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N. Korea denies holding S. Koreans from 1969 hijacking

N. Korea denies holding S. Koreans from 1969 hijacking

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SEOUL, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- North Korea has denied allegations that it has been forcibly holding South Korean nationals for more than five decades after abducting them as part of a plane hijacking, according to a family member of one of the victims. In 1969, North Korea hijacked a Korean Air plane carrying four crew members and 46 passengers and redirected it to the communist nation. Of them, 39 were sent back to the South 66 days later, but the other 11 are still believed to be in the North. Pang Kwang Hyok, the North's deputy permanent representative to the United Nations office in Geneva, rejected the allegations as a "stereotyped anti-DPRK political plot pursued by hostile forces," claiming in a statement dated Aug. 26 that no one in his country has been "forcibly detained against his or...
France 23-21 Argentina: Camille Lopez drop-goal denies Pumas in Tokyo thriller

France 23-21 Argentina: Camille Lopez drop-goal denies Pumas in Tokyo thriller

Sports
2019 Rugby World Cup: France v ArgentinaFrance: (20) 23Tries: Fickou, Dupont Pens: Ntamack (2) Cons: Ntamack (2) DG: LopezArgentina: (3) 21Tries: Petti, Montoya Pens: Sanchez, Urdapilleta (2) Cons: SanchezFrance held off a second-half comeback by Argentina to win a gripping World Cup match in Tokyo.The Pumas overturned a 20-3 half-time deficit to take a 21-20 lead until Camille Lopez's drop-goal put France ahead again in the Pool C encounter.Tries from Gael Fickou and Antoine Dupont gave France the advantage. Guido Petti and Julian Montoya crossed for the Pumas and Benjamin Urdapilleta's penalty put them ahead before replacement Lopez struck.The Pumas, who had lost their previous nine interna...
Watch: Bianca Andreescu wins 2019 U.S. Open, denies Serena Williams a record

Watch: Bianca Andreescu wins 2019 U.S. Open, denies Serena Williams a record

Sports
Sept. 7 (UPI) -- Bianca Andreescu won the 2019 U.S. Open tennis title in straight sets, denying Serena Williams a record-tying 24th Grand Slam on Saturday in New York. Andreescu, 19, is the first Canadian to win a Grand Slam. She also is the first teenager to win a Grand Slam since Maria Sharapova captured the 2006 U.S. Open. Andreescu beat Williams 6-3, 7-5. "It's so hard to explain in words, but I'm just beyond grateful and truly blessed. I've worked really hard for this moment," Andreescu said in her post-match interview. "I can't complain. This year has been a dream come true." Williams rallied to get back into the match in the second set, after falling 6-3 in the first set. Andreescu held a 5-1 lead in the second set before Williams tied it at 5-5. Williams broke Andreescu's serve w...
Gareth Bale: Zinedine Zidane denies showing Real Madrid winger disrespect

Gareth Bale: Zinedine Zidane denies showing Real Madrid winger disrespect

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Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has denied showing disrespect to Gareth Bale, and claimed the Wales forward refused to come on as a substitute against Bayern Munich on Sunday.Zidane has said Bale is "very close to leaving" the club and that his exit would be "best for everyone".Those comments led Bale's agent Jonathan Barnett to complain Zidane had "no respect" for the 30-year-old. "I haven't shown a lack of respect towards anyone," Zidane said."What I said the other day is that the club was working on Bale's exit."I've always said the same thing: the players are the most important ones in all of this. Whenever there's a player involved, I'll always back them."Football Daily podcast: Bale...
Jarrell Miller reacts to failed drugs test ahead of Anthony Joshua fight; strongly denies knowingly taking banned substance

Jarrell Miller reacts to failed drugs test ahead of Anthony Joshua fight; strongly denies knowingly taking banned substance

Sports
‘SHOCKED’ The heavyweight tested positive for GW1516 with his clash with Anthony Joshua now in doubt Jarrell Miller claims he was ‘totally shocked’ when told he’d failed a drugs test ahead of his heavyweight showdown with Anthony Joshua on June 1. News broke yesterday that the American tested positive for GW1516 (a metabolic modulator also known as cardarine and endurobol) in a VADA test taken March 20. Jarrell Miller claims he has never knowingly taken a banned substance The New York State Athletic Commission has subsequently denied him a licence as a result, meaning that his fight with AJ is now off as things stand. To have any chance of regaining a licence, Miller must request that his ‘B sample’ of the drugs test be opened a