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 2022-07-25 01:44 

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Tunisians vote on constitution set to bolster one-man rule...

Voting runs from 6:00 am (0500 GMT) to 10:00 pm at some 11,000 polling stations across the North African country.Around 9.3 million out of Tunisia's 12 million people -- civilians aged over 18 -- have opted in or been automatically registered to vote,...

 2022-07-25 01:42 

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Norway's Ingebrigtsen win's men's world 5,000m title...

Ingebrigtsen timed 13min 09.24sec for victory at Eugene's Hayward Field, Kenya's Jacob Krop claiming silver in 13:09.98 while Uganda's Oscar Chelimo took bronze (13:10.20).Uganda9;s Olympic champion and world record holder Joshua Cheptegei ...

 2022-07-25 01:28 

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Florida hurries to catch fast-spreading snail invasion...

Jason Stanley, a biologist with Florida's Department of Agriculture, says that the gastropod greedily "feeds on over 500 different kinds of plants.""We're concerned with that being in our environment," he told AFP.Since June 23, em...

 2022-07-25 01:26 

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Why shark encounters are increasing along the US East Coast...

Ironically, conservation wins for vulnerable species might be behind the unfortunate uptick, say experts, while there might also be a link to climate as the apex predators' prey move to new waters.Every summer, great whites move up the Atlantic coast ...

 2022-07-25 00:52 

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Blacks Caps name seasoned squad for tour of West Indies...

Alongside Williamson, New Zealand Cricket selectors included bowlers Trent Boult and Tim Southee, who make up an experienced core while Finn Allen and Michael Bracewell were added on the back of strong performances in recent wins over Ireland.Black Caps c...

 2022-07-25 00:46 

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Nigeria's Tobi Amusan sets new world record in 100m hurdles...

In the first track event of the final session of the 10th day of competition, Amusan streaked to a winning time of 12.12 seconds in the first of three semi-finals.It smashed the previous best of 12.20sec set by American Kendra Harrison in 2016. Harrison w...

 2022-07-25 00:10 

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Former rugby union players set to sue authorities over head injuries...

Rylands Law, acting on behalf of a group of players including England's 2003 World Cup-winning hooker Steve Thompson and former Wales captain Ryan Jones, are to take action against World Rugby, England's Rugby Football Union and the Welsh Rugby Un...

 2022-07-24 22:32 

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Finau surges to 3M Open win as Piercy falters late...

Finau, ranked 17th in the world, grabbed three of his six birdies at the 14th, 15th and 16th to pull away for a three-shot win over South Korean Im Sung-jae, who carded a bogey-free 68, and Argentina's Emiliano Grillo, who posted an even par 71.Chasin...

 2022-07-24 22:04 

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Mexico's O'Ward takes Iowa IndyCar win after Newgarden crash...

O'Ward took the lead when Newgarden crashed out due to a suspension failure then kept it after a final pit stop under caution in the 300-lap feature on the 0.894-mile oval at Newton, Iowa.O'Ward surged ahead on a restart with 50 laps remaining and...

 2022-07-24 22:04 

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Call for max working temperature cap after EU heatwave deaths...

While a handful of member states have legislation limiting working hours in excessive heat, the thresholds vary and many nations have no nationwide heat limits. According to research by the polling agency Eurofound, 23 percent of all workers across the EU...

 2022-07-24 20:18 

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Iconic Red Sox slugger Ortiz enters Baseball Hall of Fame...

The ceremony was staged near the museum and baseball showplace at Cooperstown, New York.The 46-year-old Dominican nicknamed "Big Papi" was part of the team that ended Boston's 86-year title drought by winning the 2004 World Series and added cr...

 2022-07-24 19:40 

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De Kock warns multi-format cricketers could be on way out...

The South Africa wicketkeeper-batsman, who made a fine unbeaten 92 before the third ODI against England at Headingley on Sunday was washed out, ended his Test career late last year, shortly before becoming a father for the first time.Questions regarding a...

 2022-07-24 19:38 

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Bolsonaro launches campaign with digs at voting system, main rival...

