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 2021-09-17 22:12 

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India coach Shastri denies book launch led to positive Covid test...

India head coach Ravi Shastri insisted he had "absolutely no regrets" over his attendance at a London launch of his new book cited as a possible source for a positive coronavirus test that took place before the team cut short their tour of England...

 2021-09-17 21:34 

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Klopp says Thiago has 'much more' to give Liverpool...

Jurgen Klopp says Thiago Alcantara has "much more" to offer Liverpool after coronavirus and a knee injury restricted his appearances during his first season with the Premier League club.The 30-year-old Spain international arrived at Anfield for 20...

 2021-09-17 21:08 

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France recalls ambassadors to Australia, US in submarine row...

France on Friday recalled its ambassadors to the United States and Australia for consultations in a ferocious row over the scrapping of a submarine contract, an unprecedented step that revealed the extent of French anger against its allies.President Emman...

 2021-09-17 20:26 

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What life is like aboard the SpaceX Dragon capsule...

The first space tourism mission by Elon Musk's SpaceX blasted off from Florida on Wednesday and the four crew members -- a billionaire and three other Americans -- have already seen more than 25 sunsets and sunrises.SpaceX has released few details abo...

 2021-09-17 19:06 

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SpaceX tourists speak to Tom Cruise from orbit...

Four space tourists who are orbiting the Earth in a SpaceX craft talked to movie star Tom Cruise -- who is hoping to make a film in space -- from the vessel on Friday, mission control said.The amateur astronauts will also appear live on YouTube at around ...

 2021-09-17 18:38 

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Apple removed Russia opposition app after arrest threats: source...

Apple removed an opposition strategic voting app from its online marketplace under pressure from Russian authorities, including threats to arrest local staff of the tech giant, a source familiar with the company's decision told AFP on Friday.Allies of...

 2021-09-17 17:34 

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Southern EU leaders vow to meet Paris climate targets...

Southern EU leaders on Friday pledged their adherence to the climate targets of the Paris 2015 agreement in an Athens summit that also tackled migration and regional security challenges."Now, more than ever, (it is) necessary to tackle the escalating ...

 2021-09-17 17:22 

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Coughs and lethargy: Lions, tigers at Washington zoo catch Covid...

Six lions and three tigers at the National Zoo in Washington have tested positive for Covid-19 and are undergoing treatment after falling unwell, the zoo said Friday."Last weekend, animal keepers observed decreased appetites, coughing, sneezing and le...

 2021-09-17 17:04 

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Moderna Covid vaccine edges Pfizer in new US research...

A new study released by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Friday is the latest to suggest the Moderna Covid vaccine confers better long-term protection against hospitalization than Pfizer.CDC researchers conducted an analysis of n...

 2021-09-17 17:02 

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India gives record 22 mn Covid shots for PM's birthday...

India on Friday made a record 22 million coronavirus jabs in a day as part of a special vaccination drive for the birthday of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.Authorities set up special vaccination centres in stadiums, shopping malls, clinics and other venues...

 2021-09-17 17:02 

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Vinales buries his troubles to set pace in San Marino GP practice...

Maverick Vinales put his troubles behind him to clock the best practice time Friday for the San Marino Grand Prix.The Spanish rider, who endured a bitter split with Yamaha earlier this season, was fastest on his new Aprilia machine in the opening practice...

 2021-09-17 17:00 

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'No way out' for Lukashenko: Belarus opposition chief...

There is "no way out" for Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko over a year after disputed elections, the exiled opposition leader said on Friday, urging France to use its ties with Russia to increase pressure on the authoritarian leader.Svetl...

 2021-09-17 16:58 

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Tunisia arrests politician hostile to president...

Tunisian authorities on Friday detained Seifeddine Makhlouf, according to a lawyer for the controversial parliamentarian who is bitterly opposed to President Kais Saied.A video published on the Facebook page of Makhlouf's lawyer and widely shared onli...

 2021-09-17 16:58 

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Second Dutch minister quits as Afghan scandal widens...

The Dutch defence minister on Friday became the second cabinet member to resign over the Afghan evacuation debacle as the widening scandal claims a growing number of Western political scalps.Ank Bijleveld followed foreign minister Sigrid Kaag out of the d...

 2021-09-17 16:54 

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'Killed Pakistan cricket': Fury as New Zealand abandon tour...

Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Ramiz Raja expressed his dismay Friday at New Zealand's decision to abandon a limited-overs series over security concerns just as the first one-day international was due to start in Rawalpindi."Walking out of the to...

 2021-09-17 15:44 

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Prince Philip's will sealed for 90 years: court...

The will of Queen Elizabeth II's late husband Prince Philip will remain sealed from the public for 90 years "to protect the dignity and standing" of the monarch, a High Court judge has ruled.Philip, who was formally known as the Duke of Edinbu...

 2021-09-17 15:34 

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Allegations of favoring China could erode confidence in IMF chief...

A storm of controversy threatens to undermine Kristalina Georgieva's leadership of the IMF as experts, US lawmakers and the Treasury scrutinize her actions in a former senior role at the World Bank.The situation also could prove a challenge to Democra...

