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 2022-09-02 18:04 

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Rizwan helps Pakistan enter Asia Cup Super Four with huge win...

Pakistan scored 193-2 in a must-win Twenty20 international with Rizwan (78 not out) and Fakhar Zaman (53) putting on 116 after being invited to bat first on a slow and low Sharjah pitchSpinners Shadab Khan and Mohammad Nawaz then shared seven wickets to b...

 2022-09-02 18:02 

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IAEA chief Rafael Grossi, a diplomat on the frontlines...

After weeks of intensive negotiations to secure the visit, he set off for Zaporizhzhia early on Monday morning.The photo he tweeted announcing his visit could have been a poster for an action film, with 61-year-old Grossi wearing a steely expression in fr...

 2022-09-02 18:00 

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Palestinian killed in West Bank after stabbing Israeli soldier...

"An assailant armed with a knife" approached a military post and stabbed a soldier, the army said in a statement, adding that another soldier opened fire and "neutralised"; the assailant.The Palestinian health ministry said it had been info...

 2022-09-02 17:52 

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Warning of fall virus wave, Biden seeks $22.4 bn more for Covid...

The request comes as the government readies a new fall initiative for Covid-19 vaccine boosters targeting the Omicron variant after US officials recommended Thursday new Pfizer and Moderna shots.Biden's request for more money faces an uncertain fate o...

 2022-09-02 17:46 

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Mickelson 'wholeheartedly' expects LIV golfers at majors...

The 52-year-old American left-hander whose departure from the US PGA Tour helped create the upstart series spoke to Sports Illustrated in an interview published Friday.Mickelson, a three-time Masters champion, won the 2021 PGA Championship at age 50 to be...

 2022-09-02 17:42 

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Glenn Close to preside jury at San Sebastian film festival...

The jury also includes Danish director Tea Lindeburg, Argentine film producer Matias Mosteirin and French filmmaker Antoinette Boulat, they said in a statement.Close, 75, has received eight Oscar nominations and won three Emmys and three Golden Globes.Her...

 2022-09-02 17:40 

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'Man of the hole' dies, last known survivor of Amazon tribe...

Now this man whose very name was unknown is dead, and his passing has made headlines around the world.His life was marked by massacres that left him as the lone survivor of a small tribe attacked by gunmen apparently hired by ranchers seeking to exploit t...

 2022-09-02 17:38 

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Berlusconi joins TikTok in campaign for Italian vote...

"Hi guys, here I am! Welcome to my official TikTok channel!" the former prime minister and billionaire media mogul said in his debut video on the social media network, which is better known for dancing teens and influencers.Filmed in the video sit...

 2022-09-02 17:30 

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Calm Verstappen accepts early setback, but remains unbowed...

But he remained unbowed in his bid to reel off another triumph in his drive to claim a second world championship.The world champion and runaway leader of this year's title race was brought to a halt after only seven laps of the first session and then ...

 2022-09-02 17:26 

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Thousands of Hungarians demonstrate for teacher payhikes...

A crowd estimated at around 8,000 by an AFP photographer urged better conditions for teachers in a solidarity demonstration that was organised by students."Pay our teachers! Without them there is no future!" read one protester's placard, refer...

 2022-09-02 17:04 

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Leclerc and Ferrari gatecrash Verstappen's 'orange army'...

Expecting to celebrate the homecoming of Max Verstappen for the first time since he won the world championship last year, the fans were treated to a Ferrari revival ahead of third-placed Lewis Hamilton in his Mercedes.Red Bull's runaway leader of this...

 2022-09-02 17:02 

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African countries to stand by 1.5C target at climate talkstalks...

The five-day Africa Climate Week, held in the Gabonese capital of Libreville, is one of a series of regional confabs ahead of the COP27 in Sharm el-Sheik, Egypt, from November 6 to 18.The talks "reiterated the need to further accelerate climate action...

 2022-09-02 17:00 

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Webb telescope captures its first image of exoplanet...

