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 2022-07-13 20:58 

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No place for Russian 'killers' in athletics, says Ukraine's Mahuchikh...

But that all changed, according to the Ukrainian, when Russia invaded her country in a ongoing conflict that shows no sign of letting up.Mahuchikh offered no solace for the absent Lasitskene at the World Athletics championships in Eugene, Oregon, saying t...

 2022-07-13 20:28 

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New York stresses monkeypox vaccine 'urgency' as cases rise...

America's biggest metropolis has recorded 336 infections but that is unlikely to reflect the true numbers, according to the city's department of health.Official cases rose from 267 on Tuesday, up from 223 the day before.Anyone can get and spread m...

 2022-07-13 19:40 

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Remains of 8,000 Nazi war victims found in Poland...

The institute, which investigates crimes committed during the Nazi occupation of Poland and the communist era, said the remains were unearthed near the Soldau concentration camp, now known as Dzialdowo, north of Warsaw.Nazi Germany built the camp when it ...

 2022-07-13 19:16 

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Twitter shares up after hedge fund bets against Musk...

Stocks in the social media platform, which sued Tuesday to force the mercurial billionaire to stick to the deal, were up around eight percent in trading.The hedge fund, Hindenburg Research, took a "significant"; stake in Twitter, but one which is b...

 2022-07-13 19:10 

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Race to find Brazil Amazon species before they disappear...

"The rate of destruction is faster than the rate of discovery," says botanist Francisco Farronay, of the National Institute of Amazonian Research (INPA), as he cuts into the bark of an enormous tree and smells its insides."It is a race against...

 2022-07-13 19:00 

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Blue Jays axe skipper Montoyo...

The club confirmed Montoyo's departure in a brief statement on Twitter, revealing that bench coach John Schneider would take over for the remainder of the season."The Toronto Blue Jays have today relieved Charlie Montoyo of his duties as manager,&...

 2022-07-13 18:46 

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Sweden strike late to break Swiss resistance...

Ranked second in the world, Sweden were among the pre-tournament favourites but have so far struggled to hit top gear in England so far.After a 1-1 draw to open their campaign against defending champions the Netherlands, the Olympic silver medallists were...

 2022-07-13 17:14 

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Spain sounds high alert for scorching heatwave...

France and Portugal have also seen scorching temperatures this week, and forest fires have broken out in all three countries. Spain's state meteorological agency Aemet said some regions were "suffocating";, especially the worst affected Andalus...

 2022-07-13 17:02 

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Slain Palestinian reporter's family 'outraged' as Biden arrives in Israel...

Lina Abu Akleh watched on television from her home in Israeli-annexed east Jerusalem as Air Force One touched down near Tel Aviv, just over two months after her aunt, a veteran Al Jazeera correspondent, was shot in the head while covering an Israeli army ...

 2022-07-13 16:46 

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Sterling becomes first signing of Chelsea's new era...

The 27-year-old forward signed a five year contract for a fee reported to be 50 million ($59 million)."England star Raheem Sterling has joined Chelsea from Manchester City on a five-year contract," said the buying club in a statement on their webs...

 2022-07-13 16:44 

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Mexico declares drought emergency...

The steps are designed to deal with the effects of a "severe, extreme or exceptional" drought, the national water authority Conagua said in a statement Tuesday.Among the measures, holders of water concessions for agricultural or industrial use can...

 2022-07-13 16:34 

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Bangladesh bundle out West Indies for 108 in 2nd ODI...

Off-spinner Mehidy Hasan Miraz led the rout with figures of four for 29 while left-arm slow bowler Nasum Ahmed claimed three for 19 as the home side's batsmen once again appeared all at sea on a pitch which offered considerable assistance to the spinn...

 2022-07-13 16:30 

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War in Ukraine: Latest developments...

High-stakes grain talksRussia and Ukraine hold their first direct negotiations since March in a bid to break an impasse over grain exports, without any immediate signs of a breakthrough.Turkey's defence ministry says in a one-sentence statement the Is...