 2021-09-17 14:56 

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Man Utd on 'right track' despite financial hit from virus...

Manchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward said Friday he had "great optimism" for the future as the club published financial results revealing the ongoing impact of the coronavirus pandemic.Annual financial figures showed total revenue...

 2021-09-17 14:52 

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World on 'catastrophic' path to 2.7C warming: UN chief...

A failure to slash global emissions is setting the world on a "catastrophic4; path to 2.7 degrees Celsius heating, UN chief Antonio Guterres warned Friday just weeks before crunch climate talks. His comments come as a United Nations report on globa...

 2021-09-17 13:42 

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Taliban replace women's ministry with notorious vice department...

The Taliban appeared Friday to have shut down the government's ministry of women's affairs and replaced it with a department notorious for enforcing strict religious doctrine during their first rule two decades ago.Workers were seen raising a sign...

 2021-09-17 13:32 

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Blinken urges more normalization with Israel on anniversary...

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken called Friday on more Arab nations to recognize Israel as he met four ministers on the anniversary of a normalization accord."We will encourage more countries to follow the lead of the Emirates, Bahrain and Morocco...

 2021-09-17 13:26 

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Guardiola unrepentant over Man City fan plea...

Pep Guardiola says he will not apologise for urging fans to fill empty seats at Manchester City's Etihad stadium after his comments irritated some of the club's supporters.The City boss said this week that he wanted a bigger crowd at Saturday'...

 2021-09-17 13:24 

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Libya-Tunisia border reopens after Covid closure...

Tunisia and Libya opened their shared border on Friday, two months after it was closed as Tunisia's coronavirus caseload soared.AFP reporters on both sides of the Ras Jdeir border post saw small numbers of travellers queueing to pass through.On the Li...

 2021-09-17 11:52 

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Tall tale: world-beating Dutch are getting shorter...

The world's tallest country is shrinking.The generation of Dutch people born in 2001 is shorter than the one born in 1980, a study by the country's statistics office said on Friday.Lofty Dutch 19-year-old men currently measure an average of 182.9 ...

 2021-09-17 10:20 

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Covid fears blamed for surge in falls on London's Tube...

London Underground operators have reported a surge in escalator accidents, as wary passengers shun the handrail for fear of catching Covid-19, British media said Friday. The Daily Telegraph and Evening Standard said there were 12 serious injuries on the T...

 2021-09-17 10:20 

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UK retailers face supply crunch as Christmas looms...

UK retailers are facing a double whammy of sliding sales and global supply crunch, making it tough for stores to obtain goods ahead of the Christmas shopping season, data showed Friday.Retail sales dropped 0.9 percent in August from the prior month, with ...

 2021-09-17 09:58 

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Rich nations make 'disappointing' progress in climate finance: OECD...

Rich countries are making little progress towards meeting their pledge to provide $100 billion a year to poorer nations to combat climate change, the OECD said Friday.Developing countries, which bear the greatest impact from climate change, received $79.6...

 2021-09-17 09:30 

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Raducanu relives US Open glory on first night back home...

Emma Raducanu revealed Friday she spent her first night back in Britain watching a replay of her historic US Open final victory against Leylah Fernandez, admitting her achievement still had not fully sunk in.The 18-year-old beat her 19-year-old Canadian o...

 2021-09-17 08:30 

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'Erase them from history': Eritreans mark 20 years since brutal purge...

The last time Noel Joseph saw his uncle, they spent most of their visit discussing a daring proposition: going public with criticism of Eritrean autocrat Isaias Afwerki. It was June 2001, and Noel's uncle, government minister Petros Solomon, was prepa...

 2021-09-17 07:48 

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Myanmar junta to put Suu Kyi on trial for corruption...

Myanmar's junta will put ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi on trial for corruption, her lawyer said Friday, adding to a raft of ongoing cases that could see her jailed for decades.Suu Kyi has been under house arrest since she and her elected government w...

 2021-09-17 07:26 

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'Ebola is defeated', says Congolese professor who discovered virus...

Ebola has been defeated. Vaccines and medical treatments have brought the deadly and terrifying disease under control, says Jean-Jacques Muyembe, the Congolese professor who first discovered the virus more than 40 years ago.The 79-year-old virologist was ...

 2021-09-17 06:32 

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Desolate villages face famine in Madagascar drought...

Nothing to eat, nothing to plant. The last rain in Ifotaka fell in May, for two hours.Across Madagascar's vast southern tip, drought has transformed fields into dust bowls. More than one million people face famine.Across tens of thousands of acres, th...

 2021-09-17 06:14 

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Argentina pin hopes on Carreras fly-half switch against All Blacks...

Argentina's Santiago Carreras faces the daunting task of making his first Test appearance at fly-half against the All Blacks Saturday, in a bold selection gamble forced by injuries and poor results.Under pressure coach Mario Ledesma lost his first cho...

 2021-09-17 06:14 

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Chinese astronauts return to earth after 90-day mission...

