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 2021-07-21 17:00 

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Hungary Spying Accusations Trigger New Press Freedom Alarms...

When Hungarian journalist Szabolcs Panyi realised he was on a list of people possibly targeted by Israeli-made Pegasus spyware, he wore it like "a badge of honour", but then he was hit with a sense of shame."This Pegasus tool was only supposed...

 2021-07-21 16:56 

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US, Germany Pipeline Deal Warns Russia, Seeks Ukraine Transit...

The United States and Germany have reached a deal on the controversial Nord Stream 2 pipeline that warns Russia of sanctions and seeks to extend transit of gas through Ukraine, a US official said Wednesday.Victoria Nuland, the under secretary of state for...

 2021-07-21 16:15 

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France Launches Controversial Vaccine Pass As Fourth Wave Hits...

French cinemas, museums and sports venues began asking visitors Wednesday to furnish proof of Covid-19 vaccination or a negative test as the country, which is in the throes of a fourth wave of infections, rolled out a controversial vaccine passport system...

 2021-07-21 15:59 

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Harvey Weinstein Faces 11 Counts Of Sexual Assault After Extradition To Los Angeles...

Harvey Weinstein will appear in a California court to face sexual assault charges after attempting to delay his extradition from a state prison near Buffalo, New York.Weinstein arrived in Los Angeles on Tuesday afternoon and was booked downtown, according...

 2021-07-21 15:55 

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USWNT Schedule, Olympic Gold Medal Chances After Shocking Loss To Sweden...

The Opening Ceremony hasn't taken place yet, and the United States women's national soccer team is already behind the eight ball in Tokyo. The U.S. was handed a shocking upset in their first match of the Olympics, raising concern about their chanc...

 2021-07-21 15:45 

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NBA Champions 2021: 14 Must-Have Milwaukee Bucks Merch To Mark The Historic Win...

The NBA Finals Game 6 ended yesterday and a new champion has been crowned. The Milwaukee Bucks made a complete comeback sweep winning four straight games after starting the series in a 0-2 deficit. Giannis Antetokounmpo now has his first championship ring...

 2021-07-21 15:30 

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US Sends Senior Official To China As Tensions Soar...

US Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman will travel to China this weekend to address deepening tensions, the State Department announced Wednesday, in the highest-level visit under President Joe Biden.The trip is going ahead despite nearly daily new rif...

 2021-07-21 15:12 

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Mortgage Applications Drop Amid Fears Over COVID, Interest Rates...

The hot housing market may be stalling out after riding high since January due to concerns of rising COVID cases and volatile interest rates....

 2021-07-21 15:10 

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Ford, Lyft To Collaborate On Autonomous Ride-hailing Venture...

Ford Motor Co. and ride-hailing group Lyft announced plans Wednesday to team up on an autonomous ride-hailing venture that will begin with pilot projects in Miami and Austin, Texas.Under the program Ford self-driving cars, with safety drivers, will be dep...

 2021-07-21 15:06 

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Pfizer/BioNTech To Produce Covid Vaccine In S.Africa...

Covid vaccine makers BioNTech and Pfizer said Wednesday they would produce their jab in South Africa from 2022, a first for the continent that could see much-needed immunisation drives pick up speed. Poor countries have fallen behind richer ones in the ra...

 2021-07-21 14:55 

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Suspect In 2020 Twitter Celebrity Hack Arrested In Spain...

A British national charged in last year's hack of Twitter accounts of celebrities and politicians has been arrested in Spain, US officials said Wednesday.The Justice Department said Spanish National Police arrested 22-year-old Joseph O'Connor on a...

 2021-07-21 14:45 

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Can Giannis Antetokounmpo, Bucks Repeat As Champs? Nets, Lakers Have Better 2022 NBA Finals Odds...

Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks finally got over the hump, defeating the Phoenix Suns to win the 2021 NBA Finals. Antetokounmpo proved to be as great as any superstar in the league, but that doesn't mean he's expected to win another ...

 2021-07-21 14:30 

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Mali Opens Probe Into Attempted Assassination Of Interim President...

