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 2022-07-28 08:36 

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UK sea levels rising quicker than century ago: study...

The annual study -- the State of the UK Climate 2021 -- found recent decades have been "warmer, wetter and sunnier" than the 20th century. It comes hot on the heels of temperatures topping 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit) in England las...

 2022-07-28 08:28 

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China lockdown, chip shortage hit Nissan profits...

The firm, which in May reported a positive full-year net profit for the first time in three years, said it logged a net profit of 47.1 billion yen ($347 million), down 58.9 percent on-year. The slump was also the result of a one-time boost in the first qu...

 2022-07-28 06:50 

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At least 42 dead in India after drinking toxic alcohol...

Dozens of people became ill earlier this week after drinking methanol -- a poisonous form of alcohol sometimes used as an antifreeze -- sold in several villages across Gujarat state. Senior police official Ashok Yadav told AFP that 31 people had since die...

 2022-07-28 06:22 

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Indebted Evergrande looks to sell Hong Kong headquarters again...

CK Asset Holdings, founded by Hong Kong billionaire Li Ka-shing, said it had submitted a tender for the 26-storey building, which is currently valued at HK$9 billion ($1.1 billion) according to Hong Kong media. Evergrande has been involved in restructurin...

 2022-07-28 05:34 

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North Korea's Kim says 'ready to mobilise' nuclear weapons...

Washington and Seoul have repeatedly warned that Pyongyang is preparing to carry out its seventh nuclear test -- a move that the United States has warned would provoke a "swift and forceful" response.In Kim's latest speech to mark the armistic...

 2022-07-28 04:40 

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Ex-All Blacks boss Hansen slams NZ Rugby for 'not doing their job'...

After a recent home series defeat to Ireland, New Zealand Rugby CEO Mark Robinson branded the team's performance "unacceptable4; over the three tests as Foster's performance as head coach came under review.Despite pundits calling for him to...

 2022-07-28 03:30 

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King of the Hungaroring Hamilton targets ninth victory...

The seven-time world champion was second behind champion and series leader Max Verstappen of Red Bull at Le Castellet in his 300th Formula One race, one place ahead of team-mate George Russell.It was Mercedes' first double podium this season.Hamilton ...

 2022-07-28 03:14 

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Asian markets track post-Fed surge on Wall St, but caution urged...

The dollar also struggled to bounce back from a sell-off -- sitting at a three-week low against the yen -- that came in response to comments by bank chief Jerome Powell suggesting its next super-sized increase could be its last.However, analysts cautioned...

 2022-07-28 02:40 

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Hundreds of aftershocks shake earthquake-hit northern Philippines...

Five people were killed and more than 150 injured when a 7.0-magnitude quake struck the lightly populated province of Abra on Wednesday morning, authorities said.The powerful quake rippled across the mountainous region, toppling buildings, triggering land...

 2022-07-28 01:46 

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Macron hosts Saudi crown prince despite rights outrage...

The meeting will be seen as the latest step in the readmission of the de-facto ruler of the kingdom into the international fold, after US President Joe Biden met the man universally known as MBS earlier this month.The topics set to loom over the meeting i...

 2022-07-28 01:38 

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Cartel steps up police attacks as Colombia power transfer nears...

The group has been sowing terror in the country since May, when its boss Dario Antonio Usuga, known as "Otoniel," was extradited to the United States to face trafficking charges. But those attacks have intensified even more recently as Colombia ap...

 2022-07-28 01:26 

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Javelin world champ Barber Covid positive ahead of Comm Games...

Barber, who claimed her second world crown last week at Eugene, Oregon in the United States, tested positive at the Australian team camp ahead of the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham this week.But with the women's javelin final not until August 7, she...

 2022-07-27 22:10 

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Alarm as Earth hits 'Overshoot Day' Thursday: NGOs...

The date -- dubbed "Earth Overshoot Day" -- marks a tipping point when people have used up "all that ecosystems can regenerate in one year", according to the Global Footprint Network and WWF."From January 1 to July 28, humanity has use...

 2022-07-27 21:56 

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Bairstow leads England to victory over South Africa in 1st T20...

Moeen Ali compiled England's quickest T20 fifty, off just 16 balls, in the hosts' 234-6 -- their second highest total at this level behind the 241-3 they posted against New Zealand at Napier in 2019. "It was a great performance, what we've...

 2022-07-27 21:54 

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NASA details plans to bring back Mars rock samples...

The Perseverance rover, which landed on Mars in February 2021, has so far collected 11 samples as part of its hunt for signatures of ancient life.But bringing them back for detailed lab study on Earth is proving to be a highly complex task.Up until now, N...

 2022-07-27 21:52 

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Harden eyes championship after inking new Sixers deal...

US media reported last week that the 10-time All-Star had agreed a restructured two-year deal worth $68.6 million in a move that helps the Sixers bolster their roster.The Sixers did not release terms of Harden's new deal in a statement confirming his ...

 2022-07-27 21:28 

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Brazil great Zagallo hospitalized over respiratory infection...

