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 2022-07-24 03:00 

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Turf wars stall Ireland's green agenda...

The briquettes of peat, which are liquorice black when hewn wet from the ground, had turned a toasted brown in the soaring July temperatures and were ready to be stored and burnt as winter fuel.But the bog, like others across Ireland, has become a frontli...

 2022-07-24 02:34 

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Under-pressure All Blacks sack two coaches, add Crusaders' expert...

Forwards coach John Plumtree and attack coach Brad Mooar have been let go following "robust and in-depth conversations" about ways to improve performance, NZR said in a statement.Ryan has been the forwards coach for the champion Crusaders team for...

 2022-07-24 02:32 

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Disney announces two new Marvel 'Avengers' films at Comic-Con...

The record-breaking Marvel movies have dominated Hollywood and global box offices in recent years, with 2019's "Avengers: Endgame" briefly becoming the highest-grossing film of all time at more than $2.79 billion."I wonder if you guys woul...

 2022-07-24 02:10 

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Ethiopia's Tsegay wins world 5000m gold, Hassan to leave Eugene empty-handed...

Tsegay timed a winning 14min 46.29sec for gold, with Kenya's Beatrice Chebet claiming silver in 14:46.75 and another Ethiopian, Dawit Seyaum, taking bronze (14:47.36).Olympic champion Sifan Hassan of the Netherlands could only finish sixth, meaning sh...

 2022-07-24 02:04 

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Jesus on target as Arsenal thrash Chelsea...

Jesus, who only joined Arsenal from Manchester City earlier this month, took his goal tally to four goals in three games for his new club in a clinical win for the Gunners in front of 63,811 fans at Orlando's Camping World Stadium. It was another enco...

 2022-07-24 02:04 

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Gaza's women and girls see no escape from violence...

"She died from a severe beating, which caused bleeding on the brain and lungs and broken ribs," said her mother Nazmiya.Sitting with her husband Suleiman in a garden in Abassan, near the city of Khan Yunis in the south of the Palestinian territory...

 2022-07-24 01:46 

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Haaland debut goal lifts Man City to 1-0 friendly win over Bayern Munich...

Two delays because of lightning in the area -- one before kickoff and one in the first half -- saw the contest shortened to 80 minutes.It was plenty of time for City's new $61 million striker Haaland to make an impression in his first appearance after...

 2022-07-24 01:46 

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Pope's Canada trip to make amends for Indigenous school scandal...

The head of the world's 1.3 billion Catholics will be met at Edmonton's international airport by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau after the flight from Rome. The 10-hour flight constitutes the longest since 2019 for the 85-year-old pope, who...

 2022-07-24 01:22 

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Olympic champion Korir of Kenya wins world 800m gold...

Korir timed 1min 43.71sec, with Algerian Djamel Sedjati taking silver in 1:44.14 and Canada's Marco Arop claiming bronze (1:44.28).A second Algerian, African champion Slimane Moula, raced into lead of the eight-man field at Hayward Field.Arop slid thr...

 2022-07-24 01:14 

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Fed set for another big rate hike with economy on knife's edge...

But with war still raging in Ukraine, and Covid-19 causing ongoing issues in Asia, avoiding an economic downturn will require luck and depend on many factors outside the Federal Reserve's control.As families struggle to make ends meet amid surging pri...

 2022-07-23 22:50 

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Piercy boosts lead with birdie run at storm-hit PGA 3M Open...

Piercy, who led by three strokes when the day began, birdied five holes in a row to grab a four-stroke lead and was on the green at the par-3 eighth when players were pulled off the course.After a delay of six and a half hours, 2016 US Open runner-up Pier...

 2022-07-23 22:36 

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'Thrones' creator brings Westeros back to Comic-Con...

Martin's series of fantasy books spawned "Thrones," as well as several upcoming spin-offs. The first -- out August 21 -- will tell the history of the murderous reigning Targaryen family and their 17 dragons."It's pretty exciting. You&#...

 2022-07-23 22:24 

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Macron says Iran nuclear deal 'still possible'...

