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 2022-09-09 15:34 

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Netflix suspends 'The Crown' filming after death of Queen Elizabeth...

The acclaimed show is currently filming its sixth season, having charted the late monarch's life through multiple decades over the course of its previous seasons."As a mark of respect, filming on 'The Crown' was suspended today," a Net...

 2022-09-09 15:18 

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Barcelona transform finances despite spree, Liga figures show...

The Spanish league made public the salary limits available to teams after the summer transfer window. The figures reveal the complete transformation of Barcelona's finances and the huge divide between the richest clubs and the rest.Barcelona spent som...

 2022-09-09 15:16 

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History mars ties between queen, ex-colony Cyprus...

For some Cypriots with long memories, she is the head of state blamed for signing off on the death warrants of freedom fighters against British colonial rule in the late 1950s.Old wounds reappeared earlier this year during the Queen's jubilee celebrat...

 2022-09-09 14:56 

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Jailed Iranian filmmaker Jafar Panahi competes in Venice...

The director, who has won multiple international awards, was imprisoned along with two other filmmakers in July in the latest crackdown on civil society. But his new film, "No Bears", competing for the top prize Golden Lion in Venice, shows that t...

 2022-09-09 14:18 

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Tesla looking at building lithium refinery in Texas...

While the project is only in the feasibility stage, Tesla said the factory on the Gulf coast would be the first of its kind in North America, producing an element critical to the batteries used in the growing EV market. In an application sent to the Texas...

 2022-09-09 13:50 

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Sombre Edinburgh readies to receive the queen...

The monarch died at her Scottish Balmoral estate on Thursday and the coffin's arrival in Edinburgh will be the first stage on its journey to a state funeral in London.Against a damp wall at Holyroodhouse, the royal palace in Edinburgh, the mass of flo...

 2022-09-09 13:40 

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Denmark's Margrethe now Europe's longest serving monarch...

The artistic and chain-smoking 82-year-old, always impeccably coiffed with her white hair swept up in a bun and hailed for unifying and modernising the Danish monarchy in her 50 years on the throne, has scaled back golden jubilee festivities this weekend ...

 2022-09-09 13:20 

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Leclerc fastest in Ferrari one-two at opening Monza practice...

Leclerc finished 0.077sec ahead of his Ferrari teammate Carlos Sainz in a positive start for the 'Scuderia' in front cheering home supporters at Monza.The Monegasque chances of claiming his second win at the Italian track have been improved becaus...

 2022-09-09 12:38 

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World Athletics looking into menstrual cycle research - Coe...

Coe told AFP in an interview in Zurich, host of the Diamond League finals, that he was currently "examining the landscape" to see what research into periods was actually available."I have asked our health and science teams to give me the backg...

 2022-09-09 12:18 

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Two-time Olympic javelin champion Spotakova retires...

Spotakova, who won Olympic gold in 2008 and 2012 and bronze in 2016, last competed at the Diamond League meet in Zurich on Thursday."Every fairy tale has an end and mine had a beautiful happy end in the shape of the bronze medal from the European Cham...

 2022-09-09 12:16 

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Voice-operated smartphones target Africa's illiterate...

In Ivory Coast, a so-called "Superphone" using a vocal assistant that responds to commands in a local language is being pitched to the large segment of the population -- as many as 40 percent -- who are illiterate.Developed and assembled locally, ...

 2022-09-09 12:10 

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Coe pushing for Paris Olympic city events, confident of security...

Before taking over as president of World Athletics, Coe headed up the organising committee for the London Olympics in 2012, widely regarded as one of the most successful in recent times.Athletics is touted as the premier sport of the Olympics and Coe is k...

 2022-09-09 12:00 

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Premier League fixtures postponed following queen's death...

English top flight clubs took the decision despite guidance from the British government that cancelling sporting events was not compulsory during a period of national mourning."At a meeting this morning, Premier League clubs paid tribute to Her Majest...

 2022-09-09 11:54 

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Buckingham Palace becomes shrine for a grieving nation...

Stony-faced soldiers in red coats and bearskin hats stood guard by the palace, the late queen's London headquarters during her 70-year reign.Mourners stood silently and watched, while some placed bouquets in the black railings of the landmark residenc...

 2022-09-09 11:26 

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Napoli striker Osimhen out with thigh injury...

In a statement, Napoli said that the Nigeria forward had hurt the femoral bicep in his right thigh, an injury suffered in the first half of Wednesday's 4-1 hammering of Liverpool in Naples.The 23-year-old was substituted four minutes before half-time ...

 2022-09-09 11:22 

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Cologne condemn 'horrific' violence at Nice game...

"We condemn the horrific scenes that took place before yesterday's game in Nice in the strongest possible manner," club president Werner Wolf said in a statement on the football team's Twitter account.An hour before the scheduled kick-off ...

 2022-09-09 11:20 

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The queen's last hours as family dashed to deathbed...

An unprecedented medical bulletin issued by Buckingham Palace said the 96-year-old queen was under "medical supervision" but "remained comfortable" at her Scottish retreat, Balmoral Castle.The announcement at 12:32 pm (1132 GMT) sent shock...

