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 2021-11-06 15:44 

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Biden hails passage of infrastructure plan as 'monumental step forward'...

Speaking from the White House, he also insisted that both houses of Congress would pass an even bigger social spending package -- the "Build Back Better" plan -- despite infighting between the progressive and moderate wings of his Democratic Party...

 2021-11-06 15:38 

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12 passengers at large after fleeing plane in Spain emergency landing...

The unauthorised exodus followed a passenger apparently being taking ill on a flight from Morocco to Turkey, with the plane forced to stage an emergency landing at Palma de Mallorca, one of Spain's busiest airports."Twelve people have been arreste...

 2021-11-06 15:18 

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Genoa sack Ballardini, Shevchenko set to step in - report...

Genoa, languishing 17th after one win in a dozen games, gave credence to suggestions they were pursuing Shevchenko by officially axing Ballardini.The 57-year-old Ballardini returned to the Italian club for his fourth stint as their manager in December las...

 2021-11-06 15:16 

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Test Centurion Sexton inspires Ireland rout of Japan...

The 36-year-old fly-half drew his second standing ovation of the day when he went over for a try early in the second-half.He converted it provoking a huge grin to spread across his face and eventually left to another standing ovation just after the hour m...

 2021-11-06 15:00 

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Pro-Iran camp in fresh Baghdad demo after deadly clash...

The demonstrations come while Iraq's numerous political parties negotiate to form coalitions and name a new prime minister after the October 10 elections.Preliminary results saw the Conquest (Fatah) Alliance, the political arm of the pro-Iran multi-pa...

 2021-11-06 14:56 

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Biden hails passage of infrastructure plan as 'monumental step forward'...

Speaking from the White House, he also insisted that both houses of Congress would pass a separate and even bigger social spending package -- the "Build Back Better" plan -- despite infighting between the progressive and moderate wings of his Demo...

 2021-11-06 14:54 

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Coles double helps All Blacks past stubborn Italy...

Coles took his tally to 20 tries in 79 Tests against a disciplined Azzurri, who made the visitors work hard until the final quarter in Rome.Flanker Michele Lamaro captained the hosts for the first time in Kiwi Kieran Crowley's maiden game in charge.Ba...

 2021-11-06 14:48 

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Man City outclass crisis-hit Man Utd...

Eric Bailly's own goal and Bernardo Silva's strike on the stroke of half-time was the difference between the sides on the scoreboard.But that did little justice to the chasm between the teams as only a string of stunning saves from David De Gea pr...

 2021-11-06 13:54 

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Ethiopia PM urges 'sacrifices' to save country...

His announcement came a day after nine rebel groups said they would join forces in an alliance built around the Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF), which has been locked in a year-long war against Abiy's government.TPLF representative Berhane...

 2021-11-06 13:50 

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Warner stars as Australia down West Indies to close in on semi-finals...

Chasing 158 for victory, Australia rode on a 124-run second-wicket stand between Warner and Mitchell Marsh to romp home in 16.2 overs in Abu Dhabi and go level with Group 1 leaders England on eight points.Marsh, who hit 53 of 32 balls, got out to Chris Ga...

 2021-11-06 13:12 

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Why is the Western Sahara conflict heating up?...

The killing of three Algerians on a highway through the territory, in what Algiers says was a Moroccan strike, has raised fears of escalation. So what is at stake, and what are the risks?How do things stand?A former Spanish colony with extensive phosphate...

 2021-11-06 12:06 

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India Covid hospital fire kills 11...

The blaze was the latest to hit pandemic wards across India.There were about two dozen patients at the intensive care unit in the hospital in Ahmadnagar district, Maharashtra state, when the fire broke out, officials said. Most of the dead were aged over ...

 2021-11-06 11:28 

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We fear no one at Twenty20 World Cup, says Pakistan's Hafeez...

