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 2022-05-01 13:12 

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Kenya boosts minimum wage as inflation bites...

Inflation in the East African economic powerhouse jumped to a seven-month high in April, mainly as a result of skyrocketing fuel and food prices, according to official figures."As a caring government, we find there is a compelling case to review the m...

 2022-05-01 13:06 

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Exhausted Ukrainian soldiers return from eastern front...

The brigade walked 12 kilometres (7.5 miles) Saturday, camouflaged in the woods and under crossfire, until their point of retreat at Sviatoguirsk.For a month, the 81st -- whose motto is "always first" -- battled to push back the Russian advance in...

 2022-05-01 13:06 

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Iraq yet again hit by increasingly frequent dust storms...

Flights were grounded due to poor visibility at airports serving the capital Baghdad and the Shiite holy city of Najaf, with the phenomenon expected to continue into Monday, according to the weather service."Flights have been interrupted at the airpor...

 2022-05-01 12:32 

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Birthday boy Bonucci puts Juve on brink of Champions League with brace...

Italy defender Bonucci struck in each half at the Allianz Stadium to put Juve 10 points clear of fifth-placed Lazio, who currently occupy the Europa League spot, while Roma are a further point back in sixth ahead of their home match with Bologna later on ...

 2022-05-01 12:10 

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Pakistan, Saudi Arabia to discuss extending term of $3b loan...

The Gulf nation has long been an intelligence partner of Pakistan as well as a regular source of financial relief for successive governments.The latest sign of support follows a visit to Saudi Arabia by new Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif, who has inherited...

 2022-05-01 12:02 

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Beijing tourist sites empty in Covid-stalked public holiday...

China's staunch zero-Covid policy has kept the virus at bay for more than two years but it is currently facing its worst outbreak since the start of the pandemic thanks to an Omicron-fuelled wave.Millions across the country -- particularly in economic...

 2022-05-01 11:44 

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Ogura leads from start to finish for long-awaited win in Spain Moto2...

The Japanese rider, who arrived in Jerez La Frontera second in the standings after two podium finishes in the first four races, started from pole position for the first time and never gave up the lead before winning comfortably.In four years in Moto3 and ...

 2022-05-01 11:40 

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Regine, disco pioneer and nightclub queen, dies at 92...

Regine, born Regina Zylberberg in Belgium, opened her first club in Paris's Latin Quarter in the 1950s, replacing the juke-box, ubiquitous in dance venues at the time, with turntables and disc jockeys.The new format, she often said, justified her clai...

 2022-05-01 09:08 

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American teenager Knighton becomes fourth fastest man over 200m...

The 18-year-old's time blitzed those of sprint legends Carl Lewis and Tommy Smith and places him behind only Jamaica's world record holder Usain Bolt (19.19sec), another Jamaican Yohan Blake (19.26) and American Michael Johnson (19.32). Knighton b...

 2022-05-01 06:36 

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Tears of delight as Waratahs boost Australian Super Rugby hopes...

Much had been made of how the Australian sides would fare in after the drubbing they took last year from the New Zealand clubs but the Waratahs, ACT Brumbies and Melbourne Rebels all proved the doubters wrong over the weekend. The front-running Blues held...

 2022-05-01 05:30 

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Stevenson dominates Valdez in super featherweight unification bout...

American Stevenson improved to 18-0 as he handed Mexico's Valdez his first defeat in 31 professional fights.Stevenson sent Valdez to the canvas with a left to the head in the sixth round on the way to his first defense of the WBO title he won with a 1...

 2022-05-01 04:56 

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Olympics chief praises Brisbane 2032 after 'honeymoon' meeting...

But Bach warned that like any marriage there would likely be surprises causing problems in the relationship. "We are not only satisfied. I have said it before, we are impressed and happy," Bach said during a visit to Sydney to meet members of the ...

 2022-05-01 04:34 

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Taylor edges Serrano as boxing history made at Madison Square Garden...

The first women's bout to headline a fight card at the iconic New York venue in its 140-year history did not disappoint.Brooklyn-based Serrano pummelled Taylor in the fifth round, but the bloodied champion held on and reasserted herself as the pair we...

