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 2021-06-16 21:24 

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Biden sets red line for Putin over ransomware attacks...

US President Joe Biden delivered a stern warning Wednesday to Russian leader Vladimir Putin over ransomware attacks emanating from Russia, saying he was prepared to retaliate against any more cyber assaults on American infrastructure.Speaking after the tw...

 2021-06-16 21:20 

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Italy coach Mancini hails 'well-deserved victory'...

Roberto Mancini hailed a "well-deserved victory" as Italy swept into the last 16 of Euro 2020 with a 3-0 win over Switzerland in Rome on Wednesday."Switzerland are a strong team. It was a very hard game. We could have scored earlier, but in th...

 2021-06-16 21:20 

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China set to launch first crew to new space station...

The first astronauts for China's new space station are set to blast off Thursday for the country's longest crewed mission to date, a landmark step in establishing Beijing as a major space power.The trio will launch on a Long March-2F rocket for th...

 2021-06-16 21:16 

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Locatelli, Immobile fire Italy into Euro 2020 last 16...

Manuel Locatelli scored a brace and Ciro Immobile added a late third as Italy sealed their place in the Euro 2020 last 16 on Wednesday with a game to spare after a 3-0 win over Switzerland in Rome.Sassuolo midfielder Locatelli put the Azzurri ahead after ...

 2021-06-16 21:12 

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Facebook AI software able to dig up origins of deepfake images...

Facebook scientists on Wednesday said they developed artificial intelligence software to not only identify "deepfake" images but to figure out where they came from.Deepfakes are photos, videos or audio clips altered using artificial intelligence t...

 2021-06-16 20:30 

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After home cooking, No.1 Johnson likes US Open chances...

World number one Dustin Johnson has struggled in recent months but enters the US Open coming off his second top-10 effort of the year and with renewed confidence.Johnson, who turns 37 on Tuesday, matched his low round of the year with a 65 to share 10th a...

 2021-06-16 20:28 

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Spotify launches Greenroom, a Clubhouse competitor...

Spotify on Wednesday launched a live audio app called Greenroom, the Swedish online music streaming giant's answer to the popular platform Clubhouse.Greenroom allows users to join live discussions or to host their own.Spotify launched Greenroom after ...

 2021-06-16 20:14 

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Mr. and Mrs. Westwood honeymoon at US Open...

Newlyweds Lee and Helen Westwood will spend their honeymoon at this week's US Open after the veteran golfer and his caddie were married Friday in Las Vegas.England's Westwood, a three-time major runner-up, plays up the sunny Southern California oc...

 2021-06-16 20:04 

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Real Madrid skipper Sergio Ramos to quit club...

Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos is to quit the club, the La Liga giants announced Wednesday.Real said there would be an "act of tribute and farewell" to Ramos on Thursday in the presence of club president Florentino Perez.Ramos, 35, has struggled...

 2021-06-16 19:36 

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Rio silver medallist Prenot fails in Tokyo breaststroke bid...

Josh Prenot, the 200m breaststroke silver medallist at the 2016 Rio Olympics, failed to make it out of the heats Wednesday at the US Olympic swimming trials.Prenot, seeded fourth in the preliminaries, posted the 17th-fastest time of 2min 13.42sec, narrowl...

 2021-06-16 19:32 

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Mexico City metro crash probe blames structural flaws...

The collapse of a Mexico City metro overpass that left 26 people dead was caused by a structural failure, according to an initial investigation by independent experts published Wednesday.The report by Norwegian engineering company DNV, which was presented...

 2021-06-16 19:14 

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Astronauts install new rollout solar panels on International Space Station...

Astronauts Thomas Pesquet of France and Shane Kimbrough of the United States were floating outside the International Space Station on Wednesday as they began the painstaking process of installing new solar panels to boost the orbital outpost's deterio...

 2021-06-16 19:12 

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McIlroy calls for greens books to be outlawed on US PGA Tour...

Rory McIlroy, chairman of the US PGA Tour Players Advisory Council, said Wednesday he wants greens books "outlawed" from tour events and a ban reportedly could be voted on next week.Golfweek reported Wednesday that the 16-member council voted two ...

