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Australia charge to an eight-wicket victory over England in Melbourne to maintain their hopes of an Ashes whitewash.
Iraqi forces have arrested an MP, killing his brother and five of his guards during a raid on his home in the western city of Ramadi.
The Cuban government eases restrictions on loans to private borrowers in the latest measure aimed at boosting the island's troubled economy.