Images from the most powerful space telescope ever built have thrilled observers in recent months as it orbits the Sun a million miles (1.6 million kilometers) from Earth.Its latest pioneering pictures show the exoplanet, called HIP 65426 b, is a gas gian...

 2022-09-02 16:42 

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'No Superman' Vettel speaks out on his F1 mental health struggles...

Vettel, who announced in late July he would step down from Formula One at the end of the year, admitted to seeking psychological support and said sport had double standards when it came to health issues of a mental nature. "I have no problem talking a...

 2022-09-02 16:28 

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Pedersen powers away from pack to take Vuelta stage 13...

The 168.4 km run from Ronda to Montilla along flat, winding roads through olive groves ended with an uphill sprint that suited Pedersen, a powerful Dane."We knew the final was super good," said Pedersen, thanking his Trek team-mates for leading hi...

 2022-09-02 16:20 

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Rizwan, Khushdil power Pakistan to 193-2 in must-win Asia Cup T20...

Rizwan and Fakhar Zaman (53) put on a key stand of 116 after Pakistan lost skipper Babar Azam for nine in a match which will decide the final Super Four berth of the six-nation tournament.Khushdil hit five sixes including four in the final over to finish ...

 2022-09-02 16:06 

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Selfridges targets 'circular' sales for almost half its goods...

Selfridges' goal is for 45 percent of transactions to be for so-called "circular" goods and services -- either second-hand, rented, repaired or recycled -- by 2030, it said in a statement.The "Reselfridges4; initiative will form the ...

 2022-09-02 16:04 

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Oil slick from cargo ship off Gibraltar reaches shore...

The head of Gibraltar's government, Fabian Picardo, told Spanish news radio Cadena Ser that a slick from the stricken vessel had reached "parts of the coast of Gibraltar.""But it was a small slick, we don't want there to be any slick, ...

 2022-09-02 16:02 

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Bairstow to miss T20 World Cup and England Test after 'freak' golf accident...

Just hours after being named in England's T20 World Cup squad, Bairstow was forced to withdraw after suffering a possible broken leg when he slipped while walking to a tee box during a round of golf.Bairstow's Yorkshire team-mate Harry Brook is li...

 2022-09-02 15:56 

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Rugby Championship: Five things to know...

A shock-riddled tournament has seen the Pumas concede 41 points to Australia one week and score 48 against them seven days later.The Springboks are not the only team on the back foot with third-placed New Zealand losing at home to Argentina for the first ...

 2022-09-02 15:54 

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PSG, Inter Milan and Juventus among clubs fined by UEFA for FFP breaches...

Qatar-owned French champions PSG were given the biggest fine of 10 million euros ($10m) while Roma, AC Milan, Besiktas, Marseille and Monaco were also punished.The fines were dished out after analysis of the financial years from 2018 to 2022 by UEFA's...

 2022-09-02 15:42 

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Williams looks to extend US Open farewell, Wu eyes upset...

After knocking out world number two Anett Kontaveit on Wednesday, Williams has fans daring to dream of a fairytale 24th Grand Slam title as she prepares to retire from the sport.The 40-year-old tennis icon will crank up the hysteria further on Friday if s...

 2022-09-02 15:38 

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Italian great Parisse delays retirement with World Cup in mind...

Ol' Blue Eyes first retired in 1971 but came back to play another thousand concerts before his voice finally demanded that he rest up in the easy chair. Similarly Argentina-born Parisse, who turns 39 in September, has announced he would retire only to...

 2022-09-02 15:14 

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G7 to implement Russian oil price cap 'urgently'...

The G7 said it was working towards a "broad coalition" of support for the measure but officials in France urged caution, saying a "final" decision could only be taken once all 27 members of the European Union had given their assent.Househo...

 2022-09-02 14:52 

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Usyk seeks unification bout with Fury in 2023...

Plans of a fight had been discussed since 35-year-old Usyk won his rematch against Anthony Joshua last month to retain the IBF, WBA and WBO titles in just his fourth fight in the division."I would really like to see this fight happen next year," U...

