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‘What a knockout’: Sensation Pimblett hailed for ‘one of the all-time great UFC debuts’ as Khabib baiter sinks stunning KO (VIDEO)

Liverpudlian Pimblett had generated plenty of talk ahead of his much-anticipated bow for the promotion, not least after labeling ex-champion Nurmagomedov the ‘Karen of MMA’ just months after he had been embroiled in a blazing row over comments he made towards Georgian fighters. If the 26-year-old had any critics of his …

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John Pilger: The Great Game of smashing countries

In 1978, a liberation movement led by the People’s Democratic Party of Afghanistan (PDPA) overthrew the dictatorship of Mohammad Daud, the cousin of King Zahir Shar. It was an immensely popular revolution that took the British and Americans by surprise. Foreign journalists in Kabul, reported the New York Times, were surprised …

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As US troops are flown out of Afghanistan, the graveyard of great empires is now once again at the center of a battle for Eurasia

In early July, American and coalition forces left Bagram Airfield, once Washington’s largest base of operations in Afghanistan. Already at 90% completion, the withdrawal is expected to be concluded by August 31, 2021, ahead of President Joe Biden’s initial September 11 deadline. Meanwhile, Taliban forces are advancing, recapturing and, crucially, …

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