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UPDATE 1-Soccer-Kane finally nets in August as Spurs beat Fulham 3-1
LONDON, Aug 18 (Reuters) - Harry Kane finally ended his August goalscoring drought as England's World Cup luminaries inspired Tottenham Hotspur to a morale-boosting 3-1 Premier League win over newcomers Fulham on Saturday.
Athletics-Coleman edges Prescod by a thousandth in 100m
BIRMINGHAM, England, Aug 18 (Reuters) - American Christian Coleman held off fast-finishing local favorite Reece Prescod to take the Birmingham Diamond League 100 meters title by one thousandth of a second on Saturday.
Soccer-Lopetegui focused on Getafe game, not transfer targets
MADRID, Aug 18 (Reuters) - Real Madrid coach Julen Lopetegui batted away talk about the club's possible transfer targets ahead of his side's first La Liga game of the season against Getafe on Sunday, insisting he is happy with the squad he has.
Federer wears down Wawrinka to maintain mastery over compatriot
(Reuters) - Roger Federer continued his mastery over Stan Wawrinka, but not before getting a fright en route to a 6-7(2) 7-6(6) 6-2 quarter-final victory at the Cincinnati Masters on Friday.
Maduro orders 96 percent devaluation in hyperinflation-stricken Venezuela
CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's president Nicolas Maduro announced on Friday a single exchange rate pegged to his socialist governmentâs petro cryptocurrency, effectively devaluing by 96 percent in a move economists said would fan hyperinflation in the chaotic country.
Mexico navy says finds 50 tons of meth in mountain lab
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican marines on Friday said they had discovered an underground drug lab in the mountains outside the capital of Sinaloa state where they destroyed 50 tons of methamphetamine.
Quake rattles southern Costa Rica, Panama; no damage reported
SAN JOSE (Reuters) - A magnitude 6.0 quake struck southern Costa Rica on Friday, close to the border with Panama, the U.S. Geological Survey said, but there were no immediate reports of damages in the two Central American countries.
Taiwan's president lauds Belize amid dwindling support
BELMOPAN, Aug 17 (Reuters) - Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-Wen thanked the government of Belize on Friday for backing Taiwan's claim to independence from China for 29 years.
U.S. judge approves plan to reunite separated immigrant families
(Reuters) - A federal judge on Friday approved a plan to reunite hundreds more families who were separated by border officials after they entered the United States from Mexico.
Venezuelans rush to shop, fill tanks before monetary overhaul
CARACAS/MARACAIBO (Reuters) - Jittery Venezuelans on Friday rushed to shops and lined up at gas stations on concerns that a monetary overhaul to lop off five zeros from prices in response to hyperinflation could wreak financial havoc and make basic commerce impossible.
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