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 2023-01-21 22:28 

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Griezmann shines in Atletico romp, Sevilla snatch win...

Real Sociedad, third, continued their fine form with a 2-0 win at Rayo Vallecano, while struggling Sevilla snatched a 1-0 win over Cadiz with a late Ivan Rakitic penalty.Atletico';s new Dutch forward Depay, signed from Barcelona on Friday, came off the...

 2023-01-21 22:22 

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Leinster stay perfect in Champions Cup as Quins book last-16 berth...

The four-time European champions scored five second-half tries through Hugo Keenan, who crossed twice, Josh van der Flier, Jimmy O'Brien and captain Garry Ringrose in the last minute.Janick Tarrit and Christian Wade scored tries for the French side wh...

 2023-01-21 21:36 

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Korda and Hataoka chase Henderson at Tournament of Champions...

Henderson has led after all three rounds at Lake Nona, Orlando and despite not reaching the levels of her 66 on Friday, she still only had one bogey on the par-four 12th."I wasn't as smooth out there today, but I feel like we fought it out pretty ...

 2023-01-21 21:34 

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Buzz Aldrin, second man on the Moon, marries on 93rd birthday...

Aldrin and Anca Faur, executive vice president of Buzz Aldrin Ventures, were wed in a private ceremony."On my 93rd birthday... I am pleased to announce that my longtime love Dr. Anca Faur & I have tied the knot," Aldrin tweeted along with pictures...

 2023-01-21 20:46 

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Japan wins World Pastry Cup...

The Japanese added to triumphs in 1989 and 2007 in coming through a two-day contest near Lyon against 17 teams from around the globe all comprising a chocolate maker, a sugar expert and a master ice cream maker.Feted French pastry chef and chocolatier Pie...

 2023-01-21 20:36 

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Wind scores two as Wolfsburg put six past Freiburg...

Visitors Freiburg were hoping to cut the gap to Bayern Munich to two points after the leaders' 1-1 draw at RB Leipzig on Friday.But they capitulated after falling behind to Patrick Wimmer's second-minute opener.Wind scored twice in the space of ni...

 2023-01-21 20:26 

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Peru closes Machu Picchu as protesters face arrest in Lima...

Protests demanding the resignation of Peruvian President Dina Boluarte have been ongoing since early December, leaving 46 people dead and prompting the government to impose a state of emergency in violence-hit areas.Authorities announced Saturday yet anot...

 2023-01-21 20:16 

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Brazil's Lula fires army chief...

Arruda had only taken up the post on December 30, two days before the end of Bolsonaro's mandate, and was confirmed by Lula's administration in early January. He will be replaced by southeastern army commander Tomas Ribeiro Paiva, GloboNews report...

 2023-01-21 20:10 

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Celtic cruise into last 16 as Scottish Cup holders Rangers also progress...

Japan forward Furuhashi matched his total for last season thanks to a first-half double in the fourth-round tie at Parkhead.Aaron Mooy also scored twice, with David Turnbull on target as well.Celtic went ahead from the penalty spot following a harsh VAR d...

 2023-01-21 20:00 

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Russia to retaliate after RT accounts frozen in France: reports...

Hours later, the director of the channel in France announced that it would have to shut down as a consequence."The blocking of RT France accounts will lead to retaliatory measures against the French media in Russia," the TASS and RIA Novosti news ...

 2023-01-21 19:48 

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Former PM joins mass rally against Israel govt...

"People who love the state came to defend its democracy, its courts, the idea of a common life and a common good," Lapid tweeted, vowing to "not give up until we win."Saturday9;s demonstration was the largest so far since Lapid's su...

 2023-01-21 19:44 

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Griezmann shines as Atletico thrash Valladolid...

The Dutch forward, signed from Barcelona on Friday, came off the bench in the second half but by then Antoine Griezmann's virtuoso display had the hosts in full control at the Metropolitano.The French forward produced a sublime assist for Alvaro Morat...

 2023-01-21 19:44 

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Jeremy Renner suffered '30 plus broken bones' in snow plow accident...

