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 2022-09-21 08:02 

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US Open semi-finalist Garcia makes early exit in Tokyo...

France's Garcia, the number two seed, has been in red-hot form, winning the Cincinnati Masters last month before reaching her first Grand Slam semi-final at Flushing Meadows two weeks ago.But she came up short against world number 28 Zhang in Tokyo de...

 2022-09-21 07:48 

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Storm clouds gather over France team ahead of World Cup defence...

The clouds have been gathering over coach Didier Deschamps and his squad as key players struggle with injuries and personal problems.Meanwhile the French Football Federation (FFF) is locked in a row over image rights with its biggest star and its presiden...

 2022-09-21 07:42 

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Swiss win world time-trial mixed relay as Van Vleuten crashes...

Bissegger, Stefan Kung and Marco Schmid set the pace before Reusser, Nicole Koller and Elise Chabbey brought it home in 33min 47.17sec to beat Italy by just 2.92sec with Australia third.Defending champions Germany were fourth around the 28.2 kilometre (17...

 2022-09-21 07:40 

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Putin calls up reservists, warns Russia will use 'all means' for defence...

The votes, already denounced by Kyiv and the West as a "sham", will dramatically up the stakes in the seven-month old conflict in Ukraine by giving Moscow the ability to accuse Ukrainian forces of attacking its own territory.Four Russian-occupied ...

 2022-09-21 07:32 

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Philippine activists vow to 'never forget' Marcos era abuses...

Amnesty International estimates thousands of people were killed and tens of thousands tortured and imprisoned after Marcos imposed martial law on September 21, 1972, unleashing security forces on rivals, critics and dissidents.Marcos9;s son is now the ...

 2022-09-21 07:20 

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Tunisia opposition chief questioned all night by counter-terrorism police...

Rached Ghannouchi, 81, finally left the police station in Tunis at 6:30 am (0530 GMT), an AFP correspondent reported.The longtime exile had been a dominant figure in Tunisian politics after the Arab Spring uprising of 2011 but is a bete noire for Presiden...

 2022-09-21 07:18 

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Federer admits he 'stopped believing' he could come back...

The 20-time Grand Slam champion announced last Thursday he would be retiring from competitive tennis after a final appearance at the Laver Cup in London this week.Federer last played on tour more than a year ago, at Wimbledon in 2021, after which he requi...

 2022-09-21 06:50 

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Germany reaches deal to nationalise troubled gas giant Uniper...

Berlin and Uniper's Finnish owner, Fortum, announced a deal that will leave Germany with a 98.5 percent stake in the debt-laden gas company."Uniper is a central pillar of German energy supplies," the economy ministry said in a statement.Under ...

 2022-09-21 06:48 

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Muguruza eager to see back of 'tough, roller-coaster' season...

The Spaniard beat Greek qualifier Despina Papamichail 6-4, 6-2 to move into the quarter-finals in Tokyo and gain "a little bit more confidence" in a poor year for the two-time Grand Slam champion.Muguruza has not managed to string together more th...

 2022-09-21 06:12 

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Conte: Lawyer of the people who helped fell Italian PM Draghi...

The self-styled "people's lawyer" was the first to withdraw support from Prime Minister Mario Draghi's national unity government in July, ultimately leading to his resignation and the calling of Sunday's snap elections.Facing a collaps...

 2022-09-21 06:10 

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Letta: Intellectual ex-premier battling Italy's far-right...

Since snap elections were called for September 25, the 56-year-old has emerged as the main rival to Giorgia Meloni, whose post-fascist Brothers of Italy party looks set to lead her right-wing coalition to power.Letta has long been a fixture in Italian pol...

 2022-09-21 06:08 

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Berlusconi: Italian ex-PM refusing to let go...

His right-wing party is polling at just eight percent but looks set to enter government as part of a coalition led by far-right leader Giorgia Meloni."Il Cavaliere" (The Knight) is himself running for the Senate, almost a decade after being forced...

