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 2020-06-18 16:24 

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UK war-time 'icon' Vera Lynn dead at 103...

Legendary British singer Vera Lynn, the so-called "forces sweetheart" who helped keep up morale during World War II, died Thursday aged 103, her family said.She also released a new album -- becoming the first centenarian to do so.Her death comes j...

 2020-06-18 16:12 

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China moves closer to passing Hong Kong security law...

China moved closer Thursday to passing a controversial national security law for Hong Kong that has raised international concerns it will end the financial hub's limited freedoms....

 2020-06-18 16:12 

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UK war-time 'icon' Vera Lynn dead at 103...

Legendary British singer Vera Lynn, the so-called "forces sweetheart" who helped keep up morale during World War II, died Thursday aged 103, her family said.She also released a new album -- becoming the first centenarian to do so.Her death comes j...

 2020-06-18 15:59 

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Andreescu joins Serena Williams in committing to US Open...

Canadian Bianca Andreescu has announced that she will defend her US Open title, hours after six-time winner Serena Williams confirmed she would also play....

 2020-06-18 15:58 

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Vera Lynn: the 'Forces' Sweetheart' of WWII Britain...

As long as there are still Britons alive who fought in World War II, the name of Vera Lynn will open a bittersweet floodgate of nostalgia....

 2020-06-18 15:58 

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China moves closer to passing Hong Kong security law...

China moved closer Thursday to passing a controversial national security law for Hong Kong that has raised international concerns it will end the financial hub's limited freedoms....

 2020-06-18 15:48 

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Chelsea complete deal to sign Werner from Leipzig...

Chelsea announced the signing of German international forward Timo Werner from RB Leipzig on Thursday in the first major move of the summer transfer market....

 2020-06-18 15:40 

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Stradivarius Ascot Gold Cup hat-trick bid hit by rain...

John Gosden's hopes that keeping his panama hat on would keep the rain away and help his star Stradivarius's bid for a third successive Ascot Gold Cup on Thursday have been dashed.The rain will have delighted Nayef Road's trainer Mark Johnston...

 2020-06-18 15:30 

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Trump asked China's Xi for re-election help, claims Bolton...

Donald Trump pleaded with China's leader Xi Jinping for help to win re-election in 2020, the US president's former national security advisor John Bolton writes in an explosive new behind-the-scenes book, according to excerpts published Wednesday.T...

 2020-06-18 15:30 

AFP

Vera Lynn: the 'Forces' Sweetheart' of WWII Britain...

As long as there are still Britons alive who fought in World War II, the name of Vera Lynn will open a bittersweet floodgate of nostalgia....

 2020-06-18 14:46 

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Chinese e-commerce giant JD soars on Hong Kong debut...

Chinese e-commerce giant JD.com soared nearly six percent on its Hong Kong debut Thursday, after raising almost $4 billion in an initial public offering that was the world's second-biggest this year.Overseas investors are also paying closer attention ...

 2020-06-18 14:46 

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Trump asked China's Xi for re-election help, claims Bolton...

Donald Trump pleaded with China's leader Xi Jinping for help to win re-election in 2020, the US president's former national security advisor John Bolton writes in an explosive new behind-the-scenes book, according to excerpts published Wednesday.T...

 2020-06-18 13:48 

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Mysterious 'UFO' captures imaginations in Japan...

It's hardly the stuff of little green men, but a mysterious balloon-like object seen floating across the skies of northern Japan has captured national attention, even prompting questions to the government....

 2020-06-18 13:48 

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Chinese e-commerce giant JD soars on Hong Kong debut...

Chinese e-commerce giant JD.com soared nearly six percent on its Hong Kong debut Thursday, after raising almost $4 billion in an initial public offering that was the world's second-biggest this year.Overseas investors are also paying closer attention ...

 2020-06-18 13:39 

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Hong Kong's 'rebel' tycoon Jimmy Lai has no regrets...

Millionaire media tycoon Jimmy Lai knows his support for Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests could soon land him behind bars, but the proudly self-described "troublemaker4; says he has no regrets. But in China's state media he is a "trai...

 2020-06-18 13:39 

AFP

Mysterious 'UFO' captures imaginations in Japan...

It's hardly the stuff of little green men, but a mysterious balloon-like object seen floating across the skies of northern Japan has captured national attention, even prompting questions to the government....

 2020-06-18 13:20 

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Chinese e-commerce giant JD soars on Hong Kong debut...

Chinese e-commerce giant JD.com soared nearly six percent on its Hong Kong debut Thursday, after raising almost $4 billion in an initial public offering that was the world's second-biggest this year.Overseas investors are also paying closer attention ...

 2020-06-18 13:20 

AFP

Hong Kong's 'rebel' tycoon Jimmy Lai has no regrets...

