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 2021-10-16 07:38 

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Covid vaccine stand-off between Chicago mayor, police hits courts...

A Chicago judge on Friday banned a police union president from making public statements on the city's Covid-19 policy as a stand-off over vaccine mandates sparked dueling lawsuits.The dispute between mayor Lori Lightfoot and police union head John Cat...

 2021-10-16 07:28 

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Dravid set to be next India coach: report...

Former Indian cricket captain Rahul Dravid is set to take over as the senior team's head coach after the T20 World Cup, local media reports said Saturday.The Times of India newspaper quoted an anonymous official at the Board of Control for Cricket in ...

 2021-10-16 06:28 

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France marks first anniversary since teacher killed over Mohammed cartoon...

France will pay tribute to schoolteacher Samuel Paty on Saturday, one year after he was beheaded by an extremist after showing his class cartoons of the Muslim Prophet Mohammed.Paty, 47, was stabbed and then decapitated after leaving the middle school whe...

 2021-10-16 06:24 

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Veteran Azarenka books spot in Indian Wells final against Badosa...

Victoria Azarenka, who is hoping to become the first three-time WTA winner in Indian Wells, punched her ticket to Sunday's final by rallying to beat former French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko 3-6, 6-3, 7-5 on Friday.Two-time Australian Open winner A...

 2021-10-16 06:12 

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Vibrant Afghan radio reduced to religious relic...

Radio station Urooj once teemed with journalists producing news bulletins, but since the Taliban came to town, Ebrahim Parhar sits alone, broadcasting hours of religious sermons.Parhar launched Urooj, which means "The Rising" in Pashto, in the wes...

 2021-10-16 05:48 

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Badosa holds off Jabeur to reach Indian Wells final...

Paula Badosa defeated Ons Jabeur in straight sets 6-3, 6-3 on Friday to book her spot in the final of the WTA Indian Wells against former two-time winner Victoria Azarenka.Spain's Badosa has reached the final in her first appearance in Indian Wells, c...

 2021-10-16 05:44 

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Altuve, Correa propel Astros to opening win over Red Sox...

Jose Altuve and Carlos Correa homered in back-to-back innings and the Houston Astros rallied to beat the Boston Red Sox 5-4 on Friday in game one of their American League Championship Series.Boston had seized a two-run lead with a three-run third-inning l...

 2021-10-16 05:40 

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Lausanne tackles toxic soil after shock discovery...

Lausanne, the capital of Olympic sport overlooking Lake Geneva, is reeling after discovering that much of its soil is polluted with toxic compounds belched out by an old incinerator.The situation, which has troubling implications for children and eating h...

 2021-10-16 05:38 

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Nature Strip wins turf's biggest price, The Everest...

Star sprinter Nature Strip, ridden by James McDonald, lived up to his billing as favourite to win the world's richest turf race, The Everest, in front of thousands of cheering punters in Sydney on Saturday.The seven-year-old gelding, trained by Chris ...

 2021-10-16 04:56 

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Bali earthquake kills three, injures seven...

Three people were killed Saturday when an earthquake struck the Indonesian tourist island Bali, the disaster agency said.The 4.8 magnitude quake struck at a relatively shallow depth of 10 kilometres (six miles) northeast of the town of Banjar Wanasari. Sh...

 2021-10-16 04:10 

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Azarenka books spot in WTA Indian Wells final...

Victoria Azarenka, who is trying to become the first three-time WTA winner in Indian Wells, punched her ticket to Sunday's final by rallying to beat former French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko 3-6, 6-3, 7-5 on Friday.Two time Australian Open winner A...

 2021-10-16 02:58 

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Security under spotlight after British MP stabbed to death...

The fatal stabbing of British lawmaker David Amess was a terrorist incident, police said Saturday, as MPs pressed for tougher security in the wake of the second killing of a UK politician while meeting constituents in just over five years.Veteran Conserva...

 2021-10-16 02:56 

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Macron marks 60 years since Paris Algeria protest massacre...

