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Chess player banned by Iran over hijab switches over to US

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Tehran, Oct 3(AP) - A young woman banned form the Iranian national chess team, allegedly for attending an international competition without wearing an Islamic headscarf, has joined the U.S. team, an Iranian news agency reported Monday.
The semi-official ISNA reported that Dorsa Derakhshani refused to wear the headscarf, known as the hijab, dur-ing a February competition in Gibraltar, and joined the U.S. national team.
Since the 1979 Islamic Revolution, Iran has required women to wear the...
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Barcelona to join Catalonia strike, Pique jeered in Madrid

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Dhaka, Oct 3 (AP) - Barcelona is joining a strike to protest against the Spanish government's actions in Catalo-nia's independence vote.
Also, outspoken defender Gerard Pique was jeered by spectators at Spain's training camp in Madrid on Monday.
Barcelona said none of its professional or youth...
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Afghanistan leveled five-match Youth ODI series 1-1

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Touring Afghanistan U-19 side leveled the five-match Youth ODI series 1-1 beating hosts Bangladesh Under-19 side by five wickets in the 3rd ODI at Sylhet International Cricket Stadium on Monday.
Earlier on Thursday, Bangladesh Under-19 team made the flying start in the series...
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