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Russia escapes IOC blanket ban for Rio Olympics


The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has rejected clarion calls for Russia to be banned from next month's Rio Olympics over the nation's doping record, offering athletes a lifeline by ruling that decisions on individual competitors will be left to the international sports federations. | Video

UK Conservative Party chairman says Brexit must be binding

LONDON Britain's vote to leave the European Union must be binding, the chairman of Britain's ruling Conservative Party said on Sunday, and the exit process will be started before the next general election.

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Verizon to announce $5 billion deal to buy Yahoo Monday - source

Verizon Communications Inc will announce an agreement on Monday to buy Yahoo Inc for about $5 billion, according to a person familiar with the matter.

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Syrian refugee in Germany arrested after killing woman in machete attack

BERLIN A 21-year-old Syrian refugee was arrested on Sunday after killing a pregnant woman with a machete in Germany, the fourth violent assault on civilians in western Europe in 10 days, though police said it did not appear linked to terrorism. | Video

World, Syria, Middle East 10:30pm BST

Democratic Party head resigns amid email furore on eve of convention

PHILADELPHIA Democratic National Committee head Debbie Wasserman Schultz resigned on Sunday amid a furore over leaked emails, throwing the party into disarray on the eve of the convention to nominate Hillary Clinton in the race for the White House. | Video

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UK seeks to assuage global worries over path to Brexit

CHENGDU, China Britain's new finance minister Philip Hammond, under pressure from his peers from around the world, said on Sunday there could be more clarity later this year on how the country will exit the European Union.

UK, G20 12:04pm BST

Syrian refugee arrested after killing woman with machete in Germany - police

BERLIN A 21-year-old Syrian refugee was arrested after killing a woman with a machete and injuring two other people in the southern German city of Reutlingen on Sunday, but the attack had no apparent connection to terrorism, police said.

World, Syria, Middle East 6:46pm BST

G20 will use 'all policy tools' to lift growth as Brexit weighs

CHENGDU, China The world's biggest economies will work to support global growth and better share the benefits of trade, policymakers said on Sunday after a meeting dominated by the impact of Britain's exit from Europe and fears of rising protectionism. | Video

World, G20 11:37am BST

Turkey ruling, opposition parties rally together after coup

ISTANBUL Tens of thousands of supporters of Turkey's ruling and main opposition parties, usually bitter foes, rallied together on Sunday in support of democracy following a failed military coup as President Tayyip Erdogan tightens his grip on the country.

World, Middle East 6:40pm BST

G20 pledges inclusiveness, but payoff will take time

CHENGDU, China Global finance officials, jolted by growing anti-trade and economic nationalism movements behind Britain's vote to leave the European Union and Donald Trump's U.S. presidential campaign, are intensifying pledges for more "inclusive" growth.

World, G20 11:33am BST
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