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 2021-11-16 15:18 

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Armenia reports deaths in Azerbaijan border clashes...

The six-week conflict, which left more than 6,500 dead, ended last November in a Russian-brokered deal that saw Armenia cede swathes of territory it had controlled for decades.Armenia's defence ministry said on Tuesday that "there are fatalities a...

 2021-11-16 15:18 

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India's Akasa Air orders 72 Boeing 737 MAX jets...

The world's dominant aerospace companies are seeking new business at the industry's first major show since the Covid pandemic started, an event which runs until Thursday. US aerospace giant Boeing saved face a day after its European rival Airbus s...

 2021-11-16 15:08 

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Gas prices soar as Germany halts Nord Stream 2 approval...

The regulator said the Swiss-based "Nord Stream 2 AG" operating company first needed to become compliant with German law before it could be certified, potentially delaying the project's start date.Benchmark European gas prices jumped around 10...

 2021-11-16 15:00 

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US auto factories swung back into gear in October: govt...

The gains at automakers helped propel US industrial production 1.6 percent higher in October, according to the Federal Reserve, about double expectations and gaining back ground lost in September, when supply constraints pushed output sharply lower.The Fe...

 2021-11-16 14:50 

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For Italian 'Squid Game' fans, dying is just for fun...

About 50 thrill-seekers gathered in a hangar near Milan transformed into the world of the South Korean television series that has become a global phenomenon.It depicts hundreds of marginalised people forced to take part in traditional children's games...

 2021-11-16 14:12 

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Journalist Fenster back in US after release from Myanmar jail...

"It feels incredible," said Danny Fenster, hugging his parents after landing at New York's JFK airport at around 8:00 am (1300 GMT). Fenster, 37, arrived with former US diplomat Bill Richardson, who helped facilitate his release.Looking gaunt ...

 2021-11-16 14:00 

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Germany's next coalition struggles as Covid resurges...

On Tuesday, the weekly incidence rate of the virus hit another high one day after surpassing 300 out of every 100,000 people, the first time it had crossed the threshold, fuelled in part by sluggish vaccination rates.In Bavaria, and the east German states...

 2021-11-16 13:32 

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India welcomes back tourists but smog shrouds Taj Mahal...

Around the palatial gardens of the Taj Mahal, air quality deteriorates each winter, enveloping the white marble mausoleum in a thick coat of hazardous smog. The problem is replicated across whole swathes of northern India, where seasonal farm fires combin...

 2021-11-16 13:30 

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Over 130 Yemen rebels killed in battle for Marib: coalition...

The Saudi-led coalition has been reporting high death tolls in almost daily strikes since October aimed at repelling a rebel offensive on the city of Marib, the government's last stronghold in the north.The Iran-backed Huthis rarely comment on the tol...

 2021-11-16 13:18 

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Iran 'absolutely serious' about nuclear talks: Raisi...

"The Islamic Republic of Iran is absolutely serious about the negotiations and we are equally serious about our people's rights to have sanctions lifted," Raisi said, according to a statement published on the presidency's website.His remar...

 2021-11-16 13:02 

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Rooney's Derby face relegation after points deduction...

It takes the total points docked this season to 21, after the club were previously deducted 12 points for entering administration. A further three-point deduction, which is suspended, will take effect if the club does not comply with the terms of a budget...

 2021-11-16 12:24 

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Britain's Prince Charles visits Jordan...

The prince's visit comes amid concerns about the health of Queen Elizabeth II, who missed the annual Remembrance service at the Cenotaph in London on Sunday "having sprained her back".Britain9;s heir apparent and his wife the Duchess of Cor...

 2021-11-16 12:16 

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Israel unveils remains of ancient Hellenistic fortress...

The excavation in Lachish Forest, 60 kilometres (40 miles) southwest of Jerusalem, has revealed a fortified structure measuring 15 metres (50 feet) by 15 metres, with stone walls three meters thick, the Israel Antiquities Authority said. During the dig of...

