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Mexico fan’s incredible World Cup journey from 1986 to Russia 2018

MOSCOW — June 15, 1986 was an important day in the history of Mexican football. Manuel Negrete produced the best goal in the history of the World Cup, at least according to a recent FIFA poll, to help El Tri defeat Bulgaria 2-0 in Estadio Azteca and advance to the quarterfinals of its home World Cup. Mexicans took to the streets to celebrate. ...

Italy bars two more refugee ships from ports

Italy’s interior minister has sparked a new migration crisis in the Mediterranean by barring two rescue boats from bringing refugees to shore, a week after the Aquarius was prevented from docking. “Two other ships with the flag of Netherlands, Lifeline and Seefuchs, have arrived off the coast of Libya, waiting for their load of human beings abandoned by the smugglers,” Matteo ...

2,000 children separated from parents in six weeks under Trump policy

Almost 2,000 children have been separated from their families at the US southern border over a six-week period during a crackdown on illegal entries, according to Department of Homeland Security figures obtained on Friday by the Associated Press. The figures show that 1,995 minors were separated from 1,940 adults between 19 April and 31 May 2018. The separations were not ...

France vs Australia: Technology favours French as VAR history is made at World Cup 2018

France benefited from a controversial first use of video assistant referee technology at a World Cup as they laboured to a 2-1 win over Australia. Antoine Griezmann put Les Bleus ahead with a contentious second-half penalty in Kazan after referee Andres Cunha adjudged the forward had been fouled by Joshua Risdon having watched a replay of the incident at the ...

Australia’s economy is going strong, but the fate of its currency is in question

The Australian economy has gone without a recession for 26 straight years and is still going strong, but the same can’t be said about the performance of its currency. Official data on Wednesday pointed to Australia starting 2018 on a strong note: Its gross domestic product expanded by 3.1 percent year-over-year in the first quarter, handily beating forecasts and avoiding a recession yet again. ...

Allegations of Australian war crimes in Afghanistan ‘being taken seriously’

The Turnbull government says allegations that members of Australia’s elite special forces committed war crimes in Afghanistan are being taken seriously, after a confidential report was leaked to the media. Labor says it is seeking a briefing from the government about the “deeply concerning” allegations, and it wants the report to be made public to the extent possible. Fairfax Media reported on Friday ...

Lebanon: We received appeals against 40 elected MPs

The Lebanese Constitutional Council yesterday announced that it has received appeals against the legality of the election of 40 MPs of the 128 appointed in the recent elections. Head of the Constitutional Council Issam Suleiman said in a press conference in Beirut that the appeal “does not invalidate the election result. The elected candidate is considered an MP and can ...

Jordan receives first upgraded Cobra helos

Jordan has received back into service the first of 12 Bell AH-1F Cobra attack helicopters that are being put through an extensive upgrade process. Northrop Grumman, which as a subcontractor to Science and Engineering Services (SES) is updating the avionics of the 1980s-vintage helicopters, announced on 7 June that the first have now been shipped from Huntsville, Alabama, to Jordan ...

IS jihadists retake parts of Syria town in major attack

The Islamic State group seized parts of a key town on the Syrian-Iraqi border today in a massive operation that further confirmed the jihadists remain a force on the ground. IS used at least 10 suicide bombers in its offensive on Albu Kamal, which lies in he Euphrates Valley in eastern Syria and swiftly took several neighbourhoods, the Syrian Observatory ...

Airstrike on rebel-held village in northwest Syria kills at least 44

Airstrikes on a village in rebel-held Syria have killed at least 44 civilians and injured a further 80, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) has said, in the biggest attack in the area so far this year. The UK-based war monitor as well as the Syrian Civil Defence service said the attack on Zardana in Idlib province overnight on Thursday involved a ‘double ...

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