The 90-year-old, who was the first person to win the World Cup as both a player and a coach, was admitted to intensive care at a hospital in Rio de Janeiro on Tuesday.He is currently "lucid, breathing spontaneously, without the help of apparatus,"...

 2022-07-27 21:28 

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Global fight against HIV 'In Danger' amid resource crunch, says UN...

Across the world, new HIV infections fell just 3.6 percent between 2020 and 2021, the smallest annual drop since 2016, said the UNAIDS report, titled "In Danger."Some 1.5 million new infections occurred last year - more than a million over global ...

 2022-07-27 21:12 

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Spirit terminates Frontier deal, says in talks with JetBlue...

The Spirit-Frontier deal, announced in February, was thrown into doubt in early April when JetBlue Airways unveiled its own takeover bid and subsequently launched a hostile takeover bid as smaller carriers try to gain scale to take on the biggest US airli...

 2022-07-27 21:10 

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Prolific Popp sends Germany into Euro 2022 final against England...

The German captain's opener was quickly cancelled out by Merle Frohms' own goal, but Popp's towering header 14 minutes from time sent the eight-time winners into another final at Wembley.Popp had been at risk of missing the European Championsh...

 2022-07-27 21:02 

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Facebook's Meta reports first ever revenue drop...

The bad news reflects a troubled landscape for the social media powerhouse, which is battling the rising phenomenon of TikTok and a turbulent global economy. Meta said that revenue in the recently ended quarter ebbed a percent to $28.8 billion when compar...

 2022-07-27 20:20 

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In US, even the definition of 'recession' is controversial...

As the specter of recession looms over the US economy, defining exactly what one is and when it begins has sparked furious debate -- based as much around politics as economics.Last week, the White House appeared to be trying to get the jump on the possibl...

 2022-07-27 19:58 

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Veggie 'steak' spared the knife in France...

The prohibition was set to come into force on October 1 following a long campaign from French meat and livestock groups, seeking to uphold the country's famously fastidious conventions for the naming of food and drink. The government said terms includ...

 2022-07-27 19:46 

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Resuming talks with Russia, Blinken to discuss 'substantial' offer on prisoners...

Blinken said he expected a telephone call "in the coming days" with Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov to push forward an offer to release basketball star Brittney Griner and former Marine Paul Whelan.The pair "have been wrongfully detained and mu...

 2022-07-27 19:44 

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Bairstow and Moeen power England to 234-6 in 1st South Africa T20...

Moeen Ali struck England's quickest T20 fifty, off just 16 balls, with Dawid Malan making a useful 43.There were 20 sixes in all as England posted their second highest total at this level -- behind their 241-3 against New Zealand at Napier in 2019 -- ...

 2022-07-27 19:22 

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Cantlay: No plans 'at the moment' to make LIV move...

"I don't have any plans at the moment to leave after the FedExCup," Cantlay said when asked on the eve of the US PGA Tour's Rocket Mortgage Classic in Detroit to address rumors he might be headed to the Saudi-funded series spearheaded by G...

 2022-07-27 18:28 

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US regulators move to block Meta virtual reality app deal...

In a complaint filed in federal court, the Federal Trade Commission argued that Facebook-parent Meta is trying to illegally expand its virtual reality empire with the buy of Within Unlimited, maker of fitness app "Supernatural."Meta has made it a ...

 2022-07-27 18:24 

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James Lovelock, famed UK scientist behind Gaia theory...

In a wide-ranging career that lasted more than three quarters of a century, Lovelock worked on viruses, the ozone layer, told NASA there was no life on Mars and helped shape -- even sometimes reluctantly -- the environmental movement. His ideas were often...

 2022-07-27 18:18 

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Fed attacks US inflation with another interest rate hike...

It was the second straight 75 basis point increase, and the fourth rate hike this year, as US central bankers move aggressively to cool the strongest surge in inflation in more than four decades, without derailing the world's largest economy.While the...

 2022-07-27 18:00 

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Ex-cops sentenced to prison for George Floyd killing...

US District Judge Paul Magnuson sentenced J. Alexander Kueng to three years in prison and Tou Thao to three and a half years on federal charges.Kueng and Thao were convicted in February of violating Floyd's civil rights, showing "deliberate indiff...

 2022-07-27 17:38 

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Boeing sees progress on 787 but warns on supply chain...

The US aviation giant's two most popular commercial planes figured prominently in its mixed quarterly earnings report, with the lack of revenue from the 787 Dreamliner again a big drag.Shares gyrated following the announcement. A resumption of 787 del...

 2022-07-27 17:36 

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Climate, collectors blamed for S.Africa's succulents decline...

Succulents growing in the country's semi-arid regions are experiencing unprecedented rates of decline following a rapid rise in global demand for collectable plants driven by Asia, according to the South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI)...

 2022-07-27 17:34 

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Beatings, constant hunger -- Ukrainian recalls detention by Russians...

"It was extremely difficult. What kept me going was the thought that I want to see justice and victory over those who are doing these terrible things to me," Talalay said, adding some of what he experienced was too painful to recall.Speaking with ...

 2022-07-27 17:30 

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Antibiotic taken after sex drastically reduces STDs: study...