In a more than hour-long address at a sports arena, the far-right leader promised he would maintain a temporary social support grant if re-elected, and warned he would "not allow fraud" in the October vote -- a criticism of the electoral system he...

 2022-07-24 18:38 

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Greece battles fierce wildfires amid Europe heatwaves...

Scientists say human-induced climate change is amplifying extreme weather -- including the heatwaves, droughts and floods seen in several parts of the planet in recent weeks -- and say these events will become more frequent and more intense.The internatio...

 2022-07-24 18:36 

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Yep, 'Nope' rules at N.America box office...

The alien-invasion sci-fi mystery, which features a Black family struggling to make ends meet on their bleached California horse ranch, is the highly-anticipated latest effort by writer and director Jordan Peele, whose 2017 debut "Get Out" earned ...

 2022-07-24 18:34 

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Five memorable moments from the 2022 Tour de France...

Here, AFP Sport looks at five memorable moments on the 109th edition of the race:Hand of sportsmanship-- After fighting each other over the peaks and plains, day after day, there was drama and a touching moment of sportsmanship on stage 18.Two-time defend...

 2022-07-24 18:06 

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Vingegaard wins 2022 Tour de France...

Geraint Thomas, the 2018 champion, was third.Belgium's Jasper Philipsen won the dash for the line on the cobbled Champs Elysees to take the iconic final stage victory.The ecstatic Philipsen lifted his bike aloft at the finish line after taking his sec...

 2022-07-24 17:54 

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Hope hundred leads West Indies to strong score against India...

Hope's 13th ODI century, just his second in the Caribbean, was decorated with eight fours and three sixes.He received good support from Nicholas Pooran as the home captain stroked 74 in a 117-run fourth-wicket partnership with the opener.Kyle Mayers, ...

 2022-07-24 17:08 

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Greece, California battle fierce wildfires amid heatwaves...

The United States meanwhile sweltered in scorching heat set to exceed already record-setting temperatures, worsening an out-of-control wildfire in central California.Scientists say human-induced climate change is amplifying extreme weather -- including th...

 2022-07-24 16:50 

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Stunned Stano of Italy wins world 35km race walk...

Stano, who won the Olympic 20km walk in Tokyo last year, timed 2hr 23min 14sec, edging by 1sec Japan's Masatora Kawano, who took silver.Sweden's Perseus Karlstrom, winner of the 35km title at the World Race Walking Championships in Muscat in March...

 2022-07-24 16:34 

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Wiebes outsprints Vos to win first stage of women's Tour de France...

After a 33-year break, the eight-stage women's edition of the race around France got underway on the same day as the men's event finished in Paris and will be broadcast live on television for the first time.French cycling legend Jeannie Longo, win...

 2022-07-24 16:28 

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Hamilton 'loses three kilos' as French GP water bottle runs dry...

The seven-time world champion explained that the drinks bottle in his Mercedes car did not work and he was dehydrated after racing in searing heat at the Paul Ricard Circuit."That was a tough race because my drinks bottle didn't work, but what a g...

 2022-07-24 16:08 

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Rain trumps De Kock's unbeaten 92 as England-South Africa series drawn...

The Proteas were 159-2 in the 28th over, with De Kock having struck 92 off just 76 balls, including 13 fours, when rain stopped play for the second time in the match at Headingley.Both sides needed to bat for a minimum of 20 overs for a result to be decla...

 2022-07-24 15:56 

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'My mistake and unacceptable,' says Leclerc after French GP crash...

The Monegasque driver, who led for 18 laps, lost control of his car at the high-speed Le Beausset corner where he spun and slowed before hitting the tyre barriers.Leclerc was unhurt but distressed at losing another possible victory while leading for the t...

 2022-07-24 15:48 

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France to order air-conditioned shops to keep doors shut...

Leaving the doors open when the air conditioning is on leads to "20 percent more consumption and... it's absurd," French Minister of Ecological Transition Agnes Pannier-Runacher told RMC radio.The minister said there were also plans to restric...

