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 2022-01-16 18:12 

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Goalkeeping gaffe allows Sierra Leone to snatch draw with Ivory Coast...

Badra Ali Sangare went to catch a ball headed back to him by a teammate in the third added minute in an attempt to prevent a corner, only for drop it into the path of Steven Caulker who squared for substitute Kamara to score.It was a remarkable moment and...

 2022-01-16 18:08 

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Montpellier thrashed by Leinster as Ulster qualify in Champions Cup...

French pride was salvaged in part by teenage full-back Louis Bielle-Biarrey who scored a hat-trick in Bordeaux-Begles' 45-10 win over Welsh side Scarlets while the Irish had further cause for celebration when Ulster booked their place in the last 16 w...

 2022-01-16 18:08 

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Durant faces layoff after spraining knee ligaments...

Nets star Durant limped out of the second quarter of Saturday's 120-105 win over the Pelicans shortly after a collision with teammate Bruce Brown.The Nets said in a statement on Sunday an MRI scan had revealed damage to knee ligaments but the team did...

 2022-01-16 17:54 

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Sri Lanka beat Zimbabwe by five wickets in first ODI...

Chasing 297 for victory, Sri Lanka rode on a 129-run stand between man-of-the-match Chandimal (75) and Asalanka (71) to achieve the target with nine balls to spare and take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series in Kandy.Opener Pathum Nissanka made 75 to se...

 2022-01-16 17:04 

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Millions brace for snow as storm bears down on eastern US...

The "strong storm over the Southeast/Southern Appalachians will move northeastward inland from the coast to Southeastern Canada by Tuesday," the National Weather Service said on its website."The system will produce rain, thunderstorms, snow, a...

 2022-01-16 16:54 

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Harrison hat-trick fires Leeds to victory at West Ham...

Harrison put Leeds ahead at the London Stadium and netted again after Jarrod Bowen's equaliser.When Pablo Fornals hauled West Ham level in the second half, Harrison had an instant response as the midfielder completed his treble.Marcelo Bielsa's si...

 2022-01-16 16:38 

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Two women drown in Peru due to Tonga volcanic eruption...

The two women drowned on Saturday in Lambayeque.Peru's government on Saturday closed 22 Pacific ports in the country's north and center due to the waves.The Center for national emergency operations said the unusually strong waves were "due to ...

 2022-01-16 16:32 

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So long, farewell: Sports stars and deportation...

AFP Sport looks at other athletes to have endured similar battles on the borders:Trevor BerbickHeavyweight boxer Trevor Berbick enjoyed a memorable career in the ring but was plagued by scandal outside the arena.The Jamaica-born fighter became WBC heavywe...

 2022-01-16 16:16 

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Game, set, cash: Djokovic's Australian saga gives sponsors headache...

The 34-year-old world number one, who was deported from Australia on Sunday, has banked more than $150 million on court in his career.Off court, the numbers are just as staggering.In 2021 alone, his sponsorship deals brought in some $30 million, according...

 2022-01-16 16:10 

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Liverpool beat Brentford to move up to second...

Fabinho, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Takumi Minamino scored the goals as the Reds coped without the absence of Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane at the Africa Cup of Nations.Victory lifts Jurgen Klopp's men to within 11 points of the runaway leaders, but t...

 2022-01-16 14:38 

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South Korean leader hails K-pop impact on Mideast trip...

K-pop stars have "charmed the world", the president said at Dubai's Expo in the United Arab Emirates, the first leg of a trip that will also take him to Saudi Arabia and Egypt.Moon talked up the Korean pop music, TV and film that has become wi...

 2022-01-16 14:32 

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Serbia rails against deportation of Djokovic...

Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said Australia had "humiliated themselves", while the country's Olympic Committee called the move a "scandalous" decision as fellow Serbs added their voice to a chorus of disapproval over the court ru...

 2022-01-16 14:08 

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Djokovic's family 'disappointed' over deportation from Australia...

