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 2022-09-14 11:26 

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Settler high-rises risk 'Palestinian island' in Jerusalem...

Salman lives in the Arab neighbourhood of Beit Safafa where Israeli authorities recently granted pre-approval for 700 settler homes in the proposed Givat Shaked development, including four 24-storey buildings.Standing on a grassy, litter-strewn hill besid...

 2022-09-14 11:24 

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Russian Orthodox Church says ready for new pope meeting...

The news came after the pope opened an inter-faith meeting in ex-Soviet Kazakhstan where he lashed the manipulation of faith for political ends.The gathering is being attended by around 100 delegations from 50 countries, but Putin's close ally, Patria...

 2022-09-14 10:16 

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UK inflation eases from 40-year high...

The Consumer Prices Index slowed to 9.9 percent in August, the Office of National Statistics said.CPI for July had stood at 10.1 percent, the highest level since 1982, fuelled by surging domestic energy bills and soaring food prices.The Bank of England, w...

 2022-09-14 10:14 

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Lebanese woman robs bank to pay for 'ill sister's' treatment...

It was just the latest in a string of heists as Lebanese depositors, whose savings have been devalued and trapped in banks for almost three years, take matters into their own hands.Sali Hafiz streamed a live video of her raid, in which she could be heard ...

 2022-09-14 10:12 

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Xi lands in Kazakhstan in first trip abroad since pandemic...

Xi, during his three-day visit to Central Asia, is scheduled to attend a summit of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) in Uzbekistan, where he is expected to meet with Russian leader Vladimir Putin.Their highly-anticipated meeting comes as Russia is s...

 2022-09-14 10:10 

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US sets up fund for Afghan money after Taliban talks flop...

The new Afghan Fund, based in Geneva, will be put in charge of core central bank functions such as paying Afghanistan's international arrears and for its electricity imports and potentially for future necessities such as printing currency.The decision...

 2022-09-14 09:48 

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Lufthansa back in private hands as govt sells rescue stake...

In the spring of 2020, borders were shutting worldwide, forcing airlines everywhere to ground planes and put staff put on forced leave.To save Lufthansa from bankruptcy, the German government took a 20-percent stake in the group under a nine-billion-euro ...

 2022-09-14 09:46 

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Europe's battle with Big Tech: billions in fines and tough laws...

In the past few years, the EU has slapped eye-watering fines on Apple and Google in tax and competition cases, and drawn up a landmark law to curb the market dominance of Big Tech. Brussels has also toughened its code of conduct on disinformation and hate...

 2022-09-14 07:42 

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Foxconn strikes $19.4 bn deal to make chips in India...

Semiconductors are an essential component of nearly all modern electronics, from smartphones to kitchen appliances and cars, but the coronavirus pandemic kneecapped global production and leading manufacturers are still struggling to meet demand.India appr...

 2022-09-14 07:40 

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Taiwan says beauty queen barred from waving flag in Malaysia...

Miss Taiwan Kao Man-jung was photographed crying as other contestants in a beauty pageant appeared on stage during Tuesday's opening ceremony of the 2022 World Congress on Innovation and Technology (WCIT), according to Taiwanese authorities."China...

 2022-09-14 07:38 

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Roadside bomb claimed by Pakistan Taliban kills eight in northwest...

The blast happened Tuesday night in Kabal town in the Swat valley, which was largely ruled by the Pakistan Taliban during a 2007-2009 insurgency.For years Islamabad encouraged tribal vigilante forces known as peace committees to defend their villages agai...

 2022-09-14 07:36 

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Almodovar withdraws from English film project with Blanchett...

"Pedro Almodovar is pulling out of the 'Manual for Cleaning Women' project which will continue with Cate Blanchett," tweeted Agustin Almodovar who jointly runs the brothers' film production company, El Deseo.The news was first broken b...

 2022-09-14 07:30 

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Three detained in France over assault on football star...

The three men, at least one of whom has a criminal record, were detained at their homes at two different addresses outside Paris, Versailles prosecutors said in a statement to AFP.According to a source familiar with the case, the three young men are suspe...

 2022-09-14 07:26 

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Shares in Chinese conglomerate Fosun dive on report of watchdog scrutiny...

There has been growing concern about the debts of Chinese companies, particularly after a run of high-profile defaults in the property sector last year that rippled through the wider economy.Bloomberg News on Tuesday cited unnamed sources as saying that r...

 2022-09-14 06:56 

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Google, Meta face record fines in South Korea over privacy violations...

Investigations into the two US tech giants found they had been "collecting and analysing" data on their users, and monitoring their use of websites and applications, the Personal Information Protection Commission said.The data was used to "inf...

 2022-09-14 06:50 

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Golf rankings risk being 'laughing stock' if LIV excluded: Norman...

The issue of LIV Golf's events being recognised by the Official World Golf Ranking (OWGR) system could be pivotal to its future. If players can earn rankings points from LIV events, it becomes easier to qualify for the sport's four majors."It ...

 2022-09-14 05:36 

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Wallabies out to avoid 'world of hurt' against All Blacks...

