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 2022-07-26 03:24 

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'No panic' as 'dented' All Blacks prepare to face Springboks...

"We didn't get what we wanted out of that series, so to come together and put in the work again is the best thing for this group," Foster told reporters after the All Blacks trained in Wellington.There has been a huge outcry in New Zealand, wi...

 2022-07-26 02:16 

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Macron arrives in Cameroon on first leg of west Africa trip...

Macron was welcomed at the airport in Yaounde at around 10:40 pm by Cameroonian Prime Minister Joseph Dion Ngute.The first trip of his new term outside Europe, which will also take him to Benin and Guinea-Bissau, should allow Macron to "show the commi...

 2022-07-26 01:32 

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Abuse survivor's ordeal sheds light on Malaysia 'unilateral conversions'...

After a long legal battle, Loh was finally reunited with her 14-year-old twin daughters and 11-year-old son in February when a court ruled in her favour.But the ordeal has taken a heavy toll."It was torture for me," the 35-year-old told AFP of the...

 2022-07-26 00:04 

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'Overwhelming': Survivors reflect on pope's Indigenous abuse apology...

One way or another, they had all been affected by the decades of abuse against children in schools run by the Catholic Church, part of a system seeking to stamp out the Indigenous identity of tens of thousands of people.Most of them had been hoping for th...

 2022-07-25 23:30 

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Saied supporters welcome vote on Tunisia constitution...

"They were in power for 10 years and did nothing. Let this man do his job!" the 54-year-old said after voting in a referendum on the charter on Monday."We believe in him and we'll support him until the end."Monday marks a year since Sa...

 2022-07-25 23:14 

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Ecuador prosecutor investigates ex-president over missing artifacts...

The public prosecutor's office said on Twitter it was searching Moreno's home "in the context of an investigation into the alleged crime of embezzlement related to the alleged disappearance of heritage pieces" from the government building....

 2022-07-25 21:30 

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Biden presses Congress to pass $52 bln semiconductor subsidies...

Speaking to senior economic and national security staff and representatives from manufacturers and a trade union, Biden said government backing for domestic producers means the United States will "be able to stay in the game.""Congress must pa...

 2022-07-25 21:24 

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Walmart cuts profit outlook as inflation bites shoppers...

The world's biggest retailer now expects a double-digit decline in operating income for both the second quarter and full year after previously projecting the potential for a slight increase for the second quarter and a decrease of about one percent fo...

 2022-07-25 20:50 

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Paul Sorvino, 'Goodfellas' actor and father of Mira Sorvino, dies...

"I am completely devastated. The love of my life & the most wonderful man who has ever lived is gone. I am heartbroken," his widow Dee Dee Sorvino wrote on her Facebook page. Born in April 1939 in New York, Paul Sorvino was best known for his role...

 2022-07-25 20:30 

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Northern Irish Nobel peace prize winner Trimble dies...

Trimble, a key architect of the landmark 1998 peace deal in the troubled UK province, won the prize along with pro-Irish leader John Hume that year after the pair sealed the historic agreement."It is with great sadness that the family of Lord Trimble ...

 2022-07-25 19:48 

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David Trimble: Northern Ireland's Nobel peacemaker...

Head of the Protestant Ulster Unionist Party (UUP) which favoured bonds between Northern Ireland and mainland Britain, Trimble brought his cohort to the table in long-fraught peace talks.Despite firebrand convictions, his accommodation of Catholic republi...

 2022-07-25 19:40 

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As Pelosi eyes Taiwan trip, US anxious on China red lines...

China on Monday warned it was "getting ready" for a Pelosi visit to the self-ruling island next month and that the United States would "bear all responsibility for all serious consequences" if she goes.Biden was open last week about concer...

 2022-07-25 18:44 

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US mulls more events after World Championship success...

The Swedish star brought the curtain down on the 10-day track and field extravaganza in Eugene on Sunday with a jaw-dropping leap of 6.21m, sailing over the bar with ease to electrify Hayward Field.Duplantis -- routinely referred to as a "rock star...