Pakistan have been unstoppable since their historic 10-wicket win over bitter rivals India at the beginning of the campaign.The 2009 champions have gone on to beat a strong New Zealand side, Afghanistan and Namibia.Pakistan will face the runners-up of Gro...

 2021-11-06 08:30 

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The era of anti-Covid pills begins...

US pharma giants Merck and Pfizer have announced encouraging results for oral drugs, while an anti-depressant has also shown promise in what could open up a new chapter in the fight against the pandemic.What are these treatments ?They are pills taken oral...

 2021-11-06 08:28 

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At least 8 dead after crush at Texas music festival...

Houston fire chief Samuel Pena said the incident began at around 9 pm when "the crowd began to compress towards the front of the stage"."That caused some panic and it started causing some injuries, people began to fall out, become unconscious ...

 2021-11-06 06:10 

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Filming stopped on Black Panther sequel after Letitia Wright injury...

Wright played Shuri in 2018's acclaimed "Black Panther", set in the scientifically advanced but reclusive fictional African nation Wakanda.The movie, which has a predominantly Black cast, became a cultural milestone, grossing $1.3 billion and ...

 2021-11-06 05:36 

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Knicks rally to stun Bucks, Warriors crush Pelicans...

The Knicks outscored the Bucks 94-60 over the final three quarters to snap a two-game losing skid in front of a crowd of 17,300 at the Fiserv Forum."Obviously, you don't want to get down like we did, but we did," Knicks coach Tom Thibodeau sai...

 2021-11-06 03:46 

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Glasgow braces for climate protests on global day of action...

Organisers and police said they expected up to 50,000 people in the streets of the Scottish city as part of about 200 protests worldwide demanding immediate action for communities already hit by the fallout of our heating planet.Delegates from nearly 200 ...

 2021-11-06 02:48 

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Barcelona hail return of 'absolute legend' Xavi as coach...

The Spaniard left Camp Nou to play for Al Sadd in 2015, after making 767 appearances for the Catalan club, which included winning eight La Liga titles and four Champions Leagues."It's time to come home. Welcome, Xavi," Barca tweeted. "It w...

 2021-11-06 02:04 

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China ruling party plenary to further cement Xi's grip on power...

From Monday to Thursday, some 400 members of the Communist Party's all-powerful Central Committee gather in Beijing behind closed doors.The only such meeting this year paves the way to its 20th party congress next autumn -- at which Xi is widely expec...

 2021-11-06 01:54 

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Fear stalks Rohingya refugee camps after murders...

In the weeks since the murder, a senior member of the now-shellshocked volunteer group that Ullah headed has received phone calls telling him he'll be next. And he's not alone."They can hunt you down the way they have brazenly shot dead our le...

 2021-11-06 00:22 

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Husband of UK-Iranian held in Iran vows to keep up hunger strike...

"It's not a stunt. It's not a game, a hunger strike, it's not a light thing," Richard Ratcliffe told AFP on Friday during a vigil held to support his fast, which he started on Sunday, October 24 outside the Foreign Office in London....

 2021-11-06 00:06 

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Wolff stretches PGA Mayakoba lead as Scheffler charges...

The 22-year-old runner-up at the 2020 US Open stood on 13-under 129 after 36 holes at El Camaleon, where he set a course record Thursday with a 61 to lead by two.Wolff, who won his only US PGA title at the 2019 3M Open, contended again at this year's ...

 2021-11-05 23:08 

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US court convicts Chinese intelligence agent of economic espionage...

Xu Yanjun, an official in the Jiangsu province foreign intelligence office of the Ministry of State Security, was found guilty in the Cincinnati court on two counts of conspiring and attempting to commit economic espionage, and three counts related to tra...

 2021-11-05 22:56 

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US mountain search teams crack four-decade-old cold case...

Rudi Moder, who was 27 at the time, set out through the snow covered range, part of the Rocky Mountains, in Colorado, on February 13, 1983. He never returned.His worried roommate raised the alarm a week later, setting in motion a high-altitude search that...

