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 2021-09-20 11:30 

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Non-league Barnet sack head coach Harry Kewell...

Ex-Leeds and Liverpool player Harry Kewell has been sacked from his position as head coach at struggling Barnet, the English non-league side said on Monday.The former Australia international, 42, who has previously managed a number of other clubs in the l...

 2021-09-20 11:20 

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Collapse in faith: Behind Chinese firm Evergrande's cash crunch...

Anxious investors, employees and suppliers describe a scramble inside teetering Chinese property giant Evergrande, in a crisis that has shaken public trust as it struggles to tide over a liquidity crunch.The once-mighty Evergrande Group has long been the ...

 2021-09-20 11:04 

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Pacquiao: king of the ring rumbles for Philippine presidency...

Manny Pacquiao is idolised by many in the Philippines both for his punching power and rise from poverty to the peak of world boxing. But his support of a deadly war on drugs and homophobic views have drawn plenty of detractors.Known in the Asian archipela...

 2021-09-20 10:52 

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Sourcing fuel, Hezbollah cements role as Lebanon's real ruler...

Iranian fuel has entered Lebanon without state authorisation and despite US sanctions following arrangements by Shiite group Hezbollah, consecrating the party's status as the main powerhouse in the crisis-hit country."This latest event gives yet a...

 2021-09-20 10:48 

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Macron apologises for French treatment of Algerian Harki fighters...

French President Emmanuel Macron on Monday asked "forgiveness"; on behalf of his country for abandoning Algerians who fought alongside France in their country's war of independence.More than 200,000 Algerians fought with the French army in the ...

 2021-09-20 10:30 

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Greece begins moving migrants to new 'closed' camp...

Greece on Monday began moving asylum seekers to the first of several new EU-funded "closed" camps on its islands, despite activists complaining that controls on access are too harsh.A double barbed-wire fence surrounds the camp on Samos island, a ...

 2021-09-20 10:14 

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Speeches and prison snacks spark Hong Kong security arrests...

Hong Kong police arrested three student activists on a national security charge of subversion on Monday, citing their group's recent activities including speeches, social media content, street booths and collecting snacks for prisoners.China is remoul...

 2021-09-20 10:12 

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UK governments holds emergency meeting over gas prices...

The UK government held an emergency meeting with energy and consumer groups on Monday as the country experiences record gas prices that threaten households with huge bills and suppliers' futures.Prime Minister Boris Johnson sought to reassure over the...

 2021-09-20 10:08 

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Chinese property magnate loses $1 billion in Evergrande panic...

The boss of a Shanghai-based property developer lost more than a billion dollars Monday, as fears over the potential collapse of Chinese real estate giant Evergrande sent panic across Hong Kong trading floors.Zhang Yuanlin, chairman of Sinic Holdings Grou...

 2021-09-20 10:04 

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Canary Islands volcano destroys homes...

A volcano in Spain's Canary Islands destroyed houses as it spewed out lava and ash, authorities said Monday, a day after it erupted, forcing some 5,000 people from their homes. The Cumbre Vieja volcano sent huge plumes of thick black smoke into the sk...

 2021-09-20 09:24 

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'Apathy and despair' as Iraq looks to October election...

War-scarred Iraq will hold a parliamentary election next month but Sajad, a 23-year-old man sitting with his friends in a Baghdad cafe, doesn't really care."I see the politicians' posters in the street, but I don't know the names or the pr...

 2021-09-20 09:24 

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Nirvana's Nevermind: An album forged by contradictions...

Released 30 years ago this week, "Nevermind" was a generation-defining milestone that sold 30 million copies and made a tragic icon of Kurt Cobain.Ranked the most influential band of all time by US magazine Spin last year, Nirvana's ethos cont...

 2021-09-20 08:42 

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Kohli unnerves Bangalore with captaincy bombshell, pundits warn...

