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bangkok: us president donald trump has called his philippine counterpart to invite him to the white house, in a move that surprised us officials and human rights groups condemned as signalling support for rodrigo duterte's murderous drug crackdown."by essentially endorsing duterte's murderous war on drugs, trump is now morally complicit in future killings," said john sifton, the asia director at human rights watch.eu adopts tough stance on brexitvideo duration01:54previous slidenext slidevideo duration01:00duterte personally involved in killing ...duterte personally involved in killing criminalsphilippine president rodrigo duterte says he used to patrol the streets of davao on a motorcycle, looking for criminals and personally setting an example for police to kill them, when he was mayor o...

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ipl 2017cricbuzz staff • last updated on sun, 30 apr, 2017, 08:23 pm "it's going to be up to us to lift ourselves and go out and play good cricket" © bcci rahul dravid, the mentor of delhi daredevils, was left frustrated after his team folded for just 67 against kings xi punjab but felt the side has enough quality to bounce back from the shambolic performance. daredevils posted their lowest ever total in the history of the indian premier league and suffered a ten-wicket loss in mohali, leaving them at the bottom of the table with just two wins from eight games.dravid was at a loss of words to explain the dismal show from the daredevils batsmen. "it's pretty disappointing," he started. "there's not much to say when you get out for 67. we were pretty disappointing on the day with our ex...

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we're near the end of april, and the ads for everything from chevrolet's subcompact trax to the silverado are everywhere. it's chevy's bonus tag days, and on select in-stock models it provides a full 16-percent discount from the factory's msrp.careful observers of industry incentives will know that big discounts on big trucks are nothing new. but obtaining a similar savings on your traverse, equinox ('17 model), or malibu purchase typically takes an end-of-the-year push or a visit to the dealer's pre-owned department. and if you assume a dealer has at most roughly 10 percent to work with in arriving at a competitively negotiated price, then 16 percent looks like a very substantive move in the consumer direction.obviously, the bigger-ticket car or truck supplies the bigger discount. on chev...

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president trump on saturday extended a white house invite to his philippine counterpart, a self-proclaimed killer. trump and president rodrigo duterte addressed north korea’s growing nuclear capabilities as a threat to nearby nations, including the philippines, according to a white house readout of the phone call. at a press conference on saturday, duterte said he was waiting for trump’s phone call and that he would urge the u.s. to stop provoking the north. he fears escalating tensions could lead to a nuclear “holocaust.”philippines president says he's thrown someone from a helicopter “my region will suffer immensely,” duterte said, after hosting the association of southeast asian nations summit in manila. “it would be good for america to just restrain a little bit and if i ...

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team principle doug ryder says while time is against mark cavendish after he was diagnosed with glandular fever earlier this month, they hope he will be fit for the tour de france in julyteam dimension data remain hopeful that mark cavendish will recover in time to race the tour de france, after being diagnosed with infectious mononucleosis – better known as glandular fever – earlier this month.however, team principle doug ryder admitted time was not on their side.the manxman has not raced since milan-san remo on march 18 and had initially been suffering from an ankle injury that ruled him out of paris-roubaix. yet after experiencing unexplained fatigue when training he was later diagnosed with infectious mononucleosis, caused by the epstein-barr virus, and ruled out for an unknown tim...

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gskill km560 1gskill km560 2gskill km560 3to flesh out its growing family of mechanical keyboards, g.skill announced the km560, its first tenkeyless (tkl) model. it’s essentially a sawed-off version of the km570 (it’s 3.15 inches narrower), which itself is the little brother to the flagship km780 (read our full review here). indeed, the km560 appears to share quite a bit design language with the km570. it looks like the construction is similar, with a textured plastic top panel and the same front and back beveled edges. the indicator lights in the upper right corner of both keyboards are also similar, although the tkl km560 has one fewer. the g.skill logo is in different places on the two keyboards, though.they also both have an mr key, although on the km570 it’s an extra dedicated k...

