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Woman dies from funfair ride

SAINT-ÉTIENNE: A woman died and another was seriously hurt when they were flung from a chair swing ride at an annual funfair in central France, emergency services said Tuesday. The…

Qatar defends ally Turkey’s operation

DOHA: Qatar defended its close ally Turkey’s controversial operation against Kurdish forces in northern Syria yesterday, saying Ankara had acted against an “imminent threat”. Turkey has helped Qatar weather the…

Tonga beat USA to end on a high

HANAZONO (Japan): Tonga enjoyed a final flourish at the Rugby World Cup as they beat the United States 31-19 to maintain their 20-year dominance over the Eagles yesterday. The Pacific…

Bottas wins Japanese GP

SUZUKA (Japan): Valtteri Bottas jumped from third to first with an electric start to win the Japanese Grand Prix yesterday ahead of Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel and the Finn’s Mercedes teammate…

Wallabies overcome tough Georgia

SHIZUOKA (Japan): Australia fine-tuned preparations for a likely Rugby World Cup quarter-final against England with a hard-fought, error-strewn 27-8 Pool D victory over Georgia at Shizuoka on Friday. Wales’ 27-19…