 2022-05-01 03:22 

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Australian troupe of actors with disabilities set for European tour...

Back to Back Theatre is the only Australian company ever to have won the 2.5 million Norwegian kroner (266,000 US dollar) International Ibsen Award, with the selection committee saying they had "created some of the most memorable productions of twenty...

 2022-05-01 03:04 

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Lebanese students in limbo after fleeing Ukraine war...

"Even war is better than being here," said 25-year-old Yasser Harb, who left Kyiv just two days before Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24.The final-year medical student is now back in a country where electricity is scarce, public services are d...

 2022-05-01 01:30 

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Ignoring Putin's threats, US boosts support for Ukraine...

After the United States brought 40 countries to a US base in Germany last week to discuss aid for Ukraine's war with Russia, Putin on Wednesday threatened a "lightning fast" response if there is any direct intervention by outsiders on Kyiv'...

 2022-05-01 01:28 

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Christian Smalls, the unlikely union leader who took on Amazon...

The president of the Amazon Labor Union (ALU), which caused a stir in early April by becoming the e-commerce giant's first union in the United States, walks the sidewalk he knows so well in a New York industrial area. He will soon learn if, after the ...

 2022-05-01 01:28 

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Experts see harsh realities ahead for Musk at Twitter...

Musk's $44-billion deal to buy the global messaging platform must still get the backing of shareholders and regulators.And while Musk has not revealed nitty-gritty details of how he would run the business side of Twitter, he has voiced enthusiasm for ...

 2022-04-30 23:44 

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Ledecky, Dressel close USA Swimming's World trials with wins...

The distance freestyle phenomenon clocked 15min 38.99sec, improving on her own world leading time of the season to beat Katie Grimes by 12.37sec.It was the 15th-fastest performance in history. Ledecky herself owns 13 of the 14 fastest times ever swum, and...

 2022-04-30 22:52 

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Rahm takes two-stroke lead into last round of Mexico Open...

The 27-year-old Spaniard fired a three-under par 68 to stand on 15-under 198 after 54 holes at Vidanta Vallarta resort."I played really good golf," Rahm said. "Tee to green was really good."Rahm seeks his seventh career US PGA title and hi...

 2022-04-30 22:16 

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Lyon and holders Barcelona set up Women's Champions League final clash...

The showpiece in the Italian city of Turin on May 21 will bring together the leading side in European women's football over the last decade and the team who ended their hegemony last year and are now seeking to retain their title.Ada Hegerberg and cap...

 2022-04-30 21:16 

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Look! A polar bear meanders way down south in Canada...

The bear -- whose species has become a symbol of the dangers of global warming -- was seen in the morning hours in Madeleine-Centre in the Gaspesia region, a peninsula along the south bank of the Saint Lawrence River, witnesses said.As of Saturday afterno...

 2022-04-30 21:12 

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India's Pujara and Pakistan's Rizwan share Sussex century stand...

Pujara made 203 -- his third century in three matches for Sussex -- with wicketkeeper Rizwan marking his home debut for the south coast club with 79.The pair put on 154 for the sixth wicket at Hove as Sussex piled up an imposing 538 in reply to Durham'...

 2022-04-30 21:10 

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Lyon see off PSG to join Barcelona in Women's Champions League final...

Hegerberg and captain Wendie Renard scored either side of a Marie-Antoinette Katoto strike for PSG as Lyon won 2-1 in the second leg of the all French semi-final to go through 5-3 on aggregate.They will play Barcelona in the final in the Italian city of T...

 2022-04-30 21:08 

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Olympic champs Parchment, Muhammad, Crouser win at Drake...

Reigning world 400-meter hurdles champion Muhammad, the 2016 Olympic champion and last year's runner-up, won the 400 hurdles in a 2022 world best of 53.88 seconds, defeating Panama's Gianna Woodruff by a second."I felt good," Muhammad said...

 2022-04-30 21:06 

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Country star Naomi Judd dies at age 76...