The "Avengers" star spent more than two weeks in the hospital after the giant 14,000-lb (six-ton) vehicle rolled onto him as he was clearing a driveway."These 30 plus broken bones will mend, grow stronger, just like the love and bond with fami...

 2023-01-21 19:16 

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Napoli see off Salernitana to move 12 points clear...

Goals from Giovanni Di Lorenzo and Victor Osimhen immediately either side of half-time made sure that Napoli will be at least nine points clear at the halfway point of the season after a straight-forward win in soaking Salerno.Luciano Spalletti's side...

 2023-01-21 18:12 

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Furuhashi goal-spree continues as Celtic cruise into Scottish Cup last 16...

The Japan forward matched his tally for last season thanks to a first-half double in the fourth-round tie at Parkhead.Aaron Mooy also scored twice, with David Turnbull on target as well.Morton had reason to feel aggrieved by the way Celtic went ahead from...

 2023-01-21 17:12 

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Liverpool-Chelsea stalemate dents top four hopes, Everton beaten again...

In a repeat of last season's League and FA Cup finals, which Liverpool won on penalties after goalless draws, neither side could break the deadlock at Anfield to remain rooted in mid-table.Both sides are nine points off the top four and could slip fur...

 2023-01-21 17:12 

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Brazil's newly elected Lula heads to Argentina on first trip abroad...

Lula will head to Argentina, the customary first stop for Brazilian presidents. Beyond tradition, however, the trip will also allow him to meet with a faithful ally, President Alberto Fernandez, as well as regional counterparts at the summit of the Commun...

 2023-01-21 17:02 

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Wind scores two as Wolfsburg put six past Freiburg...

Visitors Freiburg were hoping to cut the gap to Bayern Munich to two points after the leaders' 1-1 draw at RB Leipzig on Friday.But they capitulated after falling behind to Patrick Wimmer's second-minute opener.Wind scored twice in the space of ni...

 2023-01-21 16:56 

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Celtic boss Postecoglou gives 'fantastic' Juranovic all-clear for Berlin move...

Celtic have accepted a reported offer of up to 10 million (11.4 million euros) from Union Berlin for the 27-year-old full-back, who shone at last year's World Cup.Juranovic arrived from Legia Warsaw before the start of the 2021/22 campaign and helped ...

 2023-01-21 16:56 

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Doheny hits 84 as Ireland win to level Zimbabwe ODI series...

After losing the toss and been put in to bat, Ireland made 294-7 in Harare with Doheny and Harry Tector (75) the chief contributors.In response, Zimbabwe never matched the tourists' run rate and despite half centuries from former England Test batsman ...

 2023-01-21 16:42 

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Peru closes famed tourist site Machu Picchu due to protests...

Demonstrations demanding the resignation of Peruvian President Dina Boluarte have been ongoing since early December, leaving 46 people dead and prompting the government to impose a state of emergency in violence-hit areas.Authorities announced Saturday ye...

 2023-01-21 16:28 

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Doheny hits 84 as Ireland win to level Zimbabwe ODI series...

After losing the toss and been put in to bat, Ireland made 294-7 at Harare Sports Club with Doheny and Harry Tector (75) the chief contributors.In response, Zimbabwe never matched the tourists' run rate and despite half centuries from former England T...

 2023-01-21 16:20 

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Gulf Cup in Iraq marred by deadly stampede, logistical slips...

Thursday's stampede outside a football stadium ahead of the cup final in the southern city of Basra killed one person and injured dozens, medics and security sources have said."I felt like I was going to die," said fan Doha Hashem, recalling b...

 2023-01-21 15:56 

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Quins book last-16 berth as La Rochelle ensure home tie...

Harlequins won 39-29 at the Stoop in Twickenham to qualify while the Sharks collected a late try bonus point that should give them a home tie in Durban. Lukhanyo Am put the visitors, already sure of a last-16 place, ahead with a try in the first minute.Qu...

 2023-01-21 15:38 

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Right leads mass protest against Spanish govt in Madrid...

Participants waved red and yellow Spanish flags and called on Sanchez to resign. Some held up signs with a photo of the Socialist premier calling him a "traitor".Around 30,000 people gathered in Madrid's Cibeles Square for the rally, according...

