• Supreme Court nominee accuser agrees to testify before US Senate
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    Supreme Court nominee accuser agrees to testify before US Senate

    The woman whose sexual assault allegation threatens to bring down President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee has agreed to testify in the Senate, her lawyers said Saturday. Christine Blasey Ford's decision followed days of negotiations and came after Trump turned against her and said her

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    Hong Kong has opened a new high-speed rail link to inland China that will vastly decrease travel times but which also raises concerns about Beijing's creeping influence over the semi-autonomous Chinese ...

  • Comcast beats Fox in Sky auction with $39B bid
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    Comcast beats Fox in Sky auction with $39B bid

    Comcast has emerged as the top bidder for European broadcaster Sky after a rare auction held by British regulators. After three rounds of secret bidding on Friday and Saturday, Comcast offered the higher price of 17.28 pounds ($22.58) per share for Sky, the equivalent of nearly 30 billion pounds ($39

  • Portuguese protest over rising short-term tourism rentals
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    Portuguese protest over rising short-term tourism rentals

    Protests against soaring short term tourist rentals and rising rents -- issues which have drawn popular ire in several other countries -- drew hundreds of people in Lisbon on Saturday, Lusa news agency reported. A smaller demonstration in the northern city of Porto saw a few dozen people turn out.

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    Congress takes aim at shrinking seats, legroom on airplanes

    The Federal Aviation Administration would be required to set new minimum requirements for seats on airplanes under legislation to be considered in the House this week, possibly giving passengers a break from ever-shrinking legroom and cramped quarters. The regulation of seat width and legroom is part

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    Pochettino hails Spurs' mental strength to halt losing streak

    Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino praised the mentality of his side to grind out a much-needed 2-1 win in sodden conditions at Brighton on Saturday to halt a run of three straight defeats. Harry Kane ended a five-game goal drought from the penalty spot and Erik Lamela doubled Tottenham'

  • Pochettino hails Spurs' mental strength to halt losing streak
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    Pochettino hails Spurs' mental strength to halt losing streak

    Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino praised the mentality of his side to grind out a much-needed 2-1 win in sodden conditions at Brighton on Saturday to halt a run of three straight defeats. Harry Kane ended a five-game goal drought from the penalty spot and Erik Lamela doubled Tottenham'

  • Iran vows 'crushing response' after gunmen kill 29 at army parade
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    Iran vows 'crushing response' after gunmen kill 29 at army parade

    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani vowed a "crushing" response after assailants sprayed a crowd with gunfire, shooting dead at least 29 people including women and children Saturday at a military parade near the Iraqi border. The Islamic State (IS) jihadist group claimed responsibility for the

  • Rodriguez stars as Bayern maintain perfect Bundesliga start
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    Rodriguez stars as Bayern maintain perfect Bundesliga start

    James Rodriguez shone for Bayern Munich, scoring a goal and winning a penalty, as the German champions made it four wins from their first four Bundesliga games with a 2-0 victory at Schalke to stay top on Saturday. Rodriguez struck with just eight minutes gone at Gelsenkirchen's Veltins Arena, expertly

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    Liverpool, Man City cruise as Man Utd held on Ferguson's return

    Liverpool and Manchester City's shootout for the Premier League title intensified on Saturday with comfortable wins over Southampton and Cardiff, while Manchester United were held 1-1 by Wolves on the day Alex Ferguson returned to Old Trafford. Jurgen Klopp could afford the luxury of handing Xherdan

  • Liverpool, Man City cruise as Man Utd held on Ferguson's return
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    Liverpool, Man City cruise as Man Utd held on Ferguson's return

    Liverpool and Manchester City's shootout for the Premier League title intensified on Saturday with comfortable wins over Southampton and Cardiff, while Manchester United were held 1-1 by Wolves on the day Alex Ferguson returned to Old Trafford. Jurgen Klopp could afford the luxury of handing Xherdan

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    Fox, Comcast bid for Sky in rare auction

    Comcast and 21st Century Fox are contenders for the highest bid for European broadcaster Sky. The two companies are competing Saturday in a rare auction to determine which bid for Sky is the highest. The three-round auction began Friday after the London stock market closed.

