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 2023-02-06 00:32 

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NY Youth Symphony wins Grammy for debut album...

The kids in the ensemble ranged in age from 12 to 22 when they recorded the album during the pandemic's darkest days.At Sunday's show celebrating the best in music, they beat some of the world's most elite orchestras -- including the Berlin an...

 2023-02-05 23:54 

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'Assassin's Creed' composer wins first ever video game music Grammy...

Industry players had lobbied for years for a prize celebrating the work behind video game soundtracks, an acknowledgment of the major impact gaming and its music have on pop culture.In her acceptance speech, Economou -- who composed the music for "Ass...

 2023-02-05 22:58 

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Borthwick says England team he inherited 'weren't good at anything'...

Borthwick's reign as England coach started with a dramatic 29-23 loss to Scotland in a Six Nations opener at Twickenham on Saturday.The new England boss had only had 11 days' training time with the squad after coaching mentor Jones was sacked foll...

 2023-02-05 22:50 

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Mali junta expels UN mission's human rights chief: govt...

The decision comes after a Malian rights activist last month denounced the security situation in the country in a speech to a UN gathering, and accused the regime's new Russian military partners of serious rights violations.The foreign ministry had de...

 2023-02-05 22:30 

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Guardiola rues missed opportunity as Kane dents Man City's title bid...

Guardiola's side would have moved within two points of leaders Arsenal with a victory in north London, but Kane's first-half strike -- which made him Tottenham's all-time leading scorer on 267 goals -- left the Gunners firmly in control of the...

 2023-02-05 22:08 

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Laborde powers Nice to win at Marseille...

Marseille had been the form team in France since the World Cup, but a first loss in 10 league games dealt a heavy blow to their hopes of catching bitter rivals PSG.Sofiane Diop headed Nice ahead at the Velodrome and Laborde doubled the advantage before ha...

 2023-02-05 22:02 

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Skipper Martinez fires Inter to Milan derby glory, Napoli maintain huge lead...

Argentina forward Martinez headed home his 12th league goal of the season in the 34th minute at the San Siro to make sure that Inter remained in second place and plunge their local rivals even deeper into crisis.Martinez has been given the Inter captaincy...

 2023-02-05 22:02 

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Barca crush Sevilla to expand La Liga lead over Madrid...

The Catalans, aiming to win their first Spanish title since 2019, punished second-placed Madrid for their 1-0 defeat by Real Mallorca earlier on, opening up a wide gap ahead of their rivals.After a tight first half Jordi Alba broke the deadlock before the...

 2023-02-05 21:24 

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Nets' Irving headed to Mavericks: reports...

The Athletic reported that the Nets will get Spencer Dinwiddie, Dorian Finney-Smith and multiple draft picks in the exchange.Irving had been linked to several clubs, including the Phoenix Suns, Los Angeles Lakers and Los Angeles Clippers, after the bombsh...

 2023-02-05 21:04 

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Hong Kong's largest national security trial to begin with 47 in dock...

The proceedings are expected to last more than four months, and the defendants face up to life imprisonment if convicted.Those on trial represent a cross-section of Hong Kong's opposition -- including legal scholar Benny Tai, former lawmakers Claudia ...

 2023-02-05 20:52 

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Croatia into Davis Cup Finals as South Korea, Finland celebrate...

Croatia, the champions in 2005 and 2018, were 2-0 up on Austria in their qualifier in Rijeka overnight.Lucas Miedler and Alexander Erler then upset doubles specialists Nikola Mektic and Ivan Dodig 6-3, 7-6 (13/11) to keep Austria in the tie.However, world...

 2023-02-05 20:06 

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Chile forest fire toll rises, hundreds left homeless...

Fueled by strong winds and temperatures exceeding 40 degrees Celsius (104 Fahrenheit), hundreds of fires have razed some 270,000 hectares in a region about 500 kilometers (310 miles) south of the capital Santiago.The toll increased by one since Saturday w...

 2023-02-05 19:58 

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Musiala shines as 10-man Bayern go top despite Neuer row...

