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 2022-04-29 19:44 

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Zion wants long-term stay with Pelicans after NBA playoff run...

The 21-year-old American forward, who has played only 85 games since being made the top choice of the 2019 NBA Draft, is eligible to sign a long-term deal this summer.Williamson sees the young Pelicans team that pushed overall top seed Phoenix in the firs...

 2022-04-29 19:44 

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First rocket strike sparks solidarity wave in Ukraine city...

Gennady Kungurtsev, 71, was in the loo and his wife Katerina, 66, was making coffee when the walls of their home shook at about 9:00 am. Bit of shrapnels burst into the room, notably embedding themselves in the fridge, which protected Katerina. The roof w...

 2022-04-29 18:36 

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O'Sullivan opens up World Championship semi-final lead over Higgins...

'The Rocket', bidding to equal Stephen Hendry's modern era record of seven world titles, made breaks of 99, 91, 70 and 73 to open up a 10-6 lead in the best of 33-frame contest at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield.Higgins, himself a four-time ...

 2022-04-29 18:34 

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Carapaz heads powerful Ineos Giro d'Italia defence...

Carapaz won the Giro in 2019 when riding for Spanish outfit Movistar and the all-rounder goes into the race after coming third on the Tour de France in 2021 and above all as Olympic road race champion."It';s a race that I love, maybe my favourite r...

 2022-04-29 18:28 

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Islamic State 'Beatle' Kotey sentenced to life in US jail...

Kotey, a 38-year-old former British national, pleaded guilty in September, admitting his responsibility for the deaths of four American hostages in Syria as well as the kidnapping and torture of some 20 other journalists and relief workers. He was capture...

 2022-04-29 18:04 

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Cipriani to leave Bath as he eyes foreign service...

Cipriani has made 14 appearances, eight of then as a starter, in his only full season with the southwest side after joining Bath in March 2021.Bath have three matches of the regular Premiership season left to play and the 34-year-old fly-half has been pic...

 2022-04-29 17:50 

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Boehly consortium to be named as preferred bidder for Chelsea: reports...

Chelsea's Russian owner Roman Abramovich put the Premier League club up for sale just before being sanctioned by the British government after the invasion of Ukraine.The protracted bidding process is now believed to be close to a conclusion, with New ...

 2022-04-29 17:30 

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Sun shines for Osaka in Madrid...

The former world No.1, who received entry into the tournament via a wildcard, needed just 61 minutes to ease past Russia's Potapova, who was coming off a title run in Istanbul last week and won nine consecutive matches on clay coming into their showdo...

 2022-04-29 17:30 

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Wales star North set for return after year out injured...

The 30-year-old wing or centre has been named among the replacements for the Ospreys' United Rugby Championship match against Welsh rivals Scarlets in Swansea.North, capped 102 times by Wales, has not played since suffering knee ligament damage last A...

 2022-04-29 17:30 

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Three killed in latest violence in Sudan's Darfur: aid group...

West Darfur state, the arid region of Sudan bordering Chad, has for the past week been gripped by deadly violence between members of the Massalit community and Arab fighters.On Friday, gunmen opened fire in a fruit market in West Darfur's state capita...

 2022-04-29 17:26 

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Boosted by oil prices, ExxonMobil, Chevron throw cash at investors...

Both US oil giants scored huge profit increases propelled by elevated crude prices since the Russian invasion of Ukraine. But both companies have thus far avoided additional capital spending increases to fund drilling and development in spite of a tighten...

 2022-04-29 17:06 

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Russians 'behind schedule' in Donbas: Pentagon...

Stiff resistance from Ukrainian troops and caution after Russia's failure to capture Kyiv has led to "slow and uneven progress" in Donbas, the official told reporters."We believe that essentially what they're doing is continuing to set...

 2022-04-29 17:04 

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War in Ukraine: Latest developments...

