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 2022-06-07 15:06 

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Fears mount for British journalist missing in Amazon...

Veteran freelance journalist Dom Phillips, 57, and respected indigenous specialist Bruno Pereira, 41, were last seen early Sunday traveling by boat in the remote Javari Valley, an indigenous reservation near Brazil's border with Peru, where Phillips w...

 2022-06-07 14:20 

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Starck unveils new Dior chair, predicts end of design...

"What is the future of design? Well, there isn't one, because you must understand that everything has a birth, a life and a death and for design it is the same," he told AFP on the sidelines of the Milan Furniture Fair.He is here to present a ...

 2022-06-07 14:18 

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Clarke slams critics after Scotland's World Cup woe...

Clarke's side blew their chance to reach the World Cup for the first time since 1998 as Ukraine won 3-1 at Hampden Park in the play-off semi-final last Wednesday.There has been criticism aimed at Clarke for his tactics and team selection, while severa...

 2022-06-07 13:48 

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UK's wounded Johnson fights on despite Tory revolt...

Addressing his cabinet a day after narrowly fending off a no-confidence vote from his own Conservative MPs, Johnson said: "We're able now to draw a line under the issues that our opponents want to talk about."But most critics and commentators ...

 2022-06-07 13:44 

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Raducanu injured at Nottingham in blow to Wimbledon preparations...

Raducanu needed a medical timeout in the early stages of her clash with Switzerland's Viktorija Golubic after suffering an injury.The 19-year-old Briton received treatment on her left side and took painkillers in an attempt to carry on, but had to pul...

 2022-06-07 13:40 

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French health workers protest over pay ahead of polls...

Although recently re-elected President Emmanuel Macron has ordered a probe into which emergency units need immediate help with people in the sector warning there is no time to lose."Not a single department is spared, our public hospitals are in the pr...

 2022-06-07 13:38 

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Safe boxes struck in 'Hollywood'-style Iran bank heist...

State-owned Bank Melli said on its website that 168 rented safe boxes had been broken into at the branch, one of its most important.Neither the bank nor police revealed the amount of the loss, as is customary in such cases.The thieves took advantage of a ...

 2022-06-07 13:28 

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Lewandowski looking for 'more emotions' than Bayern can offer...

The Polish forward announced last week that his time with Bayern "had come to an end" without specifying his future plans.Asked Monday during a podcast on Polish website Onet.pl if his departure was dictated by a desire for more money or emotions ...

 2022-06-07 13:26 

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Newly-promoted Schalke name Kramer as head coach...

Kramer, 50, was sacked by Arminia Bielefeld in April as the club made an unsuccessful last-ditch bid to avoid relegation from the German top flight.He has previously had spells in charge of Greuther Fuerth, Fortuna Duesseldorf and several of Germany's...

 2022-06-07 12:28 

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EU agrees single charger standard, in blow to Apple...

EU member states and MEPs believe a standard cable for all devices will cut back on electronic waste, but iPhone juggernaut Apple argues a one-size-fits-all charger would slow innovation and create more pollution.For most portable devices the requirement ...

 2022-06-07 12:20 

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At least 27 killed in Sudan ethnic clashes: witnesses...

In separate incidents, clashes broke out in the restive Darfur region in a bitter land dispute, leaving 16 dead, as well as in South Kordofan state, where 11 people died after an argument between two people reportedly escalated into wider gun battles.The ...

 2022-06-07 11:48 

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Dustin Johnson quits PGA Tour to play in breakaway series...

The decision effectively rules the American two-time major winner out of participating in the Ryder Cup, which pits the United States against Europe every two years.Johnson was speaking at a press conference at Centurion Club, near London, ahead of the op...

 2022-06-07 11:24 

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Hong Kong not becoming 'police state', says city's top cop...

The Chinese business hub is preparing for an upcoming leadership change as well as the 25th anniversary of the city's handover from Britain, for which President Xi Jinping is widely expected to visit. Speaking to local outlet HK01 about beefed-up secu...

 2022-06-07 11:14 

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European stock market plans tech-only index...

Euronext announced 108 firms will be part of its Euronext Tech Leaders "segment", an initiative that has drawn comparisons to the Nasdaq in New York, an exchange housing many top tech companies.The European tech index, set to be launched in July, ...

 2022-06-07 10:42 

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Norway princess announces engagement to US shaman partner...

Fourth in the order of succession behind her brother Prince Haakon and his children, Princess Martha Louise, 50, has previously relinquished most of her official titles and duties in order to devote herself to her private activities. "His Majesty the ...

 2022-06-07 10:24 

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Cambodia, China deny naval base reports as Australia voices concern...

The Washington Post, citing unnamed Western officials, said a new facility at Cambodia's Ream base -- strategically located on the Gulf of Thailand -- was being built for the "exclusive" use of the Chinese navy.The base has been a running sore...

 2022-06-07 08:52 

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Graft-accused S.Africa brothers face extradition from UAE...

Atul and Rajesh Gupta are accused of paying bribes for state contracts and influence over ministerial appointments in a scandal that dogged former South African president Jacob Zuma's administration."Dubai Police made the arrest after receiving a ...