The win, Bayern's first league victory in 2023, was marred by a late VAR decision to chalk off a Wolfsburg goal, which would have made the score 4-3 with seven minutes plus stoppage time remaining.Bayern went into the game just hours after sporting di...

 2023-02-05 19:56 

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Italy win leaves 'bitter taste', says France coach Galthie...

France claimed a bonus point in Rome after scoring four tries but last year's Grand Slam winners were pushed all the way by the Italians, who showed why they are aiming for at least two wins in this year's tournament.Three of France's tries ca...

 2023-02-05 19:48 

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Three talking points from the Premier League...

Everton had inflicted just Arsenal's second league defeat of the season by the same scoreline 24 hours earlier.But Mikel Arteta's men were able to breathe a sigh of relief thanks to their north London rivals as Harry Kane's record-breaking goa...

 2023-02-05 19:36 

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Mallorca damage Madrid title hopes, Real Sociedad stumble...

The Catalans host Sevilla later on and can open up an eight-point lead after a frustrated Madrid fell short against Javier Aguirre's side, with Marco Asensio missing a penalty against his former club.Nacho's 13th-minute looping header into his own...

 2023-02-05 19:26 

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Croatia into Davis Cup Finals as South Korea, Finland celebrate...

Croatia, the champions in 2005 and 2018, were 2-0 up on Austria in their qualifier in Rijeka overnight.Lucas Miedler and Alexander Erler then upset doubles specialists Nikola Mektic and Ivan Dodig 6-3, 7-6 (13/11) to keep Austria in the tie.However, world...

 2023-02-05 19:20 

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UN peacekeeper killed in attack on helicopter in DR Congo...

The aircraft came under fire at around 3:00 pm (1200 GMT) during a flight to Goma, the provincial capital of Nord-Kivu province, where it was able to land, a spokesman told AFP.The source of the fire that struck the helicopter was not yet known and its pr...

 2023-02-05 19:06 

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Three things we learned from the Six Nations...

Below AFP Sport looks at three things we learned from the opening weekend:Gatland has his work cut outThe scale of the challenge facing Gatland in his second stint as Wales boss was emphasised by a 34-10 loss to world number-one ranked Ireland in Cardiff....

 2023-02-05 19:06 

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Tottenham all-time scoring record beyond Kane's wildest dreams...

The England captain slotted home the only goal on 15 minutes against the Premier League champions to move past Jimmy Greaves, who scored 266 goals for Spurs between 1961 and 1970."It's hard to put into words and I'm so glad it came in a win,&#...

 2023-02-05 17:50 

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Ancer wraps up wire-to-wire Saudi International success...

Since topping the leaderboard after Thursday's opening round Ancer's rock-solid game withstood Young's challenge and at times tough, windy conditions.His closing two-under-par 68 left him with a 19-under par total of 261, two shots clear of Yo...

 2023-02-05 17:36 

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LIV rebels set for legal case on DP World Tour status...

A total of 13 players are seeking clarity on their ability to participate in future events.The case arose when players requested releases from the DP World Tour in order to play the inaugural LIV Golf event in Hemel Hempstead last June.Those requests were...

 2023-02-05 17:10 

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France squeeze past Italy in another Six Nations thriller...

Thibaud Flament, Thomas Ramos, debutant Ethan Dumortier and Matthieu Jalibert scored tries at the Stadio Olimpico to give France a tight bonus point victory which pulls them level on five points with Ireland and Scotland.The French, however, were a long w...

 2023-02-05 17:08 

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Harry Kane becomes Tottenham's all-time top scorer...

The England captain slotted home the opening goal against the Premier League champions to move past Jimmy Greaves, who scored 266 goals for Spurs between 1961 and 1970.The 29-year-old is now also just the third player to net 200 Premier League goals, afte...

 2023-02-05 16:24 

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Van der Poel downs Van Aert for fifth cyclo-cross world title...

Van der Poel's triumph came on a track designed by his father Adrie.Van der Poel ended Belgian Van Aert's chances of victory in a closing sprint to cap a magnificent three days for Dutch cyclists in front of almost 50,000 home fans at Hoogerheide....

