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 2022-09-06 21:06 

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Lethal Mbappe gets PSG off to flying start in Champions League...

Mbappe's two goals were stunning, the first coming after an outrageous scooped assist by Neymar inside five minutes and the second at the end of a superb move midway through the first half.PSG were cruising at half-time before being given a wake-up ca...

 2022-09-06 21:02 

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Haaland double fires Man City in Sevilla rout...

Haaland's latest display of his sublime predatory instincts ensured City started their Group G campaign in emphatic fashion at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan Stadium.The 22-year-old put City ahead in the first half and he netted again after the interval as...

 2022-09-06 21:00 

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Real Madrid see off Celtic to begin Champions League defence...

The Scottish champions were left to rue not making the most of a bright start as Callum McGregor rattled the post.However, the Hoops had no response once Vinicius Junior, scorer of the winner in last season's final, broke the deadlock with a calm fini...

 2022-09-06 19:52 

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Dinamo shock Chelsea to ruin Aubameyang's debut...

Tuchel's side were expected to cruise through Group E after being drawn with Dinamo, Red Bull Salzburg and AC Milan.But Chelsea's task might not be so simple after Mislav Orsic's first-half strike punished the Blues for another sloppy display ...

 2022-09-06 19:48 

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India close to Asia Cup exit after Sri Lanka defeat...

If Pakistan beat Afghanistan on Wednesday, they will face Sri Lanka in Sunday's final and knock out arch rivals India in the process.Half-centuries from openers Pathum Nissanka (52) and Kusal Mendis (57) gave Sri Lanka the perfect start to their chase...

 2022-09-06 19:46 

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Bellingham goal helps Dortmund seal opening Champions League win...

With striker Sebastien Haller, who is currently undergoing treatment for testicular cancer, watching on in the stands, Dortmund were composed and dominant throughout despite fielding four Champions League debutants in the starting XI.Dortmund captain Marc...

 2022-09-06 19:26 

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Biden rejects branding Russia 'state sponsor of terrorism'...

Biden, asked by a reporter on Monday if he would blacklist Russia as a terrorist state, said simply, "no," after months of non-committal answers from senior officials.Asked Tuesday whether a decision had been made, White House Press Secretary Kari...

 2022-09-06 19:24 

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Ruud into US Open semi-final and potential rematch with Kyrgios...

The Norwegian fifth seed defeated Italy's Matteo Berrettini 6-1, 6-4, 7-6 (7/4) to make his second Slam semi-final of 2022 having finished runner-up to Rafael Nadal at the French Open.Wimbledon finalist Kyrgios faces Karen Khachanov later Tuesday in h...

 2022-09-06 19:14 

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Bellingham goal helps Dortmund seal home Champions League win...

With striker Sebastien Haller, who is currently undergoing treatment for testicular cancer, watching on in the stands, Dortmund were composed and dominant throughout despite fielding four Champions League debutants in the starting XI.After a furious openi...

 2022-09-06 19:12 

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Brazil fines Apple $2.4 mn, prohibits sale of iPhone without charger...

In an official notice, Brazilian authorities ordered "the immediate suspension of the distribution of iPhone brand smartphones, regardless of model or generation, that are not accompanied by a battery charger."The Ministry of Justice and Public Se...

 2022-09-06 18:54 

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Dinamo shock Chelsea to ruin Aubameyang's debut...

Thomas Tuchel's side were expected to cruise through Group E after being drawn with Dinamo, Red Bull Salzburg and AC Milan.But their task might not be so simple after Mislav Orsic's first-half strike punished the Blues for another sloppy display i...

 2022-09-06 18:52 

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Wildfire hits Brasilia National Park amid drought...

The fire, which hit the park Monday, has burned through around 2,000 hectares (nearly 5,000 acres) of the 42,000 hectare reserve in Brasilia, according to the national parks service, ICMBio.Forty firefighters from ICMBio and the Brasilia fire department m...

 2022-09-06 18:04 

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WTA Finals moved to Texas, 'due' to return to China in 2023...

In a statement, the WTA said this year's championships would take place in Fort Worth from October 31-November 7 at the Dickies Arena.The WTA said the event was "due to return" to Shenzhen, China in 2023.The tournament was last held in China i...

 2022-09-06 17:58 

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Two dead, thousands told to flee California wildfire...

Several buildings were destroyed as the Fairview fire erupted southeast of Los Angeles, racing to consume 2,400 acres (1,000 hectares) in less than 24 hours.Firefighters said two people were known to have died in the blaze, and one person had been hospita...

 2022-09-06 17:42 

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US forsees annual Covid boosters, just like flu: officials...

The announcement came after the Food and Drug Administration last week authorized updated bivalent shots against both the original strain of the coronavirus and the BA.4 and BA.5 lineages of the Omicron variant, which are predominant."We likely are mo...

 2022-09-06 17:12 

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Horschel hits out at 'hypocritical' LIV golfers ahead of BMW PGA Championship...

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

 2022-09-06 17:02 

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Manhunt for second suspect in Canada stabbing spree...

