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WC 2018: Costa grabs lucky goal as relieved Spain edges Iran

A fortuitous second half goal by Diego Costa broke a Persian stonewall and lifted Spain to a 1-0 win over a courageous Iran in a nerve-jangling World Cup clash on Wednesday, Reuters reports. Costa claimed his third goal of the tournament in...
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WC 2018: Uruguay makes knockout stage, Saudi Arabia out after 1-0 loss

Uruguay beat Saudi Arabia 1-0 on Wednesday thanks to a goal from striker Luis Suarez, propelling the South Americans and hosts Russia into the knockout stage and eliminating the Saudis, Reuters reports. Suarez, making his 100th appearance for...
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Serbs and Montenegrins own most weapons in Europe: survey

Serbia and Montenegro share top spot on the list of European countries according to the number of small arms per 100 citizens, shows a survey of the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva. According to the survey,...
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WC 2018: Ronaldo earns Portugal 1-0 win as Morocco’s hopes end

Cristiano Ronaldo powered-home a fourth-minute header to give Portugal a 1-0 World Cup victory over Morocco that took them top of Group B on Wednesday and meant the unlucky North African side become the first to be eliminated from the tournament,...
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Popovski: Fake news promotes nationalism and discord

At a forum on dealing with misinformation held in Veles on Tuesday, Minister without Portfolio Robert Popovski, in charge of Communications, Accountability, and Transparency, said that fake news promotes nationalism, discord, conflict, and...
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WC 2018: Japan sink 10-man Colombia in historic World Cup win for Asia

Japan beat 10-man Colombia 2-1 in Group H on Tuesday to become the first Asian side to beat a South American one at the World Cup, Reuters reports. Asian teams had managed three draws in 17 matches against South American sides but the four-times...
epa05211569 Migrants from a camp near Idomeni village, try to find alternative ways to cross the Greek-Macedonian border, near Idomeni, northern Greece, 14 March 2016. Hundreds of migrants stuck at the closed Greek-Macedonian border have left the camp to seek other ways to enter Macedonia. Greece has registered in its territory more of 44,000 migrants trapped due to entry restrictions already imposed by Macedonia in recent months, by denying entry to all those who are considered economic migrants, prohibiting the passage of Afghans, and finally denying entry to all Syrians and Iraqis who are not from combat areas.  EPA/NAKE BATEV

UN: Record 68.5 million people displaced worldwide

A record 68.5 million people have been forced flee their homes due to war, violence and persecution, notably in places like Myanmar and Syria, the UN said on Tuesday, AFP reports. By the end of 2017, the number was nearly three million higher...
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World Cup 2018: Kane takes to world stage as England edge past Tunisia

England captain Harry Kane declared his arrival on soccer’s biggest stage when he scored twice, including a stoppage-time winner, in a dramatic 2-1 victory over Tunisia as his team launched their World Cup campaign on Monday, Reuters reports. Just...
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WC 2018: Lukaku double as Belgium outclass brave Panama

A stunning volley from Dries Mertens and a Romelu Lukaku double broke the resistance of a brave Panama side on their World Cup debut as Belgium cruised to a 3-0 win in their opening Group G game on Monday, Reuters reports. Mertens hammered...
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WC 2018: VAR penalty gives Sweden narrow win over South Korea

A VAR-awarded penalty gave Sweden a narrow but deserved victory in their opening Group F match against a poor South Korea side in Nizhny Novgorod on Monday, AFP reports. Veteran Swedish skipper Andreas Granqvist scored the only goal of the...