  • Rostov denied by lowly Ufa as Anzhi stun Dynamo
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    Rostov denied by lowly Ufa as Anzhi stun Dynamo

    Second-placed Rostov stumbled to a goalless draw at home to struggling Ufa in the Russian Premier League on Saturday, potentially losing further ground on leaders Zenit St Petersburg. A combination of poor finishing and solid defending by Ufa frustrated Rostov in front of a 35,000 crowd and could allow

  • The Latest: Hawaii national parks reopens after lava shut it
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    The Latest: Hawaii national parks reopens after lava shut it

    A national park in Hawaii has reopened after being closed for more than four months because of Kilauea volcano's latest eruption, which caused widespread damage to park infrastructure and dramatically changed its landscape. Hawaii Volcanoes National Park officials said there were no lines or waiting

  • Panama says it will revoke flag from migrant rescue ship
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    Panama says it will revoke flag from migrant rescue ship

    Panama announced on Saturday it will revoke its flag from the migrant rescue ship Aquarius due to "non-respect" of "international legal procedures" relating to the rescue of migrants in the Mediterranean. Aquarius spent 19 days docked in the French port of Marseille after Gibraltar

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    Liverpool, Man City cruise as Man Utd held on Ferguson's return

    Liverpool and Manchester City's shootout for the Premier League title intensified on Saturday with comfortable wins over Southampton and Cardiff, while Manchester United were held 1-1 by Wolves on the day Alex Ferguson returned to Old Trafford. Jurgen Klopp could afford the luxury of handing Xherdan

  • Comcast outbids Murdoch's Fox in Sky blind auction
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    Comcast outbids Murdoch's Fox in Sky blind auction

    US cable giant Comcast outbid Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox in a blind auction for the European TV operator Sky on Saturday, after a titanic battle between two traditional media empires. The pan-European paid TV operator's shareholders will have until October 11 to decide which offer to

  • James stars as Bayern maintain perfect Bundesliga start
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    James stars as Bayern maintain perfect Bundesliga start

    James Rodriguez shone for Bayern Munich with a goal, then won a penalty, as the German champions made it four wins from their first four Bundesliga games with a 2-0 victory at Schalke to stay top on Saturday. Rodriguez struck with just eight minutes gone at Gelsenkirchen's Veltins Arena, expertly

  • Lemar shines as Atletico claim much-needed win over Getafe
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    Lemar shines as Atletico claim much-needed win over Getafe

    Atletico Madrid have lift-off in La Liga and so does Thomas Lemar after the Frenchman scored one goal and instigated another in a 2-0 victory over Getafe on Saturday. Lemar finished off a superb passing move for Atletico's second and had been the protagonist for their first, even if his crashing

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    2 Greek journalists detained after minister files complaint

    The publisher and editor in chief of a Greek newspaper have been detained over an article that alleges mishandling of European Union funds meant to improve conditions in migrant hotspots across the country. The journalists were detained following a complaint by Defense Minister Panos Kammenos, whose

  • Kicking: the loneliest job in the NFL
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    Kicking: the loneliest job in the NFL

    The role of kicker is often described as the loneliest occupation in the NFL and after their rapid-fire sackings this week, Daniel Carlson and Zane Gonzalez are unlikely to disagree. Just two weeks into the new season, Carlson and Gonzalez are looking for new employment after being axed by the Minnesota

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    British regulator says Comcast has won an auction to formally bid for Sky, offering 29.6 billion pounds ($38.6 billion).

    British regulator says Comcast has won an auction to formally bid for Sky, offering 29.6 billion pounds ($38.6 billion).

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    Kane strikes in Spurs win to ease pressure on Pochettino

    Harry Kane ended a five-game goal drought as Tottenham secured a much-needed 2-1 win for manager Mauricio Pochettino at Brighton on Saturday. Spurs travelled to the soggy south coast on the back of three straight defeats for the first time since the Argentine took charge in 2014. Like many of his team-mates

  • 20,000 march for wage equality in Switzerland
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    20,000 march for wage equality in Switzerland

    Some 20,000 people marched in Bern Saturday demanding wage equality between the genders, organisers said, warning that women are prepared to go on strike if Swiss parliamentarians do not fix the pay gap. Women "are sick of sexism and discrimination, sick of wage inequality," Switzerland'

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    Football: English Premier League table

    English Premier League table after Saturday's matches (played, won, drawn, lost, goals for, goals against, points):