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18 October 2019

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Japan won't join U.S. coalition to protect Middle East shipping, will send own force (5)
FILE PHOTO: Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga speaks at a news conference after the reshuffling of the Japanese cabinet at Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's official residence in Tokyo, Japan September 11, 2019. REUTERS/Issei Kato TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan said on Friday it will not join any U.S.
South Africa skipper seeks fighting response from battered team (3)
Sport South Africa skipper seeks fighting response from battered team South Africa captain Faf du Plessis is hoping for a fighting reaction from his beleaguered team as they go into the final test against India at Ranchi on Saturday seeking to avoid a series whitewash. 18 Oct 2019 06:21PM NEW DEHLI, India: South Africa captain Faf du Plessis is hoping for a fighting reaction from his beleaguered team as they go into the final test
Japan Says Will Not Join US Anti-Iran 'Coalition' in Mideast (2)
add at: 2019-10-18 19:09:03 News - World Japan says it will not join any US coalition in the Middle East, but is considering sending its own forces in a bid to ensure oil shipments from the region. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has tasked his ministers to study the possibility of a deployment to the region aimed at "collecting information". This would be totally separate from Washington's plan to form a coalition
Minnows chasing 'dream' in World T20 qualifiers marred by corruption charges (3)
Sports AFP October 18, 2019 Listen Minnows chasing 'dream' in World T20 qualifiers marred by corruption charges DUBAI: Cricket's lesser lights, including Jersey and Nigeria, are chasing a "dream" as qualifying for next year's T20 World Cup gets underway on Friday (today), but the start of the tournament will be overshadowed by three United Arab Emirates players being charged with corruption. Scotland are the highest-ranked team in the competition, with 14 nations
HOPE to bring peace, stability to region: China (2)
TEHRAN, Oct. 18 (MNA) - Expressing support for the Hormuz Peace Initiative (HOPE) put forward by President Hassan Rouhani, Spokesman for China's diplomatic apparatus said the initiative will bring peace and stability to the region. The Persian Gulf region is a complex, sensitive and complicated region, Geng Shuang said, adding that China has situations in the region under its consideration and is paying attention to the issues and developments.
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