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Guardiola Warns Sane amid Bayern Link

Coach Pep Guardiola has warned Leroy Sane that he only wants to keep players at Manchester City who are happy at the club as Bayern Munich lurk for the exciting winger.

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Juventus Make De Ligt World's Most Expensive Defender

Dutch central defender Matthijs de Ligt, one of the most coveted young players in world football, signed Thursday for Juventus from Ajax for a fee of 75 million euros ($84.2 million) plus add ons.

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Algeria Loss Made Us Stronger, Cisse Says ahead of Final Rematch

Senegal coach Aliou Cisse believes the Africa Cup of Nations group stage defeat by Algeria helped fuel their run to the final, where they will meet the same opponents Friday for the title in Cairo.

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Ex-Liverpool Striker Sturridge Banned for Breaching Betting Rules

Former Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge has been fined and suspended for six weeks for breaching betting rules, the Football Association announced on Thursday.

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IS Attacks Kill 6 in Egypt's North Sinai

A suicide bombing claimed by the Islamic State group in North Sinai killed two people including a civilian Thursday, a day after the extremists beheaded four people there, medical and security sources said. 

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Iran Guards Say They Have Seized a 'Foreign Tanker'

Iran's Revolutionary Guards said Thursday they had detained a "foreign tanker" and its crew for allegedly smuggling fuel in the Gulf.

The tanker was seized on Sunday "south of the (Iranian) island of Larak" in the strategic Strait of Hormuz, the force's Sepahnews website said.

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India to Make New Bid to Launch Moon Rocket on Monday

India will make a new bid to launch a landmark mission to the Moon on Monday, a week after aborting lift-off at the last minute because of a fuel leak, officials said.

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Instagram Hides 'Likes' from More Users

Instagram started hiding "likes" on its platform in Australia, Brazil and several other major markets Thursday, saying it wanted to ease pressure on users, following criticism about its impacts on mental health.

The Facebook-owned social media giant's trial changes mean users in the six countries will no longer be able to see the number of likes other people's posts receive.

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German Rescue Ship Captain Questioned by Italy Prosecutor over Migrants

German captain Carola Rackete, who sparked international headlines by forcibly docking in an Italian port with rescued migrants, was questioned by an Italian prosecutor on Thursday over allegedly aiding illegal immigration.

The captain of the Sea-Watch 3 arrived at court in the southern Sicilian town of Agrigento just before 10 am (0800 GMT).

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Russian Nuclear Power Plant Down after Malfunction

A Russian nuclear power plant unplugged three of its four units after a short circuit on Thursday but radiation levels remain normal, a subsidiary of the Rosatom nuclear company said.

The Kalinin nuclear power plant's first, second and fourth reactors were taken offline, Rosenergoatom said in a statement.

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