Kyiv hit as UN chief visitsRussia confirms it carried out an air strike on Kyiv, as UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres visited the Ukrainian capital.The Russian defence ministry says "high-precision, long-range air-based weapons... destroyed the pr...

 2022-04-29 16:58 

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'High precision' strike kills journalist, hits Kyiv homes...

Not only did the powerful blast on Thursday evening heavily damage the structure, injuring at least 10 people, it killed a female journalist in her home as UN chief Antonio Guterres was visiting the Ukrainian capital."If this was indeed a 'high pr...

 2022-04-29 16:56 

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'Very worried': Tensions high on Transnistria border after attacks...

A string of attacks this week in Transnistria -- a Moscow-backed separatist region of Moldova -- have sparked fears that Moldova could be dragged into conflict following Russia's invasion of neighbouring Ukraine. No one has claimed the attacks, but te...

 2022-04-29 16:54 

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Ruud awakening as Van de Zandschulp reaches Munich semis...

After a tight opening set on clay, the eighth-seeded Van de Zandschulp cruised past Norway's Ruud to seal a 7-5, 6-1 win and a place in Saturday's semi-finals."Maybe the score is easier than it really was," said van de Zandschulp, who will...

 2022-04-29 16:48 

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Dennis extends Romandie lead ahead of key stage...

Six massive mountains stand in the way of Saturday's winner on what should be the decisive stage, although Sunday's uphill time-trial will also carry some edge.After a 165km rolling run on Friday over six small hills the 31-year-old Bevin won the ...

 2022-04-29 16:18 

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Boris Becker: Tennis superstar who struggled off the court...

Victory for the 17-year-old German at the All England Club in 1985 made him the youngest male player ever to win the tournament and was the start of an enduring love affair with the Centre Court crowd.Nicknamed "Boom, Boom" for his ferocious serve...

 2022-04-29 15:54 

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Crisis-hit Sri Lanka says IMF bailout three months away...

The island nation of 22 million people has been rocked by months of acute food, fuel and medicine shortages, prompting widespread protests calling for President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to resign.Central bank chief Nanadalal Weerasinghe said he was hopeful of a...

 2022-04-29 15:52 

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Real Madrid look to win La Liga before Manchester City return...

Madrid sit 15 points clear of Barcelona and Sevilla in La Liga, meaning they need just one more point from their remaining five league games to be crowned champions for the 35th time.Given they have been top since November, there will be no surprise about...

 2022-04-29 15:48 

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Nagelsmann wants clarity over Lewandowski's Bayern future...

As the title celebrations raged last Saturday after a home win over Dortmund that meant Bayern cannot be caught, Lewandowski was reluctant to discuss his plans.The Pole's contract expires in 2023, but while Bayern bosses insists he will stay next seas...

 2022-04-29 15:48 

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Zelensky, Putin invited to G20 summit: Indonesian leader...

Indonesia, which holds the G20 presidency this year, has been under heavy pressure from the West, led by the United States, to exclude Russia following its invasion of Ukraine, but Jakarta has argued it must remain "impartial"."I have invited ...

 2022-04-29 15:46 

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Quartararo fastest in Jerez practice after early slide...

The Frenchman, who is tied at the top of the standings with Alex Rins after five races of the current season, came fifth in the first session after coming off his Yamaha but collected himself to put in the quickest lap of 1min 37.071sec.That was just over...

 2022-04-29 15:36 

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Guardiola's Man City future won't be influenced by new Klopp deal...

Klopp signed a two-year contract extension on Thursday to keep the Reds boss at Anfield until at least 2026.Guardiola's current City deal expires at the end of next season and he has yet to commit to prolonging his spell with the Premier League champi...

 2022-04-29 15:26 

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In Kharkiv, sappers search for remains of Russian rockets...

Just a dozen kilometres (seven miles) from the Russian border, Kharkiv suffered major destruction in the first days of President Vladimir Putin's invasion.Although Kyiv managed to retain control of the city, it still faces daily attacks, with its bomb...