The attack in the James Smith Cree Nation Indigenous community and the town of Weldon in Saskatchewan province on Sunday left 10 dead and 18 wounded.An intense hunt across the vast Prairies region for two brothers believed responsible -- Myles and Damien ...

 2022-09-06 16:18 

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Rohit's 72 helps India to 173-8 in key Asia Cup tie...

Dilshan Madushanka claimed three wickets including Virat Kohli for a duck as late strikes by the Sri Lankan bowlers restricted India's total in the final overs. Rohit put on 97 runs with Suryakumar Yadav (34) after India, who lost their Super Four ope...

 2022-09-06 16:14 

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US citizen in Iran needs surgery, family pleads for son's release...

Baquer Namazi, 85, requires surgery within weeks to clear life-threatening blockages in his left carotid artery, which supplies blood to the brain, the family said.He underwent a similar operation in October last year for blockages on the right artery, wi...

 2022-09-06 16:04 

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Israeli president retraces father's footsteps at Nazi camp...

Recounting Chaim Herzog's first moments at the camp -- Isaac's father and former Israeli president -- the leader said he "stood on a wooden box, shouting in Yiddish before hundreds of skeletons". "'Jews, Jews, are there still Jews ...

 2022-09-06 16:02 

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G7 corporate climate plans spell 2.7C heating: analysis...

As more and more firms announce their intention to become carbon neutral by mid-century at the latest, scrutinising corporate claims of green action is increasingly important to check whether they are aligned with the latest climate science. CDP, a non-pr...

 2022-09-06 16:00 

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PSG face backlash over mockery of train travel option...

Galtier and Mbappe were asked at a press conference on Monday whether they had discussed an offer from the state railway group SNCF to provide travel for them to away games.Galtier initially smirked at the idea while Mbappe bent double in laughter over th...

 2022-09-06 15:58 

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Inter's Inzaghi targets 10 points to reach Champions League knockouts...

Inter were the last Italian side to win the Champions League in 2010 when they beat Bayern in the final.However, they go into the game at the San Siro on the back of a 3-2 defeat in the Milan derby and up against one of the serious contenders for the trop...

 2022-09-06 15:56 

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Conte desperate to improve Champions League record as Spurs return...

Tottenham boss Conte is widely regarded as one of the best coaches in the world, with numerous domestic titles in England and Italy, but has struggled in Europe's elite club competition.During five previous seasons in the Champions League as a manager...

 2022-09-06 15:50 

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Russia buying N. Korean munitions for Ukraine: US...

Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24 with the apparent expectation of seizing control of the country within weeks.But Ukraine has halted the advance with the help of weaponry and munitions from the United States and other NATO and European allies."Th...

 2022-09-06 15:38 

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100% compostable coffee balls bid to take on Nespresso...

The Migros supermarket chain hopes its innovation will cash in on consumers' environmental concerns by eliminating the aluminium and plastic waste of regular coffee capsules.Rather than capsules, the new pods are balls of compressed coffee covered wit...

 2022-09-06 15:32 

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Roots rock: Chimpanzees drum to their own signature beats...

The drum kit is the giant gnarled root of a tree in the Ugandan rainforest -- and the drummer is a chimpanzee. A new study published Tuesday found that not only do chimpanzees have their own styles -- some preferring straightforward rock beats while other...

 2022-09-06 15:18 

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Uganda bans 'immoral' festival linked to sex, drugs, LGBT...

The four-day Nyege Nyege festival on the banks of the Nile in the southern town of Jinja brings together artists from across Africa to entertain around 10,000 revellers and is usually held in September.But nine days days before the event was due to resume...

 2022-09-06 15:08 

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'I am innocent', mining magnate says at end of Swiss appeal...

Mining tycoon Beny Steinmetz was found guilty in 2021 of setting up a complex financial web to pay bribes to ensure his company could obtain permits in Guinea's southeastern Simandou region, which is estimated to contain the world's biggest untapp...

 2022-09-06 14:28 

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Immelman finalizes 'hungry' International Presidents Cup team...

South Africa's Immelman, the 2008 Masters champion, admitted it was disappointing to see players including world No. 2 Cameron Smith and 13th-ranked Joaquin Niemann ruled out after their jump to the Saudi-backed LIV Golf series, which saw them lose th...

 2022-09-06 14:20 

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'Not a god': Filmmakers dissect Leonard Cohen through 'Hallelujah'...

Presenting "Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen, A Journey, A Song" at the American Film Festival that opened at the weekend in Deauville, France, Dan Geller and Dayna Goldfine told AFP they studied Cohen's personal notebooks, rare footage and even his ...

 2022-09-06 14:12 

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Dutch track star Hassan mulling marathon switch...

"I'm really planning to run marathon," said the Ethiopia-born Hassan."I don't know when, but I'm thinking about it, I'm thinking about it every night and every day, whenever I run."When asked whether she might have a tilt a...

 2022-09-06 14:00 

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27 dead as Al-Qaeda launches attack on Yemen separatists...

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) attacked positions held by the UAE-trained Security Belt group in Abyan province in Yemen's south, the sources told AFP.The violence came just days after the jihadist group released a video of a United Nations ...

