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 2021-12-31 11:40 

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S.African report on Zuma-era graft to be released Tuesday...

President Cyril Ramaphosa on Tuesday "will formally receive the first part of the report of the judicial inquiry into allegations of state capture, corruption and fraud," a minister in the presidency, Mondli Gungubele told reporters.The report wil...

 2021-12-31 10:44 

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Ex-India captain Ganguly negative for Omicron, discharged...

The 49-year-old was admitted in Kolkata on Monday after he tested positive for the virus and was suffering from a mild fever. "He expressed his desire to go home after he tested negative for the Omicron variant," the doctor told AFP.His brother Sn...

 2021-12-31 10:42 

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Chelsea's Tuchel frustrated by 'noise' after Lukaku voices dissatisfaction...

The "surprised" Chelsea boss said he would sit down with the 28-year-old to discuss the issues but did not see any evidence that his player was unhappy.Lukaku rejoined the Premier League side from Inter Milan for a club-record fee of 97.5 million ...

 2021-12-31 10:38 

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Israel 'leads the way' with 4th Covid jabs for vulnerable...

The effort comes almost exactly one year after Israel began a massive vaccination drive on the back of a data-sharing accord with US pharmaceutical firm Pfizer.Israel's health ministry on Thursday approved giving a fourth shot for immunocompromised pe...

 2021-12-31 10:22 

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Tesla to recall nearly 200,000 cars in China over collision risk...

The order is the latest blow to the American self-driving car pioneer, which is hugely popular in China although the firm's reputation has taken a hit this year following a spate of crashes, scandals and data security concerns.China's State Admini...

 2021-12-31 09:48 

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Man City's Cancelo says he suffered facial injuries in assault...

The Portugal international posted a picture on Instagram on Thursday evening, which showed a cut above his right eye.The 27-year-old full-back did not say where the attack took place, but City said in a statement it was during a burglary at the player'...

 2021-12-31 08:20 

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Ronaldo statue kicks up a fuss in India's Goa...

Protesters with black flags gathered at the site after the statue was unveiled this week in the town of Calangute.They expressed anger that authorities had shunned Indian sports stars and chosen a player from Portugal, which granted Goa independence in 19...

 2021-12-31 06:58 

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Germany to close nuclear reactors despite energy crisis...

With energy prices already on the rise and tensions higher than ever between Europe and key gas supplier Russia, the closure of the plants in Brokdorf, Grohnde and Gundremmingen could well tighten the squeeze.The move will halve remaining nuclear capacity...

 2021-12-31 06:58 

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Bitcoin faces uncertain 2022 after record year...

Having more than trebled in value to $60,000 between December 2020 and April, bitcoin has lost some shine to trade at under $50,000 heading into the new year."The current choppy and directionless price action with a possibility of further pressure to ...

 2021-12-31 06:40 

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Medvedev's depleted Russia face tough ATP Cup defence...

Three of the four team members that triumphed for a ruthless Russia in the final against Italy in 2021 withdrew ahead of the 16-team event in Sydney, which starts on Saturday.They included fifth-ranked Andrey Rublev, who contracted coronavirus at an Abu D...

 2021-12-31 04:54 

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New Zealand primed to farewell Taylor on a winning note...

"He would love to go out with a 2-0 series win," New Zealand skipper Tom Latham said after the Black Caps' most prolific run scorer announced he will put away his Test whites after the two-match series.But Bangladesh coach Russell Domingo said...

 2021-12-31 04:50 

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Zverev eyeing big season after breakout 2021...

The German ace captured his second ATP Finals title in November, producing a brilliant performance to defeat world number two Daniil Medvedev, adding to the Olympic gold medal he won in Tokyo.That trophy in Turin was his sixth of the year and he is keen t...

 2021-12-31 04:00 

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Foreign businesses worry as China food import law kicks in...

Chinese consumers bought $108 billion worth of imported produce in 2020, with that number set to grow for 2021 as imports jumped nearly 30 percent year on year in the first three quarters.But under laws set to kick in on January 1, all producers of food s...

 2021-12-31 04:00 

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US drops charges against guards on duty when Epstein committed suicide...

The decision came a day after Epstein's long-time associate British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell was found guilty of recruiting young girls to be sexually abused by him.Federal prosecutors signed a "nolle prosequi" to drop charges against forme...

 2021-12-31 03:28 

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India's year of the unicorn: Startups in spotlight of 2021 tech boom...

Hampered by the coronavirus pandemic and too busy expanding and getting funding for his cryptocurrency platform CoinDCX, his team finally grabbed a few days on the beach in Goa to celebrate recently."That was very delightful to everyone," Gupta to...

 2021-12-31 03:12 

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Has the Premier League turned into a one-horse race?...

The three clubs were separated by just two points before matches kicked off on December 14. Fast forward to the end of the month and City are now eight points clear of second-placed Chelsea.Pep Guardiola's men were not at their best at Brentford on We...

 2021-12-31 03:10 

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World to ring in New Year under Covid cloud...

The eventful last 12 months saw a new US president and a new Adele album, the first spectator-free Olympics, and dreams of democracy from Afghanistan to Myanmar to Hong Kong crushed by authoritarian regimes.But it was the pandemic -- now entering its thir...