 2022-07-25 18:28 

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Joni Mitchell wows with surprise set at Newport Folk Fest...

The show followed Mitchell's stage cameo earlier this year, when she joined other artists as they performed a moving tribute to her life's work at the MusiCares pre-Grammy gala.Both moments marked rare public appearances for the trailblazing Mitch...

 2022-07-25 16:58 

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War in Ukraine: latest developments...

Gazprom to drastically slash deliveriesRussian energy giant Gazprom says it is cutting daily gas deliveries via the Nord Stream pipeline to 33 million cubic metres a day -- about 20 percent of the pipeline's capacity -- from Wednesday.It says in a sta...

 2022-07-25 16:16 

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Firefighters battle California wildfire as heat wave grips much of US...

The latest blaze -- which has already forced thousands to evacuate -- comes as much of the United States remain in the grip of a sweltering heat wave.The Oak Fire in Mariposa County has burned 16,791 acres (6.795 hectares) and is so far 10 percent contain...

 2022-07-25 16:12 

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Seaweed onslaught disrupts S.Leone fishing and tourism...

The West African state has experienced the phenomenon several times in the past, but local people say the problem seems far worse this year."There is an unprecedented deposit this year," Amidu Kamara, a fisherman at Freetown's Tambakula wharf,...

 2022-07-25 16:00 

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'Wonderful day' for Vos as she takes yellow jersey in women's Tour de France...

Team Jumbo-Visma'ss Vos edged out Silvia Persico and Katarzyna Niewiadoma to claim the jersey from compatriot Lorena Wiebes who finished 29 seconds behind in sixth place."It's not revenge, it's an absolutely wonderful day," said Vos wh...

 2022-07-25 15:24 

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Adele announces rescheduled Vegas residency dates...

The residency entitled "Weekends With Adele" at the Colosseum at Caesar's Palace will feature eight extra shows in addition to the 24 rescheduled dates, and is slated to run from November 18, 2022 through March 25, 2023."Words can't ex...

 2022-07-25 14:48 

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Panama govt, protesters edge closer in talks to end road closures...

Authorities agreed in the early morning hours to reduce the price of 72 basic consumer items by some 30 percent on average."The national government has every intention of continuing dialogue and today has shown it also has the will to reach agreements...

 2022-07-25 14:20 

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Ukraine eyes first grain exports 'this week'...

Kyiv and Moscow on Friday agreed the landmark plan to release millions of tonnes of grain trapped in Ukraine's Black Sea ports in a move hailed as a major step to averting a global food crisis.Less than 24 hours later Moscow struck the port in Odessa ...

 2022-07-25 13:12 

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Classic events in doubt as F1 drafts plans for city-centred future...

Widespread misgivings about F1's plans to scrap established traditional races, or rotate them, and instead to hold more 'international' big city street circuit events, including a proposed Las Vegas race, dominated paddock debate during a sun-...

 2022-07-25 13:06 

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Wiegman's Midas touch makes England a formidable force at Euro 2022...

Wiegman had been isolated from her squad for five days before the clash in Brighton, overseeing training from a distance and behind a mask.Trailing 1-0 in the last eight against a side renowned for their ability to keep hold of possession, the Lionesses n...

 2022-07-25 12:48 

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Understated Gerhardsson hoping to lead Sweden to Euro glory...

His side take on hosts England in the semi-finals at Bramall Lane on Tuesday, with a final place against either France or Germany up for grabs.When Gerhardsson took over as head coach of the Swedish national women's team in 2017, they seemed to be on ...

 2022-07-25 12:44 

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Droupadi Murmu sworn in as India's first tribal president...

The former school teacher and state governor was elected to the largely ceremonial position last week with 64 percent of the vote by members of India's parliament and state assemblies.Murmu, who is from the Santhal tribe and was born in eastern Odisha...

