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 2022-09-02 09:12 

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North Korea says UN human rights expert is 'US puppet'...

The accusations came as the new rapporteur, Elizabeth Salmon, visited Seoul on her first trip since being appointed to the role last month.Salmon, a Peruvian professor of international law, arrived earlier this week and has held meetings with South Korean...

 2022-09-02 09:02 

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'Memories of war' returned, witness of 1972 Olympics attack recounts...

Langhoff and his teammates were staying just across from the apartment block that Palestinian gunmen stormed into on September 5, 1972, taking the Israeli team hostage.As the day wore on, he witnessed helplessly the terrifying scenes unfolding from his ba...

 2022-09-02 08:18 

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Japan name huge 52-man training squad with eye on Rugby World Cup...

Japan face the All Blacks in Tokyo on October 29 before heading to Europe to take on England at Twickenham and France in Toulouse in November.The 2019 World Cup hosts recently ran France close in two Test matches on home soil but Joseph said he needs to &...

 2022-09-02 08:16 

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'Wrath of God': Israel's response to 1972 Munich massacre...

Ever since the Mossad intelligence service embarked on its Operation "Wrath of God" to hunt down senior militants it blamed for the Munich bloodbath, it has covertly targeted Israel's enemies overseas.Half a century ago next week, Palestinian ...

 2022-09-02 07:00 

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Flood-born: Nothing but mud as mother, infant return to Pakistan home...

Her mother, Hajira Bibi, flits between checking on the 10-day-old girl -- so young she's yet to be named -- and attempting to clean away the ankle-high mud left behind in her home by the floods that forced her family to shelter on the hard shoulder of...

 2022-09-02 06:46 

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Myanmar's Suu Kyi sentenced to three years for electoral fraud: source...

Suu Kyi was "sentenced to three years' imprisonment with hard labour", a source with knowledge of the case said, adding that the Nobel laureate, 77, appeared to be in good health.Detained since a putsch last year, Suu Kyi has already been conv...

 2022-09-02 06:12 

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Chile to vote on overhauling dictatorship-era constitution...

The proposed draft aims to replace the current constitution, written during the Augusto Pinochet dictatorship (1973-1990), that -- despite several successive reforms -- is still considered an obstacle to any fundamental social changes.Education, health ca...

 2022-09-02 05:52 

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Manchester United cult hero Park gets job at top Korean club...

The 41-year-old was last December named a youth coach at Queens Park Rangers in England's second tier and has also worked as a consultant at top K League side Jeonbuk Motors.Jeonbuk said that in his new, elevated role at the club he will help oversee ...

 2022-09-02 05:50 

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Pandas and Trump teach Hong Kong kids about national security crimes...

The TV was surrounded by dozens of stuffed panda toys, which the children were assured they could play with later if they listened attentively.The screening was at Hong Kong's first patriotic education centre, which teaches students about the city'...

 2022-09-02 05:48 

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Amid financial uncertainty, Brazilians prepare to vote...

The 61-year-old marketing analyst is not alone: a majority of Brazilians will be thinking of their own pocketbooks first when they cast ballots in presidential elections next month.According to a Datafolha poll, the economy will be the top issue for 53 pe...

 2022-09-02 05:34 

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Bankrupt Sri Lanka's deposed president 'to return home'...

The 73-year-old fled the island under military guard in July after a huge crowd stormed his official residence, following months of angry public protests blaming him for the island nation's unprecedented economic crisis. He issued his resignation from...

 2022-09-02 05:24 

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Thatcher casts long shadow over UK leadership race...

The spectre of the Conservative party icon has loomed large over the contest, despite her having been ousted from power more than 30 years ago and her death in 2013.Truss' claim to Thatcher's legacy rests on her commitment to massive tax cuts and ...

 2022-09-02 05:22 

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Google's immersive Street View could be glimpse of metaverse...

There was not yet talk of online life moving to virtual worlds when a "far-fetched"; musing by Google co-founder Larry Page prompted Street View, which lets users of the company's free navigation service see imagery of map locations from the pe...