 2021-12-31 03:06 

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Palestinians raise alarm over Facebook content 'suppression'...

On December 4, Palestine TV correspondent Christine Rinawi posted a video on her Facebook account in which Israeli security forces were seen shooting a Palestinian on the ground, killing him. He had just carried out a knife attack on an Israeli civilian. ...

 2021-12-31 02:52 

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Chinese tech stocks drive Hong Kong gains...

The benchmark Hang Seng index was up by two percent in early trade, on a day when many Asian bourses -- Indonesia, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and Thailand -- were closed for public holidays.Hangzhou-based conglomerate Alibaba was up more than nine percent...

 2021-12-31 02:26 

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South Africa lifts curfew as Omicron wave subsides...

The highly contagious Omicron variant, which contains a number of mutations, has fuelled an end-of-year global pandemic resurgence. But mounting evidence, including in South Africa, has given rise to hopes it may be less severe than other strains."All...

 2021-12-31 01:48 

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Bombardments, glamor and gangsters mark history of Cuba's Hotel Nacional...

It was once bombed as part of a conflict between rival units of Cuba's military, hosted a summit of mafia dons, was a key site of the Cuban Missile Crisis, and a holiday jaunt for Hollywood's most eccentric figures.Yet for 20 months ending in mid-...

 2021-12-31 01:40 

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Pediatric hospitalizations up under Omicron, but it's not more severe...

While experts are concerned, and stress the need to step up vaccination among kids, early indications suggest that the new variant's rate of severe disease could in fact be lower, and its extreme contagiousness is behind the rapid rise.The raw data mi...

 2021-12-31 01:28 

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Hundreds of homes feared lost in Colorado wildfires...

At least 1,600 acres have burned in Boulder County, much of it suburban, with warnings that deaths and injuries were likely as the blaze engulfes hotels and shopping centers."We know that approximately 370 homes in the Sagamore subdivision... have bee...

 2021-12-31 01:08 

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Santander UK hands out 130 mn in Christmas Day error...

Due to a "technical issue," 75,000 payments by some 2,000 corporate and commercial account holders were made twice to their recipients, the bank said in a statement sent to AFP, confirming a report in The Times.The duplicated transactions made on ...

 2021-12-31 01:04 

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Truck driver's 110-year sentence reduced after US outcry...

More than 4.5 million people, including reality TV star Kim Kardashian, called for a reduction in Rogel Aguilera-Mederos'; punishment, which the judge handing it down noted was the result of mandatory sentencing rules in the US state of Colorado.Aguile...

 2021-12-31 00:48 

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Three UN peacekeepers injured in C. Africa landmine blast...

In recent months, the long-running conflict between rebels and government forces has switched gears, with armed groups driven out of the main cities increasingly resorting to guerrilla tactics, including laying mines.While roadside explosives have previou...

 2021-12-30 23:50 

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Warriors-Nuggets postponed as Covid roils NBA...

The game in Denver, one of four on Thursday's schedule, was called off hours before tipoff after a spate of Covid-19 cases left the Nuggets without the requisite eight players.Green, who would not have been available for Golden State because of Covid ...

 2021-12-30 22:54 

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Alaska faces 'Icemageddon' as temperatures swing wildly...

Huge sheets of ice are blocking roads and choking traffic in Fairbanks, Alaska's second largest city, reported the state's transportation department, which has coined the neologism -- a play on "Armageddon" -- to describe the chilly impass...

 2021-12-30 19:48 

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Playoff berths at stake as NFL says farewell to Madden...

NFL games will feature a moment of silence in tribute to Madden, the former NFL player, coach, television commentator and videogame pioneer who died on Tuesday at age 85."Nobody loved football more," NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said in a statem...

 2021-12-30 19:44 

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Ex-Afghan president says decision to flee Kabul made in 'minutes'...

Ghani told BBC's Radio 4 "Today" programme that on the morning of August 15, 2021, the day the Islamists took control of the capital and his own government fell apart, he had "no inkling" that it would be his last day in Afghanistan.Bu...

 2021-12-30 18:48 

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Americans told to avoid cruise travel, even if vaccinated...

"Avoid cruise travel, regardless of vaccination status," said a posting on the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's website that upgraded the travel notice on cruising to Level 4, the highest on its Covid risk scale."Even fully ...

 2021-12-30 18:08 

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Pumas' Petti signs new Bordeaux-Begles deal...

Petti, 27, has played 27 games for the league leaders, owned by Laurent Marti, after arriving at Stade Chaban-Delmas in 2020."His physical and rugby qualities but also his human and leadership qualities made him one of the priorities for Laurent Marti...

 2021-12-30 18:04 

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Italian hospitals under strain as Covid hits new highs...

As daily coronavirus infections in Italy hit new highs, hospital admissions across the country are surging once again due to the new Omicron variant and the persisting reluctance among some to get vaccinated.At Rome's Casalpalocco Covid hospital, the ...

 2021-12-30 17:54 

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Abbas to Putin: West Bank poised for 'explosion'...

