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 2022-01-15 19:04 

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Immobile sinks Salernitana to move top of Serie A scoring charts...

Italy forward Immobile netted twice in the first 10 minutes to give the away side a lead that they never looked like relinquishing and take his league tally to 17, one more than Fiorentina's rising star Dusan Vlahovic.Manuel Lazzari scored the other g...

 2022-01-15 18:54 

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Premier League faces fan fury for flurry of postponements...

Sunday's north London derby, which was due to be screened live in Sky Sports' marquee slot of 16.30 GMT, became the 21st match called off over the past two months.Rules initially brought in to cope with record numbers of Covid-19 cases caused by t...

 2022-01-15 17:46 

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Wasps stun European champions Toulouse as Racing make last 16...

Gopperth, 38, made his contribution from the boot as the English hosts played more than 45 minutes without full-back Jacob Umaga who was sent off for a dangerous tackle.The French club, who won a record fifth continental title in May, remain in the top ei...

 2022-01-15 17:18 

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Man City sink Chelsea to boost title charge...

De Bruyne broke Chelsea's stubborn resistence with 20 minutes to play at the Etihad Stadium.The Belgian midfielder escaped N'Golo Kante and bent a perfectly-placed shot into the far corner of Kepa Arrizabalaga's goal from 20 yards.City's 1...

 2022-01-15 17:06 

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Protesters hit French streets to fight new vaccine pass...

In the capital Paris, the largest single gathering set off from near the Eiffel Tower, called by fringe anti-EU presidential candidate Florian Philippot.Other demonstrations harked back to the 2018-19 "yellow jackets" protests against President Em...

 2022-01-15 16:58 

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Prince Andrew accuser seeks testimony from British nightclub witness...

Virginia Giuffre's attorneys also want to grill a former aide to the 61-year-old royal as part of her civil lawsuit against Queen Elizabeth II's second son. In turn, the prince's legal team want to question 38-year-old Giuffre's husband an...

 2022-01-15 16:40 

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Lewandowski scores 300th Bundesliga goal as Bayern rout Cologne...

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

 2022-01-15 16:02 

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Gopperth's 14-man Wasps stun holders Toulouse...

Gopperth, 38, made his contribution from the boot as the English hosts played more than 45 minutes without full-back Jacob Umaga who was sent off for a dangerous tackle.The French club, who won the last of their record five continental titles in May, rema...

 2022-01-15 15:54 

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Sinitsina and Katsalapov win Euro ice dance gold...

Sinitsina and Katsalapov won with a total of 217.96 points, ahead of compatriots Alexandra Stepanova and Ivan Bukin, who scored 213.20, and Italians Charlene Guignard and Marco Fabbri on 207.97. Their main rivals for Olympic gold, French pair Gabriella Pa...

 2022-01-15 15:46 

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Tsunami warning in Tonga, US West Coast after volcanic eruption...

The latest eruption of the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai volcano came just a few hours after a separate Friday tsunami warning was lifted due to the eruption.Dramatic images from space showed the moment the eruption sent a mushroom of smoke and ash into t...

 2022-01-15 15:14 

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Kohli quits as India Test captain...

"Everything has to come to a halt at some stage and for me as Test captain of India, it's now," he posted on Twitter, a day after his side lost a three-match series to South Africa.The 33-year-old Kohli, who stepped down as Twenty20 skipper af...

 2022-01-15 15:04 

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Macron rival Pecresse slams EU's 'sieve-like' borders...

Pecresse, whom polls show as President Emmanuel Macron's top challenger in the April 2022 election, rammed home her position during a visit to a migrant camp on the Greek island of Samos."We cannot have a sieve-like Europe, a supermarket Europe wh...

 2022-01-15 14:04 

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Ivory Coast coach dismisses criticism of star striker Haller...

Haller disappointed in his side's 1-0 win over Equatorial Guinea having arrived at the tournament in Cameroon as one of the standout players of this season's UEFA Champions League with Ajax, but Beaumelle said it was unfair to expect too much too ...

