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 2021-11-05 20:50 

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Amy Winehouse's last concert dress to go under the hammer...

Winehouse wore the green and black bamboo print at a concert in Belgrade in 2011.A month later, on July 23, she was dead from acute alcohol poisoning. She was 27.Her tragic death was the culmination of a lengthy -- and often very public -- struggle with a...

 2021-11-05 20:38 

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Russia face Switzerland in Billie Jean King Cup final...

Both had only played doubles at the tournament so far, but they were the crucial force behind Russia's semi-final win over the United States and Switzerland's trashing of Australia at the rebranded version of the Fed Cup.The 40th-ranked Samsonova,...

 2021-11-05 19:36 

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Drug violence shakes Mexican beach resorts...

"Are they filming a movie?" asks Lukas Smith, a Canadian tourist visiting the town known for its ancient Mayan ruins, turquoise waters and -- more recently -- dance music parties.But the troops and forensic experts working at a restaurant in downt...

 2021-11-05 18:14 

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'Play like this, nobody beats us,' says Jadeja as India stay alive...

KL Rahul smashed 50 off 19 balls as India raced to a target of 86 in 6.3 overs to drastically improve their run-rate in the Super 12 contest in Dubai and keep their semi-final push on track.Jadeja and Mohammed Shami took three wickets each to set up the c...

 2021-11-05 18:02 

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NFL Browns drop star receiver Beckham on 29th birthday...

On Beckham's 29th birthday, Browns general manager Andrew Berry said in a statement the team would release Beckham, who joined the club in 2019 after five seasons with the New York Giants."After careful consideration, internal discussions and conv...

 2021-11-05 18:00 

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Springboks skipper Kolisi wary of 'never go away' Wales...

The Springboks have knocked Wales out of the past two editions of the World Cup, with a 19-16 last-four win in Japan two years ago the prelude to their 32-12 victory against England in the final.But the South Africans' record in the Welsh capital is p...

 2021-11-05 17:50 

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World champion Quartararo dominates Algarve MotoGP practice...

The 22-year-old, France's first world champion in the elite class, clocked a best time of 1min 39.390sec on his Yamaha to edge out Ducati rival Francesco Bagnaia by 0.132sec."For these last two races (with the season-ending Valencia GP next week) ...

 2021-11-05 17:32 

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Israel troops kill teen in West Bank: Palestinian ministry...

It said Mohammed Daadas died in hospital after being shot in the stomach during clashes between Palestinian protesters and Israeli forces in Deir al-Hatab village, east of Nablus.The Israeli military did not immediately comment on the report.Friday, the M...

 2021-11-05 17:22 

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Away from the world, the mangrove fishers of DR Congo...

Buried in mud several metres (around 10 feet) below the surface is their prize: Clams known as bibwati, which are both a delicacy and a lifeline.The men and women divers are members of the Assolongo tribe -- the only community authorised to live in the De...

 2021-11-05 17:18 

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Sleepless Bekele ready for New York Marathon debut...

The 39-year-old Bekele starts as one of the favourites for the 26.2-mile run through the Big Apple, hoping to claim the third major marathon victory of his career after wins in Berlin in 2016 and 2019.The three-time Olympic gold medalist arrives in New Yo...

 2021-11-05 17:14 

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Macron's ex-bodyguard sentenced for assaulting demonstrators...

Alexandre Benalla -- who will not see the inside of a prison after the court suspended two of the three years and ordered him to wear an electronic bracelet for one year -- was also convicted of faking documents and illegally carrying a firearm.Macron, wh...

 2021-11-05 17:04 

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New Zealand PM says trade won't trump China rights concerns...

Ardern's government is accused of going easy on China's much-questioned humanitarian record, prompting some commentators to label Wellington a "weak link" in the US-led Five Eyes security alliance.But the New Zealand leader rejected sugges...

 2021-11-05 17:02 

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New Zealand's Ardern says Glasgow 'make or break' for climate...

