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 2022-06-28 09:06 

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'Unimaginable': Austria prepares to reopen coal power station...

The plant, Austria's last coal-fuelled power station, was closed in the spring of 2020, but now the government -- nervous that Russia may cut its crucial gas deliveries further -- has decided to get the site ready again in case it's needed."I ...

 2022-06-28 08:56 

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US, Iran chief negotiators in Qatar for nuclear talks...

Ali Bagheri and his delegation arrived in Doha, Iran's IRNA news agency said, after US special envoy Robert Malley held talks with Qatar's Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani.The US-Iran talks, due to take ...

 2022-06-28 08:42 

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Nigerian sprinter Okagbare's ban extended to 11 years...

The Athletics Integrity Unit charged the 33-year-old with "evading sample collection, and tampering or attempted tampering with the doping control process".In February, Okagbare was given her original ban for "multiple breaches of anti-doping ...

 2022-06-28 08:18 

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China halves quarantine time for overseas travellers...

The new guideline cuts the length of mandatory quarantine for overseas travellers to seven days plus three more of home monitoring -- a drastic drop from about 21 days of quarantine and home monitoring combined.China closed off its international borders i...

 2022-06-28 08:16 

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Bunkers, barricades for showcase Hindu pilgrimage in Indian Kashmir...

The region split between India and Pakistan has been the cause of several wars, and three years ago Prime Minister Narendra Modi imposed direct rule over the Indian-administered part where an insurgency has raged for decades.His government is hoping a mil...

 2022-06-28 08:04 

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US strike kills jihadist leader in Syria...

The strike, carried out on Monday just before midnight (2100 GMT) on the eastern edge of the city of Idlib, took out a man described as a leader of the Hurras al-Deen group. "Abu Hamzah al Yemeni was travelling alone on a motorcycle at the time of the...

 2022-06-28 07:56 

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Death toll in Jordan chlorine gas leak rises to 13...

More than 250 people were injured in the accident Monday, of whom 123 remained in hospital on Tuesday, according to the latest toll update.Most were being treated for the effects of breathing chlorine gas, a common cleaning agent that also has a range of ...

 2022-06-28 06:58 

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US CVS pharmacies limit morning-after pill purchases to avoid shortage...

In a statement, the company said it had "ample supply" of Plan B and Aftera, two products intended to be taken by women to prevent pregnancy after unprotected sex or if a birth control method fails.The drugs -- commonly known as morning-after pill...

 2022-06-28 06:50 

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First ever 'Africa Fashion' exhibition opens in London...

"Africa Fashion", at the Victoria and Albert (V&A) Museum from Saturday, is also the country's first exhibition dedicated to the medium.Project curator Elisabeth Murray said the show will provide a "glimpse into the glamour and politics of...

 2022-06-28 04:44 

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Hong Kong's history: From backwater to trading metropolis...

But the territory was once a quiet backwater of rural hamlets and fishing communities, where mountainous terrain dominated sparse human settlement. Twenty-five years since the city was handed back to China by colonial power Britain, here are key points in...

 2022-06-28 04:44 

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A promise kept or betrayal? Hong Kong 25 years on from handover...

Hong Kong will mark the 25th anniversary of the handover on Friday and the halfway point of One Country, Two Systems -- the governance model agreed by Britain and China under which the city would keep some autonomy and freedoms.That model was set to last ...

 2022-06-28 03:52 

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46 migrants found dead in tractor-trailer in Texas...

The grim discovery was one of the worst disasters involving migrants in the United States in recent years -- and came five years after a similar deadly incident in the same central Texas city, a few hours from the Mexican border."At this time we have ...

 2022-06-28 03:22 

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Former Nazi camp guard, 101, faces German court verdict...

Josef Schuetz is accused of involvement in the murders of 3,518 prisoners at the Sachsenhausen camp in Oranienburg, north of Berlin, between 1942 and 1945.The pensioner, who now lives in Brandenburg state, has pleaded innocent, saying he did "absolute...

 2022-06-28 03:14 

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Serena returns at Wimbledon as Nadal eyes next leg of Slam...

Women's top seed Iga Swiatek, who has won her past six tournaments, will kick off proceedings on Centre Court at 1330 local time (1230 GMT) against Croatian qualifier Jana Fett.But the main focus will be on seven-time champion Williams, who faces unse...

 2022-06-28 02:56 

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Asian markets' rally fizzles as rates, inflation fears return...

Renewed concerns about thinning supplies and rising demand also helped push oil even higher, after enjoying a big bounce Monday. Shares rallied last week as the prospect of a contraction saw traders lower their bets on how long finance chiefs will tighten...

 2022-06-28 01:42 

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Aki to lead Ireland against Maori All Blacks...

Wednesday's match is being played in Hamilton, where Aki won a Super Rugby title with the Waikato Chiefs in 2013 before heading off to Ireland and winning a Pro12 championship with Connacht.Against the Maori, Aki will have Craig Casey and Ciaran Frawl...

 2022-06-28 01:14 

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UN meet sees blitz of pledges to protect ailing oceans...

