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 2022-09-07 21:02 

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Lewandowski scores hat-trick as Barcelona thrash Plzen...

Barca, who failed to get past the group stage last season, also saw Franck Kessie and Ferran Torres score in an accomplished display.There will be tougher tests to come for the five-time European champions with Bayern Munich and Inter Milan also in Group ...

 2022-09-07 20:52 

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UN says 'credible' accusations Ukraine children forcibly moved to Russia...

"There have been credible allegations of forced transfers of unaccompanied children to Russian occupied territory, or to the Russian Federation itself," Ilze Brands Kehris, the assistant UN secretary-general for human rights, told the Security Cou...

 2022-09-07 20:14 

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Lyon see unbeaten start to French season ended...

Former Arsenal striker Lacazette cancelled out Enzo Le Fee's free-kick opener in Brittany, but the home side reclaimed the lead just past the half-hour mark as Nigerian forward Terem Moffi took advantage of a mistake by Thiago Mendes to score.Burkina ...

 2022-09-07 20:12 

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Barca sign Keira Walsh from Man City for reported record fee...

The 25-year-old joins Barca in a deal until 2025 for a fee around the 350,000 euros mark.The British press estimate the total transfer at 400,000 euros, beating the previous record for a female player, the 350,000 Chelsea paid Wolfsburg to sign Pernille H...

 2022-09-07 20:08 

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Apple unveils new gadgets despite supply chain woes...

While a 90-minute presentation at the company's California headquarters did not include any surprise reveals, the tech giant did unveil new digital identification system to obviate the need for a physical sim card.The company's newest smartphone, ...

 2022-09-07 18:58 

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Western US heat wave to wane, but more fire danger ahead: forecast...

California and neighboring states have endured a week of triple digit temperatures that have already brought deadly wildfires and the daily threat of power blackouts as the electricity grid struggles to cope with soaring demand.But a predicted cooling as ...

 2022-09-07 18:50 

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Ajax give Rangers rude awakening on Champions League return...

Edson Alvarez, Steven Berghuis, Mohammed Kudus and Steven Bergwijn were on target for the Dutch champions as they shrugged off the loss of a number of key players in the transfer window.Rangers run to the Europa League final last season and victory over A...

 2022-09-07 18:18 

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Putin says Ukraine grain deal mostly helping rich EU...

Data compiled by a joint centre in Istanbul monitoring the July agreement showed slightly more than a third of the grain delivered to European countries and another 20 percent arriving in Turkey.It also showed 30 percent reaching "low and lower-middle...

 2022-09-07 18:14 

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Israel PM opposes prosecuting soldier who likely shot Jazeera reporter...

The veteran Al Jazeera reporter was wearing a bulletproof vest marked "Press" and a helmet when she was shot in the head during the army operation in Jenin refugee camp, in the Israeli-occupied West Bank.The Israeli army conceded Monday for the fi...

 2022-09-07 18:10 

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MLB players union joins AFL-CIO and eyes minor leaguers...

The American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) is the world's largest federation of unions with more than 55 national and international groups representing more than 12 million workers."The MLBPA has a proud, 5...

 2022-09-07 18:08 

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Queen calls off meeting after 'full day' for UK's new PM...

"After a full day yesterday, Her Majesty has this afternoon accepted doctors' advice to rest," the palace said in a statement."This means that the Privy Council meeting that had been due to take place this evening will be rearranged."T...

 2022-09-07 17:56 

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Sabalenka into second successive US Open semi-final...

The 24-year-old from Belarus will face either world number one and French Open champion Iga Swiatek or Jessica Pegula of the United States for a place in Saturday's final.World number six Sabalenka, also a Wimbledon semi-finalist in 2021, fired seven ...

 2022-09-07 17:50 

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Kovacs thrives amid Zurich's cheers with beers...