 2022-06-07 08:22 

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UK's wounded Johnson presses on despite Tory rebellion...

The beleaguered leader has claimed that Monday evening's dramatic ballot, which saw 211 Tory party lawmakers support him remaining prime minister but 148 vote against, was a "decisive result".But most critics and commentators disagreed, arguin...

 2022-06-07 08:22 

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Ice skating raises minimum age from 15 to 17 in 'historic' move...

The decision by the International Skating Union (ISU) congress in Phuket, Thailand, came months after a Beijing Winter Olympics drugs scandal involving then-15-year-old Russian figure skater Kamila Valieva."It's a very historic decision," ISU ...

 2022-06-07 08:06 

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Russian superyacht in Fiji handed to US authorities...

The $300 million Amadea, linked by the United States to billionaire Russian politician Suleiman Kerimov, a target of sanctions, was impounded on arrival in Fiji in April at Washington's request.Supreme Court President and Chief Justice Kamal Kumar on ...

 2022-06-07 06:58 

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Royal workshop: Brazil gets first cricket bat factory...

Francisco, 63, is the proud owner of Brazil's first cricket bat factory, based in the small city of Pocos de Caldas in Minas Gerais state, population 170,000.Not coincidentally, the leafy spa city is also the headquarters of Cricket Brasil, an organiz...

 2022-06-07 06:58 

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Step aside football: women's cricket booms in Brazil...

But in an unusual scene for the football-mad country, they are indifferent to the goalposts nearby, instead swinging cricket bats and fielding drives.Welcome to Pocos de Caldas, a city of 170,000 people that is the capital of a lovably quirky quest to tur...

 2022-06-07 06:52 

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English-language students swerve UK post Brexit...

Covid has meant that the number of foreign students on such visits to the UK has fallen sharply.But Britain's departure from the European Union is not helping the recovery, as post-Brexit administrative requirements have raised travel costs.About 50 c...

 2022-06-07 04:16 

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Relief, caution in Beijing as city lifts Covid dine-in curbs...

Last month, the city of 22 million stopped people from eating out, closed gyms and sealed off dozens of subway stations to try and stamp out a coronavirus outbreak.The curbs are now finally easing, including at restaurants."I'm very excited, mainl...

 2022-06-07 04:12 

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Australian KFC patrons clucking mad over lettuce-cabbage switch...

The local price of the verdant leaf has soared by as much as 300 percent in recent months, forcing the fast-food chain to tweak the Colonel's recipe in some stores."We're currently experiencing a lettuce shortage. So, we're using a lettuce...

 2022-06-07 04:04 

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Hong Kong pro-democracy figures set for largest national security trial...

Under the security law, which Beijing imposed in 2020 following huge, sometimes violent democracy protests, the pro-democracy figures are charged with "conspiracy to subversion" for organising an unofficial primary election.Subversion is one of th...

 2022-06-07 03:36 

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Avalanche sweep Oilers, advance to NHL Stanley Cup Final...

Colorado swept the host Oilers 4-0 in the best-of-seven Western Conference final to reach the championship series for the first time since winning the title in 2001.The Avalanche will face either the two-time defending champion Tampa Bay Lightning or New ...

 2022-06-07 03:04 

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Asian markets mixed as rate hike woes offset China tech hopes...

A spike in US Treasury yields took the wind out of the sales for Wall Street, with focus now on the release of inflation data from the United States and China at the end of the week.Analysts are tipping the Federal Reserve to lift borrowing costs by half ...

 2022-06-07 02:54 

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New Zealand Rugby makes public apology to top woman player...

The experienced hooker had accused management of overseeing a culture that failed to support player wellbeing on their unsuccessful tour of Europe last year, during which she said she suffered a mental breakdown.The 30-year-old's social media post in ...

 2022-06-07 02:52 

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Death of three sisters spotlights India dowry violence...

Kalu, Kamlesh and Mamta Meena were victims of a dispute over dowries, the often hefty sums Indian parents pay to marry off their daughters.The sisters had wed brothers from the same household and lived under the same roof, but suffered constant violence f...

 2022-06-07 01:34 

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Women's hockey struggling in Canada...

"The next five years will make up for the last 15. I think now is the time," said Daniele Sauvageau, former Canadian national team coach and now director of the high performance center. "We're going to see changes and more visibility, prob...

 2022-06-07 01:32 

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Fallen football chiefs Blatter and Platini face fraud trial...

Former FIFA president Blatter, 86, and Platini, 66, start a two-week trial at Switzerland's Federal Criminal Court in the southern city of Bellinzona, following a mammoth investigation that began in 2015 and lasted six years.The pair are being tried o...

 2022-06-07 01:32 

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Joking about abortion: New York show tackles divisive US subject...

In "Oh God, A Show About Abortion," the 38-year-old takes up the challenge of making light of a subject that can be very delicate and difficult for many.With a large dose of self-mockery, Leiby portrays herself as a New York anti-heroine, who has ...

 2022-06-07 00:58 

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Celtics hope homecoming sparks NBA Finals boost...

