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 2021-10-15 03:04 

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Anguish and anger after Taiwan building blaze kills 46...

Taiwanese residents voiced anguish and outrage on Friday after 46 people perished in an inferno that tore through a dilapidated housing block as investigators searched for what sparked the island's deadliest fire in decades.The blaze is the latest tra...

 2021-10-15 02:40 

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For one week only, Oman centre-stage at T20 World Cup...

It's a far cry from Lord's, the MCG and Eden Gardens, but the modest Al Amerat ground, 15km to the south-east of the Omani capital of Muscat, will on Sunday briefly become the beating heart of international cricket as the T20 World Cup gets underw...

 2021-10-15 02:34 

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Asian deer's comeback marks rare China conservation success...

An Asian deer's comeback from the brink of extinction marks a rare success for China's conservation efforts, which have long faced criticism for focusing on only a handful of flagship species.Pere David's deer were on the verge of disappearing...

 2021-10-15 02:30 

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Biden signs debt increase bill into law...

US President Joe Biden signed into law Thursday a bill to lift the nation's borrowing authority, averting the threat of a first-ever debt default -- but only for a few weeks.On Tuesday the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives voted along par...

 2021-10-15 02:12 

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Detention hearing for Norway bow-and-arrow attacker...

A judge in Norway will rule in a custody hearing on Friday for the man who confessed to a deadly bow-and-arrow attack that police have said was probably an act of terror.Emotions were still running high in Kongsberg, a quiet town in southeastern Norway, w...

 2021-10-15 01:42 

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Sydney to scrap hotel quarantine for overseas visitors...

Sydney is scrapping mandatory quarantine for overseas travellers from next month, officials said Friday, signalling a faster-than-expected end to tough coronavirus restrictions.Australia's borders have been closed for the last 19 months to prevent the...

 2021-10-15 01:38 

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US port logjam brings early Christmas for importers...

Christmas came early -- June, to be precise -- at the port of Los Angeles, as American importers raced to get ahead of a pandemic-sparked logjam that has snarled global shipping.The port, North America's busiest container terminal, began 24-hour opera...

 2021-10-15 01:38 

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Hard choices loom for finance chiefs and their climate pledges...

In speeches and communiques from top finance officials at the annual meetings of the IMF and World Bank this week, one word was ubiquitous: climate. Leaders of the institutions and government ministers pledged action to meet the global climate goals of ke...

 2021-10-15 01:24 

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Australia's Paine 'devastated' by Pucovski concussion ahead of Ashes...

Australia Test captain Tim Paine said Friday it was "shattering" to learn that batting prodigy Will Pucovski had suffered another concussion, with Marcus Harris now favourite to open with David Warner in the first Ashes Test.The 23-year-old, regar...

 2021-10-15 01:10 

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Jabeur cools of red-hot Kontaveit to reach Indian Wells semi-finals...

Ons Jabeur punched her ticket into the top 10 and advanced to the semi-finals of the WTA Indian Wells with a convincing 7-5, 6-3 victory over Anett Kontaveit on Thursday.Jabeur now has a Tour-leading 48 wins this season as she tries to capture her second ...

 2021-10-15 01:06 

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Undefeated Cardinals to tackle NFL's best rushing attack...

When you are the undefeated Arizona Cardinals and your only visible weakness is stopping the running game, the last National Football League team you want to be facing is the Cleveland Browns.The Browns (3-2) rank first in the league in rushing by a long ...

 2021-10-15 01:04 

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Mexico City prosecutor to press homicide, other criminal charges for metro collapse...

Mexico City's attorney general said Thursday she will press charges of homicide, personal injury and property damage against people and companies linked to the collapse of a section of a metro line in the capital that left 26 dead in May. "This at...

 2021-10-15 01:02 

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Violence threatens Colombian peace accords, UN warns...

The deteriorating security situation in Colombia represents a "considerable challenge" to the country's 2016 peace accords, the United Nations said Thursday at a Security Council meeting.The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) signed...

 2021-10-15 00:18 

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US tycoon gets life in prison for killing of his best friend...

US real estate scion Robert Durst was sentenced Thursday to life in prison with no possibility of parole for the killing of his best friend.Durst, a multi-millionaire who was the subject of an explosive HBO documentary entitled "The Jinx," has alw...

 2021-10-14 23:34 

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US grand jury indicts former pilot of Boeing 737 MAX...

A US federal grand jury on Thursday charged a former Boeing chief test pilot with misleading aviation regulators during the certification process for the 737 MAX, which was involved in two fatal crashes.Mark Forkner, 49, was the lead contact between the a...

 2021-10-14 23:12 

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Pele feeling 'better' following tumor surgery...

Football great Pele said on Thursday he is feeling "better" and joked that he can't wait to get back to playing the beautiful game, just two weeks after leaving hospital following surgery on a colon tumor.The 80-year-old spent a month in a Sao...

 2021-10-14 23:06 

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OAS to ask UN for autopsy on Venezuela dissident who died in jail...

