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 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...

 2022-09-20 16:42 

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Prosecutors seek jail time for French rugby boss in graft trial...

The 58-year-old former France coach is accused of favouritism in awarding a shirt sponsor contract for the national side to a close friend, Mohed Altrad, the billionaire owner of Top 14 champions Montpellier.As the trial neared its close, prosecutors said...

 2022-09-20 16:38 

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Spain PM condemns Atletico over Vinicius racism incident...

The club later released a statement saying the abuse was "unacceptable4; and that they would will not stop until the culprits were found and banned.Some sectors of the crowd chanted "You are a monkey, Vinicius, you are a monkey," before and...

 2022-09-20 16:36 

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Twitter to depose Elon Musk ahead of buyout deal trial...

The Tesla chief will be deposed under oath for two days and maybe even a third if needed, in sessions that are to be recorded by "stenographic, sound and visual means," according to the filing.Musk's deposition is set to take place privately i...

 2022-09-20 16:34 

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Germany in 'final discussions' over Uniper nationalisation...

Uniper was in "final discussions" over a deal with the German government and its majority shareholder, the Finnish state-owned energy company Fortum, it said in a statement.Under the plan being discussed, the German government would "acquire t...

 2022-09-20 16:28 

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How the new bivalent Covid vaccines work...

Here's what you need to know about these "bivalent" vaccines, which means they also still target the original strain that emerged in the Chinese city of Wuhan in 2019.Mutating to evade immunityTwo of the first vaccines developed to fight the o...

 2022-09-20 16:24 

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Three dead in Iran protests over Amini's death: governor...

Public anger has grown in Iran since authorities on Friday announced the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini, after her arrest by the police unit responsible for enforcing a strict dress code for women.The death of Amini, who had fallen into a coma after bei...

 2022-09-20 16:12 

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Two dead, buildings damaged after Mexico earthquake...

A woman died of injuries caused by a falling wall in Manzanillo in the western state of Colima, civil defense national coordinator Laura Velazquez told reporters.A man had been killed by falling debris in a shopping center in the same city due to Monday&#...

 2022-09-20 14:38 

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Moscow-held Ukraine regions to vote on annexation by Russia...

Separatist authorities in the eastern Donetsk and Lugansk regions, as well as in the southern Kherson region, said they would hold the vote over five days beginning Friday this week and ending on Tuesday.These territories are on the frontlines of a sweepi...

 2022-09-20 14:30 

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Raptors owner Tannebaum re-elected NBA board chairman...

Tanenbaum, long-time chairman of the ownership group for the Raptors, NHL Toronto Maple Leafs and Major League Soccer's Toronto FC, has been chair of the NBA's team owners panel since 2017, two years before the Raptors won their first NBA crown.&#...

 2022-09-20 14:24 

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In Iran, rare criticism of 'morality police' after Amini death...

Public anger has grown since authorities on Friday announced Amini's death following her arrest by the police unit responsible for enforcing Iran's strict dress code for women, including the wearing of the headscarf covering their hair in public.A...

 2022-09-20 13:18 

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Israeli researchers find opium residue in 3,500-year-old pottery...

The joint investigation by the Israel Antiquities Authority and Weizmann Institute of Science began in 2012 when excavations in the central Israeli town of Yehud revealed a series of Late Bronze Age graves.Researchers found pottery vessels at the site tha...

 2022-09-20 12:14 

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Osaka 'really scared' after Saville retires with knee injury...

Australian Saville retired from their first-round encounter after hurting her left knee hitting a cross-court forehand in the second game of the match.The world number 55 yelled out "my knee" before dropping to the ground in agony, and Osaka rushe...

 2022-09-20 12:06 

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Palestinian Authority arrest raid sparks deadly West Bank clashes...

A statement from the security forces confirmed the death of bystander Firas Yaish and said they were "waiting for a medical report," on the circumstances of his killing. He was killed "in a place where no security personnel were present," ...

 2022-09-20 11:52 

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Recovering Barca predict 1.3 billion euro revenue...

The Spanish side have been under great economic stress in recent years but gained financial leverage this summer with a string of operations which allowed them to strengthen the team.Barca signed Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski, Sevilla defender ...

 2022-09-20 11:48 

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Missing Madeleine's parents lose case against Portuguese inspector...

Her disappearance sparked a Europe-wide search and several police investigations, which led last year to a convicted sex offender in Germany.Police initially suspected that the child, known as Maddie, might have died accidentally and that her parents, Ger...

 2022-09-20 11:46 

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Movies back in Indian Kashmir, decades after cinema closures...

India has been fortifying its control over the strife-torn Muslim-majority region after a grinding conflict between security forces and insurgents fighting for independence or a merger with neighbouring Pakistan.Most cinemas were shut down by rebel groups...