 2022-09-02 14:50 

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Four things to know about Kenya's vote dispute...

His 77-year-old opponent Raila Odinga, who lost his fifth stab at the presidency, insists the election results were manipulated and claims to have "enough evidence" to prove his case.With the seven-judge bench set to hand down its decision on Mond...

 2022-09-02 14:48 

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Piastri to drive for McLaren and not Alpine in 2023...

The 21-year-old had been caught up in a fight between Alpine and McLaren with the former claiming Piastri had a contract to drive for them and even announcing him as part of their 2023 line-up.Piastri forced them into an embarrassing u-turn hours afterwar...

 2022-09-02 14:42 

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France launches criminal probe into Pogba extortion claims...

Two investigating magistrates have been appointed to lead the probe, prosecutor Laure Beccuau said in a statement.Based on the findings of a preliminary investigation launched last month it will examine allegations -- for now against persons unknown -- in...

 2022-09-02 14:38 

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Bagnaia hit with three-place grid penalty for San Marino MotoGP...

The 25-year-old Ducati rider was judged to have impeded Alex Marquez during the morning's free practice.A MotoGP statement said Bagnaia was found to have been "riding slow on the racing line, causing a dangerous situation for other riders."No ...

 2022-09-02 14:30 

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Shock, anger after assassination attempt on Argentine VP Kirchner...

Political and labor unions at home called for mass demonstrations countrywide to denounce Thursday's assault against Kircher, who survived because the handgun aimed at her face from very close range failed to go off.The Pope, Latin American leaders an...

 2022-09-02 14:28 

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Climate activists target UK parliament...

"Just before noon today (1100 GMT), a group of around fifty people took nonviolent action at the House of Commons," the group said in a statement. "The parliament action began with three people booked on an official tour of the building, gluin...

 2022-09-02 14:24 

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Hard-hitting heavyweight contender Shavers dies at 78...

The Ring reported that Shavers died on Thursday, the day after his 78th birthday.Shavers was born on August 31, 1944 in Garland Alabama. He was famed for the power of his punch. He won 74 of his 89 fights and 68 of the victories were by a knockout.He turn...

 2022-09-02 14:16 

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Arteta happy with Arsenal's transfer window despite Luiz bid failure...

Arsenal reportedly made a 25 million ($28 million) bid for Luiz before the window closed on Thursday.But Villa rejected the approach, leaving the Gunners unable to add to Arteta's squad after being hit with a sudden rash of injuries."We had a lot ...

 2022-09-02 14:02 

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Russia's Gazprom expected to resume pipeline supplies...

The resumption Saturday of deliveries after the three-day stoppage -- which Gazprom said was needed for repairs -- would bring some short-term relief.But it will do little to ease fears about further supply disruptions as winter approaches.Delivery orders...

 2022-09-02 14:00 

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Tuchel urges Aubameyang to prove Arsenal wrong...

Tuchel completed a 10.3 million (12 million euros) deadline-beating swoop for Aubameyang on Thursday as the Gabon star was reunited with his old boss.Aubameyang scored 79 goals in 95 appearances under Tuchel at Borussia Dortmund, earning a move to Arsenal...

 2022-09-02 13:44 

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War in Ukraine: latest developments...

G7 to 'urgently' impose Russian oil price capG7 members announce plans to urgently implement a price cap on Russian oil imports in an effort to sap the Kremlin of some of its export earnings and funding for the war in Ukraine."We commit to urg...

 2022-09-02 13:38 

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G20 talks end with pledge to accelerate energy transition...

The price of energy has skyrocketed since Moscow launched its military offensive, with many Western countries scrambling to find alternative sources in an attempt to cut ties with Russia.Energy upheavals have put pressure on global efforts to address clim...

 2022-09-02 12:58 

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Israel to get Boeings as part of US military aid: company...