Millionaire media tycoon Jimmy Lai knows his support for Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests could soon land him behind bars, but the proudly self-described "troublemaker4; says he has no regrets. But in China's state media he is a "trai...

 2020-06-18 13:10 

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Atlanta police officer charged with murder for shooting black man...

An Atlanta police officer has been charged with murder for shooting a 27-year-old man in the back, justice officials announced Wednesday, in the latest case to spark anger over police killings of African Americans."I hope he gets a fair shake because ...

 2020-06-18 13:10 

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Chinese e-commerce giant JD soars on Hong Kong debut...

Chinese e-commerce giant JD.com soared nearly six percent on its Hong Kong debut Thursday, after raising almost $4 billion in an initial public offering that was the world's second-biggest this year.Overseas investors are also paying closer attention ...

 2020-06-18 13:05 

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Napoli fans swarm onto streets to celebrate Italian Cup win...

Thousands of Napoli fans swarmed onto the streets of Naples late Wednesday to wildly celebrate their team's first trophy in six years after a dramatic Italian Cup penalty-shootout victory over Juventus....

 2020-06-18 12:50 

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Qatar Airways says no new planes in 2020 or 2021...

Qatar Airways has said it will not take any new aircraft in 2020 or 2021, deferring orders with Boeing and Airbus as demand diminishes amid the coronavirus crisis....

 2020-06-18 12:50 

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Atlanta police officer charged with murder for shooting black man...

An Atlanta police officer has been charged with murder for shooting a 27-year-old man in the back, justice officials announced Wednesday, in the latest case to spark anger over police killings of African Americans."I hope he gets a fair shake because ...

 2020-06-18 12:13 

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Trump asked China's Xi for re-election help, claims Bolton...

Donald Trump pleaded with China's leader Xi Jinping for help to win re-election in 2020, the US president's former national security advisor John Bolton writes in an explosive new behind-the-scenes book, according to excerpts published Wednesday.T...

 2020-06-18 12:13 

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Qatar Airways says no new planes in 2020 or 2021...

Qatar Airways has said it will not take any new aircraft in 2020 or 2021, deferring orders with Boeing and Airbus as demand diminishes amid the coronavirus crisis....

 2020-06-18 11:36 

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US, China clash anew as top officials meet on tensions...

The United States on Wednesday pressed China over its treatment of Uighur Muslims and Hong Kong as the two powers stood firm in high-level talks in Hawaii on soaring tensions."We strongly urge the Government of China to reconsider this decision," ...

 2020-06-18 11:36 

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Trump asked China's Xi for re-election help, claims Bolton...

Donald Trump pleaded with China's leader Xi Jinping for help to win re-election in 2020, the US president's former national security advisor John Bolton writes in an explosive new behind-the-scenes book, according to excerpts published Wednesday.T...

 2020-06-18 11:27 

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Sri Lankan 'sold' 2011 cricket World Cup final: minister...

Sri Lanka "sold" the 2011 World Cup final to India, the country's former sports minister said on Thursday, reviving one of cricket's most explosive match-fixing controversies....

 2020-06-18 11:24 

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Over one percent of humanity displaced: UN...

Nearly 80 million people have been forced to flee their homes due to violence and persecution, marking a near-doubling of global displacement in a decade, the UN said Thursday.It also means, he said, "that there have been insufficient political soluti...

 2020-06-18 11:24 

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US, China clash anew as top officials meet on tensions...

The United States on Wednesday pressed China over its treatment of Uighur Muslims and Hong Kong as the two powers stood firm in high-level talks in Hawaii on soaring tensions."We strongly urge the Government of China to reconsider this decision," ...

 2020-06-18 11:18 

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'Catastrophic': South Asia reels from virus surge...

Early optimism that South Asia might have dodged the worst ravages of the coronavirus pandemic has disappeared as soaring infection rates turn the densely populated region into a global hot spot."Patients are dying in the ambulances on the roads as th...

 2020-06-18 11:18 

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Over one percent of humanity displaced: UN...

Nearly 80 million people have been forced to flee their homes due to violence and persecution, marking a near-doubling of global displacement in a decade, the UN said Thursday.It also means, he said, "that there have been insufficient political soluti...

 2020-06-18 10:11 

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Facial recognition: IT and police in delicate dance...

Tech giants love to portray themselves as forces for good and as the United States was gripped by anti-racism protests a number of them publicly disavowed selling controversial facial recognition technology to police forces.As the protests spread across t...

 2020-06-18 10:11 

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'Catastrophic': South Asia reels from virus surge...

Early optimism that South Asia might have dodged the worst ravages of the coronavirus pandemic has disappeared as soaring infection rates turn the densely populated region into a global hot spot."Patients are dying in the ambulances on the roads as th...

