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 2021-10-18 13:04 

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Police disperse Sudan pro-army rally outside PM's office...

Police fired teargas Monday at pro-army protesters in Sudan's capital Khartoum outside the office of Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok, AFP journalists said, on the third day of anti-government demonstrations."Riot police repelled an attempted assault...

 2021-10-18 13:00 

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Bayern's Hernandez given until October 28 to enter prison...

Bayern Munich defender Lucas Hernandez has until October 28 to enter prison "voluntarily"; after he appeared before a Madrid court on Monday for violating a restraining order in 2017.France left-back Hernandez has 10 days from Monday to enter priso...

 2021-10-18 11:58 

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Campher's four-in-four helps Ireland dismiss Netherlands for 106...

Ireland fast bowler Curtis Campher took four wickets in four balls to help bowl out the Netherlands for just 106 in a first round match of the Twenty20 World Cup on Monday.Campher took a hat-trick and then struck again to return figures of 4-26 in the Gro...

 2021-10-18 11:50 

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Malinga, Rashid, Campher: The T20 four-in-four club...

Ireland seam bowler Curtis Campher on Monday became only the third man to take four wickets in four balls in a Twenty20 International.The 22-year-old Campher sent back Colin Ackermann, Ryan ten Doeschate and Scott Edwards for a hat-trick and then bowled R...

 2021-10-18 11:50 

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Real Madrid star Benzema goes on trial in sextape case...

Real Madrid forward Karim Benzema goes on trial in France on Wednesday accused of complicity in the attempted blackmail of former international teammate Mathieu Valbuena in a case known as the "sextape affair".Benzema, 33, stands accused of helpin...

 2021-10-18 11:46 

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Air strikes hit capital of Ethiopia's Tigray: sources...

Ethiopian forces hit the Tigrayan capital of Mekele with air strikes on Monday, humanitarian officials and diplomats told AFP, in a new phase of the nearly year-long war in the country's north.They are the first reported air raids in Mekele since the ...

 2021-10-18 11:42 

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Toyota to invest $3.4 bn into US battery production...

The world's biggest carmaker Toyota unveiled plans on Monday to invest $3.4 billion into automotive batteries in the United States and build a factory in the country for their production.The 10-year investment is part of a project announced last month...

 2021-10-18 11:32 

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With nuclear talks on hold, Iran's Raisi tours countryside...

While the world impatiently awaits Iran's return to nuclear talks, ultraconservative new President Ebrahim Raisi has instead turned his sights inward, campaigning to build support in the provinces.Elected in a vote marked by a record low turnout, the ...

 2021-10-18 11:28 

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Ireland's Campher takes four wickets in four balls at T20 World Cup...

Ireland fast bowler Curtis Campher claimed four wickets in four balls to rattle the Netherlands in a first round match of the Twenty20 World Cup on Monday.Campher sent back Colin Ackermann (11), Ryan ten Doeschate (0) and Scott Edwards (0) for a hat-trick...

 2021-10-18 11:24 

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Tibet activists unfurl flag at Beijing Winter Olympics flame ceremony...

Activists unfurled a Tibetan flag and a banner that said "no genocide" at the flame-lighting ceremony for the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics in Greece on Monday.The demonstrators produced the flag and the banner during the ceremony in Olympia attend...

 2021-10-18 10:16 

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Activists unfurl Tibet flag at Beijing Olympics flame ceremony...

Activists unfurled a Tibetan flag and a banner that said "no genocide" at the flame-lighting ceremony for the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics in Greece on Monday.The demonstrators produced the flag and the banner following the ceremony in Olympia att...

 2021-10-18 09:52 

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Fire breaks out in Kuwait's largest oil refinery...

A fire broke out Monday in Kuwait's largest oil refinery, causing several injuries but no interruptions to site operations or petrol exports.Plumes of smoke rose above the Mina al-Ahmadi facility, located on the Gulf coast just opposite Iran, about 40...

 2021-10-18 09:32 

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Kenyan running star's husband in court over her killing...

