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 2022-06-09 17:22 

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Xbox expands cloud gaming service to Samsung smart TVs...

Microsoft is considered the streaming video game heavyweight with its Xbox Game Pass service and large community of players who use its consoles and desktop computers.And while the US tech titan makes Xbox video game consoles, it has been leading a shift ...

 2022-06-09 17:20 

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Taylor steps down from England scout role...

The 32-year-old former Test batsman was a member of the selection panel that picked England's first squad of the season for the opening match of the ongoing New Zealand series alongside the new leadership duo of captain Ben Stokes and red-ball head co...

 2022-06-09 17:20 

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UK court hears latest Prince Harry libel suit against newspaper...

The Duke of Sussex is suing Associated Newspapers -- which publishes the Daily Mail, Mail on Sunday and MailOnline -- over an article alleging he had sought to keep a request for British police protection under wraps.The lawsuit relates to coverage in the...

 2022-06-09 17:14 

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US networks clear prime-time slots for Capitol attack hearing...

But the broadcast TV channels -- with one notable exception -- are bumping hit shows such as "Law & Order" on Thursday evening to air a hearing by the congressional committee investigating the January 6, 2021 assault on the US Capitol.The major ne...

 2022-06-09 17:00 

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New Zealand captain Williamson eager to play more Test cricket...

Barclay angered cricket traditionalists by suggesting in a radio interview during last week's Lord's Test when he indicated the next four-year cycle of international fixtures would mean many full member nations play fewer Tests.The New Zealander a...

 2022-06-09 16:42 

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Semenya sixth in African 5000m, well off worlds qualifying time...

In her first international race for South Africa since the 2018 Commonwealth Games where she won the 800 and 1500m, Semenya clocked 16min 03.24sec, well off the 15:10.00 mark required for selection for the Eugene worlds.Semenya has just five weeks before ...

 2022-06-09 15:58 

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Murray back in quarter-finals for first time in six months...

Murray won the opening set against his Kazakh opponent but had to come from 5-2 down in the second to clinch the win.The former number one said his confidence is improving after defeating Bublik in one and three-quarter hours."It's nice to be back...

 2022-06-09 15:48 

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Would-be 'mystic mercenaries' go on trial in Germany...

Achim Allweyer, 52, and Arend-Adolf Graess, 60, attempted to set up a "terrorist organisation" after receiving "messages from a fortune teller that they understood as binding instructions for action", according to prosecutors.Starting in e...

 2022-06-09 15:42 

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Somalia president urges global community to help avert famine...

Aid agencies have warned of an approaching famine as cases of severe malnutrition among children shoot up in the troubled Horn of Africa nation, which is battling a record drought following four failed rainy seasons."There are fears that starvation ma...

 2022-06-09 15:36 

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S.Africa president lashes 'dirty tricks' in burglary scandal...

Last week Ramaphosa was accused of bribing burglars to keep quiet about a February 2020 heist at his farmhouse, where they stole cash worth some $4 million."In recent days we have seen those who stand to lose the most from the fight against corruption...

 2022-06-09 15:34 

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War in Ukraine: Latest developments...

British, Moroccan fighters sentenced to deathRussian news agencies say pro-Moscow separatists in eastern Ukraine have sentenced to death two British fighters and a third from Morocco captured by Russian troops while fighting for Ukraine. The "supreme ...

 2022-06-09 15:34 

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Dozens treated in Chile for suspected pollutant exposure...

Local authorities declared an environmental emergency in the area, suspending classes and banning physical activity, after the Quintero Air Quality Station reported a concentration of sulfur dioxide (SO2) in the air five times the norm on Monday.A total o...

 2022-06-09 15:26 

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Kishan powers India to 211-4 in T20 opener against Proteas...

The left-handed Kishan smashed 76 off 48 deliveries to lay the foundation of India's challenging total after they were invited to bat at the start of the five-match series in New Delhi.South Africa suffered an early blow when Aiden Markram was ruled o...

 2022-06-09 15:21 

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Van Aert wins fifth stage to turn Dauphine screw...

It was a second stage win for the Belgian champion, coming four days after his victory in the opening sprint stage in Beauchastel.Van Aert was made to work for the win, however, edging fellow Belgian Jordi Meeus by a third of a wheel at the end of the 162...

 2022-06-09 15:18 

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Aussie star Webb hopes to revive LPGA magic at 47...

"Just coming back out here, I don't know what to expect as far as my game," Webb said. "I've had so many special moments and magical moments in my career that I think you always feel like there is some left."So I don't show up ...

 2022-06-09 15:16 

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Prince William spotted selling homeless magazine in London...

The future king wore the magazine's official red baseball cap and jacket as he tried to tempt passers-by in the Westminster area into buying a copy.Richard Hannant, 47, posed for a picture with the prince that his brother-in-law, Matthew Gardner, shar...

 2022-06-09 15:14 

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Afghans survive batting scares to complete ODI sweep of Zimbabwe...

