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UPDATE 1-Motor racing-Dominant Toyota on course for Le Mans 24 Hours hat-trick
LE MANS, France, Sept 19 (Reuters) - Reigning champions Toyota led the Le Mans 24 Hours endurance race into the early hours of Sunday in one-two formation and with a third successive win in their sights.
UPDATE 3-Golf-Wolff steals show at U.S. Open, leads DeChambeau by two
MAMARONECK, N.Y., Sept 19 (Reuters) - Matthew Wolff, playing in only his second major, stole the show at an unforgiving Winged Foot with a scorching start and steady finish to grab an unlikely two-shot lead over big-hitting Bryson DeChambeau on Saturday.
Iran's Zarif says world should oppose U.S. sanctions or expect same
DUBAI (Reuters) - The world community should oppose the United States' use of sanctions to impose its will as a "bully," or expect to face sanctions itself, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Saturday.
McIlroy fights back to stay in contention at U.S. Open
MAMARONECK, N.Y. (Reuters) - Four-time major winner Rory McIlroy clawed his way back up the leaderboard at Winged Foot on Saturday, carding a two-under par 68 after a second round slump had threatened to derail his latest U.S. Open campaign.
Djokovic overcomes Koepfer to set up Ruud semi-final in Rome
(Reuters) - Novak Djokovic overcame a mid-match wobble against Dominik Koepfer before securing a 6-3 4-6 6-3 win over the unseeded German and a semi-final spot at the Italian Open on Saturday.
TikTok says it already committed to government oversight of U.S. data security
(Reuters) - Video-sharing app TikTok said on Saturday it has already committed to the U.S. government oversight of data security in the country, and that it was "disappointed" by the Trump administration's decision to ban it from U.S. app stores from Sunday.
Wolff, Reed in share of early third-round U.S. Open lead
MAMARONECK, N.Y. (Reuters) - A laser-focused Matthew Wolff took a surprising bite out of Winged Foot with a blistering front nine to move into a share of the early third-round U.S. Open lead with overnight leader Patrick Reed on Saturday.
Yemen's Houthis launch military projectile towards Jazan, five civilians injured -SPA
CAIRO, Sept 19 (Reuters) - Five civilians were injured and three cars damaged when a military projectile launched by Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthis fell in Saudi Arabia's region of Jazan, Saudi state news agency (SPA) reported on Saturday. (Reporting by Hesham Abdul Khalek Editing by Chris Reese)
Biggest Thai protest in years cheers calls to reform monarchy
BANGKOK (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of people joined Thailand's biggest protest in years on Saturday, cheering calls to curb the powers of King Maha Vajiralongkorn's monarchy and for the removal of former coup leader Prayuth Chan-ocha as prime minister.
UPDATE 4-Biggest Thai protest in years cheers calls to reform monarchy
BANGKOK, Sept 19 (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of people joined Thailand's biggest protest in years on Saturday, cheering calls to curb the powers of King Maha Vajiralongkorn's monarchy and for the removal of former coup leader Prayuth Chan-ocha as prime minister.
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