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 2021-12-22 08:42 

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UN agency says to cut food aid to Yemen for want of funds...

"From January, eight million will receive a reduced food ration, while five million at immediate risk of slipping into famine conditions will remain on a full ration," the UN agency said in a statement, adding that it was "running out of funds...

 2021-12-22 07:46 

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Chinese city sharply restricts travel to fight Covid outbreak...

With Beijing preparing to host the 2022 Winter Olympics in February, China is on high alert as it fights local outbreaks in several cities.Xi'an reported 52 new coronavirus cases on Wednesday, bringing the total to 143 since December 9.From Wednesday,...

 2021-12-22 07:28 

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'We have nothing left': Philippine typhoon survivors plead for help...

Rai slammed into the popular tourist destination of Bohol last Thursday, dumping torrential rain, ripping off roofs, uprooting trees and smashing fishing boats."The house was destroyed, everything was broken," Tumanda told AFP, weeping as she stoo...

 2021-12-22 07:14 

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Tanker captain convicted over Mauritius oil spill...

The MV Wakashio, a Japanese-owned but Panamanian-flagged bulk carrier, ran aground in July 2020, spilling more than 1,000 tonnes of toxic fuel into the pristine waters of Mauritius, coating mangroves, corals and other fragile ecosystems.The vessel's c...

 2021-12-22 07:10 

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Indian spinner Ashwin considered retirement over injuries...

"I contemplated retirement for a lot of reasons," the star spinner told ESPN Cricinfo."I felt like people were not sensitive enough to my injuries. I felt like a lot of people were backed, why not me? I have done no less."The 35-year-old s...

 2021-12-22 06:56 

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South Korean speed skating champ suspended, doubtful for Olympics...

Shim, 24, is one of South Korea's most successful skaters with four Olympics short-track medals, including relay golds at the 2014 and 2018 Games.Her two-month suspension, announced Tuesday, was the latest in a series of scandals to emerge after the 2...

 2021-12-22 06:40 

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Skating star Hanyu misses practice, fuelling Olympic fears...

Hanyu has been out of action since last month after injuring his right ankle ligaments in a fall during practice, forcing him to miss the entire Grand Prix season.The 27-year-old superstar is scheduled to make his much-anticipated comeback this week at th...

 2021-12-22 06:38 

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Malaysia floods death toll rises to 27...

Days of torrential rain caused rivers to overflow at the weekend, swamping cities, cutting off major roads, and forcing tens of thousands of people to flee their homes.Selangor -- Malaysia's most densely populated and wealthiest state, encircling the ...

 2021-12-22 06:34 

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Preeclampsia: an ongoing battle to save lives...

"I felt strange all week. I had swelled enormously. I had a lot of trouble moving," said the 33-year-old French journalist.Abbey';s midwife found her blood pressure spiking and sent her to hospital where doctors confirmed she had preeclampsia, ...

 2021-12-22 06:28 

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Channel migrant crossings to UK more than triple in 2021...

UK border police intercepted the inflatable dinghy on which he and others spent five hours dodging waves and traffic on one of the world's busiest shipping lanes, and brought them ashore.Arash, 28, who is now seeking asylum in Britain, is one of more ...

 2021-12-22 06:10 

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Kyrgyzstan 'open to out-of-court settlement' in gold mine row...

Kyrgyzstan justified its May seizure of the mine, which accounted for 12.5 percent of GDP in 2020, by citing company Centerra Gold's alleged violations of environmental laws and safety norms. Centerra has strongly denied the accusations and the two pa...

 2021-12-22 05:54 

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Suns roll over Lakers as LeBron injures ankle...

Booker delivered 24 points, nine rebounds and seven assists while Bahamas big man Ayton contributed 19 points and 11 rebounds as the Suns won their fourth game in a row and sixth in seven starts.The Suns, who lost to Milwaukee in last season's NBA Fin...

 2021-12-22 05:54 

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Australian Open chief 'confident' Covid-hit Nadal will play...

Spanish star Nadal said on Monday that he tested positive after returning home from an exhibition tournament in Abu Dhabi and was experiencing "some unpleasant moments".While the 20-time Grand Slam champion said he was examining all his playing co...

 2021-12-22 05:34 

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Russians face soaring costs and tough choices this New Year...

This year, the factory worker, who declined to give his last name, said a spike in prices meant he would have to forego caviar and other treats so he could afford a bottle of bubbly for the countdown on Russia's biggest holiday.People are making sacri...

 2021-12-22 05:24 

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One dead, at least 70 missing after landslide at Myanmar jade mine: rescue team...

Scores die each year working in the country's lucrative but poorly regulated jade trade, which uses low-paid migrant workers to scrape out a gem highly coveted in neighbouring China.The disaster struck at the Hpakant mine close to the Chinese border i...

 2021-12-22 05:00 

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One dead, at least 70 missing after landslide at Myanmar jade mine: rescue team...