"Today we sisters experienced a tragedy," actress Ashley Judd and singer Wynonna Judd, the other half of The Judds, said in a joint statement posted on their Instagram accounts. "We lost our beautiful mother to the disease of mental illness.&#...

 2022-04-30 20:32 

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Peru's president races home by car to avoid impeachment motion...

Peru is politically unstable and removes its presidents frequently.Castillo risked violating the constitution -- and giving the opposition an excuse to go after him -- if he failed to arrive back in Peru by midnight Friday leading into Saturday. That was ...

 2022-04-30 20:30 

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O'Sullivan to face Trump in snooker World Championship final...

O'Sullivan, bidding to equal Stephen Hendry's modern-day record of seven world titles, saw off four-time champion John Higgins 17-11 having led 15-9 heading into the evening session at Sheffield's Crucible Theatre in northern England.Trump, by...

 2022-04-30 20:10 

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20 civilians leave Mariupol's Azovstal site: Ukraine regiment...

"Twenty civilians, women and children... have been transferred to a suitable place and we hope that they will be evacuated to Zaporizhzhia, on territory controlled by Ukraine," said Sviatoslav Palamar, deputy commander of the Azov regiment.They we...

 2022-04-30 19:42 

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Borthwick salutes record-breaking try-scorer Ashton...

Ashton's treble, the centrepiece of the Premiership leaders' 56-26 victory at home to Bristol, gave him 95 tries in English rugby union's top flight, surpassing the record he had shared before kick-off with Tom Varndell.The 35-year-old dual-co...

 2022-04-30 19:26 

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Angelina Jolie makes surprise Ukraine trip...

Jolie is a UNHCR special envoy but it was not known if she was visiting the country in that capacity."For all of us, this visit has been a surprise," said Lviv regional governor Maxim Kozytski on Telegram, posting photos and videos of the actress ...

 2022-04-30 19:24 

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Halep upsets home favourite Badosa to reach Madrid third round...

The former world number one and two-time Madrid champion won nine of the last 10 games to claim just her third top-10 victory since 2019 and win 6-3, 6-1.Halep, whose 2021 campaign was hampered by injuries, is down to 21 in the world but her ruthless game...

 2022-04-30 18:40 

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Man City thrash Leeds to leapfrog Liverpool into top spot...

Rodri and Nathan Ake got the vital goals from set pieces on a day City needed to match the aggression of the home side before Gabriel Jesus and Fernandinho sealed victory late on.Pep Guardiola's men edge one point ahead of the Reds once more with four...

 2022-04-30 18:40 

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Man City keep Liverpool at arm's length, Norwich relegated...

Earlier, Liverpool had moved to the top of the table with a 1-0 win at Newcastle thanks to Naby Keita's first-half goal.Both the title contenders each made five changes with tricky away trips sandwiched between both legs of their Champions League semi...

 2022-04-30 18:28 

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'There is no carrot': Ex-Top 14 champions Biarritz relegated...

The Basque outfit, promoted last term, had to win and hope Perpignan failed to pick up a point until the end of the campaign to maintain their status in the top-flight.Fiji winger Filipo Nakosi was one of seven try scorers for Castres, who go up to third,...

 2022-04-30 18:24 

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Samp strike survival blow against Genoa, Napoli hit Sassuolo for six...

Abdelhamid Sabiri struck a potentially huge blow in the race for top-flight survival when he bundled home the only goal of the game 24 minutes into a fraught clash at the Stadio Luigi Ferraris.Sampdoria were saved in the dying moments by goalkeeper Emil A...

 2022-04-30 18:14 

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Holders Barcelona into women's Champions League final...

The Spanish giants advanced to the May 21 final with a 5-3 aggregate win despite the shock loss at Wolfsburg after Tabea Wassmuth and Jill Roord scored for the hosts.Reigning European champions Barcelona had romped to a 5-1 victory in front of a crowd of ...

 2022-04-30 18:04 

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Lightning seek third straight title as NHL playoffs open...

