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 2022-09-25 12:40 

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Argentina slam referee after four yellow cards and 22 penalties...

Two penalty tries were also awarded against the South Americans when they attempted to stop driving mauls by the reigning world champions during the second half.The Springboks beat the Pumas 38-21 on Saturday in a scrappy, penalty-riddled final round Rugb...

 2022-09-25 10:40 

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Russia's Alexandrova shines in Seoul for third title...

The two battled to a lengthy tiebreaker after an evenly matched hour-long first set in front of more than 10,000 spectators, a record for the Seoul event.But everything changed in the second set as Russia's second-seeded Alexandrova dominated the form...

 2022-09-25 10:00 

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Germany's Scholz cites energy supply 'progress' on UAE visit...

The German leader is touring the Gulf in the hope of sealing new energy deals to replace Russian supplies and mitigate the energy crisis resulting from Moscow's invasion of Ukraine."We have made progress on a whole series of projects here in terms...

 2022-09-25 09:40 

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Kenyan Eliud Kipchoge beats world mark at Berlin Marathon...

At the halfway point the back-to-back Olympic champion in Rio and Tokyo looked set to become the first to officially run under the elusive two-hour mark.But despite slowing slightly the 37-year-old held on to best his own record from Berlin in 2018. Kenya...

 2022-09-25 09:34 

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Iran Oscar-winning director urges 'solidarity' with protesters...

A wave of unrest has rocked Iran since the death of 22-year-old Amini, and Farhadi praised the "progressive and courageous women leading protests for their human rights alongside men"."They are looking for simple yet fundamental rights that th...

 2022-09-25 09:20 

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Miller romps to Japanese MotoGP win as title contenders suffer...

The Ducati rider stormed from seventh on the grid to clinch his fourth MotoGP victory, taking the chequered flag by more than three seconds from South Africa's Brad Binder. Spain's Jorge Martin was third. Reigning world champion and current leader...

 2022-09-25 08:56 

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Australian Smyth wins first Asian Tour title at Yeangder TPC...

The Australian, who has been a regular presence high on Asian Tour leaderboards this year, finally registered a victory with a 19-under total of 269.Smyth finished two shots clear of defending champion and home favourite Lee Chieh-po of Taiwan at Linkou I...

 2022-09-25 08:28 

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Ukraine schools battered by Russian onslaught in south...

Small desks are topped with a layer of rubble and dust, while the front of the building, facing enemy lines, has been gutted from repeated shelling. At the back, a collapsed roof and wall expose the school gymnasium to the elements. Charred car wrecks squ...

 2022-09-25 08:24 

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Party time as Belgium's Evenepoel goes solo to win road race world title...

The 22-year-old finished 2min 21sec ahead of Frenchman Christophe Laporte after an epic 266.9-kilometre (165.4 miles) slog around the coastal city of Wollongong south of Sydney. Australia's Michael Matthews was third after a last-gasp sprint ahead of ...

 2022-09-25 08:22 

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Erasmus set for Springboks return as ban comes to an end...

Erasmus, now South Africa's director of rugby, has been unable to be with his long-time lieutenant Jacques Nienaber, the current coach, since being handed a ban by World Rugby in November last year.The ban ends on September 30.World Rugby found Erasmu...

 2022-09-25 07:28 

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France beat Mali to close in on basketball World Cup quarters...

France began as strong favourites, but started slowly and were rattled by an aggressive Mali. WNBA player Williams scored 14 points, with seven rebounds and six assists and help from Alexia Chartereau's 12 points as France took their win-loss record t...

 2022-09-25 07:18 

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Belgium's Evenepoel goes solo to win road race world title...

The 22-year-old finished 2min 21sec ahead of Frenchman Christophe Laporte after an epic 266.9 kilometre (165.4 miles) slog around the coastal city of Wollongong south of Sydney. Australia's Michael Matthews was third after a last-gasp sprint. Pre-race...

 2022-09-25 05:46 

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Swiss vote on factory farm ban, pension reform...