UN chief Antonio Guterres set the tone Monday for the five-day meet by warning that the world's oceans are in deep crisis. "Today we face what I would call an ocean emergency," he told thousands of policymakers, experts and advocates, detailin...

 2022-06-28 00:12 

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Brazil's Petrobras board approves Bolsonaro choice as president...

Caio Paes de Andrade will be the company's fourth president in less than four years. His mandate is due to run until April 2023 but his predecessor Jose Mauro Coelho only lasted 40 days.Coelho had been due to stay in place until his successor was appo...

 2022-06-27 23:54 

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At least 16 killed in missile strike on crowded Ukrainian mall...

"The Russian strike today on the shopping centre in Kremenchuk is one of the most brazen terrorist acts in European history," Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said in his evening broadcast posted on Telegram.Emergency services chief Sergiy K...

 2022-06-27 22:56 

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Nike profits dip on lower sales in North America, China...

The Oregon company -- which has enjoyed strong pricing at times during the pandemic but also faced Covid-19 factory lockdowns in Asia that have crimped its inventories -- reported lower profits for its fiscal fourth quarter.For the quarter ending May 31, ...

 2022-06-27 21:36 

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Mexico's Ortiz among latest trio to join LIV Golf...

Reports had named 77th-ranked Wolff and Chacarra, the world amateur number two, as joining LIV Golf while 119th-ranked Ortiz signed on after a PGA career that saw him win the 2020 Houston Open.All three were among 36 players named on Monday to the 48-play...

 2022-06-27 21:32 

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Sam Gilliam, US abstract artist, dies at 88...

"Sam Gilliam was one of the giants of Modernism," said Arne Glimcher, the founder of the Pace Gallery in New York.He said Gilliam, who lived most of his life in Washington "was able to convey the shared torments and triumphs of life through th...

 2022-06-27 21:22 

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Fernandinho returns to Brazil's Athletico Paranaense...

The 37-year-old midfielder, who left City at the end of last season following a trophy-laden nine-year stint in England, signed a two-and-a-half year contract."It is with great satisfaction that I return home... Knowing that I can apply a little bit o...

 2022-06-27 21:10 

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Oslo shooting suspect remanded in custody...

Zaniar Matapour will have no contact with the outside world until July 25, Oslo District Court ruled.The 43-year-old is accused of killing two men, aged 54 and 60, and wounding 21 other people when he opened fire near a gay bar in central Oslo in the earl...

 2022-06-27 20:00 

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Wimbledon Day 1 - Who said what...

"The main thing that I would wish to happen, that we get a lot of heavy weapons. We are here and we are playing for my country, for Ukraine. We just want to remind that Ukraine is in trouble and we need help."-- Lesia Tsurenko who will face Ukrain...

 2022-06-27 19:52 

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GlobalWafers announces plans for massive US plant...

However, the plan to produce silicon wafers, which would reinforce fragile supplies of computer chips, is contingent largely on legislation pending in the US Congress."With the global chips shortage and ongoing geopolitical concerns, GlobalWafers is t...

 2022-06-27 19:04 

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US to work with Taiwan, Vietnam against illegal fishing...

As a major UN conference opened in Portugal on restoring the planet's ailing oceans, US President Joe Biden signed a memorandum that aimed to step up coordination and enforcement within the US government against illegal fishing and the use of forced l...

 2022-06-27 19:04 

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As Ukraine fallout worsens, G7 seeks to woo fence-sitters...

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, who is hosting the G7 summit of advanced economies in the Bavarian Alps, said the invitation to Argentina, India, Indonesia, Senegal and South Africa signalled that the community of democracies is not limited to the West or ...

 2022-06-27 18:48 

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As Ukraine fallout worsens, G7 seeks to woo fence-sitters...

But three of them failed to condemn Russia for its invasion of Ukraine.Two others did but are, like others, not spared from the consequences of the fallout from the increasingly drawn-out conflict.India, Senegal and South Africa failed to condemn Russia o...

 2022-06-27 18:34 

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Investment vehicle probed over merger with Trump media company...

Digital World Acquisition said that it and its board members received grand jury subpoenas on issues that include due diligence on the Trump venture and communications with potential merger partners other than the Trump venture, according to a Securities ...

 2022-06-27 18:26 

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LAFC confirms 12-month Bale deal with options through 2024...

Bale confirmed his plans on social media over the weekend after his departure from Spanish giants Real Madrid."I am extremely excited for this move to LAFC," Bale said. "This is the right place for me and my family and the right time in my car...

 2022-06-27 18:26 

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Jordan toxic gas blast kills 10, injures over 200...

Footage on state-owned Al-Mamlaka TV showed a large cylinder, said to have been carrying about 30 tonnes of gas, plunging from a crane on a moored vessel, causing a violent release of the gas cloud.The force of the blast sent a truck rolling down the harb...

 2022-06-27 17:50 

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Sri Lanka suspends fuel sales as economic crisis worsens...

The South Asian nation is facing its worst economic meltdown since gaining independence from Britain in 1948, and has been unable to finance even the imports of essentials since late last year.As fuel reserves hit rock bottom with supplies barely enough f...