The Wallabies and All Blacks have both lacked consistency this season but it will be New Zealand who go into their Rugby Championship clash in Melbourne on a high.After four defeats in the previous six Tests, they thumped Argentina 53-3 in Hamilton to eas...

 2022-09-14 05:08 

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One dead, two wounded in shooting at Thai military facility...

Sergeant Major Yongyuth Mungkornkim, a clerk at the Royal Thai Army War College, shot three other soldiers around 8:45 am (0145 GMT), the military said in a statement.The 59-year-old tried to flee the scene but surrendered himself around 10 am, deputy nat...

 2022-09-14 04:58 

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Health groups calls for fossil fuel non-proliferation treaty...

A letter proposing the "fossil fuel non-proliferation treaty" said it could work similarly to the World Health Organization's Framework Convention on Tobacco Control -- except this time the harmful controlled substances would be coal, oil and ...

 2022-09-14 04:06 

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One dead, two wounded in shooting at Thai military facility...

Deputy national police spokesman Kissana Phathanacharoen said a suspect had been detained after the incident at the Army Training Command Department, part of a large complex of military buildings in the north of the capital.Local media reported that the s...

 2022-09-14 03:58 

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Australian cycling ace Porte retires aged 37...

The 37-year-old Team Ineos Grenadiers rider, who turned professional aged 24, said on social media that it had been "a brilliant ride"."I could never have imagined as a young kid growing up in Tasmania I'd be lucky enough to travel the wor...

 2022-09-14 03:52 

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French court to rule on deadly 2009 Yemenia Airways crash...

The Yemeni national airline faces a maximum fine of 225,000 euros ($225,000) if found guilty of insufficient pilot training that led to fatal mistakes by the crew onboard, as prosecutors have alleged.On June 29, 2009, flight Yemenia 626 was on approach to...

 2022-09-14 03:50 

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'Just doing my job,' says record-setting Nepali climber...

The Nepali climber's summit of Pakistan's Gasherbrum II (8,035 metres) last month completed his unprecedented double ascent of the eight-thousanders -- as the 14 peaks are collectively known.As usual, he was guiding a paying customer -- this time ...

 2022-09-14 03:40 

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Seeds of change for Dijon mustard amid shortage...

A heatwave across the ocean in Canada, the world's top mustard seed producer, is to blame for the drastic shortage that has dragged on for months in France.Canada supplies around 80 percent of the mustard seeds used by French makers of the spicy condi...

 2022-09-14 03:32 

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How the tide turned on data centres in Europe...

Not so long ago, European countries were falling over each other to welcome the firms that run these warehouses, known as data centres or bit barns.Wide-eyed politicians trumpeted investments and dreamt of creating global tech hubs.But then the dream went...

 2022-09-14 03:26 

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Asian stocks slump at open, tracking US losses after inflation report...

Tokyo, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Seoul, Taipei and Sydney all opened lower at the start of trading, reversing gains made in recent days due to positive market expectations from the US labour department's consumer price index (CPI) report.On Tuesday, US gov...

 2022-09-14 03:24 

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Grins and engine growls: Thai motorbike drag racing kicks back into gear...

Teenager Anawat Duangdara was among scores competing in front of enthusiastic crowds in the raucous NGO Street Drag Race in Chonburi on Sunday, which aimed to take popular -- and dangerous -- motorbike street racing off the roads and onto the tracks.The 1...

 2022-09-14 03:20 

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Yankees' Judge homers twice, closing in on 61...

Judge connected for solo shots in the sixth and eighth inning -- his 56th and 57th homers of the season stretching his major league lead.Judge is now four homers away from equalling Roger Maris's 61-year-old American League record of 61 home runs in a...

 2022-09-14 02:58 

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Ukraine designer evokes the pain of war at NY fashion show...

She went on to present a collection rich in patriotic symbols.Bevza is an old hand at New York's Fashion Week, where she has appeared since 2017. She is based in Kyiv and has her workshops there but was forced to leave after the invasion in late Febru...

 2022-09-14 02:54 

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EU court decides record antitrust fine against Google...

The decision by the Luxembourg-based General Court could undo or demand modifications to the landmark decision, taken by the European Commission in 2018, which remains the EU's biggest-ever antitrust fine. Google urged a panel of EU judges last year t...

 2022-09-14 02:40 

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Energy crisis to dominate EU chief's annual speech...

The "State of the European Union" address to the European Parliament is to focus on ways her European Commission can mitigate the looming crisis, which is being worsened by soaring inflation.Among those listening to the speech will be Ukrainian Fi...

 2022-09-14 02:28 

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Kate's daunting task of following Diana as Princess of Wales...

Outside Kensington Palace in London, where Diana continued to live after separating from the new King Charles III in 1992, members of the public voiced their views on the task facing Kate."Diana will never be forgotten. But I'm sure that she'l...

 2022-09-14 02:16 

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Venezuela agrees to help in Colombia peace talks...

This is the latest move toward strong new relations that had been severed until Gustavo Petro took power this month as the first leftist leader ever in Colombia.Colombia has asked the Venezuelan government of President Nicolas Maduro to be guarantor of ta...

