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Egypt's forward Mohamed Salah reacts during the Russia 2018 World Cup Group A football match between Russia and Egypt at the Saint Petersburg Stadium in Saint Petersburg on June 19, 2018.
Egypt's forward Mohamed Salah reacts during the Russia 2018 World Cup Group A football match between Russia and Egypt at the Saint Petersburg Stadium in Saint Petersburg on June 19, 2018.PHOTO: AFP

World Cup: Salah disappoints as hosts Russia crush Egypt to close in on last 16

Three weeks and three days after Sergio Ramos twisted and slammed Egypt's best World Cup hope into the grass, Mohamed Salah returned.

He won a penalty, and scored it, ripping the ball with his left foot into the top corner.

But by then, Russia were already three up and this game was as good as gone.

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British police say don’t suspect terrorism after London blast

 British police said on Tuesday that a blast at an underground station in north London was unlikely to be terror-related but investigations were ongoing.

“Enquiries continue but we do not believe this to be terror- related at this time,” British Transport Police said on Twitter.

They also said a"small number of people" were receiving medical treatment after what they described as a minor explosion at Southgate underground station.

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Trump says hopes to worke deal with Canada

US President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he hoped the United States could work out a trade agreement with Canada, saying the two countries had a good relationship but that Americans were being taken advantage of.

"We have to change our ways. We can no longer be the stupid country," Mr Trump told a group of small business executives. "We want to be the smart country."

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Merkel, Macron agree on euro zone budget in ‘new chapter’ for bloc

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron agreed on Tuesday to create a euro zone budget charged with boosting investment in the bloc and promoting economic convergence between its 19 states.

The leaders met to prepare for a summit of European Union leaders on June 28-29, with Mr Macron keen to push through wide-ranging reforms to strengthen the euro zone and insulate the single currency union from future crises, while Dr Merkel has been more cautious.

Dr Merkel said euro zone reform was the toughest issue in their talks at her Meseberg retreat outside Berlin, where they also touched on European foreign and defence policy and immigration.

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CBS to expand Star Trek with five-year deal for new TV shows

US broadcast network CBS will expand the popular Star Trek science-fiction franchise with new series, mini-series and animation under a production deal announced on Tuesday.

CBS said in a statement that it had signed a five-year deal with producer Alex Kurtzman to supervise a range of new programming related to Star Trek. Kurtzman is a writer and producer of Star Trek: Discovery, which premiered in September 2017 on the CBS All Access streaming service. A second season is currently in production.

He also co-wrote and produced the 2009 Star Trek feature film and 2013 sequel "Star Trek: Into Darkness." The original Star Trek debuted in 1966 as a US television series depicting the adventures of the Starship Enterprise.

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