Kovacs, a two-time former world champion, went out to 23.23 metres with his second attempt at a makeshift arena at Sechselautenplatz, the central city square on the shores of Lake Zurich.The 33-year-old's effort was just 14cm off the world record set ...

 2022-09-07 17:08 

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France to send latest nuclear shipment to Japan...

The setback came as environmental campaigners denounced the practice of transporting such highly radioactive materials.The shipment arrived on two separate lorries under heavy security in the small hours of Wednesday morning at the French port city of Che...

 2022-09-07 17:02 

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Deal reached in 'Queen's Gambit' defamation suit against Netflix...

"I am pleased that the matter has been resolved," Alexander Rufus-Isaacs told AFP.A court filing the previous day said the case was dismissed with the agreement of all parties, and The Hollywood Reporter website also reported the two sides had rea...

 2022-09-07 16:36 

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Kim Kardashian launches private equity firm...

"I'm pleased to announce the launch of @SKKYPartners with private equity veteran Jay Sammons as co-founder and co-managing partner," Kardashian wrote on Twitter.Kardashian said her mother, Kris Jenner, would also serve as partner. According to...

 2022-09-07 16:34 

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British cinema chain Cineworld files for US bankruptcy...

The group, which operates hundreds of movie theatres in the United States, said in a statement that it filed for Chapter 11 at a bankruptcy court in Texas.Chapter 11 of the US bankruptcy code is a court-supervised restructuring process that provides compa...

 2022-09-07 16:22 

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McIlroy reveals LIV Golf defections have strained friendships...

Five members of the European team beaten at Whistling Straits last year have joined the Saudi-funded breakaway, along with Henrik Stenson, whose decision resulted in him losing the captaincy for next year's contest in Rome.Four of those five -- Ian Po...

 2022-09-07 16:08 

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Truss to move teenage daughters and husband into Number 10...

Frances and Liberty -- believed to be 16 and 13 -- will be the first teenagers to stay at the iconic address since the children of Labour leader Tony Blair in 1997. The Times described the girls' arrival as "a concept straight out of a sitcom: a t...

 2022-09-07 16:04 

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Colombia's Uran soars to Vuelta stage triumph as Roglic retires...

Aiming for a fourth straight Vuelta Roglic was a non-starter due to injuries from a fall Tuesday when he was trying to gain time on race leader Remco Evenepoel, who Wednesday lost five seconds to his closest rival Movistar's Enric Mas.The Belgian lead...

 2022-09-07 16:02 

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Pakistan restrict Afghanistan to 129-6 in Asia Cup clash...

Rauf took 2-26 after Pakistan elected to field first knowing victory would secure a place in Sunday's final against Sri Lanka and knock India out of the T20 tournament.Afghanistan struggled to put together any significant partnerships, with Ibrahim Za...

 2022-09-07 16:00 

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Search for Canada stabbing suspect widens as community mourns...

The Sunday attack in the James Smith Cree Nation Indigenous community and the town of Weldon -- the motive for which remains unknown -- killed 10 people and wounded 18.A manhunt for two brothers believed to be responsible for one of the worst incidents of...

 2022-09-07 15:58 

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Dutch city to ban meat ads in world first claim...

The city of 160,000 people near Amsterdam has agreed to outlaw ads for intensively farmed meat on public places like buses, shelters and screens from 2024.The move was approved by the city council in November, but went unnoticed until last week when a cou...

 2022-09-07 15:56 

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Hugh Jackman says mental health film changed his view on parenting...

The Australian star says he had a need "like a fire in my gut" to play the part after reading the theatre version by writer-director Florian Zeller.Jackman plays alongside Laura Dern as divorced parents trying to cope with a teenage son who is fal...

 2022-09-07 15:08 

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UK's new PM vows imminent action on energy crisis...

Jousting with opposition Labour chief Keir Starmer for the first time since she succeeded Boris Johnson, Truss also revelled in her status as the UK government's third female prime minister, noting Labour has still to elect a woman leader.Truss ruled ...