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media playback is not supported on this device i know i can knock anyone out - joshuajoshua v klitschko re-runlisten to the fight again on bbc radio 5 live sports extra from 06:00-10:00 bst on sunday.tyson fury has accepted the challenge issued by world heavyweight champion anthony joshua following the londoner's title victory over wladimir klitschko.joshua, who stopped the ukrainian in the 11th round at wembley, immediately called out fellow briton fury, who beat klitschko on points in november 2015."fury, where you at, baby?" he asked. "i know he's been talking, i want to give 90,000 a chance to see us."fury, who has not fought since beating klitschko, replied: "let's dance."joshua is now unbeaten in 19 fights, with all his victories coming inside the distance. the 27-year-old's win in f...

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while 16 teams prepare for the nba playoffs, the suns on wednesday had exit interviews at talking stick resort arena.         ...

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view slideshowstagecoach festivalgoers don cowboy hats and country western boots. rex shutterstock.after coachella valley music festival bows, country music fans flock to the same territory the following weekend for their own revelry.the 2017 three-day stagecoach country music festival, held at the empire polo club in indio, calif., kicked off friday and includes a boldface lineup of crooners such as dierks bentley, shania twain and kenny chesney, among other popular acts.relatedtop 10 songs about shoescowboy boots are the footwear staple of the stagecoach country music festivals in indio, calif. here, a group of female festivalgoers teamed stylish booties and cowboy boots with flirty outfits.rex shutterstock.and while bohemian style rules at coachella, the stagecoach country music festiva...

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tempers flare between manchester city's gabriel jesus (centre) and middlesbrough's marten de roon after a penalty is awarded to manchester citymark staniforthapril 30 2017 4:41 pmjesus hits late leveller as manchester city rescue a point at boroindependent.iegabriel jesus marked his return to manchester city's starting line-up by grabbing a dramatic late equaliser for his side in a 2-2 draw against relegation-haunted middlesbrough at the riverside stadium.http://www.independent.ie/sport/soccer/premier-league/jesus-hits-late-leveller-as-manchester-city-rescue-a-point-at-boro-35667555.htmlhttp://www.independent.ie/incoming/article35667553.ece/8ddee/autocrop/h342/city.jpgemail gabriel jesus marked his return to manchester city's starting line-up by grabbing a dramatic late equaliser for his s...

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in 2016, callaway began allowing golfers to customize md3 milled wedges through its callaway customs program. through the online system, golfers could dial in custom paint fills, stampings, loft, lie, grip and the finish of the wedges.starting today, callaway has extended its custom program to include customization for gbb epic drivers, mack daddy forged wedges and golf balls, and will be selling callaway customs merchandise including belts and hats.both the gbb epic and the gbb epic sub zero are available through the program. there will be eight different color options where customers can customize two paint-fill zones on the club head. each driver will sell for $550 and comes with a callaway customs headcover.related: our review of callaway’s new gbb epic driverscallaway’s mack daddy...

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the march to the larry o'brien trophy and the nba championship is on.         ...

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view slideshowsneaker con attendees.jim holtanthe world’s biggest sneaker convention made a stop in the bay area today, summoning sneakerheads from far and wide to santa clara, calif., to sell, shop, and show off their best kicks.in terms of standout footwear, the usual suspects reigned supreme. in the attached gallery, you’ll find a variety of the bay area’s best footwear including exclusive adidas boost shoes, vintage air jordans, comme des garçons collaborations and — of course — yeezys.relatedthe 5 best sneakers released this weekadidas ultra boost “arizona state.”jim holtanthe bay area convention was the fourth sneaker con event of 2017. the year’s previous locations include fort lauderdale, fla., cleveland and phoenix.next up, the convention goes international wi...

