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U.S. sanctions China for buying Russia war planes, missiles

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration imposed sanctions on the Chinese military on Thursday for buying fighter jets and missile systems from Russia, in breach of a sweeping U.S. sanctions law punishing Moscow for meddling in the 2016 U.S. election.

Ex-prosecutor to examine New York archdiocese sex abuse policies

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York's Cardinal Timothy Dolan named a former federal judge and prosecutor on Thursday to independently review how the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York has handled allegations of sexual abuse, after what Dolan said was the "Summer of Hell."

Italy's Di Maio says government united to keep election pledges

ROME (Reuters) - Italian Deputy Prime Minister Luigi Di Maio has not threatened to pull his party out of the ruling coalition, his spokeswoman said on Thursday, adding that the government was united in its determination to keep its policy pledges.

Boxing - Joshua sees Povetkin as toughest fight since Klitschko

LONDON (Reuters) - World heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua expects his title defence against Russian Alexander Povetkin on Saturday to be his toughest fight since Wladimir Klitschko -- and to end with a similar outcome.

Syrian Kurds say they cannot hold foreign jihadists indefinitely

QAMISHLI, northeast Syria (Reuters) - Kurdish-led authorities controlling northeastern Syria will not be able to hold foreign Islamic State fighters indefinitely, and their home countries should take them back, a senior official there said on Thursday.

Maryland woman kills three people and herself in warehouse gun rampage

(Reuters) - A woman armed with a handgun opened fire on Thursday at a Maryland distribution centre for the Rite Aid drugstore chain, killing three people and wounding three others before taking her own life, the Harford County sheriff said.

Reaction to WADA's decision to reinstate RUSADA

LONDON (Reuters) - The decision by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) on Thursday to lift, subject to certain conditions, a ban on Russia's anti-doping authority (RUSADA) [nL8N1W64HF] has been met by an almost unanimous chorus of disapproval from around the world.

West Ham's Arnautovic a doubt for Chelsea visit

(Reuters) - West Ham United manager Manuel Pellegrini is facing a selection headache for Sunday's Premier League game against leaders Chelsea as Marko Arnautovic could be ruled out with a knee problem.

Turkish court rules to release jailed opposition lawmaker - Anadolu

ANKARA (Reuters) - A Turkish court on Thursday ruled to release a jailed opposition lawmaker after having sentenced him to more than five years for disclosing government secrets, the state-run Anadolu news agency said.

Spurs midfielder Alli must prove fitness ahead of Brighton clash

(Reuters) - Tottenham Hotspur's Dele Alli is back in training ahead of Saturday's Premier League trip to Brighton and Hove Albion but manager Mauricio Pochettino will not risk playing the attacking midfielder unless he is fully fit.