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 2022-05-04 10:12 

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In east Ukraine, the war-weary listen out to stay alive...

"It starts with a whistle and then everything shakes. It's a hail of bombs," the care worker who declined to give her last name tells AFP during a run for groceries in Lyman, a village in the crossfire."Do you hear it, too? We've been ...

 2022-05-04 09:52 

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War in Ukraine: Latest developments...

New EU sanctions, oil ban take shapeEU chief Ursula von der Leyen says the bloc will impose a gradual Russian oil ban, as part of new sanctions to punish Russia for invading Ukraine."We will phase out Russian supply of crude oil within six months and ...

 2022-05-04 09:40 

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Ukrainian supporters rally behind embattled Azov regiment...

For eight years, Sasha has fought with Ukraine's Azov regiment -- a far-right volunteer battalion turned Ukrainian national guard unit renowned for the mettle of its fighters and links to extremists."He chose to defend his country. And no one can ...

 2022-05-04 09:34 

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Comedian Dave Chappelle attacked during LA show: report...

The comedian was performing at the "Netflix Is A Joke" comedy festival at the city's Hollywood Bowl venue when he was attacked, the publication said, citing video footage of the incident shared on social media.The footage showed an unidentifie...

 2022-05-04 08:36 

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Social media threatening press freedom: Nobel laureate...

The situation for media workers around the world at the moment is "bleak", Ressa told AFP in an interview, saying much of the blame lies with the dramatic shift in the way information is distributed.Speaking on the sidelines of an event in Geneva ...

 2022-05-04 08:04 

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40 million more faced acute hunger in 2021: UN...

While experts have warned that Russia's war in Ukraine could cause famine, the FAO said in an annual report that nearly 40 million more people were pushed into "acute food insecurity" in 2021.Among 53 countries facing the problem, the most aff...

 2022-05-04 07:56 

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Costa Rica president-elect says will not ratify environment treaty...

The treaty was the first in the world to contain specific measures to protect the human rights of environmental defenders and Costa Rica had been the driving force behind it.Outgoing President Carlos Alvarado had asked lawmakers to ratify the agreement, b...

 2022-05-04 05:48 

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Pulses race at new erotic Pompeii exhibition...

Archaeologists excavating the city, which was destroyed by the eruption of nearby Vesuvius in 79 AD, were initially startled to discover erotic images everywhere, from garden statues to ceiling frescos.Since those first digs in the 18th-century site, racy...

 2022-05-04 05:46 

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Kerr says Brooks 'broke code' over Payton injury in NBA...

Brooks was tossed from a bruising game two of their NBA playoff series after less than three minutes of the first quarter for an ugly mid-air challenge that flattened Payton as he drove for a basket.Payton, an increasingly influential figure for Golden St...

 2022-05-04 04:58 

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Russian forces press Ukraine offensive as EU weighs oil sanctions...

Three months into the war, Moscow has focused its fresh offensive on Ukraine's east and south, while Western allies continue to provide Kyiv with cash and weapons in a bid to force Russian leader Vladimir Putin to pull back.In one of a series of assau...

 2022-05-04 04:22 

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NZ emergency agency cleared over deadly volcano eruption...

Almost 50 people, mostly Australian tourists, were on the island, also known as Whakaari, when burning ash and steam blasted from a volcanic vent.The eruption killed 22 people and injured 25 more, some of whom were left with horrific injuries.The National...

 2022-05-04 04:18 

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All in the family: Philippine dynasties tighten grip on power...

Elite families have long ruled the poverty-ravaged nation, holding on to positions of power for generations by dishing out favours, buying votes or resorting to violence.Analysts say the system has become more pervasive in the decades since a popular upri...

 2022-05-04 04:14 

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North Korea fires ballistic missile, Seoul says...

The launch was the latest in a string of sanctions-busting North Korean weapons tests so far this year, and came after US and South Korean officials warned Pyongyang was preparing to resume nuclear testing."One ballistic missile fired by North Korea t...