The Lightning will have an intense first-round matchup against the Toronto Maple Leafs, who haven't won the crown since 1967 but boast the NHL's top goal scorer this season in superstar Auston Matthews, who has 60."It's a huge challenge fo...

 2022-04-30 17:56 

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Real Madrid win 35th Spanish La Liga title...

Needing just one point from their last five games, Madrid struck twice through Rodrygo in the first half at the Santiago Bernabeu before goals from Marco Asensio and Karim Benzema.Madrid moved 17 points clear of second-placed Sevilla with four matches to ...

 2022-04-30 17:48 

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'Hotel Rwanda' hero files $400 million lawsuit against Kigali...

Rusesabagina is currently serving a 25-year prison term on terrorism charges after a trial his supporters say was a sham and riddled with irregularities."The complaint alleges that the Government of Rwanda and high-ranking Rwandan officials conspired ...

 2022-04-30 17:46 

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Saudi says Eid al-Fitr to start Monday...

"Monday... is the first day of the blessed Eid al-Fitr for this year," with Sunday the last day of Ramadan, the official Saudi Press Agency said Saturday, citing a royal court statement.Fellow Gulf states the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Qatar an...

 2022-04-30 17:36 

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Norwich relegated from the Premier League...

Burnley's dramatic late comeback from 1-0 down to beat Watford 2-1 left the Canaries 13 points adrift of safety with just four games remaining.It was an unhappy return to Villa Park for Norwich boss Dean Smith as goals either side of half-time from tw...

 2022-04-30 17:34 

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War unleashes flooding in Ukraine town...

In addition to the devastation and death caused by Russian missiles, the invasion has also caused flooding in Demydiv village after a Russian strike on a nearby dam. "The water rushed in. We've been struggling so much," said Didovets who was w...

 2022-04-30 17:26 

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Injuries abound as NBA playoffs enter second round...

The top four seeds in both the Eastern and Western Conference advanced from the opening round, but few managed to get through unscathed.Embiid, the NBA scoring leader from Cameroon, suffered a right orbital bone fracture and concussion in the 76ers' s...

 2022-04-30 17:26 

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Burnley bolster Premier League survival hopes as pressure mounts on Everton...

Victory at Vicarage Road, which confirmed Norwich's relegation from English football's top flight, meant the Clarets pulled five points clear of the relegation zone, with Everton, long a mainstay of English football's top flight, in the bottom...

 2022-04-30 17:14 

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Mission accomplished for Ancelotti as Real Madrid reunion pays off...

Madrid's triumph, sealed with a 4-0 win against Espanyol, ensured Ancelotti becomes the only coach to have clinched all five major European league titles.He also won the Premier League with Chelsea, Serie A with AC Milan, Ligue 1 with Paris Saint-Germ...

 2022-04-30 16:50 

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Real Madrid's La Liga title rivals prove incapable of keeping pace...

Here, AFP Sport looks at where Barcelona, Atletico Madrid, Sevilla, Real Sociedad and Real Betis all went wrong as Real Madrid cruised to their 35th league title.BarcelonaBarca won only four of their opening 12 games under Ronald Koeman and never recovere...

 2022-04-30 16:46 

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Five key players in Real Madrid's title triumph...

Here, AFP Sport looks at five players that made the difference this season for the newly-crowned Spanish champions.Karim BenzemaThere are a handful of Real Madrid players with a claim to have been the team's best player this season but none can say th...

 2022-04-30 16:34 

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Appleby trains Guineas 1-2 as Doyle wins first English classic...

Appleby has won the Epsom Derby twice and a Melbourne Cup but this was his first victory in the 2000 Guineas and it was also a first English classic win for jockey James Doyle.Doyle had looked like he had more in the tank than his close friend William Bui...

 2022-04-30 16:28 

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Real Madrid win 35th Spanish La Liga title...

Needing just one point to clinch the trophy, Madrid struck twice through the Brazilian in the first half at the Santiago Bernabeu before goals from Marco Asensio and Karim Benzema.Madrid moved 17 points clear of second-placed Sevilla with four matches to ...

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