 2022-09-20 11:16 

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Eleven schoolchildren killed in Myanmar air strike: UNICEF...

Myanmar has been in chaos since the military seized power in a coup in February last year, with nearly 2,300 civilians killed in a crackdown on dissent according to a local monitoring group.The Sagaing region in the country's northwest has seen some o...

 2022-09-20 11:06 

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Sensitive offshore gas field key to Israel's energy strategy...

Israel and Lebanon, still technically at war, have engaged in on-off US mediated talks since 2020 to delineate their Mediterranean border, which could allow both countries to boost offshore natural gas exploration. But the Karish gas field has emerged as ...

 2022-09-20 11:04 

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Hong Kong arrests harmonica player for sedition at queen vigil...

Crowds of Hong Kongers have queued to pay tribute to Britain's late monarch this week, some expressing nostalgia for the city's colonial past at a time when Beijing is seeking to purge dissent.Hundreds gathered outside the consulate on Monday even...

 2022-09-20 11:00 

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Injury forces Wales full-back Williams out of autumn Tests...

The British and Irish Lions full-back was hurt midway through the first half of his side's 20-13 victory over Munster on Saturday.He has undergone surgery and faces a recovery period of up to four months, his club said.Wales face New Zealand, Argentin...

 2022-09-20 10:50 

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Steyn to start at fly-half for Springboks against Argentina...

The 35-year-old utility back, a World Cup winner with the Springboks in 2007 and 2019, starts after Handre Pollard, Elton Jantjies and Damian Willemse were ruled out. First choice Pollard is injured, Jantjies was dropped from the squad last week after rep...

 2022-09-20 10:20 

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Concern mounts at 'lethal' Iran crackdown on protests...

Mahsa 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 ...

 2022-09-20 10:14 

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McDonald's re-opens in war-torn Ukraine, but for delivery only...

The US burger chain said in a statement earlier that after talks with Ukrainian officials, security specialists and suppliers" it would re-open at first for delivery only.AFP reporters on Tuesday saw a queue of delivery company employees outside one o...

 2022-09-20 10:12 

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Facebook parent Meta in EU setback against German rules...

Meta's challenge came after it was banned by the German authority from collecting data from its various services including Instagram and WhatsApp, and linking the information to the Facebook account of the user for advertising purposes.The German Fede...

 2022-09-20 10:08 

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National mourning ends in Britain after queen's funeral...

Around a quarter of a million people queued round the clock to view the queen's coffin as it lay in state in the days leading up to the funeral, the UK government said.Liz Truss, appointed prime minister by the queen just two days before she died on S...

 2022-09-20 09:44 

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Spain's domestic staff fight to end discrimination...

"They would always ask me to do more and more and more, as if I were a machine," she told AFP of her employers at a house in Madrid. Within a collective of domestic workers, this 39-year-old Mexican has been trying to assert her basic rights to ha...

 2022-09-20 09:28 

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Hungary's anti-graft measures to get blocked EU funds...

Here are key questions regarding the issue:What to expect from the reforms?The government tabled amendments in parliament on Monday with more to follow on Friday for a total of 17 key changes, which are expected to be waved through.The measures aim to cre...

 2022-09-20 08:30 

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Palestinian Authority arrest raid sparks West Bank clashes...

There were reports that a bystander, 53-year-old Firas Yaish, was killed in the crossfire but the Palestinian health ministry had not yet confirmed the death. A tweet, purportedly from Yaish's cousin Kawther, said it was "mourning" Firas's...

 2022-09-20 08:08 

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Uganda declares first Ebola death since 2019...

"The confirmed case is a 24 year old male... (who) presented with EVD symptoms and later succumbed," the ministry said on Twitter, using an abbreviation for Ebola virus disease.In a statement released earlier on Tuesday, the World Health Organizat...

 2022-09-20 08:00 

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Khmer Rouge war crimes court winds up with survivors still hurting...

The Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) will on Thursday give its judgment in the appeal by 91-year-old former head of state Khieu Samphan against his 2018 conviction for genocide and crimes against humanity. It will be the last verdic...

 2022-09-20 07:54 

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Ban on saliva to shine cricket balls made permanent by ICC...

And the running out of the non-striker will no longer be classed under "unfair play" after a raft of rule changes from October 1 were endorsed by a meeting of the ICC chief executives' committee.Next month's T20 World Cup in Australia will...

 2022-09-20 07:34 

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Asian markets see rare rally but caution rules as Fed hike nears...

Global equities have taken a severe body blow in recent weeks as central banks struggle to rein in stubbornly high inflation, Russia continues its war in Ukraine and China's economic woes darken the mood across trading floors.With the main concern bei...

 2022-09-20 07:32 

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Eleven schoolchildren killed in Myanmar air strike: UNICEF...