The New Zealand leader called for the UN-brokered talks to result in immediate and meaningful action, adding "we're definitely at a point now where it's moved beyond targets"."Glasgow is critical and I think everyone has recognised thi...

 2021-11-05 16:48 

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Rahul blitz keeps India alive with crushing win at T20 World Cup...

Ravindra Jadeja and Mohammed Shami took three wickets each to help bowl out Scotland for 85 in 17.4 overs after India put the opposition into bat in the Super 12 contest in Dubai.Rahul and Rohit Sharma, who hit 30, then took the Scotland bowling apart as ...

 2021-11-05 16:42 

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Spurs' football must match off-field vision, says Conte...

The Italian, who has won league titles with Juventus, Chelsea and Inter Milan, was appointed Spurs' fourth manager in two years on Tuesday.Tottenham, ninth in the Premier League ahead of Sunday's trip to Everton, have gone backwards since moving i...

 2021-11-05 16:38 

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Brazil raises $8.4 bn in 5G tender...

The final result -- 46.8 billion reais ($8.4 billion) -- came in just shy of the $9 billion the government had forecast.Faria heralded it as a success.The result "beat all expectations," he told a news conference at the close of the two-day auctio...

 2021-11-05 15:46 

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Jadeja and Shami help India skittle out Scotland for 85...

Indian bowlers rattled the Scotland batting after skipper Virat Kohli, on his 33rd birthday, won his first toss of the tournament and invited the opposition to bat in Dubai.Pace spearhead Jasprit Bumrah bowled Scotland captain Kyle Coetzer afer the batsma...

 2021-11-05 15:36 

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Blinken vows to solve 'Havana syndrome' mystery...

Seeking to assure concerned US diplomats that the government was taking the puzzling affliction seriously, Blinken named two senior figures to lead the State Department's response.Officially called anomalous health incidents (AHI), cases of Havana syn...

 2021-11-05 15:28 

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Iraqi security forces clash with pro-Iran protesters: AFP...

The political arm of the pro-Iran Hashed al-Shaabi paramilitary network saw its share of parliamentary seats decline substantially in the election, which the group's supporters have denounced as "fraud."Demonstrators from groups loyal to the H...

 2021-11-05 15:16 

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Firmino faces 'more than four weeks out' with hamstring injury...

The Brazil forward lasted just over half an hour as a substitute during the 2-0 win at Anfield before he was forced off and is not expected back immediately after the upcoming international break."Losing Bobby Firmino is a blow," Klopp told report...

 2021-11-05 15:10 

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Million dollar Counter-Strike Majors back live before esport fans...

Players and fans alike have long anticipated the return of the so-called Majors, similar to Grand Slams in tennis, where the best teams in the world compete for a prize pool of at least $1 million."It's amazing for us, it's crazy how long we s...

 2021-11-05 15:06 

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US economy adding jobs with gusto as Delta wave subsides...

The better-than-expected report from the Labor Department on Friday showed the US economy added 531,000 jobs last month and the unemployment rate declined to 4.6 percent, both signs of a vigorous pace in hiring by American businesses.It was exactly the ki...

 2021-11-05 14:58 

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New Zealand eye T20 World Cup semi-finals to leave India on edge...

Glenn Phillips and Jimmy Neesham plundered 67 runs off the last four overs as New Zealand made 163-4 after being put into bat.In reply, Namibia were well set at 47-0 in the eighth over before they faded to 111-7.New Zealand have six points, two ahead of A...

 2021-11-05 14:44 

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Beale set for Wallabies return off the bench against Scotland...

The 32-year-old was called up by the Wallabies for a tour of Britain following an injury to Reece Hodge and the decisions of Samu Kerevi and Quade Cooper to remain in Japan with their club sides.Wallabies coach Dave Rennie has named Beale on the bench bef...

 2021-11-05 14:08 

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Injured Messi misses out for PSG again...