"About 70-100 people are missing in a landslide that happened around 4:00 am" at Hpakant mine in Kachin state, said rescue team member Ko Nyi."We've sent 25 injured people to hospital while we've found one dead."Around 200 rescuers...

 2021-12-22 04:30 

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Tongans warned of acid rain after volcanic eruption...

The remote Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai volcano erupted Monday, sending plumes 18 kilometres (11 miles) into the air, Tonga Geological Services (TGS) said.Police reported no injuries from the eruption but TGS said late Tuesday that the dust and gas could...

 2021-12-22 04:14 

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Rams, Eagles capture NFL contests delayed by Covid-19...

Stafford threw two touchdown passes to NFL receptions leader Cooper Kupp to spark the Rams over visiting Seattle 20-10."It was one of those you have to slug out," Stafford said. "It was a big win."Hurts ran for two touchdowns and threw for...

 2021-12-22 03:18 

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Loggers threaten Papua New Guinea's unique forest creatures...

These extraordinary species have long been prized by traditional hunters, but conservationists now fear the forests they live in, one of Earth's last great wilderness areas, could soon fall to axe and bulldozer."Old people say tree kangaroo is the...

 2021-12-22 03:10 

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When the chips are down: McDonald's rations fries in Japan...

McDonald's Japan said it will only sell small-sized French fries for a week from Friday to avoid shortages."Due to large-scale flooding near the Port of Vancouver... and the global supply chain crunch caused by the coronavirus pandemic, there are ...

 2021-12-22 02:54 

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'It's no more': Philippine surfing paradise wiped out by typhoon...

The strongest storm to hit the archipelago this year cut a swathe through Siargao, a tropical paradise known for its sandy beaches, big waves and relaxed vibe.Packing wind speeds of 195 kilometres (120 miles) per hour as it made landfall on the island las...

 2021-12-22 02:52 

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Asian markets build on world rally but Omicron casts shadow...

The year-and-a-half-long rally across markets has petered out in recent weeks on fears about the new Covid variant and government measures to contain it, which come just as central banks begin to remove the vast financial support put in place at the start...

 2021-12-22 02:14 

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Visitors return to Afghan national museum Taliban once ransacked...

A trickle of citizens made their way around the sprawling exhibit rooms in Kabul when AFP recently visited, marvelling at treasures ranging from painted Stone Age pottery to ancient coins and religious items."It's inborn in humans that they attach...

 2021-12-22 02:12 

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'My children are cold': brutal winter hits Syria camps...

"Every morning I wake up and find that my children aren't near me," Umm Raghad told AFP from a displacement camp in the northwestern province of Idlib. "They go out early to collect scraps of plastic from the streets, such as bags and shoe...

 2021-12-22 02:08 

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Five things to know about the James Webb Space Telescope...

An engineering marvel, it will help answer fundamental questions about the Universe, peering back in time 13 billion years. Here are five things to know.Giant gold mirrorThe telescope's centerpiece is its enormous primary mirror, a concave structure 2...

 2021-12-22 02:08 

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Inside the James Webb Space Telescope's control room...

From a secure control room in Baltimore, Maryland, Whitman and his colleagues will hold their breath as Webb comes online. But that's just the beginning.For the first six months after Webb's launch, Whitman and the team at the Space Telescope Scie...

 2021-12-22 02:08 

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Heavy load: supply chain woes strain US trucking...

The parking lot was jammed with other 18-wheelers, leaving just one narrow spot that the 50-year-old secured after several minutes of maneuvering.Scant parking is only one of the sore points in US trucking, which moves more than $12 trillion worth of frei...

 2021-12-22 02:04 

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'Fed up' Latin American voters demand change...

In Chile, the most recent example, none of the traditional centrist parties in government since the end of dictatorship 31 years ago made it to the presidential runoff election.Instead millennial, leftist outsider Gabriel Boric thumped a far-right rival o...

 2021-12-22 01:34 

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Rice fields and Rihanna: the Vietnamese couturier with a celeb clientele...

For more than two decades, Nguyen Cong Tri has been crafting chic structured eveningwear made of Vietnamese-spun silk, organza or taffeta, but despite some success at home, his designs had gained less traction elsewhere.But when Rihanna showcased his Em H...

 2021-12-21 23:48 

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Webb telescope launch again pushed back...

The new target date, if determined to be viable, would be an actual Christmas gift for scientists who have been waiting three decades to see the largest and most powerful telescope take off for space aboard an Ariane 5 rocket.The launch window on Saturday...

 2021-12-21 23:40 

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NHL players will not compete at Beijing Olympics: reports...

ESPN, the New York Times, the Washington Post, USA Today and other newspapers cited unnamed sources in saying the league and the NHL Players Association had reached agreement not to send talent to China.Without the NHL's elite millionaire stars, natio...

 2021-12-21 23:30 

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Araujo grabs a point for Barca at 10-man Sevilla...

Papu Gomez put Sevilla ahead after half an hour off a corner in Seville connecting with an Ivan Rakitic cross but Uruguayan defender Araujo headed in the equaliser just before half time in Seville.The hosts played half an hour a man down after Jules Kound...