President Emmanuel Macron on Saturday will become the first French head of state to take part in commemorations of the massacre by Paris police of protesters at a rally 60 years ago against France's rule in its then-colony Algeria.The events of Octobe...

 2021-10-16 02:46 

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T20 Cricket World Cup - six to watch...

The seventh T20 World Cup gets underway in Oman and the UAE at the weekend with the world's best players queueing up to take the title and the headlines. But while the world has already heard of the likes of Chris Gayle, Virat Kohli and Babar Azam, th...

 2021-10-16 02:46 

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Bangladesh vow not to be haunted by miserable T20 World Cup record...

Bangladesh's star all-rounder Shakib Al-Hasan believes that series wins against Australia, New Zealand and Zimbabwe will boost their chances at the T20 World Cup despite a record which shows just one victory at the tournament since 2007.Bangladesh wil...

 2021-10-16 02:46 

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Gbagbo takes new step to I.Coast presidency as new party holds congress...

Laurent Gbagbo, with a decade-long exile behind him, this weekend embarks on a path he hopes will return him to Ivory Coast's presidency at the helm of a new party."This is the grand return of Laurent Gbagbo to the political scene," his spokes...

 2021-10-16 02:10 

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India fears Taliban fallout in Kashmir...

As Prime Minister Narendra Modi set out his Taliban worries to world leaders this week, Indian forces staged raids and battled Kashmir militants who he fears could be emboldened by the Islamists' victory in Afghanistan.Kashmir rebel shootings of civil...

 2021-10-16 01:52 

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'Just me and the fabric': Vietnam artist finds success with cloth creations...

In a hot and stuffy room in Hanoi, Tran Thanh Thuc holds up a delicate silk scarf and begins snipping it into tiny pieces, ready to paste onto her works of art.For four decades, Thuc has been recreating Vietnamese landscapes using vibrant shades of fabric...

 2021-10-16 01:52 

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US offers to pay relatives of 10 killed in botched Afghan drone strike...

The United States said Friday it has offered to pay unspecified compensation to relatives of 10 people in Afghanistan including seven children who were killed by mistake in a US drone strike as American forces were completing their withdrawal.In a stateme...

 2021-10-16 01:46 

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Colombia sterilizes 24 hippos on former estate of drug lord Escobar...

Twenty-four out of 80 hippopotamuses roaming on the former ranch of the late Colombian drug kingpin Pablo Escobar were sterilized due to the "uncontrolled4; spreading of this "invasive" species, authorities said on Friday.Before he was shot...

 2021-10-16 01:44 

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NASA to launch Lucy probe to investigate Jupiter asteroids...

NASA was set Saturday to launch a spacecraft called Lucy on a 12-year mission to explore for the first time a group of rocky bodies known as the Jupiter Trojan asteroids, gathering new insights into the solar system's formation.The Atlas V rocket resp...

 2021-10-16 01:40 

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New Zealand to cast out its official wizard...

New Zealand is losing its official wizard. Nearly 40 years after the city of Christchurch begged their wizard to stay, the council has told the charismatic sorcerer he has to go.The 88-year-old wizard, also known as Ian Brackenbury Channell, has been a po...

 2021-10-16 01:10 

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Saudi-owned Newcastle begin bold bid for 'superpower' status...

A new era beckons for Newcastle on Sunday when a packed St James' Park will witness the Magpies' first match since a takeover led by the Saudi sovereign wealth fund took control of the club.Amanda Staveley, one of Newcastle's new directors, sa...

 2021-10-16 00:40 

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Panama punished for homophobic chanting during World Cup qualifiers...
 2021-10-16 00:00 

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Zverev, Tsitsipas sent crashing out of ATP Indian Wells Masters...

American Taylor Fritz survived two match points to come from behind and eliminate third seeded Alexander Zverev 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7/3) in the quarter-finals of the ATP Indian Wells Masters on Friday.Fritz dropped the first set and was down 5-2 in the third w...

 2021-10-15 22:30 

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Mitchell shines again at Summit to grab CJ Cup lead...

