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 2021-11-08 17:50 

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Hard hit nations demand 'loss and damage' help at COP26...

The country asked for $3 billion to help rebuild infrastructure, secure supplies and handle outbreaks of waterborne diseases. Instead it received a $120 million loan from the International Monetary Fund, and it was many months before more finance arrived....

 2021-11-08 17:42 

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Blinken urges Egypt rights progress in high-level talks...

Blinken welcomed Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry to Washington for a two-day strategic dialogue, after President Joe Biden conditioned part of US aid on efforts over human rights.Blinken called for progress on pre-trial detentions, media freedom and other ...

 2021-11-08 17:40 

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Facebook whistleblower boosts EU push for new tech laws...

The former Facebook engineer leaked a trove of internal documents that have sparked weeks of criticism of the social media giant and a major push worldwide to get tough on big tech.Haugen brought her arguments to key lawmakers in Brussels after giving tes...

 2021-11-08 17:22 

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New Yorkshire chairman praises Rafiq for speaking out on racism...

Pakistan-born Rafiq has accused Yorkshire of failing to deal adequately with racist abuse he suffered while playing for the county, saying he had been driven to thoughts of suicide.Rafiq filed a legal claim against the club for direct discrimination in De...

 2021-11-08 17:16 

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Fed's Quarles to resign, giving Biden another opening to fill...

Quarles had served as the Fed's first vice chair overseeing banking supervision, but his four-year term in that position ended in mid-October. He could have remained on the board as a governor until January 2032.Biden has yet to appoint someone to the...

 2021-11-08 17:14 

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'World's best' Woakes no longer unsung England hero...

Woakes has set the tone with the ball for an England side who face New Zealand in the semi-finals in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday.His two returns of 1-12 helped England defeat both the West Indies, the reigning champions, and Bangladesh, and his 2-23 and 1-25 p...

 2021-11-08 17:14 

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VP Harris seeks to boost US-France ties on Paris trip...

Harris will hold four days of meetings in Paris with French President Emmanuel Macron and other world leaders, delivering remarks at a peace forum and taking part in a multilateral conference on Libya.The schedule includes a one-on-one sit-down with Macro...

 2021-11-08 16:56 

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Astronaut crew prepares to return to Earth...

The Crew-2 mission, which includes two Americans, a Frenchman and one Japanese astronaut, have been living and working on the space lab since April 24, carrying out hundreds of experiments and upgrading the station's solar panels.They are now set to b...

 2021-11-08 16:48 

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Oscar Pistorius could be considered for parole...

The athlete shot dead model Reeva Steenkamp in the early hours of Valentine's Day in 2013 when he fired four times through the door of his bedroom toilet.Pistorius was found guilty of manslaughter in 2014 and sentenced to six years, but the conviction...

 2021-11-08 16:38 

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Top Fed official says US rate hike could come by the end of 2022...

The comments were the clearest signal yet that the Fed is preparing the way for further steps to contain inflation and normalize monetary policy after last week announcing it would begin cutting back its pandemic stimulus."While we are clearly a ways ...

 2021-11-08 16:36 

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Inside the UN headquarters, a treasure trove of art...

The crises that nations deal with inside the centre of international diplomacy are expressed through some of the 400 works, which have been donated by 150 of the 193 member countries."We have an art collection that would be the envy of many museums in...

 2021-11-08 16:08 

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Saudi-owned Newcastle appoint Howe as new manager...

Howe, 43, takes charge of a side languishing second from bottom of the Premier League, five points adrift of safety, and without a win all season.He replaces Steve Bruce, who left the club by "mutual consent" on October 20, two weeks after the Sau...

 2021-11-08 15:58 

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Namibia post 132-8 in Kohli's last game as India T20 skipper...

Neither side can qualify for the semi-finals. Spinners Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin took three wickets each after India elected to field first in the last Super 12 fixture in Dubai.Wiese scored 26 off 25 balls and lifted Namibia from a precario...

 2021-11-08 15:54 

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New Yorkshire chairman praises Rafiq for speaking out on racism...

Pakistan-born Rafiq has accused Yorkshire of failing to deal adequately with racist abuse he suffered while playing for the county, saying he had been driven to thoughts of suicide.The club apologised to the 30-year-old in September but subsequently said ...

 2021-11-08 15:26 

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Most countries 'failed' on climate Paris pledges: Obama...

Obama, who was US leader in 2015 when the landmark accord was struck, said the world needed to "step up" its emissions-cutting pledges and work together to limit global temperature rises. "We have not done nearly enough to address this crisis,...

 2021-11-08 15:24 

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Regeneron says Covid antibody treatment protects for at least 8 months...

The results are "particularly important to those who do not respond to COVID-19 vaccines including people who are immunocompromised," said Myron Cohen, a University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill scientist who is leading a government-sponsored s...

 2021-11-08 15:22 

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Saudi-owned Newcastle appoint Eddie Howe as new manager...

The former Bournemouth boss succeeds Steve Bruce, who left the Premier League club by "mutual consent" on October 20."Newcastle United are delighted to confirm the appointment of Eddie Howe as the club's new head coach on a contract until ...