 2022-09-02 05:08 

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Gone in 30 years? The Welsh village in crosshairs of climate change...

Otherwise, like many residents in Fairbourne, northwest Wales, she tries not to worry that rising sea levels are predicted to swamp the village.A decade ago, Fairbourne -- in a stunning but perilous position sandwiched between the Irish Sea, an estuary an...

 2022-09-02 04:56 

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Truss on brink of power as UK Tories finish voting...

The result of the summer-long campaign pitting the foreign secretary against former chancellor Rishi Sunak will be announced on Monday, before Prime Minister Boris Johnson formally tenders his resignation to Queen Elizabeth II the next day.Postal and onli...

 2022-09-02 04:50 

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Naples lays bare fall of Italy's Five Star...

"You know when they come? When there are elections," said the 70-year-old former mechanic, who swore his 2018 vote for the anti-establishment Five Star Movement -- which swept to power four years ago on a wave of support by disillusioned voters --...

 2022-09-02 04:46 

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'No police, no law': anarchy in Palestinian suburb of Jerusalem...

Fifteen minutes later, he was shot dead, another victim of the chaos in his Kufr Aqab neighbourhood, a no-man's land which is increasingly turning into a local version of the Wild West.Located around 10 kilometres (six miles) from the centre of Jerusa...

 2022-09-02 04:44 

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Man arrested for attempted shooting of Argentine VP Kirchner...

Several television channels broadcast footage showing the man pointing a small handgun at the vice president at close range as she was getting out of a car and she ducked as the weapon was aimed.But the gun failed to fire, even though it was loaded, Argen...

 2022-09-02 04:42 

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Nadal overcomes freak racquet injury and Fognini at US Open...

The Spaniard defeated Italy's Fabio Fognini 2-6, 6-4, 6-2, 6-1 but only after suffering a bizarre self-inflicted injury when leading 3-0 in the fourth set.The four-time champion, and holder of a men's record 22 Grand Slam titles, was hurt when his...

 2022-09-02 03:32 

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Munich's Olympic village not 'haunted' 50 years after attack...

When she and her husband found the apartment in 1986, they did not know it would be located in the same building where the terror unfurled."We knew pretty soon afterwards, with the plaque outside the building," she tells AFP, referring to the memo...

 2022-09-02 03:28 

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Germany, Israel mark 50 years since Munich Olympics massacre...

Around 70 relatives of victims will join in next Monday's solemn 50th-anniversary ceremony, Ankie Spitzer, whose husband Andre Spitzer counted among the dead, told AFP. Separately, the Israel Olympic Committee confirmed a delegation at the event.The l...

 2022-09-02 03:20 

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Most Asian markets down as traders focus on US jobs data...

Oil prices rose on fading expectations for an Iran nuclear deal anytime soon, but they remained under severe pressure from a range of issues including the strengthening dollar, Covid lockdowns in China, and worries about a demand-sapping recession.Healthy...

 2022-09-02 03:14 

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Liverpool eye derby delight, Arsenal aim to extend perfect start...

Surprise leaders Arsenal travel to Manchester United aiming to extend the only perfect record in the Premier League this season, while Thomas Tuchel searches for answers to Chelsea's struggles.Liverpool revival gathers paceWhat a difference a week has...

 2022-09-02 03:06 

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US says new Iran response on nuclear deal 'not constructive'...

It is the latest in a back and forth between the adversaries via the European Union, which in August broke a deadlock after a year and a half of slow-moving diplomacy.The European Union put forward on August 8 what it called a final text to restore the 20...

 2022-09-02 02:42 

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NASA readies for Saturday Moon rocket launch attempt...

Liftoff is scheduled for 2:17 pm local time (1817 GMT) from Kennedy Space Center in Florida, with the potential for up to a two-hour delay if necessary.The chance for favorable weather conditions within that window sat at 60 percent Thursday evening. "...

 2022-09-02 01:44 

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Serena and Venus Williams out of US Open doubles...