After aborted attempts in 2004 and 2017, Bern is hoping to garner enough votes to "stabilise" Switzerland's old-age security system, under pressure as life expectancy rises and the giant baby-boomer generation reaches retirement age.The most c...

 2022-09-25 05:32 

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In-form Samsonova beats Zheng to claim Tokyo title...

The red-hot world number 30 triumphed in Washington and Cleveland in August and she produced a string of giant-killing upsets in the Japanese capital on the way to another title.Samsonova beat Wimbledon champion Elena Rybakina and two-time Grand Slam winn...

 2022-09-25 05:22 

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Metallica, Biden and Mariah Carey come together against poverty...

Marking its 10th year, the six-hour festival brought thousands to New York's Central Park and featured a sister show in Ghana's capital Accra, where performers included American R&B great Usher and British grime icon Stormzy.Global Citizen awards ...

 2022-09-25 04:16 

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Macron restarts reform drive as opponents prepare for battle...

The 44-year-old head of state has pledged to push ahead with raising the retirement age having backed away from the explosive issue during his first five years in power.But having lost his parliamentary majority in June, the pro-business centrist faces se...

 2022-09-25 04:04 

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German bakeries fight for survival as costs spiral...

But "it just doesn't taste the same without a good crust", he said, adding that in any case such efforts could do little to counter the existential crisis he and other bakers are facing."If the conditions don't change, then sooner or l...

 2022-09-25 03:58 

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Super Typhoon Noru barrels towards Philippines...

Super Typhoon Noru was packing maximum sustained wind speeds of 195 kilometres (121 miles) an hour after an unprecedented "explosive intensification", the state weather forecaster said. The storm, the strongest to hit the Philippines this year, is...

 2022-09-25 03:46 

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Cypriot carob growers harvest their 'black gold'...

For some, carob has long been relegated to the status of a less appealing substitute for chocolate.But in Cyprus, its thick brown pods are also eaten raw or ground up to make sweet syrups, spreads, toffees, drinks and as a sweetener, while its seeds have ...

 2022-09-25 03:44 

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Lozano lifts Mexico to 1-0 win over Peru in World Cup warm-up...

Napoli forward Lozano sent the pro-Mexico crowd of 62,729 at the 1994 World Cup final venue into a frenzy with his 85th-minute strike.From a corner kick taken by Andres Guardado, a high ball flew Lozano's way and at full stretch he was able to loft it...

 2022-09-25 03:42 

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Ukraine is 'not Nazi', Holocaust survivors tell Putin...

For supporters of Russian President Vladimir Putin, Ukraine's alleged "genocide" of Russian speakers in the country's eastern regions is comparable with the actions of Nazi Germany.And that, they argue, requires "de-Nazification". ...

 2022-09-25 03:40 

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'You cannot survive': Inflation bites as Thai election looms...

The leadership came to power eight years ago under Prayut Chan-O-Cha, promising to provide stability after long-running protests started to hit the kingdom's economy.However, it struggled to live up to its pledges and the damage wrought by the pandemi...

 2022-09-25 02:12 

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Fed on eggs and beer, Vietnam's oxen race in muddy festival...

The bovines and their owners gathered on a hot morning in a muddy field for the annual Bay Nui ox race -- a celebrated ritual of Vietnam's Khmer minority, ethnic Cambodians living mostly in the country's south.Out of action for two years because o...

 2022-09-25 01:48 

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Dutch cyclist Van der Poel arrested before world title race: report...

The 27-year-old was among the favourites for the rainbow jersey and started the 266.9 kilometre (165.4 miles) slog around the coastal city of Wollongong south of Sydney on Sunday, but retired in the early stages.Belgium broadcaster Sporza said it spoke to...

 2022-09-25 01:42 

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Cubans to vote in referendum on same-sex marriage...

The new family code, promoted by the communist government, would represent a major shift in Cuba, where the culture of machismo is strong and where the LGBTQ community was ostracized by authorities in the 1960s and 1970s.More than eight million Cubans ove...