 2022-09-21 05:54 

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Bookish Balkans hamlet a 'village of enlightenment'...

But Stevo Stepanovski and his remarkable collection of 20,000 books stayed put in his almost abandoned valley.The library began with Stepanovski's great-grandfather who was given his first tranche of books by passing Ottoman soldiers in the late 19th ...

 2022-09-21 05:50 

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Australian Rules club hit by 'heartbreaking' Indigenous mistreatment claims...

In the latest racially tinged scandal to hit Australia's most popular spectator sport, Hawthorn Football Club said an internal investigation into how Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander players were treated had raised "disturbing" historical...

 2022-09-21 05:24 

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Global Fund seeks $18 billion to end HIV, TB and malaria...

It is the highest ever "replenishment" goal set by the organization, and comes amid rising economic pressures -- both on donor countries and recipients -- following the Covid-19 pandemic and the food and energy crises caused by the Ukraine conflic...

 2022-09-21 04:38 

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Storm clouds gather over France team ahead of World Cup defence...

The clouds have been gathering over coach Didier Deschamps and his squad as key players struggle with injuries and personal problems.Meanwhile the French Football Federation (FFF) is locked in a row over image rights with its biggest star and its presiden...

 2022-09-21 04:12 

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American, Russians to blast off for ISS as war rages in Ukraine...

NASA's Frank Rubio and Russia's Sergey Prokopyev and Dmitry Petelin are scheduled to take off from the Russia-leased Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 1354 GMT, according to Russian space agency Roscosmos.Rubio will become the first US astronau...

 2022-09-21 04:10 

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Zero-Covid harming 75% of European firms in China: business group...

The report by the European Union's Chamber of Commerce in China marks the latest statement by the foreign business community that Beijing's hardline virus curbs are harming the world's second-largest economy and isolating it on the internation...

 2022-09-21 04:04 

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Rising obesity projected to hamper developing economies: report...

The peer-reviewed paper, published in BMJ Global Health, provides the first country-by-country estimate of the economic impacts of obesity, a major driver of other non-communicable diseases such as cancer, diabetes and heart conditions.It also included pr...

 2022-09-21 03:52 

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Salvini: Italian nationalist leader eclipsed by rival...

The League looks set to return to power after Sunday's elections but, according to polls, with far less support than in 2018, making him a junior partner in a right-wing coalition led by Meloni's post-fascist Brothers of Italy.Meloni pursues a sim...

 2022-09-21 03:44 

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US and Canadian warships sail through Taiwan Strait...

Beijing views as its own both democratic Taiwan and the narrow body of water separating the island from mainland China -- one of the world's busiest shipping channels.The United States has long used "freedom of navigation" passages through the...

 2022-09-21 03:42 

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Meloni: Italy's far-right 'Christian mother' on brink of power...

Opinion polls put Italy's right-wing coalition on course for victory in Sunday's elections, with Meloni's Brothers of Italy on top.Often intense and combative as she rails against the European Union, mass immigration and "LGBT lobbies"...

 2022-09-21 03:24 

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Looking for reasons to be cheerful about climate action...

This cheerfulness is not because Wood has somehow failed to notice the litany of storms, floods and heatwaves battering the world and the dire projections of what is to come if fossil fuel emissions are not slashed. But the 26-year-old sustainability scie...

 2022-09-21 03:00 

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Asian traders resume selling as another jumbo Fed hike looms...

Equities around the world have been clattered by fears of a recession in major economies as central banks ramp up borrowing costs to combat the highest inflation in decades, which has been compounded by the Ukraine war and supply chain snarls.Adding to th...

 2022-09-21 02:54 

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USA likely to start basketball World Cup with just seven players...

Their 12-strong roster features five players who took part in the WNBA Finals and are currently making the long trek to Australia.The coach said the quintet -- Chelsea Gray, Kelsey Plum, A'ja Wilson, Brioona Jones and Alyssa Thomas -- would be allowed...

