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Urawa Red Diamonds put to bed another disappointing AFC Champions League performance by stretching their unbeaten run and lead at the top of the J.League after overcoming Nagoya Grampus Eight 2-1 on Saturday.

Takahiro Sekine fired a low opener for the hosts six minutes before the break after Nagoya's former…

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The U.N. chief is appealing to Indonesia to stop the planned executions of nine foreigners and one local who were convicted for drug crimes.

A statement from Ban Ki-moon's office says the United Nations opposes the death penalty "in all circumstances."

The executions have caused widespread outcry and threats from…

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Hard-line Syrian rebel groups seized a strategic town Saturday in northwestern Syria, sending government troops fleeing after intense clashes that have seen the opposition take nearly all of a crucial province.

The takeover prompted retaliatory government air raids in the town center — as many as 30 airstrikes according to…

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Israeli security forces on Saturday shot dead a Palestinian man who stabbed an officer in the West Bank hours after a knife-wielding teenager was killed at an east Jerusalem checkpoint.

The two incidents were the latest in a spate of apparent lone wolf attacks by Palestinians targeting Israeli civilians and…

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Fierce fighting raged Saturday in south Yemen between Iran-backed rebels and loyalists of exiled President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi, as pressure mounted for the warring factions to hold political talks.

The Huthi rebels, who have overrun large parts of the country and forced Hadi to flee overseas, have demanded a complete…

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Italian authorities say they have rescued 274 migrants from a migrant vessel in the Mediterranean, while more than 300 rescued a day earlier arrived in a port in Sicily.

Italian Navy spokeswoman Giorgia Trecca said Saturday's rescue took place off the Libyan coast but could not give details. There were…

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Manchester City's disappointing season looks like ending with the consolation prize of Champions League qualification after an unconvincing win over Aston Villa opened a nine-point gap to the fading chasers for the English Premier League's top four on Saturday.

An 89th-minute goal by Fernandinho earned City a 3-2 victory that…

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Seven members of the Kansas City Royals and Chicago White Sox were fined and six suspended by Major League Baseball on Saturday for their roles in a brawl days earlier.

Four members of the Royals and three from the White Sox were punished, and Major League Baseball placed the blame…

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Defending champion Kei Nishikori is back in the final of the Barcelona Open after beating Martin Klizan of Slovakia 6-1, 6-2 Saturday.

The top-seeded Japanese will face Spaniard Pablo Andujar in Sunday's final after he ousted third-seeded David Ferrer 7-6 (6), 6-3.

Klizan had won their only previous match at…

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Surfing, buoyed by the International Olympic Committee's Agenda 2020 reforms, is targeting a spot at the Tokyo Olympics in five years time.

The new reforms, approved in December, are aimed at making the Olympics more attractive, cheaper to host and allow for a more adaptable sports program to permit quicker…

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