Virat Kohli has "unsettled" his Royal Challengers Bangalore team by announcing that he will stand down as captain at the end of the Indian Premier League season, former top players said.Kohli made public just hours before Bangalore's first gam...

 2021-09-20 08:42 

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Melbourne to buy trains from French firm amid diplomatic spat...

French firm Alstom signed a contract on Monday to provide commuter trains to Melbourne, even as a diplomatic spat between France and Australia over a cancelled submarine deal rages.Alstom said in a statement that it will supply 25 six-car X'trapolis t...

 2021-09-20 07:44 

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Afghan women outraged by new Taliban restrictions on work...

The Taliban's effective ban on women working sank in on Monday, sparking rage over the dramatic loss of rights after millions of female teachers and girls were barred from secondary school education.After pledging a softer version of their brutal and ...

 2021-09-20 07:14 

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Laos locks down capital as Covid cases hit record high...

Reclusive Laos has locked down its capital Vientiane and barred travel between Covid-hit provinces, as cases soared to a record high.The communist country appeared to have escaped the brunt of the pandemic in 2020, and by March this year had reported fewe...

 2021-09-20 06:16 

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France vents over submarines but alone on world stage...

Choosing a full-fledged confrontation with the United States due to the loss of a mega-contract for submarines for Australia, France is making a risky bet and other nations are not rushing to its defense.After Australia renounced its deal for conventional...

 2021-09-20 06:00 

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Evergrande contagion fears hit Hong Kong stocks, with default expected...

Fears of a contagion from the potential collapse of battered Chinese real estate giant Evergrande sent property shares plunging in Hong Kong on Monday, with the firm expected to default on upcoming interest payments this week.The firm, one of the country&...

 2021-09-20 05:40 

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Faroe Islands mass dolphin slaughter casts shadow over tradition...

Every summer in the Faroe Islands hundreds of pilot whales and dolphins are slaughtered in drive hunts known as the "grind" that residents defend as a long-held tradition.The hunt always sparks fierce criticism abroad, but never so much as last we...

 2021-09-20 05:38 

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Rural Finland battles exodus of young women...

With its wooden church, tall pines and babbling river, the village of Enonkoski in eastern Finland looks like a dream come true for those seeking to escape the stress of big cities.But for many young women, the village actually equates with boredom and la...

 2021-09-20 05:38 

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German chancellor candidate to be grilled in fraud probe...

German lawmakers will Monday quiz Finance Minister Olaf Scholz, the frontrunner in the race to succeed Angela Merkel as chancellor, over an investigation into an anti-money laundering agency overseen by his ministry.Scholz's appearance before the Germ...

 2021-09-20 05:36 

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Five key takeaways from Emmys night...

Netflix was the big winner at Sunday's Emmys, bagging best drama and limited series awards for "The Crown" and "The Queen's Gambit" to finish on a joint-record overall haul of 44 awards.Here are five other takeaways from television...

 2021-09-20 05:02 

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Barrett expects Boks to 'rise to challenge' in 100th All Black clash...

The All Blacks are eager to claim bragging rights over the world champion Springboks but expect a much-improved South Africa performance in Townsville this weekend, fly-half Beauden Barrett said Monday.The Rugby Championship fifth-round clash on Saturday ...

 2021-09-20 04:52 

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Ravens Jackson outduels Mahomes, Brady throws five TDs for Buccaneers...

Lamar Jackson rushed for 107 yards and two touchdowns as the Baltimore Ravens edged Patrick Mahomes' Kansas City Chiefs 36-35 in a clash of former league MVPs.Jackson overcame two first quarter interceptions with a dynamic second half performance to g...

 2021-09-20 04:40 

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Germany's DAX index grows from 30 to 40 firms in revamp...

Ten companies will join the DAX on Monday as the blue-chip stock market index undergoes its biggest facelift in its 33-year history in response to turmoil in the German corporate world.At the opening of the market in Frankfurt at 9:00 am (0700 GMT), the n...

 2021-09-20 04:34 

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Macron seeks 'new step' towards Algerian Harki fighters...