 2022-07-13 15:48 

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Delta results show strong demand but also cost pressures...

The big US carrier reported solid second-quarter operating earnings and said it is on track for "meaningful full year profitability," a markedly better outlook after the bruising pandemic downturn.But the results missed analyst expectations, promp...

 2022-07-13 15:24 

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Vingegaard takes Tour de France lead with sizzling mountain triumph...

Dane Vingegaard, 25, finished 59sec ahead of Colombian climber Nairo Quintana as Frenchman Romain Bardet was third at 1min 10sec atop the Col du Granon, at 2,413m altitudeAn exhausted Pogacar looked broken as he crossed the line seventh, 2min 51sec adrift...

 2022-07-13 15:22 

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Mesut Ozil and Fenerbahce agree to divorce...

"Our club and Mesut Ozil have mutually agreed to end the contract," Fenerbahce announced on Twitter on Wednesday.The 33-year-old midfielder and the club are separating with two years of his deal still to run.He joined the Istanbul side less than a...

 2022-07-13 14:54 

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Biden to 'minimise contact' on Mideast visit due to Covid-19...

Biden, 79, began his first regional visit as president by landing at Ben Gurion airport near the Israeli coastal city of Tel Aviv and he will fly to the Saudi city of Jeddah later this week.But all eyes will be on his interaction with Saudi Crown Prince M...

 2022-07-13 14:40 

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Son and Kane lead 6-3 Spurs romp to delight South Korean fans...

The English Premier League Golden Boot winner Son and Harry Kane, who bagged two goals, both appeared just for the second half as manager Antonio Conte gave his full squad a run out in their first preseason match."Despite the fact that many players on...

 2022-07-13 14:38 

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ESA fully cuts Mars mission ties with Russia, angering Moscow...

The ESA had previously suspended ties on the joint ExoMars mission, which had planned to use Russian rockets to put Europe's Rosalind Franklin rover on the red planet to drill for signs of life, due to Russia's invasion of Ukraine.ESA Director-Gen...

 2022-07-13 14:32 

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Sri Lankan troops stand by as protestors occupy PM's office...

Some of the civilians sang or waved the Sri Lankan flag, with its motif of a golden lion brandishing a sword, after they lobbed back tear gas canisters and pushed past elite commandos on Wednesday to occupy the premises in the capital Colombo.Thousands of...

 2022-07-13 13:42 

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US consumer prices surge to new 40-year high of 9.1%...

Government data released Wednesday showed a sharp, faster-than-expected increase in the consumer price index from the previous month driven by significant increases in gasoline prices.The 9.1 percent CPI spike over the past 12 months to June was the faste...

 2022-07-13 13:40 

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Underdogs Queensland stun NSW 22-12 to win Origin thriller...

An emotional Queensland Maroons, reduced to just 15 fit men after a brutal start to the game that saw them lose two players to concussion in the opening minutes, celebrated wildly at the end in front of 50,000 fans packed into Suncorp Stadium. A flurry of...

 2022-07-13 13:22 

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Liverpool fans' group calls for French government apology...

The kick-off for the match on May 28 was delayed as supporters struggled to get through bottlenecks accessing the ground and were repelled by teargas fired by French police.Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin had pointed the finger of blame at Liverpool fan...

 2022-07-13 12:46 

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Greece's Real daily and radio firebombed: company...

The fire, which began in the early hours, was brought under control after 18 firefighters battled the blaze for two hours with all employees evacuated from the building, the group said. A number of people were taken to hospital with respiratory problems. ...

 2022-07-13 12:14 

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British Open organisers will not ban LIV rebels but could make qualifying tougher...

R&A chief executive Martin Slumbers said in a press conference in St Andrews on the eve of this year's Open that banning members of the LIV series was "not on our agenda" despite stinging criticism of the Saudi-backed tour, which he said was &...