 2023-01-21 15:34 

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Moukoko extends contract with Borussia Dortmund...

Moukoko, was set to become a free agent in the summer of 2023 and German media reported that several of Europe's major clubs including Barcelona, Chelsea and Liverpool, along with Saudi-backed Newcastle, had indicated an interest in the youngster. Mou...

 2023-01-21 15:26 

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'Not broken by war': Ukraine holds funeral for minister killed in crash...

Mourners in black and clutching roses had earlier gathered near Maidan square in Ukraine's capital to pay final respects to interior minister Denys Monastyrsky and his colleagues, who died in a shock helicopter accident earlier this week."They wer...

 2023-01-21 15:24 

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Iran judiciary to rule on famed filmmaker's release: lawyer...

Panahi, 62, who has won a string of awards at European film festivals, was arrested on July 11 and had been due to serve a six-year sentence handed down in 2010 after his conviction for "propaganda against the system".But on October 15, the Suprem...

 2023-01-21 15:22 

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Axelsen downs Christie to storm into India Open final...

The Danish ace and top seed, fresh from his Malaysia Open win on Sunday, served out his fourth-seed opponent in 38 minutes in the men's singles semi-finals in New Delhi."I feel really good. I felt really fresh going into my match today," said ...

 2023-01-21 15:12 

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Sorloth strikes again as Real Sociedad beat Rayo...

Imanol Alguacil's side pulled level with second place Real Madrid on 38 points, three behind leaders Barcelona, although the top two have played two fewer games.Real also moved 10 points clear of fourth placed Atletico Madrid, who welcome Real Vallado...

 2023-01-21 14:44 

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Drab draw leaves Liverpool, Chelsea still mired in mid-table...

A point apiece leaves both clubs nine points adrift of the Champions League places and there was little to suggest either can quickly rekindle their former glories to make a charge up the table.Chelsea had a goal scored by Kai Havertz ruled out for offsid...

 2023-01-21 14:18 

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Rohit lauds pace bowlers as India clinch ODI series...

Pace spearhead Mohammed Shami returned figures of 3-18 to help dismiss the Black Caps for 108 after India elected to bowl first in Raipur.Rohit made 51 as India romped home in 20.1 overs to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series.And the c...

 2023-01-21 14:06 

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Tanzania opposition holds first rally since ban lifted...

"It was not easy after those seven years of banning political meetings," the director for communications and foreign affairs for the Chadema party, Jon Mrema, told cheering supporters. Thousands of Chadema supporters gathered at the Furahisha grou...

 2023-01-21 14:04 

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Kilde overcomes dip in confidence for Kitzbuehel win...

Kilde had a scare in Friday's first downhill on the famed Streif course, going wide from the final traverse into the jump that leads into the finish area.The Norwegian was just centimetres away from hitting the safety netting as he exited with a drama...

 2023-01-21 13:42 

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US, Africa histories 'intimately connected' by slavery: Yellen...

Speaking at Goree Island off the Senegalese capital of Dakar, the largest slave trading centre on the African coast, Yellen voiced "an overwhelming sense of sadness and pain thinking about those stolen from their families.""In both Africa and ...

 2023-01-21 13:36 

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McCarthy kept waiting for Blackpool bow by frozen pitch...

The former Republic of Ireland boss was put in charge of the second-tier strugglers until the end of the season on Wednesday after Michael Appleton was sacked just seven months into his reign.But McCarthy's hopes of getting going this weekend were das...

 2023-01-21 13:22 

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Barca coach Xavi in 'state of shock' over Alves accusations...

The 39-year-old defender, sacked by his Mexican club Pumas after his arrest, is being held in custody without bail in Barcelona.The charge of sexual assault in Spain can mean anything from unsolicited and unwanted sexual groping to rape.While police decli...

 2023-01-21 13:18 

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Thousands protest against Spanish govt in Madrid...

Participants waved red and yellow Spanish flags and called on Sanchez to resign. Some held up signs with a photo of the Socialist premier calling him a "traitor".Around 30,000 people gathered in Madrid's Cibeles Square for the rally, according...