 2021-11-16 12:16 

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India allows Sikh pilgrimage to Pakistan after Covid-19...

The Kartarpur Corridor, a visa-free crossing allowing Indian Sikhs to visit the temple in Pakistan where Guru Nanak died in 1539, first opened in 2019 for Nanak's 550th birth anniversary but was closed last year because of the pandemic.India's Hom...

 2021-11-16 12:10 

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Pfizer strikes global licensing deal for Covid pill...

Pfizer, which also produces a Covid vaccine with German lab BioNTech, said it had signed an agreement to sub-licence production of its Paxlovid pill to generic drug manufacturers, without receiving royalties.The deal with the global Medicines Patent Pool ...

 2021-11-16 12:02 

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Man City's Mendy charged with two additional counts of rape: prosecutors...

He now faces six counts of rape and one of sexual assault relating to four complainants aged over 16, with all the alleged offences relating to the period between October 2020 and August this year.A second man, Louis Saha Matturie, has been charged with t...

 2021-11-16 11:52 

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Epic CEO says Apple, Google must be stopped from monopoly abuse...

Epic Games, creator of the hugely popular Fortnite, is locked in bitter legal battles with Apple and Google, whose operating systems run nearly all the smartphones in the world.Both tech giants charge fees on transactions made on Apple's App Store and...

 2021-11-16 11:46 

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JP Morgan sues Tesla for $162 mn over share warrants...

The lawsuit filed in New York on Monday concerns a series of stock warrants JP Morgan bought from Tesla in 2014 and tweets by Tesla CEO Elon Musk.Under the contracts, JP Morgan said Tesla was required to deliver either stocks or cash if Tesla's share ...

 2021-11-16 11:28 

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Husband of slain Kenyan Olympian Tirop charged with murder...

Ibrahim Rotich, who is commonly known as Emmanuel, denied the charges when he appeared before the high court in the Rift Valley town of Eldoret. Tirop's body was found with stab wounds at her home in the nearby town of Iten, a high-altitude training h...

 2021-11-16 11:22 

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Racism in English cricket is institutional, Rafiq tells lawmakers...

An independent report found the Pakistan-born player was a victim of "racial harassment and bullying" while Rafiq himself said he had been driven to thoughts of suicide over the way he was treated.Although the English county apologised, they said ...

 2021-11-16 11:18 

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900 kg of live lobsters seized in Hong Kong...

With relations between the two countries strained, China has restricted imports of several Australian products.Among them are lobsters, a sought-after delicacy in mainland China.Imports of Australian rock lobsters to Hong Kong -- which has no such restric...

 2021-11-16 11:14 

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Year before Qatar World Cup, Amnesty urges end to labour abuses...

"The daily reality for many migrant workers in the country remains harsh, despite legal changes introduced since 2017," the London-based human rights group said.It urged Qatar to abolish the so-called kafala sponsorship system which bonds foreign ...

 2021-11-16 11:14 

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What a worm! Japan firm uses nematodes to sniff out cancer...

Scientists have long known that the bodily fluids of cancer patients smell different to those of healthy people, with dogs trained to detect the disease in breath or urine samples.But Hirotsu Bio Science has genetically modified a type of worm called "...

 2021-11-16 11:08 

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Number of smokers worldwide shrinking: WHO...

In 2020, some 1.30 billion people were using tobacco globally, down from 1.32 billion two years earlier, the WHO said in a fresh report.And that number, it said, is expected to dwindle to 1.27 billion by 2025, indicating a decrease of some 50 million toba...

 2021-11-16 10:48 

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'Convalescing' Charlene to miss Monaco's national day: palace...

Charlene, 43, only returned to Monaco last week after several months away in her native South Africa where she underwent surgery during a prolonged absence that sparked renewed speculation about the couple's marriage.The statement from the palace said...

