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 2021-10-19 09:40 

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Singapore expands quarantine-free travel for vaccinated passengers...

Singapore on Tuesday began quarantine-free entry for fully vaccinated passengers from eight countries, part of a plan to ease restrictions as the business hub gears up to live with the coronavirus.The latest easing expanded a programme that began with vac...

 2021-10-19 09:06 

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Samples from China mission show Moon 'active' more recently than thought...

The first lunar rocks brought back to Earth in decades show the Moon was volcanically active more recently than previously thought, Chinese scientists said Tuesday.A Chinese spacecraft carried lunar rocks and soil to Earth last year -- humanity's firs...

 2021-10-19 08:46 

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Activists urge IOC to postpone 'genocide' Beijing Games...

Activists on Tuesday called for the postponement of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics as China prepared to receive the Olympic flame, a day after a protest disrupted the lighting ceremony in Olympia."This is sports-washing. There are no legitimate reas...

 2021-10-19 08:36 

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Sri Lanka reverses organic farming drive as tea suffers...

Sri Lanka on Tuesday backed down from ambitious plans to become the world's first completely organic farming nation, reversing a ban on imports of chemical fertiliser.President Gotabaya Rajapaksa had imposed a total ban on agrochemicals in May, saying...

 2021-10-19 08:04 

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Erasing racism in football has to come from top: Les Ferdinand...

Racism could be eradicated from football if the authorities cared enough, Les Ferdinand, the former Newcastle and England forward and now director of football at London club QPR, has told AFP.The 54-year-old affectionately known as "Sir Les" was o...

 2021-10-19 08:04 

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Lebanon elite united against probe seen as survival threat...

They may often squabble but Lebanon's political parties seem united in rejecting an investigation into Beirut's massive port explosion that they fear could threaten their survival, analysts say.The explosion of a huge stockpile of poorly stored fe...

 2021-10-19 07:56 

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Britain will not 'pitchfork away' China investment: PM...

Britain will not "pitchfork away" Chinese investment, despite strained relations between London and Beijing, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said in an interview published before a global financing conference on Tuesday.Ties have frayed because of cr...

 2021-10-19 07:54 

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Biles absence clears path for gymnastics' new wave...

Gymnastics superstar Simone Biles is not competing at this week's world championships in Japan, but a new generation are hoping to make a name for themselves in her absence.Biles is currently performing in "Gold Across America", a razzle-dazzl...

 2021-10-19 07:46 

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Tunisia ex-president poses as Saied's critic-in-chief...

Paris-based former Tunisian president Moncef Marzouki has emerged as a vocal critic of incumbent Kais Saied's power grab, but analysts say he may lack the popularity to lead the opposition.Saied on July 25 sacked the government, suspended the legislat...

 2021-10-19 05:38 

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Wounds persist in Spain decade after ETA ends armed struggle...

A decade after Basque separatist group ETA renounced the use of arms, the northern Spanish region is still trying to turn the page on decades of bloodshed.In a video released on October 20, 2011, three masked ETA leaders announced that the group classifie...

 2021-10-19 05:36 

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Fiji's ex-sevens coach Baber to take helm for 15s tour...

Outgoing Fiji rugby sevens coach Gareth Baber will temporarily take control of the Pacific island nation's 15s side for their upcoming European tour, team officials said Tuesday.The Welshman quit Fiji's sevens programme last week after guiding the...

 2021-10-19 05:30 

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Buoyed by pandemic boost to books, Frankfurt fair returns...

The Frankfurt book fair, the world's largest, opens its doors this week to a publishing industry in robust health after the pandemic boosted reading -- but supply chain concerns threaten to dampen the mood.After going almost fully digital last year to...

 2021-10-19 05:22 

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Five critically endangered monkeys shot dead in Vietnam...

Poachers in Vietnam have shot dead five critically endangered langurs, a type of monkey killed for bushmeat and traditional medicine, state media said Tuesday.Rangers and police found the dead grey-shanked douc langurs during a regular patrol of forests i...

 2021-10-19 05:16 

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Singapore expands quarantine-free travel for vaccinated passengers...

Singapore on Tuesday began quarantine-free entry for fully vaccinated passengers from eight countries, part of a plan to ease restrictions as the business hub gears up to live with the coronavirus.The latest easing expanded a programme that began with vac...

 2021-10-19 04:30 

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New Zealand Covid cases hit record despite vaccination push...

New Zealand recorded its highest number of daily coronavirus cases since the start of the pandemic on Tuesday as a Delta-variant outbreak that dashed the nation's "Covid Zero" hopes showed no signs of easing.Health authorities announced 94 new...

 2021-10-19 04:24 

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Relatives crowd prison after Myanmar junta protester amnesty...

Family members of Myanmar's pro-democracy prisoners crowded outside a jail Tuesday, hoping their relatives would be among thousands the junta has promised to release as it faces growing international pressure.The Southeast Asian country has been in ch...

 2021-10-19 04:22 

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King Henry treble as Titans hold off Bills in thriller...