 2022-09-21 02:52 

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'Super-hot' title race heads to first Japan MotoGP since Covid...

The Frenchman still heads the standings but his lead has been slashed to 10 points by hard-charging Italian Francesco Bagnaia and Spain's Aleix Espargaro is also firmly in the title hunt.Ducati rider Bagnaia had ramped up the pressure on Yamaha's ...

 2022-09-21 02:51 

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Istanbul mayor who upstaged Erdogan faces political ban...

Ekrem Imamoglu's fate is being watched closely for signs of judicial independence nine months before a general election in which Erdogan will struggle to extend his two-decade rule.The 52-year-old Imamoglu is the most internationally recognised of the...

 2022-09-21 01:40 

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Mass stranding kills 14 whales in Australia...

The 14 whales were discovered beached on King Island earlier this week, off Tasmania's north coast.Biologists and a veterinarian from the state's conservation agency have travelled to the small island to investigate, with an aerial survey finding ...

 2022-09-21 01:34 

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Brazil more isolated after four years of Bolsonaro...

Political analysts say the international influence of Latin American giant Brazil has shrunk under Bolsonaro, the far-right incumbent fighting an uphill battle to win re-election next month.His ideologically driven foreign policy and disregard for diploma...

 2022-09-21 01:32 

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Man sets himself on fire near Japan PM's office: local media...

Police, the prime minister's office and the cabinet office all declined to comment on the reports.TV Asahi said the man set himself alight after telling police he was opposed to the planned ceremony for Abe, which is scheduled for next week.The televi...

 2022-09-21 01:26 

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Japan PM says willing to meet North Korean leader...

Addressing the United Nations General Assembly, Kishida said that Japan still stood by diplomacy set out two decades ago by former prime minister Junichiro Koizumi on his historic visit to Pyongyang."Japan is prepared to engage in dialogue on matters ...

 2022-09-21 01:22 

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DR Congo leader, at UN, accuses Rwanda of aggression...

"Despite my goodwill and the Congolese people's outstretched hand for peace, some of our neighbors find no way to thank us other than supporting armed groups in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo," Tshisekedi said in a speech to the ...

 2022-09-20 23:44 

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Iran dissidents file new lawsuit against Raisi in US...

The Islamic republic's hardline president is the target of the complaint for his role as a judge in the 1980s when thousands of people were sentenced to death in the country, according to the advocacy group National Union for Democracy in Iran. The su...

 2022-09-20 23:40 

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Fate of 'gentle soul' Griner top of mind at basketball World Cup: USA coach...

Griner, a standout when the team won gold at the Tokyo Olympics last year, would ordinarily be with the squad as it attempts to claim a fourth straight title, starting Thursday against Belgium.But instead the 31-year-old is in a Russian prison, sentenced ...

 2022-09-20 22:28 

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Most pregnancy-related deaths in US are avoidable: CDC...

The study analyzed the cases of around 1,000 women who died between 2017 and 2019 due to pregnancy or related complications, up to a year after childbirth, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said."The report paints a much clearer pic...

 2022-09-20 22:26 

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Ad discrimination suit against McDonald's allowed to proceed...

Media entrepreneur Byron Allen, who is Black, has accused McDonald's of instituting a "racially discriminatory contracting process" in a lawsuit first filed in May 2021.As the owner of Entertainment Studios Networks and the Weather Group, whic...

 2022-09-20 22:10 

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Social media greenwashing by fossil fuel interests 'rampant': study...

The investigation, commissioned by Greenpeace Netherlands, involved analyzing the text and images of 2,300 posts by 22 of Europe's largest carmakers, fossil fuel producers and airlines this June and July."During this summer of record temperatures ...

 2022-09-20 21:46 

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Bills defender Jackson released from hospital after scary hit...