The husband of Kenyan distance running star Agnes Tirop appeared in court on Monday as a suspect in her killing, and was remanded in custody for almost three weeks.Ibrahim, commonly known as Emmanuel, Rotich, was arrested last week in the coastal town of ...

 2021-10-18 09:22 

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Afghanistan-wide polio vaccination starts next month: UN...

Afghanistan will kick off its first countrywide polio immunisation campaign in years next month to protect millions of unvaccinated children, the UN said Monday.The United Nations' health and children's agencies said the campaign to vaccinate agai...

 2021-10-18 09:04 

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Federer drops out of top 10 as Norrie climbs rankings...

Roger Federer dropped out of the top 10 in the ATP rankings on Monday for the first time in almost five years, as newly-crowned Indian Wells champion Cameron Norrie jumped 11 spots.Federer, 40, has not played due to a right knee injury since losing in the...

 2021-10-18 08:48 

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'Skinny guy' to 'Pakistan life-saver': Shoaib eyes World Cup big finish...

When Shoaib Malik takes the field for Pakistan in the Twenty20 World Cup, the 39-year-old all-rounder could be forgiven for feeling his age.When Malik made his international debut in 1999, current teammates such as pace spearheads Shaheen Shah Afridi and ...

 2021-10-18 08:30 

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Apple supplier Foxconn unveils electric vehicles...

Taiwanese tech giant Foxconn unveiled three electric vehicles on Monday, boosting its bid to be a major player in the rapidly expanding EV market as it seeks companies to partner with.The world's largest contract electronics maker, Foxconn already pla...

 2021-10-18 08:22 

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UK MPs to pay tribute to slain colleague in parliament...

British lawmakers will on Monday pay tributes in parliament to their fallen colleague David Amess, as counter-terrorism police probed whether a suspect arrested was motivated by Islamist extremism. Veteran Conservative MP Amess, who was 69, was stabbed to...

 2021-10-18 08:10 

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Under Taliban, Kabul's drug addicts forced into withdrawal...

With shaved heads, oversized tunics and the terrified gaze of the hunted, the drug addicts rounded up by the Taliban brace for 45 days of painful withdrawal.For some, the hardliners' raids may potentially help them cast off the yoke of addiction.But f...

 2021-10-18 07:42 

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UK gymnast Downie returns 'burnt out' but defiant after Olympic heartbreak...

Becky Downie said that she was "burnt out" but proud after competing at the world championships in Japan on Monday, following a turbulent year for the British gymnast that included the death of her brother.The 29-year-old Downie was controversiall...

 2021-10-18 06:28 

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Myanmar to free more than 5,000 jailed for anti-coup protests: junta chief...

Myanmar will release more than 5,000 people jailed for protesting against a February coup which ousted the civilian government, the country's junta chief said Monday.A total of 5,636 prisoners will be freed to mark the Thadingyut festival later in Oct...

 2021-10-18 06:26 

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Facebook announces 10,000 EU jobs to build 'metaverse'...

Facebook on Monday announced plans to hire 10,000 people in the European Union to build the "metaverse", a virtual reality version of the internet that the tech giant sees as the future.Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has been a leading voice in Sili...

 2021-10-18 05:40 

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Elton John: 'I'm more excited about music than ever'...

Elton John might be 74 and struggling with a dodgy hip, but his musical taste remains far cooler than most guys half his age. While most ageing rockstars are happy to rehash the sounds of their glory days, Sir Elton is more likely to be found in a studio ...

 2021-10-18 03:30 

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US defence chief in Georgia for military talks...

US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin landed in Georgia Monday on the first leg of a visit to three allies on the Black Sea, aiming to deliver a message of support against threats from Russia.The first Pentagon chief to visit since 2014, Austin will seek to r...

 2021-10-18 03:16 

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Gawky teen star wins new fans for Japan's 'game of generals'...

Shogi, the Japanese chess variant known as the "game of generals", is enjoying a wave of popularity in its homeland thanks to a gawky teenage prodigy with a rock-star following.Sota Fujii's incredible success and quirky charm have made him a h...