 2022-07-24 15:16 

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Verstappen wins French Grand Prix after Leclerc crashes out...

The 24-year-old Dutchman drove with flawless control in the searing heat to guide his Red Bull home 10.587 seconds ahead of Mercedes' Hamilton, in his 300th race, with George Russell, in the second Mercedes, beating Sergio Perez in the other Red Bull,...

 2022-07-24 14:24 

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Ferrari's Leclerc crashes out of French GP...

Leclerc, who was unhurt in the crash, started in pole position ahead of championship leader Max Verstappen who moved to the front, ahead of Lewis Hamilton in a Mercedes.It is the third time this year Leclerc has retired when leading a race.Winner in Austr...

 2022-07-24 14:22 

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Outgunned Ukraine troops face brutal fight to regain south...

Signs of destruction are all around in the village, which was only liberated from Russian occupation after intense fighting.Almost every house has been levelled to the ground or badly damaged, there are burnt out cars, craters left by rockets and there is...

 2022-07-24 14:20 

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Russia FM reassures Egypt on grain deliveries...

"We confirmed the commitment of Russian exporters of cereal products to meet their orders in full," Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told a news conference after talks with Egyptian counterpart Sameh Shoukry."President Vladimir Putin stressed th...

 2022-07-24 14:20 

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Wiebes outsprints Vos to win first stage of women's Tour de France...

Team DSM rider Wiebes accelerated past Vos of Jumbo-Visma on the Champs-Elysees, with Belgian Lotte Kopecky third after the 81.6km run around Paris starting at the Eiffel Tower."The team did an amazing job," said Wiebes. "It was a really chaot...

 2022-07-24 14:12 

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Vingegaard heads for Paris and Tour de France crowning glory...

The 21st and final stage is a largely ceremonial run which will see the remaining riders sip champagne as they breeze into the French capital.Vingegaard's Jumbo teammates celebrated on Saturday night at their transit hotel at Limoges, and were in euph...

 2022-07-24 13:26 

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Ruud battles back to beat Berrettini in Gstaad...

It marked a ninth career title for Ruud - four of them coming in Switzerland - and his third of the year following successes in Geneva and Buenos Aires, also on clay."There is a big story here with Roger Federer, who is a reference for me and a lot of...

 2022-07-24 13:26 

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Evacuation alert after volcano erupts in southern Japan...

Television footage showed lava and dark plumes of ash exploding from Sakurajima in Kagoshima, which erupted just after 8 pm (1100 GMT).The volcano frequently spits out smoke and ash, and is a major tourist attraction.Sunday9;s blast propelled large cin...

 2022-07-24 12:00 

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Scotland cricket board resigns over racism report...

"The Board of Cricket Scotland has resigned. We will work in partnership with @sportscotland with immediate effect to ensure appropriate governance, leadership & support is in place for sport in the days ahead," Cricket Scotland tweeted on Sunday....

 2022-07-24 11:20 

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War in Ukraine: latest developments...

Odessa strike 'destroyed Ukrainian warship'Russia says its missiles had destroyed a Ukrainian warship and weapons from the United States after a strike on Ukraine's Black Sea port of Odessa, crucial for grain exports.The strike Saturday came a...

 2022-07-24 10:10 

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Jordan king protests border attacks by Iran-tied militias...

Jordan faces "regular attacks on its borders by militias linked to Iran", he told Al-Rai newspaper.Abdullah called for "a change of behaviour by Iran" and said that Jordan "does not want tensions in the region"."Jordan, like th...

 2022-07-24 09:54 

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PSG agree transfer of Mukiele from RB Leipzig...

The two parties are committed to a full transfer and not a loan with an option to buy, as was initially indicated. It now remains for the 24-year-old to undergo a medical examination before signing his contract with PSG. The arrival at PSG of Mukiele, who...

 2022-07-24 09:48 

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Russia says missiles sank Ukrainian warship in Odessa port strikes...