The head of the Organization of American States (OAS) said Thursday he will call on the United Nations to exhume and carry out an autopsy on the body of a prominent Venezuelan dissident who died in custody.General Raul Baduel, who aligned with Venezuela&#...

 2021-10-14 22:38 

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Sea lion colony in Mexico defies declining numbers...

The population of California sea lions is down dramatically due to climate change, but in one natural refuge area off the coast of northwest Mexico, they are doing well and delighting tourists who dare to swim with them.The number of this species of sea l...

 2021-10-14 21:46 

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New cocoa fruit drink to make hot chocolate a has bean...

Forget hot chocolate: a cold drink made from parts of the cacao fruit usually thrown away aims to lure health- and environmentally-conscious consumers.The "Elix" drink unveiled Thursday by Swiss firm Barry Callebaut, the world's largest chocol...

 2021-10-14 21:38 

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Injury-hit South African star Kolbe arrives in Toulon for new start...

Injury-hit South African World Cup winner Cheslin Kolbe arrived in Toulon on Thursday to start a new chapter in his French Top 14 career despite a question mark over when he will actually play his first game.The 27-year-old winger, who has moved on a thre...

 2021-10-14 21:26 

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US experts recommend Moderna booster for older and at-risk groups...

An expert committee on Thursday recommended a booster dose of Moderna's anti-Covid vaccine in the United States for certain at-risk groups, a month after making a similar decision for the Pfizer shot.The opinion submitted by the advisory committee of ...

 2021-10-14 21:26 

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Sotheby's ramps up NFT operations...

Sotheby's auction house launched a dedicated platform for collectors of NFTs Thursday and announced a twice-a-year sale of the digital objects, a sign of its commitment to the craze.A non-fungible token (NFT) is a digital object that can be a drawing,...

 2021-10-14 21:16 

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US Trade Representative signals shift on WTO dispute resolution...

US Trade Representative Katherine Tai on Thursday signaled a shift in Washington's stance on the World Trade Organization's dispute resolution process, saying the US wanted to thaw relations with the global trade body."We all recognize the imp...

 2021-10-14 20:44 

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Italian court stops trial against Egyptians over student's murder...

The trial of four Egyptian security officers in Rome for the brutal killing of Italian student Giulio Regeni five years ago was thrown out by court by judges Thursday, "bitterly" disappointing his family which vowed not to give up on the case.The ...

 2021-10-14 20:02 

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Norrie cruises past Schwartzman in Indian Wells quarter-final...

Cameron Norrie needed just 73 minutes to overpower No. 11 seed Diego Schwartzman 6-0, 6-2 to reach the semi-finals of the ATP Indian Wells Masters on Thursday.Norrie, the 21st seed, has now won three of four career matches against Schwartzman, who was und...

 2021-10-14 20:00 

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French finance minister urges US to end trade acrimony with Europe...

French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire on Thursday called on the United States to put an end to trade rivalries with Europe, stressing that a "strong" France and Europe are in America's interest."My message to the US administration on thes...

 2021-10-14 19:54 

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Four inmates found dead in riot-hit Ecuador prison...

Four inmates were found dead Thursday at the same Ecuadorian prison where 119 prisoners were killed in the country's deadliest inmate riot two weeks ago, the prison authority said.The SNAI national prison service said on Twitter that the deaths were t...

 2021-10-14 19:46 

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Rahm equals worst ever European Tour round as Guerrier leads...

World number one Jon Rahm equalled his worst ever European Tour round to sit 11 shots off the Andalucia Masters lead held by Frenchman Julien Guerrier on Thursday.US Open champion Rahm, playing for the second successive week in front of his home Spanish f...

 2021-10-14 19:44 

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Yunior Garcia: Cuban playwright takes on the government...

Cuba's government has banned a protest planned for November 15, but Yunior Garcia isn't too bothered -- the 39-year-old actor and playwright wants to march for change and freedom, no matter what happens after that.Garcia, his glasses perched on hi...

 2021-10-14 19:20 

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Agnes Tirop: slain 'jewel' in Kenya's athletics crown...

In just a few years, Agnes Tirop established herself as one of the brightest stars in the world of athletics, smashing records and winning medals to become the breadwinner for her vast Kenyan family.But the distance runner's life and dreams were cruel...

 2021-10-14 19:08 

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US Navy says sailors who refuse vaccine will be expelled...

The US Navy said Thursday that personnel who refuse to be vaccinated against Covid-19 will be expelled from the force, ahead of the November 28 deadline for the injection."With Covid-19 vaccines now mandatory for all military members, the Navy has ann...

 2021-10-14 18:40 

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Rugby's men in tights get Lam backing...

Bristol coach and former international forward Pat Lam on Thursday hailed the "common sense decision" to allow rugby players to wear tights or leggings.World Rugby's Law Four, previously only applicable to the women's game, has been extend...

 2021-10-14 18:38 

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Trans Netflix staff plan walkout over Chappelle special...

Transgender Netflix employees are planning a walkout to protest a Dave Chappelle comedy special they say is transphobic as the streamer's content chief again defended the controversial episode, US media reported Thursday.In "The Closer," stand...

