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India promotes Hindu pilgrimage as sign of peace in Kashmir

Asia Pacific Aug 2, 2019

India promotes Hindu pilgrimage as sign of peace in Kashmir

India is pitching a Hindu pilgrimage to a snowy cave shrine in disputed, Muslim-majority Kashmir as evidence of peace in a state marred by decades of armed conflict amid popular resistance to Indian rule. The annual yatra (spiritual journey) to the Amarnath shrine, the hallowed ...

New arms race feared as U.S.-Russia INF nuclear treaty expires

World Aug 2, 2019

New arms race feared as U.S.-Russia INF nuclear treaty expires

A major nuclear arms control pact between the United States and Russia expired on Friday, raising the specter of a new Cold War-style arms race. The move came after U.S. President Donald Trump said last October that he would withdraw the United States from the ...

Dani Alves signs deal with boyhood team Sao Paulo

Soccer Aug 2, 2019

Dani Alves signs deal with boyhood team Sao Paulo

Veteran Brazilian right-back Dani Alves signed a free transfer deal to play for his boyhood team Sao Paulo. The club announced the move Thursday in a video with the 36-year-old former Barcelona, Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain defender. Brazilian media reports the deal is valid until the ...

Japan faces test in clash with Tonga

Rugby Aug 2, 2019

Japan faces test in clash with Tonga

Japan heads into Saturday's clash against Tonga knowing it will be more than a Pacific Nations Cup match, but a chance to test its strength and technique ahead of this autumn's Rugby World Cup. Among the three tests remaining for Japan in the run-up to ...

Arsenal breaks transfer record to sign winger Nicolas Pepe

Soccer Aug 2, 2019

Arsenal breaks transfer record to sign winger Nicolas Pepe

Arsenal has broken its transfer record to sign winger Nicolas Pepe from Lille as the London club tries to return to the Champions League. The 24-year-old Cote d'Ivoire international is moving to the Premier League in a transfer deal worth a reported €80 million ($89 ...

Cardinals blank Cubs, move into first place

Baseball / MLB Aug 2, 2019

Cardinals blank Cubs, move into first place

Jack Flaherty didn't panic. Instead, the St. Louis Cardinals' right-hander simply stayed the course during a lengthy stretch without a victory. That patience paid off Thursday. Flaherty struck out nine in seven strong innings and catcher Matt Wieters hit a three-run homer as the Cardinals beat ...