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 2022-07-20 12:08 

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Defending Tour de France champion Pogacar loses key teammate...

Slovenian Pogacar needs to overturn a two minute and 22-second deficit to overall leader Jonas Vingegaard of Jumbo as their cat-and mouse struggle for the yellow jersey enters its end game.The 2020 and 2021 champion Pogacar has already lost climber George...

 2022-07-20 11:58 

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Henrik Stenson stripped of Ryder Cup captaincy...

The 46-year-old Swede is understood to be on the verge of signing up for the Saudi-funded breakaway LIV Golf series and, after discussions with Ryder Cup Europe officials, the decision was made to effectively sack him as captain."Ryder Cup Europe toda...

 2022-07-20 11:46 

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Final two candidates for UK PM to be decided...

Former finance minister Sunak was only two votes short of securing his place in the final two after Tuesday's voting, but the race behind him tightened as Truss clawed back five votes to finish only six behind Mordaunt.The final pair will be announced...

 2022-07-20 11:14 

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Carlsen not to defend title at 2023 World Chess Championship...

"I am not motivated to play another match... I simply feel that I don't have a lot to gain. I don't particularly like it," Carlsen said in the first episode of his podcast "The Magnus Effect".Carlsen has repeatedly hinted that, bor...

 2022-07-20 11:08 

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High treason: Ukraine's Zelensky moves against 'spies'...

His dismissal of SBU security chief Ivan Bakanov, a childhood friend of President Zelensky, and of prosecutor general Iryna Venediktova, is unprecedented since the start of the invasion.The decision was announced Sunday and approved by parliament on Tuesd...

 2022-07-20 11:04 

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Roma sign former Juventus forward Dybala...

"I arrive at a team that is growing, with a club that continues to lay an increasingly solid foundation for the future and a coach, Jose Mourinho, with whom it is a privilege to work," Dybala said in a statement.The 28-year-old had been touted for...

 2022-07-20 11:04 

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UN records hundreds of killings and rights violations by Taliban...

"There's no denying that the findings of our report are extremely serious," Markus Potzel, acting head of the United Nations mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), told a news conference in Kabul. The Taliban have routinely denied accusation of right...

 2022-07-20 11:02 

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Human food waste 'threat' to polar bears: report...

Scientists and conservationists warned Wednesday that it was just one of a growing number of incidents showing the threat food waste poses to the at-risk animals. Polar bears are acutely threatened by climate change, with the Arctic region warming about t...

 2022-07-20 11:02 

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Lake Geneva baptism ban infuriates evangelicals...

The canton -- comprising the city of Geneva and its hinterland that forms the western end of the lake -- took the step on July 8, amid a backdrop of debates around secularism."It's an abuse of authority," Jean-Francois Bussy, president of the ...

 2022-07-20 11:00 

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Victoria Beckham joins Paris Fashion Week...

The British designer and former Spice Girl has previously presented in London and New York, though she has not staged a live runway show since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic.She will present her new luxury collection during the spring 2023 women's...

 2022-07-20 09:54 

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World's first bioplastic vinyl record launched in the UK...

Bioplastics are derived from sources such as sugars and starches -- rather than oil or gas -- and do not create any toxic waste in their production. The new bioplastic vinyl by UK firm Evolution has been endorsed by NGO Music Declares Emergency, a climate...

 2022-07-20 09:50 

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French fires coming under control as heat drops...

"Our assessment is generally positive. The situation improved overnight," local fire service spokesman Arnaud Mendousse said, saying that only 300 more hectares (740 acres) had burned since Tuesday evening. French President Emmanuel Macron is due ...

 2022-07-20 09:20 

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African cheetahs to be spotted soon in India thanks to Namibia deal...

India has been working to relocate the animals since 2020, when the Supreme Court announced that African cheetahs could be introduced in a "carefully chosen location" on an experimental basis.India in the past had Asiatic cheetahs, but the species...