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jack butland was pleased with his performance in front of the watching england manager gareth southgateapril 30 2017 12:41 pmjack butland impresses with gareth southgate watching onindependent.iejack butland knew england boss gareth southgate would be watching him at stoke and was delighted he could state his case for an international return with a clean sheet.http://www.independent.ie/sport/soccer/jack-butland-impresses-with-gareth-southgate-watching-on-35667219.htmlhttp://www.independent.ie/sport/soccer/article35667218.ece/77d37/autocrop/h342/panews_p-1de6dfb8-c274-4d18-9350-05ceffcaabd3_i1.jpgemail jack butland knew england boss gareth southgate would be watching him at stoke and was delighted he could state his case for an international return with a clean sheet. the 24-year-old goalke...

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editors' note: we've updated this story now that the suns' and coyotes' seasons have concluded.         ...

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callum ilott made it three different winners from the formula 3 european championship round at monza with a lights-to-flag win in the finale......

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after announcing that it would shift some of its emphasis away from non-lethal weapons to police body cameras, for a fleeting moment it felt like the company synonymous with sticks that electrocute people was showing an interest in police accountability. analysis from the intercept and a 2017 “law enforcement technology report” by taser suggest that the reality might be more complicated — and considerably creepier.the company now known as axon created its body camera division a few years ago, but ramped up efforts in 2017. after acquiring two ai companies, dextro and fossil group, in february, signs point to the fact that the company wants to aim its new machine learning brainpower at policing.while the company has explicitly denied its interest in building a predictive policing eng...

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rogue one: a star wars story creator john knoll has revealed that he is working on a new pitch for a spin-off movie.the pitch could result in a new film joining the anthology series which will see a han solo movie released in 2018.during a rogue one super session as part of the national association of broadcasters show, knoll told the hollywood reporter: “i have another idea i’ve been tinkering with. it’s maybe 75 percent there. i haven’t pitched it to [lucasfilm president kathleen kennedy]. it’s another star wars thing…there’s no reason to think disney is going to stop wanting to make star wars movies if there’s quality and there’s interest. it has unlimited potential. it has a huge number of characters, worlds … it’s a massive playground.”rogue one: a star wars ...

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at 15 years and counting, the war in afghanistan is by far america's longest war and among its most costly. we're draining our resources, sustaining military casualties and spending huge amounts of money as the conflict grinds to a stalemate. no u.s. official seems to want to talk about our policy in afghanistan and where we are going. the media has largely forgotten it. basic questions about our national interests in that country, our objectives and how we are going to meet those objectives are largely ignored. as our policy drifts, the situation in afghanistan is dire.the afghan government is divided, ineffective in fighting corruption and in unifying and governing the country. among many afghans, we are not welcomed in their country. in denouncing the american military's recent use of a...

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hull's harry maguire has been improving all seasonapril 30 2017 1:06 pmbig career beckons for harry maguire, says hull boss marco silvaindependent.ie hull boss marco silva has tipped harry maguire as a future great after the defender's virtuoso showing in saturday's goalless draw at southampton. http://www.independent.ie/sport/soccer/big-career-beckons-for-harry-maguire-says-hull-boss-marco-silva-35667247.htmlhttp://www.independent.ie/sport/soccer/article35667246.ece/619aa/autocrop/h342/panews_p-0a879eea-d442-46fd-abf7-2699c1c6ae91_i1.jpgemail hull boss marco silva has tipped harry maguire as a future great after the defender's virtuoso showing in saturday's goalless draw at southampton. maguire's three crucial interventions ensured hull tiptoed out of st mary's with a point that could pro...

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view slideshownatasha bedingfield, left, and hailee steinfeld, at the 2017 radio disney music awards.rex shutterstock.the 2017 radio disney music awards today hit high notes with footwear on the red carpet.both young budding musicians and established hitmakers stepped out in style in los angeles for the fifth annual ceremony, which was pre-recorded and will air at 7 p.m. et on the disney channel on sunday.relatedhailee steinfeld reveals the footwear she keeps right by the doornatasha bedingfield wears a billowing orange dress teamed with iridescent platforms on the red carpet at the 2017 radio disney music awards in los angeles.rex shutterstock.natasha bedingfield wears a billowing orange dress teamed with iridescent platforms on the red carpet at the 2017 radio disney music awards in los ...

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