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 2021-11-17 17:16 

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Biden asks government regulator to examine high gas prices...

The president last week named inflation as among his top priorities after data showed it reaching a 30-year high last month, fueling a slump in his public approval as prices for a range of goods, including gas, increase.In a letter to the Federal Trade Co...

 2021-11-17 16:54 

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Ten bodies found in migrant boat off Libya: charity...

The charity's Geo Barents rescue ship pulled 99 people from the sinking boat on Tuesday before making the gruesome discovery in the lower deck."At the bottom of the overcrowded wooden boat, 10 people were found dead," tweeted the charity, know...

 2021-11-17 16:12 

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Man City's Mendy in court charged with two more rape charges...

The 27-year-old defender is facing six allegations of rape and one of sexual assault, after the new charges were added on Tuesday.The offences are alleged to been committed on four women over the age of 16 at his home in Prestbury, northwest England, betw...

 2021-11-17 16:12 

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Five shot dead as thousands protest against Sudan coup...

The fatalities in Khartoum raised to 29 the death toll from unrest since the October 25 military takeover, according to the independent Central Committee of Sudanese Doctors.Several rallies broke out across the capital, even though telephone lines were cu...

 2021-11-17 16:10 

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Queen Elizabeth II's appearances in the last month...

Here is a timeline of a tough month for Britain's longest-reigning monarch that has raised public concerns for her health.- October 19: the Queen is all smiles at a Windsor Castle reception for guests at a government international donors conference, a...

 2021-11-17 16:06 

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US drug overdoses topped 100,000 for first time, data shows...

"As we continue to make strides to defeat the COVID-19 pandemic, we cannot overlook this epidemic of loss, which has touched families and communities across the country," President Joe Biden said in a statement.Overall, opioids accounted for 75,67...

 2021-11-17 16:02 

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Guptill, Chapman propel New Zealand to 164 against India in first T20...

New India captain Rohit Sharma won the toss and asked the visitors to bat, with seamer Bhuvneshwar Kumar striking in the first over by clean bowling Daryl Mitchell for a duck in front of a packed crowd.But a 109-run second-wicket partnership between Gupti...

 2021-11-17 15:54 

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Syrian star Souleyman detained in Turkey...

Souleyman was brought in for questioning in the southern Turkish city of Sanliurfa, where he has been running a bakery since escaping Syria's decade-long civil war in 2011, said the manager, who asked not to be identified.Souleyman was being questione...

 2021-11-17 15:50 

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'One thing that doesn't change is the desire to fight', says Alves...

A grinning Alves bowed, waved and kissed the badge in front of adoring Barca supporters chanting his name, before signing a contract on the pitch alongside club president Joan Laporta.In a press conference shortly afterwards, Laporta even kept open the po...

 2021-11-17 15:32 

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Man Utd wage bill soars after Ronaldo return...

Figures for the first quarter of the 2021/22 financial year show a rise of 16.6 million ($22 million) in "employee benefit expenses" compared with the corresponding period of the previous year.The total amount spent on salaries during the quarter ...

 2021-11-17 15:32 

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EU should prepare for more migrant crises: border chief...

Frontex chief Fabrice Leggeri also said the agency was working with Polish authorities to organise repatriations of up to 1,700 migrants to Iraq by charter flights in the coming weeks."This is not the first time that the EU has been faced with attempt...

 2021-11-17 15:28 

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Bayern Munich hit by fresh Covid scare...

Stanisic, who is fully vaccinated, tested positive on his return to Munich after playing in Croatia's 1-0 victory over Russia on Sunday when the 2018 runners-up booked their place at next year's World Cup."The defender is fully vaccinated and ...

 2021-11-17 15:28 

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Cuban dissident Yunior Garcia in Spain after failed demo...

"We confirm that he has arrived with his wife, on a tourist visa," a government source told AFP.Garcia is the founder of Cuban opposition group Archipelago which has called for protesters to take to the streets dressed in white.A planned demonstra...

 2021-11-17 15:04 

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England fly-half Ford swaps Leicester for Sale...

The 28-year-old, who has won 77 caps for England, has signed a three-year deal at the club, based in the northwest of the country."It has been the most difficult decision of my career," Ford said in a statement from Premiership leaders Leicester.&...

 2021-11-17 15:04 

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US, Japan create forum to resolve trade frictions...

The US-Japan Partnership on Trade will begin regular meetings early next year, according to a joint statement, and represents the latest step by President Joe Biden's administration to rebuild the diplomatic ties dismantled by his predecessor Donald T...

 2021-11-17 15:02 

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Djokovic reaches ATP Finals semis by thrashing Rublev...

The world number one, bidding to equal Roger Federer's record of six titles at the season-ending event, brushed aside fifth seed Rublev 6-3, 6-2 to secure his 50th match win of the year.Djokovic, thanks to successive straight-sets victories, has wrapp...

 2021-11-17 14:58 

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Rafiq predicts 'floodgates' will open in cricket racism crisis...