"We are very disappointed by a federal court ruling and the fact that Novak has to leave Australia," the family said in the statement. "These are difficult moments, notably for Novak, but what we all have to do -- namely us, his family -- is t...

 2022-01-16 13:16 

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Ukraine says has 'evidence' Russia behind cyberattack...

Tensions are at an all-time high between Ukraine and Russia, which Kyiv accuses of having massed troops on its border ahead of a possible invasion. Some analysts fear the cyberattack could be the prelude to a military attack. On Friday, Washington also ac...

 2022-01-16 13:04 

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Sudan doctors rally against attacks...

Carrying pictures of colleagues they say have been killed in the turmoil that has gripped Sudan over the past months, the doctors rallied dressed in their white uniforms, an AFP correspondent said."During every protest they (security forces) fire tear...

 2022-01-16 12:36 

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Iran jails anew French academic for 'violating' house arrest: judiciary...

Her Paris-based support group had on Wednesday announced "with great shock and indignation" her reincarceration, which comes during sensitive talks in Vienna aimed at reviving a 2015 nuclear deal which offered Tehran sanctions relief in exchange f...

 2022-01-16 12:28 

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Brignone edges Suter in Zauchensee super-G...

Brignone timed 1min 10.84sec to edge out Swiss rival Corinne Suter by four-hundredths of a second, with Austrian Ariane Raedler rounding out the podium (+0.17).The victory was the 18th on the World Cup circuit for the 31-year-old Brignone, who became the ...

 2022-01-16 11:00 

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Murray hopes for no repeat of Djokovic saga 'mess'...

Former world number one Murray told the BBC in Melbourne "the situation has not been good all round for anyone" and regretted Djokovic had been held in a detention facility.Murray was speaking after Djokovic lost his last-gasp bid to avoid deporta...

 2022-01-16 09:46 

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Five men to watch at the Australian Open...

AFP Sport highlights five men to watch when the first Grand Slam of the year begins on Monday:Rafael NadalThe Djokovic debacle cannot have harmed the 35-year-old Spaniard's chances as he strives to make history as the first man to achieve 21 Grand Sla...

 2022-01-16 09:16 

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Anyone for tennis? Australian Open ready to go after Djokovic saga...

The Serbian world number one's decision not to get vaccinated against Covid-19 sparked a saga which dragged through the courts and culminated in him facing deportation on Sunday."I am uncomfortable that the focus of the past weeks has been on me a...

 2022-01-16 09:16 

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Defaults, drama and dodgy science: Five Novak Djokovic controversies...

But his refusal to get vaccinated against Covid-19 pitted him against the Australian government, who cancelled his visa and left the tennis ace facing deportation on the eve of the tournament.AFP Sport looks at other controversial incidents that have dogg...

 2022-01-16 08:48 

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Bangladesh arrests brother of Rohingya insurgency leader...

The country is home to around 850,000 members of the stateless Muslim minority, who live in patchwork and overcrowded settlements after fleeing systemic discrimination and violence in neighbouring Myanmar. The Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army militant group...

 2022-01-16 08:44 

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Support of Federer, Djokovic stuns Kokkinakis after first title...

Home favourite Kokkinakis claimed the first ATP title Saturday after downing Frenchman Arthur Rinderknech in three sets in the Adelaide International final.No sooner had Kokkinakis left the court than he received a text message from Federer and later from...

 2022-01-16 08:20 

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Djokovic bid for tennis history over for now - and perhaps forever...

The Serbian world number one had been the overwhelming favourite to win a record-extending 10th Australian Open, and in doing so become the first man to clinch 21 Grand Slam crowns.But his refusal to get vaccinated against Covid-19 and imminent deportatio...

 2022-01-16 08:14 

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Novak Djokovic - brooding, divisive tennis great with fiery temper...

The 34-year-old, who boasts a record-equalling 20 Grand Slams -- the same number as his great rivals Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal -- never fails to divide as well as unite.His staggering achievements on court have often been overshadowed by blunders and...

