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Thursday, September 18, 2014
Madrid get off to a flying start
Real Madrid started the defense of its Champions League crown with an emphatic 5-1 victory over Basel on Tuesday, while Liverpool celebrated its return to Europe's top club competition with a dramatic 2-1 win against Bulgarian side Ludogorets.
Rio 2016 Games organizers Tuesday unveiled ticket pricing aimed at making attendance “as affordable as possible,” with entry to the blue riband 100m final costing just half of what it did at London 2012.
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Both sides in Scottish independence referendum make their final push
The two sides in Scotland's independence debate scrambled Tuesday to convert undecided voters, with just two days to go until a referendum on separation.
A Taliban suicide bomber rammed an explosives-laden car into a NATO convoy in Kabul on Tuesday, triggering a massive blast that killed one Polish soldier and two other foreign troops as well as wounding at least 13 civilians.
The Ukrainian and European parliaments on Tuesday simultaneously ratified a landmark pact at the heart of the ex-Soviet country's bloodiest crisis since independence.
U.S. President Barack Obama's strategy to combat Islamic State extremists in Iraq and Syria is being scrutinized in Congress, where the expanded military campaign has broad support but faces skepticism rooted in more than a decade of war.
Weakening Odile heads up Baja California
A weakening Tropical Storm Odile pushed up Mexico's Baja California Peninsula early Tuesday, dumping heavy rains that could bring dangerous flash floods and mudslides but also a potential boon to the drought-stricken region.
For the first time in years, more than 1 million New Yorkers are smoking, according to data released Monday, marking a disturbing rise of tobacco use in the city that pioneered a number of anti-smoking initiatives that were emulated nationally.
Passengers faced a second day of travel disruption on Tuesday as Air France pilots extended a strike in protest of the airline's plans to expand its low-cost subsidiary.
Aboriginal Greenlanders will be allowed to kill more than 200 whales each year from 2015 to 2018 under a subsistence quota granted Monday by the International Whaling Commission (IWC), disappointed conservationists said.
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
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