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Boris Becker tells Marr: My CAR passport is genuine

The foreign minister of the Central African Republic claims the former tennis star's document is false.

Is racism worsening Australia's China influence row?

Australia is asserting its sovereignty at home, but some fear the rise of prejudice and suspicion.

Radical Indonesian Cleric Gets Death Sentence for 2016 Terror Attacks

Radical cleric Aman Abdurrahman was sentenced to death Friday by an Indonesian court for ordering 2016 terrorist attacks that included a suicide bombing at a Starbucks in the capital of Jakarta. The attacks were carried out by Islamic State-affiliated militants. Four people were killed in the Starbucks bombing, the first attack claimed by IS in Southeast Asia. Abdurrahman, who authorities describe as a key ideologue for IS militants in the world's largest Muslim nation, kneeled and… Read Full Article

Activists: Syrian Government Steps Up Offensive in Southwest

Syrian government forces kept up their pressure on the country's strategic southwest Friday, using artillery and airstrikes and dropping barrel bombs that targeted rebel-held parts of the region, activists said. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said more than 12 barrel bombs hit the province of Daraa, in the first use of the rudimentary and non-discriminatory weapons there in over a year when a truce went into effect in the area. Rockets and artillery shells have also… Read Full Article

Putin May Meet With US Security Adviser Bolton Next Week, TASS Reports

Kremlin officials are discussing a possible meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and United States National Security Adviser John Bolton when he visits Moscow next week, according to Russia's TASS news agency. The Kremlin confirmed Thursday Bolton was planning to visit the Russian capital to discuss plans for a possible summit next month between Putin and U.S. President Donald Trump. Bolton will meet next week with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov Russia's, Reuters… Read Full Article

Italy migrant row: Malta urged to open ports to rescue ship

Italy initially threatened to seize the rescue ship Lifeline, before urging Malta to open its ports.

Paul McCartney Drives Down Memory Lane for 'Carpool Karaoke'

It had been a magical mystery tour as Paul McCartney led James Corden through his hometown of Liverpool during a "Carpool Karaoke" segment on CBS' "The Late Late Show." Thursday's program wraps up a weeklong stay in London and the 76-year-old Beatles legend joined Corden for a drive. In between songs, McCartney autographs the Penny Lane wall and visits his childhood home. Corden chokes up as McCartney explains how a dream about his late mother led to the lyrics for "Let It Be." The pair… Read Full Article

India Joins Countries Announcing Retaliatory Tariffs on US Products

Retaliating against the Trump administration's tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, India has raised duties on 29 U.S. goods worth about $240 million. New Delhi made the announcement Thursday after Washington ignored its request to be exempted from the tariffs because its exports were tiny compared to others, such as China and the European Union. India accounts for about 2 percent of American imports of steel and aluminum, or $1.5 billion in sales. India is the latest country to hit back… Read Full Article

World Cup 2018: Nigeria v Iceland - Ahmed Musa is highest-rated player

Ahmed Musa's two goals unsurprisingly get him the highest average score in our player rater as Nigeria beat Iceland 2-0.

Windrush anniversary celebrated at Westminster Abbey

More than 2,000 people including families of the Windrush generation gathered at Westminster Abbey.