Mali on Wednesday said it had opened a probe into an attempt to assassinate military strongman Assimi Goita, the figure behind two coups in less than a year in one of Africa's most troubled countries....

 2021-07-21 14:21 

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European Stocks Rally As Wall Street Rebounds...

European stock markets rallied Wednesday following gains on Wall Street as investors weighed stronger economic activity against concerns about Covid's fast-spreading Delta variant.Investor confidence -- built with vaccinations on top of colossal gover...

 2021-07-21 13:36 

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US Stocks Rise For A Second Day In Early Trading On Wall Street...

U.S. stocks rose for a second day in the opening minutes of Wednesday's trading on Wall Street.The Dow Jones Industrial Average strengthened 176.19 to 34,662.30 at 9:30 a.m. ET.The Standard & Poor's 500 Index increased 14.20 to 4,337.26.The NASDAQ...

 2021-07-21 13:35 

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JPMorgan Chase Gives Dimon Bonus, Hoping To Extend Tenure...

Jamie Dimon was granted a special stock option award to incentivize the longtime JPMorgan Chase leader to remain in his job for a "significant"; period, the bank disclosed this week.Dimon, who has led the giant bank since 2005, received 1.5 million...

 2021-07-21 13:24 

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France Launches Vaccine Pass For Cultural, Leisure Venues...

French cinemas, museums and sports venues began asking visitors Wednesday to furnish proof of Covid-19 vaccination or a negative test as the country, which is in the throes of a fourth wave of infections, rolled out a controversial vaccine passport system...

 2021-07-21 13:13 

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Johnson & Johnson Expects To Bank $2.5B On COVID Vaccine Despite Efficacy Questions...

Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) anticipates that it will sell $2.5 billion in COVID vaccines this year despite concerns that have mounted over the shot since its rollout.The company made the announcement as it released its second-quarter earning report early Wedn...

 2021-07-21 13:07 

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Is Billshark Effective? 5 Biggest Review Questions Answered...

If you're living paycheck to paycheck to pay off your bills, you're not alone. In fact, American household debt has hit an all-time high of $14.6 trillion this year. This is due to the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Paying for basic nec...

 2021-07-21 12:53 

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India Adds Teeth To Naval Power With New Submarines, Choppers As Chinese Activity Grows...

India is looking to strengthen its vast naval force by amassing advanced submarines and choppers in a bid to counter China's increasing presence in the Indian Ocean. Besides formally acquiring two MH-60 Romeo anti-submarine helicopters from the U.S., ...

 2021-07-21 12:51 

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'Genshin Impact' Leaks Reveal Release Details Of Baizhu, Yunjin And Shinhee...

The massive patch, "Genshin Impact" Update 2.0 is now live, but a new set of leaks reveal release details of new and upcoming playable characters, including Baizhu, Yunjin and Shinhee, are supposedly scheduled to arrive in the later patches of the...

 2021-07-21 12:50 

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Coca-Cola Pops As Reopening Boosts Earnings...

Coca-Cola reported a big jump in quarterly profits Wednesday, scoring higher sales in North America and other markets where economic activity sprung back to life following coronavirus restrictions.The soda giant's second quarter results benefited from...

 2021-07-21 12:50 

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17-Year-Old Beaten To Death By Uncle Over Washing Clothes, Body Found Hanging From Bridge...

The body of a teenage girl, who was allegedly beaten to death by her uncle over washing his clothes, was found hanging from the railing of a bridge in India....

 2021-07-21 12:43 

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5 Highest Paid Players In Bucks And Suns NBA Finals 2021 Roster...

The Phoenix Suns and Milwaukee Bucks battled it out at the 2021 NBA Finals, with the latter coming out on top and clinching their first NBA title in 50 years Tuesday....

 2021-07-21 12:40 

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7-Month-Old Baby Found With Injuries To Genitals After Being Abducted While Sleeping...

A 7-month-old baby in India was found with bleeding wounds on her lips and genitals, hours after she went missing Monday....