Pakistan-born Rafiq told MPs on the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport committee on Tuesday how racist language was "constantly" used during his two spells at the county club. The 30-year-old, who had dreamed of playing for England, said the sport ...

 2021-11-17 14:14 

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US homebuilding took a pause in October...

Housing builds started last month dropped 0.7 percent to a seasonally-adjusted annual rate of 1.52 million units, the Commerce Department reported, which was less than forecast and the second consecutive monthly drop.Single-family homes led the slowdown w...

 2021-11-17 13:36 

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American duo Morikawa, Horschel target Race To Dubai title...

A new European Tour No.1 is sure to be crowned this week, with only six players in the 53-man field having a mathematical chance to win the Harry Vardon Trophy.World No.2 Morikawa, holds a slim 236-point advantage at the top of the standings over compatri...

 2021-11-17 12:56 

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Israel court jails Spanish aid worker for funding militant group...

The military said Rashmawi, 63, had confessed to her role as a "fundraiser for the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine," a group blamed for previous attacks on Israelis, a claim she rejected via her lawyer.The court confirmed the sentenc...

 2021-11-17 12:38 

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EU plans to ban food imports from deforested areas...

The draft law, which Brussels wants to turn into binding rules for all 27 European Union nations, would require companies show their soy, beef, palm oil, cocoa, coffee and wood products are certified "deforestation-free".It follows an internationa...

 2021-11-17 12:26 

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Federer hopes to return one last time from mid-2022...

The 20-time Grand Slam champion, who turned 40 in August, is working his way back from a persistent right knee injury that restricted him to just five tournaments this year.Federer said the Australian Open in January was out of the question, while partici...

 2021-11-17 12:22 

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UK climate activists jailed over traffic-blocking protests...

Eight of the activists from the Insulate Britain group, aged between 20 and 58, received prison terms ranging from three months to four months, after a hearing at the High Court in London.A ninth was handed a six-month term after telling the court he will...

 2021-11-17 12:22 

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UN nuclear chief to visit Tehran Monday: Iran atomic agency...

International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) chief Rafael Grossi had expressed concern on November 12 over the lack of contact with the Iranian government, describing it as "astonishing";.He said he had hoped to meet Iranian officials ahead of the nex...

 2021-11-17 12:10 

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UK inflation spikes to ten-year high on energy costs...

The annual rate jumped to 4.2 percent, the highest level since November 2011, the Office for National Statistics said.That followed 3.1 percent in September and was more than double the Bank of England's 2.0-percent target.In reaction, the pound jumpe...

 2021-11-17 11:46 

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Kashmir families demand bodies of men killed during search...

Police said the men died in "crossfire" on Monday during a shoot-out alongside two suspected rebels also killed in the incident in Srinagar, the restive territory's main administrative hub. But their families have accused security forces of mu...

 2021-11-17 11:28 

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Victims on the catwalk at Israel's 'Miss Holocaust Survivor'...

Established in 2012 by Israeli charity Yad Ezer La-Haver, which means "lend a hand to a friend", the gala event returned after a two-year hiatus. Some have criticised "Miss Holocaust Survivor" as an inappropriate way to remember the Nazi g...

 2021-11-17 11:20 

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Cambodia frees 27 activists, political prisoners...

Among those released in the past 12 days were members of environment group Mother Nature Cambodia as well as outspoken union leader Rong Chhun, said Am Sam Ath, deputy director of rights group Licadho, on Wednesday.He said courts reduced their sentences o...

 2021-11-17 11:14 

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Armenia, Azerbaijan say ceasefire holds after deadly clashes...

On Tuesday, clashes between Armenian and Azerbaijani troops left eight soldiers dead in the worst fighting since last year's war over the long-disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region.The six-week conflict, which claimed the lives of more than 6,500 people, e...

 2021-11-17 11:12 

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Sumatran baby elephant dies after trunk snared in poacher trap...

The one-year-old calf succumbed to a severe infection, two days after it was found by villagers in Aceh Jaya and despite subsequent efforts to save its life by amputating the rest of its injured trunk."We couldn't save it because the injury was se...

 2021-11-17 11:10 

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Amazon to end Visa card payments in UK over high fees...

"These costs should be going down over time with technological advancements, but instead they continue to stay high or even rise," Amazon said in a statement.Amazon';s UK online site will no longer accept the cards as of January 19.Customers ca...

 2021-11-17 10:34 

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Give the dog a phone: device could ease pain for lonely mutts...

Lonely dogs could soon be able to call their absent owners using a new device invented by animal-tech scientists in Britain and Finland, they said Wednesday.The DogPhone works when the pet shakes a ball fitted with an accelerometer, which triggers a nearb...

 2021-11-17 10:30 

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Taliban appeal to US Congress to release Afghan assets...

In an open letter, Taliban Foreign Minister Amir Khan Muttaqi said the biggest challenge facing Afghanistan was financial insecurity, "and the roots of this concern lead back to the freezing of assets of our people by the American government".Wash...

 2021-11-17 10:24 

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Blinken warns on democracy at start of Africa tour...

