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 2022-01-03 19:42 

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Wolves end Rangnick's honeymoon at Man Utd...

A first home defeat to Wolves in 42 years leaves United still seventh in the Premier League table, four points adrift of the top four.But it was another lacklustre performance that was just as concerning as the result for Rangnick as the Red Devils were t...

 2022-01-03 18:08 

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Belgian Clement appointed Monaco coach...

Former Bayern boss Kovac was fired last week with the Principality side sixth in the table, 17 points behind leaders Paris Saint-Germain.The 2017 Ligue 1 winners were knocked out of this season's Champions League qualifying stages with Kovac in charge...

 2022-01-03 18:06 

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Derby overcome Rooney absence to fight back in Reading draw...

The English second-tier match had been billed as the 'points deduction derby', with Reading docked six points for entering administration and basement club Derby stripped of 21 points in total for entering administration and breaching financial ru...

 2022-01-03 17:58 

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Prince Andrew accuser's Epstein deal released...

The agreement unveiled by a New York court shows that Virginia Giuffre settled her lawsuit against the late disgraced money manager Epstein for $500,000 in 2009.The settlement, which does not mention Andrew directly, contains a provision that claims to pr...

 2022-01-03 17:52 

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Bolsonaro: Brazil's polarizing far-right president...

But the aura of invincibility around the far-right leader has faded as he enters the last year of his term with his popularity at an all-time low, the economy in recession and Brazil hit by one of the world's worst Covid-19 outbreaks.Complications fro...

 2022-01-03 17:40 

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'Amazing' Jansen grabs four as India struggle against South Africa in second Test...

Jansen, 21, took four for 31 as India were bowled out for 202 after winning the toss.South Africa were 35 for one at the close."He's an amazing bowler," said Kagiso Rabada, South Africa's senior bowler, of the newcomer to the fast bowling ...

 2022-01-03 16:16 

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Spurs hit by fresh Covid outbreak ahead of League Cup semis...

Spurs already had an outbreak that affected nine first-team players in December and saw three games called off, but manager Antonio Conte said on Monday there are now another couple of potential cases in the camp.The club are waiting for results of PCR te...

 2022-01-03 16:02 

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Jansen grabs four as India struggle on first day of second Test...

Jansen, 21, a tall left-arm fast bowler, took four for 31 as India were bowled out for 202 after winning the toss.South Africa were 35 for one at the close.Kohli was one of Jansen's five wickets on debut in the first Test in Centurion, which India won...

 2022-01-03 16:00 

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Bowie estate sells songwriting rights to Warner...

Warner Chappell did not reveal financial terms of the agreement, but trade publication Variety said the price tag was upwards of $250 million.The deal includes hundreds of songs spanning Bowie's six-decade career, including "Space Oddity," ...

 2022-01-03 15:48 

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Covid cases halt Canaries-bound cruise for 3,000...

The first passengers to test positive on the German-built AIDAnova were transferred to a bus bound for Lisbon airport before dawn, Lisbon's chief of maritime police Diogo Vieira Branco said. He added the remainder were set to follow by the end of the ...

 2022-01-03 13:46 

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Injuries threaten Leeds' recovery...

Bielsa's men enjoyed a 3-1 victory over the Clarets to move eight points clear of the bottom three but the match at Elland Road saw Tyler Roberts join a lengthy injury list when he limped off shortly before the hour mark with what appeared to be a cal...

 2022-01-03 13:26 

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The costs of Erdogan's fight for Turkey's 'economic independence'...

Analysts attribute the jump of the official reading to 36.1 percent last month to the surging cost of imports, which range from energy to many of the raw materials Turkey's manufacturers turn into exports.Those costs jumped because of a historic colla...

 2022-01-03 13:16 

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Loeb wins stage to reduce Al-Attiyah's Dakar lead...