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky denounced Saturday's strike on the Odessa port -- that came just one day after the warring sides struck a deal to resume exports blocked by the conflict -- as "Russian barbarism".Turkey helped broker the ...

 2022-07-24 09:10 

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Sri Lanka president's office to reopen after crackdown...

Widespread public anger over the island's unprecedented economic crisis saw protesters storm and occupy the colonial-era building earlier this month.Soldiers were forced to rescue then-president Gotabaya Rajapaksa from his nearby residence on the same...

 2022-07-24 07:50 

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China launches second of three space station modules...

The uncrewed craft, named Wentian, was propelled by a Long March 5B rocket at 2:22 pm (0622 GMT) from the Wenchang launch centre on China's tropical island of Hainan.A quarter of an hour later, an official from the China Manned Space Agency (CMSA) con...

 2022-07-24 07:32 

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Korir, Pichardo add world titles to Olympic crowns, heartbreak for Warner...

Two other gold medallists from last year's Tokyo Games had a mixed bag, Indian Neeraj Chopra having to content himself with silver in the men's javelin, but Dutch runner Sifan Hassan leaving Eugene medal-less after finishing sixth in the women'...

 2022-07-24 07:16 

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Cricket Australia sells India broadcast rights to Disney...

The Walt Disney-owned media group is believed to have forked out more than Aus$300 million (US$208 million) for the rights, with some Australian media giving an even higher figure for the total value of the contract.The agreement, which comes into force f...

 2022-07-24 05:14 

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Raphinha strikes again as Barcelona beat Real Madrid 1-0...

Raphinha, signed from Premier League Leeds United earlier this month for around $60 million, followed up his debut in a 6-0 thrashing of Inter Miami with the lone goal of the high-profile clash at Allegiant Stadium, the $1.97 billion, 65,000-seat home of ...

 2022-07-24 04:08 

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USA win women's world 4x100m relay gold...

The US quartet of Melissa Jefferson, Abby Steiner, Jenna Prandini and Twanisha Terry timed 41.14 seconds for a barnstorming victory at Eugene's Hayward Field.Jamaica took silver in 41.18sec and Germany bronze (42.03)."This is the most fun race of ...

 2022-07-24 03:50 

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Bale off the mark as LAFC down Sporting Kansas City...

Bale fired in a low shot seven minutes from time to seal three points for LAFC, who remain four points clear at the top of the Western Conference standings.Former Real Madrid star Bale had come off the bench as a second-half substitute before scoring his ...

 2022-07-24 03:42 

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Korir, Pichardo add world titles to Olympic crowns, heartbreak for Warner...

Two other gold medallists from last year's Tokyo Games had a mixed bag, Indian Neeraj Chopra having to content himself with silver in the men's javelin, but Dutch runner Sifan Hassan leaving Eugene medal-less after finishing sixth in the women'...

 2022-07-24 03:36 

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Philippine bakeries shrink 'poor man's bread' as inflation bites...

The slightly sweet and pillowy soft "pandesal", which Filipinos often dunk in coffee or stuff with cheese, used to weigh 35 grams at Matimyas Bakery, a breadmaker in suburban Manila.But as the cost of local and imported ingredients soared in recen...

 2022-07-24 03:20 

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Why is the world worried about China's property crisis?...

The boycott came with many developers struggling to manage mountains of debt, and fears swirling that the crisis could spread to the rest of the Chinese -- and global -- economy.How big is China's property sector?Colossal. Property and related industr...

 2022-07-24 03:14 

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Canada wins men's world 4x100 relay gold...

Andre De Grasse anchored the Canadian quartet home in 37.48sec at Eugene's Hayward Field after another disappointing relay performance from the US men.Aaron Brown, Jerome Blake and Brendon Rooney put De Grasse in position to streak home for gold as th...

 2022-07-24 03:06 

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Egypt's small farms play big role but struggle to survive...

Despite their crucial role providing food for the North African nation's 103 million people, smallholders are cash-strapped and indebted, frequently selling their harvests at a loss."The farmer is dead, trampled," farmer Zakaria Aboueldahab to...

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