 2022-01-15 13:56 

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Kriechmayr wins Wengen downhill after controversial Covid ruling...

Kriechmayr denied Switzerland's Beat Feuz a fourth win on the mythic Lauberhorn slope by thirty-four hundredths of a second.But the Austrian was only in the line-up after a crucial intervention by organisers the FIS.After a positive coronavirus test t...

 2022-01-15 13:48 

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Marseille handed transfer ban in Pape Gueye dispute...

The Ligue 1 club is expected to appeal the ruling by FIFA's Dispute Resolution Chamber following a complaint by Premier League Watford.Marseille also received a fine of "a little over two million euros", according to the source. The 22-year-ol...

 2022-01-15 13:34 

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Libya oil, gas exports hit 5-year high of $21.5 bn...

Total net revenues for oil and gas exports last year amounted to $21.5 billion as well as 30 million euros in non-dollar sales, the state-run NOC said in a statement.It said record levels were achieved in November and December, raising a combined $4.3 bil...

 2022-01-15 12:28 

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Genoa sack Shevchenko after only two months in charge...

In a statement, Genoa said that Under-17 coach Abdoulay Konko would be caretaker manager until the club finds a permanent replacement for the Ukrainian.Former AC Milan and Chelsea striker Shevchenko had only won one of his 11 matches in all competitions a...

 2022-01-15 12:26 

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Gut-Behrami grabs downhill as Goggia crashes...

Goggia had dominated the speed events this season winning all three downhills and two super-Gs to lead the standings in both categories,On Saturday the Italian was heading for the fastest time when she lost her balance, slid down the slope and careened in...

 2022-01-15 12:12 

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Haaland unhappy about pressure from Dortmund to reveal his plans...

The 21-year-old has a Dortmund contract until 2024, but a release clause could see the Norwegian leave at the end of this season for around 80 million euros ($91 million)."The last six months, I've chosen not to say anything out of respect for Dor...

 2022-01-15 11:58 

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'Wine time Fridays' leave British PM with new hangover...

Conservative MPs, many of whom were spending the weekend back in their home constituencies, say they are being deluged with messages from voters outraged at accounts of rule-breaking in Downing Street.Johnson himself was spending the weekend in self-isola...

 2022-01-15 11:46 

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Red-hot Karatsev downs Murray to win Sydney title...

The No.1 seed won 6-3, 6-3 in one hour and 31 minutes, hitting 29 winners in a near-flawless performance that left the three-time Grand Slam champion out of answers. "Thanks to my team we are doing an amazing job," Karatsev said during the awards ...

 2022-01-15 11:38 

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France marks 400 years of Moliere, master of stage and satire...

Baptised on January 15, 1622, and probably born a day or two before, Moliere -- real name Jean-Baptiste Poquelin -- remains as central to French culture as Shakespeare to the English-speaking world.When the French refer to their native tongue, it is as th...

 2022-01-15 11:20 

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France's Taubira hopes to rally divided left against Macron...

"I'm committing myself here before you because I share your aspiration for another kind of government," the former minister under Socialist President Francois Hollande (2012-17) told supporters in Lyon at the official launch of her campaign.Ta...

 2022-01-15 09:50 

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Tongans flee tsunami following powerful volcanic eruption...

"A 1.2 metre tsunami wave has been observed at Nukualofa," Australia's Bureau of Meteorology tweeted. The maximum tsunami wave recorded following Friday's explosion was 30 centimetres.The latest eruption of the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apa...

 2022-01-15 09:38 

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Australian Open and Djokovic - where the Grand Slam stands...

It came after Australian authorities ripped up his visa for a second time and declared the unvaccinated world number one a threat to the public because of his views about being jabbed.A federal court hearing is scheduled for Sunday as the Serbian fights a...

 2022-01-15 09:22 

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Badosa issues Australian Open warning with Sydney title...