 2022-04-29 15:22 

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Boris Becker jailed by British court over bankruptcy...

The six-time Grand Slam champion, 54, will serve half of the term having being convicted at Southwark Crown Court in London over his transfer of huge amounts of money from his business account. He also failed to declare a property in Germany and concealed...

 2022-04-29 15:10 

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Saudi Arabia and Turkey reset relations after Khashoggi killing...

Erdogan -- in his first visit since the 2018 killing of Khashoggi in the kingdom's Istanbul consulate, which drove a wedge between the two countries -- met with the kingdom's de facto ruler, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, to "develop" r...

 2022-04-29 15:08 

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PSG link is 'fake news' says Spurs boss Conte...

Conte was linked with the French champions this week after reports emerged that their current boss Mauricio Pochettino, himself a former Spurs manager, is likely to leave at the end of the season.The Italian has 12 months left on his Tottenham contract an...

 2022-04-29 15:00 

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US drug regulator schedules infant Covid vaccine meeting for June...

Children five and under are the only group not yet eligible in the United States and most countries, a source of concern for many parents as infections are once more rising due to Omicron's subvariants.The FDA -- considered the gold standard regulator...

 2022-04-29 14:56 

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British tycoon Ratcliffe makes $5.3 billion bid for Chelsea...

The club's Russian owner Roman Abramovich put the Blues up for sale on March 2 before being sanctioned the following week by the British government over Russia's invasion of Ukraine.The lengthy sale was believed to be close to a conclusion, with N...

 2022-04-29 14:56 

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Health woes force Celine Dion to postpone Europe tour...

"I feel a little better... but I still have spasms," Dion explained in a news release, updating fans on severe involuntary muscle contractions that she began experiencing late last year."I'm so sorry to have to change the dates of the Euro...

 2022-04-29 14:46 

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Fear on the dance floor as disco needle attacks baffle France...

The victims, who are mostly women, report the sudden onset of identical symptoms -- nausea, dizziness and sharp pain -- while out partying, and only later detect a needle prick on their skin, a red dot surrounded by a blue circular bruise.Returning home f...

 2022-04-29 14:42 

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'No regrets' for Medard as French full-back announces retirement...

"I am here to announce the end of a chapter: I have taken the decision to end my career at the end of the season," the 35-year-old said on Twitter. Medard, who featured largely at full-back or on the wing, played his entire professional career for...

 2022-04-29 14:26 

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Up to 10 killed as blast rips through mosque in Afghan capital...

A wave of deadly bombings has rocked the country in the last two weeks of the fasting month of Ramadan -- some claimed by the Islamic State group -- killing dozens of civilians."Many worshippers were at the Khalifa Sahib mosque when the blast went off...

 2022-04-29 14:26 

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Taiwan launches Asian Pride Games despite spike in Covid cases...

The games are the successor to The Straits Games, founded in Malaysia 20 years ago and considered the first international gay sports tournament in Asia.Taiwan, the first place in Asia to legalise gay marriage, was chosen to host the newly named games for ...

 2022-04-29 14:22 

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Rangnick says stuttering Man Utd must identify future stars...

United, who have just three matches left this campaign, are languishing in sixth place in the Premier League, five points behind fourth-placed Arsenal, who have two games in hand.Interim manager Rangnick, who is switching to a consultancy role at the end ...

 2022-04-29 14:10 

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Arteta backs Arsenal youngsters to cope with top-four pressure...

Arteta's side are fourth in the Premier League with five games left as they fight to return to Europe's elite club competition for the first time since 2016/17.The Gunners, two points clear of fifth-placed Tottenham, have climbed into the top four...

 2022-04-29 13:52 

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Exiled Ukrainian athletes chase dreams in Albania and fret about home...

As the four teenage girls and four boys try to honour their homeland with sporting success, they are inevitably worrying about their loved ones back in Ukraine."This war changed our lives but did not destroy our dreams," said Mariya Larina.The 17-...

