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Japan's oracle octopus boiled and butchered

An octopus that successfully predicted all of Japan's World Cup group stage matches was boiled, butchered and sent away to be sold on June 27, according to the fisherman who originally caught the psychic cephalopod.

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Japan fans celebrate as Samurai Blue reach last 16

Soccer fans in Japan burst into celebration after their team advanced to the World Cup knockout round despite a 1-0 loss to Poland, exchanging high-fives and hugs in relief that they had squeezed through.

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Khazri ends Tunisia's long wait for finals win

Tunisia secured their first World Cup finals win in 40 years with a 2-1 victory over debutantes Panama on Thursday, but coach Nabil Maaloul said Arab nations still had a long way to go before they could seriously challenge the top sides.

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Tunisia make six changes, Panama four in Group G finale

Tunisia coach Nabil Maaloul made six changes to the side that lost 5-2 to Belgium, including the forced choice of third-string goalkeeper Aymen Mathlouthi, in their final World Cup Group G match against Panama in Saransk on Thursday.

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Tunisia left with just one keeper after FIFA refuse appeal

Tunisia will start third-choice goalkeeper Aymen Mathlouthi and have striker Fakhreddine Ben Youssef act as his back-up in their final World Cup game against Panama on Thursday after FIFA rejected their request to add a replacement keeper to the squad.

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May clings to power as Brexit gambit backfires

Prime Minister Theresa May was clinging on to power on Thursday after her final Brexit gambit backfired, overshadowing a European election that has shown a United Kingdom still riven by division over its EU divorce.