 2022-09-06 13:28 

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Dozens of pools closed in France over soaring energy costs...

"These closures directly impact all children and adults who won't be able to learn to swim," the French Swimming Federation (FFN) said in a statement, demanding the pools' "immediate" reopening.Vert Marine, which operates pools and...

 2022-09-06 12:30 

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France's golden boy Mbappe in firing line after rare communication faux pas...

The World Cup-winning striker has always appeared mature beyond his years, at ease speaking to the media even when still a teenager breaking through at Monaco.He comes across as intelligent, thoughtful and funny in interviews and already speaks fluent Eng...

 2022-09-06 12:22 

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Five Pakistan soldiers killed in clash with Taliban...

Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) declared an indefinite ceasefire in June to facilitate peace talks being brokered by neighbouring Afghanistan, but there have been regular clashes since then despite both sides saying the truce was still on.In the latest c...

 2022-09-06 12:10 

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South African GDP shrinks, hit by floods, energy crisis...

The dip in output after two consecutive quarters of modest growth dragged Africa's most industrialised economy back below pre-coronavirus pandemic levels.The official statistics agency StatsSA said gross domestic product retreated by 0.7 percent in th...

 2022-09-06 11:54 

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Bavuma back to lead South Africa at T20 World Cup...

Bavuma was injured during a T20 international in India in June and was forced to miss South Africa's multi-format tour of England which ends next week. He made a return to action during a low-key T20 tournament currently being played in Namibia.The sq...

 2022-09-06 11:52 

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More European energy firms get state aid as prices soar...

The conflict has created a cash crunch for power companies in Europe, prompting governments in several countries to open credit lines in recent months.The Swiss Federal Energy office said Tuesday that Axpo, a publicly-owned Swiss electricity group, will h...

 2022-09-06 11:38 

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Palestinian killed in Israel West Bank raid...

"The outcome of the Israeli aggression on Jenin at dawn today: a 29-year-old martyr and 16 wounded with bullets and shrapnel were admitted to hospitals," the ministry said.Palestinian official news agency Wafa identified the dead man as Mohammed M...

 2022-09-06 10:46 

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Colin Farrell on his 'painful, violent' new Irish film...

"The Banshees of Inisherin", which won gushing reviews as it premiered in competition at the Venice Film Festival on Monday, reunites Farrell and Gleeson with writer-director Martin McDonagh following their 2008 gangster comedy. Set on a remote Ir...

 2022-09-06 10:16 

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Bolstering Asia ties, Putin watches military drills with China...

Russia has found itself increasingly isolated as tensions between Moscow and Western capitals soared since Russia sent troops into pro-Western Ukraine on February 24. Slapped with unprecedented sanctions from Washington and Brussels, Putin has pursued clo...

 2022-09-06 10:14 

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Sour grapes: Rankings divide a French wine wonderland...

"It's the reward, or the non-reward, for your work," Thunevin, a relative newcomer to this revered corner of Bordeaux, said among his manicured rows of vines laden with grapes just days from their harvest.The assessment, held every ten years, ...

 2022-09-06 10:10 

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PSG face backlash for 'inappropriate' mockery of train plea...

PSG notched up an easy 3-0 away victory against Nantes to stay top of Ligue 1 on their trip to the western French city, which is a modest 380 kilometres (240 miles) from Paris.The Qatar-owned side boasted on social media that they had made the return trip...

 2022-09-06 10:06 

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Lake Urmia risks fully drying up: Iran wetlands chief...

The warning comes just four years after a Japanese government-funded programme had raised hopes of stabilising what was once the Middle East's largest lake and turning around one of the worst ecological disasters of recent decades."If the water qu...

 2022-09-06 09:56 

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China logs hottest August since records began...

Southern China last month sweltered under what experts said may have been one of the worst heat waves in global history, with parts of Sichuan province and the megacity of Chongqing clocking a string of days well over 40 degrees Celsius (104 Fahrenheit).T...

 2022-09-06 09:54 

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'Dangerous' W. Sahara showdown sparks diplomatic rifts...

"We're seeing a diplomatic war, where both sides are resorting to anything short of open conflict," said Riccardo Fabiani, North Africa project director at think-tank the International Crisis Group.Western Sahara, a Spanish colony until 1975, ...

 2022-09-06 08:32 

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Solomons says Australian offer to fund election 'inappropriate'...

In a statement, the Solomons government accused Australia of trying "to influence how Members of Parliament will vote" on an upcoming bill that would delay national polls by seven months.It comes after Solomons Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare sig...

 2022-09-06 08:30 

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Spectacular Maxwell takes four to restrict New Zealand in first ODI...

After captain Aaron Finch won the toss and chose to bowl, Maxwell's part-time off-spin stole the show as Australia look to rebound from a stunning defeat to underdogs Zimbabwe on Saturday which soured a 2-1 ODI series victory. Seeking their first ODI ...

 2022-09-06 06:44 

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Century on, political fights rage over Turkey's dogs...

The sheer number of stray animals -- dogs and cats both -- darting between people and lounging on public squares jumps out at most visitors to Turkey's ancient cultural capital.They could well be descendants of the dogs glorified in the first grainy p...

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