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 2021-09-22 11:26 

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France's EDF in talks with GE to buy nuclear turbine ops...

French electricity giant EDF is in talks with General Electric to buy its steam turbine business for nuclear plants, the companies confirmed Wednesday, the latest move by the American conglomerate to streamline its operations and cut debt.The discussions ...

 2021-09-22 11:22 

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Murakami library unveiled at author's alma mater in Tokyo...

Haruki Murakami fans can marvel at a vast collection of the Japanese author's novels, scrapbooks and vinyl at a cavernous new library unveiled Wednesday at his old university in Tokyo.Murakami, 72, is one of Japan's most famous writers, whose intr...

 2021-09-22 11:16 

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Volcano lava destroys 320 buildings on Spanish island...

The vast wall of molten lava creeping down the slopes of Spain's La Palma island has destroyed 320 buildings and over 154 hectares of land, Europe's volcano observatory said Wednesday. The property damage figure was twice that given 24 hours ago b...

 2021-09-22 10:58 

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Thousands flee Myanmar town after clashes with junta troops...

Thousands have fled a town in west Myanmar after days of fighting between anti-junta dissidents and the military, during which soldiers bombed civilian homes, residents and local media said Wednesday.Myanmar has been in turmoil since Aung San Suu Kyi'...

 2021-09-22 10:56 

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Afghan girls robotics team design their future in Qatar...

The nine members of an all-girl Afghan robotics team evacuated from Kabul to Qatar have built on their star status and captured hearts since fleeing their homeland.Now back in education and working on their entries for a global robotics competition, the g...

 2021-09-22 10:52 

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MCC adopts gender-neutral 'batter' in re-write of cricket laws...

Marylebone Cricket Club on Wednesday announced an amendment to the laws of the game meaning the gender-neutral term "batter" will be used from now on instead of "batsman".The club, the sole authority on the laws of the game, said the use o...

 2021-09-22 10:48 

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France pulls plug on massive Paris station revamp...

French rail operator SNCF has scrapped plans for a controversial expansion of Europe's busiest train station, the Gare du Nord in Paris, with the government urging Wednesday a "much smaller project" after cost estimates ballooned.The overhaul ...

 2021-09-22 10:40 

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South Africa's lone criminal profiler battles crime tidal wave...

The woman's breasts had been cut off, but her genitals were untouched. An unusual choice for a killer. Even stranger, no blood had spilled at the crime scene. The body must have been moved.It may have been the work of a murderer -- but not a mutilator...

 2021-09-22 09:28 

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What lies beneath: Swiss search for bombs at bottom of Lake Geneva...

The pristine turquoise waters of Lake Geneva may appear serene, but lurking below are piles of bombs, cartridges and possibly even chemical weapons discarded decades ago.Long believed to be safely slumbering beneath thick layers of protective sediment, th...

 2021-09-22 09:04 

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Neflix acquires the whole works of Roald Dahl...

Netflix said Tuesday it has acquired the whole works of acclaimed children's author Roald Dahl, creator of such classics as "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" and "Matilda."The streaming giant said it had bought The Roald Dahl Story C...

 2021-09-22 08:56 

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Australia sets conditions for China joining Pacific pact...

China must end a freeze on contacts with senior Australian politicians if it hopes to join a trans-Pacific trade pact, Canberra's trade minister said Wednesday, setting de facto preconditions for accession.Dan Tehan linked China's bid to join an 1...

 2021-09-22 08:30 

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'This is our homeland': women plead for basic rights in Afghanistan...

As the Taliban increasingly excludes women from public life in Afghanistan, some are determined to speak out despite the threat of retribution from the hardline Islamist group.The Taliban were notorious for their brutally oppressive rule from 1996 to 2001...

 2021-09-22 08:18 

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Gambling group DraftKings bids $22.5 bn for Entain...

UK gambling giant Entain on Wednesday said it had received a takeover bid from US rival DraftKings worth $22.5 billion as online sports betting surges on both sides of the Atlantic.Entain said the offer came after it had rejected a lower figure from Draft...