French President Emmanuel Macron on Monday meets with Algerians who fought for France in their country's war of independence in a fresh attempt to come to grips with a dark chapter in French colonial history.Hundreds of thousands of Algerian Muslims -...

 2021-09-20 04:12 

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Paul Rusesabagina: 'Hotel Rwanda' hero and accused terrorist...

The mild-mannered hero of "Hotel Rwanda" credited with saving hundreds of lives during the 1994 genocide, Paul Rusesabagina evolved into Kigali's sharpest-tongued critic before being tried for terrorism. The unassuming hotel manager in a smart...

 2021-09-20 04:08 

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Emmy winners in key categories...

Here is a list of the winners in key categories for the 73rd Emmy Awards, which were handed out in Los Angeles on Sunday.Netflix had a stellar night, winning its first awards for top series with British royals saga "The Crown" (best drama) and ...

 2021-09-20 04:00 

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Yellen urges Congress to raise debt limit to avoid financial crisis...

US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen pleaded Sunday for Congress to raise the debt ceiling in order to avoid a "historic financial crisis."In an editorial published in the Wall Street Journal, Yellen points out that the United States has always rais...

 2021-09-20 03:48 

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'Hotel Rwanda' hero to learn verdict in terror trial...

A court is set to deliver its verdict Monday against Paul Rusesabagina, the "Hotel Rwanda" hero turned government critic who is charged with terrorism in a trial supporters say is politically motivated. Rwandan prosecutors have sought a life sente...

 2021-09-20 02:08 

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Philippines' Manny Pacquiao to run for president in 2022...

Philippine boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao declared he will run for president in 2022, vowing to tackle poverty and corruption as he seeks to win over voters with his rags-to-riches story."The time is now -- we are ready to rise to the challenge of le...

 2021-09-20 01:50 

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Television's best bring glamour to Emmys red carpet...

Television's A-list returned to the red carpet in high style for the Emmys on Sunday -- a more traditional display of sartorial savoir faire after the pajamas and hoodies seen at last year's mostly virtual event.Here are some takeaways as Hollywoo...

 2021-09-20 00:44 

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Brady throws five TDs as Buccaneers rout Falcons...

Tom Brady tossed five touchdown passes Sunday and Mike Edwards returned two fourth quarter interceptions for scores as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers defeated the Atlanta Falcons 48-25 on Sunday. Brady completed 24 of 36 passes for 276 yards Sunday and has thro...

 2021-09-20 00:44 

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Mexico's suit against US gunmakers edges ahead...

The US federal court examining Mexico's lawsuit against top US arms manufacturers has set deadlines for the case's first proceedings, foreign ministry officials said Sunday.Last week, the Massachusetts court approved the calendar proposed by the r...

 2021-09-20 00:42 

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South Korea's Ko wins weather-hit Portland Classic...

World number two Ko Jin-Young capped a 69 with a curling birdie putt on the 18th hole to capture the Portland Classic, which was shortened to 54 holes for the second straight year due to poor weather.Ko, who lost her No. 1 ranking to Nelly Korda earlier t...

 2021-09-20 00:20 

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In-person Emmys open with musical number...

Comedian Cedric the Entertainer opened the 73rd Emmy Awards, the small-screen equivalent of the Oscars, in Los Angeles on Sunday with a group musical number.Rappers LL Cool J and Lil Dicky, and actress Rita Wilson led the celebrities in attendance in a ve...

 2021-09-19 22:50 

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N.Korea says US submarine deal, alliance could trigger 'nuclear arms race'...

North Korea's foreign ministry on Monday said a new US alliance in the Indo-Pacific and recent US submarine contract with Australia could trigger a "nuclear arms race" in the region.Last week the United States announced a new three-way securit...

 2021-09-19 22:32 

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Who said what in sport this weekend...