Before meeting Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, Blinken held talks with civil society leaders and asked for ideas on how to stop the "bad actors" who test democratic institutions."We have seen over the last decade or so what some call a democr...

 2021-11-17 10:14 

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French 'rare blood' drive seeks to woo diverse donors...

The 31-year-old Frenchwoman has sickle cell anaemia and her blood, though B+, contains genetic material that makes it rare complicating the regular transfusions she requires to be able to walk."My body rejected B+ blood because it didn't exactly m...

 2021-11-17 09:42 

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Qatar accused of ignoring women after 'traumatic' airport searches...

The French woman in her fifties, who asked not to be named, was among a group who were subjected to intrusive examinations in October 2020 as authorities tried to identify the mother of a newborn abandoned in an airport bathroom.Seven women are now launch...

 2021-11-17 09:36 

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Poland warns migrant crisis could last for years...

Polish Defence Minister Mariusz Blaszczak said there had been further attempts at crossing the border during the night, in the latest escalation of a months-long standoff on the EU's eastern border.Thousands of migrants, mainly from the Middle East, a...

 2021-11-17 09:20 

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Injured Hanyu 'not even at starting line' as Beijing Games loom...

The 26-year-old Japanese star will miss a tournament in Russia next week, having also pulled out of his home NHK Trophy last week because of a ligament injury to his right ankle.It comes with the Beijing Olympics less than 80 days away and will raise fres...

 2021-11-17 09:20 

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Germany's Christmas markets in limbo as Covid resurges...

As the government scrambles to respond to a dramatic rise in infections over the past two weeks, some of the traditional markets have already been cancelled while others are still waiting nervously for decisions.The Striezelmarkt in Dresden, the oldest Ch...

 2021-11-17 08:44 

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No joke: Indian comedian Vir Das under nationalist fire...

Vir Das, one of India's top satirical performers, is known for his willingness to critically observe his country.Critics say there has been rising intolerance against minority communities in India since Prime Minister Narendra Modi came to power in 20...

 2021-11-17 08:34 

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Delhi, Lahore smog forces schools, industry closures...

Air quality has worsened across northern India and adjacent parts of Pakistan in recent years, as industrial pollutants, smoke from seasonal crop burn-off, and colder winter temperatures coalesce into toxic smog.Lahore, a city of more than 11 million peop...

 2021-11-17 08:22 

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Tiananmen vigil leader invokes Gandhi at Hong Kong sentencing...

Lee Cheuk-yan is one of eight pro-democracy figures on trial for joining a vigil last year which had been banned by Hong Kong police for the first time in 31 years, citing the coronavirus and security fears.Five defendants, including Lee, have pleaded gui...

 2021-11-17 07:56 

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Opening Africa trip, Blinken warns of threats to democracy...

Before a scheduled meeting with President Uhuru Kenyatta, Blinken held talks with civil society leaders and asked for ideas on how to stop the "bad actors" who test democratic institutions."We have seen over the last decade or so what some cal...

 2021-11-17 06:50 

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'Help us': migrant caravan sees Biden as only hope...

"He has to help those of us who really need it," she said after a night on a concrete floor near the side of a road with hundreds of other migrants.Despite the perils of walking along busy highways through violence-plagued Mexico, sleeping outdoor...

 2021-11-17 06:44 

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FedEx relocates pilots from Hong Kong over city quarantine rules...

The move is the latest blow to Hong Kong's reputation as a global logistics hub as strict travel curbs and mandatory quarantine rules keep the city cut off from the rest of the world."As the global business environment continues to evolve and with...

 2021-11-17 05:54 

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'Find a solution,' say residents as smog blankets Pakistan's Lahore...

Lahore had an air quality ranking of 348, well over the hazardous level of 300, according to IQAir, the Swiss technology company that operates the AirVisual monitoring platform."Children are experiencing breathing diseases... for God's sake, find ...

 2021-11-17 05:02 

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Delhi schools shut indefinitely as smog worsens...

One of the world's most polluted cities and home to some 20 million people, Delhi is cloaked every winter in a thick blanket of smog.On Saturday, the Delhi government had ordered schools to close for a week and banned construction work for four days.B...

 2021-11-17 04:52 

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Fatigue and frustration as China presses strict zero-Covid strategy...

The zero-Covid approach is unrelenting -- with border closures, targeted lockdowns and mass testing triggered sometimes by just one case.The cost and pain of the strategy have been felt especially acutely by the 210,000 residents of Ruili, a Chinese city ...

 2021-11-17 04:40 

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Bodies found 11 years after New Zealand mine disaster...

The 2010 Pike River Mine disaster was one of New Zealand's worst industrial accidents, shocking the nation and prompting multiple recovery attempts and a charged criminal investigation.The disaster is believed to have been caused by a blast triggered ...

 2021-11-17 04:02 

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Colombian nun kidnapped in Mali returns home...

"Welcome, welcome, our heart welcomes you," sang a dozen nuns waiting for her at the airport in Bogota, while Sister Gloria Cecilia Narvaez hugged each one of them.The 59-year-old nun was taken hostage on February 7, 2017 in southern Mali near the...

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