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Usain Bolt to retire after Rio 2016

During the world championships in Moscow last month, sprint king Usain Bolt was asked how long he intended to keep running. He kept reporters guessing and some thought he wouldn’t last until the next Olympics.

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Residents back Anfield regeneration

More than 80% of people who live and work in an area of Liverpool are backing plans for its £260m regeneration, a survey suggests.

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Dixons to sell loss-making Pixmania

Dixons Retail plans to sell its loss-making online retailer Pixmania to Germany’s Mutares and will provide 69m euros in cash to support the deal.

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Syria rifts loom over G20 summit

World leaders from the G20 group of nations meet in Russia on Thursday amid sharp differences over military action against Syria’s government.

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£35m Parc Prison expansion outlined

A £35m expansion of Parc Prison in Bridgend will see the privately-run jail expanded by 387 places and a new visitors’ centre built.

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Shia mosque attacked in Kabul

At least two worshippers have been injured after two men armed with assault rifles and knives attacked a Shia mosque in the early hours of Thursday, officials say.

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Firms’ concerns over staff drugs use

One in three employers in Wales would not know how to tell if a staff member was under the influence of recreational drugs, a survey finds.

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Police: Woman tried to smother ex-boyfriend’s child

A woman who tried to beat up her ex-boyfriend’s son with a five-pound dumbbell and smother him with a pillow is now facing an attempted murder charge, police in Maryland said Wednesday.

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India markets up on Rajan confidence

The Indian currency and stocks jump in value, a day after the country’s new central bank chief takes charge and promises tough action to boost growth.

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A goodwill gesture: Nawaz sends bouquet to convalescing Sonia

Amidst simmering tensions between the two countries, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif sent a bouquet of flowers to Indian National Congress (INC) President Sonia Gandhi when he learnt of her visit to hospital last week, reported The Indian Express on Wednesday. Gandhi was taken to the hospital in New Delhi on August 26 after she felt unwell during a debate in ...

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Weiner challenges man who chastises him for marrying ‘an Arab’

Beleaguered New York mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner got into a war of words Wednesday with a man who lashed out at him for having “married an Arab,” in addition to chastising the former congressman about his well-documented sexting scandal.

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Tarbela project: Transparency objects to changing bidder status

KARACHI:  The status of a bidder in the tender for development works at Tarbela Hydropower project was changed against rules and regulations Transparency International Pakistan (TIP) said. TIP has received a complaint on change of a non-responsive bid to responsive bid in tender for Tarbela 4th Extension Hydropower Project, the wihstleblower said in a letter written to the Federal Minister ...

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NA informed of foreign tours of former PMs Gilani, Ashraf

ISLAMABAD:  Former prime minister Syed Yousaf Raza Gilani may not take part in any elections till 2017 but his name will be mentioned for his record number of visits abroad. He made 43 official trips during his tenure from March 2008 to June 2012, setting a new record. Gilani, his cabinet members and other officials visited around three dozen countries ...

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