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 2022-09-12 17:16 

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Premier League postpones Chelsea-Liverpool, Man Utd-Leeds due to police shortage...

Seven Premier League games will go ahead this weekend, with Brighton's match against Crystal Palace having previously been postponed due to a planned rail strike.Despite the strike since being cancelled, the match remains off.Arsenal's trip to Bre...

 2022-09-12 17:00 

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Germany 'regrets' Iran failure to agree to nuclear deal...

Scholz's sombre assessment came during Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid's visit -- his latest diplomatic effort to persuade Western powers to ditch the agreement with the Jewish state's arch nemesis.Israel has long opposed a revival of the 20...

 2022-09-12 16:50 

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Photographer William Klein dies aged 96...

Klein, whose striking depictions of the restlessness and violence of city life helped revolutionise photography, died "peacefully", the statement said.Celebrated as one of the 20th century's most influential artists, Klein also worked in film ...

 2022-09-12 16:44 

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EU watchdog approves vaccine targeting Omicron sub-variants...

The so-called "bivalent" jab, made by Pfizer/BioNTech, is directed at the highly infectious BA.4 and BA.5 types of the variant and is the first of its kind to be approved within the 27-nation bloc."This recommendation will further extend the a...

 2022-09-12 16:38 

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Elgar rues South Africa's lack of runs after England series loss...

England needed just 25 minutes' playing time on Monday's scheduled fifth day to wrap up a dominant nine-wicket victory for a 2-1 campaign triumph.But in a three-Test series where no match went beyond the third day's play, England's success...

 2022-09-12 16:18 

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Three talking points from England v South Africa series...

Here, AFP Sport looks at three talking points from a series which capped a fine first season for England under captain Ben Stokes and coach Brendon McCullum:England reap rewards The nine-wicket victory at The Oval meant England had won six out of seven Te...

 2022-09-12 16:16 

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Biden promotes US biotech, cancer fight in new 'Moonshot'...

The Democrat was in Boston for an address deliberately set to echo John F. Kennedy's famous 1962 "Moonshot speech" in which he called for landing an American on the lunar surface -- something achieved in 1969.This time, Biden is pushing for go...

 2022-09-12 15:24 

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50 million people stuck in 'modern slavery': UN...

The United Nations had set a goal to eradicate all forms of modern slavery by 2030, but the number of people caught up in forced labour or forced marriage ballooned by 10 million between 2016 and 2021, according to a new report.The study by the UN's a...

 2022-09-12 15:22 

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Hilfiger returns to New York with a new logo and metaverse focus...

The American designer had not shown a collection on the catwalks of New York in three years, among the heavy-hitters including Ralph Lauren and Calvin Klein who opted out."We started the brand in New York -- it is my home," Hilfiger told AFP, expl...

 2022-09-12 15:12 

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Williams driver Albon needed ventilator treatment after appendix surgery...

Albon, 26, was ruled out of the Italian Grand Prix in Monza with appendicitis on Saturday morning, before being transferred to nearby San Gerardo Hospital for treatment.The Thai driver underwent surgery but then ended up in intensive care after he require...

 2022-09-12 14:56 

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Zverev out of Davis Cup with 'extreme pain', likely to miss 'months'...

Zverev has been sidelined since tearing ankle ligaments during his semi-final against Rafael Nadal at the French Open in June.He left the court at Roland Garros in a wheelchair and subsequently underwent surgery to repair three torn ligaments in his right...

 2022-09-12 14:54 

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Liverpool 'horror show' leaves Klopp searching for answers...

A buoyant Ajax visit Anfield on Tuesday, fresh from their 4-0 mauling of Rangers on matchday one, looking to twist the knife into a Liverpool side that appears to be running on empty.Klopp's men came within two matches of winning an unprecedented quad...

 2022-09-12 14:48 

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Art world to mark 50 years since Picasso's death...

Prepared over the past 18 months by France and Spain, the "Year of Picasso" initiative will involve "38 very important art institutions in Europe and the United States," Spanish Culture Minister Miquel Iceta told reporters.The aim is to &#...

