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France yet to shine but Kante's steel bodes well
YEKATERINBURG, France (Reuters) - While their attack has yet to sparkle, France have shown the grit and steel that could still take them to the deep end of the World Cup as they beat Peru 1-0 to reach the last 16 on Thursday.
Rat breaches bank ATM in India, eats $18,000 worth of cash
GUWAHATI, India, June 21 (Reuters) - When bank technicians in India were finally summoned to investigate why an ATM (automated teller machine) had not been working for days, they began to smell a rat.
Soccer-Russia World Cup coach wins graffiti honor
ST. PETERSBURG, June 21 (Reuters) - Stanislav Cherchesov is getting the big graffiti treatment in Russia after coaching the home team to the second round of the World Cup for the first time in 32 years.
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ANALYSIS-Soccer-France yet to shine but Kante's steel bodes well
YEKATERINBURG, France, June 21 (Reuters) - While their attack has yet to sparkle, France have shown the grit and steel that could still take them to the deep end of the World Cup as they beat Peru 1-0 to reach the last 16 on Thursday.
Turkish court rules to keep Amnesty official in jail
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - A Turkish court ruled on Thursday to keep the local chair of Amnesty International in jail as his trial on terror charges continues, the group said, extending a year-long detention that has prompted global outrage.
REFILE-Soccer-Argentina and Croatia drawing 0-0 at halftime
NIZHNY NOVGOROD, Russia, June 21 (Reuters) - Argentina were being held to a 0-0 draw by Croatia at halftime in their World Cup Group D match on Thursday in a scrappy game that saw chances wasted at both ends.
Soccer-For Serbia "hellish" Swiss win could avoid Brazil nightmare
KALININGRAD, Russia, June 21 (Reuters) - Serbia are prepared for a "hellish" game against Switzerland, said Nemanja Matic on Thursday -- but the midfield talisman knows it would be nothing compared to the World Cup nightmare that would await them should they lose the Group E clash.
Iran says doesn't think OPEC can reach deal
VIENNA, June 21 (Reuters) - Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh said on Thursday he still believes OPEC cannot reach a compromise decision on raising oil output at its meeting the following day.
Russia's Cherkizovo says Bird flu detected at its poultry farm -
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian meat producer Cherkizovo said on Thursday bird flu was detected at its poultry farm in Penza region.
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