 2021-10-18 03:14 

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Asian markets drop on inflation woes, China growth slows further...

Asian markets struggled Monday as inflation concerns returned to the fore, with commodity prices rallying and central banks preparing to roll back their ultra-loose monetary policies.Adding to the grey mood was data showing growth in China's economy, ...

 2021-10-18 02:46 

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Energy-stricken S.Africa weighs need to save climate and keep lights on...

When you fly into Johannesburg, solar panels seem to gleam everywhere, from the roofs of mansions and small township homes alike.But those glittering 21st-century panels mask South Africa's dependence on a dirty 19th-century energy source: coal. Like ...

 2021-10-18 02:40 

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'Running out of time': Asia struggles to kick coal addiction...

Smokestacks belch noxious fumes into the air from a massive coal-fired power plant on the Indonesian coast, a stark illustration of Asia's addiction to the fossil fuel which is threatening climate targets. Asia-Pacific accounts for about three-quarter...

 2021-10-18 02:34 

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China growth slides to 4.9% in third quarter...

China's economic growth tumbled more than expected in the third quarter, official data showed Monday, as the property sector struggled with tighter policy measures and an energy crisis loomed.After a swift coronavirus bounceback, recovery in the world...

 2021-10-18 02:16 

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Man goes on trial over plane death of footballer Sala...

A man charged in connection with the death of Argentine footballer Emiliano Sala in a light aircraft crash in 2019 will go on trial in Cardiff on Monday.David Henderson was charged last year for endangering the safety of an aircraft and attempting to disc...

 2021-10-18 02:04 

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Britain's Norrie beats Basilashvili to claim Indian Wells title...

Cameron Norrie's breakthrough season reached a high point in the California desert on Sunday with a 3-6, 6-4, 6-1 win over Nikoloz Basilashvili to become the first Briton to win the ATP Indian Wells title.Norrie rallied from a set down to earn his car...

 2021-10-18 02:02 

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Pro-Iran Hashed punished in Iraq vote...

Iraq's election was a disaster for the pro-Iranian former paramilitary force Hashed al-Shaabi, with voters desperate for an economic recovery rather than shows of military muscle.According to preliminary results the Conquest (Fatah) Alliance, the poli...

 2021-10-18 01:46 

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Rejuvenated LeBron, Lakers eye return to NBA summit...

LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers launch their bid to return to the summit of the NBA on Tuesday with a new roster and a rejuvenated mindset after a badly needed first full off-season in two years.A year ago, James had only just finished leading the...

 2021-10-18 01:44 

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Bucks celebrate title, Nets go without Irving as NBA opens...

Giannis Antetokounmpo chases another title, the Brooklyn Nets move on without Kyrie Irving and LeBron James unveils his new supporting cast when the 2021-22 NBA season begins Tuesday.The NBA's 75th anniversary campaign tips off with the Brooklyn Nets ...

 2021-10-18 01:32 

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From oil to renewables, winds of change blow on Scottish islands...

In the far north of the United Kingdom, where the wind blows and the sea rages, the islands of Orkney and Shetland have long relied on oil and gas for prosperity.But as supplies dwindle and the fight against climate change becomes more urgent, the islands...

 2021-10-18 01:26 

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Three white Americans go on trial in death of black jogger...

Three white men in the US state of Georgia will go on trial Monday in the high-profile shooting death of a Black jogger that sparked a national outcry and helped fuel last summer's social justice protests.Gregory McMichael, 65, his son Travis, 35, and...

 2021-10-18 01:26 

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Mining firm, eco-activists battle over unique Chile archipelago...

The Humboldt archipelago off the northern Pacific coast of Chile is a "natural treasure" and refuge for unique species of fauna, including a particular type of penguin and an otter on the brink of extinction.But its fragile ecosystem is under thre...

 2021-10-18 00:30 

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McIlroy captures 20th US PGA title with victory at Vegas...