 2021-11-08 15:06 

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Indian star Kamal Haasan to launch metaverse avatar...

Haasan, who turned 67 on Sunday, said in a statement on his birthday that he was "excited to explore the emerging intersection of the digital and physical world".He added that he planned to auction virtual memorabilia in the form of non-fungible t...

 2021-11-08 15:00 

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Under-fire Johnson skips UK MPs debate on standards system...

MPs are set to hold an emergency debate amid calls for an independent inquiry into the mounting allegations of apparent corruption and inappropriate conduct within the Conservative party and government.It follows outrage at efforts last week to overhaul p...

 2021-11-08 14:56 

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'Proud' Kohli prepares to hand over reins of India T20 team...

Kohli stepped out in Dubai as T20 skipper for one last time against Namibia in an inconsequential group match after they exited the tournament following New Zealand's win on Sunday.The superstar batsman, who had already announced the tournament would ...

 2021-11-08 14:32 

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Hamilton's crown slipping as Verstappen increases pressure...

For the last four seasons and for six of the last seven years, Lewis Hamilton has ruled the track.The only time he failed to win the world title in that time was when he was outsmarted by his Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg in 2016. Otherwise, the Briton h...

 2021-11-08 14:24 

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Israeli Pegasus spyware used on 'banned Palestinian groups'...

The revelations by Frontline Defenders -- backed up by Amnesty International and the University of Toronto's Citizen Lab -- mark the latest development in the widening controversy surrounding six prominent Palestinian groups designated as "terrori...

 2021-11-08 14:20 

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Nigeria takes early steps into international art world...

In front of major players from cinema, fashion and finance, about 30 art galleries from across the African continent -- but also from Paris, London and Barcelona -- showed off their best pieces at the ArtX fair."Nigeria9;s art collectors are not we...

 2021-11-08 14:18 

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Oscar Pistorius could be considered for parole...

The athlete shot dead Reeva Steenkamp in the early hours of Valentine's Day in 2013 when he fired four times through the door of his bedroom toilet.In 2015, Pistorius was found guilty of murder and later sentenced to 13 years in prison.By July this ye...

 2021-11-08 14:14 

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Iraq vote recount shows no 'fraud': electoral commission...

The announcement comes amid tensions in Iraq, whose prime minister escaped unhurt from a drone attack at the weekend and where protesters have camped on the streets to contest election results.The Conquest (Fatah) Alliance, political arm of the powerful H...

 2021-11-08 14:02 

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Afghanistan begins first polio vaccination drive under Taliban rule...

The campaign aims to reach children below five years old, including about four million in areas that were previously inaccessible, Gula Khan Ayub, director for the programme told AFP. Before they swept back to power in August, the Taliban banned polio vac...

 2021-11-08 13:24 

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Princess Charlene back in Monaco after months in S. Africa...

The Zimbabwean-born princess, 43, had been rushed to hospital in Durban, South Africa, in September after collapsing as the result of complications stemming from an ear, nose and throat infection.The operation went "very well", a source said at th...

 2021-11-08 13:16 

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Leader of Ethiopia's Oromo rebels predicts victory 'very soon'...

Jaal Marroo, commander of the Oromo Liberation Army (OLA), warned Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed that pro-government fighters were defecting and the rebels were very close to victory."What I am sure (of) is that it is going to end very soon," Jaal, who...

 2021-11-08 13:00 

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African players in Europe: Zaha stars as he mulls Ivory Coast future...

Zaha was omitted from the national side's squad for World Cup qualifiers this month against Mozambique and Cameroon at his request, saying he was considering his international future.Manchester United defender Eric Bailly, who is in the squad, concede...

 2021-11-08 13:00 

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Xavi unveiled as Barcelona coach to fans at Camp Nou...

Xavi walked out to chants of "Xavi, Xavi" before signing his contract on the pitch, alongside his family and Barca president Joan Laporta."I don't want to get too emotional so I will just tell you one thing -- we are the best club in the w...

 2021-11-08 12:52 

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The weekend in Europe: Woes for Barca and 'Mou' as Nkumku in limelight...

AFP Sport looks at some talking points from around Europe going into the latest international window:Xavi faces big job at BarcaXavi Hernandez is facing up to the size of the task before him at Barcelona after his appointment as the new coach of the Catal...

 2021-11-08 12:48 

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Toxic foam covers India's sacred Yamuna river...

The Yamuna is already one of the most polluted waterways in the country but parts of the river, which courses through the centre of Delhi, were coated in mounds of white foam resembling snowfall.The city government blamed the blight on "heavy sewage a...

 2021-11-08 12:38 

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England opener Roy out of T20 World Cup with injury...

Roy, 31, suffered a calf injury and collapsed to the ground while chasing a quick run in Saturday's 10-run group-stage loss to South Africa.Despite their first defeat of the tournament, Eoin Morgan's side advanced to the semi-finals and Roy will n...

 2021-11-08 12:34 

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Crypto market value tops $3 trillion for first time...