The Williams sisters -- in what is almost certainly their final outing together as a Grand Slam doubles duo -- slumped to a 7-6 (7/5), 6-4 loss at the Arthur Ashe Stadium.The American pair winners of 14 Grand Slam crowns and three Olympic gold medals -- h...

 2022-09-02 01:38 

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Real Madrid tackle in-form Betis ahead of Champions League opener...

Carlo Ancelotti's side top the table on goal difference above Copa del Rey holders Betis, who like Madrid have won their first three matches of the campaign.Madrid will play at the Santiago Bernabeu for the first time this season on Saturday as renova...

 2022-09-02 01:36 

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McKeon headlines Australia team for swim short-course world titles...

The event, held in a 25-metre pool instead of the usual 50, will take place in Melbourne on December 13-18 after Russia was stripped of hosting rights for invading Ukraine.Also on the 36-strong team are the likes of Mack Horton, Kyle Chalmers and recently...

 2022-09-02 01:10 

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In Louisiana, the first US climate refugees find new safe haven...

"I'm very excited. I can't wait to just move on in," Bourg told AFP. "I've been waiting for this day forever."Bourg is one of about a dozen Native Americans from the Isle de Jean Charles who have been relocated to Schriever, le...

 2022-09-02 01:08 

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Slowdown or not? US job market walking a tight rope...

According to consensus, the unemployment rate for August should fall somewhere around 3.5 percent when official data is released at 8:30 am (1230 GMT).If the estimate turns out to be true, it would be the same rate as July when unemployment first returned...

 2022-09-01 23:42 

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Big-spending Chelsea swoop for Barcelona's Aubameyang...

Backed by Chelsea's new owners, Blues boss Thomas Tuchel has embarked on a frenzied shopping spree that culminated with the deadline-beating swoop for Gabon star Aubameyang.The deal, announced after the window officially shut at 2200 GMT, brings Aubam...

 2022-09-01 23:34 

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Choi, Ciganda and teen Yin share lead at LPGA Dana Open...

World number 421 Yin, a 19-year-old rookie, birdied six of the last 10 holes to grab a share of the lead after 18 holes in the 37th edition of the LPGA stop at Highland Meadows Golf Club in Sylvania, Ohio."For the last month I spent my time on short g...

 2022-09-01 23:24 

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Three dead of mystery pneumonia in Argentina, six others ill...

Nine people in northwestern Tucuman province have come down with a mysterious respiratory illness, including eight medical staff at the private clinic, Tucuman health minister Luis Medina Ruiz told reporters.Three -- two health personnel and now also a pa...

 2022-09-01 23:06 

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British men in 89-year high at US Open...

Seventh seed Cameron Norrie saw off Portugal's Joao Sousa 6-4, 6-4, 7-6 (7/4) while Dan Evans defeated James Duckworth of Australia 6-3, 6-2, 4-6, 6-4.Andy Murray and Jack Draper booked their places in the third round on Wednesday."It9;s nice t...

 2022-09-01 21:58 

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Saints safety Maye arrested on firearm assault charge...

Jefferson Parish Sheriff Joseph Lopinto said Maye was arrested and booked at Jefferson Parish Correctional Center. He was released after posting a $30,000 bond.Maye, 29, spent his first five NFL seasons with the New York Jets before signing a $28.5 millio...

 2022-09-01 21:40 

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Starbucks names outgoing Reckitt leader as next CEO...

Narasimhan, who was most recently chief executive of Anglo-Dutch multinational Reckitt, will relocate to Seattle from London and join Starbucks on October 1, the company said in a news release.Following a stretch working with longtime Starbucks CEO and in...

 2022-09-01 21:16 

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Koopmeiners takes Atalanta top in Serie A...

Atalanta moved to 10 points after four games, level with Roma, but the third goal put the Bergamo team top on goals scored.Torino, who could also have taken over the lead with a big enough win, dominated possession but squandered good chances and stayed s...

 2022-09-01 21:06 

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Sancho sinks Leicester as Man Utd win three in a row...

Sancho netted with a clinical finish in the first half to seal United's third successive Premier League victory.It was a well-timed contribution from Sancho, coming just hours after United officially confirmed their 82 million ($94 million) swoop for ...