The world number nine from Spain prevailed 6-3, 4-6, 7-6 (7/4) in two hours and 22 minutes after hitting 32 winners and 12 aces. "We both went to the limit today. We both broke into the top 100 a few years ago and now we are playing in a big final,...

 2022-01-15 09:22 

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Has diplomacy on Ukraine reached a dead end?...

Russia stands accused of having massed some 100,000 troops close to the Ukrainian border, as it seeks a commitment from the West that the pro-EU former Soviet state will never join NATO.Senior Russian and US officials this week held talks in Geneva but th...

 2022-01-15 07:44 

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Myanmar junta hits Suu Kyi with five new charges over helicopter purchase...

The Nobel laureate, 76, has been detained since the February 1 coup last year which triggered mass protests and a bloody crackdown on dissent with more than 1,400 civilians killed, according to a local monitoring group.Suu Kyi is facing a raft of criminal...

 2022-01-15 06:50 

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Belgium 'ghost town' fights to return to life...

If it does, it would be a remarkable change of fortune for a place that has been steadily emptying out since the late 1970s when its population was 60 times bigger, leaving behind silent streets of crumbling, sealed-up homes covered in graffiti.Squeezed b...

 2022-01-15 06:46 

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Barty hopes 'tough lessons' bring Australian Open title...

The 25-year-old is strongly fancied to be crowned champion in two weeks' time, breaking her duck at a tournament where she has never gone beyond the semi-finals.She fired a warning to the rest of the field by claiming the singles and doubles titles in...

 2022-01-15 06:42 

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Maxwell to be sentenced for sex trafficking in June...

"The Court hereby schedules the sentencing in this matter for June 28, 2022, at 11:00 am," a court document signed by New York District judge Alison Nathan said. Maxwell potentially faces life behind bars. Her trial and conviction last month for a...

 2022-01-15 06:24 

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England reeling again at 34-2 in fifth Ashes Test...

After the hosts were dismissed for 303 midway through the first session on day two of the day-night Test at Bellerive Oval, England were 34-2 in reply, with Dawid Malan on nine and skipper Joe Root on three.England, who have already lost the series, did w...

 2022-01-15 04:54 

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Zverev says no Djokovic would make Australian Open wide open...

The world number three German also included Spanish great Rafael Nadal, Russian Daniil Medvedev and Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece among his tips.The unvaccinated Djokovic is facing deportation with his hopes of playing his first-round match next week rapid...

 2022-01-15 04:48 

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Nadal happy to 'feel like a tennis player again' after injury woe...

The 35-year-old Spaniard will be chasing a record 21st Grand Slam crown when he begins his Melbourne title charge on Monday against the 66th-ranked American Marcos Giron.The draw could open up nicely for him with the grave uncertainty surrounding reigning...

 2022-01-15 04:02 

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US Africa envoy to visit Saudi Arabia, Sudan and Ethiopia...

David Satterfield and Assistant Secretary of State Molly Phee will travel to Riyadh, Khartoum and Addis Ababa from January 17-20.In Riyadh, the pair will meet with the Friends of Sudan, a group calling for the restoration of the country's transitional...

 2022-01-15 03:56 

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Warriors snap slump with 42-point win over Bulls, Sixers stay hot...

Andrew Wiggins finished with a team-high 21 points and Stephen Curry delivered 19 as the Warriors rebounded from a 118-99 loss to the defending champion Milwaukee Bucks on Thursday.The loss to the Bucks was the Warriors' fourth in their last five game...

 2022-01-15 03:12 

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Real Madrid close in on Super Cup but criticism remains of Saudi 'image-washing'...

Madrid scraped past Barcelona 3-2 after extra-time in Riyadh on Wednesday before Athletic sprung a surprise by coming from behind to defeat Atletico Madrid 2-1 on Thursday.The annual competition, which includes the top two in La Liga from the previous sea...

 2022-01-15 03:04 

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Major US TV service dumps pro-Trump channel OAN...