Macron also "expressed his disappointment" at the absence of progress after the suspension of talks in Vienna and underlined the need for Iran to return to the accord and implement its nuclear commitments, according to a French presidency statemen...

 2022-07-23 22:16 

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Newgarden takes fourth Iowa IndyCar victory...

Newgarden took his fourth career triumph on the 0.894-mile oval at Newton, Iowa, after leading 208 of 250 laps in hot and windy conditions."I knew we had the car to win this race," Newgarden said. "It's one of my favorite tracks. I always ...

 2022-07-23 21:48 

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France end Dutch defence to reach women's Euro 2022 semis...

The scoreline did not do justice to the gulf in class between the sides as France were frustrated for 90 minutes by the brilliance of young Dutch goalkeeper Daphne van Domselaar.However, the FC Twente stopper was finally beaten from the penalty spot 12 mi...

 2022-07-23 20:14 

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US heat wave soars as California wildfire rages...

The country's central and northeast regions face the brunt of the extreme temperatures, which are not expected to peak until Sunday at the earliest and have sent public health officials scrambling.The sweltering heat has also increased the risk of bla...

 2022-07-23 19:00 

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Jonas Vingegaard, from Danish fishing village to Tour de France champion...

He follows compatriot Bjarne Riis who won the world's most famous bike race -- although later admitted to doping -- in 1996, the year Vingegaard was born.It is a stunning success for Vingegaard, three weeks after the race pedalled off from Copenhagen ...

 2022-07-23 18:58 

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Vingegaard wants to 'return and win another Tour de France'...

The 25-year-old Dane overhauled two-time defending champion Tadej Pogacar on stage 11, and went into Saturday's 41km time-trial with a lead of over three minutes.He finished second on the stage in the small clifftop village of Rocamadour in south-cent...

 2022-07-23 17:14 

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Hamilton admits Ferrari and Red Bull in 'place of their own'...

The 37-year-old Briton, without a win after 11 races this year, will line up Sunday for his 300th race knowing he faces a struggle to close a significant performance deficit.Charles Leclerc of Ferrari, world champion Max Verstappen and his Red Bull teamma...

 2022-07-23 17:12 

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Thomas hails 'once in a generation' Vingegaard and Pogacar...

The 36-year-old Thomas came into the Tour as a chaperone to Ineos Grenadiers team co-captains Adam Yates and Dani Martinez, but ended way ahead of both."Dani got sick so that was the end of him, Yatesey is sick now so it was down to me," said Thom...

 2022-07-23 17:00 

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US heat wave soars as California wildfire rages...

The country's central and northeast regions face the brunt of the extreme temperatures, which are not expected to peak until Sunday at the earliest and have sent public health officials scrambling.More than a dozen states are under a heat advisory, wi...

 2022-07-23 17:00 

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Biden's Covid symptoms 'continue to improve': W.House doctor...

Biden, who is isolating at the White House, completed a second full day of Paxlovid on Friday night, his doctor Kevin O'Connor wrote in a memorandum to the White House press secretary.The US leader continues to experience a sore throat, runny nose, co...

 2022-07-23 16:48 

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Henderson takes two-shot lead ahead of Evian final round...

The 24-year-old Canadian led by three shots after back-to-back 64s, and she finished on 17-under par, two ahead of South Korean Ryu So-yeon. The only real disappointment was missing a short birdie putt at the par-five 18th hole.Henderson dropped her only ...

 2022-07-23 16:48 

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Myanmar junta disappointed top court rejects challenge to genocide case...

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague on Friday threw out all of Myanmar's objections to a case filed by the west African nation of The Gambia in 2019.The decision paves the way for full hearings at the court on allegations over a bloo...

 2022-07-23 16:28 

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Sainz happy to give Leclerc slipstream to French GP pole...

In an perfect display of racing teamwork, the Spanish driver, who will start Sunday's race from the back of the grid, drove to help Leclerc find extra pace on the long back straight.Leclerc gained two-tenths of a second and used the advantage to outpa...

