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Brazil sink Chile to continue winning run

LONDON (Reuters) - Brazil won their eighth successive game since the World Cup as Roberto Firmino's goal gave them a feisty 1-0 victory over Chile in a friendly at Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium on Sunday. Firmino, a 61st-minute substitute, burst clear after 73 minutes and expertly rounded Chile keeper Claudio Bravo before dispatching a simple finish into the empty goal. Brazil forward Neymar and Chilean Alexis Sanchez were the standout players for their sides but were often wasteful after dazzling build-up play in a full-blooded game that was punctuated by a host of fouls and heavy challenges.

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Saudi Arabia has not made decision on sending ground troops to Yemen

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia has made no decision about whether to send ground troops into Yemen but is keeping its options open, the country's ambassador to the United States said on Sunday.

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Tanzania president warns of rising religious tensions before referendum

DAR ES SALAAM (Reuters) - Tanzania's president said tensions between Muslims and Christians were rising ahead of a constitutional referendum and elections and warned religious leaders against political meddling, saying this could stoke violence.

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In-form Porte triumphs in Tour of Catalonia

BARCELONA (Reuters) - Team Sky's Richie Porte held on to his overnight lead to win the Tour of Catalonia on Sunday, the in-form Australian securing one of the biggest victories of his career and laying down a marker for the Giro d'Italia.

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Sepang trip a dream come true for F1 Malaysian fan

SEPANG: For 16-year-old Aiman Haziq Aidi, walking down the pitlane of the Sepang International Circuit just two hours before the 2015 Formula 1 Petronas Malaysia Grand Prix was a dream come true.

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Afghan court sentences AP photojournalist's killer to 20 years in jail

KABUL (Reuters) - An Afghan police officer who shot and killed a veteran Associated Press photographer during the country's 2014 presidential election has been sentenced to 20 years in prison, a Supreme Court official told Reuters on Sunday.

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Greece says talks with lenders are continuing positively

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece sounded an upbeat tone on Sunday over talks with its European and IMF creditors, which it said were continuing through the weekend as the cash-strapped country races to agree on reforms that will unlock more aid.

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Rafiq makes it four for Malaysia in Macau

PETALING JAYA: Gold No. 4 finally came for Malaysia at the Asian Youth Tenpin Bowling Championships, thanks to record-breaking Rafiq Ismail.

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Hamilton not allowed to wear special Petronas helmet

SEPANG: Defending champion Lewis Hamilton was barred by the International Automobile Federation (FIA) from wearing a helmet sporting team sponsor Petronas’ colours for the home race here.

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Man United's Smalling hails Van Gaal impact

LONDON (Reuters) - Manchester United defender Chris Smalling hailed manager Louis van Gaal as the reason behind his upturn in form and believes he is now playing the best football of his career.

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Mercedes hear the wake-up call

SEPANG, Malaysia (Reuters) - Alarms sounded at Formula One world champions Mercedes on Sunday after Ferrari and Sebastian Vettel beat them fair and square in Malaysia.

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Singapore stands still as nation bids farewell to founding father Lee

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Grieving Singaporeans were joined by world leaders on Sunday to pay their final respects to the country's first prime minister, Lee Kuan Yew, as the nation came to a near-halt to honour its "founding father".

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Thousands of Tunisians, leaders march after Bardo attack

TUNIS (Reuters) - World leaders joined tens of thousands of Tunisians on Sunday to march in solidarity against Islamist militants, a day after security forces killed members of a group blamed for a deadly museum attack.

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Clarke bows out of one-day cricket with all guns blazing

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Australia captain Michael Clarke had hoped his retirement from one-day international cricket would be a foot-note to Australia's successful bid for a fifth World Cup.

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Factbox - Reaction to Australia's fifth World Cup victory

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Following are reactions to Australia's fifth World Cup triumph after they beat New Zealand in Sunday's final at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

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Fighting and air strikes across Yemen, dialogue remains distant

ADEN (Reuters) - Yemeni fighters loyal to the Saudi-backed President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi clashed with Iranian-allied Houthi fighters on Sunday in downtown Aden, the absent leader's last major foothold in the country.

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Air Canada flight slides off Halifax runway, 23 injured

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia (Reuters) - An Air Canada flight crash landed and slid off the runway in the east coast city of Halifax on Sunday, with the airline confirming 23 passengers and crew suffered non-life threatening injuries.

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Iran, powers explore nuclear compromises as Israel hopes for failure

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (Reuters) - Iran and six major powers were exploring possible compromises to break an impasse in nuclear negotiations on Sunday, but officials cautioned they were unable to move on several sticking points.

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F1 to stay in Sepang until 2018

SEPANG: Sepang International Circuit (SIC) will continue to host the Formula One Malaysian Grand Prix until 2018.

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Former HP CEO Fiorina: chances of presidential bid 'higher than 90 percent'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former Hewlett-Packard Co Chief Executive Carly Fiorina on Sunday said the chances of her running for U.S. presidency were "very high" and she would announce her plans in late April-early May.

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