Myanmar has been in chaos since the military seized power in a coup in February last year, with nearly 2,300 civilians killed in a crackdown on dissent according to a local monitoring group.The Sagaing region in the country's northwest has seen some o...

 2022-09-20 07:30 

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SpaceX wants to bring satellite internet to Iran: Musk...

"Starlink will apply for an exemption from sanctions against Iran," Musk said in response to a tweet from a science reporter.Musk had initially announced that the Starlink satellite internet service had been made available on every continent -- &#...

 2022-09-20 06:50 

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Cane doubtful for All Blacks after cutting short training...

Cane came off after a blow to the head early in New Zealand's 39-37 win over Australia in Melbourne on Thursday when the All Blacks secured the Bledisloe Cup for the 20th season in a row.Coach Ian Foster said Cane had passed a Head Injury Assessment (...

 2022-09-20 06:12 

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Matteo and Giorgia: Italy's far-right rivals set for power...

Final opinion polls last week put Meloni's post-fascist Brothers of Italy at more than 24 percent ahead of Sunday's election, around twice that of Salvini's anti-immigration League.Such a result on election day would allow her to claim the pos...

 2022-09-20 05:48 

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Too weak to cry: famine looms over Somalia's children...

The Horn of Africa nation is on the brink of a second famine in just over a decade, enduring its worst drought in 40 years after failed rainy seasons since late 2020 wiped out crops and livestock.With a fifth monsoon forecast to fail, the United Nations w...

 2022-09-20 05:46 

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French leader to meet Iran's Raisi to urge revival of deal...

The Elysee Palace said Macron will meet President Ebrahim Raisi on Tuesday on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York and with US President Joe Biden the next day."We'll see what this week brings," French Foreign Minister Catherin...

 2022-09-20 05:30 

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Twilight of the Tigris: Iraq's mighty river drying up...

But today the Tigris is dying.Human activity and climate change have choked its once mighty flow through Iraq, where -- with its twin river the Euphrates -- it made Mesopotamia a cradle of civilisation thousands of years ago.Iraq may be oil-rich but the c...

 2022-09-20 04:50 

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Four feared dead after typhoon hits Japan...

The storm system made landfall by the southwestern city of Kagoshima on Sunday night, and dumped heavy rain across the Kyushu region before moving along the west coast.By Tuesday morning, it was downgraded to an extratropical cyclone as it crossed to the ...

 2022-09-20 04:48 

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Anti-terror probe of Tunisia opposition chief delayed...

Ennahdha categorically denies the claims that its leader, Rached Ghannouchi, and Tunisia's former prime minister Ali Laarayedh were involved in sending jihadist militants to Syria and Iraq.The accusations have resurfaced after President Kais Saied tig...

 2022-09-20 04:44 

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Hong Kong to further relax covid restrictions 'soon': city leader...

"We will make a decision soon and announce to the public," chief executive John Lee told reporters. "We want to be connected with the different places in the world. We would like to have an orderly opening up," he added.Hong Kong has adher...

 2022-09-20 04:42 

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Covid curbs leave Hong Kong musicians on their 'last dollar'...

The coronavirus has battered live performances around the world, especially in the first 18 months of the pandemic, but nowhere has that hardship lasted longer than in Hong Kong.While gigs, festivals and international touring have returned with a vengeanc...

 2022-09-20 03:54 

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Sport leaders eye Africa as talent source, investment target...

But more government and private-sector partnerships are needed to turbo-charge African sports and bring young players into top-tier leagues of football, basketball and even American football, participants at a business forum said Monday.In the event on th...

 2022-09-20 03:24 

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Fear, defiance as fighting rages in Myanmar's north...

Corrugated roofs, support beams and cooking utensils are all that remain amid the ash in the village in northwestern Sagaing -- an area which has seen some of the fiercest fighting against the military's power grab.Rare footage obtained by AFP shows a...

 2022-09-20 02:40 

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Allen, Diggs spark Bills in Titans rout...

Bills quarterback Allen was at his swaggering best in an emphatic win for Buffalo, finishing with 317 passing yards from 26-of-38 completions.The win made it two wins out of two for Buffalo, who opened the season with a 31-10 drubbing of the reigning Supe...

 2022-09-20 02:28 

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Misinformation shrouds Philippine martial law era horrors...

But Marcos, who presided over widespread abuses and corruption during his 20 years in power, denied the lawyer's visit to the Philippines ever happened.Decades later the dictator's claim -- debunked by AFP and others -- has resurfaced on social me...

 2022-09-20 02:14 

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Nations League games offer last chance to prepare for World Cup...

Holding the World Cup in the middle of the European season is having major consequences for clubs but also for coaches of national teams.While domestic competitions bear the brunt of the upheaval to the calendar as they are forced to halt a week before th...

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