 2022-07-13 12:04 

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Russia and Ukraine try to solve grain crisis in Turkey...

The high-stakes meeting in Istanbul came with Russia's invasion of Ukraine showing no signs of abating and the sides locked in a furious long-range shooting battle that is destroying towns and leaving people with nothing.Ukrainian officials said at le...

 2022-07-13 11:52 

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French enquiry blames organisers for Champions League fiasco...

A fact-finding mission led by two senators was set up after the Liverpool-Real Madrid game on May 28 which was marred by a delayed kick-off, crushes, teargas and street crime. The investigation concluded that the problems were caused by a "string of d...

 2022-07-13 11:50 

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Leeds saviour Raphinha set to join Barcelona...

The 25-year-old will cost the Catalans a reported 55 million euros ($55.3million) -- with a potential 15 million euros in add-ons -- and sign a five year contract. "Barcelona and Leeds United Football Club have reached an agreement in principle for th...

 2022-07-13 11:22 

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Lawsuit filed in US over Beirut blast for $250 mn...

Accountability Now said in a statement that the claim was filed this week in Texas against US-Norwegian geophysical services group TGS.The company owns British firm Spectrum Geo, which a decade ago chartered the Rhosus ship, which was carrying the ammoniu...

 2022-07-13 11:02 

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Champions League final chaos caused by 'dysfunctions', not supporters: French enquiry...

"These dysfunctions were at every level, not only during the implementation (during the game) but also during preparations in advance," the co-chair of the enquiry Laurent Lafon told reporters at a press conference.The "dysfunctions4; inclu...

 2022-07-13 10:44 

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Suzuki confirm early MotoGP departure...

Their current deal with the sport started in 2015 and was due to finish in 2026.In May, the Japanese manufacturer said they wanted to quit MotoGP for financial reasons, which were also cited by the team on Wednesday."Motorcycle racing has always been ...

 2022-07-13 10:38 

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Maestro of Alpine climbing dies aged 99...

"For almost a century you have inspired people all over the world with your unwavering passion for climbing," his sponsor, the Swiss mountain sports company Mammut, said on Instagram."Merci pour tout (Thanks for everything), Marcel. Climb on i...

 2022-07-13 10:26 

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Olympic 100m champion Jacobs to run at world championships...

The 27-year-old will be on the start line for the 100m heats which get underway on Friday, the first day of the world championships in Eugene, Oregon.Jacobs kicked off the season with world 60m indoor gold in Belgrade, but a thigh injury in mid-May has di...

 2022-07-13 10:24 

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Pacific looks to international court for help on climate...

The Pacific nation of Vanuatu is spearheading a campaign to ask the Hague-based tribunal "to protect the rights of present and future generations against the effects of climate change".Vanuatu's Foreign Minister Marc Ati told AFP on Wednesday ...

 2022-07-13 10:06 

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Rwandan genocide survivor group says French verdict a 'strong' message...

Laurent Bucyibaruta was sentenced Tuesday to 20 years in jail, the highest-ranking Rwandan to have faced trial in France over the massacres in which an estimated 800,000 Tutsis and moderate Hutus died in 100 days of bloodletting."It is a strong indica...

 2022-07-13 09:40 

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Record temperatures in Shanghai as heatwave bakes China...

Swathes of the northern hemisphere have sweltered under extreme heat this week, with France and Britain set to endure soaring temperatures on Wednesday as firefighters in western Europe battle forest blazes.China has also suffered extreme weather this sum...

 2022-07-13 09:38 

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Film fest to frontline: Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov...

But after Moscow's troops invaded his country, the filmmaker -- who spent several years imprisoned in Russia -- put his work on hold and joined the fighting on the frontline."I';ve had several lives and I regret nothing," says the 46-year-o...

 2022-07-13 09:16 

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Africa's fastest man Omanyala is on a sprint mission for Kenya...