 2022-07-20 08:24 

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China condemns US warship passage through Taiwan Strait...

Beijing views Taiwan as part of its territory to be re-taken one day -- and the narrow body of water that separates the island and mainland China is a flashpoint between the two sides.In contrast to Beijing's position, the United States and other coun...

 2022-07-20 08:16 

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Senior lawmaker says EU supports Taiwan's 'sovereign' existence...

Taiwan lives under the constant threat of invasion by China, which claims the self-ruled democratic island as part of its territory and has vowed to seize it one day, by force if necessary. Beijing's increased sabre-rattling has spurred greater shows ...

 2022-07-20 08:16 

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More cunning than the 'old fox': Sri Lanka's new president...

Wickremesinghe, a six-time former prime minister, was backed by the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) party of ousted leader Gotabaya Rajapaksa, who fled abroad and then resigned last week after protesters overran his palace.The pro-Western Wickremesingh...

 2022-07-20 07:28 

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Stock markets rally on tech bounce, earnings hope...

Markets also reacted positively to a report saying China will fine ride-hailing giant Didi $1 billion but bring an end to its year-long probe, reinforcing optimism that a long-running tech crackdown is nearing an end.After a hefty drop Monday, all three m...

 2022-07-20 07:26 

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Final two candidates for UK PM to be decided...

Former finance minister Sunak was only two votes short of securing his place in the final two after Tuesday's voting, but the race behind him tightened as Truss clawed back five votes to finish only six behind Mordaunt.The final two will be announced ...

 2022-07-20 06:08 

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Greece uses planes to fight wildfires around Athens...

Nearly 500 firefighters, 120 vehicles, three planes and four helicopters swung into action from dawn to battle the flames from approaching areas such as Gerakas, which is home to some 29,000 people.The heatwave -- the second to engulf parts of Europe in r...

 2022-07-20 05:30 

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Last man standing: Russia former mayor does not 'fear' prison...

Roizman, who was Yekaterinburg's mayor between 2013 and 2018, is Russia's last prominent opposition figure who is still in the country and not behind bars. Russian society is reeling from a historic crackdown on dissent as Moscow presses ahead wit...

 2022-07-20 05:24 

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China speeding up approvals for new coal plants: Greenpeace...

China is the world's biggest emitter of the greenhouse gases driving global warming, and President Xi Jinping last year vowed to phase down coal use from 2026 as part of an ambitious set of national climate commitments.But campaigners fear those targe...

 2022-07-20 05:18 

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Sri Lanka begins vote to replace president who fled...

One by one, the legislators entered ballot booths set up on the floor of the chamber to choose between three candidates to lead the crisis-wracked country."Members are reminded that taking photographs of ballot papers or displaying them to others is a...

 2022-07-20 04:40 

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Australia axe Commonwealth Games swimmer for 'use of medication'...

The fast-emerging 18-year-old had been favoured to make the podium in the 50m and 100m backstroke events at the Games in Birmingham starting next week.He finished eighth in the 50m backstroke at the recent world championships in Budapest and was part of A...

 2022-07-20 04:32 

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Stanton, Buxton homer as American League keep All-Star Game streak alive...

Stanton, who has 24 homers in the first half of the season, belted a 457-foot game-tying two-run home run off Dodgers pitcher Tony Gonsolin in the top of the fourth.It flew into the Dodger Stadium bleachers left of center field -- right about where Los An...

 2022-07-20 04:26 

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Dos Santos dethrones Warholm, Wightman shocks Ingebrigtsen...

Warholm may have been behind one of the most iconic moments in Olympic history when he smashed the 29-year-old world record to win the 400m hurdles at the Tokyo Games in a time of 45.94sec.But the 26-year-old came to Eugene on the back of a hamstring inju...

 2022-07-20 03:56 

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Rolls-Royce champions energy transition at Farnborough...