 2021-06-16 18:32 

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Mancini makes one change to Italy team for Switzerland game...

Roberto Mancini made just one change to his starting line-up on Wednesday as Italy look to seal a last-16 place at Euro 2020 with victory against Switzerland in Rome.Napoli defender Giovanni Di Lorenzo comes into a back four in place of the injured Alessa...

 2021-06-16 18:32 

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Apple warns EU law 'risks destroying iPhone security'...

The EU's proposed new rules to rein in tech giants risk undermining the security of the iPhone, Apple chief Tim Cook warned Wednesday.The European Union last year unveiled tough draft rules targeting tech giants like Apple, Google, Amazon and Facebook...

 2021-06-16 18:28 

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Bale says Wales in 'great position' for last 16 after Turkey win...

Captain Gareth Bale said Wednesday's win over Turkey in Baku puts Wales in a "great position" to reach the Euro 2020 last 16.Aaron Ramsey and Connor Roberts scored to send Wales top of Group A on four points before Italy host Switzerland later...

 2021-06-16 18:24 

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Matsuyama enjoys fame but says he's no Michael Jordan...

Reigning Masters champion Hideki Matsuyama enjoys sporting superstar fame in his homeland after becoming the first Japanese man to win a major golf title, but insists he's no Michael Jordan.Asked about living with fame like that of basketball legend J...

 2021-06-16 18:24 

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Wales beat Turkey to close on Euro 2020 knockout stage...

Aaron Ramsey and Connor Roberts scored as Wales took a huge step towards reaching the last 16 at Euro 2020 with a 2-0 win over Turkey in Baku on Wednesday.Turkey are facing an uphill challenge to reach the knockout stages after losing their first two Grou...

 2021-06-16 18:18 

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Socially distanced robots serve Mecca holy water ahead of Hajj...

Robots began handing out bottles of sacred water in Mecca this week in preparation for a socially distanced Hajj pilgrimage in Islam's holiest city, due to the coronavirus pandemic.Saudi Arabia announced on Saturday that 60,000 residents vaccinated ag...

 2021-06-16 18:06 

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Big Tech critic takes lead US regulatory spot...

A prominent advocate of breaking up Big Tech firms began her first full day as the head of a key US regulatory agency on Wednesday, ramping up the potential for antitrust enforcement.Lina Khan was sworn in Tuesday as chair of the Federal Trade Commission ...

 2021-06-16 17:42 

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Norrie sets up all-British quarter-final at Queen's...

Cameron Norrie will face fellow British player Jack Draper in the quarter-finals at Queen's after both won their second-round matches on Wednesday.Norrie ousted fifth-seed Aslan Karatsev 7-5, 6-2 with the Russian unsettled after falling heavily early ...

 2021-06-16 17:30 

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Royal Caribbean delays trip after 8 crew test Covid-19 positive...

Royal Caribbean is pushing back the maiden voyage of a new ship by a month after eight crew members tested positive for Covid-19, the company's chief executive said. "Two steps forward and one step back!" Chief Executive Michael Bayley said in...

 2021-06-16 17:28 

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McIlroy seeks relaxed swing as US Open tests mental game...

Rory McIlroy is trying to recapture his free-swinging style from a decade ago that made him a major champion and snap a seven-year major win drought at the US Open.The 32-year-old from Northern Ireland won his first major at the 2011 US Open at Congressio...

 2021-06-16 17:26 

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Rashford would relish Euro 2020 showdown with Ronaldo...

Marcus Rashford believes England should fear no one at Euro 2020 despite the prospect of a tough last-16 tie against world champions France or European Championship holders Portugal.The Three Lions got off to a winning start at a European Championship for...

 2021-06-16 17:24 

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Roger Federer suffers shock second-round defeat in Halle...

Roger Federer suffered a setback in his preparations for Wimbledon after crashing out of the second round of the ATP grass court tournament in Halle on Wednesday.Federer, who will bid to win a ninth title at Wimbledon which starts June 28, suffered a shoc...