 2022-09-07 15:06 

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Ukrainian grit on show in Venice documentary...

"Freedom on Fire: Ukraine's Fight for Freedom", playing out of competition at the festival, shows the country's next chapter of struggle following his 2015 Oscar-nominated "Winter on Fire" about the Maidan uprising.Featuring footag...

 2022-09-07 14:42 

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School trains new generation in Mexican cowboy traditions...

Three years ago Teran's father gave him the choice of learning soccer or "charreria" -- cattle-ranching techniques that are recognized by UNESCO as intangible cultural heritage of humanity."I told him, 'let's go and do charreria ri...

 2022-09-07 14:40 

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French court upholds Assad uncle's conviction over ill-gotten assets...

Rifaat al-Assad, 85, is the younger brother of Bashar's father and former Syrian dictator Hafez al-Assad, and himself held the office of vice president but fled the country in 1984 after a failed coup.He had made a final appeal to France's Court o...

 2022-09-07 14:38 

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US judge lets Musk amend Twitter claims, rejects delaying case...

In a mixed ruling, Kathaleen McCormick, the chancellor of the Delaware court, said Musk could add whistleblowing revelations from a Twitter ex-security chief that surfaced in August.But she denied his request to push back the litigation, saying prolonging...

 2022-09-07 14:22 

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32 dead in Vietnam karaoke bar fire...

The blaze engulfed the second floor of the building on Tuesday night, trapping customers and staff as dense smoke filled the staircase and blocked the emergency exit, reports said.Many crowded onto a balcony to escape the flames, which grew quickly as the...

 2022-09-07 14:06 

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Duplantis bids to end annus mirabilis on a high...

On the back of winning Olympic gold at last year's Tokyo Games, the US-born Swede has gone on to totally dominate his event this year, winning the world indoor title in Belgrade in March and world outdoor gold in Oregon in July.Both titles were claime...

 2022-09-07 13:56 

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Pakistan opt to bowl against Afghanistan in key Asia Cup tie...

If Pakistan win this Super Four match in Sharjah they will face Sri Lanka in Sunday's final and knock arch-rivals India out of the tournament, which acts as a tune-up to the T20 World Cup in October-November.Pakistan come in unchanged from their previ...

 2022-09-07 13:32 

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Chelsea's new owners show ruthless streak in sacking Tuchel...

The German was well aware of the fate that befalls managers who stumble from the day he walked into the Premier League club, initially handed a contract for just 18 months despite his pedigree."What does it change?" said Tuchel as he was unveiled ...

 2022-09-07 13:20 

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Spieth, Morikawa among USA Presidents Cup captain's picks...

The Americans, with an 11-1-1 lead in the all-time rivalry and an eight-event win streak, will face a 12-player Internationals lineup in matches on September 22-25 at Quail Hollow in Charlotte, North Carolina.US players qualifying on points included world...

 2022-09-07 13:18 

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US trade gap drops sharply in July on lower imports...

Exports rose only slightly, boosted by an increase in international travel, but the gain was enough to set yet another record, the Commerce Department reported.The overall trade deficit fell by more than $10 billion to $70.6 billion compared to June, almo...

 2022-09-07 13:14 

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Finnair to slim down as Russian airspace closure hits profits...

The Nordic carrier's strategy up until now was built upon serving as a bridge between Europe and Asia via "the short northern route" of flying over Russia."Following Russia's invasion of Ukraine and the subsequent closure of Russian ai...

 2022-09-07 12:26 

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Albania cuts ties with Iran over 'cyberattack'...

Albania and Iran have been bitter foes for years, stemming from Tirana's hosting of the Iranian opposition group the People's Mujahedeen of Iran (MEK) on its soil.Prime Minister Edi Rama on Wednesday accused Iran of directing a cyberattack against...

