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Power has been restored to much of Argentina and Uruguay after a massive electrical failure left tens of millions of people in the dark. Argentine President Mauricio Macri has promised a full investigation. Argentine media said the power cut occurred shortly after 07:00 (10:00GMT) on Sunday, causing trains to be halted...
ICC Men's Cricket World Cup, Old TraffordIndia 336-5 (50 overs): Rohit 140, Kohli 77, Amir 3-47Pakistan 212-6 (40 overs): Fakhar 62, Babar 48, Shankar 2-22India won by 89 runs (DLS method)Scorecard; Table; Schedule India continued their World Cup dominance over rivals Pakistan with a rain-affected 89-run victory as a highly anticipated match came to a strange end at...
An ancient tower in the Afghan city of Ghazni has collapsed, raising questions over the government's ability to protect the country's artefacts. Footage uploaded to social media shows a fort in the old city crumbling. The tower was one of dozens already destroyed in the city. Officials blamed heavy rain, but...
Former world number one Lee Chong Wei has retired from badminton with "no regrets", after struggling to return to full fitness following a nose cancer diagnosis last year. The three-time Olympic silver-medallist returned to training in January, but opted to retire on doctors' advice. "It was a very heavy decision for...
An man whose parents were abducted by Argentinean secret service agents in 1977 has been reunited with his biological family. Javier Darroux Mijalchuk was just four months old when his father and pregnant mother disappeared in Buenos Aires. He was later adopted by a family who didn't know his background.
India's space agency has unveiled its spacecraft that it plans to launch next month and hopes to land on the Moon in early September. If successful, India will be the fourth country to achieve a soft landing on the Moon, following the US, the former Soviet Union and China. Chandrayaan-2 will...
Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has pledged to use profits from the sale of his presidential plane to fund efforts to curb illegal migration. The move comes after Mexico and the US reached a deal to avoid US tariffs in exchange for Mexico doing more to halt Central American migration to the US.
The head of a major medical research charity has called the latest outbreak of Ebola in central Africa "truly frightening". Nearly 1,400 people have died in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Dr Jeremy Farrar, the director of the Wellcome Trust, said the epidemic was the worst since that of 2013-16 and...
A Russian journalist has been freed after drug-dealing charges against him were dropped following a public outcry. Russian newspapers had rallied round freelancer Ivan Golunov in a rare public show of support. Mr Golunov cried as he was freed from a police station on Tuesday and vowed to continue his investigative...
The Queen's former Malta home, Villa Guardamangia, has been put up for sale for nearly €6m (£5.3m). The villa, located on the outskirts of the capital Valletta, is the only place outside the UK that Queen Elizabeth II has ever called home. She lived there between 1949 and 1951, in the...

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