The 47-year-old timed 3min 28sec faster than Qatar's three-time Dakar victor Nasser al-Attiyah.Loeb remains in second spot overall after his 15th career stage win but having reduced the overall gap between himself and Al-Attiyah to just over nine minu...

 2022-01-03 12:58 

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Stand-in captain Rahul makes 50 for struggling India...

India were 146 for five at tea after Rahul won the toss and decided to bat on a pitch which offered the bowlers high bounce and some sideways movement.Kohli was a late withdrawal because of what Rahul said was an upper back spasm.Rahul, who hit a century ...

 2022-01-03 12:54 

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Benitez looks to Calvert-Lewin to spark Everton revival...

The England striker made his comeback after over four months out with a thigh injury in a 3-2 home defeat by Brighton on Sunday where he missed a penalty.Prior to the game at Goodison Park, new 17 million ($23 million, 20 million euros) left-back Vitaliy ...

 2022-01-03 12:54 

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Oxfam says 'severely' affected by Indian foreign funds ban...

The charity group's local arm said a decision by the country's home ministry meant that from January 1 it was no longer able to receive foreign funding to finance relief work. It comes just a week after India imposed the same restrictions on the M...

 2022-01-03 12:50 

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Brazil's Bolsonaro rushed to hospital with intestinal blockage...

Bolsonaro, 66, was on vacation at the beach in the southern state of Santa Catarina when the pain started, leading to a rushed evacuation to Sao Paulo in the presidential plane.The far-right leader has had a series of health problems since being stabbed i...

 2022-01-03 12:14 

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Strong quake hits off Taiwan's eastern coast...

The United States Geological Survey (USGS) said the quake measured 6.2 in magnitude and hit at a depth of 28 kilometres (17 miles). The epicentre was given in the sea 64 kilometres east of the coastal city of Hualien.Taiwan's fire service said initial...

 2022-01-03 12:08 

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US-led coalition in Iraq targeted 2 years after Soleimani killing...

The incident, which was not claimed by any group, came two years after a US drone strike near the airport killed Iran's revered General Qassem Soleimani and his Iraqi lieutenant."Two fixed-wing suicide drones, or improvised cruise missiles, attemp...

 2022-01-03 11:46 

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Detained Tunisia ex-minister 'refusing food, medication'...

Bhiri, deputy president of the Islamist-inspired Ennahdha party, which President Kais Saied views as an enemy, was arrested by plainclothes officers Friday and his whereabouts were initially unknown.Ennahdha had played a central role in Tunisia politics u...

 2022-01-03 11:42 

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Sudan PM quitting risks return to Bashir-style rule: analysts...

After months of street protests and violent crackdowns that have claimed at least 57 lives, observers fear more bloodshed ahead after premier Abdalla Hamdok stepped down late on Sunday.In his farewell address on national TV, Hamdok said he had tried to pr...

 2022-01-03 11:18 

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Yemen rebels seize vessel in latest escalation...

The coalition, fighting in support of Yemen's internationally recognised government, said the vessel was carrying medical supplies but the rebels said they seized "a military cargo ship with military equipment".The coalition has been fighting ...

 2022-01-03 10:32 

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Kohli-less India lose three wickets before lunch...

India were without captain Virat Kohli, who was a late withdrawal because of what stand-in captain KL Rahul said was an upper back spasm.The tourists, seeking to clinch the series after winning the first Test in Centurion, made a solid start at the Wander...

 2022-01-03 10:14 

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Froome pushes back return due to painful knee...

The 36-year-old Kenya-born British cyclist believes he pushed himself too hard in the early weeks of training as he seeks to improve on an underwhelming debut season last year for Israel Start-Up Nation.Froome, also a two-time Vuelta champion, has failed ...

 2022-01-03 10:06 

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S. Africa parliament blaze under control, suspect charged...

Flames broke out early Sunday in the oldest wing of the Cape Town complex, triggering an inferno that crews battled throughout the day."The fire was brought under control during the night," spokesman Jermaine Carelse said, adding that teams were s...

