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 2021-11-20 21:10 

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Pivac hails Wales depth as Rennie slams refereeing...

But Pivac's Australian counterpart Dave Rennie was outspoken in what he said was "incredibly disappointing" officiating, calling for more accountability.With some 20 players, many frontline first picks, out of contention through injury, Pivac ...

 2021-11-20 20:44 

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Biden turns 79 after getting clean bill of health...

The US president, who spent the day in his hometown of Wilmington, Delaware, had no public events scheduled.That didn't stop a number of top Democrats from sending him their congratulations.Vice President Kamala Harris wished him "a happy and joyo...

 2021-11-20 20:08 

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Jones proclaims England 'rebirth' after victory over South Africa...

England outscored the Springboks three tries to one, with Manu Tuilagi, Freddie Steward and Raffi Quirke all crossing in impressive fashion, although it needed a last-ditch penalty from ice-cool fly-half Marcus Smith to seal victory in their first match a...

 2021-11-20 19:26 

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Bonucci brace from spot fires Juve to win at Lazio...

Italy defender Bonucci smashed home almost identical spot-kicks in each half at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome to move Juve sixth, level on 21 points with fifth-placed Lazio.Massimiliano Allegri's side are now four points from the Champions League positi...

 2021-11-20 19:26 

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Qatar World Cup 'unfairly treated' on human rights: CEO...

CEO Nasser al-Khater said Qatar has not been given enough credit for its labour reforms aimed at improving conditions for migrant workers, mostly from South Asia.Since 2014, three people have died in accidents at World Cup sites, while 39 have died in ...

 2021-11-20 19:08 

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US teen cleared in protester deaths says self-defense 'not illegal'...

On Friday, a jury found the 18-year-old Rittenhouse not guilty of reckless and intentional homicide and other charges stemming from the August 2020 shootings in Kenosha, Wisconsin.The ruling sparked sporadic protests across the country late Friday -- from...

 2021-11-20 18:36 

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Messi scores first Ligue 1 goal as 10-man PSG beat Nantes...

Kylian Mbappe carried on his prolific goalscoring run with an early opener at the Parc des Princes, but Randal Kolo Muani equalised for Nantes in the second half after Navas was sent off.A freak own goal by Dennis Appiah put PSG back in front with 10 minu...

 2021-11-20 18:32 

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Smith kicks England to thrilling win over Springboks...

England fashioned fine tries for Manu Tuilagi, Freddie Steward and Raffi Quirke to just one from South Africa's Makazole Mapimpi in what was the teams' first meeting since the Springboks were crowned world champions with a 32-12 win in Japan.But w...

 2021-11-20 18:14 

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Title-chasing Ogier takes narrow lead in gripping Monza finale...

Frenchman Ogier, however, is just half a second clear of Welshman Evans who is the only driver that can snatch the title away.Ogier lost the lead on Friday to Evans and it changed hands three times between in four stages. Ogier regained it from the Welshm...

 2021-11-20 18:08 

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Blinken showcases benefits of democracy on Senegal visit...

The top US diplomat has sought in Africa to offer a more nuanced take on the growing US rivalry with China, by showing how the US can offer partnerships without overtly pressing African leaders to shun their ever-growing commercial links with the Asian po...

 2021-11-20 17:28 

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Medvedev strolls past Ruud to make Turin final...

World number two Medvedev will face either Novak Djokovic or Alexander Zverev in Sunday's final at the Pala Alpitour in Turin after breezing to victory over Norwegian Ruud.Winner of the Finals last year, the 25-year-old has now won nine straight match...

 2021-11-20 17:26 

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Gerrard makes winning start as Villa sink Brighton...

Gerrard was taking charge of his first Villa match after leaving Scottish champions Rangers during the international break to replace Dean Smith.The former Liverpool star saw Watkins and Mings strike in the final six minutes to give Villa their first win ...

 2021-11-20 17:16 

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Watford hammer Man Utd to leave Solskjaer on the brink...

