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 2022-07-27 14:00 

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Fed poised to attack inflation with another interest rate hike...

US central bankers are hoping their aggressive stance will cool red-hot inflation that topped nine percent in June, the highest in more than 40 years, without derailing the world's largest economy.President Joe Biden is facing political costs for surg...

 2022-07-27 13:40 

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Silos at blast-hit Beirut port at risk of collapse: PM...

"The northern group of silos are now in danger of falling," Najib Mikati announced in a statement that said the silos still contained thousands of tonnes of wheat and corn.The warning comes two weeks after a fire erupted in the port's northern...

 2022-07-27 13:30 

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Military aircraft drive US goods orders higher in June...

New orders for defense aircraft and parts surged 80.6 percent compared to May, pushing the total for all durable goods up 1.9 percent in the month to $272.6 billion, the Commerce Department reported.Economists were projecting a 0.5 percent drop in the key...

 2022-07-27 13:02 

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Sri Lanka target early Pakistan wickets after De Silva ton...

Tourists Pakistan, who are chasing a record 508 for victory in Galle or need to bat out three sessions for a draw, were 89-1 when bad light stopped play on day four.Left-handed opener Imam-ul-Haq was on 46 and skipper Babar Azam on 26.The arrival of rain ...

 2022-07-27 12:54 

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Martinez completes transfer from Ajax to Man Utd in 56.7 million deal...

The 24-year-old, who won two Eredivisie titles under new United boss Erik ten Hag in Amsterdam, has signed a contract until 2027 at Old Trafford, with the option of a further 12 months.Ajax said they had agreed a transfer fee of 57.37 million euros ($58.2...

 2022-07-27 12:52 

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Bordeaux saved from third-tier relegation days before new season...

The six-time French champions dropped down to the second division last season after finishing bottom of Ligue 1.Earlier this month they were demoted to the third-tier National after French football's financial authority (DNCG) dismissed an appeal, wit...

 2022-07-27 12:42 

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Tour de France champion Vingegaard given hero's welcome in Copenhagen...

The 25-year-old became the first Dane to win the Tour de France since Bjarne Riis -- who later admitted to doping -- in 1996 with victory at the weekend.Crowds of people dressed in red and white, but also yellow, greeted Vingegaard as he enjoyed an open-t...

 2022-07-27 12:30 

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France on course for driest July on record: weather office...

"The month of July will very likely be the driest July ever recorded since 1959," spokesman Christian Veil from Meteo-France told AFP.On average, just eight mm (0.3 inches) of rain fell across the country from July 1-25, less than the previous low...

 2022-07-27 12:30 

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Joint centre for Ukraine grain exports opens in Istanbul...

Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar unveiled the centre at a ceremony held five days after Moscow and Kyiv put their names on a deal designed to deliver wheat and other grain across the Black Sea from three designated Ukrainian ports.But a Russian missil...

 2022-07-27 10:42 

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Rocket fire targets Turkish consulate in Iraq's Mosul...

The overnight fire came after deadly shelling blamed on the Turkish army killed nine civilians last week, prompting anti-Turkish protests in cities across Iraq.Four rockets hit, causing damage to cars parked in the street near the consulate, provincial la...

 2022-07-27 10:38 

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Singapore extends visa for Sri Lanka's ex-leader: local media...

Rajapaksa fled his country on July 13, after his official residence was stormed by thousands of protesters who had demonstrated for months against the island nation's painful economic crisis.He first escaped to the Maldives in a military plane and tra...

 2022-07-27 10:38 

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Ukraine strikes key bridge in Russian-held Kherson...

The strike on the Antonivskiy bridge over the Dnipro river came hours ahead of the opening in Istanbul of a joint observation centre to monitor Ukrainian grain exports that have been blocked by the Kremlin's warships.German authorities said Russian en...

 2022-07-27 10:28 

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Neymar to be tried over irregularities in Barcelona transfer...