Keith Mitchell fired an eagle and seven birdies Friday in an eight-under par 64 to take an early five-shot lead in the second round of the CJ Cup.The American, searching for a second US PGA Tour title to go with the Honda Classic trophy he lifted in 2019,...

 2021-10-15 22:24 

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UN extends Haiti mission by nine months...

The United Nations Security Council extended the UN mission in Haiti by nine months on Friday after an 11th-hour compromise was struck between western powers and China.The council passed a resolution extending the mandate by less than the one-year that th...

 2021-10-15 22:20 

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Indicted ex-Boeing pilot says he is a 'scapegoat' in MAX scandal...

The former Boeing pilot indicted over his role in the 737 MAX scandal said Friday he should not be made a scapegoat for a pair of deadly plane crashes."This tragedy deserves a search for the truth - not a search for a scapegoat," said a statement ...

 2021-10-15 22:16 

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Basilashvili upsets second seed Tsitsipas at Indian Wells...

World No. 3 Stefanos Tsitsipas was ousted in the quarter-finals at the ATP Indian Wells Masters on Friday, falling 6-4, 2-6, 6-4 to the 29th seeded Nikoloz Basilashvili, who recorded one of his biggest career wins.Georgia's Basilashvili beat Tsitsipas...

 2021-10-15 21:18 

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Golden Globes to go ahead despite TV blackout over diversity row...

The Golden Globes will go ahead despite NBC's decision not to broadcast the Hollywood award ceremony over concerns about its record on diversity and transparency, organizers said Friday.The Hollywood Foreign Press Association -- which votes on the Glo...

 2021-10-15 21:14 

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PSG scrape victory with late Mbappe penalty...

Kylian Mbappe converted a soft late VAR penalty award to give a Paris Saint-Germain side missing Lionel Messi and Neymar a 2-1 win over Angers in Ligue 1 on Friday.PSG had to come from behind, with Danilo Pereira heading in the equaliser midway through th...

 2021-10-15 20:48 

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Basilashvili upsets second seed Tsitsipas at Indian Wells...

World No. 3 Stefanos Tsitsipas was ousted in the quarter-finals at the ATP Indian Wells Masters on Friday, falling 6-4, 2-6, 6-4 to the 29th seeded Nikoloz Basilashvili of Georgia.Basilashvili beat Tsitsipas for the first time in three career meetings and...

 2021-10-15 20:40 

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EU says rift over with US on French submarines...

A bitter transatlantic rift is over, the European Union's top diplomat declared Friday, a month after France was infuriated with the United States over losing a massive submarine contract in Australia."We are not going to be masochist and insist o...

 2021-10-15 20:38 

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Infantino says biennial World Cup gives countries chance to 'dream'...

FIFA president Gianni Infantino on Friday defended his plan to hold the World Cup every two years during a visit to Venezuela, a country that has never qualified for the global showpiece.The biennial World Cup project, which has the backing of former Arse...

 2021-10-15 20:22 

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Bill Cosby sued in New Jersey over alleged rape...

An actress has sued Bill Cosby alleging that the disgraced comedian drugged and raped her in New Jersey 31 years ago, US court documents show.Lili Bernard said Cosby lured her to the Trump Taj Mahal casino resort in Atlantic City around August 1990 on the...

 2021-10-15 19:46 

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Shiffrin looks ahead to Beijing Olympics with trepidation...

American skiing star Mikaela Shiffrin said on Friday that she was planning for the Beijing Olympics in February with some anxiety as she looked forward to a season that starts next weekend."You would hope you were going to the Olympics, this is a grea...

 2021-10-15 19:32 

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US Open champions Medvedev, Raducanu pull out of Moscow...

US Open champion Daniil Medvedev joined fellow New York Grand Slam title winner Emma Raducanu in withdrawing from the Kremlin Cup in Moscow on Friday.Medvedev, who prevented world number one Novak Djokovic from sweeping the first men's calendar Grand ...

 2021-10-15 19:24 

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C.Africa president declares ceasefire in conflict with rebels...