 2022-09-07 12:08 

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England captain Stokes 'excited' to see Brook debut against South Africa...

Brook is the only change to the England XI that levelled the three-match series with a commanding victory in the second Test at Old Trafford after Bairstow was ruled out with a freak leg injury suffered playing golf.Bairstow has been in stellar form this ...

 2022-09-07 12:04 

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UK PM hopes for 'negotiated solution' with EU to N.Ireland row...

"My preference is for a negotiated solution," she told MPs in parliament, in her first appearance as premier since formally taking office on Tuesday."But it does have to deliver all of the things we set out in the Northern Ireland Protocol Bil...

 2022-09-07 12:02 

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Preparing for harsh winter in Ukraine's Donbas...

Everyone in this part of the city around 25 kilometres (16 miles) from the front line, knows that winter will be harsh.The gas has been cut off and the fighting shows no signs of stopping, with soldiers around the city preparing for battle.Residents are s...

 2022-09-07 11:46 

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England recall Hales from international exile for T20 World Cup...

The 33-year-old Nottinghamshire batsman has not represented his country for three-and-a-half years, having been dumped on the eve of the 2019 World Cup in the aftermath of two failed recreational drug tests.While his official ban only totalled 21 days, in...

 2022-09-07 11:42 

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How Bellingcat became Russia's 'biggest nightmare'...

Bulgarian journalist Christo Grozev said he and his colleagues received regular threats but he was driven to continue by "adrenalin" and "the feeling you can do something that law enforcement does not do".The investigative group has been c...

 2022-09-07 10:50 

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Hong Kong court convicts five of sedition over children's books...

The convictions are the latest using a colonial-era sedition offence which authorities have deployed alongside a new national security law to stamp out dissent.The prosecution focused on members of a speech therapists' union who produced three illustr...

 2022-09-07 10:36 

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LIV Golf's Gooch hits back at Horschel over 'hypocritical' comment...

High-profile DP World Tour members Ian Poulter, Sergio Garcia and Lee Westwood are eligible for the tournament near London after their suspensions for playing in the inaugural event of the Saudi-backed breakaway series were temporarily stayed on appeal.US...

 2022-09-07 10:34 

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Ukraine backs UN peacekeeping force at occupied nuclear plant...

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) released a report Tuesday saying the situation at the nuclear power plant, Europe's largest, was "untenable". The agency sent a team to the site last week.It called for a demilitarised security zon...

 2022-09-07 10:32 

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Eyeing Asia pivot, Putin says 'impossible' to isolate Russia...

Washington and Brussels have pummelled Moscow with a barrage of economic and personal sanctions after Putin sent troops into Ukraine on February 24. Facing deteriorating ties with Western capitals, Moscow is seeking to pivot the country towards the Middle...

 2022-09-07 10:16 

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Chelsea sack Tuchel after poor start to the season...

The London club said in a statement they had "parted company" with the German, who led them to Champions League glory in 2021 and the Club World Cup crown earlier this year.The former Borussia Dortmund and Paris Saint-Germain boss, 49, leaves Stam...

 2022-09-07 10:12 

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Iranian film about disabled father to open Asia's top film festival...

The Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) will run from October 5-14 and feature 243 movies from 71 countries, including 89 that will have their world premiere.Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the festival was reduced to a fraction of its usual scale in 2...

 2022-09-07 10:08 

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Judge orders retrial of ex-Man Utd star Giggs...

Judge Hilary Manley at Manchester Crown Court set a new trial date of July 31, 2023, after jurors were deadlocked following the initial four-week hearing.Ex-Wales international Giggs, 48, denied controlling and coercive behaviour against his former girlfr...

 2022-09-07 10:04 

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Former Pakistan PM Khan accuses govt of 'unacceptable' censorship...

Khan retains widespread support despite his April ousting and has staged mass rallies across the country calling for early elections and railing against the government.His speeches frequently draw top ratings on television, with highlights trending on soc...

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