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07/21/2018 - 04:52

New Zealand impress at World Cup 7s as England crash out

New Zealand's women kicked off the defence of their World Cup Sevens crown in ominous fashion on Friday, thrashing Mexico and Ireland to seal their place in the last four without conceding a point.

New Zealand's women kicked off the defence of their World Cup Sevens crown in ominous fashion on Friday, thrashing Mexico and Ireland to seal their place in the last four without conceding a point.

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07/21/2018 - 04:52

New Zealand impress at World Cup 7s as England crash out

New Zealand's women kicked off the defence of their World Cup Sevens crown in ominous fashion on Friday, thrashing Mexico and Ireland to seal their place in the last four without conceding a point.

New Zealand's women kicked off the defence of their World Cup Sevens crown in ominous fashion on Friday, thrashing Mexico and Ireland to seal their place in the last four without conceding a point.


07/21/2018 - 04:01

Knife attacker on Germany bus arrested, nine injured

Nine people were injured in an attack by a man wielding a knife on a bus in northern Germany, officials said, although his motive remained unclear.

Nine people were injured in an attack by a man wielding a knife on a bus in northern Germany, officials said, although his motive remained unclear.


07/21/2018 - 03:23

Trump gripes on forex weigh on dollar, stoke 'currency war' fears

The dollar slid against the euro and pound Friday as US President Donald Trump adopted an aggressive posture on trade and foreign exchange, stoking talk of a currency war in addition to a trade war.

The dollar slid against the euro and pound Friday as US President Donald Trump adopted an aggressive posture on trade and foreign exchange, stoking talk of a currency war in addition to a trade war.


07/21/2018 - 02:21

Kisner and Johnson set British Open pace as Fleetwood leads home hopes

Overnight pacesetter Kevin Kisner and former champion Zach Johnson shared the lead at the halfway stage of the British Open on Friday, with Tommy Fleetwood right in contention behind them.

Overnight pacesetter Kevin Kisner and former champion Zach Johnson shared the lead at the halfway stage of the British Open on Friday, with Tommy Fleetwood right in contention behind them.


07/21/2018 - 00:55

Deadly Israeli strikes pound Gaza after soldier killed

Israeli forces unleashed a wave of deadly strikes across the Gaza Strip on Friday after a soldier was shot dead along the border.

Israeli forces unleashed a wave of deadly strikes across the Gaza Strip on Friday after a soldier was shot dead along the border.

07/20/2018 - 18:31

Dangerous craze: surgeon warns on balcony-jumping trauma in Balearic Islands

The number of drunk mostly British and Irish tourists ending up in hospital in Spain's Balearic Islands after jumping from balconies has spiked this year, a surgeon who has studied the dangerous craze warned Friday.

The number of drunk mostly British and Irish tourists ending up in hospital in Spain's Balearic Islands after jumping from balconies has spiked this year, a surgeon who has studied the dangerous craze warned Friday.