 2021-06-16 17:20 

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Russia's Fernandes avoids spinal injury after Euro 2020 fall...

Russian defender Mario Fernandes was hospitalised Wednesday after suffering a back injury during a Euro 2020 match against Finland but avoided spinal damage, his team said.The 30-year-old went up for a high ball in the Finland box in the first half and ca...

 2021-06-16 17:18 

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Dettori confesses to Gold Cup nerves as Love fills Ascot air...

Frankie Dettori registered Royal Ascot winner number 75 on Wednesday but the superstar Italian jockey said he was nervous ahead of his record-equalling bid with Stradivarius in the Ascot Gold Cup.The 50-year-old rode an impeccable race on 22/1 outsider In...

 2021-06-16 17:16 

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Dutch eye last-16 spot amid ongoing debate over playing style...

While the Netherlands has been consumed by a debate about what formation the national team should play at Euro 2020, Frank de Boer's side already stand on the brink of a place in the last 16 on their return to a major tournament.The Dutch and their ic...

 2021-06-16 17:00 

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Toulon's France lock Rebbadj under the knife...

Toulon's France international lock Swan Rebbadj has undergone surgery on his shoulder, the Top 14 club announced Wednesday.The 26-year-old, capped three times for France, underwent the operation on Tuesday after complaining of shoulder pain, Toulon sa...

 2021-06-16 16:54 

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Waymo raises $2.5 bn to rev self-driving cars...

Waymo on Wednesday said it has raised $2.5 billion from parent-company Alphabet and others in a new funding round to fuel its mission of getting self-driving cars on the road.The infusion of cash comes just months after the departure of Waymo chief John K...

 2021-06-16 16:42 

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Pelicans coach Van Gundy out after one year: team...

The New Orleans Pelicans have parted company with head coach Stan Van Gundy after just one season following the team's failure to reach the postseason, the team confirmed Wednesday.A brief statement from the Pelicans said Van Gundy's departure had...

 2021-06-16 16:22 

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Suns ace Paul enters Covid-19 protocols: reports...

Phoenix Suns star Chris Paul could be unavailable for the start of the Western Conference finals next week after entering the NBA's health and safety protocols for Covid-19, US reports said Wednesday.ESPN and The Athletic both reported that Paul faced...

 2021-06-16 15:56 

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Clippers blow as Leonard ruled out of game five...

Los Angeles Clippers star Kawhi Leonard has been ruled out of Wednesday's NBA playoff clash with the Utah Jazz after suffering a right knee injury, the team said.The Clippers announced that Leonard sprained his right knee during the Clippers' seri...

 2021-06-16 15:48 

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Debt is cheap, now is the time for US to invest: Yellen...

The United States should take advantage of current low borrowing rates to make investments aimed at "unwinding" destructive trends in the economy, including wage inequality, Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said Wednesday.President Joe Biden's ...

 2021-06-16 15:46 

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Antibody drug cuts deaths for some severe Covid patients: study...

A cocktail of synthetic antibodies reduces deaths among severe Covid patients who are unable to mount a strong immune response, results from a major clinical trial showed Wednesday. The therapy, developed by the US biotech firm Regeneron and given to form...

 2021-06-16 15:28 

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Roger Federer suffers shock second-round defeat in Halle...

Roger Federer suffered a setback in his preparations for Wimbledon after crashing out of the second round of the ATP grass court tournament in Halle on Wednesday.Federer, who will bid to win a ninth title at Wimbledon which starts June 28, suffered a shoc...

 2021-06-16 15:18 

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Miranchuk reignites Russia's Euro 2020 campaign...

A special goal by Aleksei Miranchuk allowed Russia to kickstart their Euro 2020 campaign with a 1-0 win over Finland in Saint Petersburg on Wednesday, but the game was marred by an injury to Mario Fernandes.Miranchuk, of Serie A side Atalanta, produced a ...

 2021-06-16 15:06 

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FIFPro asks UEFA why Pavard played on after being 'knocked out'...