The Palestinian leader told Putin that Israeli settlements, land confiscation, home demolitions and "settler terrorism" were among factors leading to anger in the West Bank, the official Wafa news agency said. "The continuation of these Israel...

 2021-12-30 17:36 

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'55 minutes I'll never get back': Australia's Smith after hotel lift failure...

During 10 videos posted on his Instagram account, Smith explained his sticky situation just two days after beating England to retain the Ashes after three Tests."I'm on my floor, I'm staying on this level but the doors won't open," the...

 2021-12-30 17:24 

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J&J Covid booster highly effective against severe Omicron: study...

The South African Medical Research Council compared 69,000 health care workers who received two doses of the vaccine, based on viral vector technology, against a group of people who were unvaccinated. The research, which has not yet been peer reviewed, wa...

 2021-12-30 17:20 

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Italian hospitals under strain as Covid hits new highs...

As daily coronavirus infections in Italy hit new highs, hospital admissions across the country are surging once again due to the new Omicron variant and the persisting reluctance among some to get vaccinated.At Rome's Casalpalocco Covid hospital, the ...

 2021-12-30 17:12 

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Biden, Putin to talk on Ukraine military tensions...

The call, requested by the Kremlin leader, was scheduled for 2030 GMT, and is the second time Putin and Biden will have talked in just over three weeks, reflecting intense diplomacy underway to try and resolve a dangerously escalating standoff on the frin...

 2021-12-30 17:12 

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Russia labels Pussy Riot members, satirist 'foreign agents'...

The justice ministry also added to its list of "foreign agents" six other figures including journalist Taisiya Bekbulatova, art collector Marat Gelman and Veronika Nikulshina, another Pussy Riot member."These people systematically distribute m...

 2021-12-30 16:18 

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Vardy adds to Leicester's injury woes...

The 35-year-old former England international suffered the setback during Leicester's shock win at home to Premier League title contenders Liverpool on Tuesday.And with Patson Daka also sidelined and out of the African Cup of Nations, it means the only...

 2021-12-30 15:52 

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Tiger shot dead after biting worker's arm at Florida zoo...

The cleaner at the Naples Zoo was "was either petting or feeding" the eight-year-old Malayan male tiger, "both of which are unauthorized and dangerous activities," the Collier County sheriff's office said in a statement on Facebook lat...

 2021-12-30 15:32 

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Hopes and fears of 'Israelisation' in occupied Golan...

Israel's government on Sunday approved a one-billion-shekel ($320-million) five-year plan to double the Jewish settler population of the Golan Heights, a strategic area that Israel seized from Syria in the 1967 Six-Day War.Under the plan, more than 10...

 2021-12-30 15:22 

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Conte expects Lloris to stay at Spurs...

The France goalkeeper is out of contract at the end of the season and the Spurs captain will be allowed to talk to foreign clubs about a free transfer from Saturday.The 35-year-old arrived in north London from Lyon in August 2012 and Conte was confident h...

 2021-12-30 15:22 

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Israel receives first shipment of Pfizer anti-Covid drug...

"Thanks to our rapid action, the drugs have arrived in Israel quickly and will assist us in getting past the peak of the coming Omicron wave," Bennett said.The US Food and Drug Administration last week authorised Pfizer's Paxlovid pill for hig...

 2021-12-30 15:08 

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US Navy says seizes heroin worth about $4 mn in Arabian Sea...

"Two US Navy ships seized 385 kilograms (847 pounds) of heroin worth approximately $4 million" from the vessel transiting the Arabian Sea on Monday, said a statement from the US Navy's Fifth Fleet, based in Bahrain.It added that the confiscate...

 2021-12-30 14:28 

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Arson suspect in Japan fire that killed 25 dies in hospital...

Morio Tanimoto had been in critical condition, suffering from burns and carbon monoxide poisoning following the deadly attack in Osaka on December 17."The suspect died today," an Osaka police investigator who declined to be named told AFP, giving ...

 2021-12-30 14:24 

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Maxwell verdict puts fresh pressure on Prince Andrew...

The Duke of York, the second son of Elizabeth II and ninth in line to the throne, has long-standing ties to Maxwell, who has been found guilty of recruiting and grooming young girls to be sexually abused by the late American financier Jeffrey Epstein.Andr...

 2021-12-30 14:20 

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Nuclear talks see 'satisfactory' progress, says Iran...

"Some written changes on the lifting of sanctions were established between the two parties and relatively satisfactory progress has been made over the first days of the eighth round of negotiations," Bagheri said in a video published by Tasnim new...

 2021-12-30 13:46 

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Chelsea announce 145.6m loss despite Champions League success...

The London club were crowned kings of Europe in May following a 1-0 win over English rivals Manchester City in the Champions League final in Porto.But while their turnover rose from 387.8 million to 416.8 million thanks to an increase in broadcasting reve...

 2021-12-30 13:14 

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World heads into New Year facing Covid 'tsunami'...

Coronavirus, first detected two years ago and declared a global pandemic in March 2020, has killed more than 5.4 million people, triggered economic crises and seen societies ricochet in and out of lockdowns.The latest variant, Omicron, while tentatively c...

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