 2023-01-21 12:46 

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Kilde wins second Kitzbuehel downhill to reel in Odermatt...

In tricky, snowy conditions, the Norwegian clocked 1min 56.90sec to net 100,000 euros ($108,000) in prize money, part of a 1m-euro pot on offer for three days of racing in the upmarket Tyrolean resort.The result took Kilde to 225 points behind Switzerland...

 2023-01-21 12:24 

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'Nothing changes' for Allegri despite Juve points deduction...

Juve were docked 15 points by the Italian Football Federation on Friday evening, pushing them down from third to 10th in Serie A and greatly compromising their chances of making next season's Champions League.Allegri's team face Atalanta on Sunday...

 2023-01-21 11:58 

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Germany faces backlash over refusal to give Ukraine tanks...

On Friday, some 50 nations agreed to provide Kyiv with billions of dollars' worth of military hardware, including armoured vehicles and munitions needed to push back Russian forces.But German Defence Minister Boris Pistorius told reporters on the side...

 2023-01-21 11:54 

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Djokovic battles past Dimitrov to stay on course at Australian Open...

The Serbian fourth seed came through a titanic 77-minute first set before taming the Bulgarian 7-6 (9/7), 6-3, 6-4 on Rod Laver Arena, needing treatment twice on his troublesome hamstring.He will face home hope Alex de Minaur for a place in the quarter-fi...

 2023-01-21 11:52 

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Murray's heroic Australian Open run over in round three...

The 35-year-old Murray was clearly feeling the effects of his epic five-setter in round two, which started on Thursday but ended in the early hours of Friday.The 24th-seeded Spaniard Bautista won 6-1, 6-7 (7/9), 6-3, 6-4 and faces unseeded Tommy Paul of t...

 2023-01-21 11:28 

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Bustling Wuhan markets celebrate New Year but grief remains...

But while many stock up on colourful flowers to celebrate the Spring Festival and the arrival of the Year of the Rabbit, others have a more sombre reason: to mourn loved ones lost to Covid-19 in the recent wave."I have friends and family who passed aw...

 2023-01-21 11:24 

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'Hi second week!' Fruhvirtova, 17, revels in 'surreal' Australian Open...

The Czech teenager recovered from a break down in the third set against compatriot Marketa Vondrousova to win 7-5, 2-6, 6-3 and reach the last 16 in Melbourne. "It feels pretty surreal," she told reporters."It9;s an incredible feeling. I...

 2023-01-21 11:16 

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Turkey cancels Sweden minister visit over planned protest...

Turkey has been angered by permission obtained by Rasmus Paludan, a Swedish-Danish politician whose anti-Islamist actions sparked riots across Sweden last year, to stage a protest in front of its embassy in the Swedish capital.A day after summoning the Sw...

 2023-01-21 11:06 

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Shami helps India dismiss New Zealand for 108 in 2nd ODI...

Shami struck in the opening over after India, who lead the three-match series 1-0, elected to bowl in Raipur.By the 11th, the Black Caps were reduced to 15-5.Glenn Phillips made 36 as he combined with the middle- and lower-order batsmen including Michael ...

 2023-01-21 10:58 

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'Stressed' Garcia fights back to avoid Australian Open shock...

France's Garcia won 1-6, 6-3, 6-3 in 2hr 10min to reach the fourth round at the Australian Open for the first time since 2018."She played a great match, she was able to read me very well," said a relieved Garcia, the fourth seed."I was get...

 2023-01-21 10:30 

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Slovenia's Stuhec wins second Cortina downhill, Shiffrin seventh...

Stuhec, who finished second to home favourite Sofia Goggia in Friday's downhill, clocked 1min 04.73sec down the Olympia delle Tofane course, shortened because of wind.It was the Slovenian's first victory since she stormed to her second world gold ...

 2023-01-21 10:24 

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Tunisia detains anti-president MP: lawyer...

Seifeddine Makhlouf had been found guilty of insulting police during a standoff at Tunis airport in March 2021.Makhlouf, head of Islamist nationalist party Al-Karama, shouted "down with the coup" and "long live Tunisia" before being bundle...

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