 2023-02-05 16:24 

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Ecuador votes on extradition amid crime boom...

The extradition of Ecuadorans is prohibited by the South American country's constitution.But conservative President Guillermo Lasso has proposed legalizing it as a means of dealing with a crime wave that has claimed the lives of two candidates in loca...

 2023-02-05 16:10 

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Johnson fires Forest clear of relegation trouble at Leeds' expense...

The Welsh international crashed home a volley from outside the box for the decisive goal after just 14 minutes.But Keylor Navas was just as much a hero on his Forest debut at the other end to snatch a vital three points for Steve Cooper's men.The form...

 2023-02-05 15:32 

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Pakistan divided on legacy of military ruler Musharraf...

The nation's most recent military leader governed for nearly a decade after seizing power in a bloodless coup in 1999.His rule was marred by repeated allegations of abuses, including ruthlessly rounding up his opponents as well as being accused of inv...

 2023-02-05 15:20 

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Mallorca damage Madrid title hopes as Asensio misses penalty...

The Catalans host Sevilla later on and can open up an eight point lead after a frustrated Madrid fell short against Javier Aguirre's side, with Marco Asensio missing a penalty against his former club.Nacho's 13th minute looping header into his own...

 2023-02-05 14:50 

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Ritchie wants Scotland to kick-on from Six Nations win over England...

The Scots defeated England in their opening fixture of the Six Nations for the third consecutive season with a stunning 29-23 win at Twickenham on Saturday.In the previous two years, however, they followed up with defeats against Wales and finished fourth...

 2023-02-05 14:16 

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Osimhen and Kvaratskhelia combine at Spezia to send Napoli 16 clear...

Wing wizard Kvaratskhelia put Napoli ahead from the penalty spot two minutes after the break on the Italian Riviera before Osimhen netted twice, taking his league tally to 16.Nigeria forward Osimhen pounced on a defensive error to double Napoli's lead...

 2023-02-05 14:06 

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Qatar airport aims to beat passenger record...

Hamad International Airport recorded 39.5 million passengers in 2019 before the coronavirus pandemic struck, and last week announced that with the World Cup in November and December, numbers had recovered to 35.7 million in 2022.Tourism minister and Qatar...

 2023-02-05 14:02 

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Iraqis protest after father kills YouTuber daughter...

Tiba al-Ali, 22, was killed by her father on January 31 in the southern province of Diwaniyah, interior ministry spokesman Saad Maan said on Twitter on Friday.Maan said there had been an attempt to mediate between the young woman and her relatives to reso...

 2023-02-05 13:52 

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'Pintu' battling fever ahead of world combined on home snow...

Pinturault, whose family own a hotel in the French resort of Courchevel -- co-hosting the worlds with Meribel in the neighbouring valley -- is due to race in the opening men's race, the alpine combined, on Tuesday.The 31-year-old, who also intends to ...

 2023-02-05 13:38 

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Eight dead in weekend avalanches in Austria...

The eight deaths came as resorts are filled during the February school holidays in Vienna, with the avalanche alert level at four on a scale of five after several days of intense snowfall and wind.On Sunday, the body of a 59-year-old man buried while help...

 2023-02-05 12:44 

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Germany says has 'hundreds' of pieces of Ukraine war crime evidence...

"At the moment we are focusing on mass killings in Bucha and attacks on Ukraine's civil infrastructure," prosecutor Peter Frank told the Welt am Sonntag newspaper.He said most of the evidence came from interviews with Ukrainian refugees, and t...

 2023-02-05 12:38 

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PSG in talks with Messi over renewing contract...

The 35-year-old seven-time Ballon D'Or winner achieved his lifetime ambition of winning the World Cup in December but has maintained a decent run of form on his return to France. He scored a key goal in the 3-1 win over Montpellier and then notched hi...

 2023-02-05 12:16 

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Neuer 'put personal interests' above Bayern, says sporting director...