 2021-11-05 22:56 

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French quadruple amputee to swim across world's highest lake...
 2021-11-05 22:52 

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Verstappen dominates Hamilton in Mexico Grand Prix practice...

The Dutch Red Bull driver, who has a 12-point lead over Hamilton in the championship with five races left, clocked a blistering 1min 17.301sec.That was 0.424sec ahead of Valtteri Bottas and 0.509sec faster than Hamilton in the second Mercedes.Red Bull'...

 2021-11-05 22:44 

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Medvedev puts Djokovic number one record hopes on hold...

Djokovic had eased into the last four earlier on Friday, beating American Taylor Fritz 6-4, 6-3, and would have been confirmed as season-ending world number one had Gaston beaten Medvedev.Djokovic has already suffered one crushing disappointment at the ha...

 2021-11-05 22:36 

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US rapper Fetty Wap bailed over drug charges...

The artist also known as William Junior Maxwell II was released on a $500,000 secured bond, the US attorney's office in Brooklyn said in a brief statement.He will be subject to GPS monitoring and random drug testing and was forced to surrender his pas...

 2021-11-05 22:08 

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Southampton defeat deepens Aston Villa slump...

Armstrong had not scored for nine games since netting on his debut on the opening weekend of the season after a 15 million ($20 million) move from Blackburn.But he showed no lack of confidence by blasting the ball into the top corner after just three minu...

 2021-11-05 20:50 

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Amy Winehouse's last concert dress to go under the hammer...

Winehouse wore the green and black bamboo print at a concert in Belgrade in 2011.A month later, on July 23, she was dead from acute alcohol poisoning. She was 27.Her tragic death was the culmination of a lengthy -- and often very public -- struggle with a...

 2021-11-05 20:38 

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Russia face Switzerland in Billie Jean King Cup final...

Both had only played doubles at the tournament so far, but they were the crucial force behind Russia's semi-final win over the United States and Switzerland's trashing of Australia at the rebranded version of the Fed Cup.The 40th-ranked Samsonova,...

 2021-11-05 19:36 

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Drug violence shakes Mexican beach resorts...

"Are they filming a movie?" asks Lukas Smith, a Canadian tourist visiting the town known for its ancient Mayan ruins, turquoise waters and -- more recently -- dance music parties.But the troops and forensic experts working at a restaurant in downt...

 2021-11-05 18:14 

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'Play like this, nobody beats us,' says Jadeja as India stay alive...

KL Rahul smashed 50 off 19 balls as India raced to a target of 86 in 6.3 overs to drastically improve their run-rate in the Super 12 contest in Dubai and keep their semi-final push on track.Jadeja and Mohammed Shami took three wickets each to set up the c...

 2021-11-05 18:02 

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NFL Browns drop star receiver Beckham on 29th birthday...

On Beckham's 29th birthday, Browns general manager Andrew Berry said in a statement the team would release Beckham, who joined the club in 2019 after five seasons with the New York Giants."After careful consideration, internal discussions and conv...

 2021-11-05 18:00 

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Springboks skipper Kolisi wary of 'never go away' Wales...

The Springboks have knocked Wales out of the past two editions of the World Cup, with a 19-16 last-four win in Japan two years ago the prelude to their 32-12 victory against England in the final.But the South Africans' record in the Welsh capital is p...

 2021-11-05 17:50 

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World champion Quartararo dominates Algarve MotoGP practice...

The 22-year-old, France's first world champion in the elite class, clocked a best time of 1min 39.390sec on his Yamaha to edge out Ducati rival Francesco Bagnaia by 0.132sec."For these last two races (with the season-ending Valencia GP next week) ...

 2021-11-05 17:32 

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Israel troops kill teen in West Bank: Palestinian ministry...

It said Mohammed Daadas died in hospital after being shot in the stomach during clashes between Palestinian protesters and Israeli forces in Deir al-Hatab village, east of Nablus.The Israeli military did not immediately comment on the report.Friday, the M...