PSG said Messi would miss the trip to Bordeaux due to "knee and hamstring pains", the same problems that saw him sit out the 2-2 draw with RB Leipzig in the Champions League in midweek."Tomorrow he won't be available to play for the team. ...

 2021-11-05 13:56 

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Stellar jobs data push US stocks to new records...

The US economy added a better-than-expected 531,000 jobs last month and the unemployment rate dropped to 4.6 percent, Labor Department data showed, as Covid-19 infections decline across the country."When you add in the big upward revisions to August a...

 2021-11-05 12:56 

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Kane praises Spurs 'ambition' after Conte appointment...

The Italian, named as the new Spurs boss earlier this week, won his first game in charge on Thursday as they beat Vitesse Arnhem 3-2 in the Europa Conference League.Ex-Wolves boss Nuno was dismissed after just four months in charge at the Tottenham Hotspu...

 2021-11-05 12:34 

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US Congress set to pass mammoth $1.2 mn infrastructure bill...

The House of Representatives was expected to rubber stamp the legislation after a procedural vote to send an even larger "Build Back Better" social welfare bill to the Senate -- passing legislation with a combined price tag of $3 trillion on poten...

 2021-11-05 12:28 

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Injured Lukaku out of Belgium World Cup qualifiers...

Chelsea striker Lukaku's fitness issue adds to the absence of Besiktas' Michy Batshuayi with Martinez calling up uncapped 23-year-old Union Sant-Gillioise attacker Dante Vanzeir.Lukaku suffered the problem in last month's Champions League win ...

 2021-11-05 12:24 

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Pfizer says Covid pill 89% effective against severe disease...

Pfizer's is the second anti-Covid pill after that of Merck, which is actually an influenza medicine rebranded to fight the coronavirus. Pfizer's has been created specifically to fight Covid.The Pfizer drug called Paxlovid achieved an 89 percent re...

 2021-11-05 12:10 

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Ethiopia rebels to 'join forces' to defeat Abiy government...

The alliance, due to be signed in Washington later on Friday, includes the Oromo Liberation Army (OLA) and the Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF), which has been locked in a year-long war against Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's government.The TPL...

 2021-11-05 12:02 

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Late run blitz takes New Zealand to 163-4 against Namibia...

Phillips hit an undefeated 39 off 21 balls with one four and three sixes while Neesham made 35 from 23 deliveries with a boundary and two sixes.The Black Caps, who can guarantee a spot in the semi-finals with wins over Namibia and Afghanistan, were strugg...

 2021-11-05 11:32 

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China vows no mercy for Taiwan independence 'diehards'...

China claims Taiwan as its territory -- to be seized one day, by force if necessary -- and has intensified efforts in recent years to isolate the self-ruled island on the international stage.On Friday, the Taiwan Affairs Office in Beijing warned that "...

 2021-11-05 11:26 

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Dream of Barcelona return comes true for club icon Xavi...

"When he is not playing football, he is watching football, he will become a coach I'm sure," Pep Guardiola said in 2011, after Xavi had more than met the challenge of filling his boots at the heart of Barca's midfield. He begins work in th...

 2021-11-05 11:24 

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Al Sadd say deal agreed with Barcelona for Xavi...

The Qatari club said in a statement Barca had paid the release clause for Xavi, who has been coaching in Qatar since 2019 and now rejoins the club where he enjoyed huge success as a player.Al Sadd chief executive Turki Al-Ali said in a statement: "The...

 2021-11-05 11:20 

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Yorkshire chairman resigns over cricket race row...

Former player Azeem Rafiq has accused Yorkshire of failing to deal adequately with his allegations of abuse while at the county, saying he had been driven to thoughts of suicide.Yorkshire in September issued "profound and unreserved apologies" to ...

 2021-11-05 11:14 

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Racism fight 'bigger than careers, trophies', says Morgan...

English cricket has been plunged into chaos after Pakistan-born off-spinner Azeem Rafiq accused Yorkshire of failing to deal adequately with allegations of racism when he played for the club.The England and Wales Cricket Board have now suspended internati...