The statement, which relates to Neuer's tell-all interview with media outlets Sueddeutsche Zeitung and The Athletic, is the latest in the war of words between the club and its captain.Neuer, who is currently out injured with a broken leg from a skiing...

 2023-02-05 11:32 

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Fierce battles in Bakhmut as Russian missiles hit Kharkiv...

Despite the flow of Western weapons to Ukraine, Russia has in recent days claimed gains around war-ravaged Bakhmut in the eastern region of Donetsk.However, the head of Russia's mercenary group Wagner said Sunday that the Ukrainian army was not retrea...

 2023-02-05 11:14 

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Shiffrin thrives off Kilde's power of positive thinking...

Shiffrin, one of the faces of the Games in China, returned home with nothing to show from what she dubbed an "epic under-performance4;.Not only did the American star fail to even finish the slalom, giant slalom and alpine combined -- three events i...

 2023-02-05 11:06 

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Former UK PM Truss criticises Sunak policies as pressure builds...

Truss came to power in September, immediately implementing a radical tax-slashing agenda.But her plans spooked the markets and threatened to take down the pension sector and she was forced out after only 44 days, making her the country's shortest-serv...

 2023-02-05 07:16 

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Pakistan's former military ruler Pervez Musharraf dies: army...

Musharraf seized power in a 1999 bloodless coup, ruling as "chief executive" when the 9/11 attacks on the United States took place, before becoming president in 2001.He was America's chief regional ally during its invasion of neighbouring Afgh...

 2023-02-05 07:12 

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Pervez Musharraf: Pakistan's last military ruler...

Known as a whisky-tippling moderate, the four-star general seized power in 1999 in a bloodless coup before aligning with Washington during its military intervention in neighbouring Afghanistan after the 9/11 attacks.In nearly nine years of ruling the coun...

 2023-02-05 06:34 

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Cypriots go to the polls to elect new president in close contest...

A record 14 candidates -- but only two women -- are standing, with the winner needing 50 percent plus one vote to succeed two-term President Nicos Anastasiades.Polling stations opened at 7 am (0500 GMT), chief returning officer Costas Constantinou said in...

 2023-02-05 05:34 

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Piercings and prayer: Malaysian Hindus celebrate Thaipusam...

Tens of thousands of people gathered at the Batu Caves temple just outside Kuala Lumpur over the weekend, many piercing their bodies with hooks and skewers in an act of devotion to the deity Lord Murugan.The event commemorates the day when the goddess Par...

 2023-02-05 03:02 

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UK mega-lab generates weather to test homes of future...

Despite the icy conditions, the two energy-efficient homes remain cosy and warm due to their use of cutting-edge heating and insulation technology.Welcome to Energy House 2.0 -- a science experiment designed to help the world's housebuilders slash car...

 2023-02-05 02:42 

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Pelicans down Lakers as James moves 36 points from NBA scoring record...

Brandon Ingram shook off a scoreless first quarter to lead the Pelicans with 35 points. CJ McCollum added 23 and Trey Murphy added 21 as New Orleans turned the tide against a Lakers team that scored 72 points in the first half and led by 12 midway through...

 2023-02-05 02:40 

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Cyprus to elect new president in close contest...

A record 14 candidates -- but only two women -- are standing, with the winner needing 50 percent plus one vote to succeed two-term President Nicos Anastasiades.Opinion polls predict a run-off on February 12, with no contender expected to secure an immedia...

 2023-02-05 02:04 

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Pope to wrap up landmark S.Sudan visit with holy mass...

The three-day trip is the first papal visit to the largely Christian country since it achieved independence from Sudan in 2011 and plunged into a civil war that killed nearly 400,000 people.Despite a peace deal signed in 2018 between President Salva Kiir ...

 2023-02-05 02:02 

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Key nominees for the 2023 Grammy Awards...

Beyonce leads all contenders with nine nominations, followed by rapper Kendrick Lamar with eight, and pop diva Adele and balladeer Brandi Carlile tied at seven each.Beyonce and her husband Jay-Z are now tied as the most nominated artists in Grammys histor...

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