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(FILES) In this file photo taken on January 25, 2019 US President Donald Trump speaks about the government shutdown from the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, DC. – President Donald Trump on January 30, 2019 attacked the US intelligence services as “naive” and “wrong” on the threat he says is posed by Iran. “Perhaps Intelligence should go back to school!” Trump said in a blistering tweet. (Photo by Alex Edelman / AFP)

Donald Trump deepens public row with his ‘naive’ intelligence services

US President Donald Trump upped the public row with his own intelligence services Wednesday in tweets slamming them as “naive” on Iran and in need of schooling.
Voters lined up before dawn in Owasso, Oklahoma

Migrants unwittingly take centre stage in US vote

The Central American migrants trekking toward the United States in a caravan have unwittingly become key players in Tuesday’s US midterms, though many are not even aware the elections are happening.
Barack Obama in Georgia to campaign for Stacey Abrams, (3rd left from Obama) hoping to be the first African American female governor in midterm elections 6 November

US midterm elections: Barack Obama battles Donald Trump in final campaign

After boasting about the economy and raising fears over immigration, US President Donald Trump is facing pushback from his predecessor Barack Obama in the run-up to the midterm elections.

Migrant caravan stopped on Mexico-Guatemala border

Hundreds of people in a caravan of migrants and refugees that crossed from Honduras into Guatemala staged a dramatic bid to breach the Mexican border on Friday, as local governments began preparing to disperse the convoy under pressure from Washington.
Brazil forward Neymar

Brazil coach: Neymar’s tears not a sign of weakness

Brazil forward Neymar's tears at the end of the 2-0 World Cup win over Costa Rica should not be seen as emotional weakness, his coach Tite said on Tuesday, adding that he had also cried after games.
England v Panama- Harry Kane of England carries the ball | Getty Images

Harry Kane fires England to World Cup knockout stage

Sadio Mane scored first after woeful goalkeeping from Eiji Kawashima, but Takashi Inui equalised later in the first half. In the second period Moussa Wague re-established Senegal’s lead but substitute Keisuke Honda pegged them back again.
Panama's defender Felipe Baloy takes part in a training session on June 23, 2018 at Nizhny Novgorod stadium, on the eve of the team's third match during the Russia 2018 World Cup football tournament. JOHANNES EISELE : AFP

Panama name unchanged line-up for ‘hardest’ England game

Panama will name an unchanged line-up for the World Cup Group G clash against England in Nizhny Novgorod, veteran coach Hernan Gomez confirmed on Saturday.
Brazil's forward Neymar (L) celebrates his goal during the Russia 2018 World Cup Group E football match between Brazil and Costa Rica at the Saint Petersburg Stadium in Saint Petersburg on June 22, 2018. | AFP PHOTO | Olga MALTSEVA

Brazil edge towards World Cup knockouts after Costa Rica late show

Philippe Coutinho and Neymar broke down dogged Costa Rica in injury time on Friday, sealing a 2-0 win for Brazil that propels the five-time champions towards the World Cup last 16.

Robert Martinez demands improvement from Belgium despite 3-0 win

Belgium head coach Roberto Martinez believes his side need to improve their level of performance at the World Cup, but "should not look for perfection."

Aleksandar Kolarov stunner gives Serbia victory over Costa Rica

Aleksandar Kolarov's brilliant second-half free-kick gave Serbia a 1-0 victory over Costa Rica in their opening World Cup group match in Samara on Sunday.

Neymar to make World Cup bow as Germany launch campaign

Neymar makes his World Cup bow on Sunday as five-time winners Brazil kick off their quest for redemption while defending champions Germany launch their bid for back-to-back titles.

All eyes on Neymar as Brazil face Switzerland

Brazil star and world’s most expensive player, Neymar will make his World Cup bow on Sunday as the five-time champions kick off quest for redemption while holders Germany launch their bid for back-to-back titles.

Donald Trump says he will use military to protect US border

President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he would use U.S. military forces to protect the nation’s southern border with Mexico until there is a border wall and “proper security’’ in place.

Mexico detains hundreds of US-bound migrants

Mexican authorities detained more than 500 undocumented migrants over the weekend, mostly Central Americans trying to reach the United States, many of them risking their lives, officials said.

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