 2021-11-05 17:22 

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Away from the world, the mangrove fishers of DR Congo...

Buried in mud several metres (around 10 feet) below the surface is their prize: Clams known as bibwati, which are both a delicacy and a lifeline.The men and women divers are members of the Assolongo tribe -- the only community authorised to live in the De...

 2021-11-05 17:18 

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Sleepless Bekele ready for New York Marathon debut...

The 39-year-old Bekele starts as one of the favourites for the 26.2-mile run through the Big Apple, hoping to claim the third major marathon victory of his career after wins in Berlin in 2016 and 2019.The three-time Olympic gold medalist arrives in New Yo...

 2021-11-05 17:14 

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Macron's ex-bodyguard sentenced for assaulting demonstrators...

Alexandre Benalla -- who will not see the inside of a prison after the court suspended two of the three years and ordered him to wear an electronic bracelet for one year -- was also convicted of faking documents and illegally carrying a firearm.Macron, wh...

 2021-11-05 17:04 

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New Zealand PM says trade won't trump China rights concerns...

Ardern's government is accused of going easy on China's much-questioned humanitarian record, prompting some commentators to label Wellington a "weak link" in the US-led Five Eyes security alliance.But the New Zealand leader rejected sugges...

 2021-11-05 17:02 

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New Zealand's Ardern says Glasgow 'make or break' for climate...

The New Zealand leader called for the UN-brokered talks to result in immediate and meaningful action, adding "we're definitely at a point now where it's moved beyond targets"."Glasgow is critical and I think everyone has recognised thi...

 2021-11-05 16:48 

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Rahul blitz keeps India alive with crushing win at T20 World Cup...

Ravindra Jadeja and Mohammed Shami took three wickets each to help bowl out Scotland for 85 in 17.4 overs after India put the opposition into bat in the Super 12 contest in Dubai.Rahul and Rohit Sharma, who hit 30, then took the Scotland bowling apart as ...

 2021-11-05 16:42 

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Spurs' football must match off-field vision, says Conte...

The Italian, who has won league titles with Juventus, Chelsea and Inter Milan, was appointed Spurs' fourth manager in two years on Tuesday.Tottenham, ninth in the Premier League ahead of Sunday's trip to Everton, have gone backwards since moving i...

 2021-11-05 16:38 

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Brazil raises $8.4 bn in 5G tender...

The final result -- 46.8 billion reais ($8.4 billion) -- came in just shy of the $9 billion the government had forecast.Faria heralded it as a success.The result "beat all expectations," he told a news conference at the close of the two-day auctio...

 2021-11-05 15:46 

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Jadeja and Shami help India skittle out Scotland for 85...

Indian bowlers rattled the Scotland batting after skipper Virat Kohli, on his 33rd birthday, won his first toss of the tournament and invited the opposition to bat in Dubai.Pace spearhead Jasprit Bumrah bowled Scotland captain Kyle Coetzer afer the batsma...

 2021-11-05 15:36 

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Blinken vows to solve 'Havana syndrome' mystery...

Seeking to assure concerned US diplomats that the government was taking the puzzling affliction seriously, Blinken named two senior figures to lead the State Department's response.Officially called anomalous health incidents (AHI), cases of Havana syn...

 2021-11-05 15:28 

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Iraqi security forces clash with pro-Iran protesters: AFP...

The political arm of the pro-Iran Hashed al-Shaabi paramilitary network saw its share of parliamentary seats decline substantially in the election, which the group's supporters have denounced as "fraud."Demonstrators from groups loyal to the H...

 2021-11-05 15:16 

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Firmino faces 'more than four weeks out' with hamstring injury...

The Brazil forward lasted just over half an hour as a substitute during the 2-0 win at Anfield before he was forced off and is not expected back immediately after the upcoming international break."Losing Bobby Firmino is a blow," Klopp told report...

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