US deploying 3,000 more troops to S.Arabia: Pentagon | AFP

US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper says he has approved the deployment of 3,000 additional troops and military hardware to Saudi Arabia to boost the country’s defenses in the wake of attacks on its oil installations blamed on Iran. SOUNDBITE

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Iran women to see football freely for first time in decades | AFP

Iranian sports journalist Raha Purbakhsh says she ‘can’t believe’ she will be among the thousands of women to freely enter a football stadium for the first time in decades to watch Iran’s 2022 World Cup qualifier against Cambodia at Tehran’s Azadi Stadium. World football’s governing body FIFA last month ordered Iran to allow women access to stadiums without restrictions and in numbers determined by demand for tickets.

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British-flagged tanker docks in Dubai after Iran release | AFP

The British-flagged oil tanker Stena Impero docks in Dubai after sailing from the Iranian port of Bandar Abbas where it was held for more than two months, according to pool reports and a tracking website. IMAGES

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AP Top Stories September 27 A

Here’s the latest for Friday September 27th: Democrats blast Trump’s attacks on whistleblower; Vermont’s Republican Gov. backs impeachment inquiry; British-flagged tanker leaves Iran; Tight security for Afghanistan election.

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