The value has reached $3.007 trillion (2.6 trillion euros), said CoinGecko, which tracks prices of more than 10,000 cryptocurrencies.4;The crypto market is growing at a mind-blowing speed," noted SwissQuote analyst Ipek Ozkardeskaya."A part of ...

 2021-11-08 12:26 

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Arab League urges 'detente' between Lebanon, Gulf states...

"We do not want this situation to continue. We want a breakthrough, a dtente in this relationship," the League's assistant secretary general, Hossam Zaki, said in a press conference from Beirut where he is on an official visit."We hope the...

 2021-11-08 11:40 

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Yemen's Huthis sentence model to five years in prison...

Entisar al-Hammadi, 20, was arrested in February at a checkpoint while on her way to a photo shoot in the capital Sanaa.The Iran-backed Huthis took over Sanaa in 2014 and have been enforcing a morality campaign, particularly against women.Rebel news agenc...

 2021-11-08 11:30 

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New York's in-person art auctions return with world's most expensive collection...

At auction houses Christie's and Sotheby's, the message is the same: the art market is thriving.With sales starting November 15 estimated to bring in more than $1 billion in a week, "this is our largest sale season... since 2015," a record...

 2021-11-08 10:56 

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Countries far apart as climate talks enter final week...

After a week of headline announcements from host Britain on ending deforestation and phasing out coal, experts say the underlying COP26 negotiations have barely progressed. Countries are in Glasgow to work out how to implement the Paris Agreement's go...

 2021-11-08 10:44 

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UK's Johnson under fire as MPs debate standards system...

MPs will hold an emergency afternoon debate amid calls for an independent inquiry into the mounting allegations of apparent corruption and inappropriate conduct within the Conservative party and government.It follows outrage at efforts last week to overha...

 2021-11-08 10:40 

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Leader of Ethiopia's Oromo rebels predicts victory 'very soon'...

Jaal Marroo, commander of the Oromo Liberation Army (OLA), warned Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed that pro-government fighters were defecting and the rebels were very close to victory."What I am sure (of) is that it is going to end very soon," Jaal, who...

 2021-11-08 09:52 

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Australia to tour Pakistan for first time in 24 years...

Australia will play three Tests, as many one-day internationals and a single Twenty20 international."Australia are one of the high-performing sides and them playing in our backyard for the first time after a gap of 24 years will be a special treat for...

 2021-11-08 09:40 

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Nepal recovers bodies of French climbers lost in Himalayas...

The group were attempting to scale Mingbo Eiger, a 6,000-metre (19,700-feet) peak near Mount Everest, and were last heard from via satellite phone at their camp on October 26.Bad weather hampered efforts to find the men and the rescue team said last week ...

 2021-11-08 08:34 

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Cricket legend Dev says India stars put IPL before country...

"When the players prefer to play IPL over playing for the country, what can we say? I believe that every player should feel proud playing for their country," Dev, who led India to a World Cup victory in 1983, told ABP News."I believe that your...

 2021-11-08 08:32 

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Gay Australian footballer 'scared' to play in Qatar...

The 21-year-old, who plays for Adelaide United in Australia's A-League, is the only known gay footballer playing in a top-flight men's league. His announcement last month won plaudits from around the world, including from legendary Swedish forward...

 2021-11-08 08:04 

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Virat Kohli's five memorable knocks in T20 cricket...

Heavyweights India bowed out of the tournament after New Zealand beat Afghanistan to join Pakistan as the two semi-finalists from Group 2.Dubbed 'King' Kohli by the Indian media, the prolific batsman had announced that the marquee event would be h...

 2021-11-08 07:56 

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9 dead after floods in Sri Lanka, southern India...

Nearly half of Sri Lanka's 25 districts have been hit by the deluge, with the worst affected areas in and around the island's tea-growing Central Highlands."Five deaths and two disappearances were reported" across Sri Lanka since the rains...

 2021-11-08 07:28 

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SoftBank posts first quarterly loss in 18 months...

The telecoms-firm-turned-investment giant posted a net loss of 397.9 billion yen ($3.5 billion) in July-September, its first net loss since January-March 2020.That dragged first-half net profit down 80.7 percent on-year to 363.5 billion yen.SoftBank Group...

 2021-11-08 06:36 

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Ukrainians win major eSports title in front of 16,000 crowd...

After the pandemic caused a two-year pause to in-person events, Counter-Strike -- one of the world's most popular competitive video games -- was back in front of a live audience in the Swedish capital.Led by their star player "S1mple", hot fav...

 2021-11-08 06:18 

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Bodies found at Nepal site where French climbers went missing...

The group were attempting to scale Mingbo Eiger, a 6,000-metre (19,700-feet) peak near Mount Everest, and were last heard from via satellite phone from their camp on October 26.Bad weather hampered efforts to find the men and a member of the team trying t...

 2021-11-08 05:22 

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Taliban victory sparks hopes of peace in rural Afghanistan...

The hardliners' takeover of Kabul and the sudden collapse in August of the US-backed regime shocked the world and upended the freedoms of Afghans, which were particularly enjoyed by the urban middle class.But away from major cities, where little of th...

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