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Cook 117, South Africa leads Sri Lanka by 432 in 1st test

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Yahoo News PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa (AP) — Opener Stephen Cook made his second century in two tests and South Africa built a hefty 432-run lead over Sri Lanka by the end of Day 3 of the first test on Wednesday.

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Why Fewer Americans Say They Want to Lose Weight

person Orange Themes access_time Nov 23,2016

The reason for the findings is not clear, but Gallup also found that Americans' perception of their ideal weight is changing. Americans surveyed in the 1990s said that their ideal weight was 153 lbs., on average. "The benchmark for their ideal

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Afghan cave dwellers brace against a shifting landscape

person Orange Themes access_time Nov 19,2016

BAMIYAN, Afghanistan (AP) — Marzia and her husband Qadeer thought themselves lucky when they moved into a 1,700-year-old Buddhist cave hand-carved into the side of a mountain in Afghanistan's central highlands — it was clean and dry, warm in the

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Hotel Nikko Saigon wins award

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Hotel Nikko Saigon wins award

Hotel Nikko Saigon has won the 2016 Travellers' Choice award in the Luxury Hotels category from TripAdvisor, the world's largest travel site. — Photo tripadvisor

HA NOI (VNS) — Hotel Nikko Saigon has won the 2016 Travellers' Choice award in the Luxury Hotels category from TripAdvisor, the world's largest travel site.

The awards, based on the opinions of the global travel community, honour hotels in the categories of Top Hotels, Bargain, B&Bs and Inns, Luxury, Service and Small Hotels.

This is for the fourth straight year that Hotel Nikko Saigon has won the award. — VNS

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Bryan brothers announce retirement from Davis Cup play

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Bob and Mike Bryan are retiring from Davis Cup play after 14 years representing the United States.The 38-year-old twin brothers made the announcement on their Instagram account, saying that clinching the 2007 Davis Cup final was "one of the greatest highlights of our career.""We've been blessed to play for two amazing captains, Patrick McEnroe and Jim Courier, and we are extremely grateful for their leadership and trust."We'd like to extend our dearest gratitude to… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

Vietnam sets three million tons of rice export target

The Vietnam Food Association plans to export three million tons of rice in the first six months of 2016, up 12 percent from the same period last year, despite an historic drought and saline intrusion that are crippling the country's rice fields. The association said that rice exports in the first quarter saw some signs of growth. Data from Vietnam Customs showed the export volume from January-March reached 1.55 million tons, up 38.1 percent from the same period last year. Export value also… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

Palestinians bury alleged assailants killed in attacks

Hebron (Palestinian Territories) (AFP) - Around 1,500 mourners attended the funerals Saturday in the West Bank city of Hebron of two alleged Palestinian assailants killed by Israeli troops last year.Hatem Shaludi, 25, and 16-year-old Mohammed Rajabi were both shot dead in September during separate alleged stabbing attacks on Israeli soldiers in the occupied city.Israeli authorities returned their bodies for burial by their families on Friday.Since October 2015, 246 Palestinians, 36 Israelis,… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

Venezuelan women flock to Colombia border town to sell hair

By Anggy PolancoLA PARADA, Colombia (Reuters) - Women from crisis-hit Venezuela are crossing the border in droves and selling their hair in a Colombian border town in order to afford scarce basic necessities such as food, diapers or medicines.The trend, which has taken off in recent weeks, is another sign of the oil-rich country's deepening crisis amid shortages and spiraling inflation that have millions skipping meals and forgoing costly medical treatment.Dozens of middlemen, known as… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

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Japan's defense minister says his country already pays enough for U.S. troops based there, a response to repeated demands by President-elect Donald Trump that countries hosting American forces should pay more. Trump's remarks during the election campaign have raised concern in Japan about a possibility his administration may seek Japan's increased spending for American forces. Inada stressed that the presence of U.S. troops in Japan serves as a key deterrence in the Asia-Pacific region and they… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

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