 2022-09-09 10:18 

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Death of Queen Elizabeth II: What happens next?...

Full details are yet to be confirmed but here is what we know so far about how the coming days will unfold.Friday, September 9The new King and Queen Consort -- Charles and Camilla -- return to London. The queen's coffin draped in the Royal Standard fl...

 2022-09-09 09:42 

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From Covid to carbon emissions: Charles III in numbers...

Here are some key numbers associated with the new monarch.2The number of times Charles contracted coronavirus. He spent a week isolating after first testing positive in March 2020. In February this year he tested positive again but showed no symptoms.3Age...

 2022-09-09 09:36 

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'Checking for Russians': Children play war on Ukraine's roads...

Wearing camouflage coats and holding wooden rifles and plastic machine guns, the two kids have turned a bus stop into their playground.It's a game many children have been playing throughout the summer on roads throughout the war-torn Donbas and Kharki...

 2022-09-09 08:22 

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To Mandela, the queen was simply 'Elizabeth'...

Queen Elizabeth II, the longest-serving monarch in British history, died aged 96 in her Scottish summer residence on Thursday. "By his own admission, Nelson Mandela was an anglophile, and in the years after his release from prison cultivated a close r...

 2022-09-09 08:00 

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'Our hearts are broken': UK newspapers mark queen's death...

A picture of the 27-year-old Elizabeth taken at her 1953 coronation, full of regal splendour clasping the Sovereign's Orb and Sceptre in the vaulted walls of Westminster Abbey, covered the front pages of The Times, Guardian, Daily Star and Independent...

 2022-09-09 07:40 

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Kohli fires World Cup warning after long-awaited ton...

Kohli on Thursday scored his 71st international ton -- his first ever in a T20 for India -- after a gap of 1,020 days to help India end the Asia Cup with a crushing win over Afghanistan in Dubai.India's campaign in the tournament ended early after the...

 2022-09-09 07:00 

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Syria's Aleppo airport to reopen after Israel strikes...

Damage to the main runway in Tuesday's raid had put the airport out of service but the transport ministry said repairs had now been completed and the airport was ready to reopen.In a statement carried by the state SANA news agency, the ministry said t...

 2022-09-09 05:48 

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Crime, far-right set tone in Swedish nail-biter vote...

The anti-immigration and nationalist Sweden Democrats were long treated as pariahs on the Scandinavian country's political scene, but they have gradually been welcomed into the right-wing bloc in the past few years.Recent opinion polls have suggested ...

 2022-09-09 05:44 

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Heatwave batters Spain's Mediterranean mussel crop...

With the country hit by a long and brutal heatwave this summer, the water temperature in the Ebro Delta, the main mussels production area of the Spanish Mediterranean, is touching 30 degrees Celsius (86 degrees Fahrenheit).And any grower who hasn't re...

 2022-09-09 04:56 

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Queen Elizabeth's death 'great loss' for the world: Japan PM...

"The death of the queen, who led Britain through turbulent times in the world, is a great loss not only for the British people but also the international community," he told reporters.Kishida praised the queen's "extremely important role i...

 2022-09-09 04:48 

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UN chief in Pakistan to boost flood aid for devastated millions...

A third of the country is under water -- an area the size of the United Kingdom -- following record rains brought by what Guterres has described as "a monsoon on steroids".Pakistan officials say it will cost at least $10 billion to rebuild and rep...

 2022-09-09 04:24 

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Murder at sea: North Korea killings roil politics in South...

Details are sketchy -- and mostly classified -- but exactly how and why the official came to be floating in a life jacket above the sea border known as the Northern Limit Line in September 2020 has become a bitter political debate in the South.Was the 47-...

 2022-09-09 04:20 

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Swiatek bathroom break sets up Jabeur US Open title showdown...

Two-time French Open champion Swiatek advanced to the first US Open final of her career after coming from behind to beat Aryna Sabalenka 3-6, 6-1, 6-4 at Arthur Ashe Stadium.The victory sent the 21-year-old from Poland into a Saturday final with Jabeur, w...

 2022-09-09 04:14 

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Westminster Abbey's role in Queen Elizabeth II's life...

1934: Princess bridesmaidIn her first major appearance at Westminster Abbey, the eight-year-old princess Elizabeth of York was a bridesmaid at the wedding of her uncle prince George, duke of Kent, and princess Marina of Greece and Denmark on November 29.I...

 2022-09-09 03:52 

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Asian markets rally, dollar dips as traders price in policy tightening...

The more confident mood was reflected in a dip in the dollar, which has surged in recent weeks to multi-decade highs against its major peers owing to the Federal Reserve's hawkish tilt to tighter monetary policy.The greenback's softness came even ...

 2022-09-09 03:50 

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William: popular prince becomes heir to the throne...

William has grown up with a strong sense of his future responsibilities, with Charles's reign inevitably set to be shorter than that of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II.And as the new king ages William will have a much more visible public profile, prepa...

 2022-09-09 03:48 

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Long-reigning British and Thai monarchs shared a bond...