 2022-09-14 02:02 

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Refereeing basketball to escape violence in Venezuela...

She is one of 20 young people from a Caracas neighborhood engulfed by violence that have been trained as basketball referees by a local NGO."I want to make my parents proud and for the kids in the neighborhood to look up to me as an example to follow,...

 2022-09-14 02:00 

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Hunger returns to haunt Brazil amid divisive vote...

The 58-year-old widow, whose creased brown face betrays her burdens, lost her family's main breadwinner when her brother, who worked in Sao Paulo, died of Covid-19 last year.Now she and her family of eight, who are squatting in an abandoned shack, are...

 2022-09-14 01:30 

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Crowds gather as queen's coffin to go on display in London...

Six days after her death in Scotland, Queen Elizabeth's body will be borne on a horse-drawn gun carriage from her Buckingham Palace home to Westminster Hall where she will remain for four days until her funeral next Monday.The king and other senior ro...

 2022-09-13 22:14 

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Bayern beat Barcelona on Lewandowski return, Liverpool grab late winner...

There was also a surprise defeat for Tottenham Hotspur at Sporting Lisbon, and Atletico Madrid were beaten on their trip to play Bayer Leverkusen.Both Spanish visitors to Germany came away on the losing side, with Barcelona going down 2-0 at the Allianz A...

 2022-09-13 20:38 

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US must be 'at the table' in semiconductor field: Blinken...

Addressing students and researchers at Purdue University, home to one of America's top engineering schools, Blinken stressed the importance of "getting into that tech diplomacy, making sure that the United States is at the table when decisions are...

 2022-09-13 20:34 

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Williams driver Albon out of hospital after respiratory failure...

Albon missed the Italian Grand Prix in Monza with appendicitis on Saturday and was transferred to nearby San Gerardo Hospital for treatment.The 26-year-old underwent surgery, but then ended up in intensive care and required assistance with breathing.Londo...

 2022-09-13 20:28 

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Boston Marathon adds option for non-binary runners in 2023...

Registration for the 127th edition of the race, to be held next April 17, opened on Monday and the application allows runners to select non-binary for gender."The Boston Athletic Association is currently working on expanding opportunities for non-bina...

 2022-09-13 19:58 

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Republican senator proposes national 15-week US abortion ban...

The proposed legislation, which has no chance of passage in the Democratic-held Senate, came under immediate fire from the White House and Democratic lawmakers.Abortion rights have been in the spotlight since the Supreme Court struck down the constitution...

 2022-09-13 18:38 

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NBA suspends Suns owner Sarver for year after racism probe...

In announcing the punishment, the league said the independent investigation found that Sarver "engaged in conduct that clearly violated common workplace standards, as reflected in team and League rules and policies."This conduct included the use o...

 2022-09-13 18:34 

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US says Russia has sent $300 mln to meddle in elections...

US intelligence "assesses that these are minimum figures and that Russia likely has transferred additional funds covertly in cases that have gone undetected," a senior administration official said."We think this is just the tip of the iceberg,...

 2022-09-13 18:24 

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Brazil's Bolsonaro says he will retire if he loses October vote...

"If it's God's will, I'll continue (as president). If not, I'll pass the (presidential) sash and retire," Bolsonaro said Monday night during an interview on a podcast for young Evangelical Christians.The 67-year-old added: "At ...

 2022-09-13 18:12 

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Kremlin under pressure from hawks after Ukrainian successes...

To put an end to the avalanche of scathing critiques, the Kremlin issued a warning to those who would go too far in questioning its strategy.Dissenting voices need to "remain within the law" that punishes people "discrediting4; the army, Kr...

 2022-09-13 18:10 

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Serie A to introduce semi-automated offside before World Cup: source...

The source said the technology, developed by global governing body FIFA, would be ready for use in the Italian league "within a few weeks" after testing at recent matches.Juventus will host the new technology when they take on Benfica in the Champ...

 2022-09-13 18:04 

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Twitter ex-security chief in Congress as shareholders back Musk buyout...

The shareholder decision clears the way for the contract to close, even as billionaire Musk tries to exit it. Twitter has sued him to force it through, but analysts said testimony by Zatko, the social network's former security chief, will put more pre...

 2022-09-13 18:00 

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Two dead, 14 injured in Jordan building collapse...

Security spokesman Amer al-Sartawy told state television that the latest toll from the collapse was two deaths, after one was initially reported, adding that fourteen others were injured."Rescue teams pulled a second body from underneath the rubble...

 2022-09-13 17:00 

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Air quality warning as Oregon wildfire grows...

Dozens of active fires in California, Idaho, Oregon, Washington and other western states have ravaged more than 1,200 square miles (3,100 square kilometers), highlighting the devastating effects of a two-decade-plus drought that has left the region parche...

 2022-09-13 16:12 

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Guardiola expects even more from Haaland ahead of Dortmund reunion...

Haaland will face his former club on Wednesday for the first time since joining City in a 51 million ($58 million) transfer in the close-season.That fee already looks a bargain after a blistering start featuring 12 goals from Haaland in just eight appeara...

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