Set just 136 to win, the tourists scored slowly and lost wickets to be in trouble at 60-4 after the last ball of the 20th over.Captain Hashmatullah Shahidi (38) and Mohammad Nabi (34 not out) then patiently turned the tide, steadily adding the runs that e...

 2022-06-09 15:02 

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Berlin car-ramming driver mentally ill: prosecutors...

The 29-year-old has shown "relatively strong" signs of suffering from paranoid schizophrenia, spokesman Sebastian Buechner said, a day after a schoolteacher was killed and 32 other people injured in the incident.The suspect, who had an unspecified...

 2022-06-09 14:46 

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Ex-Algeria, Porto star Madjer gets jail term for fraud...

Madjer, who owned two newspapers, was found to have continued to bank cheques from a public advertising agency for a year after the papers were closed.He told AFP he had solicitor's documents proving he had nothing to do with the case, and added that ...

 2022-06-09 14:42 

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Australian players back UN appeal for crisis-hit Sri Lanka...

The South Asian island nation has been experiencing shortages of food, fuel, medicine and other essential goods, a crisis sparked by dwindling foreign currency reserves and government mismanagement that has left its residents suffering. The Australian cri...

 2022-06-09 14:06 

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France flanker Ollivon to skipper Barbarians against England...

France's head coach Fabien Galthie will be at the helm of the Barbarians, which will also feature a first call-up for Ollivon's international teammate, Clermont winger Damien Penaud.The full squad will be named on June 13.Toulon back row forward O...

 2022-06-09 14:00 

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US ready to deliver millions of Covid vaccines to youngest children...

The Food and Drug Administration will convene a panel of experts on June 15 to weigh recommending the Pfizer vaccine for children aged six months through four years given in three doses, and Moderna's vaccine for those aged six months through five yea...

 2022-06-09 13:36 

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Mickelson, Johnson tee off in Saudi-backed breakaway series...

The $25 million event in St Albans -- the biggest prize pot in history -- is the first of eight tournaments this year bankrolled by Saudi Arabia's sovereign wealth fund, worth a combined $255 million.A number of marquee names are in the 48-man field f...

 2022-06-09 13:20 

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Family of UK man missing in Amazon call for deeper search...

Dom Phillips, 57, a regular contributor to The Guardian, and Bruno Pereira, 41, a specialist in indigenous peoples, were reported missing on Sunday after they ventured into the middle of the Amazon rainforest. "Where is Dom Phillips? Where is Bruno Pe...

 2022-06-09 13:12 

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Wimbledon singles champions to win 2m each in 2022...

The total prize money of 40.35 million represents an 11.1 percent increase on last year's Championships, where capacity at the southwest London venue was reduced for Covid reasons.It is also 5.4 percent more than was on offer to competitors during the...

 2022-06-09 13:02 

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From Lewandowski to Mane: Transfer window movers to watch...

AFP Sport highlights five names to follow in the coming weeks:Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich)After eight prolific seasons at Bayern, the Polish striker has decided it is time to move. Lewandowski, who will turn 34 in August, has a year still to run on ...

 2022-06-09 13:02 

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UK yachting champ turned environmental activist wins Spain prize...

MacArthur, who heads a foundation which bears her name, was recognised "for being an inspirational model in the fight for the better use of natural resources and for accelerating the transition to what is known as circular economy," the jury said ...

 2022-06-09 12:22 

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UK denies breaking law with new Northern Ireland plan...

The bill is expected next week, possibly on Monday, and would trigger unilateral changes to the so-called Northern Ireland Protocol in the teeth of objections from Brussels and most political parties in Belfast.Ireland's Foreign Minister Simon Coveney...

 2022-06-09 12:18 

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Biden eyes climate progress as Brazil leader joins Americas summit...

Some two dozen leaders have descended on Los Angeles for the Summit of the Americas, where Biden late Wednesday implored them to show that democracy can produce results."There is no reason why the Western Hemisphere shouldn't be secure, prosperous...

 2022-06-09 11:48 

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Paris police chief admits security 'failure' at European final...

"It is obviously a failure," Didier Lallement told a commission investigating the fiasco at the French Senate. "It was a failure because people were pushed around and attacked. It's a failure because the image of the country was undermined...

 2022-06-09 11:32 

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Sandberg exit unlikely to improve Facebook: whistleblower...

Haugen, a former Facebook engineer who leaked internal documents last year suggesting the firm put profits before safety, pointed out that Sandberg's replacement came from a team whose remit was to help the firm to expand.The "growth team" was...

 2022-06-09 11:26 

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Auction gathers horse-lovers from across divided Libya...

The three-day auction in the Mediterranean city of Misrata found homes for 96 of some 150 horses on sale.And despite years of conflict and division since the fall of dictator Moamer Kadhafi in 2011, breeders and buyers from across Libya were able to atten...

 2022-06-09 11:20 

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Champion jockey Murphy thought about quitting due to blackouts...

The 26-year-old is barred from riding until next February having received a 14-month suspension in February -- backdated to December 8 -- after admitting breaching coronavirus protocols, misleading the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) and prejudicial c...