Derrick Henry rushed for three touchdowns and the Tennessee Titans staged a nail-biting late defensive stand to score a 34-31 victory over the Buffalo Bills on Monday.Titans running back Henry produced a trademark barnstorming performance to help the Tita...

 2021-10-19 04:00 

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Schwarber slam as Boston rout Astros...

Kyle Schwarber blasted a record-breaking third grand slam as the Boston Red Sox routed the Houston Astros 12-3 to open up a 2-1 lead in baseball's American League Championship Series on Monday.Schwarber';s 430-foot blast in the bottom of the second...

 2021-10-19 03:58 

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Ecuador president declares state of emergency over drug violence...

Ecuador's President Guillermo Lasso on Monday declared a state of emergency in the country grappling with a surge in drug-related violence, and ordered the mobilization of police and military in the streets. "Starting immediately, our Armed Forces...

 2021-10-19 03:30 

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Unvaccinated players unlikely to get Australian Open visa - official...

Unvaccinated tennis stars are unlikely to get visas to play in the Australian Open, a local official warned Tuesday, throwing defending champion Novak Djokovic's participation into serious doubt.Victoria state premier Dan Andrews said he expected no e...

 2021-10-19 03:30 

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US climate envoy praises Mexico's efforts...

US special climate envoy John Kerry on Monday praised Mexico's efforts to fight global warming.Visiting a reforestation program in the southern state of Chiapas together with Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, Kerry said that combatting cl...

 2021-10-19 03:22 

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Sancho a victim of Solskjaer's struggle to strike the right balance...

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was left with no excuses in his quest to end the club's four-year trophy drought when Cristiano Ronaldo headlined starry transfer window.But the Norwegian has failed to match expectations and Saturday'...

 2021-10-19 03:00 

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Microsoft: Bill Gates warned in 2008 over 'inappropriate emails' to female employee...

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, whose departure from the tech giant in 2020 followed revelations of an affair with an employee 20 years before, had already been warned in 2008 over emails to a female staff member that were deemed inappropriate. According...

 2021-10-19 02:40 

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Time is now for Barca as bid for Champions League recovery begins...

Barcelona want to build for the future with the tantalising prospect of another group of teenage talents emerging together, but for now reality still bites. After successive 3-0 losses to Bayern Munich and Benfica in Group E, another loss at home to Dynam...

 2021-10-19 02:36 

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10 years since Kadhafi death, stability still eludes Libya...

Ten years since dictator Moamer Kadhafi was slain by Libyan rebels, the North African country is still struggling to emerge from the violence sparked by his overthrow.A year-long ceasefire and a UN-led peace process have barely papered over deep divisions...

 2021-10-19 02:28 

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Concrete: the world's 3rd largest CO2 emitter...

If concrete were a country, it would be the third largest emitter of greenhouse gases on Earth, behind only China and the United States.How can this material, essential for global housing, construction and infrastructure, be made less damaging to the plan...

 2021-10-19 02:26 

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Defensive Sane turns whistles into ovations from Bayern fans...

After he was mercilessly whistled by Bayern Munich fans in August, Leroy Sane has beefed up his defence to silence disgruntled supporters and justify his 45 million euros ($52 million) transfer from Manchester City.Sane is set to start away to Benfica in ...

 2021-10-19 02:24 

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North Korea fires ballistic missile: South's military...

North Korea fired a ballistic missile into the sea on Tuesday, South Korea's military said, the latest in a series of tests by Pyongyang as a US envoy repeated calls for dialogue.The "unidentified ballistic missile" was fired from Sinpo into t...

 2021-10-19 02:16 

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Who will form Iraq's next government?...

Iraq's October 10 elections reinforced the parliamentary strength of mercurial Shiite preacher Moqtada Sadr and saw a sharp decline in that of his adversaries, the pro-Iran Hashed al-Shaabi alliance, according to preliminary results.A final tally from...

 2021-10-19 02:16 

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Striving for sustainability in sport...

It is a sign of the times that last week's declaration by the Williams Formula One team of its aim to become a climate-positive organisation by 2030, was greeted in muted terms.It is, of course, a welcome ambition within a sport that guzzles gas and r...

 2021-10-19 02:14 

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Ex-Nazi death camp secretary who fled trial to face court...

A 96-year-old former Nazi concentration camp secretary who absconded before her trial was set to begin is due to appear in court in Germany on Tuesday.The first woman to be prosecuted for Nazi-era crimes in decades, Irmgard Furchner is charged with compli...

 2021-10-19 02:08 

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Auto sector shifts gear towards recycling parts, batteries...

From ageing electric batteries to old engines to rearview mirrors, the auto industry is revving up its recycling efforts as it faces pressure to reduce its colossal carbon footprint.The world's automakers are investing in facilities to salvage old par...

 2021-10-19 02:04 

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Matsuyama, Schauffele headline as PGA Tour golf returns to Asia...

The US PGA Tour returns to Asia for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic when Japan hosts the Zozo Championship this week, with home hero Hideki Matsuyama and Olympic gold medallist Xander Schauffele headlining a strong field.Two-time major winne...

 2021-10-19 02:00 

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Fly more, pollute less -- the great aviation conundrum...