"We informed (OAN owner) Herring Networks that, following a routine internal review, we do not plan to enter into a new contract when our current agreement expires," a spokesman for DirecTV told AFP Friday.The deal is due to expire in April, accor...

 2022-01-15 02:40 

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China's economy grew 8% in 2021 but property, virus threats loom: AFP poll...

The eight percent growth would be well above the government's target of more than six percent, and comes on the back of a strong start to the year as a "zero-Covid" policy allowed the country to lead the global economic recovery.China's ex...

 2022-01-15 02:36 

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Tsitsipas 'close to 100 percent' for Open after elbow surgery...

The Greek 23-year-old admitted at the ATP Cup this month that he was struggling with pain, which was affecting his serve in his first tournament since going under the knife in late November.But he is feeling much better and confident it will hold up to th...

 2022-01-15 02:26 

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Tennis great Evert reveals ovarian cancer diagnosis...

"I wanted to share my stage 1 ovarian cancer diagnosis, as a way to help others," Evert wrote in a statement posted on Twitter."I feel very lucky that they caught it early and expect positive results from my chemo plan."Thanks to all of yo...

 2022-01-15 02:14 

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Osaka 'as good as I can be' ahead of Australian Open defence...

The first tennis Grand Slam of the year begins on Monday with Japan's Osaka back at the scene of her 2019 and 2021 Melbourne Park triumphs after a long break and disrupted year during which she said she had suffered from depression.But the 24-year-old...

 2022-01-15 01:26 

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Birdwatchers flock for glimpse of rare snowy owl in US capital...

The motley crew are not there to photograph Washington's famous monuments -- they have their sights set on a rare creature that flew in from the Arctic: a snowy owl."There he is!" shouts one of the birdwatchers.The crowd shifts positions to ge...

 2022-01-15 01:24 

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A safer gun?: 'Smart' pistols headed to US market...

Questions over reliability and political fights have bedeviled the technology for decades, but backers say it's a chance to prevent children, criminals or people considering self-harm from pulling the trigger.Yet whether the deadly weapons will be emb...

 2022-01-15 01:24 

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Venezuela creeps out of hyperinflation, but no one feels it...

The crisis-wracked South American country ended 2021 with inflation of 686 percent, according to the central bank, meaning the end of a period of hyperinflation that began in 2017.Walking through the popular Chacao market in Caracas, Reco does not see any...

 2022-01-15 00:42 

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Suit says Google, Facebook chiefs OK'd market pact...

The records, part of an anti-trust lawsuit by a coalition of US states targeting Google, make serious allegations against Big Tech giants long accused of holding monopolies.According to the states' accusations, the online search colossus sought to ous...

 2022-01-15 00:34 

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Ecuador expands sea life protections around Galapagos...

President Guillermo Lasso, on board a scientific vessel from the Galapagos National Park (PNG) anchored in the bay of Puerto Ayora Santa Cruz Island, signed the decree creating the new reserve called "Hermandad" (Brotherhood).The new reserve is in...

 2022-01-15 00:34 

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North Korea fired railway-borne missiles in third test this year...

South Korea's military said it had detected the launch of two short-range ballistic missiles Friday afternoon, just hours after Pyongyang accused the United States of "provocation"; over fresh sanctions.The tests were held to "check and jud...

 2022-01-15 00:20 

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Thieves loot freight trains in Los Angeles with impunity...

According to the tags found Friday by an AFP team on a track near the city center -- which was easily accessible from nearby streets -- many major US mail order and courier companies such as Amazon, Target, UPS and FedEx are being hit by the thefts, which...

 2022-01-15 00:10 

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Two eagles lift Henley to Sony Open clubhouse lead...

Henley, who started the day tied for second behind defending champion Kevin Na, opened with a birdie on the 10th hole at Waialae Country Club in Honolulu, and after a bogey at the 16th he kickstarted his round at the 18th, where he holed out from a greens...

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