 2021-09-22 05:38 

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Audiences back in Milan as Italy fashion seeks 'rebirth'...

The taxis and courtesy cars, street style and front row stars are back in Milan Wednesday as fashion week returns with mostly live audiences for the first time in 18 months.Fendi, Prada, Versace, Dolce & Gabbana, Missoni, Ferragamo, Etro -- almost all the...

 2021-09-22 05:28 

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Indigenous Mexicans find little cheer in independence bicentennial...

Two centuries after their country won independence from Spain, indigenous Mexicans like Fidel Flores say that poverty, marginalization and territorial disputes mean there is little reason for them to celebrate.Some even say that indigenous Mexicans suffer...

 2021-09-22 04:42 

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Treats and tradition in Tehran's oldest, tiniest teahouse...

With his trimmed beard, red scarf and bronze-coloured waistcoat, Kazem Mabhutian serves a steady stream of customers in the smallest and oldest teahouse in Tehran, but at 63 years old, he is counting on God to find him a successor.Tucked in an alleyway of...

 2021-09-22 04:08 

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Asian investors soothed by Evergrande bond plan...

Asian investors trod carefully on Wednesday but nerves appeared to be settled by news that troubled Chinese property giant Evergrande had agreed a plan to repay interest on one of its key bonds, for now avoiding a default that many fear could hammer the d...

 2021-09-22 03:52 

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Brazil's health minister tests positive for Covid-19 at UN gathering...

Brazil's Health Minister Marcelo Queiroga tested positive for Covid-19 Tuesday after attending the UN General Assembly in New York that was inaugurated by his president, Jair Bolsonaro, according to an official statement."The other members of the ...

 2021-09-22 03:44 

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Shots in the dark: China sends Covid aid to Myanmar rebels...

Delivering vaccines to Myanmar's junta, but also to rebel groups that are the generals' sworn enemies, China is playing both sides to fight the coronavirus and strengthen its hand in the messy politics of its southern neighbour.Beijing has already...

 2021-09-22 03:42 

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'Joe Ferrari' case lifts lid on Thai police corruption...

A flashy cop with a taste for fast cars falls from grace following the leak of spine-chilling footage of a brutal interrogation gone wrong.Not the plot of a blockbuster thriller, but the vivid reality of a story that has gripped Thailand in recent weeks a...

 2021-09-22 03:26 

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Nigeria, Ghana sprint to join digital currency race...

Nigeria and Ghana are racing to adopt a central bank digital currency as they look to ride the wave of popularity of cryptocurrencies in West Africa's two largest economies.Central banks in both countries have partnered with foreign financial tech com...

 2021-09-22 03:22 

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Evergrande agrees deal to avoid default on key bond: company...

Embattled Chinese housing giant Evergrande said Wednesday it had agreed a deal with domestic bondholders that should allow the conglomerate to avoid default on one of its interest payments.Financial markets have tumbled over fears that the Chinese group c...

 2021-09-22 03:02 

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Carlos the Jackal seeks shorter jail term at French trial...

Carlos the Jackal, who was behind some of the biggest terror attacks of the 1970s and 1980s, will attempt to have one of his three life sentences cut at a trial starting Wednesday in Paris.The 71-year-old Venezuelan militant, whose real name is Ilich Rami...

 2021-09-22 03:00 

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Digital doggies: pet influencers on the rise in Singapore...

Two fluffy white terriers wearing neckerchiefs pant quietly as their owner waves a treat and snaps a photo for the dogs' tens of thousands of Instagram followers.They are among a growing number of pet influencers on social media in Singapore, a trend ...

 2021-09-22 03:00 

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Barbers suffer under Taliban rule as Afghans shun fashion...

Quiffs, mohawks, and crew cuts were hairstyles Nader Shah was accustomed to styling for image-conscious young men in Afghanistan's third-biggest city of Herat.But since the Taliban swept to power in mid-August, Afghans have little cash to spare and fe...