The Brazilian international, his parents and former Barcelona presidents Sandro Rosell and Josep Maria Bartomeu will be tried for alleged corruption related to the forward's move from Santos to Barcelona in 2013.Rosell and Bartomeu will also face frau...

 2022-07-27 10:10 

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Bayern CEO Kahn says Ronaldo doesn't fit club's 'philosophy'...

Manchester United striker Ronaldo reportedly wants to leave the club he rejoined last year, although new Red Devils manager Erik ten Hag has insisted the five-time Ballon d'Or winner is not for sale.Ronaldo arrived back at Old Trafford on Tuesday ahea...

 2022-07-27 10:10 

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From exile, Russia's TV Rain seeks to counter Kremlin storm...

Kataev works for Russian channel Dozhd (Rain), which for over a decade from its Moscow base was the country's most prominent independent broadcast media in a scene dominated by voices loyal to President Vladimir Putin.But Russia's invasion of Ukra...

 2022-07-27 09:38 

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Gaming time has little effect on short-term mental health: study...

"Our study finds little to no evidence of connections between gameplay and well-being," said Andrew K. Przybylski, a researcher at the university's Oxford Internet Institute.The study surveyed 38,935 players from the English-speaking world, as...

 2022-07-27 08:56 

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China says US will 'bear all consequences' if Pelosi visits Taiwan...

Beijing has hit back hard against the United States after reports emerged last week that Pelosi, a Democrat who is second in line to the presidency, could visit the self-ruled island of Taiwan in August.The potential visit is likely to dominate a phone ca...

 2022-07-27 08:42 

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Titmus, McKeon lead power-packed Australia at Commonwealth Games...

After a breakout Tokyo Olympics where she dethroned American great Katie Ledecky in the 200m and 400m freestyle, the dominant Titmus carried her form into the Australian championships in May.After narrowly missing the long-standing 200m world record set i...

 2022-07-27 08:10 

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Protesters against Panama's soaring costs end roadblocks: authorities...

Security minister Juan Manuel Pino told AFP in a short message that the roads were "all open" for the first time since the protests began.Earlier, police had announced on Twitter that "the roads that had been kept closed by protests have been ...

 2022-07-27 07:44 

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Injured Indian javelin star Chopra 'hurt' at missing Games...

The 24-year-old said that he sustained a groin strain during the World Athletics Championships in Oregon last week, where he won silver.Chopra was the reigning champion at the Commonwealth Games, which start in Birmingham on Thursday, but he withdrew on T...

 2022-07-27 07:18 

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'Don't go near': Japan beachgoers warned over biting dolphin...

Beach attendants at the seafront in the central region on Wednesday set up a device that emits ultrasonic frequencies in a bid to repel the cantankerous creature, the city said.A sign has been put up warning dolphin fans not to touch the animal.Local medi...

 2022-07-27 07:02 

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Miners unearth pink diamond believed to be largest seen in 300 years...

A 170 carat pink diamond -- dubbed The Lulo Rose -- was discovered at Lulo mine in the country's diamond-rich northeast and is among the largest pink diamonds ever found, the Lucapa Diamond Company said in a statement to investors.The "historic...

 2022-07-27 06:52 

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De Silva, Karunaratne stretch Sri Lanka lead over Pakistan...

The hosts reached 297 for seven at lunch after they resumed day four on 176-5 in Galle. De Silva, on 84, and Ramesh Mendis, on eight, were batting at the break.Overnight batsmen De Silva and the left-handed Karunaratne, who made 61, put together 126 runs ...

 2022-07-27 05:34 

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NZ super coach has Rugby World Cup ambitions - with or without All Blacks...

"I want to win the World Cup, but I want to win it with two different countries. I haven't said it publicly before, but it would transcend," Robertson told The Big Jim Show, a podcast hosted by former Scotland lock Jim Hamilton."It would b...

 2022-07-27 05:28 

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Drought threatens Spain's 'green gold' harvest...