 2022-09-12 13:14 

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Arsenal's Europa League clash with PSV postponed due to police shortage...

A huge police operation is required in London this week with the queen to lie in state between Wednesday and her funeral on Monday, September 19."The UEFA Europa League tie between Arsenal FC and PSV Eindhoven, originally to be played on Thursday 15 S...

 2022-09-12 12:04 

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Cyprus politicians face trial in 'golden passport' scandal...

Nicosia Criminal Court said the trial of former parliament speaker Demetris Syllouris, ex-MP Christakis Giovani, a senior manager of his real estate firm, Antonis Antoniou, and lawyer Andreas Pittadjis would open on October 26.The charges against the four...

 2022-09-12 11:50 

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Ukraine recaptures more ground as Russia strikes back...

The territorial shifts were one of Russia's biggest reversals since its forces were turned back from Kyiv in the earliest days of the nearly seven months of fighting, yet Moscow signalled it was no closer to agreeing a negotiated peace."Ukraine ha...

 2022-09-12 11:34 

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England seal memorable season with South Africa series win...

The home side, who resumed on 97-0, needed just 5.3 more overs to reach a victory target of 130. Zak Crawley was 69 not out and Ollie Pope unbeaten on 11.England have now won six of their seven Tests under their new leadership pairing of captain Ben Stoke...

 2022-09-12 11:02 

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Auction to be held on Russia debt default insurance...

Moscow was unable to transfer funds to creditors in June due to Western sanctions over its invasion of Ukraine.The failure to pay its debt kicked off a complicated process to compensate investors who bought credit default swaps (CDS), a sort of insurance ...

 2022-09-12 10:58 

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Indonesia, Norway ink deal to reward rainforest protection...

Protecting trees is key to meeting climate goals but environmentalists blame Indonesia -- home to the world's third-largest rainforest area -- for a deforestation free-for-all by allowing companies to clear land for new plantations.Jakarta claims it h...

 2022-09-12 10:52 

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England hammer South Africa in 3rd Test to win series 2-1...

The home side, who resumed on 97-0, needed just 5.3 more overs to reach a victory target of 130. Zak Crawley was 69 not out and Ollie Pope 11 not out.England have now won six of their seven Tests under their new leadership pairing of captain Ben Stokes an...

 2022-09-12 10:44 

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China's Xi to visit Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan this week...

Russia had already announced last week Xi will meet with President Vladimir Putin at a leaders' summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) in Uzbekistan, as Moscow seeks to bolster ties with Beijing after being slapped with unprecedented We...

 2022-09-12 10:06 

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Appeal trial opens over 2015 Charlie Hebdo attack in France...

Twelve people were massacred at Charlie Hebdo's Paris offices by the brothers Said and Cherif Kouachi, who said they were acting on behalf of Al-Qaeda to avenge the paper's decision to publish cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed.A day later, Amedy Co...

 2022-09-12 09:42 

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Ethiopia rivals urged to seize moment for peace...

There has been a flurry of diplomatic efforts to push for negotiations after fighting flared in northern Ethiopia in late August for the first time in several months, torpedoing a humanitarian truce and cutting off aid deliveries to war-stricken Tigray.Ti...

 2022-09-12 09:38 

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Prince Harry calls Queen Elizabeth II his 'guiding compass'...

In his first public comments since the queen's death last week aged 96, Harry said he was "forever grateful" to her and said she was "sorely missed".Harry and his wife Meghan stunned the monarchy by announcing they were quitting royal ...

 2022-09-12 07:48 

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'Part of the family': Mexico City's dog race celebrates canine community...

The "Perritos en fuga" race, which means "doggies on the run," saw pet owners and their four-legged friends brave the early morning cold in celebration of the city's canine community.After taking their marks on the starting line, the d...

 2022-09-12 07:32 

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Queen's funeral set to knock UK economy after rebound...

