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Golf: Els can inspire Internationals as Thomson did in ’98 – Maruyama

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Japan’s Shigeki Maruyama believes multiple major winner Ernie Els can inspire the Internationals to victory over the Americans at next week’s Presidents Cup in the same way Peter Thomson did in 1998. Maruyama accumulated a 5-0-0 win-loss-tie record as a rookie at Royal Melbourne 21 years ago when the Internationals recorded their …

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China November exports unexpectedly fall, but imports rebound

BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s exports in November shrank for the fourth consecutive month, customs data showed on Sunday, confounding market expectations for a rise and underscoring persistent pressures on manufacturers from the Sino-U.S. trade dispute. The 17-month long trade war has heightened the risks of a global recession and fueled speculation that Beijing will unleash …

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Australian firefighters try to control bushfires ahead of hot days

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Firefighters in eastern Australia used easing weather conditions on Sunday to bring bushfires under control ahead of forecast of soaring temperatures for next week. There were 96 fires burning in New South Wales, home to Australia’s largest city of Sydney, with only about a half contained and more than 1,600 firefighters deployed …

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Four dead in shooting near Mexico’s presidential residence

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Four people were killed and two injured in a shooting on Saturday near Mexico’s National Palace, the presidential residence in the capital’s historic downtown, officials said. President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador was in southeastern Mexico on Saturday. Preliminary reports indicated that an armed man entered a building on a small street …