"There are no olives on these. Everything is dry," the 68-year-old said.He and his son own a 100-hectare (250-acre) olive farm in the southern province of Jaen in sun-drenched Andalusia, a region which produces the bulk of the country's olive ...

 2022-07-27 05:16 

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Marauding monkey caught, killed after dozens injured in Japan...

The male simian was seized while roaming the grounds of a high school in Yamaguchi city -- but it may not be the end of the furry, twisting tale, with other monkeys feared to be at large.City officials have been trying for weeks to track down the vicious ...

 2022-07-27 05:06 

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Real held by America in US friendly...

Former Real Madrid player Alvaro Fidalgo's 82nd-minute penalty denied Real victory in a game played on a makeshift surface at Oracle Park, the home of the San Francisco Giants baseball team.America took the lead with a shock early goal after just five...

 2022-07-27 04:00 

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Five things 'dented' All Blacks must fix in South Africa...

AFP looks at five things the All Blacks must fix in their opening Rugby Championship fixture against the Springboks on August 7 in Mbombela.Stop opposing drivesThe All Blacks' new forwards coach Jason Ryan saw how the home side was out-muscled by the ...

 2022-07-27 03:06 

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Bitter harvest: Malaysian palm oil farmers face labour crunch...

The tropical country is the world's second-biggest producer of the edible vegetable oil, which is found in many everyday goods from chocolate to cosmetics. The sector has long been reliant on migrants from neighbouring Indonesia for back-breaking plan...

 2022-07-27 03:00 

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Eye-popping: Saudi prince unveils mirrored skyscraper eco-city...

The parallel structures of mirror-encased skyscrapers extending over 170 kilometres (more than 100 miles), known collectively as The Line, form the heart of the Red Sea megacity NEOM, a plank of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's bid to diversify the ...

 2022-07-27 02:48 

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Most Asian markets down as Fed prepares latest hike...

The selling followed a steep drop on Wall Street fuelled by concerns that four-decade high inflation and rising borrowing costs were keeping Americans from spending, and pushing the economy towards a recession.That was backed up by a profit warning by ret...

 2022-07-27 02:16 

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Fighter jets and warships: Russians get a taste of Crimea summer vacation...

Sitting on a rock in a white bikini by clear Black Sea waters on the outskirts of Sevastopol, Rumyantseva looks up as a Russian fighter jet whizzes through the perfectly blue sky."Of course, I cannot say that we are in a fully relaxed state," she ...

 2022-07-27 02:06 

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7.1-magnitude earthquake hits northern Philippines: USGS...

The shallow but powerful quake struck the mountainous and lightly populated province of Abra on the main island of Luzon at 8:43 am (0043 GMT), the USGS said, after initially measuring the quake at 6.8 magnitude.Shallow earthquakes tend to cause more dama...

 2022-07-27 01:52 

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Commonwealth Games defy doomsayers to remain afloat...

The 22nd edition of the Games opens in Birmingham on Thursday, bringing together around 5,000 athletes from 72 nations and territories -- mostly former British colonies -- to compete in 19 sports over 11 days.Some track and field stars will be absent when...

 2022-07-27 01:34 

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Microsoft earnings fall short as computer sales sag...

The US technology giant reported profit of $16.7 billion on revenue of $51.9 billion, topping the same quarter a year earlier but missing market forecasts.The earnings stumble was due mostly to foreign exchange rates and shutdowns of personal computer fac...

 2022-07-27 01:30 

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Peru's Castillo marks one year in power in crosshairs of Congress, prosecutors...

Having unexpectedly taken power from the traditional political elite in a neck-and-neck election, the former trade unionist has since been fending off non-stop attacks from the political right, which disputes his legitimacy.In the first 12 months of a fiv...

 2022-07-27 01:28 

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Fed poised to attack inflation with another interest rate hike...

US central bankers are hoping that their aggressive stance will start to cool red-hot inflation that topped nine percent in June, the highest in more than 40 years, without derailing the world's largest economy.President Joe Biden is paying the politi...

