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 2021-11-10 01:34 

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Climate change and fires: Bolivia's forests in peril...

It is a protected area, but San Matias -- which also hosts subsistence farmers, cattle ranches and quartz mines -- burns every year as land is cleared for the next planting season.The practice is legal during May and June, after the rainy season, with eac...

 2021-11-10 01:32 

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Branagh draws on 'other lockdown' of Troubles for Oscar frontrunner 'Belfast'...

The critically acclaimed black-and-white drama -- out Friday -- received its glitzy Los Angeles premiere at the newly minted Academy Museum this week, as its studio Focus Features gears up for a lengthy award season campaign for the movie based on Branagh...

 2021-11-10 00:24 

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APEC ministers say free trade key to pandemic recovery...

Ministers from the 21-nation Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) group met online to discuss their Covid-19 response ahead of a meeting of national leaders on Saturday, including US President Joe Biden and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping.New Zeala...

 2021-11-09 23:58 

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Nobel Prize winning activist Malala gets married...

"Today marks a precious day in my life. Asser (Malik) and I tied the knot to be partners for life," she wrote on Twitter, where she also posted images of herself and her new husband on their wedding day."We celebrated a small nikkah ceremony a...

 2021-11-09 22:46 

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Original Apple computer built by Jobs and Wozniak sells for $400k...

The functioning Apple-1, the great-great-grandfather of today's sleek chrome-and-glass Macbooks, had been expected to fetch up to $600,000 when it went under the hammer in California.The so-called "Chaffey College" Apple-1 is one of only 200 m...

 2021-11-09 22:36 

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Pfizer requests US emergency authorization for Covid booster for adults...

The move follows research published by the companies in late October indicating a third shot is 95.6 percent effective against symptomatic infection, based on clinical trials carried out on 10,000 people.The companies asked the US Food and Drug Administra...

 2021-11-09 21:46 

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Mother who fought for Srebrenica massacre victims dies...

Catic, 78, failed to find the remains of her son, who perished in Europe's worst atrocity since World War II that was deemed a genocide by two international courts.She lost 20 male relatives including her husband and son Nino Catic, the Srebrenica cor...

 2021-11-09 20:52 

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NASA pushes back crewed Moon landing to 2025 or later...

A target of 2024 was set by the administration of former president Donald Trump when it launched the Artemis program.But the program has since faced numerous delays, including in developing the vehicles needed. Last week, NASA won a court case brought by ...

 2021-11-09 20:44 

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Pelosi, AOC tell COP26 'America is back' on climate...

The 20-strong delegation at the UN climate talks included the chairs of key committees in the US House of Representatives, along with junior members such as Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, elected in 2018 in part on a platform of action to confront the threat o...

 2021-11-09 20:00 

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Raducanu stumbles to new early defeat in Linz...

The 18-year-old top seed Raducanu, who is expected to announce Torben Beltz as her new coach, stunned the tennis world in September when she became the first qualifier ever to win a major.Playing in just her third tournament since her Flushing Meadows suc...

 2021-11-09 19:52 

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Brazil legend Formiga to retire from national team...

The iconic midfielder will don the Selecao's yellow-and-green jersey for the last time in a friendly against India on November 25 in the northern city of Manaus, said the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF)."With 233 caps to her name, the 43-ye...

 2021-11-09 19:06 

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Moderna seeks EU approval of Covid vaccine for kids aged 6-11...

The dosage for the two injections administered four weeks apart has been adjusted to 50 micrograms, compared with the 100 micrograms for shot recipients in older age groups."We are pleased to announce the submission of this variation to the EMA," ...

 2021-11-09 18:52 

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Ex-NBA guard Williams to fight former NFL rusher Gore...

The four-round heavyweight bout, a boxing debut for each fighter with a contractual 215-pound limit, will be on the undercard of internet sensation Logan Paul's cruiserweight fight against Tommy Fury, the half-brother of WBC heavyweight champion Tyson...

 2021-11-09 18:46 

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Yorkshire coach suspended over historic tweet...

The club are reeling from a racism scandal that saw chairman Roger Hutton resign last week after sponsors pulled their backing and the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) stripped Headingley of the right to host international matches.Former player Azeem...

 2021-11-09 18:08 

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Immobile out of Italy's World Cup qualifying deciders...

Italy coach Roberto Mancini had picked Lazio forward Immobile, who leads the Serie A scoring charts with 10 goals in 11 appearances, in the Azzurri squad for their final two Group C matches on Friday and Monday.However on Tuesday the Italian Football Fede...

 2021-11-09 17:06 

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Mutual praise from fly-half greats Sexton and Barrett ahead of Test...

This mutual respect, though, will be set aside should 2018 World Player of the Year Sexton face Barrett -- twice World Player of the Year -- in Saturday's one-off Test at Lansdowne Road.Barrett, who brought up his Test century in the whipping of Wales...

 2021-11-09 16:52 

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England agree to play postponed T20Is in Pakistan next year...

Pakistan officials and fans were left fuming after England controversially withdrew their men's and women's teams from T20I series in September, citing "growing dangers in travelling to this region".England, who were due to play those men&...