 2022-01-03 09:28 

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Third Hong Kong news company shutters as media fears grow...

One of the most popular news websites in Hong Kong with more than 800,000 social media followers, CitizenNews is the third media company to stop publishing as Beijing oversees a sweeping crackdown on dissent.The crowdfunded non-partisan platform, founded ...

 2022-01-03 09:18 

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Turkish inflation hits 19-year high in lira crisis...

Consumer prices jumped to 36.1 percent last month from the same period in 2020, up from 21.3 percent in November, according to the Turkish statistics office.The figure is the highest since October 2002 when inflation reached 33.45 percent, before the part...

 2022-01-03 08:34 

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India begins vaccinating teens as Omicron fears rise...

More than 200,000 people around India died in a huge spring Covid wave that overwhelmed hospitals and crematoriums.Health workers have since administered more than 1.4 billion vaccine doses but less than half of India's population is fully inoculated,...

 2022-01-03 08:28 

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Man who crossed border into N. Korea likely former defector to South: Seoul...

The man sparked a search operation by the South Korean military on Saturday when surveillance equipment spotted him crossing an eastern section of the border into the North. They failed to find him.South Korean authorities have yet to identify him, but a ...

 2022-01-03 07:46 

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Second-ranked Sabalenka targets maiden Slam in 2022...

The Belarusian, who has won 10 WTA singles titles, will open her season at this week's Adelaide International, where she is the second seed behind top-ranked Ashleigh Barty.She had never gone past the round of 16 in a Slam until last year, when she re...

 2022-01-03 07:22 

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CES tech fair prepares to draw crowds as Covid surges...

Multiple companies -- including Amazon, BMW and Microsoft -- reduced or canceled their attendance as Covid-19 case numbers broke records, but organizers said safety protocols were in place for thousands of expected attendees.Masks and proof of vaccination...

 2022-01-03 06:38 

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Third Hong Kong news company shutters as media fears grow...

One of the most popular online news outlets in Hong Kong with more than 800,000 social media followers, CitizenNews is the third media outlet to shutter as Beijing oversees a sweeping crackdown on dissent.The crowdfunded non-partisan platform, founded in ...

 2022-01-03 06:30 

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Barty says patience needed on return from four-month hiatus...

Barty is celebrating 102 consecutive weeks at the top of the women's game but after falling in the third round at Flushing Meadows she ended her season because of the pandemic and returned to Australia.The 25-year-old two-time Grand Slam champion said...

 2022-01-03 05:30 

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Ekiden: Revered Japan distance race relays peace message to world...

Now ekiden's greatest modern coach believes it can also become a global event on the Olympic stage -- and even contribute to world peace.Ekiden involves teams of runners covering long-distance relay stages of varying lengths, and have been held in Jap...

 2022-01-03 05:28 

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Hong Kong 'patriots only' lawmakers swear loyalty oath...

In a ceremony laden with symbolism reflecting Hong Kong's new political realities, 90 lawmakers took their oaths in the chamber where the city's traditional emblem had been replaced by China's.The loyalty oaths were overseen by city leader Car...

 2022-01-03 05:28 

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US Defense Secretary Austin contracts Covid-19...

Austin's symptoms were "mild" and he will quarantine at home for the next five days, the Pentagon chief said in a statement.Austin said he is fully vaccinated and boosted, which had "rendered the infection much more mild than it would othe...

 2022-01-03 05:02 

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Will Beijing's 'green Olympics' really be green?...

It is difficult to independently verify Beijing's claims around the Games, which begin on February 4, and environmentalists told AFP they fear a backlash from authorities if they analyse Beijing's green targets.This is what we know:What is China p...

 2022-01-03 04:56 

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Root to assess future after Ashes as Stokes says no wish to be captain...

Root will become his country's longest-serving Test skipper at the fourth Test in Sydney on Wednesday, surpassing predecessor Alastair Cook's 59 matches in charge.But he is under pressure after three consecutive heavy defeats to Australia with som...