The research was presented at the 24th International AIDS conference in Montreal, where it was hailed as a major development."This has the capacity to change the guidelines" on clinical practice, Steven Deeks, an HIV expert at the University of Ca...

 2022-07-27 17:22 

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Fresh nationwide rail strikes hit UK...

The nationwide walkout over pay and conditions brought the rail network to a virtual standstill with only one in five training running and caused major disruption to rush-hour commuters as many simply stayed at home.With inflation at a 40-year high and se...

 2022-07-27 17:16 

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UK scientist James Lovelock, prophet of climate doom, dies aged 103...

The legendary scientist's family said in a statement that Lovelock died Tuesday on his 103rd birthday as the result of complications from a fall."To the world he was best known as a scientific pioneer, climate prophet and conceiver of the Gaia the...

 2022-07-27 17:12 

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Biden celebrates getting over Covid with return to Oval Office...

"I thought I heard a rumbling in my staff saying, 'He's back,'" Biden joked to a crowd of staff in the Rose Garden after he emerged from the White House residence for the first time since ending a five-day isolation period. "Thanks...

 2022-07-27 16:46 

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Pro-Sadr protesters storm parliament in Iraq's Green Zone...

The protests are the latest challenge for oil-rich Iraq, which remains mired in a political and a socioeconomic crisis despite elevated global oil prices.Protesters "stormed the parliament" after initially being stopped by police firing a barrage ...

 2022-07-27 16:44 

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Reusser wins women's Tour fourth stage, Vos retains lead...

Team SD Worx's Reusser, 30, broke away with 15km left after four gravel sections in the Champagne wine region with Evita Muzic in second place and Belarusian Alena Amialiusik in third."I think here in this Tour every day is hard, at least for me,&...

 2022-07-27 16:36 

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Pro-Sadr protesters storm parliament in Iraq's Green Zone...

Protesters "stormed the parliament" after initially being stopped by police firing a barrage of tear gas, a security source told AFP on condition of anonymity.State agency INA said on messaging app Telegram that "protesters have entered the pa...

 2022-07-27 16:04 

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McDonald's beefs up UK price for 99p cheeseburger...

The 20-percent hike, to 1.19, sees the US fast-food giant join a raft of companies passing on higher wholesale prices to British consumers, fuelling the country's worst cost-of-living crisis in generations.McDonald's said it was increasing the pri...

 2022-07-27 15:48 

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LIV Golf announces 14-event league for 2023...

The Saudi-backed rebel series launched this year with eight events, vying for talent with the US PGA Tour and the Europe-based DP World Tour in a bitter battle that has created deep divisions within the sport.Star players recruited by LIV Golf chief execu...

 2022-07-27 15:36 

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US-UK activist wins temporary release in Iran: daughter...

Tahbaz, 69, who has Iranian citizenship as well, is currently at his family home in Tehran after being released from Evin prison on temporary furlough with an ankle monitoring bracelet, Roxanne Tahbaz confirmed.He remained behind in the Tehran jail when B...

 2022-07-27 15:18 

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War in Ukraine: latest developments...

Ukraine moves closer to grain exportsThe Ukrainian navy says that work has resumed at three Black Sea ports designated under a deal with Russia to resume cereals' exports that have been blocked by Russia's invasion. At talks in Turkey last week, K...

 2022-07-27 15:08 

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Luis Suarez signs short-term deal to rejoin Nacional...

Suarez revealed on social media on Tuesday that he had a preliminary agreement to return the outfit where he started his career and on Wednesday, Nacional president Jose Fuentes told Sport 890 radio station that the 35-year-old star has signed a five-mont...

 2022-07-27 14:44 

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Pressure-free Pakistan can chase mammoth 508, says Yousuf...

The tourists ended day four on 89-1 with Imam-ul-Haq on 46 and skipper Babar Azam on 26 when bad light stopped play for the second successive day.They will need another 419 runs to win, or to bat out the last three sessions to draw the match and win the s...

 2022-07-27 14:44 

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Pope Francis to address Canada's political leaders in Quebec...

After two days in the western province of Alberta, during which he begged for forgiveness from the First Nations, Metis and Inuit people of Canada for abuse suffered over the span of a century, the 85-year-old pontiff will fly to Quebec City from Edmonton...

 2022-07-27 14:38 

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Iran says arrested Israel-linked agents were Kurdish rebels...

The ministry had announced on Saturday that it arrested "members of a terrorist organisation who work for the Zionist spy agency Mossad and were sent to (Iran) to carry out (a) terrorist operation."It did not say how many suspects were arrested, n...

 2022-07-27 14:26 

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Lufthansa strike causes travel turmoil in Germany...

Lufthansa axed more than 1,000 flights after the one-day walkout by ground staff was called by the powerful Verdi union earlier in the week. The stoppage promises to bring more pain to a turbulent summer for air travel across Europe.Lufthansa had already ...

 2022-07-27 14:10 

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Spotify losses widen as costs and subscribers increase...

Between April and June, the Swedish giant suffered a net loss of 125 million euros ($126 million), compared to 20 million euros in the second quarter of 2021.In the same period, the number of paying subscribers rose by 14 percent to 188 million out of a t...

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