 2021-11-09 16:52 

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At least 10 missing in Turkey building collapse...

The incident occurred on a busy street in the eastern plains city of Malatya during evening rush hour, as residents packed shops on their way home from work.Witnesses and media reports said the building crumbled during planned repairs that resulted in dam...

 2021-11-09 16:52 

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UAE top diplomat on first Syria visit in over a decade...

The visit is widely seen as a sign of regional efforts to end Assad's diplomatic isolation as Syria grapples with a spiralling economic crisis caused by years of conflict and compounded by a spate of Western sanctions."President Assad received UAE...

 2021-11-09 16:34 

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Hong Kong arrests three for urging voters to cast blank ballots...

Under a sweeping overhaul imposed earlier this year, only those deemed "staunch patriots" are allowed to take part in politics, and anyone standing for public office must be vetted for national security risks.Beijing's decree also sharply redu...

 2021-11-09 16:24 

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UAE top diplomat on first Syria visit in over a decade...

The visit is widely seen as a sign of regional efforts to end Assad's diplomatic isolation as Syria grapples with a spiralling economic crisis caused by years of conflict and compounded by a spate of Western sanctions."President Assad received UAE...

 2021-11-09 16:22 

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COP26 hit: 'Climate stripes' showing 170 years of global warming...

The lined red and blue image, which shows global average temperatures from 1850 to 2020, has been on display at the talks in exhibitions on sustainability, adorned face masks and clothes and even graced the wall of the summit's cafeteria.Professor Ed ...

 2021-11-09 15:20 

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Rashford vows to fight for 'special generation' after royal honour...

Rashford, 24, was recognised for his high-profile campaign to ensure children from under-privileged backgrounds did not go hungry during the coronavirus pandemic.The England international was given an MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) medal ...

 2021-11-09 15:12 

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Chile lower house OKs impeachment trial of President Pinera...

Lawmakers in the Chamber of Deputies gathered the 78 votes required to seek impeachment and advance proceedings to the Senate over Pinera's involvement in the controversial sale of a mining company.The call for the impeachment of Pinera -- who is in t...

 2021-11-09 15:06 

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Tunisian dies after inhaling tear gas at landfill protest...

Abderrazek Lacheheb, 35, died overnight, a medic and a relative said, in the town of Aguereb in the coastal region of Sfax after weeks of demonstrations over a growing waste and public health crisis."Abderrazek Lacheheb was transferred to Aguereb hosp...

 2021-11-09 15:00 

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India turn to 'Hitman' Rohit for new T20 direction...

Known as 'The Hitman' because of his powerful hundreds and six-hitting, India have turned to the quiet man to reverse their Twenty20 fortunes after being eliminated in the World Cup Super 12 stage.With the nation of 1.3 billion people feeling succ...

 2021-11-09 15:00 

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Israel using facial recognition surveillance in Palestinian city...

The programme sees Israeli troops collecting data of Palestinians in the flashpoint city of Hebron. It was first reported by The Washington Post based on soldier testimony given to the Breaking the Silence organisation. Soldiers on patrol equipped with sp...

 2021-11-09 14:52 

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New emissions pledges barely affect global heating: UN...

In its annual Emissions Gap report last month, the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) had said current decarbonisation plans -- known as nationally determined contributions, or NDCs -- put the world on track to warm 2.7C this century. It warned that countrie...

 2021-11-09 14:42 

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Morgan lauds England's 'resilience' ahead of T20 World Cup semi...

In-form opener Jason Roy and pace bowler Tymal Mills are the latest injury pullouts from an England squad that came into the tournament without star men Ben Stokes and Jofra Archer.Roy injured his calf in the team's only loss in the Super 12 stage as ...

 2021-11-09 14:40 

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Rohit Sharma named new T20 captain: Indian cricket board...

The Board of Cricket Control of India tweeted that the 34-year-old opening batsman was "named the T20I Captain for India" as it announced the squad for an upcoming tour by New Zealand.Kohli, who took over T20I captaincy in 2017, had announced his ...

 2021-11-09 14:34 

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UN delays report on Belarus flight rerouting to arrest journalist...

The International Civil Aviation Organization launched in May the "fact-finding investigation" into the forced grounding of the Athens-to-Vilnius flight carrying dissident Belarus journalist Roman Protasevich and his girlfriend Sofia Sapega.The pa...

 2021-11-09 14:30 

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Famine-stricken Madagascar calls for 'climate empathy' at COP26...

A multi-year drought has desiccated farmland across the southern part of the Indian Ocean island known for its rich biodiversity, with no end to the crisis in sight. More than 1.3 million people are severely hungry and tens of thousands are facing famine ...

 2021-11-09 14:20 

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GE to split into three companies in latest restructuring...

It was the latest move by the industrial giant to shore up its fortunes. Hard hit by the 2008 financial crisis, the company has undergone several downsizing and restructuring efforts by multiple CEOs, and incurred massive debt.The Boston-based company sai...

 2021-11-09 13:40 

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France hands back 26 treasures looted from Benin...