 2022-05-04 02:50 

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Asian markets drift ahead of key Fed rate decision...

With inflation showing little sign of easing from its 40-year highs, the US central bank has set itself on a hawkish course of tightening this year, sending shivers through world markets.The prospect of higher borrowing costs has been compounded by a rang...

 2022-05-04 02:46 

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Forest defender's dad had cardiac arrest before promotion showdown...

The home side won 1-0 on Tuesday to secure a return to the Premier League with substitute Kieffer Moore scoring the only goal of the game in the 83rd minute.Afterwards, former Bournemouth captain Cook, 31, tweeted: "First of all a big congratulations ...

 2022-05-04 02:40 

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Venezuelan migrants say it's 'time to go home'...

"I've done what I had to do in Chile," said the 32-year-old -- one of an estimated six million people to leave Venezuela since 2015, according to the UN refugee agency.During the South American country's eight-year recession, including fou...

 2022-05-04 02:38 

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Adoration turns to anger towards crisis-hit Sri Lanka's ruling clan...

That this could happen in a district where until recently people would jostle for a glimpse of the gilded dynasty is testament to how detested they have become over Sri Lanka's dire economic crisis.Sagara lives in Medamulana, a village in Hambantota w...

 2022-05-04 02:34 

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Worst drought in decades devastates Ethiopia's nomads...

The worst drought to hit the Horn of Africa in decades is pushing 20 million people towards starvation, according to the UN, destroying an age-old way of life and leaving many children suffering from severe malnutrition as it rips families apart.April is ...

 2022-05-04 02:30 

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Boxer battles poverty, misogyny to be Vietnam's first world champion...

The 25-year-old scored an enormous upset over defending champion Etsuko Tada of Japan in October to claim the World Boxing Organisation mini-flyweight belt in just her fifth professional fight.It was a remarkable triumph for an athlete who rose from humbl...

 2022-05-04 02:20 

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Dortmund loanee Knauff becoming Frankfurt'sEuropa League star...

Frankfurt need only a draw at home to West Ham in Thursday's semi-final second leg to reach their first European final in 42 years.Knauff joined on an 18-month loan from Borussia Dortmund in January, shortly after his 20th birthday, and has already sc...

 2022-05-04 02:18 

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Sudan's electric rickshaws cut costs, help environment...

In Sudan, three-wheeler vehicles -- tuk-tuk rickshaws for passengers, and motorbike tricycles with a trailer attached for carrying goods -- have long been a popular and affordable transport. Tens of thousands ply the streets of the capital Khartoum alone....

 2022-05-04 02:04 

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Can pee help feed the world?...

Engineer Fabien Esculier has never forgotten his grandmother's unconventional approach to gardening -- in fact, it has inspired his career. Human urine may seem like a crude way of fertilising plants in the era of industrial agriculture, but as resear...

 2022-05-03 23:22 

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Seattle seek to finish job in CONCACAF Champions League...

A record crowd of 69,000 is expected at Seattle's Lumen Field to see if the Sounders can close out victory, one week after securing a dramatic 2-2 draw in the first leg in Mexico City.No Major League Soccer side has won the tournament since it was rev...

 2022-05-03 23:16 

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Djokovic delivers 'best performance of year' to book Murray clash...

The 20-time major champion ensured he would keep his number one ranking for at least another week by extending his winning record against Monfils with a 6-3, 6-2 victory at the Caja Magica.Djokovic, who entered the contest 17-0 head-to-head against the Fr...

 2022-05-03 23:14 

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Schultz vows new investments as Starbucks aims to head off union push...

Schultz, the longtime architect of Starbucks tapped as interim CEO in March, said the company plans $200 million in additional investments in "our core US business" in 2022."We do not have adequate capacity," said Schultz, outlining new in...

 2022-05-03 22:50 

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Airbnb says record bookings signal travel rebound...