 2022-09-01 20:26 

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NBA Jazz trade star guard Mitchell to Cavaliers: reports...

The deal, reported by ESPN and The Athletic, comes two months after the Jazz moved superstar French big man Rudy Gobert to the Minnesota Timberwolves.Cleveland will send Collin Sexton, Finnish 7-foot forward Lauri Markkanen, Ochai Agbaji, a 22-year-old US...

 2022-09-01 20:20 

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Alcaraz into US Open last 32...

World number four Alcaraz, a quarter-finalist in 2021, went through 6-2, 6-1, 7-5 on the back of 46 winners and will next face Jenson Brooksby of the United States.It was the 46th victory of the year for the 19-year-old, tying him with Stefanos Tsitsipas ...

 2022-09-01 20:14 

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Wildfire rages as California bakes under heat dome...

Super Scooper water-spraying aircraft were assisting the attack on the 5,000 acre (2,000 hectare) blaze that took hold of a swath of countryside near Los Angeles in California.Seven firefighters had to be taken to hospital after suffering heat-related inj...

 2022-09-01 20:12 

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Ukraine schools return to sound of war...

But with lessons taking place at home to the background sound of gunfire and shelling, this is no ordinary first day back at school for the nine-year-old Ukrainian.Sitting behind a desk in the middle of her sitting room, "Tonia" adjusts the mobile...

 2022-09-01 19:54 

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Frustrations mount in southern US city without running water...

The city, where 80 percent of the population is Black and poverty is rife, has been experiencing recurring water crises for years. But this week's ordeal plunged Jackson into an emergency, with days of major flooding disrupting the operation of a crit...

 2022-09-01 19:46 

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NFL rusher Robinson will miss four games after being shot...

Putting Robinson on the reserve list keeps him eligible to return later in the campaign but will require him to rest and fully recover.Robinson will miss games against Jacksonville, Detroit, Philadelphia and arch-rival Dallas but be able to return for Was...

 2022-09-01 19:44 

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Mendis, Shanaka put Sri Lanka into Asia Cup Super Four, knock out Bangladesh...

Chasing 184 for victory in a winner-takes-all game, Sri Lanka rode on a key 54-run stand between Mendis (60) and Shanaka (45) before the tail helped achieve their target with four balls to spare in Dubai.Mendis fell after his 37-ball knock and Shanaka was...

 2022-09-01 19:36 

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Belts tightened, but PSG bring quiet transfer deadline day to life in Europe...

Clubs on the continent have once again been far more frugal than their English counterparts over the summer, and instances of continental giants splashing huge sums in the final hours before the window closes are rare, in contrast to the spending habits o...

 2022-09-01 19:28 

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'Job not quite finished,' warns hungry Duplantis...

But the US-born Swede, still just 22, warned ahead of Friday's Diamond League meet in Brussels that motivation was not a problem and that he was "still hungry".Duplantis is currently streets ahead of his rivals, the Olympic champion having vau...

 2022-09-01 18:22 

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Sri Lanka edge Bangladesh by two wickets to reach Asia Cup Super Four...

Chasing 184 for victory in a winner-takes-all game, Sri Lanka rode on a key 54-run stand between Mendis (60) and Shanaka (45) before the tail helped achieve their target with four balls to spare in Dubai.Mendis fell after his 37-ball knock and Shanaka was...

 2022-09-01 18:16 

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Treatment improves cognition in Down Syndrome patients...

However the scientists emphasised the small study did not point towards a cure for the cognitive disorders of people with Down Syndrome and that far more research is needed."The experiment is very satisfactory, even if we remain cautious," said Ne...

 2022-09-01 18:04 

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Wilson set for five-year Broncos deal for $245 mn: reports...

The deal, with $165 million in guaranteed money, ties Wilson to the team for the next seven seasons, according to the NFL Network, ESPN and NFL broadcaster CBS.The Broncos obtained Wilson, 33, from Seattle in a March trade. Wilson sparked the Seahawks to ...

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