 2022-09-25 01:40 

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Why are climate activists calling for reparations?...

The currently favored term for this concept is "loss and damage" payments, but some campaigners want to go further and frame the issue as "climate reparations," just as racial justice activists call for compensation for the descendants of ...

 2022-09-25 01:36 

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EVs at Detroit Auto Show? Consumers have questions...

Some, like Justin Tata, wanted a first-hand look at new EV offerings, saying "it's embracing the change that's coming because I think the internal combustion engine (ICE) is on the way out." But Tata, who works in the packaging industry, s...

 2022-09-25 01:32 

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Who's who in Italy's election...

Silvio BerlusconiA three-time prime minister who owns a media empire and Serie A football club, Berlusconi may be 85 but his political ambitions are far from over. His right-wing Forza Italia party is polling at just eight percent but has joined forces wi...

 2022-09-25 01:28 

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Foster relief as All Blacks take 'different journey' to championship...

New Zealand beat Australia 40-14 in Auckland on Saturday, then had to wait around eight hours to be confirmed champions when South Africa failed to record the landslide win they needed against Argentina in the final match of the four-nation southern hemis...

 2022-09-25 01:26 

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Far-right eyes historic victory as Italy votes...

The Brothers of Italy party, led by one-time Mussolini supporter Giorgia Meloni, is leading polls and looks set to take office in a coalition with the far-right League and Silvio Berlusconi's Forza Italia parties.Meloni, 45, who has campaigned on a mo...

 2022-09-25 01:00 

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Medinah memories won't haunt USA as Presidents Cup tightens...

The Internationals pulled within 11-7 of the Americans on Saturday, the same four-point deficit Europe faced when it made an epic last-day fightback to win the 2012 Ryder Cup.The US team, which leads the all-time Presidents Cup rivalry 11-1-1, needs to ta...

 2022-09-25 00:44 

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North Korea fires ballistic missile, Seoul says...

With talks long stalled, nuclear-armed North Korea has doubled down on its banned weapons programmes, even revamping its laws earlier this month to declare itself an "irreversible4; nuclear power.The Sunday launch is the latest in a record-breaking...

 2022-09-25 00:30 

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Thailand's Atthaya grabs LPGA NW Arkansas lead...

The 19-year-old chasing a second LPGA victory, had a 13-under par total of 128 and a one-stroke lead over Japan's Yuka Saso, who carded a six-under par 65 at Pinnacle Country Club in Rogers.Former amateur number one Lilia Vu carded her second straight...

 2022-09-24 22:06 

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Southgate insists he is right man to lead England to World Cup...

Southgate has credit in the bank having reached the semi-finals of the 2018 World Cup and finished runners-up at last summer's European Championship.But he was booed by the travelling support in Milan after a 1-0 defeat to Italy on Friday.England have...

 2022-09-24 22:04 

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Oscar-winning actress Louise Fletcher dies at 88...

While she was best known for her portrayal of Mildred Ratched, Fletcher had an acting career that spanned more than six decades, including numerous appearances in television shows.Fletcher, who was 88, "died peacefully at her home in France surrounded...

 2022-09-24 21:00 

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Swiss find holes in Spain defence in Nations League upset...

Portugal thrashed the Czech Republic 4-0 in the other League A Group 2 clash to move two points clear of Spain, whom they host on Tuesday in the final group match.It was Spain's first defeat in the group in five games, and one which exposed their defe...

 2022-09-24 20:52 

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Portugal cruise past Czechs as Dalot bags brace...

Portugal, who won the first edition of the Nations League in 2019, lead Group 2 on 10 points, two ahead of Spain who were stunned by Switzerland 2-1 at home on Saturday.Portugal host Spain next Tuesday in their final group game. Dalot opened the scoring o...

 2022-09-24 20:10 

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India captain defends controversial run-out to seal England sweep...