United's fifth defeat in seven Premier League matches ramps up the pressure on the Norwegian manager to extreme levels as club bosses decide whether to pull the plug on his reign.They were out-fought and out-thought by Claudio Ranieri's feisty Wat...

 2021-11-20 17:16 

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Watford inflict more misery on Man Utd, Chelsea extend lead...

Solskjaer has clung onto his job despite a run of just one win in seven Premier League games to slip to seventh, 12 points adrift of the leaders.A managerial change made an instant impact for Aston Villa as late goals from Ollie Watkins and Tyrone Mings b...

 2021-11-20 16:36 

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Reus hits late winner as Dortmund slash Bayern's lead...

Dortmund's Dutch striker Donyell Malen scored his first Bundesliga goal since his summer transfer from PSV Eindhoven, but Stuttgart forced a mistake in the hosts' defence which led to an equaliser by Roberto Massimo.With time running out, Dortmund...

 2021-11-20 16:26 

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Hamilton hits 'sweet' spot to claim inaugural Qatar GP pole...

Max Verstappen, who leads his Mercedes rival by 14 points with three races to go, will start alongside Hamilton on the front row on Sunday.But the gap will give all at Red Bull a restless night - almost half a second, a clear sign Hamilton's new engin...

 2021-11-20 16:22 

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Hogg strikes as Scotland beat Japan...

The captain's 25th Test try was one of four scored by Scotland in their first meeting with Japan since the Brave Blossoms knocked them out of the 2019 World Cup.It also saw full-back Hogg take sole possession of a Scotland try-scoring record he had sh...

 2021-11-20 16:18 

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US teen cleared in protester deaths says self-defense 'not illegal'...

On Friday, a jury found the 18-year-old Rittenhouse not guilty of reckless and intentional homicide and other charges stemming from the shootings that took place in August 2020 in Kenosha, Wisconsin.The ruling sparked protests in cities across the country...

 2021-11-20 15:38 

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Thousands rally against Covid curbs in Austria and Australia...

Europe is battling a fresh wave of infections and several countries have tightened curbs, with Austria on Friday announcing a national partial lockdown -- the most dramatic restrictions in Western Europe for months. Other nations on the continent have res...

 2021-11-20 15:22 

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Italy beat Uruguay to snap 16-match losing run...

Zebre winger Bruno skipped past three players after gathering Paolo Garbisi's terrific pass out wide to touch down on 11 minutes.Garbisi nailed a tough conversion before Federico Favaro's penalty put Uruguay on the board as Italy led 10-3 at half-...

 2021-11-20 15:00 

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RB Leipzig furious as fans again shut out to curb Covid...

"We understand that everything must be done to stop the further increase of corona infections," the club said in a statement."What we do not understand is why the government of Saxony allowed this situation to come about in the first place....

 2021-11-20 14:50 

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Hogg strikes as Scotland beat Japan...

The captain's 25th Test try was one of four scored by Scotland in their first meeting with Japan since the Brave Blossoms knocked them out of the 2019 World Cup.Victory meant Scotland had won two of their four matches in the Autumn series, with succes...

 2021-11-20 14:48 

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McIlroy back on top in Dubai after risky gamble...

McIlroy faced an impossible-looking chip shot from the rocks in the hazard. A penalty drop looked like the best option, but the Northern Irishman decided to take on the very risky shot, and nearly holed the return chip thereafter for a par. It was a bogey...

 2021-11-20 14:38 

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Slick Vlhova beats Shiffrin at Levi slalom...

Shiffrin was a narrow second in the first run, but came third on the second descent through the tight 65 gates in temperatures that had plunged well below freezing.Winning by 0.31sec Vlhova, the overall World Cup champion, racked up her 21st victory. Vlho...

 2021-11-20 14:36 

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Chelsea cruise as Kante rocket inspires Leicester rout...

Antonio Rudiger opened the scoring and Kante's long-range blast put Chelsea in control before Christian Pulisic came off the bench to score in the second half.Thomas Tuchel's side are unbeaten in their last nine games in all competitions after era...