 2022-07-25 12:40 

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Pakistan's biggest city paralysed by monsoon rain...

The monsoon, which usually lasts from June to September, is essential for irrigating crops and replenishing lakes and dams across the Indian subcontinent, but also brings a wave of destruction each year.Pakistan ranks eighth on a list of countries most vu...

 2022-07-25 12:36 

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Ex-Wallaby Timu joins Top 14 side Bordeaux-Begles...

The New Zealand-born back-rower Timu, 28, made his name in rugby league with Brisbane Broncos before turning to union in 2016 when he joined Queensland Reds.He played twice at no.8 for the Wallabies against Ireland on their 2018 tour of Australia before s...

 2022-07-25 12:36 

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Philippines' Marcos Jr unveils economic blueprint for 'turbulent time'...

In his first State of the Nation address, Marcos Jr offered a laundry list of targets, ranging from getting children back into classrooms, easing the debt burden of farmers, and expanding internet access. Unlike his predecessor Rodrigo Duterte, who used t...

 2022-07-25 12:30 

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UK to host 2023 Eurovision as Ukraine bows out...

The BBC will instead produce what it called the world's "largest and most complex music competition", and will now start choosing a host city in the UK in collaboration with the European Broadcasting Union (EBU).Ukraine won this year's con...

 2022-07-25 12:10 

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Philippines' Marcos Jr unveils economic blueprint for 'turbulent time'...

In his first State of the Nation address, Marcos Jr offered a laundry list of targets, ranging from getting children back into classrooms, easing the debt burden of farmers, and expanding internet access. Unlike his predecessor Rodrigo Duterte, who used t...

 2022-07-25 12:08 

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Messi, Neymar star as rampant PSG end Japan tour in style...

The star forwards both played the opening 70 minutes in Osaka and Neymar scored a first-half penalty before setting up a goal for Messi.Messi then returned the favour in the second half, releasing Neymar for the Brazilian to notch his second goal of the g...

 2022-07-25 12:06 

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Report finds Cricket Scotland 'institutionally racist'...

The report, which was described as a "wake up call for Scottish sport", found 448 examples of institutional racism.A review was commissioned by sportscotland, the national funding body, last year after Scotland's all-time leading wicket-taker ...

 2022-07-25 09:50 

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Greek firefighters in uphill battle to save famed natural park...

The Mediterranean country is reeling under a heatwave that began on Saturday and is expected to last 10 days. Temperatures were set to rise to 42 degrees Celsius (107 degrees Fahrenheit) in some regions and the country is battling three major wildfires.Sc...

 2022-07-25 09:38 

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Sri Lankan spinners rattle Pakistan in second Test...

Pakistan, who lead the two-match Test series 1-0, were 111 for four at tea in response to Sri Lanka's first-innings 378 and still trail by 267 runs in Galle.Fawad Alam, on 18, and Agha Salman, on 13, were batting at the break.Left-arm spinner Prabath ...

 2022-07-25 08:00 

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UK's Sunak vows to get tough on China if he becomes PM...

The former finance minister's pledge comes after his rival in the final two of the race to lead the ruling Conservative party, Liz Truss, accused him of being weak on China and Russia.China's state-run Global Times has previously said Sunak was th...

 2022-07-25 07:26 

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Chinese astronauts set up new lab on space station...

The station is one of the crown jewels of Beijing's ambitious space programme, which has landed robotic rovers on Mars and the Moon, and made China only the third nation to put humans in orbit.Once completed, Tiangong -- or "heavenly palace" -...

 2022-07-25 06:02 

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Senegalese pirogue race a day of friendly feuds -- and fun...

Niang -- who, like all his teammates, is a fisherman from the coastal city's Guet N'dar quarter -- was the captain of one of three winning pirogues that ended a rival team's five-year hot streak at this year's fishing boat race, a traditio...

 2022-07-25 05:56 

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China swelters under record heat...