 2021-09-22 03:00 

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No forgiveness for Shining Path leader Abimael Guzman...

Four decades after Shining Path guerillas massacred dozens of their loved ones in the town square, residents of Santiago de Lucanamarca, a remote settlement in the Peruvian Andes, say they cannot forgive the man responsible, Abimael Guzman, who died on Sa...

 2021-09-22 03:00 

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Haitian migrants' tortuous journey ends in Mexico limbo...

After weeks on the road, traversing mountains and jungles, risking assault and drowning, thousands of Haitian migrants hoping to reach the United States have instead found themselves stranded in Mexico.Many embarked on the journey encouraged by family and...

 2021-09-22 03:00 

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Sahara camel race glory brings boy jockey big dreams for his future...

Ten-year-old Moussa will bask in the glory of the weekend camel race in Niger for a long time. Little higher than his victorious charger's knees, the boy fairly flew across the desert to snatch first prize in one of the most prestigious events of the ...

 2021-09-22 02:32 

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'We're desperate': Haitian migrants' hopes fade at US border...

Clinging to ropes, some carrying children on their shoulders, Haitian migrants stranded at the US border cross the Rio Grande back into Mexico in search of food, water or medical treatment.With US authorities deporting planeloads of Haitians back to their...

 2021-09-22 02:28 

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Expelled from US, Haitian migrants return to a country wracked with poverty, crime...

First, they fled to Latin America in hopes of a better life. When that failed, they set off for the United States. Now, expelled by the hundreds from American soil, young Haitians are forced to return to their impoverished homeland that has no means of we...

 2021-09-22 02:24 

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Fed may hint at ending stimulus, but no big moves expected...

Will they or won't they? Markets worldwide will be holding their collective breaths on Wednesday as they await the Federal Reserve's decision on whether it will begin to close the taps on its monetary stimulus.The growing consensus is that the muc...

 2021-09-22 02:20 

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IMF execs meets over charges boss changed data to favor China...

The International Monetary Fund's board of directors met Tuesday over charges that its director, Kristalina Georgieva, pressured staff in 2017 when she was the World Bank CEO to change data in a key ranking report to paint China in a more positive lig...

 2021-09-22 02:06 

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South Sudanese refugees homeless again after Sudan floods...

South Sudanese refugee Dawood Kour fled to Sudan to turn the page on a life of displacement, only to be forced onto the streets once more after floodwaters submerged his rickety shelter. Kour crossed the border in November, fleeing years of conflict in hi...

 2021-09-22 01:48 

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ADB cuts Asia growth forecast on slow Covid vaccine rollout...

The Asian Development Bank warned of "lasting scars" from the coronavirus pandemic as it cut its 2021 growth forecast for developing Asia on slow vaccination rates, surging infections and crippling lockdowns.A shortage of doses, which has hampered...

 2021-09-22 01:36 

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Rare Australia earthquake triggers panic in Melbourne...

A rare quake rattled southeastern Australia early Wednesday, shaking buildings, knocking down walls and sending panicked residents running into the streets of Melbourne.The shallow quake hit east of the country's second-largest city just after 9:00am ...

 2021-09-22 01:12 

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Wild ink top scorer Kaprizov to five-year deal...

Forward Kirill Kaprizov, who was the near unanimous winner of the league's Rookie of the Year Award last season, has re-signed with the Minnesota Wild, the club announced on Tuesday.The five-year, $45 million deal locks up the Calder Memorial Trophy w...

 2021-09-22 00:56 

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Blue Jackets to pass on unvaccinated Rinaldo...

Forward Zac Rinaldo has been barred from attending the Columbus Blue Jackets training camp because of the NHL journeyman's refusal to get the Covid-19 vaccine.The 31-year-old Rinaldo is the second person from the Blue Jacket's organization to have...

 2021-09-21 23:56 

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Los Angeles to open 'Parthenon of film museums,' says Tom Hanks...

Los Angeles is finally getting a museum for movies -- and it's about time, said Tom Hanks, as he welcomed journalists to a special pre-opening event Tuesday.The world capital of filmmaking and home of Hollywood boasts museums for everything from natur...