 2021-07-21 12:35 

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Pfizer/BioNTech To Produce Covid-19 Vaccine In S.Africa...

Covid-19 vaccine makers BioNTech and Pfizer on Wednesday said they had found a South African partner to produce their jab on the African continent for the first time.The move comes amid growing criticism of vaccine inequality that has seen poor countries ...

 2021-07-21 12:30 

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Man Allegedly Forces Wife To Drink Acid After She Confronts Him About His Affair...

A woman in India has been hospitalized in critical condition after she was allegedly forced to drink acid by her husband and sister-in-law for confronting the man about having an extra-marital affair....

 2021-07-21 12:30 

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Thousands Bid Farewell To Slain Dutch Reporter 'Hero'...

Thousands of mourners on Wednesday filed past the coffin of slain Dutch crime reporter Peter R. de Vries, paying final respects to the national "hero" who was gunned down in broad daylight in an Amsterdam street two weeks ago.A long queue began fo...

 2021-07-21 12:20 

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Dying COVID-19 Patient's Wife Wants His Sperm Collected And Stored; Court Grants Permission...

A woman has been allowed to retrieve and store her husband's sperm following a court ruling as the man hospitalized due to COVID-19 has very slim chances of survival.The plea was filed by the woman in the state of Gujarat on Monday evening, The Times ...

 2021-07-21 12:11 

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12-Year-Old Child Dies After Attempting 'Blackout' TikTok Challenge, Police Issue Warning...

A 12-year-old boy in Oklahoma was found dead after allegedly taking part in a TikTok trend known as the "Blackout Challenge."The police, who were called to a home in Bethany on Tuesday over an "unresponsive juvenile," reached the apartment...

 2021-07-21 12:10 

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National Junk Food Day: Healthy Fast Food Options And Fun Instagram Captions For The Occasion...

Junk foods are bad for the body as they are loaded with fats, sugars, calories and have very little nutritional value. Consuming junk foods regularly has been linked to an increased risk of obesity and chronic diseases, such as cardiovascular disease, typ...

 2021-07-21 12:09 

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Philippines' Top Court Rules ICC Has Jurisdiction...

The Philippines' top judges have ruled the International Criminal Court can prosecute "government actors" for alleged crimes committed before the country withdrew from the tribunal -- contradicting President Rodrigo Duterte's assertion it ...

 2021-07-21 12:07 

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State Dept Number Two To Visit China, Highest Trip Under Biden...

US Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman will travel to China this weekend, the State Department announced Wednesday, making her the highest-ranking official under President Joe Biden to visit amid deep tensions.The visit is going ahead despite nearly d...

 2021-07-21 12:00 

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Hong Kong Police Detain Three Former Apple Daily Editors Under Security Law...

Hong Kong's national security police detained two former senior staff of shuttered pro-democracy newspaper Apple Daily on Wednesday, shortly after they arrested the paper's former executive editor-in-chief.Local media reported that the paper's...

 2021-07-21 12:00 

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'The Sims 5' Announcement Could Happen At EA Play Live 2021: Here's Why...

Many eager "The Sims 5" fans believe the game's announcement is imminent, and it looks like their claims are more than just wishful thinking.Electronic Arts (EA) and Maxis are all set to release the last roadmap for "The Sims 4" Summer...

 2021-07-21 11:51 

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Former Prison Officer Pleads Guilty To Sexually Abusing Female Inmate, Tampering With Witness...

A former Bureau of Prisons corrections officer at a facility in Aliceville, Alabama, admitted to sexually abusing a female inmate and tampering with a witness last year, prosecutors said Tuesday.Eric Todd Ellis, 32, pleaded guilty in a federal court Tuesd...

 2021-07-21 11:51 

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Florida Pet Rescuer Starves Cats To Death; Sentenced To A Year In Prison...

A self-styled pet rescuer in South Florida has been sentenced for hoarding cats and letting some of them die out of starvation inside her apartment.56-year-old Cheryn Smilen pleaded guilty to animal cruelty and has been sentenced to 364 days in prison, re...