 2022-07-27 00:56 

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England's women leave a lasting legacy on road to Euro 2022 final...

The Lionesses will hope to go one step further when they face France or Germany on Sunday than the Three Lions did in losing the final of the men's Euro 2020 to Italy on penalties last summer.That match was marred by fan violence as supporters stormed...

 2022-07-26 23:44 

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New York asks WHO to re-name 'stigmatizing' monkeypox...

New York has seen more cases of the disease, which the WHO declared a global health emergency over the weekend, than any other city in the United States, with 1,092 infections detected so far."We have a growing concern for the potentially devastating ...

 2022-07-26 23:24 

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Twitter shareholders to vote on Musk buy in September...

The firm is locked in a legal battle with the mercurial Tesla boss over his effort to walk away from the agreement, and a judge has called for a trial to begin in October."Twitter believes that Mr. Musk's purported termination is invalid and wrong...

 2022-07-26 22:04 

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West Ham seal deal for Italy striker Scamacca...

The 23-year-old will reportedly cost the Hammers an initial 30.5 million ($37 million) with a further 5 million in add-ons.Scamacca had been linked with Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain after scoring 16 goals in 36 matches in Serie A last season."I am...

 2022-07-26 21:56 

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Buzz Aldrin's Apollo 11 jacket sold for $2.7 mn...

The white jacket, adorned with an American flag, NASA's initials, a patch for the Apollo 11 mission and the name "E. ALDRIN," is part of a personal collection of items the 92-year-old astronaut decided to put up for sale. "The exceptionall...

 2022-07-26 21:54 

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Biden hails $22 bln investment by S. Korea's SK Group...

"This pathbreaking announcement represents clear evidence that the United States, Korea, and its allies are back and winning the technology competition of the 21st century," Biden said in a virtual meeting at the White House with the top executive...

 2022-07-26 21:36 

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Pair of new studies point to natural Covid origin...

Answering the question of whether the disease spilled over naturally from animals to humans, or was the result of a lab accident, is viewed as vital to averting the next pandemic and saving millions of lives.The first paper analyzed the geographic pattern...

 2022-07-26 21:30 

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Third body found in drought-hit lake outside Las Vegas...

Park rangers responded Monday afternoon to a witness report of a body at Swim Beach and have begun efforts to recover the remains, the National Park Service said.No details were immediately provided about the age or identity of the most recent discovery, ...

 2022-07-26 21:06 

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England thrash Sweden to reach women's Euro 2022 final...

Substitute Alessia Russo's stunning backheel through the legs of Sweden goalkeeper Hedvig Lindahl set the seal on a special night for the Lionesses with Beth Mead, Lucy Bronze and Fran Kirby also on the scoresheet to set up a clash against Germany or ...

 2022-07-26 21:04 

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Brazil NGOs urge US to recognize election winner quickly...

A delegation of 19 civil society groups held talks at the State Department and with members of Congress, saying they warned of threats to democracy by the far-right incumbent president."International attention is critical at this time," said Paulo...

 2022-07-26 20:30 

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Biden undecided on China tariffs ahead of Xi call: W.House...

John Kirby, spokesman for the National Security Council, said the administration believes the tariffs imposed during a trade war under former president Donald Trump are not working, but that Biden has yet to settle on a next move."He wants a review of...

 2022-07-26 19:58 

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US calls on Ukraine to pick prosecutor to fight corruption...

"We join the people of Ukraine in emphasizing the importance of transparently appointing a highly qualified and truly independent successor as prosecutor general," State Department spokesman Ned Price told reporters."The independence and impar...

 2022-07-26 19:36 

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Argentina pays tribute to icon Eva Peron on 70th anniversary of death...

Known affectionately as "Evita", Maria Eva Duarte de Peron became a legend due to her fight for women's rights and her premature death in 1952 aged just 33.The wife of former president Juan Domingo Peron (1946 to 1955 and 1973-74), she helped ...

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