 2021-11-16 10:42 

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Cricketer in racism scandal tells British lawmakers he felt 'humiliated'...

An independent report found the Pakistan-born player was a victim of "racial harassment and bullying" while Rafiq himself said he had been driven to thoughts of suicide over the way he was treated.Although the English county apologised, they said ...

 2021-11-16 10:02 

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Australia skipper Hooper out of Wales game...

The 30-year-old flanker sustained the injury in the 32-15 defeat against England on the weekend.Prop James Slipper, a veteran of 113 internationals for Australia since making his debut in 2010, will instead captain the side in Cardiff.It will be just the ...

 2021-11-16 09:56 

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Key takeaways from the Xi-Biden summit...

After exchanging cordial greetings, leaders of the two rival superpowers had what Beijing described as a "frank, constructive" discussion that lasted over three hours with the wider aim of avoiding conflict between the world's top two economie...

 2021-11-16 09:46 

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East Libya strongman Haftar says to run for president...

"I declare my candidacy for the presidential election, not because I am chasing power but because I want to lead our people towards glory, progress and prosperity," he said in a speech, broadcast live on Libyan television.His announcement comes tw...

 2021-11-16 09:42 

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Russia seeks to reassure ISS astronauts after missile claims...

US officials on Monday denounced Russia for conducting a "dangerous and irresponsible" missile test that blew up one of its own satellites, creating a debris cloud that forced the ISS crew to take evasive action.The move reignited concerns about a...

 2021-11-16 09:40 

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Milk, meat and might: in Somalia, 'the camel is king'...

Turning to one of his beloved camels, Ali Abdi Elmi squeezed fresh milk into a wooden urn, and took a deep drink."I have five children, and we all depend on camel milk to survive," said Elmi, passing the pot to one of his sons, who took a swig of ...

 2021-11-16 09:30 

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Bolivia opposition increases demands against government...

The opposition mayor's office in the capital La Paz, civil organizations and a powerful retail sector trade union met to demand the annulment of regulations approved by the Arce government this year, including a development plan which they say ignores...

 2021-11-16 08:12 

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Israel's Netanyahu back in court for graft trial...

Netanyahu, now opposition leader in parliament after he was ousted by a broad coalition of rivals in June, arrived at the Jerusalem court house without the large security contingent and crowds of rival protesters that were on hand when he appeared as prem...

 2021-11-16 08:08 

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New Zealand captain Williamson skips India T20 series...

The talismanic batsman has been in blazing form, hitting 85 off 48 balls in Sunday's T20 World Cup final defeat to Australia in Dubai.The 31-year-old arrived with the squad in Jaipur on Monday, with the first of three T20 internationals against India ...

 2021-11-16 08:02 

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Macklowe art collection brings in $676 mn at New York auction...

In just two hours, the auction in New York saw a parade of 35 modern and contemporary works by artists such as Warhol, Rothko, Koons, Picasso and Giacometti go under the hammer.The $676 million total was the highest single evening sale for Sotheby's, ...

 2021-11-16 07:02 

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New Zealand captain Williamson to skip India T20 series this week...

The talismanic batsman has been in blazing form, hitting 85 off just 48 balls in Sunday's T20 World Cup final in Dubai against Australia which the Black Caps lost by eight wickets.The 31-year-old arrived with the squad in Jaipur on Monday with the fir...

 2021-11-16 06:56 

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Extreme weather costly for Uzbeks' beloved plov dish...

Cooked with meat, onions, rice and plenty of oil, the carrots are a must-have to make Uzbekistan's beloved plov, a staple in the Central Asian country of 35 million people."They are sweeter than the orange kind and lend a special flavour," the...

 2021-11-16 06:52 

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DeRozan runs riot as Bulls torment Lakers...

DeRozan was the tormentor-in-chief of a Lakers team who saw Anthony Davis ejected for only the second time in his career as the 2020 NBA champions slumped to a 121-103 loss.Barring two fleeting moments early in the first quarter, the Bulls led throughout,...

