to score a third Test century in as many matches.
  • Centre to begin sustained dialogue in Jammu and Kashmir: Rajnath Singh

    Centre to begin sustained dialogue in Jammu and Kashmir: Rajnath Singh

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    Restarting the dialogue process for solution on Kashmir, government today appointed former IB Director Dineshwar Sharma as special interlocutor for sustained dialogue on Kashmir with all stakeholders. Sharma, a 1979-batch (retired) officer of the Indian Police Service, served as the IB director between December, 2014 and 2016. The initiative has been taken as per PM Modi's Independence Day address, Singh said.
  • Widow of fallen soldier hits out at Trump

    Widow of fallen soldier hits out at Trump

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    The widow of a USA soldier who died in Niger this month under circumstances that remain unclear says she still has questions about his death, and that the call that President Donald Trump made to her afterward was hurtful because he didn't remember his name.
  • Jacinda Ardern: 'Ours will be a government of partnership'

    Jacinda Ardern: 'Ours will be a government of partnership'

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    Next month, trade ministers from the TPP group are due to present their proposal for the future of the deal to leaders at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Da Nang, Vietnam. "What is the point, for instance, of having up to three per cent growth when you have some of the worst homelessness in the OECD". So Local Focus went back to Morrinsville to see if anything had changed, and we were surprised.
  • State football falls to Oklahoma, 45-38

    State football falls to Oklahoma, 45-38

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    Ninth-ranked Oklahoma is one of five teams in a 2-1 logjam for second place in the Big 12 Conference behind TCU. With games against three current Top 25 opponents approaching, Mayfield can continue to build momentum - but OU has to keep winning.
  • TODAY'S FORECAST: Mostly sunny, high near 71

    TODAY'S FORECAST: Mostly sunny, high near 71

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    High near 61. South southwest wind 15 to 20 miles per hour decreasing to 9 to 14 miles per hour in the afternoon. Friday night , a chance of showers after 8 p.m. Wednesday Night: Mostly clear - low around 46. High near 73. East wind 8 to 11 miles per hour. Chance of precipitation is 90%. The work week will start off with mid- to upper 60s before jumping to the mid- to upper 70s Wednesday ahead of the cold front.
  • Senate's McConnell says tax bill should be revenue neutral

    Senate's McConnell says tax bill should be revenue neutral

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    Trump intends to discuss taxes at a Tuesday meeting with GOP senators and planned to join a conference call later Sunday with House Republicans, hoping to build momentum. He predicted it would pass "by a large number of votes" and that the president would ultimately sign it to avoid the blame for rising insurance premiums.
  • Top EU official denies Brexit dinner report

    Top EU official denies Brexit dinner report

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    It follows a leak in FAZ following a dinner between the pair at Downing Street earlier this year, after which Mr Juncker was claimed to be "10 times more sceptical" that a Brexit deal could be reached. She looks like someone who does not sleep for the night. Mr Timothy, who was the PM's chief of staff until he quit after the general election, suggested the disclosure had all the hallmarks of coming from the European Commission.
  • Allied forces take Syria's largest oil field from Islamic State

    Allied forces take Syria's largest oil field from Islamic State

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    In this video by a pro-Syrian military news outlet, torn Islamic State signs hang from light posts in the city, and burned out cars and rubble line the streets , which are empty of people. Since the coalition began operations against IS in 2014, the militants' oil production has been reduced from a peak of approximately $50 million per month to now less than $4 million, the coalition said in a statement to The Associated Press.
  • Charges dropped against Scot accused of public indecency in Dubai

    Charges dropped against Scot accused of public indecency in Dubai

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    Tabaza contacted police to report the incident, but later then withdrew his complaint after he realised Harron was facing up to three years in jail for the incident. "His family was not able visit him amid this basic time since they confronted an undeniable danger of detainment themselves under the UAE's digital wrongdoing laws which restrict feedback of the administration".
  • United States prepares to put B-52 nuclear bombers on high alert

    United States prepares to put B-52 nuclear bombers on high alert

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    According to the order, B-52's - armed with nuclear weapons - will be seen at the Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana. The departments' chief of staff General David Goldfein confirmed the plan in an interview with Defense One , as concerns grow that North Korea's nuclear warpath could cause another world war.
  • Italian regions voting in non-binding referendum on autonomy

    Italian regions voting in non-binding referendum on autonomy

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    Both men are members of the Northern League, which has long argued that the north is subsidizing the poorer south. Lombardy has always been the industrial hub of Italy, with its capital Milan acting as the country's financial center. Through Sunday's vote, Lombardy and Veneto seek semi-autonomy, with more control over regional finances and administration. "We, no. Not for now". In Lombardy, where results are not yet final, turnout is estimated at between 38 and 39 percent, with 95 percent ...
  • Man arrested by Israeli police after writing 'good morning' on Facebook

    Man arrested by Israeli police after writing 'good morning' on Facebook

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    The police officers were suspicious because the translation accompanied a picture of the man alongside the bulldozer, a vehicle that has been used in the past in hit-and-run terrorist attacks. They suspected he was threatening to carry out such an attack and the police arrested him. Which is why Judea and Samaria Police conducted a search that culminated in the arrest of the author.