Central African Republic's President Faustin-Archange Touadera declared a "unilateral ceasefire" in the country's conflict with rebel groups on Friday."I have come to announce to you this evening the end of military operations and all ...

 2021-10-15 19:20 

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Man tied to QAnon conspiracy announces bid for Congress...

A website administrator that many consider to be behind the QAnon conspiracy movement that fired up supporters of Donald Trump has announced he will run for a Republican seat in Congress.Ron Watkins announced in a video posted on Telegram Thursday that he...

 2021-10-15 19:16 

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Langasque leads Andalucia Masters as world number one Rahm misses cut...

Romain Langasque carded a second consecutive round of 69 to take a one-shot lead into the weekend at Andalucia Masters on Friday as world number one Jon Rahm missed the cut.Frenchman Langasque made a stunning eagle on the 17th to jump to four under and st...

 2021-10-15 18:56 

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EU diplomatic chief 'ready' to meet Iran on nuclear deal...

The European Union's diplomatic chief Josep Borrell said Friday he was "ready" to meet Iranian leaders in Brussels as part of efforts to revive the faltering 2015 nuclear deal, but warned Tehran it was time to fully return to the negotiating t...

 2021-10-15 18:36 

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China misses out on record 23-race F1 calendar in 2022...

China was dropped from the Formula One calendar for a third successive year on Friday as a record 23-race schedule for 2022 was released."Due to ongoing pandemic conditions, China will not be included on the 2022 calendar. China will be restored to th...

 2021-10-15 18:36 

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Kolbe marvels at golden path that led to Toulon...

"I honestly never thought that I would come this far," said World Cup winning winger Cheslin Kolbe as he was unveiled by his new club Toulon on Friday.The 27-year-old Springbok, who joined Toulon this summer after four years at Toulouse ended with...

 2021-10-15 18:24 

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Du Plessis stars as Chennai down Kolkata to win fourth IPL title...

Faf du Plessis smashed an attacking half-century to help Chennai Super Kings thrash Kolkata Knight Riders by 27 runs and clinch their fourth Indian Premier League title on Friday.Du Plessis' 86 off 59 balls guided Chennai to 192-3, a total their bowle...

 2021-10-15 17:42 

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Stand-off in Chicago between mayor, police over vaccine mandates...

Up to half of Chicago's police face being placed on unpaid leave after refusing to disclose their Covid-19 vaccine status, in a high-stakes game of chicken that comes as the US city grapples with a surge in violent crime.The stand-off between Chicago ...

 2021-10-15 17:20 

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Tuchel urges Chelsea to ignore favourites tag against underdogs...

Thomas Tuchel has warned Chelsea not to expect an easy ride during a run of fixtures that could boost their Premier League title challenge.Tuchel';s side have a golden opportunity to cement their position at the top of the Premier League over the next ...

 2021-10-15 17:18 

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Neuville takes Spain lead as Evans slips in world title pursuit...

Thierry Neuville gave perennial rival Sebastian Ogier a boost on Friday by grabbing the Spanish Rally lead off Elfyn Evans at the end of the first day's racing.Ogier heads the championship and only his Welsh Toyota team-mate, who is 21 points behind, ...

 2021-10-15 17:12 

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WTO chief urges resolution on distortive agriculture subsidies...

Massive agricultural subsidies, especially those used in rich countries, continue to distort global trade and create unfair competition for farmers in poor countries, WTO chief Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala said Friday."We have a very big problem," she said...

 2021-10-15 17:10 

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China rocket blasts off for longest crewed mission to space station...

China on Saturday launched a rocket carrying three astronauts to its new space station on what is set to be the country's longest crewed mission to date, state media said, in the latest landmark in Beijing's drive to become a major extraterrestria...

 2021-10-15 17:02 

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Biden government to ask Supreme Court to block Texas abortion ban...

President Joe Biden's administration on Friday said it would ask the Supreme Court to block a ban on most abortions in Texas, in the latest stage of a national battle over reproductive rights.Last month, the US Supreme Court cited procedural issues wh...

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