Cornerback Jackson collided with team-mate Tremaine Edmunds and had to be carted off the field just before half-time as the Bills routed the Titans 41-7 on Monday.Edmunds crashed into Jackson's helmet as the two players tackled an opponent.Replays sho...

 2022-09-20 21:22 

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ECB determined to stop inflation becoming 'embedded'...

The twin shocks have led to consumer price rises that are "much higher and more persistent" than expected, Christine Lagarde said in a speech in Frankfurt, adding that the central bank had to ensure sky-high inflation does not become "embedded...

 2022-09-20 20:50 

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Deeper resolve for global Presidents Cup side after LIV losses...

Having worked with more than two dozen players over the past 18 months, Immelman hopes the lost talent might help create a tighter bond among the players who will tee off starting Thursday in the team showdown at Quail Hollow."Strengthened our team fr...

 2022-09-20 20:38 

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Nine killed in campaign accident in Brazil...

The accident hit during a visit to a shipping container company in Sao Paulo state by candidates running for Congress and the state legislature, officials said.Congressional candidate Ely Santos and state legislature candidate Jones Dozinette were among t...

 2022-09-20 20:36 

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Annaud returns to Hollywood with 'Notre-Dame on Fire' festival premiere...

Now, the 78-year-old Oscar-winner behind "The Name of the Rose," "Seven Years in Tibet" and "Enemy at the Gates" is returning to Tinseltown with his latest film, "Notre-Dame On Fire" ("Notre-Dame Brule") -- a thrill...

 2022-09-20 20:04 

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Horschel says LIV must wait, change for world ranking points...

In an open letter to rankings board chairman Peter Dawson, all 48 players in last week's Chicago Invitational asked for retroactive recognition of the 54-hole, shotgun start events."An OWGR (Official World Golf Rankings) without LIV would be incom...

 2022-09-20 18:24 

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UN tackles food prices as Ukraine crisis spells disaster...

The United States joined the European Union, African Union and Spain for a meeting at the ministerial level on food prices, seen as a key factor in conflicts and instability.US Secretary of State Antony Blinken noted the effects of rising prices in some o...

 2022-09-20 18:08 

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England win Twenty20 international on first Pakistan tour in 17 years...

Opener Alex Hales hit a 40-ball 53 -- his first international after a three-year absence on a failed recreational drug test -- to anchor England's chase of a modest 159-run target in 19.2 overs.Pakistan opener Mohammad Rizwan scored 46-ball 68 to help...

 2022-09-20 18:06 

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Hertz to buy some 175,000 GM EVs through 2027...

First deliveries, which will consist of BOLT EVs and EUVs, should take place in the first quarter of 2023, according to the joint statement.Subsequent purchases will depend on how fast General Motors (GM) ramps up production of electric vehicles. The auto...

 2022-09-20 17:58 

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Kyrgyz leader seeks talks with Tajikistan after deadly clashes...

The worst violence between the two ex-Soviet countries in years erupted last week on their contested border, raising fears of a large-scale conflict. At least 94 people have been killed, according to the two governments.Kyrgyzstan President Sadyr Japarov,...

 2022-09-20 17:56 

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47 charged in Minnesota in $240 mn Covid fraud scheme...

"Today's indictments describe an egregious plot to steal public funds meant to care for children in need in what amounts to the largest pandemic relief fraud scheme yet," FBI Director Christopher Wray said.The Justice Department alleged that t...

 2022-09-20 17:00 

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Alarm grows over deadly Iran crackdown on protests...

Amini, 22, died on Friday three days after she was urgently hospitalised following her arrest by police responsible for enforcing Iran's strict dress code for women.Activists said she suffered a blow to the head in custody but this has not been confir...

 2022-09-20 16:54 

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China should do more to help avoid debt crisis: US official...

In the wake of the pandemic, many countries are facing debt distress, and China has delayed or failed to participate in multinational efforts to try to work out those borrowing loads, said Brent Neiman, counselor to the Treasury Secretary."China's...

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