The aviation sector is facing a great dilemma: How can it fulfil its ambition of doubling passenger numbers while meeting its goal of reducing its massive greenhouse gas emissions?Slashing pollution from the industry is among the major challenges facing t...

 2021-10-19 01:56 

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SEC report questions trading apps after GameStop frenzy...

US securities regulators studying the mysterious surge in GameStop shares in January called Monday for deeper examination of "game-like" features on some trading platforms.A Securities and Exchange Commission report examining volatility in GameSto...

 2021-10-19 01:52 

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Khalilzad, US envoy who brokered Afghan exit, quits...

Zalmay Khalilzad, the veteran US envoy whose months of patient hotel-ballroom diplomacy helped end the US war in Afghanistan but failed to prevent a Taliban takeover, resigned on Monday.In a letter to Secretary of State Antony Blinken, Khalilzad defended ...

 2021-10-19 01:50 

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Climate: Removing CO2 from the air no longer optional...

The burning question going into the Glasgow climate summit is whether major economies can, by 2050, reduce emissions enough to deliver a carbon neutral world in which humanity no longer adds planet-warming gases to the atmosphere. Less talked about -- but...

 2021-10-19 01:48 

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Ashes from Amazon transformed into city mural to raise climate awareness...

Tired of seeing the lush Amazon destroyed over many years, Brazilian street artist Mundano decided to let nature speak for itself: he painted a giant mural in Sao Paolo using ashes he collected from the scorched rainforest to raise awareness of climate ch...

 2021-10-19 01:46 

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World's longest race? 3,100 miles around a New York block...

It's the world's longest certified foot race: a 3,100-mile run that takes participants around the same New York block 5,649 times.Thousands of people have climbed Everest -- but, organizers say, just 49 have completed the Sri Chinmoy Self-Transcen...

 2021-10-19 01:16 

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Mel Brooks, 95, to write sequel to 'History of the World'...

Mel Brooks, the 95-year-old US comedy icon, is to help write a sequel for his 1981 classic film "A History of The World Part I" as an eight-part series for Hulu, the streaming service said Monday."I can't wait to once more tell the real tr...

 2021-10-19 00:40 

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Court finds Colombia responsible for rape and torture of journalist...

The Inter-American Court of Human Rights on Monday ruled that the state of Colombia bears "responsibility" for the ordeal of a female journalist who was kidnapped, raped and then tortured in 2000 by paramilitaries. The Colombian state was guilty o...

 2021-10-19 00:18 

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Missionaries seen as asset, but sometimes headache, by US...

The kidnapping of 17 missionaries in Haiti reinforces a predicament for Washington -- religious groups are often seen as an asset, going where many don't dare, but they can also find themselves in deep trouble.Gangs that brazenly rule much of the West...

 2021-10-18 22:46 

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US renews calls for talks with North Korea...

A US envoy made a new appeal Monday for talks with North Korea, insisting the United States has no hostile intent following a spike in tensions.Sung Kim, the US special representative on North Korea, met in Washington with his South Korean counterpart, No...

 2021-10-18 21:16 

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Late Lacazette equaliser spoils Vieira's Arsenal return...

Patrick Vieira nearly enjoyed a dream return to Arsenal but Alexandre Lacazette's 96th minute equaliser salvaged a 2-2 draw for the Gunners against Crystal Palace on Monday.Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's seventh-minute strike gave the hosts the perfe...

 2021-10-18 20:32 

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Goodbye Kanye West, hello Ye: judge approves name change request...

The artist formerly known as Kanye West is now officially Ye. Just Ye.A Los Angeles judge granted the 44-year-old's name change request, a communications officer at the Los Angeles Superior Court told AFP on Monday. The mercurial performer had filed t...

 2021-10-18 20:30 

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Canadian PM visits indigenous school graves...

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made a visit Monday to the indigenous community of Kamloops where the remains of 215 children were found in May at a former residential school, apologizing for not coming sooner.The visit followed strong criticisms d...

 2021-10-18 20:28 

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Lebanon Hezbollah chief says movement has 100,000 fighters...

The head of Lebanon's Hezbollah said Monday that his Iran-backed movement has 100,000 "trained" and "armed" fighters at its disposal, speaking after deadly violence in Beirut last week.Hassan Nasrallah during a televised speech accused...

 2021-10-18 20:22 

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US Justice Dept asks Supreme Court to block Texas abortion ban...

US President Joe Biden's administration, in the latest move in the battle over reproductive rights, asked the Supreme Court on Monday to block a Texas law that bans most abortions in the state.The Texas abortion law is "clearly unconstitutional...

 2021-10-18 20:12 

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New bitcoin-linked security to premiere on Wall Street...

Bitcoin will take another step closer to mainstream investing Tuesday with the launch of a new security Tuesday on the New York Stock Exchange.ProShares, a leader in exchange traded funds, a type of investment linked to an index, will unveil the bitcoin f...

 2021-10-18 20:08 

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US accuses Maduro of putting extradited businessman above country...

The United States on Monday criticized Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro's suspension of dialogue with the opposition, saying he was putting the fate of an extradited businessman accused of money laundering above the country's future.State Departme...

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