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Vardar out of Europa League qualifiers

Armenia’s Pyunik Yerevan beat Vardar 2:0 in the first round of the Europa League qualifiers in Skopje on Thursday, eliminating the Macedonian outfit in the process. Following the 1:0 loss in the first leg, Vardar failed to find the net...
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IOC adds 7 medal events to 2022 Beijing Winter Games program

Planning for its next three Olympic Games on Wednesday, the IOC added seven medal events to the 2022 Beijing Winter Games, published a 2020 Tokyo Olympics schedule with no agreement on when to race swimming finals, and set a timetable to add...
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Sandra Oh makes history as the first Asian woman nominated for a lead actress in a drama

Sandra Oh has made history as the first Asian woman to receive an Emmy nomination for lead actress in a drama, thanks to her groundbreaking performance in Killing Eve. The thriller series just debuted on BBC America this year, starring Oh...
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World Cup victory boosts French morale, but not Macron’s popularity

Winning the soccer World Cup has turned the French, long-time pessimists, into optimists, but has not boosted President Emmanuel Macron’s popularity, a survey showed on Tuesday. Some 62 percent of the French polled by the Odoxa polling institute...
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Amazon’s Jeff Bezos beats Bill Gates in new rich list

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is now worth $150bn, according to the Bloomberg Billionaire Index. Jeff Bezos’s net worth has increased by over $60bn in the last 12 months, which makes him the world’s richest man, the BBC reports. This...
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Saudi Arabia bans video games after children’s deaths

Saudi Arabia says it’s banning a long list of popular video games after allegations surfaced that two children killed themselves after being encouraged to do so in an online game, AP reports. The Saudi General Commission for Audio-Visual...
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Ronaldo ready for ‘brand new challenge’ at Juventus after unveiling

Cristiano Ronaldo has insisted he remains as ambitious as ever after completing his move to Juventus from Real Madrid. The 33-year-old was unveiled by the Serie A club on Monday evening after passing a medical earlier in the day. ‘The...
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WC 2018: Over 3 million people attended World Cup matches in Russia

The 2018 World Cup matches in Russia were attended by more than three million people. A total of 3,031,768 people have attended the 64 matches of this summer’s tournament with the average attendance rate being 47,371 people. According...
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Novak Djokovic wins fourth Wimbledon by beating Kevin Anderson

Novak Djokovic earned his first Grand Slam title in more than two years by beating Kevin Anderson to win his fourth Wimbledon championship, BBC reports. Djokovic, seeded 12th, won 6-2 6-2 7-6 (7-3) to claim a 13th Slam – his first major...
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WC 2018: Belgium defeats England for third place

For Belgium and England, the third-place match at the World Cup was more like a dress rehearsal for future finals. At least they hope. The Belgians earned their best World Cup finish by beating England 2-0 on Saturday in a match both saw as...