This year's Farnborough spectacle, returning from a four-year absence, is set against the backdrop of air travel's nascent post-pandemic recovery but as economic turmoil hampers manufacturing.Yet the airshow's focus is on decarbonisation and s...

 2022-07-20 03:28 

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India's mango man, father of 300 varieties...

His footsteps quicken as he draws nearer and his eyes light up as he peers closely at the branches through his spectacles, caressing the leaves and sniffing the fruits to see if they are ripe."This is my prize of toiling hard in the scorching sun for ...

 2022-07-20 03:26 

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China to fine ride-hailing giant Didi more than $1 bn: reports...

Didi, once known as China's answer to Uber, has been one of the highest-profile targets of the widespread clampdown on the sector, which saw years of runaway growth and supersized monopolies before regulators stepped in.The fine -- imposed over Didi&#...

 2022-07-20 02:46 

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Raising temperatures: Pakistan climate catastrophist Sherry Rehman...

Perhaps that's because Pakistan -- where she serves as climate change minister -- has a front-row seat for the cascading catastrophe of global warming.To the north, rapid glacier melt is unleashing flash floods; in the south, savage heat is surpassing...

 2022-07-20 02:28 

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Kerley sprint double dream over, Lyles marches on...

Kerley set off fine from the blocks but was left grimacing as he hit the home straight at Eugene's Hayward Field, eventually finishing sixth in 20.68 seconds.Kerley later said he had cramped up in the later stages of the race, but insisted he would be...

 2022-07-20 02:24 

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Crunch time as Italy's Draghi faces parliament...

There is much at stake: a government collapse could worsen social ills in a period of rampant inflation, delay the budget, threaten EU post-pandemic recovery funds and send jittery markets into a tailspin.Polls suggest most Italians want Draghi, 74, to st...

 2022-07-20 02:14 

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Fraser-Pryce coasts into world 200m final...

Fresh from winning a record fifth world 100m title, Fraser-Pryce timed a season's best of 21.83 seconds in the third of three semi-finals, finishing ahead of American Abby Steiner.Joining the 35-year-old, a world 200m champion in 2013, in Thursday'...

 2022-07-20 02:08 

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Barca thrash Beckham's Miami 6-0 in friendly...

The Brazilian, signed from Premier League Leeds United earlier this month for around $60 million, capped a promising first outing for his new club with a well taken first-half strike after Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang had given the La Liga giants the lead at...

 2022-07-20 02:02 

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Canada Indigenous schools abuse: a timeline...

Canada has been grappling with the reality of this brutal past for some time, but the discovery last year of children's remains buried in hundreds of unmarked graves at one former school catapulted it back into the national consciousness, prompting sh...

 2022-07-20 02:02 

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Indigenous Canadians hopeful ahead of Pope's apology for school abuse...

The pontiff will stop in the community of 19,000 people some 62 miles (100 kilometers) north of Edmonton, Alberta, on July 25, to visit the site of one of the state boarding schools run by churches where Indigenous children were once forcibly sequestered....

 2022-07-20 01:42 

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Fraser-Pryce coasts into world 200m final...

Fresh from winning a record fifth world 100m title, Fraser-Pryce timed a season's best of 21.83 seconds in the third of three semi-finals, finishing ahead of American Abby Steiner.Joining the 35-year-old, a world 200m champion in 2013, in Thursday'...

 2022-07-20 01:38 

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McLaughlin, Muhammad ease through hurdles heats...

The two American stars have fought a series of epic battles over the distance in recent years, with McLaughlin storming to Olympic gold and a world record in a sensational performance at last year's Tokyo Games.The prodigiously gifted 22-year-old bett...

 2022-07-20 01:00 

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Diverted Ryanair flight investigation concludes Belarus 'unlawful'...

On May 23, 2021, a Ryanair flight from Greece to Lithuania was forced to land in Minsk, with Belarusian authorities arresting dissident journalist, Roman Protasevich, and his partner, Sofia Sapega, who were on board."The ICAO Council concluded its dis...