 2022-06-09 11:18 

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Medvedev: Russia's reforming president turned arch-hawk...

But with the Kremlin's war against Ukraine raging for over three months, he now vows to make enemies of Russia "disappear", warns of military strikes on the West and darkly comments the "horsemen of the apocalypse" are on their way.Wha...

 2022-06-09 11:10 

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Europe's 'largest predatory dinosaur' found by UK fossil hunter...

Most of the bones of the two-legged spinosaurid were found by the late local collector Nick Chase, who dedicated his life to combing the beaches of the island on England's southern coast for dinosaur remains.Researchers at the University of Southampto...

 2022-06-09 10:32 

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Thailand takes step towards legalising cannabis...

The change comes after Thailand's landmark 2018 legalisation of medicinal cannabis -- the first such move by a country in Southeast Asia, where anti-drugs laws are notoriously harsh.The kingdom's public health ministry announced in February that m...

 2022-06-09 10:26 

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Italy's Draghi says EU should cushion energy inflation blow...

"We must consider replicating some of the joint tools that have helped us recover swiftly from the pandemic," Draghi told delegates gathered in Paris for a meeting of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).He highlighted ...

 2022-06-09 10:12 

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Ukraine says fate of Donbas rests in battleground city...

Moscow's forces are concentrating their firepower on the strategically important industrial hub as part of efforts to capture a swathe of eastern Ukraine.As shelling and air strikes killed another 11 people around the country, Ukraine said on Thursday...

 2022-06-09 10:10 

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England's smoking age limit should be raised every year: study...

The minimum age today is 18. But the review by Javed Khan, former head of children's charity Barnardo's, advised raising it annually until eventually no one can buy tobacco products.His review recommends 15 interventions to help the government mee...

 2022-06-09 10:06 

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Platini was worth a million, Blatter tells court...

The former world football chief and French football legend Platini are being tried at Switzerland's Federal Criminal Court in the southern city of Bellinzona, following an investigation that began in 2015 and lasted six years.The pair are being tried ...

 2022-06-09 10:02 

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Israel's Bennett in UAE for talks after trade deal...

Bennett's second visit to UAE since the countries normalised relations in a US-brokered 2020 deal also comes after the UN atomic energy agency censured Iran for non-cooperation.There was no prior announcement of the trip, which Bennett's office de...

 2022-06-09 10:02 

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Thai cops seize meth hidden in replica Easter Island statue...

Southeast Asia's so-called Golden Triangle -- the notorious border region of Myanmar, Laos and Thailand -- has long been an infamous hotspot for drug production and trafficking.Thai drugs officers working with Taiwanese police raided a shipping compan...

 2022-06-09 09:44 

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Forest fire fears over new Greek migrant camp...

Officials say it is desperately needed on an island at the forefront of Europe's migrant crisis, where hundreds of thousands of asylum seekers have arrived from countries such as Syria and Afghanistan since 2015.The worksite is as far as possible from...

 2022-06-09 09:24 

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Another member of Sri Lanka's ruling clan quits...

Basil Rajapaksa was once nicknamed "Mr. Ten Percent" in a BBC interview, in reference to commissions he allegedly skimmed from government contracts. He has insisted that he had committed no wrongdoing in office. The 71-year-old had until April ser...

 2022-06-09 09:22 

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Paris police chief acknowledges 'failure' at Champions League final...

The football showpiece hosted by Paris on May 28 was marred by scenes of mayhem as Liverpool fans struggled to enter the stadium for the match against Real Madrid, raising questions over the capacity of the French capital to host the 2024 Olympics."It...

 2022-06-09 09:18 

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Leach retained in unchanged England XI for 2nd Test against New Zealand...

Leach missed the majority of England's five-wicket win in the series opener at Lord's after falling on his head while saving a boundary on the first morning at the 'Home of Cricket'.He was replaced by fellow spinner Matt Parkinson, England...

 2022-06-09 08:28 

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Iran slams UN watchdog censure motion in new blow to nuclear talks...

Iran already announced it had disconnected some International Atomic Energy Agency cameras monitoring its nuclear sites in anticipation of the watchdog's adoption of the Western-drafted censure motion Wednesday.The motion -- approved by 30 members of ...

 2022-06-09 06:26 

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Dying children reflect brutal toll of Somalia drought...

Barely out of her teens, Qasim is among dozens of weary parents crowding Banadir Maternity & Children Hospital, which has become ground zero for the starvation crisis sweeping across Somalia as a record drought grips the Horn of Africa.Entire villages hav...

 2022-06-09 05:44 

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France begins choosing new parliament in test for Macron...

Elections for the 577 seats in the lower-house National Assembly are a two-round process, with the shape of the new parliament clear only after the second round, a week later, on June 19.But they provide a crucial coda to April's presidential election...

 2022-06-09 04:54 

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Shanghai to lock down and test 2.7 million as Covid fears linger...

The city eased many restrictions last week, after confining most of its 25 million residents to their homes since March as China battled its worst Covid outbreak in two years.But the lockdown was never fully lifted, with hundreds of thousands in China'...

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