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July 15, 2018 10:49 AM Rebels, families begin evacuating Syria's Daraa city

DARAA, Syria: Syrian rebels and their relatives began evacuating the southern city of Daraa on Sunday, an AFP correspondent and a monitor said, more than seven years after the country's ill-fated uprising erupted there. The transfers were part of a ceasefire deal brokered by government ally Russia, and came after more than two weeks of ferocious bombardment 70

July 14, 2018 3:18 AM Liverpool sign Swiss winger Shaqiri

LONDON: Liverpool have signed Switzerland international Xherdan Shaqiri from Stoke City, the English Premier League giants announced Friday. The Reds said he had signed "a long-term contract", with British media reports saying Shaqiri had arrived at Anfield in a five-year deal for £13 million (RM70 million). The 26-year-old winger's move follows Stoke's 28

July 13, 2018 7:26 AM Croatia's Modric fits the bill for Golden Ball award

Croatia midfielder Luka Modric has been pulling the strings for his side at the World Cup. Could he be the player to win the Golden Ball award as best player? Moscow (dpa) - Wanted: one Golden Ball winner. Requirements: you must make the difference in the team, be able to read the game, change the game, be a leader within the team. "That makes somebody 54

July 11, 2018 3:57 PM Lithuania grants asylum to anti-Kremlin Russian journalist

VILNIUS: Lithuania on Wednesday granted political asylum to anti-Kremlin journalist Yevgeni Titov, the latest Russian to receive refugee status in the Baltic EU state in recent years. "The migration department has granted him asylum, namely refugee status", the department's chief Evelina Gudzinskaite told AFP. Titov, 41, said he saw "strange people" 79

July 10, 2018 6:18 AM Sampaoli remains Argentina coach, for now

Beleaguered Jorge Sampaoli is still Argentina coach and has been put in charge of the under-20 national team for an upcoming tournament. The national federation AFA said late Monday that its president Claudio Tapia and deputy Daniel Angelici met with Sampaoli and talked about the World Cup in Russia where the two-time champions went out in round of 16 against 25

July 10, 2018 1:13 AM Croatia official fined by FIFA over Ukraine video

Football's world governing body FIFA has fined a Croatian official 15,000 Swiss francs (15,000 dollars) for unsporting behaviour following a video posted on social media after the team's victory in a penalty shoot-out over Russia. The official, Ognjen Vukojevic, had earlier Monday been relieved of his duties by the Croatian football federation HNS and had his accreditation 49

July 9, 2018 2:03 PM Russian rights activist goes on trial in Chechnya

MOSCOW: A leading Russian rights activist went on trial in Chechnya on Monday, charged with drug possession in a case that has sparked concern from Western officials and rights groups. Oyub Titiyev, 60, heads a branch of Russia's top rights group Memorial, the last such body to remain active in the North Caucasus region ruled with an iron fist by strongman 76

July 8, 2018 1:17 AM Brazil's Fernandinho target of racist insults after World Cup own goal

RIO DE JANEIRO: Brazilian midfielder Fernandinho and family members have been victims of racist insults on social media since his World Cup own goal on Friday when Brazil was eliminated by Belgium in the quarterfinals of the World Cup in Russia. Several internet users referred to the Manchester City player as a "monkey", while some even threatened to kill him after 85

July 6, 2018 5:26 PM Uruguay coach Tabaraz leaves future open after World Cup exit

Nizhny Novgorod, Russia (dpa) - Veteran Uruguay coach Oscar Tabaraz has left his future open after Friday's World Cup quarter-final exit to France. "I don't know an example of when a coach decides his future," Tabaraz said. "I still have a contract ... it's not up to me to decide." The 71-year-old Tabaraz has led Uruguay since 2006, winning the Copa America 40

July 3, 2018 7:25 AM Kremlin: Russians celebrate World Cup win over Spain like end of WWII

Russians are celebrating the World Cup victory over Spain like the Soviet Union celebrated the victory over Nazi Germany at the end of World War II, the Kremlin said Monday. "If you saw the streets yesterday in many Russian cities, including Moscow, which I saw myself, in many ways it was possibly comparable to the chronicle of May 9, 1945," Kremlin 26