 2021-07-21 11:50 

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National Hot Dog Day: Interesting Quotes About The Favorite Summertime Snack...

National Hot Dog Day is celebrated every year on the third Wednesday in July, a month that is dedicated to hot dogs. This year, July 21 is the day set apart to appreciate one of the most popular summertime snacks among Americans.Hot dogs were first introd...

 2021-07-21 11:47 

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European Stocks Rally After Wall Street Rebound...

European stock markets rallied Wednesday following strong gains on Wall Street, as investors weighed the reopening of economies versus concerns about the fast-spreading Delta variant of the coronavirus.Investor confidence -- built on months of vaccination...

 2021-07-21 11:42 

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Van Jones Net Worth: Jeff Bezos' $100M Recipient Reportedly Earns $1M Annually...

CNN contributor Van Jones is one of the two people Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has chosen to award $100 million for having "demonstrated courage" and being a "unifier."...

 2021-07-21 11:41 

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Deadly Snake Eats Another Serpent; Photo Goes Viral...

Social media is filled with rare and intriguing photos that often blow our minds. One such photo that has been generating quite a buzz on social media is that of a snake devouring another serpent.The photo shared by Indian Forest Services (IFS) officer Pa...

 2021-07-21 11:41 

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State Dept Number Two To Visit China, Highest Trip Under Biden...

US Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman will travel to China this weekend, the State Department announced Wednesday, making her the highest-ranking official under President Joe Biden to visit amid deep tensions."These discussions are part of ongoin...

 2021-07-21 11:41 

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California Girl Who Could Barely Open Her Mouth Due To Rare Syndrome Gets 'Life-Changing' Treatment...

A 12-year-old girl suffering from a rare disorder where she could barely open her mouth has finally got a "life-changing" treatment. The girl's family is happy that she can now eat and breathe properly....

 2021-07-21 11:40 

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Tesla Using Vehicle Owners As Beta Testers Putting Others On The Road At Risk, Says Consumer Reports...

Tesla's "Full Self-Driving" software raises concerns that the autopilot system's use on public roads puts at risk pedestrians, cyclists and other car drivers who are unaware that they are part of an experiment, Consumer Reports (CR) said....

 2021-07-21 11:32 

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WHO Warns World Is On Verge Of Another Wave Of COVID Infections And Deaths...

The World Health Organization has warned the world is in the early stages of another wave of COVID infections and deaths.The dire comments came from WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Wednesday as he addressed the International Olympic Com...

 2021-07-21 11:31 

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Domestic Help Kidnaps 3-Year-Old, Flees With Child After Argument Over Salary...

A domestic help has been arrested for kidnapping her employer's 3-year-old daughter, demanding ransom and fleeing with the child following an argument over her salary, police said....

 2021-07-21 11:30 

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7-Year-Old Boy Bravely Fights Monkeys To Save Elderly Woman In A Park...

A seven-year-old boy bravely fought off a troupe of aggressive monkeys to save a woman in a park. The minor was later awarded by residents of a nearby colony for his bravery. The incident happened Monday morning in Meerut city in the Indian state of Uttar...

 2021-07-21 11:21 

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NFL News: US President Praises Tom Brady For Defying Age To Win Another Super Bowl...

United States President Joe Biden welcomed the 2021 Super Bowl champions to the White House on Tuesday, and there were a lot of lighthearted moments--particularly with NFL legend Tom Brady.It was Brady's first visit to the White House since 2005. When...

 2021-07-21 11:20 

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BTS To Attend International Meetings As South Korea's Special Envoy For Public Diplomacy...

BTS may attend this year's United Nations General Assembly as part of their duties after they were appointed the Special Envoy for Public Diplomacy by South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Wednesday. BTS has been given the role of "Special Preside...

 2021-07-21 11:11 

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Teen Raped 7-Year-Old Sister For Months On End Before Strangling Her To Death...

A teen boy from Pakistan has admitted to killing his 7-year-old sister after raping her for several months, authorities said.The unidentified girl who went missing last month from Nankana Sahib, a city in the Punjab Province of Pakistan, was found dead in...

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