Rory McIlroy captured his 20th career US PGA Tour title on Sunday, firing a six-under par 66 to win the CJ Cup by one stroke over Collin Morikawa.Disappointed by a poor performance at last month's Ryder Cup and his struggles after trying to match the ...

 2021-10-17 23:48 

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Spain's Badosa beats Azarenka to capture Indian Wells title...

Paula Badosa demonstrated her mental toughness to become the Indian Wells champion in her desert debut on Sunday with a hard-fought, three-set victory over two-time champ Victoria Azarenka.The Spaniard, who had not lost a set since her first match of the ...

 2021-10-17 22:18 

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Who said what in sport this weekend...

Who said what in sport this weekend:"Right now the value of those tickets is ridiculously high. So that's all I know, friends asking me for tickets left, right and centre, I refused."-- India cricket captain Virat Kohli on demand for tickets f...

 2021-10-17 22:14 

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Facebook announces 10,000 EU jobs to build 'metaverse'...

Facebook on Monday announced plans to hire 10,000 people in the European Union to build the "metaverse", a virtual reality version of the internet that the tech giant sees as the future.Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has been a leading voice in Sili...

 2021-10-17 21:20 

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Chiefs rally for gritty win over Washington, Jags end skid...

The Kansas City Chiefs "dug down deep" for a 31-13 come-from-behind NFL victory over the Washington Football Team that moved them back to .500 for the NFL season on Sunday.A week after the Chiefs fell to the Buffalo Bills in a rematch of last seas...

 2021-10-17 20:18 

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Five great Twenty 20 World Cup upsets...

Five great Twenty20 World Cup upsets after Scotland defeated Bangladesh by six runs on Sunday:Netherlands v England, 2009-- In the 2009 tournament opener, the Netherlands pulled off a sensational four-wicket win over England at Lord's, the 'Home o...

 2021-10-17 19:32 

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Spurs spoil Newcastle's Saudi party...

Newcastle's new dawn under the ownership of the Saudi sovereign wealth fund got off to a disappointing start as Tottenham silenced St James' Park with a 3-2 win on Sunday.The defeat leaves Newcastle still in the relegation zone without a Premier L...

 2021-10-17 19:28 

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Great Scots stun Bangladesh as T20 World Cup starts...

Scotland pulled off a shock six-run victory over Bangladesh at the Twenty20 World Cup on Sunday as Oman handed debutants Papua New Guinea a 10-wicket rout.In the unlikely surroundings of a 3,000-seat stadium on the outskirts of Muscat, after the global sh...

 2021-10-17 19:12 

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Napoli re-take top spot in Italy...

Napoli returned to the top of Serie A on Sunday after Nigerian international Victor Osimhen scored the only goal in a hard-fought 1-0 win against Torino.AC Milan had moved to the top of the table after battling back from two goals down to beat Hellas Vero...

 2021-10-17 19:08 

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'Halloween Kills' does just that at N.America box office...

It's that time of year: Films about death, dying and carnage topped the North American box office this weekend, led by Universal's "Halloween Kills" with a strong opening take of $50.4 million, industry watcher Exhibitor Relations reported...

 2021-10-17 19:00 

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Conservative mayor Marki-Zay wins run-off to challenge Hungary's Orban...

Peter Marki-Zay, a conservative provincial mayor, was chosen as the unified opposition challenger to Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban at next year's election, after winning a primary vote Sunday, according to partial results. Marki-Zay, a practis...

 2021-10-17 17:44 

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Sri Lanka coach Arthur admits T20 qualifier will be 'cutthroat'...

Sri Lanka coach Mickey Arthur believes the battle to reach the Super 12 stage of the T20 World Cup will be "cutthroat".The 2014 champions tackle debutants Namibia on Monday in their first match of a qualifying round which also features Ireland and...

 2021-10-17 17:44 

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Itoje back in style as Saracens crush Bath...

Saracens powered to an incredible 71-17 rout of Bath as Maro Itoje made a try-scoring return to the English Premiership on Sunday.Itoje was playing in the top-flight for the first time in 12 months after Saracens' salary cap breaches forced the club&#...

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