The global footballers' union FIFPro on Wednesday asked UEFA why France defender Benjamin Pavard played on after being "knocked out" during his team's Euro 2020 win over Germany.Pavard revealed he briefly lost consciousness during the worl...

 2021-06-16 15:02 

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Second Maradona nurse to be questioned over star's death...

A second nurse accused of neglecting football icon Diego Maradona during the last days of his life was due to be questioned by Argentine prosecutors on Wednesday.Dahiana Gisela Madrid, 36, is one of seven people under investigation for manslaughter after ...

 2021-06-16 15:00 

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Yemen fishermen hit jackpot with million-dollar find in whale's belly...

For Yemeni fisherman Fares Abdulhakeem and his friends, the day was like any other as they headed out to sea to earn a living in the war-torn country -- until they hit the jackpot in the belly of a whale.Abdulhakeem related how he was among 35 fishermen w...

 2021-06-16 14:50 

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Schick strike still giving Scotland's McGinn Euro 2020 nightmares...

Scotland midfielder John McGinn said Patrik Schick's sensational long-range strike to seal a 2-0 win for the Czech Republic is still haunting him, but is confident his side can bounce back to shock England on Friday.In their first major tournament for...

 2021-06-16 14:46 

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Pogba plays down Ruediger 'bite' at Euro 2020...

France midfielder Paul Pogba has played down Antonio Ruediger's apparent attempted bite on his back during the world champions' Euro 2020 win over Germany, with UEFA saying the defender would not face disciplinary action.Television replays showed ...

 2021-06-16 14:46 

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Germany buys data from Dubai in crackdown on tax fraud...

Germany has purchased data from an anonymous source in Dubai on millions of taxpayers worldwide in a bid to crack down on tax evasion, the finance ministry said Wednesday.The data provides information on people who own land, property and other assets in t...

 2021-06-16 14:28 

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More horses die as Bangladesh tourist town reels from Covid closures...

Animal activists in Bangladesh have warned of a growing crisis among horses used for tourism during the country's coronavirus lockdown, after owners said Wednesday that five more had died of starvation in a popular resort town.Twenty-one horses that u...

 2021-06-16 14:00 

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Giro d'Italia winner Bernal presents Pope Francis with bicycle...

Giro d'Italia winner Egan Bernal on Wednesday presented Pope Francis with a bicycle following an audience in the Vatican, a day after the rider announced he had recovered from Covid-19.The 24-year-old Colombian tested positive on June 4, less than a w...

 2021-06-16 13:56 

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Palestinian shot dead by Israelis in West Bank after alleged attack...

A Palestinian woman was shot dead in the West Bank on Wednesday, the Palestinian health ministry said, with the Israeli army saying she had tried to ram soldiers with a car.The Israeli army said "an assailant arrived in her car and attempted to ram in...

 2021-06-16 13:48 

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General Motors lifts electric auto investment to $35 bn through 2025...

General Motors again boosted its investments in electric and autonomous vehicles, announcing Wednesday it is raising planned spending by 30 percent to $35 billion through 2025 as it unveils new models and builds capacity.The big US automaker cited strong ...

 2021-06-16 13:44 

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Ukraine's Euro 2020 challenge built on twin pillars of Dynamo and Shakhtar...

When Ukraine face North Macedonia at Euro 2020 on Thursday, foreign-based Oleksandr Zinchenko and Ruslan Malinovskyi will be the star names but Dynamo Kiev and Shakhtar Donetsk will form the core of the team.Manchester City defender Zinchenko and Malinovs...

 2021-06-16 13:34 

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Canada inflation rises to highest level in a decade...

Canadians paid 3.6 percent more for goods and services in May than a year earlier, marking the largest yearly increase in a decade, the government statistical agency said Wednesday.Statistics Canada said low interest rates and rising consumer confidence -...

 2021-06-16 13:34 

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US homebuilders are constructing more -- but not much more...

US construction firms started more new home projects in May, the government said Wednesday, but the progress was weaker than expected amid a scarcity of real estate and materials that has driven prices higher.Housing starts rose 3.6 percent last month fro...

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