Chinese astronauts returned to earth Friday after completing the country's longest-ever crewed mission, the latest landmark in Beijing's drive to become a major space power.The capsule carrying the three astronauts was suspended on a parachute and...

 2021-09-17 06:02 

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Australia shrugs off China anger on nuclear subs...

Australia on Friday shrugged off Chinese anger over its decision to acquire US nuclear-powered submarines, while vowing to defend the rule of law in airspace and waters where Beijing has staked hotly contested claims.US President Joe Biden announced the n...

 2021-09-17 05:58 

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Peru Congress approves law to cremate late Shining Path leader...

Peru's Congress approved a bill allowing authorities to cremate the body of late guerilla leader Abimael Guzman Thursday, as debate rages over what to do with his remains.Guzman, the founder of the brutal Shining Path guerrilla group, which spread ter...

 2021-09-17 05:46 

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Sunsets and squalor: Inside Afghanistan's largest prison...

Thousands of prisoners were crammed into a squalid prison to the east of Kabul last month until the Taliban set them free as they closed in on the capital.It was a strategy the hardline Islamists used across the country during their lightning offensive --...

 2021-09-17 04:50 

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Washington edge Giants 30-29 in NFL thriller...

Dustin Hopkins made the most of a second chance gifted by the New York Giants, booting a game-winning field goal as time expired as the Washington Football Team triumphed 30-29 in an entertaining Thursday Night NFL game.New York's Dexter Lawrence was ...

 2021-09-17 04:18 

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'Sore, but much better': Paine confident for Ashes after surgery...

Australian Test captain Tim Paine Friday said he was "extremely confident" of being ready for the Ashes against England after invasive neck surgery.The 36-year-old went under the knife on Tuesday after suffering pain in his neck and left arm due t...

 2021-09-17 04:08 

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Hooper concerned about wounded Springboks, not making history...

A modest Michael Hooper Friday downplayed becoming the most capped Wallabies skipper in history, instead focusing on how to take down world champions South Africa for the second time in six days.The tireless 29-year-old will lead the side out for a 60th t...

 2021-09-17 03:52 

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Ciganda survives double-bogey to share LPGA Portland Classic lead...

Carlota Ciganda shook off an early double bogey Thursday to post a four-under par 68 and join a three-way tie for the lead in the LPGA Portland Classic in Oregon.Spain's Ciganda, coming off Europe's victory in the Solheim Cup match play clash with...

 2021-09-17 03:00 

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Spoons become a new symbol of Palestinian 'freedom'...

The humble spoon has taken its place alongside traditional flags and banners as a Palestinian resistance symbol, after prisoners were said to have carried out one of Israel's most spectacular jail breaks with the utensil.When the six Palestinian milit...

 2021-09-17 02:54 

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Australia shrugs off China anger on nuclear subs...

Australia on Friday shrugged off Chinese anger over its decision to acquire US nuclear-powered submarines and vowed to defend the rule of law in airspace and waters where Beijing has staked multiple hotly contested claims.US President Joe Biden announced ...

 2021-09-17 02:48 

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Haiti PM dismisses questions over links to president's murder...

Haitian Prime Minister Ariel Henry dismissed suspicions raised against him over the assassination of president Jovenel Moise as a "fuss" motivated by "political interests."In a statement posted on social networks, the head of government bl...

 2021-09-17 02:36 

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Wallabies to return to scene of World Cup exit for Japan Test...

Australia will play a Test in Japan next month ahead of both countries' European tours, it was announced Friday, with the Wallabies returning to the scene of their 2019 Rugby World Cup exit.Australia will take on Japan on October 23 in Oita, where the...

 2021-09-17 02:36 

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Race for Japan's new prime minister kicks off...

The campaign to become Japan's next prime minister kicks off on Friday, with four candidates vying for leadership of the ruling party in an unusually close race.The candidates include two women hoping to lead a country that has never had a female prim...

 2021-09-17 02:22 

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Brazil's Bolsonaro going to UN meet despite being unvaccinated...

Brazil's Covid-unvaccinated President Jair Bolsonaro said Thursday he will attend next week's United Nations conclave in New York, effectively defying city authorities who recently announced proof-of-vaccination requirements for all attending lead...

 2021-09-17 02:18 

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Nobel laureate Romer decries lack of 'integrity' under Georgieva at World Bank...

Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Romer said the current head of the IMF, in her previous senior role at the World Bank, engineered a "whitewash" of his concerns surrounding the bank's flagship report.In an interview with AFP on Thursday, Rom...

 2021-09-17 02:04 

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Five players to watch as IPL rivalries are revived...

The Indian Premier League roars back this weekend in the United Arab Emirates, more than four months after being halted by the coronavirus pandemic in India.With the high-octane tournament concluding immediately ahead of next month's Twenty20 World Cu...

 2021-09-17 02:02 

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International exodus casts shadow as virus-hit IPL resumes in UAE...

Indian Premier League hostilities will resume on Sunday in the United Arab Emirates in front of spectators, but without a host of top international stars after four months of pandemic suspension.Fans will be in the stands for the first time in two years w...

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