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  • FILE - In this Jan. 15, 2016, file photo, Japanese architect Kengo Kuma, left, speaks about his design of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics stadium, background, during a press conference in Tokyo. Japan’s government approved on Friday, Sept. 30, 2016, a plan for a nearly 150 billion yen ($1.5 billion) contract with a joint venture to build a new main stadium for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. The stadium construction will begin in December, more than a year after an earlier plan was scrapped due to spiraling cost and an unpopular design. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)TOKYO (AP) — The Japanese government approved a 150 billion yen ($1.5 billion) contract Friday to build a new main stadium for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, a project that has been delayed by more than a year.


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  • U.S. President Barack Obama said on Friday Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas's attendance at the funeral for Israeli elder statesman Shimon Peres was a reminder of the "unfinished business of peace" in the Middle East. In a 20-minute eulogy in honor of the former Israeli president and prime minister, who died on Wednesday aged 93, Obama said Peres had always strived for a resolution of Israeli-Palestinian conflict that treated both sides equally.
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  • ROME (AP) — Anti-Mafia police in Naples have recovered two Van Gogh paintings stolen from Amsterdam in 2002, the Van Gogh Museum and organized crime investigators said Friday.
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  • A model of orbiter Rosetta hangs from the ceiling in a conference room at the European Space Agency ESA in Darmstadt, Germany, Friday, Sept. 30, 2016. Rosetta will be impacted on comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko on Friday, marking the end of the twelve years lasting Rosetta mission. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)BERLIN (AP) — The European Space Agency's comet-chasing probe Rosetta is performing a final maneuver Friday that will end its 12-year mission with a crash-landing on the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.


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  • FILE - In this Nov. 10, 2015 file photo, Bruce Springsteen performs at the 9th Annual Stand Up For Heroes event in New York. A Philadelphia fifth-grader ditched school for the chance to meet the rock legend at his book signing Thursday, Sept. 30, 2016, and The Philadelphia Inquirer reports “The Boss” gladly played along by signing the boy’s absence excuse note. (Photo by Greg Allen/Invision/AP, File)PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia fifth-grader ditched school for the chance to meet rock legend Bruce Springsteen and "The Boss" gladly played along by signing the boy's absence excuse note.


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  • The Troll Kids, The Sweet Potatoers and the Foxes breaking ground for their den feature in FIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with sharing Sevillistas and history in the Netherlands.

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  • Born on the streets of Conakry in Guinea, Naby Keita is on a determined journey to become one of Africa's best footballers. Ahead of third round African qualifying for Russia 2018, Keita speaks with FIFA.com about his and his country's lofty ambitions.

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  • Uganda's Denis Iguma chats with FIFA.com about the belief Cranes head coach Milutin Sredojevic has given to the team, qualifying for the CAF Africa Cup of Nations for the first time in 39 years and the challenges ahead in the final round of African qualifying for Russia 2018.

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