Despite the Omicron surge and a persistent level of infections, Airbnb bookings for lodging and travel "experiences"; topped 102 million in the first three months of this year, setting a new quarterly record, the company said in an earnings release...

 2022-05-03 22:48 

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Families of crash victims challenge Boeing settlement in US court...

Under that agreement, Boeing admitted to having committed fraud in exchange for the Department of Justice dropping some of the proceedings against it over the deadly crashes of Lion Air in Indonesia and Ethiopian Airlines, which killed 346 people total an...

 2022-05-03 22:42 

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Amber Heard has PTSD from partner violence: doctor at Depp trial...

Dawn Hughes, a clinical and forensic psychologist, also said that Depp suffered from "obsessive control" and "obsessive jealousy" issues towards Heard during their "highly volatile" relationship.Hughes was the first witness to take...

 2022-05-03 22:40 

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Williamson to lead New Zealand in England Test series...

An elbow injury sidelined captain Williamson from both of his country's recent home series draws against Bangladesh and South Africa.The world class batsman has not played for New Zealand since November but returned to the crease last week for his Ind...

 2022-05-03 22:18 

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Klopp hails another 'special' final after Liverpool see off Villarreal...

Trailing 2-0 from the first leg of their semi-final, Villarreal sparked hopes of a remarkable turnaround in the return at the Estadio de la Ceramica after Boulaye Dia finished in the third minute and Francis Coquelin headed in another to level the tie at ...

 2022-05-03 21:38 

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Brazil responds to less than 3% of deforestation alerts: study...

MapBiomas, a consortium that uses satellite images to track the destruction of the Amazon rainforest and other regions in Brazil, said it had launched a new platform to cross-check reported deforestation with government records on fines, arrests and other...

 2022-05-03 21:22 

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'Always had hope': US anti-abortion activist eyes historic win...

Like her, opponents of abortion across the country are eyeing a historic win after a leaked draft ruling indicated the court is likely poised to strike down Roe v. Wade, the ruling that enshrined abortion rights nationwide in 1973."We felt in our hear...

 2022-05-03 21:08 

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Liverpool beat Villarreal to reach Champions League final...

Trailing 2-0 from the first leg, Villarreal sparked hopes of a remarkable turnaround in the return at the Estadio de la Ceramica after Boulaye Dia finished in the third minute and Francis Coquelin headed in another to level the tie at 2-2.But Jurgen Klopp...

 2022-05-03 21:06 

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Starbucks profits edge higher despite China weakness...

The coffee giant scored a 12 percent jump in comparable sales in North America, while suffering a 23 percent slide in China amid that country's latest Covid-19 outbreak.Interim Chief Executive Howard Schultz said the chain was ramping up investments i...

 2022-05-03 20:54 

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Survivors of Russian bombings cling on in flattened flats...

She remembers the date because that is when Russian mortar fire blew a hole through her apartment on a central street in the battered north Ukrainian city of Chernigiv. But Sobistiyanska is taking out her boiling anger for her plight on both the Ukrainian...

 2022-05-03 20:44 

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Biden tours anti-tank missile factory, urges billions for Ukraine...

"These weapons touched by the hands, your hands, are in the hands of Ukrainian heroes, making a significant difference," Biden said at the Lockheed Martin facility in Troy, Alabama, which has produced more than 50,000 of the tank-busting rockets i...

 2022-05-03 20:32 

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Tears and relief, as Azovstal evacuees reach safety...

They had survived in tunnels below the steel works in the devastated city of Mariupol among holdout Ukrainian troops, having to pick bomb-shattered glass from their food and hope someone would finally get them out of there. It was aboard a caravan of whit...

 2022-05-03 19:50 

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'Death shadow' dinosaur unearthed in Argentina...

The six-ton giant, the largest megaraptor unearthed to date, fed on smaller dinosaurs that it ripped to shreds with its talons before digging into their intestines, paleontologist Mauro Aranciaga told AFP.It would have been the "apex predator" of ...