 2022-07-23 16:24 

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Vingegaard virtually wraps up Tour de France title...

Team Jumbo's Vingegaard tops the overall standings 3min 34sec ahead of two-time defending champion Tadej Pogacar, while Geraint Thomas of Ineos Grenadiers, the 2018 winner, stands third at 8min 13sec.Frenchman David Gaudu of FDJ and and Aleksandr Vlas...

 2022-07-23 16:20 

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Russian strikes on Odessa port cast doubt over grain deal...

The Ukrainian military said its air defences had shot down two cruise missiles but two more hit the port, threatening the landmark agreement hammered out over months of negotiations aimed at relieving a global food crisis.The Ukrainian foreign ministry sp...

 2022-07-23 16:06 

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Leclerc on pole ahead of Verstappen for French Grand Prix...

The 24-year-old Monegasque driver clocked a best lap of one minute and 30.872 seconds to claim his seventh pole this year and the 16th of his career in front of a sell-out crowd at the Paul Ricard circuit.Leclerc was assisted by Ferrari team-mate Carlos S...

 2022-07-23 16:04 

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Thailand's first monkeypox patient found after fleeing to Cambodia...

It comes the same day the World Health Organization officials in Geneva declared the monkeypox outbreak as a global health emergency on Saturday.The 27-year-old tourist -- who had overstayed his visa in Thailand -- was diagnosed with monkeypox in the reso...

 2022-07-23 15:18 

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War in Ukraine: latest developments...

Russia strikes Odessa port after grain deal: KyivUkraine says Russian missiles had struck the Odessa port, a key Black Sea terminal, one day after Moscow and Kyiv penned a deal to resume grain exports blocked by the war."The enemy attacked the Odessa ...

 2022-07-23 14:54 

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Canada considers extending timeline for oil industry emission targets...

The government recognizes that "some of the measures that will be needed to achieve those deep emission reductions might require more time than what we have between now and 2030," observed Canadian Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault in an inte...

 2022-07-23 14:16 

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China confirms top officials vaccinated as it seeks to reassure vaccine-sceptic...

Using snap lockdowns, long quarantines and mass testing, China is the last major economy still pursuing the goal of eliminating outbreaks, even as its zero-Covid strategy takes a heavy toll on the economy.But it has struggled to convince many Chinese peop...

 2022-07-23 13:06 

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Springboks recall Vermeulen, Steyn for New Zealand Tests...

Both veterans have recovered from injuries that ruled them out of a series against Wales this month, which the Springboks won 2-1.Vermeulen, 36, had a knee operation while Steyn, 35, suffered a hamstring injury, which prevented them being involved in the ...

 2022-07-23 12:52 

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Stakhovsky 'disappointed' by Russian players silent on war...

"They are all scared for their fate. They don't want to go to jail... but they are okay that the kids and women are dying," the retired player told reporters in the Polish city of Krakow."I would rather trade and go to jail for a couple of...

 2022-07-23 12:52 

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China court tosses case of single woman barred from freezing eggs...

Xu Zaozao took legal action in 2019 after a Beijing hospital refused to freeze her eggs, a procedure only available in China to married couples suffering from infertility. Her case was widely followed in China, where women's rights have become an incr...

 2022-07-23 12:32 

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No-nonsense Ten Hag stamps mark on new-look United...

Despite missing wantaway Cristiano Ronaldo they comfortably beat Liverpool, Melbourne Victory and Crystal Palace, and drew with Aston Villa, as they count down to the new Premier League season in two weeks.AFP Sport looks at how United are shaping up unde...

 2022-07-23 12:30 

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Verstappen sizzles in the sun to dominate final practice...

Making the most of a superior straight-line speed, the 24-year-old Dutchman clocked a best lap in one minute and 32.272 seconds to outpace Carlos Sainz in the leading Ferrari by three-tenths of a second.Sainz, who claimed his maiden Formula One triumph at...

 2022-07-23 12:26 

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Hundreds protest against Tunisia constitution ahead of vote...