Benin President Patrice Talon and Culture Minister Jean-Michel Abimbola travelled to Paris to bring home the artefacts that were snatched by French forces 130 years ago.Talon said he felt "overwhelming emotion" at recovering the objects taken duri...

 2021-11-09 13:30 

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Spain and Italy face decisive dates in World Cup qualifying...

The 10 group winners will secure qualification for football's global showpiece which kicks off on November 21, 2022. The 10 runners-up will get another chance to qualify in play-offs next March.AFP Sport looks at what's up for grabs in the remaini...

 2021-11-09 13:08 

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Harris arrives in Paris to ease France-US tensions...

During her four-day visit -- her third overseas trip in office -- Harris will meet with French President Emmanuel Macron and attend a peace forum with other world leaders. She will also participate in a conference on Libya and join commemorations for the ...

 2021-11-09 13:00 

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Foreign envoys eye 'small window' to end Ethiopia war...

Jeffrey Feltman, US special envoy for the Horn of Africa, returned to Ethiopia for a late-night meeting with his AU counterpart, former Nigerian president Olusegun Obasanjo, the State Department said."We believe there is a small window of opening to w...

 2021-11-09 12:58 

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GE says conglomerate to split into three companies...

The storied Boston-based company said the split will leave the independently run businesses better positioned to "deliver long-term growth and create value" for customers, investors and employees. In a statement, General Electric said it would spi...

 2021-11-09 12:56 

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DR Congo army says rebels driven out after attack in east...

In Geneva, the UN's Refugee Agency said the clashes had triggered an exodus of some 11,000 people into neighbouring Uganda. The military came under fire overnight Sunday in an area around 80 kilometres (50 miles) from Goma, the capital of North Kivu p...

 2021-11-09 12:44 

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South Africa make three changes for Scotland Test...

Full-back Willie le Roux, fly-half Elton Jantjies and lock Franco Mostert have all come into the team that won 23-18 in Cardiff at the start of the world champions' Autumn Nations Series campaign.Le Roux replaces Damian Willemse, who is following conc...

 2021-11-09 12:44 

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France advises against Moderna for under-30s over rare heart risk...

The study from Epi-Phare, an independent medicines safety research group that works closely with the French government, confirmed previous findings -- while noting cases are rare and do not cast doubt on the effectiveness of the shots.It looked at all peo...

 2021-11-09 11:40 

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'In a corner': Germany's unvaccinated defiant as rules tighten...

The new rules are "discriminatory" because they are "pushing the unvaccinated further into a corner," she tells AFP.She won't change her mind about getting inoculated -- she just won't go to restaurants or events anymore."I'...

 2021-11-09 11:38 

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Rolls-Royce launches nuclear reactor business...

The news comes as Britain pushes ahead with large-scale projects, including Hinkley Point C which will be the nation's first new nuclear plant for a generation.Rolls-Royce said it had created a new Small Modular Reactor (SMR) division after clinching ...

 2021-11-09 11:32 

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Six million visited wrapped Arc de Triomphe...

The monument, which towers over the famous Champs Elysees, was covered in 25,000 square metres (270,000 square feet) of silver-blue recyclable polypropylene for three weeks in September and early October.It was the long-held dream of Bulgarian-born Christ...

 2021-11-09 11:16 

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Tuvalu minister films climate speech standing in ocean...

In the video, Simon Kofe tells delegates that "climate change and sea-level rise are deadly and existential risks for Tuvalu and low-lying atoll nations". "We are sinking, but so is everyone else," he said. "And no matter if we feel th...

 2021-11-09 11:10 

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Prolific coach Juergen Grobler turns focus to French success at Paris 2024...

Grobler, 75, who began coaching in communist East Germany before a golden 28-year reign at the helm in Britain, has been recruited by France to deliver success at the 2024 Paris Olympics.His track record is second to none -- his best-known charge, five-ti...

 2021-11-09 11:04 

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Chip maker TSMC, Sony partner on new $7 bn plant in Japan...

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) had announced plans for its first plant in Japan earlier this month, with construction expected to begin next year.But it offered more details in a statement on Tuesday, including that the initial expendit...

 2021-11-09 10:36 

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England v New Zealand T20 World Cup semi-final factfile...

EnglandTop scorer at 2021 T20 World Cup: Jos Buttler - 240Top wicket taker at 2021 T20 World Cup: Adil Rashid - 8Path to semi-finalbt West Indies by 6 wicketsbt Bangladesh by 8 wicketsbt Australia by 8 wicketsbt Sri Lanka by 26 runslost to South Africa by...

 2021-11-09 10:30 

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Japan nurse who murdered patients gets life sentence: media...

During her trial, 34-year-old Ayumi Kuboki admitted to killing the patients in their 70s and 80s five years ago in a case that shocked Japan.She had previously told police she may have killed 20 people over just two months, but later told prosecutors she ...

 2021-11-09 09:44 

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Williamson wary of 'power packed' England in T20 World Cup semi-final...

Both teams have won four games each of their five in the Super 12 stage and fight for a final spot in a game that brings back memories of their dramatic 2019 50-over World Cup final won by England.The Kiwis have since clinched the inaugural world Test cha...

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