 2022-01-16 06:54 

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Questions persist over Kazakh version of deadly unrest...

While President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev has pinned the blame on bandits and foreign militants, many ordinary people question the official storyline.Following days of internet shutdown, prosecutors announced late Saturday the unrest that began with peaceful ...

 2022-01-16 06:18 

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Wood completes five-wicket haul to give England fifth Test hope...

After the first session of the third day of the day-night match, Australia were 141 for eight in their second innings, a lead of 256 with two wickets in hand.Wood has taken five wickets for 32 from 13 overs of hostile pace. For Australia, wicketkeeper Ale...

 2022-01-16 05:58 

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Djokovic given Australian Open night opener if he wins legal fight...

The world number one was scheduled to face fellow Serbian Miomir Kecmanovic in the second match of Monday's night session when the delayed order of play for the opening Grand Slam of the year was finally published late on Sunday afternoon. Djokovic, c...

 2022-01-16 04:14 

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Trump rallies faithful in Arizona...

Some of the faithful had arrived in the area days in advance from as far away as Florida or Texas, waiting to hear him trot out a familiar list of grievances.They were soon rewarded."We are done having our lives controlled by politicians in Washington...

 2022-01-16 04:12 

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Henley leads Matsuyama by two at Sony Open...

Henley, who won the first of his three US PGA titles in his tour debut at the Sony Open in 2013, couldn't match the fireworks of Friday at Waialae Country Club.But his 18-under par total of 192 was enough to stay in front of Matsuyama, who charged up ...

 2022-01-16 03:58 

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Five women to watch at the Australian Open...

In the absence of Serena Williams, who is skipping the event because of fitness concerns, AFP Sport highlights five players to watch in an open-looking women's draw:Ashleigh BartyThe 25-year-old Wimbledon champion ended her 2021 season early, followin...

 2022-01-16 03:56 

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Barty time? Number one hot favourite to win Australian Open...

For the first time in a quarter of a century the first Grand Slam of the year will not feature either of the Williams sisters -- Serena would have been pursuing a record-equalling 24th major crown but she is not fit.With defending champion Naomi Osaka sti...

 2022-01-16 03:10 

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Roman villa housing Caravaggio up for auction amid legal dispute...

The sprawling property, valued at 471 million euros (almost $540 million), is a Baroque jewel with gorgeous gardens and a valuable art collection that also includes frescoes by Guercino. Art lovers are demanding the Italian state step in to buy the specta...

 2022-01-16 03:08 

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Siakam leads Raptors to come-from-behind win over Bucks...

The Raptors continued their move up the Eastern Conference standings by winning their seventh game in the last 10 and their third straight against the Bucks this season.OG Anunoby scored 30 points, Fred VanVleet added 17 points, Chris Boucher had 15, and ...

 2022-01-16 02:28 

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Lewandowski looking for 'The Best' consolation in Zurich...

The Polish striker is the favourite to take the men's player of the year award while Alexia Putellas is well placed to make it a double in the women's award.Lewandowski, who fired in 41 goals for Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga last season and too...

 2022-01-16 02:24 

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Kyrgios throws support behind 'alienated' Djokovic...

Kyrgios -- who is set to play in the Grand Slam despite testing positive for Covid last week -- was previously one of the Serbian's staunchest critics and once labelled him a "tool" over his response to the coronavirus pandemic.But the divisiv...

 2022-01-16 01:56 

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Bengals beat Raiders to end three decades of NFL playoff futility...

Burrow threw for two touchdowns as he piloted an efficient Bengals offense that scored on their first four drives.Rookie kicker Evan McPherson made all four of his field goal attempts as the Bengals ended an eight-game playoff losing streak that stretched...

 2022-01-16 01:06 

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Trump faithful rally in Arizona...