The referendum will take place a year to the day after Saied sacked the government and suspended parliament in a decisive blow against the country's often chaotic young democracy."Get out", the demonstrators yelled as they waved Tunisia's ...

 2022-07-23 12:22 

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Mbappe scores as PSG cruise past Urawa in Japan...

Mbappe was the only PSG player retained in the starting line-up after Wednesday's 2-1 win over Kawasaki Frontale in Tokyo, with manager Christophe Galtier dropping star forwards Lionel Messi and Neymar to the bench.Mbappe alone was still too much for ...

 2022-07-23 12:16 

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Sancho stars in Manchester United draw with Villa...

United, wearing their white away shirts, exhibited their newfound attacking flair in a dominant first half, but conceded a header to Villa's Calum Chambers in the dying seconds amid inclement conditions at Perth's Optus Stadium marked by a soggy p...

 2022-07-23 11:46 

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Sri Lankan teenager in line for Test debut against Pakistan...

The 19-year-old Wellalage, a left-arm orthodox who awaits his Test debut, seems a likely replacement for injured spinner Maheesh Theekshana as the hosts look to bounce back in the two-match series after their opening loss."Dunith Wellalage is back in ...

 2022-07-23 11:14 

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Berrettini stops Thiem to reach Gstaad final...

The Italian world number 15, playing his first tournament since having to withdraw from Wimbledon with Covid, made short work of the 2020 US Open champion, putting him away in just 77 minutes. It has still been a good week for the Austrian who has slipped...

 2022-07-23 09:32 

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'My best should be enough,' says Vingegaard on verge of Tour de France triumph...

The Danish rider leads two-time defending champion Tadej Pogacar by 3 mins 26 secs.Two years ago, Pogacar famously overturned a 57 second deficit on the penultimate day time trial on La Planche des Belles Filles to snatch Tour de France victory from Primo...

 2022-07-23 09:02 

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More than 20 killed in south Iran floods: state media...

"Twenty-one people were killed and two are still missing," in the floods that affected several towns in and around Estahban county in the southern province of Fars, Hossein Darvishi, provincial head of the Red Crescent Society, was quoted as sayin...

 2022-07-23 07:42 

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Neglected forests at the mercy of wildfires in Spain, Portugal...

Close to 200,000 hectares (495,000 acres) of forest in Spain have been lost to fire so far this year, more than in any other nation in Europe, according to the European Union's satellite monitoring service EFFIS.Portugal has lost just over 48,000 hect...

 2022-07-23 07:18 

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WHO to say if it will trigger highest alert on monkeypox...

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus will address a virtual press conference at 1300 GMT, the WHO announced in a statement late Friday.It did not reveal what would be announced.Monkeypox has affected over 15,800 people in 72 countries, according to a tally by the U...

 2022-07-23 06:06 

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Italy's famous Po Valley rice paddies decimated by drought...

His fields are nothing but desolation, with rice stems slowly dying in the sandy ground. "Under normal circumstances, I would never have been able to ride my motorcycle over the field," Vicini explained to AFP. "At this time of year, the plant...

 2022-07-23 05:42 

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Disinformation shifting views on Ukrainian refugees...

"When we come to the playground, people go: 'Ah, the Ukrainians have come, let's get out of here'," said Sokur, 41, a Czech married to a Ukrainian who lives in the town of Holubice north of Prague."I have overheard them complaining...

 2022-07-23 04:58 

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'Sky's the limit,' warns world record breaker McLaughlin...

The American clocked an astonishing 50.68 seconds for gold at Hayward Field, obliterating her own world record by more than half a second.But questions were immediately posed about a potential switch, with McLaughlin insiting all would come down to what p...

 2022-07-23 03:30 

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McLaughlin sets worlds alight as Miller-Uibo, Norman claim 400m crowns...

In a consummate display of front-foot running, McLaughlin left a loaded field for dead from the gun, haring through the tape in an astonishing 50.68 seconds. It sliced more than half a second of her previous world mark of 51.41sec set last month.Femke Bol...

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