The late King Bhumibol Adulyadej, also known as Rama IX, was the second longest reigning monarch in world history at the time of his death in 2016 at age 88 -- serving on the throne for seven decades and 126 days.It was a run the late Queen Elizabeth surp...

 2022-09-09 03:26 

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Australia's Gilmore wins record eighth surfing world title...

The 34-year-old had been tied with Layne Beachley on seven but against the odds beat Hawaiian world number one Carissa Moore in California to eclipse her fellow Australian's haul."There really are not many words that can describe this feeling righ...

 2022-09-09 03:24 

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Long-reigning British and Thai monarchs shared a bond...

The late King Bhumibol Adulyadej, also known as Rama IX, was the second longest reigning monarch in world history until his death in 2016 at age 88 -- serving on the throne for seven decades and 126 days.It was a record the late Queen Elizabeth surpassed ...

 2022-09-09 03:16 

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Suits and signet rings: Charles's fashion through the ages...

But his sartorial flair did earn him the title of world's best-dressed man -- an honour he laughed off as unlikely.The new king's clothes and shoes are made by the best in the land.Charles, whose spending has long been criticised, is said to own h...

 2022-09-09 03:12 

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'End of an era': Americans mourn Queen Elizabeth's death...

"It's the end of an era," remarked Jose Reyes, 37, in New York's bustling Time Square.A large digital billboard nearby projected an image of a beaming queen, clad in one of her famous hats.A few blocks away, the Empire State Building was i...

 2022-09-09 03:00 

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William and Kate modernise royal family life...

The well-liked couple, formally known as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, married in 2011 and have presented themselves and their three children -- George, Charlotte and Louis -- as a model family.Royal expert Richard Fitzwilliams said they had "mas...

 2022-09-09 02:46 

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Nepal cricket captain Lamichhane denies rape allegation...

A Nepali court has issued an arrest warrant for the 22-year-old, who is playing in the Caribbean Premier League, and he has been suspended from his leadership position.The teenage girl, along with her guardian, filed a complaint against the player earlier...

 2022-09-09 02:32 

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Elizabeth II: trouble, strife and family life...

She was 22 and still a princess when her eldest son and heir apparent, Charles, was born, and 24 when Princess Anne came along.But she sometimes left them for months at a time to join her husband Prince Philip, a naval officer stationed in Malta, or to to...

 2022-09-09 02:30 

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Recycling firm battles Jakarta's plastic waste emergency...

Tridi Oasis Group, which employs 120 people, has recycled more than 250 million bottles since it was founded six years ago."I don't see discarded plastic as trash. For me, it is a valuable material in the wrong place," 35-year-old founder Dian...

 2022-09-09 02:28 

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Commonwealth marks loss of figurehead, link to the past...

Although she was 96 years old, the queen's death came as an emotional jolt felt from Africa to the Pacific."Papua New Guineans from the mountains, valleys and coasts rose up this morning to the news that our Queen has been taken to rest by God,...

 2022-09-09 02:24 

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Elderly King Charles III faces 'testing times'...

But while his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, was crowned in 1953 with huge fanfare and national excitement aged just 25, her ageing, eldest son will attract less enthusiasm, royal commentators said."It will be very difficult for him in terms of following...

 2022-09-09 02:20 

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King Charles III to address UK as mourning begins for late queen...

Charles, 73, became monarch immediately after the death of his mother at her Scottish Highland retreat on Thursday, sparking tributes at home and abroad.He is due to return to London from Balmoral, where the 96-year-old queen died "peacefully" aft...

 2022-09-09 02:18 

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EU ministers seek ways to face energy shock...

Moscow's invasion has seen the price of natural gas hit record levels, throwing the EU economy into deep uncertainty with all eyes on whether Russian President Vladimir Putin will cut off the energy flow entirely.Before the war, 40 percent of the EU&#...

 2022-09-09 01:58 

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All eyes on army as Brazil heads for elections...

The far-right president, an ex-army captain, has enthusiastically courted the military's support and has put it forward as a referee in the elections, raising fears he could seek an armed intervention if he loses.However, experts say that while Bolson...

 2022-09-09 01:26 

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North Korea law allows for nuclear first strike, makes programme 'irreversible'...

The announcement comes at a time of crumbling ties between the North and South, with Pyongyang blaming Seoul for the outbreak of Covid-19 in its territory and conducting a record number of weapons tests this year. The law will allow North Korea to carry o...

 2022-09-09 00:58 

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Hurricane Kay hits northwest Mexico before weakening...

Kay came ashore in a fairly sparsely populated area as a Category One hurricane -- the lowest on a scale of five -- and was later downgraded to a tropical storm.At 0000 GMT Friday Kay was packing maximum sustained winds of 70 miles (110 kilometers) per ho...

 2022-09-09 00:48 

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Jabeur thrashes France's Garcia to reach US Open final...

Fifth seed Jabeur dominated Garcia from start to finish of a one-sided semi-final at Arthur Ashe Stadium, winning 6-1, 6-3 in just 1hr 6min.Jabeur, who also made history as the first African woman to reach the final of Wimbledon in July, will play world n...

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