 2021-09-21 23:18 

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Over-40 Westwood, Garcia could be Ryder Cup danger men...

England's Lee Westwood and Spain's Sergio Garcia, part of Europe's largest 40-something Ryder Cup contingent in 60 years, could be danger men, three-time major winner Jordan Spieth warned Tuesday.Garcia, 41, was sixth at the BMW Championship a...

 2021-09-21 22:46 

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Covid-19 adds to worries for Ryder Cup captains...

A small Covid-19 eruption at the Ryder Cup would be handled by a special clause in the captains' agreement but organizers said Tuesday that a major outbreak's impact would be decided by the PGA of America and the European Tour.Covid-19 forced a on...

 2021-09-21 22:44 

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Ryder Cup captains keeping mum on pairing plans...

Ryder Cup newcomer Viktor Hovland waxed enthusiastic Tuesday on the possibility of partnering with Rory McIlroy, but European captain Padraig Harrington -- like US counterpart Steve Stricker -- remained cagey on his precise pairing plans.Hovland, 24, said...

 2021-09-21 22:04 

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Plant, Alvarez trade punches ahead of November showdown...

Saul "Canelo" Alvarez and rival Caleb Plant came to blows on Tuesday as a press conference to hype their November showdown for the undisputed world super middleweight crown erupted into violence.Unbeaten American Plant was left with a cut under hi...

 2021-09-21 21:58 

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'Black and proud': Milan's Maignan speaks out as Juve probe racist abuse...

AC Milan goalkeeper Mike Maignan on Tuesday blasted those who racially abused him before his team's 1-1 draw at Juventus at the weekend and the football authorities' attempts at tackling the problem, saying that he was "black and proud".Ju...

 2021-09-21 21:50 

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Spurs must take blame for Kane's struggles: Nuno...

Tottenham manager Nuno Espirito Santo believes Harry Kane's poor start to the season is down to a lack of cohesion in his team. Kane is yet to score a Premier League goal this term amid claims the striker is struggling due to a hangover from his faile...

 2021-09-21 21:44 

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Taliban ask to address UN General Assembly: UN spokesman...

The Taliban have asked to address world leaders at this week's United Nations General Assembly meeting in New York, a UN spokesman said Tuesday.The credentials committee will now rule on the request, UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric told AFP.UN Secretar...

 2021-09-21 21:40 

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Inter fire title warning shot at Fiorentina to reclaim top spot...

Inter Milan underlined their desire to retain the Serie A title on Tuesday after coming back from a goal down to win 3-1 at Fiorentina and move top of the pile.Simone Inzaghi's side came away from an intense match against a revitalised Viola in Floren...

 2021-09-21 21:22 

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In climate landmark, China promises to end coal funding overseas...

China will stop funding coal projects overseas, President Xi Jinping announced Tuesday, all but ending the flow of public aid for the dirty energy contributing to the climate crisis.Xi made his announcement at the UN General Assembly where US President Jo...

 2021-09-21 21:20 

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Holders Man City hit six, Liverpool cruise in League Cup...

Manchester City started their bid to lift a fifth successive League Cup with a 6-1 rout of Wycombe, while Japan forward Takumi Minamino inspired Liverpool's 3-0 victory at Norwich on Tuesday.Everton and Watford were the major Premier League casualties...

 2021-09-21 21:10 

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Aaron Jones says pendant with father's ashes found...

Green Bay running back Aaron Jones said Tuesday a pendant containing his father's ashes which was feared lost during the Packers' victory over the Detroit Lions has been found.Jones, who scored four touchdowns during Green Bay's 35-17 win over...

 2021-09-21 20:56 

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Inter fight back at Fiorentina to reclaim top spot...

Inter Milan moved top of Serie A on Tuesday after coming back from a goal down to win 3-1 at Fiorentina and underline their desire to keep hold of the league title.Simone Inzaghi's side came away from an intense match against a revitalised Viola in Fl...

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