 2021-11-20 13:00 

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Ethiopia hails return of looted artefacts...

The collection -- recovered from Britain, Belgium and the Netherlands -- includes a ceremonial crown, an imperial shield, a set of silver-embossed horn drinking cups, a handwritten prayer book, crosses and a necklace.Most of the items were plundered by th...

 2021-11-20 12:38 

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Fakhar leads Pakistan to series win over Bangladesh...

Fakhar hit 57 off 51 balls and put on 85 runs with Mohammad Rizwan (39) for the second wicket, guiding Pakistan to 109-2 in 18.1 overs.Shaheen Afridi and Shadab Khan earlier claimed two wickets each to help the visitors restrict struggling Bangladesh to 1...

 2021-11-20 11:26 

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US teen Kyle Rittenhouse cleared over protester deaths...

A jury found Rittenhouse, 18, not guilty of reckless and intentional homicide and other charges stemming from the shootings that took place in August 2020 in Kenosha, Wisconsin.The case drew national attention, in part because it arose from the Black Live...

 2021-11-20 10:58 

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Sudanese call for anti-coup protests as death toll rises to 40...

Both the United States and African Union have condemned the deadly crackdown on protesters and called on Sudan's leaders to refrain from the "excessive use of force."Sudan';s top general Abdel Fattah al-Burhan on October 25 declared a state...

 2021-11-20 09:08 

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Protests cast spotlight on Chinese factories in Serbia...

The situation at the factory and the alleged deception used to lure employees has made headlines in Serbia after Nguyen and hundreds of other Vietnamese went on strike this week.The strike that started on Wednesday was a rare show of defiance by labourers...

 2021-11-20 08:52 

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Death toll of Sudan anti-coup protests rises to 40: medics...

Sudan's top general Abdel Fattah al-Burhan on October 25 declared a state of emergency, ousted the government and detained the civilian leadership.The military takeover upended a two-year transition to civilian rule, drew wide international condemnati...

 2021-11-20 05:14 

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Andrade crushes Quigley to retain WBO middleweight title...

Andrade dropped Quigley with a right hook in the first round of the bout at SNHU Arena in Manchester, New Hampshire, and sent him to the canvas again in the second with a punishing left.Even as Andrade began his celebrations the gutsy Quigley beat the cou...

 2021-11-20 03:42 

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All players must be vaccinated for Australian Open - tournament chief...

Melbourne, where the tournament is held, has spent more than 260 days under lockdown during the pandemic and the Victoria state government made clear last month there would be no concessions for unvaccinated players.Tiley said the playing group had been i...

 2021-11-20 03:38 

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Protests cast spotlight on Chinese factories in Serbia...

The situation at the factory and the alleged deception used to lure employees has made headlines in Serbia after Nguyen and hundreds of other Vietnamese went on strike this week.The strike that started on Wednesday was a rare show of defiance by labourers...

 2021-11-20 03:18 

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ICC suspends investigation of Philippines 'war on drugs'...

The Hague-based court in September authorised a probe of the campaign that has left thousands of people dead, saying it resembled an illegitimate and systematic attack on civilians.Duterte was elected in 2016 on a campaign promise to get rid of the Philip...

 2021-11-20 03:00 

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Censors, legal hurdles stifle China's #MeToo movement...

Explosive claims this month by tennis star Peng Shuai that a former top Communist Party politician had sexually assaulted her marked the first time allegations have hit the top layer of government.But her accusations were swiftly scrubbed from the Chinese...

 2021-11-20 02:54 

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Historic development: Afghanistan's disappearing box cameras...

He took black-and-white portraits of people for passports, identity cards and other documents using his "magic box" on a sidewalk, producing prints in a couple of minutes.Now in his 70s, he says the instant camera -- or "kamra-e-faoree" as...

 2021-11-20 01:00 

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Dutch police fire warning shots as Covid riots hit Rotterdam...

