Associated Press
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The Herald
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A victim of historic child abuse at a Catholic Church children's home is to make an emotional return to her hometown in Glasgow in a bid to trace her long lost family.
The Iran Project
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South China Morning Post
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Fencer Vivian Kong Man-wai sounded an early warning to rivals at the forthcoming Asian Championships in her hometown as she became the first Hong Kong athlete to win a medal in a grand prix tournament on Monday. Kong was just two points away from beating reigning Olympic champion Emese Szasz-Kovacs of Hungary in the final in Bogota, Colombia, but the 23 year-old Stanford University student had to settle for second after losing two big points in a row. But it was still the best result achieved...
South China Morning Post
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It was a celebration tinged with tears, fear and love. Francesco Totti bid an emotional farewell to Roma after a remarkable 25-season career with his hometown club on Sunday, contributing to a 3-2 win over Genoa in Serie A that secured the Giallorossi a spot in the Champions League. Almost 60,000 fans inside the Stadio Olimpico stood up and cheered when the 40-year-old Totti replaced Mohamed Salah in the 54th minute. And even if Totti didnt score or set up any goals, his mere presence...
The Washington Times - Golf
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FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Jordan Spieth normally doesn't concern himself with the cut line in the middle of a round. Unless the Dallas native is in danger of staying home on consecutive weekends in what amount to his hometown events. Spieth recovered from a bad start by going 5 ...
Daily Mail - Sport
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Gustafsson put on a striking clinic in front of his hometown fans at UFC Stockholm before buckling Teixeira with uppercuts and a right cross that finished the main event clash in the fifth round.
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DW
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Informed Comment
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We kept driving and as we neared Mosul, old fears of the Islamic State group started to come back to me. I kept thinking of the way the extremists used to attack military convoys and civilian vehicles in the desert areas outside of the city and outside of the control of the Iraqi army, even before the group took control of the city. Our driver began to navigate more cautiously here, avoiding the holes caused by explosions and burnt out scraps of vehicles and tires. Finally, we get to the outskirts of Mosul. The taxi driver changes his route in order to avoid the ongoing fighting in certain parts of the city and we join a long queue of cars waiting in front of the floating bridge, one of the only ways to get across the Tigris river. As we crossed that bridge, south of the city, I began to feel dizzy. The whole time I had been forced to live outside of my hometown and away from my family, who had remained in Mosul and who had been in danger for over two years, I had tried to be patient.
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Derby Telegraph
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Daily Mail - Australia
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Sia fans are frustrated she won't be bringing her Nostalgic For The Present to other cities around Australia, including her hometown of Adelaide.
The Iran Project
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The security of Bahrain “is an integral part” of Saudi security, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) quoted a source in the Kingdom’s Foreign Ministry as saying. Pictures and video evidence prove that the police forces sent into Ayatollah Qassim’s hometown of Diraz to disperse the crowds of supporters were armed with high power assault weapons, looking more like special forces from the army than the typical riot police armed with batons and rubber bullet shoot guns. This was a clear order, shoot to kill anyone who gets in the way – armed or not, they are just Shia terrorists, probably ‘backed by Iran’. As possess of regime forces dressed head-to-toe in their intimidating black body armour roamed the streets like wolf packs out on the hunt, a loud voice could be heard hollering from the nearby Mosque on the loudspeaker system, typically designated for the Muslim Azaan (call to prayer) in an attempt to offer some form of support to the now trounced sympathisers of Ayatollah Qassim.
Bleacher Report
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Errol Spence Jr. (22-0-0, 19 KOs) continued his rise up the welterweight rankings on Saturday, beating IBF world welterweight title holder Kell Brook (36-2-0, 25 KOs) in the latter's hometown of Sheffield, England, after the referee called for the bell in the 11th round. Late in the fight, Spence began taking control. He knocked Brook down in the 10th round, courtesy of Showtime Boxing : Brook's left eye began swelling as well. By the 11th round, he could hardly see out of the eye. After rubbing at the eye, he voluntarily took a knee, and the referee called for the bell. Showtime Boxing shared a replay of the fight's conclusion: Former champion Lennox Lewis praised both fighters: ESPN.com's Dan Rafael thought Spence offered an unnecessarily harsh assessment of his performance: The 27-year-old earned his title shot with impressive stoppage wins over Chris Algieri and Leonard Bundu in 2016, and he continued his fine run against Brook.
Global News
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Daily Express - Technology
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BOXING TONIGHT includes Kell Brook, who will find himself in the ring with Errol Spence Jr tonight, as he tries to defend his belt in front of his hometown supporters at Bramall Lane. Here is the Express.co.uk guide to following all the action online using your streaming box, smartphone, tablet, smart TV and other smart devices.
The Iran Project
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21stCenturyWire
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There, no real change is ever welcomed, whether it takes place at home or in the colonies. On the other hand, all selfish little victories are treated as sacred. One should live for himself or herself, disregarding the context. How many other deeplypositive-thinking’/ unrealistic/ ‘feel-good’/ ‘false-hopefilms have I seen, lately? Many. For instance Lion , a 2016 Australian/UK co-production, about a poor Indian boy who jumps on a train, loses his hometown, and eventually gets adopted by a loving and dedicated Australian family. It looks like a downpour, an avalanche of similar films and books and news stories. It looks like some kind of new wave of ‘positive thinking’, or ‘ there is nothing really too wrong with our world that couldnt be fixed by some personal luck and individualismdogma. Most of the stuff is somehow connected to the epicenter of Western ideological indoctrination – the United Kingdom (a country, which is successfully nullifying all revolutionary zeal of its own citizens, of the immigrants arriving from desperate and colonized countries, and even those people who live in despair in various far away places).
Voice Of America
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Deborah Crosby touched her father's flag-draped casket as her three brothers hugged her in a tearful embrace on the tarmac at the San Diego airport Friday — ending a more than half century search to find and bring home the remains of Lt. Cmdr. Frederick P. Crosby, shot down as a Navy pilot in the Vietnam War. Deborah Crosby, now 58, was only six when she was sent home from the first grade to learn her father was presumed dead, though his body had not been found. Her mother could never talk about that day, but she gave Crosby and her brothers a binder with articles about her father's plane zooming low through the clouds on a bomb damage assessment mission before it was gunned down by North Vietnamese ground forces in 1965. The 31-year-old pilot was armed only with cameras, his daughter said. Crosby and her grandmother made a pact to someday bring home her father's remains and bury him in his hometown of San Diego.
Daily Mail - Sport
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