 2021-11-05 10:58 

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Controversial French Covid doctor in disciplinary hearing...

Didier Raoult championed the anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine as a coronavirus treatment at a time when the method was also being touted without evidence by former US Donald Trump and his Brazilian counterpart Jair Bolsonaro.But while seen as a folk h...

 2021-11-05 10:58 

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Japan eases border rules to allow business travellers, students...

From Monday, business visitors fully inoculated with an authorised vaccine will need to quarantine for only three days, down from a minimum of 10 days, the foreign ministry said.Daily cases in the country of 126 million have plunged from record highs of m...

 2021-11-05 10:04 

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Francisco Javier Vera, the 12-yr-old climate activist with a big impact...

The bespectacled school boy has become something of a sensation in his native Colombia, where he has earned a following for his charismatic championing of the environment and human rights.Francisco, who stands just 1.4 metres (4 feet and six inches) tall,...

 2021-11-05 09:54 

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Windies' old guard face axe after World Cup ends with whimper...

A 20-run defeat at the hands of already-eliminated Sri Lanka on Thursday was a third loss in four second-round games for the 2012 and 2016 winners, following an eight-wicket thrashing by South Africa and a six-wicket beating by England.In that game agains...

 2021-11-05 09:54 

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Philippines eases Covid curbs in Manila as cases fall...

All restrictions on the movement of young people aged below 18 years were lifted in the capital, officials announced, and primary schools could reopen soon, pending the approval of President Rodrigo Duterte."This is good news and one that has been hig...

 2021-11-05 09:38 

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Failure to land Emery exposes cracks in Newcastle's lofty ambitions...

Without a win in the Premier League after 10 games and rooted in the relegation zone, six points adrift of safety, questions are already being asked of the club's ambitious new project off the field.Villarreal boss Unai Emery rejected the chance to be...

 2021-11-05 09:32 

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Humans bigger threat than AI, says chess legend Kasparov...

Kasparov has remained fascinated by technology since his famous matches against IBM's Deep Blue computer in the 1990s.When he wasn't busy taking on 10 simultaneous chess opponents at Lisbon's Web Summit this week -- handily beating them all in...

 2021-11-05 09:30 

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5 ways artificial intelligence could shape our lives...

Here are five uses for AI showcased at one of the world's largest technology conferences, which returned to Lisbon this week after the 2020 edition was called off due to the pandemic. - Healthcare - When Iker Casillas learned of a start-up that uses A...

 2021-11-05 09:28 

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Despite oil wealth, poverty fuels despair in south Iraq...

Sajad, 17, who lives in Basra city, says he "has no future" and no present. Like other young people, he says he just survives, a living emblem of the city's maladies.Basra province produces about 70 percent of crude oil in Iraq, itself the sec...

 2021-11-05 08:36 

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Starc is Australia's 'strike weapon', says captain Finch...

Australia demolished Bangladesh by eight wickets on Thursday to move ahead of South Africa on net run-rate and a win in Abu Dhabi on Saturday would keep their semi-final hopes in their own hands.In contrast, West Indies have failed to defend their T20 tit...

 2021-11-05 08:14 

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Indonesia flash floods kill at least eight...

Torrential rains on Thursday unleashed flash floods in Malang and the highland city of Batu, inundating houses with mud and debris, while a wall of water destroyed local bridges.Six people were pulled from the detritus alive, while rescuers found a half d...

 2021-11-05 08:04 

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Chip crunch forces Honda to downgrade profit forecast...

The announcement came as the firm logged a drop in net profit in the July-September quarter, although first-half net profit was buoyed by stronger results seen in the previous three months."The external business environment will remain challenging dur...

 2021-11-05 07:56 

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Beijing shuts roads, playgrounds amid heavy smog after coal spike...

World leaders have gathered in Scotland this week for COP26 negotiations billed as one of the last chances to avert catastrophic climate change, though Chinese President Xi Jinping made a written address instead of attending in person.China -- the world&#...

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