 2022-05-03 19:38 

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US judge refuses to toss Johnny Depp defamation suit...

Lawyers for the 36-year-old "Aquaman" actress asked Judge Penney Azcarate to dismiss the suit after Depp's attorneys rested their case following three weeks of testimony in Fairfax County Circuit Court.They claimed Depp had failed to prove he ...

 2022-05-03 19:36 

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Armenia detains 200 protesters as pressure on PM grows...

Protests erupted in Yerevan on Sunday with the opposition demanding Pashinyan's resignation accusing him of plotting to cede to Baku all the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region over which the two countries went to war in 2020.Fresh demonstrations took pl...

 2022-05-03 19:36 

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In eastern Ukraine, a funeral shop becomes a place of refuge...

Several coffins are perched against a wall behind her. As Moscow's forces shell Severodonetsk -- the easternmost town on the frontline of Russia's war against Ukraine -- Boloto has turned the shop into a refuge for herself and her relatives. It is...

 2022-05-03 19:24 

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On both sides of US abortion debate, protesters vow to 'fight'...

Crowds have been gathering in front of the Washington building since the leak of a draft ruling suggesting the court is poised to overturn the nationwide right to an abortion -- something feared or hoped for by those on either side of the hot-button issue...

 2022-05-03 19:04 

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NASA, Boeing say Starliner on track for May 19 launch...

The uncrewed flight, named OFT-2, is a vital step towards certifying the spaceship for eventually carrying passengers, giving NASA a second taxi provider alongside SpaceX.Aerospace giant Boeing, which was awarded a $4.2 billion contract for the purpose in...

 2022-05-03 19:00 

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Activists urge ad boycott if Musk turns Twitter toxic...

The Tesla chief's $44-billion deal to buy the global messaging platform must still get the backing of shareholders and regulators, but he has voiced enthusiasm for dialing back content moderation to a legal minimum and no longer banning people for usi...

 2022-05-03 17:50 

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US begins issuing first visas in Cuba in more than 4 years...

Washington closed its consular services in the Cuban capital in 2017 after US personnel and their families suffered from mystery illnesses subsequently known as "Havana Syndrome."The closure was a huge blow to many Cubans hoping to emigrate to the...

 2022-05-03 17:38 

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Pfizer sees high demand for Covid-19 pill as profits jump...

The US pharmaceutical giant, reporting surging first-quarter profits based on a big jump in revenues from its Covid-19 vaccine, said its Paxlovid treatment for the virus would be a valuable means for governments to limit the severity of outbreaks as they ...

 2022-05-03 17:08 

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Transit and 'torture': Rescued migrants recount Libya horrors...

The countries are brightly coloured in yellow, green, purple and red. Libya however, a common transit country from sub-Saharan Africa into Italy, is black.For many of the migrants, the country evokes painful memories: abuse, torture and trafficking. Libya...

 2022-05-03 17:00 

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Mexico president to visit C.America for migration, development talks...

Lopez Obrador is expected to use the rare foreign trip to promote his vision of regional economic development.The four-day tour will include stops in three of the main countries where migrant caravans originate: Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras.The Mex...

 2022-05-03 16:48 

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Flamingo massacre: Fox kills dozens of birds at US National Zoo...

Birdkeepers arrived early Monday to discover the carnage and spotted a fox inside the flamingo yard, the Smithsonian National Zoo said.Staff "are devastated and mourning the loss of 25 American flamingos and one Northern pintail duck killed by a wild ...

 2022-05-03 16:48 

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Rio to host top tech conference Web Summit...

The iconic Brazilian beach city will host the conference from May 1 to 4, 2023 -- supplementing, not replacing, the annual event currently held in Lisbon, Portugal, said Web Summit chief executive Paddy Cosgrave."We are delighted to bring a brand new ...

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