 2022-04-29 13:32 

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Iranians hold annual pro-Palestinian rallies nationwide...

The Quds (Jerusalem) Day commemorations, which are held on the last Friday of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, were launched in 1979 by Iran's revolutionary leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini.Across Iran, flag-waving protesters chanted "Death to ...

 2022-04-29 13:30 

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Americans' spending, incomes grew in March amid high prices: govt...

The Commerce Department reported personal consumption expenditures (PCE) climbed 1.1 percent in March, almost twice what analysts expected, while incomes saw a forecast-beating 0.5 percent increase, both signs of continued resilience in the economy.The da...

 2022-04-29 13:22 

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Lampard still a Chelsea 'legend' despite tough exit, says Tuchel...

Tuchel was hired to replace Lampard at Chelsea following his dismissal in January 2021 and the pair will meet for the first time on Sunday.The Chelsea manager revealed on Friday that Lampard, now in the Goodison Park hotseat, sent him a good luck message ...

 2022-04-29 13:18 

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More than 5.4 million Ukrainians flee war as refugees...

In total, 5,429,739 Ukrainians have fled the country as refugees since February 24, according to the latest data from the UN refugee agency, UNHCR.That marks an increase of 56,885 over the figure given on Thursday.The UN is projecting that the war could p...

 2022-04-29 13:12 

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Wolfsburg women hope for home leg 'miracle' against Barca...

Wolfsburg suffered a humbling 5-1 defeat in front of a massive crowd of 91,648 - a world record in women's football - at Barcelona in the first leg.A sell-out crowd of a more modest 20,000 is expected for the return leg at Wolfsburg, where the hosts k...

 2022-04-29 13:10 

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23.5 million tickets sought in latest World Cup sale: FIFA...

Applications from Argentina, Brazil, England, France, Mexico, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United States dominated, the world body said highlighting the "enormous demand".The most popular games are the final on December 18 alongside some of the gr...

 2022-04-29 13:00 

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War in Ukraine: Latest developments...

Kyiv hit as UN chief visitsRussia confirms it carried out an air strike on Kyiv, as UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres visited the Ukrainian capital.The Russian defence ministry says "high-precision, long-range air-based weapons... destroyed the pr...

 2022-04-29 12:58 

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Power cuts, forest fires in South Asia heatwave...

In the northern Indian state of Himachal Pradesh hundreds of forest fires have broken out in recent weeks, eating up tinder-dry pine forests including around Dharamsala, home of the Dalai Lama.Himachal Pradesh normally sees rain, hail and even snow in hig...

 2022-04-29 12:46 

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Oktoberfest to return in 2022 after virus hiatus...

The Oktoberfest would be held "without conditions or restrictions", Munich mayor Dieter Reiter told a press conference.The world-renowned knees-up drew around six million visitors annually before the pandemic. It was cancelled in 2020 for the firs...

 2022-04-29 12:44 

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Klopp unsure if his own Liverpool deal will persuade Salah to stay...

Salah and Mane, along with fellow attacker Roberto Firmino and midfielder Naby Keita, have contracts that expire next year.With Klopp now staying until 2026, there is a greater degree of security at the club, but the German is not convinced that will make...

 2022-04-29 11:44 

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In western Ukraine, displaced children play to forget war...

Maybe it was because she was so stressed after all the Russian bombs on his home city of Mariupol, he said, as his fluffy white pet snoozed curled up in her carrier box.Leaving her to rest, he joined other children playing, some stacking cubes under dangl...

 2022-04-29 11:42 

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Gunmen steal hundreds of holiday outfits from Pakistan tailor...

Muhammad Razzaq told AFP Friday that two armed men barged into his Islamabad store before making off with 240 completed or near-finished shalwar kameez outfits -- Pakistan's national dress."The police have not been able to find any clue to the rut...

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