 2022-07-20 00:34 

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Police arrest 17 US lawmakers at abortion rights protest outside Supreme Court...

The US Capitol police said on Twitter that the demonstrators had blocked traffic on a nearby road and were been given three warnings before officers made the arrests."We made a total of 35 arrests for Crowding, Obstructing or Incommoding," the pol...

 2022-07-20 00:22 

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Myanmar military landmine use amounts to war crimes: Amnesty...

Fighting has ravaged swathes of the country since last year's putsch, which sparked renewed clashes with ethnic rebel groups and the formation of dozens of "People's Defence Forces" now battling the junta.During a visit to Kayah state near...

 2022-07-20 00:14 

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Semenya welcome at world champs, says Coe...

The South African last competed at a world championships in London in 2017 where she won her third 800m world crown.A year later she won double gold in the 800m and 1500m at the Commonwealth Games which is the last time she represented South Africa in a g...

 2022-07-19 23:56 

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Serena, Djokovic named in Cincinnati draws: organizers...

The 23-time Grand Slam singles champion, who last week was named in the field for next month's Canadian Open, joins a star-studded field for the hardcourt tournament.Williams, winner of the tournament in 2014 and 2015, entered the tournament using her...

 2022-07-19 22:26 

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US House passes bill to protect same-sex marriage...

The Respect for Marriage Act was approved in the Democratic-controlled chamber by a vote of 267 to 157, but its prospects are uncertain in the Senate.Forty-seven Republican lawmakers joined Democrats in voting for the bill, which was met with scattered ap...

 2022-07-19 22:08 

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Morocco, Israel strengthen military links as army chief visits kingdom...

Israeli army chief Aviv Kohavi, who arrived Monday, met with the Inspector General of the Royal Armed Forces Belkhir El Farouk, an Israeli army statement said. He also met with Morocco's minister delegate in charge of defence administration, Abdellati...

 2022-07-19 21:50 

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Rival Libya military leaders meet in Tripoli...

Two rival governments are currently vying for power, one based in Tripoli, the other in the central city of Sirte.General Abdelrazzak al-Nadhouri, second in command of forces loyal to eastern strongman Khalifa Haftar, visited Tripoli on Monday and Tuesday...

 2022-07-19 21:22 

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Van der Dussen stars as Proteas deny Stokes a farewell ODI win...

Van der Dussen's career-best 134 was the cornerstone of South Africa's 335-5, their highest ODI total in England.He also shared stands of 109 with opener Janneman Malan (57) and 151 with Aiden Markram, who made a stylish 77. Test captain Stokes di...

 2022-07-19 20:54 

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Netflix subscriber numbers drop two quarters in a row...

The loss of 970,000 paying customers in the most recent quarter, however, was less than expected, leaving the company with just shy of 221 million subscribers."Our challenge and opportunity is to accelerate our revenue and membership growth... and to ...

 2022-07-19 20:28 

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Delaware: small US state is the stage for Musk, Twitter battle...

Yet it's also the legal home for many corporations, drawn by its reputation as a tax haven and expertise in settling business disputes.Here's a closer look at Delaware:Fortune 500Twitter chose in 2007 to incorporate in Delaware, less than two hour...

 2022-07-19 20:12 

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US Senate moves to bring Finland, Sweden into NATO...

All 30 members of NATO must ratify the accession of the two Nordic countries, but Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan this week again threatened to freeze their bids despite his assent during a summit in late June in Madrid.The Senate Foreign Relations...

 2022-07-19 20:04 

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Bayern sign 'top target' de Ligt from Juventus...

"Matthijs de Ligt was a top target for us. With signings like this, the big aims that we have are achievable. The future face of our team is increasingly taking shape," said Bayern president Herbert Heiner.Juventus say securing the Dutch central d...

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