Some of the faithful arrived in the area days in advance from as far away as Florida or Texas, with the first person joining the line at 10:00 pm Friday.Flags proclaiming "Trump 2020" and "Trump 2024" fluttered in the desert wind, as chant...

 2022-01-15 23:58 

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Huge Tonga volcanic eruption felt around the world...

Dramatic satellite images showed the long, rumbling eruption of the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai volcano spew smoke and ash in the air, with a thunderous roar heard 10,000 kilometres (6,000 miles) away in Alaska.The US Geological Survey recorded Saturday...

 2022-01-15 23:38 

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Former Haiti senator arrested in Jamaica over president's murder...

Ex-senator Jean Joel Joseph, wanted in the July 7, 2021, killing of president Jovenel Moise, was arrested Friday evening, the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) said in a statement.The JCF "can confirm that a Haitian national; Jean Joel Joseph and three...

 2022-01-15 23:10 

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Inside a migrant caravan leaving Honduras...

Before the sun rose, many had already departed on foot, carrying the few belongings they had in backpacks or bags towards Corinto, a small Honduran border town on the other side of the mountains.While their final destination is the United States, their ma...

 2022-01-15 22:04 

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Mbappe scores as PSG extend mammoth Ligue 1 lead...

Mauricio Pochettino's men, who missed out on the title last season to Lille, had drawn four of their five previous league games before second-placed Nice closed to within eight points by beating Nantes 2-1 on Friday.PSG also remain without Lionel Mess...

 2022-01-15 22:02 

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Salah shows up for Egypt, Nigeria through to Cup of Nations last 16...

Salah's first-time finish at the back post in the 69th minute in Garoua got his and Egypt's campaign in Cameroon up and running after they had lost 1-0 to Nigeria in their opening Group D game.However, Guinea-Bissau were left fuming after a stunni...

 2022-01-15 22:00 

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Inside a migrant caravan leaving Honduras...

Before the sun rose, many had already departed on foot, carrying the few belongings they had in backpacks or bags towards Corinto, a small Honduran border town on the other side of the mountains.While their final destination is the United States, their ma...

 2022-01-15 21:58 

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Dybala helps Juve to Udinese win as contract spat bubbles under...

Argentina forward Dybala swept home a classy finish from Moise Kean's lay-off to put Juve ahead in the 19th minute of a largely drab contest at the Allianz Stadium in Turin, but it was his reaction to the goal which raised eyebrows.He didn't celeb...

 2022-01-15 21:54 

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Trump to rally faithful in Arizona...

Some of the faithful arrived in the area days in advance from as far away as Florida or Texas, with the first person joining the line at 10:00 pm Friday.Flags proclaiming "Trump 2020" and "Trump 2024" fluttered in the desert wind, as chant...

 2022-01-15 20:08 

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Italian fashion pioneer Nino Cerruti dies...

Cerruti, who dressed many a Hollywood star in his heyday, introduced "casual chic" into men's fashion when he created the first deconstructed jacket in the 1970s.He died at the Vercelli hospital in the northwest region of Piedmont, where he ha...

 2022-01-15 20:00 

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Twitter bans account linked to Iran leader over video threatening Trump...

"The account referenced has been permanently suspended for violating our ban evasion policy," a Twitter spokesperson told AFP.The account, @KhameneiSite, this week posted an animated video showing an unmanned aircraft targeting Trump, who ordered ...

 2022-01-15 19:48 

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'Machine' Lewandowski scores 300th Bundesliga goal in Bayern romp...

The champions restored their six-point advantage after Borussia Dortmund had cut the gap with a 5-1 thumping of Freiburg on Friday.Visitors Bayern, almost back to full strength after nine players missed last weekend's home loss to Borussia Moenchengla...

 2022-01-15 19:40 

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Super-sub Coutinho caps Villa revival to frustrate Man Utd...

Four years after he last played in the Premier League with Liverpool, Coutinho made an instant impact on his return to England following his loan move from Barcelona this week.Coutinho came off the bench midway through the second half with Villa trailing ...

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