British gross domestic product expanded 0.2 percent after a drop of 0.6 percent in June, the Office for National Statistics said in a statement.June's big decline had been attributed partly to an extra public holiday for the queen's Platinum Jubil...

 2022-09-12 07:30 

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South Korean drama 'Squid Game' competes for Emmys history...

The Netflix show -- in which misfits and criminals compete for cash in barbaric and deadly versions of schoolyard games -- is aiming to emulate the success of Oscar-winning South Korean movie "Parasite" with a triumph at TV's top prize gala.Bu...

 2022-09-12 07:20 

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Papua New Guinea quake toll rises to seven...

Police Commissioner David Manning said the victims of Sunday's 7.6-magnitude quake had been found across the central north of the country, where there is widespread damage to homes and infrastructure.The quake struck mid-morning and triggered a series...

 2022-09-12 05:48 

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'A broken man': Russian sisters see father scarred by Ukraine fight...

It's an image of their father no longer recognisable to the 18-year-old twin sisters -- not since he left to fight in Ukraine some six months ago and returned a "broken man"."He was there for the most intense fighting, under shelling, ever...

 2022-09-12 03:46 

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Who said what at the 2022 US Open...

"I have been pretty vague about it, right? I'm going to stay vague because you never know."-- Serena Williams in her first round press conference after beating Danka Kovinic when asked if the US Open was her last tournament."I was twice in...

 2022-09-12 03:44 

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Alcaraz, Swiatek lead US Open changing of guard...

The exiled Novak Djokovic, prevented from competing in New York due to US government vaccination mandates for visitors from overseas, may yet return to add to his collection of 21 Grand Slam titles next year.But the continued absence from men's tennis...

 2022-09-12 02:56 

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Sri Lanka surprise, Kohli comeback: Five Asia Cup talking points...

AFP Sport looks at five things we learned from the six-nation tournament, which was a precursor for next month's T20 World Cup in Australia.- Island nation excel - Pundits gave Sri Lanka little chance of making the Super Four after an embarrassingly o...

 2022-09-12 02:26 

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'Spaghetti' man Alcaraz 'hungry for more' after landmark US Open triumph...

The 19-year-old Spaniard defeated Norway's Casper Ruud 6-4, 2-6, 7-6 (7/1), 6-3 in the final to become the youngest Grand Slam men's champion since Rafael Nadal at the 2005 French Open."Right now I'm enjoying the moment. I'm enjoying h...

 2022-09-12 02:24 

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Once compared to Messi, Sporting's Marcus Edwards ready for Spurs reunion...

Edwards burst onto the Champions League stage with a dazzling display in Sporting's 3-0 win against Eintracht Frankfurt last week.The 23-year-old English winger marked his maiden Champions League start with his first goal in the competition, also prov...

 2022-09-12 02:22 

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Jimmie Akesson leads Sweden's soaring far-right...

The anti-immigration Sweden Democrats soared to become the country's second-biggest party in the legislative vote, garnering 20.7 percent with 94 percent of electoral districts counted.With his impeccably coiffed brown hair, glasses and neatly-trimmed...

 2022-09-12 02:02 

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Ruud salutes 'hard nut' Alcaraz...

Ruud, who leapt up to second in the rankings following his 6-4, 2-6, 7-6 (7/1), 6-3 defeat, had no complaints following the loss against a player he described as a "hard nut to crack.""He's riding that wave," the 23-year-old Norwegian ...

 2022-09-12 01:46 

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New monarch gives fresh impetus to Scotland's independence debate...

Thousands of people stood for hours on Sunday to see the 96-year-old's coffin arrive from her Balmoral estate to Edinburgh's Palace of Holyroodhouse, and the formal proclamation of Charles as king. But there is a strong vein of republicanism in Sc...

 2022-09-12 01:36 

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The royals and Scotland: a special relationship...

It was in Scotland, at Balmoral Castle, that Queen Elizabeth died Thursday at the age of 96, sealing the rise to the throne of Charles III.In his maiden speech as monarch on Friday, Charles pointed out that his son William, now heir to the crown, also inh...

