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Emmys 2019: the complete list of winners

September 23 (The Verge) - The television Academy paid its final adieu to Game of Thrones tonight, honoring the cast with a standing ovation — but not necessarily in awards. Game of Thrones’ final season was practically shut out at the main Emmy’s telecast. The show did take home the award for Best Drama Series, and Peter Dinklage won the award for...

Thomas Cook collapses, leaving thousands of travelers stranded

British travel firm Thomas Cook collapses, stranding hundreds of thousands

September 23 (Reuters) - The world’s oldest travel firm Thomas Cook (TCG.L) collapsed on Monday, stranding hundreds of thousands of holidaymakers around the globe and sparking the largest peacetime repatriation effort in British history. The liquidation marks the end of one of Britain’s oldest companies that started life in 1841 running local rail excursions before it survived two world wars...

Smoke is seen following a fire at Aramco facility in the eastern city of Abqaiq, Saudi Arabia, September 14, 2019. REUTERS/Stringer/File Photo

Costly Saudi defenses prove no match for drones, cruise missiles

September 18 (Reuters) - Billions of dollars spent by Saudi Arabia on cutting edge Western military hardware mainly designed to deter high altitude attacks has proved no match for low-cost drones and cruise missiles used in a strike that crippled its giant oil industry. Saturday’s assault on Saudi oil facilities that halved production has exposed how ill-prepared the Gulf state...

Ronaldinho to come out of retirement for a friendly in October (Getty Images)

Ronaldinho to come out of retirement for a friendly in October

September 13 (IANS) - Brazilian football great Ronaldinho will temporarily come out of retirement to represent Colombia's Independiente Santa Fe in a friendly in October, the Bogota club has said. Santa Fe posted a video on social media on Wednesday in which the 39-year-old confirmed he will take part in the match at the Campin on October 17 against yet-to-be-named...

Anti-extradition bill protesters march to demand democracy and political reforms, in Hong Kong, China August 18, 2019. REUTERS/Aly Song

Hong Kong readies for more mass protests after huge, peaceful rally

August 19 (Reuters) - Hong Kong is gearing up for more protests this week after hundreds of thousands of anti-government demonstrators braved heavy rain to rally peacefully on Sunday, marking a change to what have often been violent clashes. Sunday’s turnout of an estimated 1.7 million people, according to the rally’s organizers, showed that the movement still has widespread support...

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