 2021-10-14 18:36 

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Tens of thousands rally in Georgia for jailed ex-leader Saakashvili...

Tens of thousands of Georgians flooded onto the streets of the capital Tbilisi Thursday to demand the release of jailed ex-president and opposition leader Mikheil Saakashvili.Chanting Saakashvili's nickname "Misha!" and waving national flags, ...

 2021-10-14 18:26 

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Tunisia president slams overseas 'traitors'...
 2021-10-14 18:26 

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US regulators warn firms over fake online reviews...

Hundreds of companies ranging from Amazon to Google have been warned against resorting to bogus customer reviews, US regulators said, signalling a crackdown on misleading endorsements that have proliferated online. The Federal Trade Commission has sent wa...

 2021-10-14 18:18 

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Nine restaurants win stars as Michelin launches Moscow guide...

French gastronomic bible the Michelin Guide awarded nine Moscow restaurants with its coveted stars on Thursday, unveiling its first lineup of recommended eateries in Russia's up-and-coming food scene.Long derided as a gastronomic wasteland, Russia'...

 2021-10-14 18:10 

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Quicker vaccinations key to pandemic recovery: IMF...

Accelerating the pace of vaccinations worldwide will be key not just to containing the coronavirus pandemic, but also to resolving the speed bumps besetting the global economic recovery, IMF chief Kristalina Georgieva said Thursday.Finance officials gathe...

 2021-10-14 17:30 

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Iran says agreed with EU on Brussels nuclear talks 'in days'...

Iran and the EU agreed Thursday to hold further dialogue in Brussels aimed at resuming talks on a faltering 2015 nuclear deal between the Islamic republic and world powers, Tehran said. The European Union envoy charged with coordinating talks on reviving ...

 2021-10-14 17:22 

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Microsoft shuttering LinkedIn in China as rules tighten...

Microsoft on Thursday said it will shut down career-oriented social network LinkedIn in China, citing a "challenging operating environment" as Beijing tightens control over tech firms.The US-based company will replace LinkedIn in China with an app...

 2021-10-14 17:14 

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Nations vow to combat ransomware at US-led summit...

Over two dozen nations resolved Thursday to battle collectively against the global and escalating threat posed by cyber-extortionists, following a Washington-led anti-ransomware summit.The United States gathered the countries -- with the notable exception...

 2021-10-14 17:08 

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Japanese billionaire Maezawa 'not afraid' ahead of ISS launch...

Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa said Thursday he had no fear ahead of his "dream-come-true" launch to the International Space Station (ISS), a Russian project aimed at boosting its space tourism credentials.The mission is one of several this y...

 2021-10-14 16:52 

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Mbappe takes centre stage for PSG in absence of Messi, Neymar...

Lionel Messi, Neymar and a host of other South American stars are missing for Paris Saint-Germain this weekend but Kylian Mbappe will take centre stage after starring for France in their successful UEFA Nations League campaign.Messi, along with Leandro Pa...

 2021-10-14 16:44 

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Coldplay announce eco-friendly tour with 'kinetic flooring'...

Coldplay outlined plans Thursday for an eco-friendly world tour in which fans will power the shows using "kinetic flooring" and cycles. But frontman Chris Martin admitted to the BBC that they risked criticism from fans, given that they still enjoy...

 2021-10-14 16:44 

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Turkish lira hits record low as Erdogan sacks central bankers...

The Turkish lira sank to a record low against the dollar on Thursday after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan fired three central bank members in an overnight decree.The embattled Turkish currency has lost nearly a fifth of its value so far this year as marke...

 2021-10-14 16:42 

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Nike buys stake in LeBron James media company SpringHill...

US sports equipment giant Nike and video game publisher Epic Games have acquired a "significant"; minority stake in the media and entertainment company founded by basketball star LeBron James, bringing its valuation to $725 million.Other investors ...

 2021-10-14 16:40 

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Macron pulls on boots for charity football game...

French President Emmanuel Macron, who has his eye firmly on the goal of elections next year, donned his football boots and marshalled the midfield at a charity match on Thursday.After a kiss from his wife Brigitte, the 43-year-old was all smiles as he too...

 2021-10-14 16:36 

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Zuma blasts judiciary, backs ANC in first speech after parole...

Ex-president Jacob Zuma on Thursday lashed South Africa's judiciary but urged voters to back the ruling ANC in local elections in his first public address since gaining parole from a prison term last month.Zuma, whose whereabouts are unclear, made an ...

 2021-10-14 16:30 

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US, Greece expand defense ties amid Mediterranean tensions...

Greece on Thursday expanded a defense agreement with the United States days after ratifying a separate deal with France at a time of high tensions with Turkey in the Eastern Mediterranean.The agreement signed in Washington marks a deepening of US relation...

 2021-10-14 16:02 

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TB deaths on the rise again globally due to Covid-19: WHO...

Tuberculosis is on the rise again globally for the first time in a decade, linked to disruptions in access to healthcare because of the Covid pandemic, the World Health Orgnization said on Thursday.The setback has erased years of progress toward tackling ...

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