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Yoda is stealing the show at a Northern Taiwan hot air balloon festival

(ChinaPost.com.tw) - Darth Vader is also at the event, which is running at Shimen Reservoir until Tuesday.

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English FA ends sponsorship deals with betting companies

By Simon Evans MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) - The English Football Association has ended its sponsorship deals with betting company Ladbrokes and confirmed it was ceasing all commercial agreements with gambling firms. The move comes after the FA was criticised for punishing players for betting violations while having deals in place with ...

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IS destroys Mosul mosque where it declared 'caliphate'

Mosul, June 22 (IANS) The Islamic State has destroyed an iconic 12th-century mosque in the city of Mosul that was the ideological heart of the terror ...

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Sex can boost brain power in older adults

London, June 22 (IANS) Staying busy in your bedroom even after age 50 could be good for your brain as researchers have found that older adults who ...

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Bolt to run 100m in Monaco for worlds preparation

Paris, June 22 (IANS) Eight-time Olympic gold medallist Usain Bolt will feature in the 100 metre event at the IAAF Diamond League Monaco meeting, the ...

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Top Asian News 10:48 a.m. GMT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines, Indonesia and Malaysia plan to closely cooperate to halt the flow of militants, weapons, funds and ...

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Hungarian Olympian Katinka Hosszu calls on swimmers to unite against FINA

Budapest, June 22 (IANS) Three-time Olympic champion Katinka Hosszu published a long statement on her Facebook page, calling on swimmers all around the world to take a stand against the International Swimming Federation (FINA), which introduced new ...

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Dozens killed in Afghanistan as car bomb hits bank branch

A car bomb exploded outside a bank in Lashkar Gah, capital of the southern Afghan province of Helmand on Thursday, killing and wounding dozens of civilians and members of the security forces waiting to collect their pay, officials said. Omar Zwak, spokesman for the provincial governor, said at least 20 people had been killed and more than 50 ...

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Monaco announce fifth off season signing with Mboula

Paris, June 22 (IANS) Promising Jordi Mboula became the fifth close season signing of Ligue 1 champions AS Monaco, the French football club announced. The 18-year-old winger signed a five-year deal with Monaco after his departure from Barcelona, reports Xinhua news agency. Mboula scored eight goals to cap his shining performance in last season's ...

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Ronaldo remains coy about his Real future

Moscow, June 22 (IANS) Portugal and Real Madrid superstar Christiano Ronaldo remained coy about his future with the Spanish football giants, refusing ...

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Emma Watson risked wardrobe malfunction in low white gown

London, June 22 (IANS) Actress Emma Watson risked a wardrobe malfunction in a low white gown while attending the premier of her new movie "The ...

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Harry Styles splits with Tess Ward

London, June 22 (IANS) Singer Harry Styles and his girlfriend Tess Ward have decided to go their separate ways after seeing each other only for a month. "Harry (Styles) and Tess (Ward) haven't seen each other for a number of weeks.

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May to present Brexit plans to EU leaders

London, June 22 (IANS) British Prime Minister Theresa May will address European Union leaders on her plans for the expats' rights after the UK leaves the 27-member bloc, the media reported on Thursday. May will head to Brussels later in the day for her first European summit since losing her Commons majority in the June 8 general elections, ...

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Egypt celebrates International Yoga Day

Cairo, June 22 (IANS) Hundreds of people turned up in the Egyptian capital to celebrate the third International Yoga Day on Wednesday, an official statement said here. The event was organised in the lawns of the iconic Baron Palais Hindou, a structure which was inspired by the Hindu temple of Angkor-Wat in Cambodia. India's Ambassador to Egypt ...

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Men gain weight after marriage

London, June 22 (IANS) Putting paid to the idea that married couples have better physical health because of increased social support, a new study has found that marriage actually makes men fatter, and the early days of fatherhood add to the problem. ...

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U.S. tells Turkey it will take back weapons from Kurdish militia - Turkish sources

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told his Turkish counterpart that weapons provided to the Kurdish YPG militia in Syria would be taken back once ...

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20 killed as car bomb targets Afghan bank

Kabul, June 22 (IANS) At least 20 people were killed and 55 injured in a suicide car bomb attack on a bank branch in the southern Afghan province of ...

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No royal wants to be king or queen, Britain's Prince Harry says

Prince Harry said no one in Britain's royal family wants to be king or queen and criticised a decision to force him to parade behind his mother Princess Diana's coffin after her death in 1997, according to an interview with a U.S. magazine. "We are not doing this for ourselves but for the greater good of the people ... Is there any one of the ...

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Congressional Black Caucus declines Trump's invitation

New York [U.S.], June 22 (ANI) :The Congressional Black Caucus has declined an invitation for a follow-up meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump, terming his administration's policies and proposals as detrimental to all black Americans and their constituencies. In a letter addressed to the President, CBC Chairman Rep. Cedric Richmond wrote that ...

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Heavy fighting in northeastern Congo, several wounded - residents

Exchanges of heavy weapons fire erupted in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo on Thursday between the army and militia fighters, and several students sitting exams were wounded in an explosion at a school, residents said. The fighting in and around the city of Beni between Congo's army and what is believed to be a new coalition of armed ...

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Month after insane attack, yogis bring outpouring of peace to Times Square

New York, June 22 (IANS) A month after an insane attack on Times Square by a driver who ploughed through a crowd killing a woman and injuring 22 ...

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In Iraq's Mosul, Islamic State group destroys iconic mosque

The Islamic State group destroyed Mosul's al-Nuri mosque and its iconic leaning minaret known as al-Hadba when fighters detonated explosives inside ...

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China to levy 100% tax on overseas football transfers

BEIJING (AP) — China will effectively double the cost of its clubs buying foreign football players in a move aimed at slowing the influx of pricey ...

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Trump advisors meet Palestinian President

Ramallah, June 22 (IANS) A delegation led by Jared Kushner, US President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior advisor, held a meeting with the ...

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Britain's May still to be PM at year end - finance minister Hammond

LONDON (Reuters) - Theresa May will still be British leader at the end of this year, finance minister Philip Hammond said on Thursday. May's future is unclear after her botched gamble on a snap election left her Conservative Party short of a majority in parliament. Asked by BBC television if he believed May would remain premier into 2018, ...

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Courteney Cox admits cosmetic curgery made her look fake

London, June 22 (IANS) Courteney Cox has admitted that cosmetic surgery left her looking virtually unrecognisable. The actress also reveals that she's let her facial fillers dissolve and now feels "better because I look myself". Things are going to change, everything's going to drop and I was trying to make it not drop, but that (cosmetic ...

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Egypt census workers detect another baby boom

CAIRO (AP) — Census workers going door to door in Egypt's teeming neighborhoods and crowded towns are discovering a new country — of more than 20 million people born in the last decade alone.

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