Boeing signed a $927 million contract with the US defense department on Thursday for the four KC-46A aircraft, the manufacturer's Israeli branch said in a statement.The planes, described by Boeing as the world's most advanced air-to-air refuelling...

 2022-09-02 12:54 

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Ten Hag keeps Antony waiting over Man Utd debut decision...

Ten Hag splashed out 82 million ($94 million) to sign Antony from Ajax on Thursday.But the United manager refused to reveal whether the 22-year-old will feature at Old Trafford this weekend. After dismal defeats against Brighton and Brentford to start his...

 2022-09-02 12:50 

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Struggling Roy left out of England's T20 World Cup squad...

Roy had a series of low scores for England throughout the summer and endured a miserable time in The Hundred, averaging 8.5 over six innings for Oval Invincibles and making three ducks.The 32-year-old had previously been an integral part of England's ...

 2022-09-02 12:38 

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Queen Elizabeth II to miss Highland Games event...

The 96-year-old monarch has been dogged by problems walking and standing since last year, forcing her to cancel a series of public engagements.Fears about a flare-up of what royal officials call "episodic mobility problems" have prevented her retu...

 2022-09-02 11:32 

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BBC pays 1.4 million to charity over controversial Diana interview...

A record 22.8 million people watched the "Panorama" interview, in which Diana detailed infidelity in her marriage with heir-to-the-throne Prince Charles.Retired senior judge John Dyson said in an independent report published in May that BBC journa...

 2022-09-02 11:30 

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'It's been difficult': Rodgers frustrated by Leicester's transfer policy...

Thai-owned Leicester sit bottom of the Premier League with just one point after their first five matches.Rodgers' angst at Leicester's plight has been exacerbated by a lack of recruitment during the transfer window, leaving him to admit avoiding r...

 2022-09-02 11:22 

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Timothee Chalamet hungry for blood in Venice...

"Bones and All" reunites the 26-year-old with Italian director Luca Guadagnino following their much-loved gay love story "Call Me By Your Name", which earned Chalamet his first Oscar nomination. But the new film, which is competing at the ...

 2022-09-02 11:18 

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Myanmar junta jails former British envoy for one year...

Vicky Bowman, who served as envoy from 2002 to 2006, was detained last month for failing to declare she was living at an address different from the one listed on her foreigner's registration certificate.Htein Lin, a Myanmar national and prominent arti...

 2022-09-02 10:56 

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Top cleric killed by mosque blast in Afghanistan's Herat...

Images and pictures posted on Twitter showed what appeared to be blood-stained bodies scattered around the compound of Gazargah Mosque in Herat city, and local media said many casualties were feared.Violence has declined since the Taliban returned to powe...

 2022-09-02 10:22 

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Greenpeace drops boulders on UK seabed to curb bottom-trawling fishing...

The environmental campaigners sailed to the western part of the Channel between the UK and France, loaded with the boulders of Portland limestone, each weighing between 500 and 1,400 kilograms (1,100 and 3,100 pounds). The giant rocks were dropped on Thur...

 2022-09-02 10:20 

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Trial opens in France over 2016 Nice truck massacre...

The attacker Mohamed Lahouaiej-Bouhlel, a 31-year-old Tunisian, was shot dead by police following the more than four-minute rampage when he zig-zagged down the seaside embankment of the Promenade des Anglais, destroying lives in his wake.The seven men and...

 2022-09-02 09:36 

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Millions locked down in China's Chengdu over Covid outbreak...

Supermarket shelves were stripped bare this week as locals in the city -- a powerhouse economic hub in China's southwest that is home to 21 million people -- feared a repeat of the months-long lockdown in the eastern megalopolis of Shanghai earlier th...

 2022-09-02 09:20 

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Premier League clubs shatter spending record in 1.9bn spree...

Deloitte's Sports Business Group estimated the gross spending by the 20 English top-flight clubs during the transfer window that ended on Thursday was the highest in the history of the competition.Despite the cost-of-living crisis gripping Britain, Pr...

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