 2022-01-03 03:58 

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England look to salvage Ashes pride as Covid hangs over Sydney Test...

Joe Root's men face another difficult clash against a rampant Australia, who crushed them by an innings and 14 runs inside three days in the third Test at Melbourne to retain the Ashes with an unassailable 3-0 lead.It followed heavy defeats in Brisban...

 2022-01-03 03:46 

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Sakkari battles past Zidansek to open WTA season in Adelaide...

The 26-year-old Greek was kept on court for just over two hours before seeing off Zidansek 6-2, 0-6, 6-4. Third seed Sakkari, who broke into the top 10 in November, admitted she had been well below her best as she warms up for the Australian Open later th...

 2022-01-03 03:38 

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Brown scores 50 points as Celtics rally to beat Magic...

Brown scored 21 points in the fourth quarter, helping the Celtics rally from 14 down with 4:20 left in regulation.He opened overtime with his fifth three-pointer of the contest, adding 11 rebounds, four assists and a blocked shot."I was just trying to...

 2022-01-03 03:24 

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Chinese superfan spends thousands on Olympic souvenir obsession...

The Chinese superfan scours the internet for rare souvenirs and snaps selfies several times a week by the countdown clock to the 2022 Winter Games in the capital.Beijing will become the first city to host both the Summer and Winter Olympics when the event...

 2022-01-03 03:04 

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Mominul, Das propel Bangladesh in first New Zealand Test...

The tourists were a healthy 307 for four in reply to New Zealand's 328 at Mount Maunganui.Captain Mominul faced 175 deliveries for his 61 while Das reached 51 off 97 balls on a track favourable for batting under a hot sun and cloudless sky. The pair p...

 2022-01-03 02:54 

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Asian markets get 2022 off to mixed start in thinned trade...

However, investors remain shackled by concerns about a range of issues including the fast-spreading Omicron variant, inflation, the removal of central bank stimulus and geopolitical tensions.While the last few months of 2021 were marked by uncertainty on ...

 2022-01-03 02:48 

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From Ice Prince to Frog Princess: Five to watch at Beijing 2022...

With Tuesday marking one month until the opening ceremony, AFP Sport highlights five stars who could light up the Winter Games.Yuzuru Hanyu (JPN)The 27-year-old "Ice Prince", who is aiming to complete a hat-trick of figure-skating gold medals, had...

 2022-01-03 02:14 

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Man City's 'title to lose' after Chelsea, Liverpool fall on their swords...

City manager Pep Guardiola admitted his side were second best despite coming from behind to beat 10-man Arsenal 2-1 with a 93rd minute winner that secured an 11th consecutive league win.As Guardiola's men have hit their stride, Chelsea and Liverpool h...

 2022-01-03 02:10 

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Troubled Evergrande suspends share trading again...

Drowning in $300 billion in liabilities, the firm has struggled to repay bondholders and investors after becoming ensnared in Beijing's deleveraging crackdown on China's bloated property sector."Trading in the shares of China Evergrande Group ...

 2022-01-03 01:34 

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Singapore economy rebounds from virus-induced recession...

The city-state plunged into its worst economic performance in 2020 as businesses and international borders shut down, choking its trade and tourism economic lifeline.Authorities initially imposed tough measures to restrict movement and gatherings but late...

 2022-01-03 01:18 

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Tesla delivers almost 1 mn cars globally...

The US electric carmaker delivered more than 936,000 cars of all models in 2021, an increase of 87 percent over the previous year, the company said in a statement.Tesla had announced last January that it was aiming to increase deliveries by 50 percent per...

 2022-01-03 01:18 

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Cricket Australia chief latest to get Covid on Ashes tour...

Hockley, who is fully vaccinated, developed mild symptoms and immediately got tested and isolated, with a positive PCR result confirmed."I am isolating at home with my family, who have returned negative results," he said.Hockley has had no direct ...

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