Swathes of the planet have been hit by extreme and deadly heatwaves in recent months, from Western Europe in July to India in March to April.Scientists say the extreme weather has become more frequent due to climate change, and will likely grow more inten...

 2022-07-25 05:22 

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Myanmar junta executes two pro-democracy rivals...

The four were executed for leading "brutal and inhumane terror acts", the Global New Light of Myanmar newspaper said.The paper said the executions were carried out "under the prison's procedure" without saying when or how the men were ...

 2022-07-25 05:18 

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Marauding monkeys injure 42 in Japanese city...

Japanese macaques are seen commonly across large parts of the country, and are a pest in some areas, eating crops and even entering homes.But a spate of monkey attacks in the city in western Japan has been unusual, with adults and children suffering wound...

 2022-07-25 04:10 

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Record-breaking Duplantis soars at Eugene worlds...

The gripping finale could not have been any better scripted for the first world champs ever to be held on American soil -- apart from the fact maybe that the US-born and raised Duplantis was wearing the yellow and blue of Sweden and not representing the S...

 2022-07-25 03:22 

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Three talking points from the Tour de France...

Here, AFP Sport looks at three talking points, with Belgian Wout van Aert once again shining, a fast Tour de France and Covid's effect on the race all in the spotlight:Wout van Aert: man of many talents-- Van Aert was hailed as "the best rider in ...

 2022-07-25 03:20 

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Sweden's Duplantis claims world pole vault title in new world record...

Olympic champion Duplantis, seeking an elusive first world title, triumphed with a best of 6.21 metres, bettering by 1cm his previous best set when winning gold at the World Indoor Championships in Belgrade in March.American Chris Nilsen took silver with ...

 2022-07-25 03:14 

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The centuries-old mines stirring Japan-South Korea tensions...

Some of the gold and silver mines of Sado, off Japan's west coast, are believed to have started operating as early as the 12th century and produced until after World War II.Japan believes that lengthy history and the artisanal mining techniques used t...

 2022-07-25 02:42 

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Macron confronts concerns over Paris 2024 Olympics...

The Olympics should be a centrepiece of the freshly re-elected Macron's second term, projecting an image of a France comfortable in its modern identity but open to the world.But with two years to go to the opening ceremony on July 26, 2024, concerns a...

 2022-07-25 02:42 

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France's Kevin Mayer wins second world decathlon gold...

Mayer accrued 8,816 points after 10 disciplines over two days to follow up on previous world gold in 2017 in London.Canada's Pierce Lepage claimed silver with 8,701pts while American Zach Ziemek took bronze (8,676).The first day of action on Saturday ...

 2022-07-25 02:40 

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Pretenders eye dethroning Vingegaard in 2023 Tour de France...

The Tour rolled into Paris with Vingegaard at its head, while his teammate Wout van Aert had the green sprint jersey and the pair proved as relentless as they were ruthless.Van Aert came second on all of the first three stages before eventually notching u...

 2022-07-25 02:36 

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Nigeria's Amusan storms to 100m hurdles gold...

Amusan, who had obliterated the world record in an astonishing semi-final where she clocked 12.12sec, powered over the line at Hayward Field in 12.06sec.Her winning time will not be recognised as a world record, however, due to a strong following win of 2...

 2022-07-25 02:20 

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Olympic champion Mu holds off Hodgkinson for 800m gold...

The 20-year-old American star was forced to dig deep to hold off Hodgkinson in a thrilling battle down the final straight at Eugene's Hayward Field before taking gold in a world-leading 1min 56.30sec.Hodgkinson, who took silver behind Mu at last year&...

 2022-07-25 02:02 

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Vanilla spice: arid Israel produces potent tropical pods...

It is made by Vanilla Vida, a new food-industry player that says its computer-guided curing process, along with other high-tech cultivation methods, can scientifically craft each batch of vanilla to a specific taste.The company, founded in 2020, could pro...

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