 2021-12-21 22:52 

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UPS orders 19 Boeing 767 cargo jets...

Based on list prices, the order would be worth $4.2 billion, but companies rarely pay full price for such bulk orders.The deal comes on the heels of earlier orders for 80 new Boeing widebody freighters and more than 80 conversions to freighters, part of w...

 2021-12-21 22:46 

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Bencic, Jabeur positive for Covid-19 after Abu Dhabi...

Former men's world number one Nadal's Spanish coach Carlos Moya, 45, also announced on Tuesday he had tested positive on his return from Abu Dhabi.Jabeur replaced US Open champion Emma Raducanu after the Briton withdrew from the event after a posi...

 2021-12-21 22:34 

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Juve take advantage of Atalanta slip, Salernitana in Covid cancellation...

Moise Kean's header five minutes before the break and Federico Bernardeschi's precision finish after a break-away late on at the Allianz Stadium moved Juve to within four points of fourth place in Italy's top flight, currently occupied by Atal...

 2021-12-21 21:58 

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Nketiah hat-trick sends Arsenal into League Cup semi-finals...

The 22-year-old striker is out of contract at the end of the season and gave potential suitors in the January transfer window a reminder of his predatory prowess in front of goal.Nicolas Pepe and Charlie Patino on his debut were also on target for the Gun...

 2021-12-21 21:54 

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Juve take advantage of Atalanta slip, Salernitana in Covid cancellation...

Moise Kean's header five minutes before the break and Federico Bernardeschi's precision finish after a break-away late on at the Allianz Stadium moved Juve to within four points of fourth place in Italy's top flight, currently occupied by Atal...

 2021-12-21 20:28 

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Motsepe confirms AfCon is on despite 'enormous challenge' of Covid surge...

"I am going to watch, on the 9th of January, Cameroon and Burkina Faso (in the opening match)," Motsepe said, dispelling rumours that the already delayed continental showpiece could fall victim to the coronavirus pandemic.South African mining tyco...

 2021-12-21 19:56 

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England's Archer to miss West Indies series after latest setback...

The Barbados-born quick has been out of international action since March and his absence from England duty will now extend to over a year after it was decided the recurring stress fracture in his right elbow required another operation.Archer, 26, had the ...

 2021-12-21 18:22 

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Inter and Milan announce new 'Cathedral' San Siro project...

Named The Cathedral, the new stadium will be located in the same San Siro district of Milan as their current ground, officially called the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza.Milan and Inter said in a joint statement that the new stadium design is inspired by the worl...

 2021-12-21 18:20 

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Kellogg's, union reach deal to end cereal plant strikes...

announced Tuesday.The strike began October 5 at Kellogg's cereal plants in Michigan, Pennsylvania, Nebraska and Tennessee, with workers objecting to the company's two-tiered wage structure, among other grievances.The firm known best for its breakf...

 2021-12-21 18:04 

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Ex-F1 driver Alesi faces court date for 'bad joke' explosion...
 2021-12-21 17:08 

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Chelsea suffer fresh Covid pain as Liverpool criticise 'absurd' fixture list...

Chelsea were only able to name four outfield players on their bench for Sunday's goalless draw against Wolves due to a wave of coronavirus infections and injuries.Midfielder Lewis Baker was in line to feature at Brentford in Wednesday's League Cup...

 2021-12-21 16:48 

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Loeb returns in a hybrid Ford for Monte Carlo Rally...

"The legendary French driver will be behind the wheel of the new Ford Puma Rally 1 car for the 2022 Rallye Monte-Carlo, an event he has won seven times previously," the team said in a statement in English.The 47-year-old, who won the last of his t...

 2021-12-21 16:46 

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Inter confirm probe into transfer dealings...
 2021-12-21 16:36 

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Armed groups deploy in Libya capital...

On Tuesday morning, images posted online showed a tank and pickup trucks mounted with machine guns in Fornaj district, close to the university campus, where some roads were blocked with piles of sandbags guarded by armed men.Schools and the University of ...

 2021-12-21 16:26 

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Scotland axes New Year's Eve street party due to Omicron...

Tens of thousands of revellers from around the world typically descend on the Scottish capital on December 31 for Hogmanay, which is marked by live music and fireworks above Edinburgh Castle.But this was the second successive year that the festivities hav...

 2021-12-21 16:24 

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Salernitana out of Serie A if not sold by end of year, says Italian FA chief...
 2021-12-21 16:04 

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Bullish Coe rejects talk of Chinese boycott...

Speaking in his annual year-end conference call, Coe said his sport had "come out of 2021 in a strong position" and he was bullish about its immediate prospects for growth with the World Championships in the United States for the first time in 202...

 2021-12-21 16:04 

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No mountain high enough: Study finds plastic in 'clean' air...

Microplastics are tiny fragments -- measuring less than 5 millimetres -- that come from packaging, clothing, vehicles and other sources and have been detected on land, in water and in the air.Scientists from the French national research institute CNRS sam...

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