Who said what in sport this weekend:"I am grateful even if 85 or 100 people come."-- Man City manager Pep Guardiola defending his comments on home support."It's easy to walk out of countries like Pakistan without any reason, without any di...

 2021-09-19 22:32 

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Pele 'punching the air' and getting 'better every day'...

Brazilian football legend Pele said Sunday he is "punching the air" to celebrate "every better day" after the 80-year-old suffered his latest health scare."As you can see, I'm punching the air in celebration of every better day,...

 2021-09-19 22:10 

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Afghan refugees cycle in traditional Mexico City bike ride...

Four Afghan refugees, members of the country's robotics team who fled to Mexico after the Taliban's takeover of Kabul last month, participated Sunday in a bike parade in the capital organized to welcome the women.Joined by dozens of other cyclists...

 2021-09-19 20:50 

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Icardi gives PSG win over Lyon on Messi home debut...

Lionel Messi had a lively home debut for Paris Saint-Germain but it was his compatriot Mauro Icardi who scored in stoppage time as the Ligue 1 leaders beat Lyon 2-1 on Sunday.Messi outshone his team-mates in PSG's all-star attack for much of the game ...

 2021-09-19 20:20 

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Trudeau, O'Toole blitz key battlegrounds ahead of Canada's Monday election...

Canada's Liberal prime minister Justin Trudeau and his main rival, rookie Conservative leader Erin O'Toole, made their final pitches to voters in key battlegrounds Sunday on the eve of snap elections as the two remain virtually tied in public opin...

 2021-09-19 18:28 

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German airline Lufthansa approves capital increase...

Europe's largest airline group Lufthansa, hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic, said Sunday it would seek to raise more than two billion euros with a capital increase.The German company said its executive board had agreed to a share issue from Wednesd...

 2021-09-19 18:22 

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Bees kill dozens of endangered penguins in South Africa...

A swarm of bees has killed 63 endangered African penguins on a beach outside Cape Town, the Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds said on Sunday."After tests, we found bee stings around the penguins' eyes," said the...

 2021-09-19 16:38 

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Pakistan rule out New Zealand World Cup boycott despite abandoned tour...

Pakistan will not boycott next month's Twenty20 World Cup match against New Zealand after the Black Caps abruptly abandoned their tour over security fears, the country's cricket board said Sunday.The cancellation is a massive setback for Pakistan,...

 2021-09-19 16:30 

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Volcano erupts on Spain's Canary Islands...

The Cumbre Vieja volcano erupted on Spain's Canary Islands on Sunday spewing out lava, ash and a huge column of smoke after days of increased seismic activity, sparking evacuations of people living nearby, authorities said.Cumbre Vieja, which last eru...

 2021-09-19 16:24 

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Tauson strikes another blow for title teens in Luxembourg...

One week after fellow 18-year-old Emma Raducanu stormed to victory at the US Open, Denmark's Clara Tauson struck another teenage blow on Sunday by capturing the WTA Luxembourg title.Tauson, just five weeks younger than Raducanu, battled past defending...

 2021-09-19 15:16 

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Ronaldo scores before Lingard grabs winner against West Ham...

Cristiano Ronaldo scored his fourth goal in three matches since his return to Manchester United on Sunday before Jesse Lingard grabbed a late winner on his return to West Ham in a 2-1 win.Ronaldo tapped in to cancel out Said Benrahma's opener and subs...

 2021-09-19 14:56 

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Bagnaia holds off title-chasing Quartararo to emerge master of Misano...

Ducati's Francesco Bagnaia won his home San Marino MotoGP with a dominant display from pole at Misano on Sunday.The Italian, who only celebrated his debut win in the premier category last weekend in Aragon, came under intense pressure from championshi...

 2021-09-19 13:34 

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Tired Kvitova pulls out of Billie Jean King Cup finals...

Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova said Sunday she would not play the Billie Jean King Cup finals in November as she needs rest.The rebranded Fed Cup tournament will be held on indoor hard courts at the O2 Arena in Prague on November 1-6 after the ...

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