Chaos broke out after a protest in the port city against the coronavirus restrictions and government plans to restrict access for unvaccinated people to some venues.Dozens of people were arrested and seven people were injured in total, including police of...

 2021-11-19 23:32 

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France's Boutier leads LPGA Tour Championship...

France's Boutier, coming off a confidence-building seven-under effort on Thursday, was even par through eight holes after a birdie at Tiburon Golf Club in Naples, Florida.She caught fire with back-to-back birdies at nine and 10, then added two more bi...

 2021-11-19 22:50 

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Dutch police warning shots at Covid riot cause injuries...

Police also fired water cannon to disperse demonstrators who lit fires and set off fireworks in one of Rotterdam's main shopping streets after a protest against the measures turned violent.The Netherlands went back into Western Europe's first part...

 2021-11-19 22:48 

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Djokovic backs WTA threat to cut ties with China...

Talking to reporters after beating Cameron Norrie at the ATP Finals in Turin, men's world number one Djokovic offered his support to Women's Tennis Association boss Steve Simon, who said Thursday that he is willing to lose hundreds of millions of ...

 2021-11-19 22:10 

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Gooch takes one-shot lead at RSM Classic...

A day after shooting a 65 on Sea Island's par-72 Plantation course, Gooch maintained his impressive first-round form on the other course in use, the par-70 Seaside layout.Gooch's round took off on the front nine, when he drilled his second shot on...

 2021-11-19 22:00 

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French pair fly into Ice Dance lead as Olympics loom...

The four-time world champions hit a high of 89.09pts, with Canadians Piper Gilles and Paul Poirier second way down at 81.35 and the Russian couple Alexandra Stepanova and Ivan Bukin on 79.89."We're getting better and better in terms of the competi...

 2021-11-19 20:56 

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Double-vision test casts shadow over Marquez 2022 season...

Six-time world champion Marquez missed the final MotoGP of the season at Valencia last weekend. He is also sitting out testing underway at Jerez.Honda director Alberto Puig said Marquez's health must come first after the 28-year-old began to suffer fr...

 2021-11-19 20:46 

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Beating Irish would be 'massively good' for Pumas - Fernandez Lobbe...

The former backrow forward -- celebrating his 40th birthday on Friday -- added it would be nothing less than the squad deserved after almost 16 weeks away from home.They gained a confidence boost last Saturday when they snapped a seven-game losing streak ...

 2021-11-19 20:42 

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California wildfires killed thousands of giant sequoias: officials...

Two huge lightning-sparked blazes affected up to 3,600 of the trees, each of them more than four feet (120 centimeters) in diameter, leaving them dead or expected to die within the next five years.The figure represents five percent of the planet's ent...

 2021-11-19 20:36 

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Scotland skipper Hogg calls for 'complete' display against Japan...

The Scots have won two of their three autumn series matches, against Tonga and Australia, but were well-beaten 30-15 by world champions South Africa in Edinburgh last weekend.But 29 year-old full-back Hogg does not believe the Scots have hit top gear in t...

 2021-11-19 20:36 

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Hamilton wears rainbow helmet in Qatar practice...

The tiny Gulf state is hosting its first F1 race this weekend and has signed a 10-year contract from 2023. Qatar's motorsport chief recently said drivers would be free to "speak their minds" on controversial issues such as human rights.Hamilto...

 2021-11-19 20:28 

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Unvaccinated Bayern star Kimmich back in quarantine...

Bundesliga leaders Bayern confirmed the news Friday when Kimmich sat out their Bundesliga match at Augsburg.Bayern sports director Hasan Salihamidzic said the club accepts some players do not want to get vaccinated."My position, and that of the club, ...

 2021-11-19 20:24 

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Polisario chief announces 'escalation' in W.Sahara...

"The Sahrawi people has made up its mind and taken the sovereign decision to escalate its just war of liberation with all legitimate means, first and foremost the armed struggle," until it takes full control of the territory, Brahim Ghali, 72, tol...

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