The Celtics and Golden State Warriors are deadlocked 1-1 in the best-of-seven championship series entering game three Wednesday at Boston Garden.After an epic fourth-quarter rally brought Boston a game one triumph, the Warriors took advantage of 33 points...

 2022-06-06 23:30 

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Mali junta sets two-year delay until civilian rule...

Junta leader Colonel Assimi Goita signed a decree read out on state television saying that "the duration of the transition is fixed at 24 months (from) March 26, 2022".Mali has undergone two military coups since August 2020, when the army ousted e...

 2022-06-06 21:44 

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Apple unveils message recall, other 'wish list' features...

The tech giant touted new features and capabilities being built into the operating systems running iPhone, Apple Watch and more, along with a speedy new MacBook Air computer driven by a second generation of its custom chip.Apple chief Tim Cook and his tea...

 2022-06-06 21:30 

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Dominican Republic minister shot dead in office...

A lawyer and politician, the 55-year-old Jorge Mera was the son of former president Salvador Jorge Blanco (1982-86), and had headed the environment ministry since mid-2020."The information we have at the moment indicates that this morning the environm...

 2022-06-06 21:18 

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Twelve players earn exemptions into US Open...

The additions brought to 91 the total number of fully exempt players in the field for the year's third major, to be played from June 16-19 at The Country Club, in Brookline, Massachusetts.Americans Aaron Wise and Luke List booked their berths in the f...

 2022-06-06 21:02 

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British journalist, indigenous expert missing in Brazil...

Veteran foreign correspondent Dom Phillips, 57, went missing while researching a book in the Brazilian Amazon's Javari Valley with respected indigenous expert Bruno Pereira, said The Guardian newspaper, where Phillips has been a longtime contributor.T...

 2022-06-06 21:00 

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Croatia hold France in Nations League...

Juventus midfielder Adrien Rabiot fired France ahead on 52 minutes in Split as coach Didier Deschamps selected an inexperienced side without star forwards Kylian Mbappe and Karim Benzema.Croatia equalised seven minutes from time when Andrej Kramaric won a...

 2022-06-06 21:00 

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Blinken says reports of Russia stealing Ukraine grain 'credible'...

"There are credible reports... that Russia is pilfering Ukraine's grain exports to sell for its own profit," Blinken said at a State Department conference on food security issues arising from the invasion of Ukraine."Now, Russia is hoardin...

 2022-06-06 19:56 

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Mickelson confirms joining Saudi-backed golf series...

The six-time major winner and 2021 PGA Championship winner has been confirmed in the field for the controversial new tour's inaugural event in London this week."I am ready to come back to play the game I love but after 32 years this new path is a ...

 2022-06-06 19:24 

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Tunisia expert drafting new constitution says no reference to Islam...

The first article of a constitution adopted three years after the North African country's 2011 revolution says it is "a free, independent and sovereign state, Islam is its religion and Arabic is its language".But Sadeq Belaid, the legal expert...

 2022-06-06 19:24 

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Sudan civilian bloc reject post-coup crisis talks with army...

The push for talks comes amid continued street protests, the latest in months of unrest.The United Nations, along with the African Union and regional IGAD bloc, have been pushing for Sudanese-led talks to solve the impasse since army chief Abdel Fattah al...

 2022-06-06 19:06 

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Mancini asks for 'no pressure' on young gun Gnonto ahead of Hungary clash...

FC Zurich forward Gnonto set up Lorenzo Pellegrini's goal after coming on as a substitute in Saturday's 1-1 Nations League draw with Germany and looked at home in a new-look Azzurri side not featuring many of those who won Euro 2020.And coach Manc...

 2022-06-06 18:12 

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Injured Salah led Egypt to victory after defying Liverpool...

"Salah was hit by an injury, but played through it," said Galal following his debut after Portuguese Carlos Queiroz quit because he could not agree terms for a new contract. Galal told a press conference that Salah rejected a Liverpool request to ...

 2022-06-06 18:02 

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MP demands retraction of 'smears' against Liverpool fans...

European football's governing body UEFA last week apologised to spectators over their "frightening"; experience before the match in Paris and has also commissioned an independent review.Thousands of Liverpool fans with tickets had to wait for h...

 2022-06-06 17:36 

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Gun attack on church in southwest Nigeria leaves 21 dead...

The bloodshed at St. Francis Catholic Church in Owo town during a service was a rare assault in Nigeria's usually safer southwest and shocked a country grown used to jihadist attacks and mass kidnappings in the north.Richard Olatunde, spokesman for th...

 2022-06-06 17:30 

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Dancing 'old heart-throbs' become TikTok sensation in Japan...

The group's mission? To promote their small countryside town, whose population is in decline, through dance routines to pop tunes that fans call "adorable".Since their first post in February, the videos, filmed in choice locations from playgro...

 2022-06-06 17:14 

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British journalist, indigenous expert missing in Brazil...

Veteran foreign correspondent Dom Phillips went missing while researching a book in the Brazilian Amazon's Javari Valley with respected indigenous expert Bruno Pereira, said The Guardian, where Phillips has been a longtime freelance contributor.The pa...

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