 2022-09-12 00:18 

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Carlos Alcaraz, teenage trailbazer with eye on '30 Slams'...

The 19-year-old's 6-4, 2-6, 7-6 (7/1), 6-3 victory over Casper Ruud in New York on Sunday saw him become the youngest winner of a men's major since Rafael Nadal at the 2005 French Open.He is now the youngest man to ascend to the world number one r...

 2022-09-12 00:14 

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Alcaraz wins US Open and becomes youngest world number one...

The 19-year-old dragged his weary body to a 6-4, 2-6, 7-6 (7/1), 6-3 victory over Norway's Casper Ruud in the final.Alcaraz, the first teenager to claim the top ranking, is the youngest Grand Slam men's champion since Rafael Nadal at the 2005 Fren...

 2022-09-11 23:54 

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Ethiopia's Tigray rebels say ready for AU-led peace talks...

The announcement was made amid a flurry of international diplomacy after fighting flared last month for the first time in several months in northern Ethiopia, torpedoing a humanitarian truce."The government of Tigray is prepared to participate in a ro...

 2022-09-11 23:48 

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Alcaraz wins US Open and becomes youngest world number one...

The 19-year-old dragged his weary body to a 6-4, 2-6, 7-6 (7/1), 6-3 victory over Norway's Casper Ruud in the final.Alcaraz, the first teenager to claim the top ranking, is the youngest Grand Slam men's champion since Rafael Nadal at the 2005 Fren...

 2022-09-11 23:06 

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Pujols' 697th career homer puts him fourth all-time in MLB...

The 42-year-old Dominican delivered his 18th home run of the season and his 14th in the past two months to move past Alex Rodriguez on the career homers list one day after tying A-Rod with No. 696.Only Barry Bonds (762), Hank Aaron (755) and Babe Ruth (71...

 2022-09-11 22:56 

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Styles stokes sexuality debate with 'My Policeman' premiere in Toronto...

"My Policeman" is one of several LGBTQ-themed movies in what organizers have hailed as a "breakthrough4; year at North America's biggest film festival, along with Billy Eichner's rom-com "Bros" and critically praised gay mil...

 2022-09-11 22:42 

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NFL Steelers top Bengals in overtime, Texans tie Colts...

Boswell's winning kick saw the Steelers' dominant defensive performance pay off, despite a late injury to T.J. Watt -- who had one of Pittsburgh's four interceptions of Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow.Despite near-constant pressure, Burrow shoo...

 2022-09-11 22:22 

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Toulouse make it two from two with Toulon win...

The hosts scored four tries for a bonus-point success which took them above European champions La Rochelle, the only other side to have won their first two matches.But Ntamack sprained his ankle and back-row Francois Cros hobbled off just minutes after co...

 2022-09-11 22:18 

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Juve held by Salernitana after VAR controversy...

Massimiliano Allegri's Juve drew for the fourth time this season but the point shared doesn't tell the story of a match which ended with four red cards being shown after Arkadiusz Milik's last-gasp winner was ruled out following a VAR check.Th...

 2022-09-11 21:24 

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Juve held by Salernitana as Atalanta relinquish Serie A lead...

Massimiliano Allegri's Juve drew for the fourth time this season but the point shared doesn't tell the story of a match which ended with four red cards being shown after Arkadiusz Milik's last-gasp winner was ruled out following a VAR check.Th...

 2022-09-11 21:02 

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England's Broad proud to be in company of 'hero' McGrath...

Broad captured the prize scalp of South Africa captain Dean Elgar for 36 on Sunday for his 564th Test wicket, topping long-retired Australia great McGrath's haul of 563.Elgar had been in good touch but the Proteas' most experienced batsman surpris...

 2022-09-11 20:52 

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Monaco beat Lyon for second straight Ligue 1 win...

Philippe Clement's side only won one of their first five league matches this term but have bounced back since a 4-2 home loss to Troyes, beating Nice last weekend and Red Star Belgrade in the Europa League in midweek.Lyon suffered a second defeat of t...

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