 2022-06-27 17:48 

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Three things we learned from the England-New Zealand series...

Below AFP Sport looks at three things we learned from England's first campaign under their new leadership team of coach Brendon McCullum and captain Ben Stokes. New attitudeA year ago, England made absolutely no effort to chase down a target of 273 in...

 2022-06-27 17:44 

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Jordan toxic gas blast kills 10, injures over 200...

Footage on state TV showed a large cylinder plunging from a crane on a moored vessel, causing a violent release of a yellow gas.The force of the blast sent a truck rolling down the harbourside, while port workers could be seen running for their lives.Near...

 2022-06-27 17:40 

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French minister targeted in sexual assault complaint...

The complaint against Solidarity and Social Cohesion Minister Damien Abad is "currently being examined", they told AFP.News website Mediapart reported earlier Monday that a "centrist politician" had accused Abad of trying to rape her durin...

 2022-06-27 17:30 

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Raducanu beats Van Uytvanck in Wimbledon opener...

The 19-year-old British player, who was an injury doubt for the Grand Slam, struggled to impose herself early in the first-round match but broke serve in the seventh game.Van Uytvanck broke back but Raducanu again seized the initiative by breaking again a...

 2022-06-27 17:02 

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Davidovich Fokina wins Wimbledon's first 10-point final-set tiebreak...

World number 37 Davidovich Fokina triumphed over the seventh-seeded Pole 7-6 (7/4), 6-4, 5-7, 2-6, 7-6 (10/8) in a match interrupted twice by rain.Hurkacz, who defeated Roger Federer in the quarter-finals last year, saved three match points at 5-4 in the ...

 2022-06-27 16:58 

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Stokes 'pushing the envelope' as England sweep New Zealand - McCullum...

McCullum was known for a dynamic approach when captain of New Zealand and the attacking mindset now dubbed 'Baz ball', in deference to his nickname, was in evidence again during the third Test at Headingley on Monday.England, after rain washed out...

 2022-06-27 16:58 

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Credit Suisse fined over drugs gang money laundering...

Switzerland's Federal Criminal Court found that the bank failed to take steps to prevent money laundering by the criminal organisation, deeming it guilty of breaching its corporate responsibility.Credit Suisse was fined two million Swiss francs ($2.1 ...

 2022-06-27 16:56 

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Oslo shooting suspect remanded in custody...

Zaniar Matapour will have no contact with the outside world until July 25, Oslo District Court ruled.The 43-year-old is accused of killing two men and wounding 21 other people when he opened fire near a gay bar in central Oslo in the early hours of Saturd...

 2022-06-27 16:48 

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Favre new Nice coach as Galtier in PSG talks...

"Christophe Galtier is no longer in charge of Nice's first team," Nice said in a statement.Favre, the 64-year-old Swiss who has been without a club since he was released by Dortmund in December 2020, supervised training as the Nice squad retur...

 2022-06-27 16:40 

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War in Ukraine: Latest developments...

End war by year end: ZelenskyUkraine's President Volodymyr Zelensky urges leaders of the Group of Seven industrialised countries to do their utmost to end Russia's invasion of his country by the end of the year.He also calls on the G7 "not to ...

 2022-06-27 16:30 

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Blood and fears as Russian missile hits flats in east Ukraine city...

Police lifted the body of the man, named as Igor by neighbours, and loaded him into a van to go to the morgue, leaving streaks of blood on the ground.The city's mayor, Vadim Lyakh, was at the scene along with police and rescuers shortly after the stri...

 2022-06-27 16:28 

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Spain advances transgender rights bill...
 2022-06-27 16:14 

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US Supreme Court backs praying football coach...

The court voted 6-3 along conservative-liberal lines that Joe Kennedy, a coach for Bremerton High School in Washington state, was protected by the US constitution's guarantee of religious freedom when in 2015 he ignored supervisors' warnings and c...

 2022-06-27 16:12 

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West Indies victory push against Bangladesh stalled by wet outfield...

Bangladesh, who lost the first Test by seven wickets in Antigua a week earlier, are set to resume at 132 for six in their second innings, still needing another 42 runs to make the West Indies bat again.Of primary concern for players and officials are sodd...

 2022-06-27 16:04 

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NATO allies to boost high readiness forces to 300,000...

Leaders from the US-led military alliance will meet in Madrid this week for what Stoltenberg said would be a "transformative" summit as it grapples with the fallout of Moscow's invasion of its pro-Western neighbour.Stoltenberg said allies woul...

 2022-06-27 15:58 

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'We're still here': Wimbledon set for all-Ukrainian clash...

Russian and Belarusian players have already been banned by the All England Club in response to Russia's invasion of Ukraine in February.Now, by a quirk of the draw, two Ukrainians get the chance to hammer home their country's ongoing plight to a g...

 2022-06-27 15:54 

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Roman-era mosaic back in Israel as centrepiece of new museum...

The mosaic, with vibrant colours that have survived the passage of time, measures around 17 by nine metres (55 by 30 feet), depicting roaring lions, elephants in battle, giraffes and dolphins, as well as fruits, flowers in baskets, and sailing vessels. It...

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