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Ashes: Steve Smith hits 92 not out on second day of third Test

Australia captain Steve Smith hits an unbeaten 92 as the hosts finish the second day of the third Test on 203-3 - still 200 runs behind England.
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Aljaz Bedene to play for Slovenia instead of Great Britain

Aljaz Bedene, who was Britain's number two, is to switch his allegiance back to Slovenia despite becoming a British citizen in 2015.
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Senegal air traffic control strike at new Dakar airport

Flights at the hub, opened only last week, are disrupted in a stoppage by air traffic controllers.
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Sonia Gandhi retires as India Congress party president

Her son, Rahul Gandhi, has been elected unopposed as the new Congress leader.
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Sumatran rhino ‘hanging on by a thread’

A genetic study shows the decline of one of the rarest mammals on Earth began during the last Ice Age.
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The lift that took you for a spin

As one of the last examples of a unique elevator closes in Leicester, is it hasta la vista Paternoster?
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Brexit: EU leaders set to move talks on to next stage

Theresa May was applauded by European counterparts at a dinner on Thursday, ahead of the EU decision.
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US woman used bitcoin to move cash to Islamic State, police say

She is accused of taking out fraudulent bank loans and buying bitcoin to funnel cash to IS.
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Australia child abuse inquiry finds ‘serious failings’

A landmark inquiry calls for the Catholic Church to allow voluntary celibacy for its priests.
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