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Games-Hosts Indonesia hope for 16 gold medals

As Indonesia gears up to host the Asian Games this month the Southeast Asian nation hopes to capitalize on home advantage and a range of new disciplines to break into the top 10 in the medal table for the first time since 1990.

Games-Japan head to Asian Games with one eye on 2020

The Asian Games will be a chance for Japan's athletes to test their preparations two years out from the Tokyo Olympics but also give officials the opportunity to gain some valuable insight into the organisation of the multi-sport event.

Swimming-Superstitious Murphy hoping for good Tokyo omens

Fresh off the back of securing three gold medals at the 2018 Pan Pacific Swimming Championships in Tokyo, American swimmer Ryan Murphy hopes his success is a good omen for when he returns to the Japanese capital for the Olympic Games in two years time.

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Trump strips ex-CIA director and sharp critic of security clearance

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump moved to penalize an outspoken critic on Wednesday, revoking the security clearance of Obama-era CIA Director John Brennan for what he said was "a series of unfounded and outrageous allegations" about his administration. | Video