England were eyeing a remarkable win in the third women's one-day international when India bowler Deepti Sharma ran out non-striker Charlie Dean, who was well out of her ground.Dean's 47, batting at number nine, had given England, who were 53-6, h...

 2022-09-24 18:48 

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Hundreds rally in Paris, European cities to denounce Iran regime...

The protesters gathered in the central Place du Chatelet in the French capital and chanted slogans against supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and also urged French President Emmanuel Macron to halt negotiations with Iran."Khamenei get out of Iran!&...

 2022-09-24 18:40 

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Crisis club Worcester voted on playing Newcastle before Premiership win...

Worcester, burdened by debts of over 25 million ($28 million, 28 million euros), including an unpaid tax bill of 6 million, have until Monday to avoid suspension from all competitions.But that will only happen if they can convince England's governing ...

 2022-09-24 18:28 

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New Zealand win Rugby Championship, South Africa second...

The Springboks needed a bonus point in the final match of the tournament and victory by at least 39 points to pip the All Blacks for first place.Earlier on Saturday, New Zealand thrashed Australia 40-14 in Auckland for a bonus-point triumph that took them...

 2022-09-24 18:24 

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Russian FM, at UN, slams West for 'grotesque' Russophobia...

"The official Russophobia in the West is unprecedented. Now the scope is grotesque," Lavrov said in a fiery UN General Assembly speech. "They are not shying away from declaring the intent to inflict not only military defeat on our country but ...

 2022-09-24 17:22 

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Fritz beats Norrie at Laver Cup as Federer watches on...

Federer said a tearful goodbye to tennis late on Friday night when the 20-time Grand Slam champion and doubles partner Rafael Nadal were beaten by Jack Sock and Frances Tiafoe at London's O2 Arena.The 41-year-old announced earlier this month that he w...

 2022-09-24 17:20 

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Fiji's Dakuwaqa helps Montpellier past Pau...

Dakuwaqa, 28, won the sevens title at Rio de Janeiro in 2016 with his country and crossed for one of his club's six tries as they moved to the top of the table after four rounds.Montpellier president Mohed Altrad was present in the stands days after F...

 2022-09-24 17:16 

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W.House blasts 'catastrophic' Arizona abortion ban ruling...

On Friday, a judge in Arizona's Pima County had ruled that the stricter ban -- imposed in 1864 and expanded by a 1901 law, years before Arizona became a state -- must be enforced."If this decision stands, health care providers would face imprisonm...

 2022-09-24 17:14 

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Ukraine push slowed by rain, river and Russian holdouts...

In the frontline town of Kupiansk against a background of constant shelling noise a column of dark smoke rose across the Oskil river, which separates the Ukrainian-held west bank from the east, still disputed by Russian forces."For now, the rain is ma...

 2022-09-24 17:06 

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China FM calls on Russia, Ukraine not to let war 'spill over'...

Addressing the UN General Assembly, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi stopped short of robustly supporting the invasion of Ukraine by Russia, nominally an ally of Beijing."We call on all parties concerned to keep the crisis from spilling over and to pr...

 2022-09-24 16:54 

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Russians flee to Istanbul after mobilisation call...

The price of some tickets from Moscow shot up 10-fold after President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday announced Russia's first call-up of fighting-age men since World War II.All those carrying hurriedly-packed belongings refused to give their full names f...

 2022-09-24 16:50 

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Climate activists block superyacht marina in French Riviera...

Twenty protesters from the pressure group Attac closed off the gate leading to a quay at Antibes port where many superyachts are moored, an AFP correspondent saw.Port Vauban Antibes on southern France's Mediterranean coast, has 1,500 berths, including...

 2022-09-24 14:58 

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Berrettini beats Auger-Aliassime at Laver Cup as Federer watches on...

Federer said a tearful goodbye to tennis late on Friday night when the 20-time Grand Slam champion and doubles partner Rafael Nadal were beaten by Jack Sock and Frances Tiafoe at London's O2 Arena.The 41-year-old announced earlier this month that he w...

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