The 26-year-old Kenyan is hoping to shine in the 100m at the World Athletics Championships opening this week in Eugene, Oregon.But he was facing a race against time on Wednesday to obtain a US visa to enable him to get to Oregon for the 100m heats on Frid...

 2022-07-13 09:06 

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Supply risks still haunt market despite high oil prices: IEA...

It cautioned that the global economic recovery could be derailed unless governments take measures to reduce consumption and fuel prices that pose a threat to stability in some nations."Without strong policy intervention on energy use, risks remain hig...

 2022-07-13 08:56 

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Sri Lanka's turmoil explained...

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has said he will resign, after months of protests against his government over the worst economic crisis in the nation's history.What happened to the economy?Sri Lanka's vital tourism sector was first hammered by Islami...

 2022-07-13 08:48 

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Mo Farah relieved at UK govt support after shock revelation...

The revelation in a new BBC documentary could have raised questions about Farah's UK citizenship, but the interior ministry said it was taking no action. A spokesman for Prime Minister Boris Johnson said: "He is a sporting hero, he is an inspirati...

 2022-07-13 08:28 

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Enforcer Etzebeth to bring up century of Springbok appearances...

Standing a towering 2.03 metres (6feet 6inches) and weighing 122 kg (19stone 2pounds), the 30-year-old Springbok lock will become the seventh and youngest South African to reach the 100-cap mark.Hailing from a tough neighbourhood, he has a well-earned rep...

 2022-07-13 08:14 

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End of the line for Sri Lanka's 'Terminator' president...

Rajapaksa, one of a clan of four brothers who have dominated the country's politics in recent years, was defence secretary under his brother Mahinda's Rajapaksa's presidency from 2005-15.He denied allegations that at least 40,000 minority Tami...

 2022-07-13 07:32 

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Fukushima operator ex-bosses ordered to pay $95 bn: media...

Four ex-bosses of Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) were ordered to pay the damages in a suit brought by shareholders over the nuclear disaster triggered by a massive tsunami.Plaintiffs emerged from the Tokyo court holding banners reading "sharehol...

 2022-07-13 06:16 

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South Korea vows probe of 2019 North Korean repatriations...

Then-president Moon Jae-in's administration had expelled the men after investigators said the pair murdered 16 crewmates before taking their fishing boat to South Korean waters.The government said at the time that the men -- described by officials as ...

 2022-07-13 04:54 

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Finding fame... and family? AleXa's Korean-American K-pop dream...

The blue-haired 25-year-old who recently won the American Song Contest -- the US version of Eurovision -- told AFP that eating kimchi was one of her few cultural links to her Korean heritage growing up.That is, until AleXa discovered K-pop in 2008. "T...

 2022-07-13 04:54 

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Panama protests continue despite fuel and food price cuts...

The demonstrations, called for by the Central American country's numerous unions, have lasted for two weeks and resulted in some main highways being closed.President Laurentino Cortizo announced Monday that the price of gasoline for private vehicles w...

 2022-07-13 04:02 

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Africa's fastest man Omanyala is on a sprint mission for Kenya...

The 26-year-old heads to the World Athletics Championships aiming to put sprinting on the map in a country where the long-distance runner is king.Omanyala wears two wristbands on his right arm: one, made of black and green beads, bears the numbers 9:85, h...

 2022-07-13 02:40 

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US VP Harris launches Pacific push with new embassies, envoy...

Washington will also appoint its first-ever envoy to the Pacific, Harris said as she pledged $600 million in funding for the region in her address to the Pacific Islands Forum in Fiji.The video-link appearance at the summit was a diplomatic coup for the U...

 2022-07-13 01:26 

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Remote repast: Dining at the world's northernmost Michelin restaurant...

The 30-year-old chef relocated his restaurant KOKS from the Faroe Islands in mid-June, leaving behind his relatively accessible address for Ilimanaq, a hamlet of 50 inhabitants hidden behind icebergs on the 69th parallel north. Housed in a narrow black wo...

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