 2021-11-16 06:48 

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Revolution at the home of Thai boxing after Covid KO...

On fight days before the pandemic, thousands of passionate fans would pack Bangkok's Lumpinee Stadium -- the symbolic heart of the ancient, brutal art of Muay Thai.It was not just admiration for the fighters' skill that drew the crowds: on big day...

 2021-11-16 06:40 

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Beethoven-loving donkeys clean up Turkish town...

Guided by city workers, the animals carry waste bags, winding through the narrow alleys of the city, built on a cliff overlooking what was once Mesopotamia, 60 kilometres (37 miles) from Syria."We have been using them to clean the city for centuries. ...

 2021-11-16 05:58 

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Myanmar junta charges Suu Kyi with fraud during 2020 polls...

Myanmar has been in turmoil since a military coup in February sparked nationwide protests and a deadly crackdown on dissent. Detained since the putsch, Suu Kyi, 76, faces a raft of charges including illegally importing walkie talkies, sedition and corrupt...

 2021-11-16 05:08 

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Top seed Sabalenka crashes out as Sakkari advances in Mexico...

Sakkari set up a semi-final showdown with Estonia's Anett Kontaveit after outlasting Sabalenka 7-6 (7/1), 6-7 (6/8), 6-3 in 2hr 47min.Sabalenka was left ruing a failure to capitalise on key moments and an eye-watering 19 double faults that undermined ...

 2021-11-16 04:58 

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Macklowe art collection brings in $676 million at New York auction...

Billed as the highlight of the 2021 Fall season in one of the world's auction capitals, the sale lasted more than two hours, during which all 35 pieces were sold, four of them for more than $50 million. Between 200 and 300 people were allowed to atten...

 2021-11-16 04:48 

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49ers pound hapless Rams in NFL upset...

Samuel rushed for an eight-yard touchdown to put the 49ers 21-7 ahead shortly before half-time and then put the seal on San Francisco's victory with a 40-yard touchdown reception late in the fourth quarter.It was the 49ers' first win at home in 13...

 2021-11-16 04:32 

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No US return to the Moon before 2026: audit...

The Artemis program to return Americans to the Moon is encountering "technical difficulties and delays heightened by the Covid-19 pandemic and weather events," NASA's auditing body, the Office of Inspector General, said in a report."NASA&#...

 2021-11-16 03:48 

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'The water is poison': Chinese activist spends life protecting polluted lake...

The 74-year-old strident campaigner has spent his life trying to protect the sprawling Lake Dian in southwestern China, challenging businesses to clean up their act around the local beauty spot and reporting those who pollute it."When I was a child, w...

 2021-11-16 02:50 

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Asian markets steady with focus on inflation, Biden-Xi summit...

Global markets have enjoyed about 18 months of healthy gains -- with many hitting record or multi-year highs -- thanks to ultra-loose central bank monetary policies put in place at the start of the pandemic.But with the recovery well on track and people r...

 2021-11-16 02:06 

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Heavy rains force evacuations, trap motorists in Canada...

Some 275 people, according to local media, were stuck overnight in their cars between two mudslides on Highway 7 near the town of Agassiz in British Columbia.Since the morning, additional mudslides near Lillooet and Haig pinned down more travellers, the p...

 2021-11-16 01:58 

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Ifeoma Ozoma: US tech whistleblower helping others speak out...

"I planned it like a program or product launch. Obviously the experience is something very personal, but I approached it like work," she told AFP. While Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen has become a figurehead for the fight against social med...

 2021-11-16 00:58 

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England will educate themselves over Qatar issues: Southgate...

Southgate's side qualified for next year's tournament with a 10-0 demolition of San Marino in their last Group I match on Monday.Qatar's human rights record has been criticised by Amnesty International in relation to the World Cup and the trea...

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