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'I'll face Barthelemy-Relikh winner for WBA title’ – Former world champion Troyanovsky

Former IBF light welterweight champion Eduard Troyanovsky has confirmed to RT Sport he is expecting to fight the winner of the WBA title fight between Rances Barthelemy and Kiryl Relikh. The WBA strap is currently vacant since undisputed champion Terence Crawford’s move to welterweight, leaving the door open for Barthelemy and Relikh, rated number one and two by the organisation ...

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What's ripple & why is it setting cryptocurrency world on fire?

Published time: 14 Dec, 2017 12:38 Edited time: 14 Dec, 2017 12:45 A relatively cheap digital currency called ripple used to be on the crypto market periphery. Ripple has made serious strides this week, pushing litecoin aside by market cap value at a price 500 times cheaper. The world’s fourth most valuable cryptocurrency was trading at 57 cents at 10:19 ...

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Football fans in Crimea unable to buy Russia 2018 World Cup tickets on FIFA website

Published time: 13 Dec, 2017 13:33 Football fans on the Crimean peninsula wishing to attend games at the Russia 2018 World Cup next year cannot apply for tickets through the official FIFA website. The issue was raised by Russian Sports Ministry deputy Natalya Parshikova at a meeting of The State Duma Committee on state construction and legislation on Wednesday, Interfax ...

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Erdogan urges world to recognize E. Jerusalem as Palestinian capital

Published time: 13 Dec, 2017 09:26 Edited time: 13 Dec, 2017 09:55 Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has called on Washington to turn back from its “unlawful and provocative decision” on Jerusalem, and urged world states to recognize East Jerusalem as the capital of Palestine. WATCH LIVE: Organization of Islamic Cooperation meets in Istanbul to discuss Jerusalem President Erdogan also called ...

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Facebook opens AR platform and ‘World Effects’ to all developers

Facebook is trying to close the augmented reality gap with Snapchat with the help of an army of third-party developers. Today, eight months after debuting its Augmented Reality Camera Effects platform and AR Studio tool at F8, Facebook is allowing all developers to start building AR experiences for its Facebook Camera. That includes “World Effects” — Facebook’s copy of Snapchat’s ...

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World Bank no longer to fund oil and gas projects to slow global warming

Published time: 12 Dec, 2017 14:55 Edited time: 12 Dec, 2017 14:57 To boost the global economy’s shift to cleaner energy, the World Bank announced on Tuesday it will stop the financing of oil and gas exploration and extraction starting from 2019. “As a global multilateral development institution, the World Bank Group is continuing to transform its own operations in ...

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Hotel in Russia's Crimea named best in the world

Published time: 12 Dec, 2017 09:49 Russia’s Mriya Resort & Spa in the Crimea has been named the best holiday hotel and resort by the World Travel Awards. The hotel won the award in the world’s leading leisure resort category. Russia’s Aeroflot airline was named the best brand and the city of St. Petersburg best tourist destination. The Mriya Resort ...

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First FIFA World Cup FAN IDs delivered

Published time: 11 Dec, 2017 19:02 Edited time: 11 Dec, 2017 19:03 Russia’s national postal service has begun delivering the first batch of FAN IDs for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. It will provide access to stadiums and grants visa-free entry to international guests from June 14 to July 15. Russian fans who have been issued FAN IDs to attend ...

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Sports world rallies round bullied schoolboy Keaton Jones after heartbreaking video

The world of sports has rallied around US elementary school pupil Keaton Jones after a heartbreaking video, in which he details his ordeal at the hands of school bullies, went viral. In the clip, a tearful Keaton details his ordeal at Gibbs Elementary in Knoxville, Tennessee, to his mother, saying the bullies make fun of his nose, call him “ugly” ...

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IBU relegates Russia to provisional member, but keeps it as final Biathlon World Cup stage

Russia has been relegated to provisional IBU member status, but retained its right to host the final stage of the 2017-18 Biathlon World Cup, the executive board of the International Biathlon Union (IBU) ruled in an extraordinary session Sunday. “The IBU Executive Board herewith relegates the RBU (Russian Biathlon union) to provisional membership… With limited membership rights” over doping violations, ...

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