 2020-06-18 10:04 

AFP

Chinese ecommerce giant JD soars on Hong Kong debut...

Chinese e-commerce giant JD.com leapt nearly six percent on its Hong Kong debut Thursday, after raising almost $4 billion in an initial public offering that was the world's second biggest this year....

 2020-06-18 10:04 

AFP

Facial recognition: IT and police in delicate dance...

Tech giants love to portray themselves as forces for good and as the United States was gripped by anti-racism protests a number of them publicly disavowed selling controversial facial recognition technology to police forces.As the protests spread across t...

 2020-06-18 10:03 

AFP

Chinese ecommerce giant JD soars on Hong Kong debut...

Chinese e-commerce giant JD.com leapt nearly six percent on its Hong Kong debut Thursday, after raising almost $4 billion in an initial public offering that was the world's second biggest this year....

 2020-06-18 10:03 

AFP

US, China clash anew as top officials meet on tensions...

The United States on Wednesday pressed China over its treatment of Uighur Muslims and Hong Kong as the two powers stood firm in high-level talks in Hawaii on soaring tensions.Beijing quickly responded that the law "maliciously attacks" China and t...

 2020-06-18 10:01 

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Beijing virus outbreak deals further blow to Chinese Super League...

The delayed Chinese Super League (CSL) season is "shrouded in uncertainty", state media warned on Thursday, as a fresh coronavirus outbreak in Beijing throws the campaign into even further doubt....

 2020-06-18 10:01 

AFP

US, China clash anew as top officials meet on tensions...

The United States on Wednesday pressed China over its treatment of Uighur Muslims and Hong Kong as the two powers stood firm in high-level talks in Hawaii on soaring tensions.Beijing quickly responded that the law "maliciously attacks" China and t...

 2020-06-18 10:01 

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Australia batting coach Hicks axed in coronavirus cull...

Australian coach Justin Langer revealed Thursday long-time batting assistant Graeme Hick was among 40 jobs axed due to COVID-19, and said telling him was like "facing Curtly Ambrose and Courtney Walsh without a helmet and a box on"....

 2020-06-18 10:01 

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Australia batting coach Hick axed in coronavirus cull...

Australian coach Justin Langer revealed Thursday long-time batting assistant Graeme Hick was among 40 jobs axed due to COVID-19, and said telling him was like "facing Curtly Ambrose and Courtney Walsh without a helmet and a box on"....

 2020-06-18 09:06 

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Going viral: sport's winners and losers from COVID-19...

It's March and as the coronavirus halts global sport, the media team at Juventus, the Italian football champions, are scrambling to react.In a world where sponsors and broadcasters demand evidence of a large, engaged fanbase, and where sport is compet...

 2020-06-18 08:52 

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Trump asked China's Xi for re-election help, claims Bolton...

Donald Trump pleaded with China's leader Xi Jinping for help to win re-election in 2020, the US president's former national security advisor John Bolton writes in an explosive new behind-the-scenes book, according to excerpts published Wednesday.T...

 2020-06-18 08:52 

AFP

Beijing virus outbreak deals further blow to Chinese Super League...

The delayed Chinese Super League (CSL) season is "shrouded in uncertainty", state media warned on Thursday, as a fresh coronavirus outbreak in Beijing throws the campaign into even further doubt....

 2020-06-18 08:48 

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Rhodes will go - Oxford college backs statue removal...

An Oxford University college has voted in favour of removing a statue of 19th-century colonialist Cecil Rhodes, less than two weeks after thousands of protestors called for it to be taken down.The Rhodes Must Fall campaign said it was cautiously optimisti...

 2020-06-18 08:48 

AFP

Trump asked China's Xi for re-election help, claims Bolton...

Donald Trump pleaded with China's leader Xi Jinping for help to win re-election in 2020, the US president's former national security advisor John Bolton writes in an explosive new behind-the-scenes book, according to excerpts published Wednesday.T...

 2020-06-18 08:10 

AFP

Chinese ecommerce giant JD.com jumps 5.75% on Hong Kong debut...

Chinese e-commerce giant JD.com leapt 5.75 percent higher on its Hong Kong debut Thursday, after raising almost $4 billion in an initial public offering that was the world's second biggest this year....

 2020-06-18 08:10 

AFP

Rhodes will go - Oxford college backs statue removal...

An Oxford University college has voted in favour of removing a statue of 19th-century colonialist Cecil Rhodes, less than two weeks after thousands of protestors called for it to be taken down.The Rhodes Must Fall campaign said it was cautiously optimisti...

 2020-06-18 08:02 

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Florida gambles on reopening, as virus numbers rise...

Florida is reporting record daily totals of new coronavirus cases, but you'd never know it looking at the Sunshine State's increasingly busy beaches and hotels.Joseph says only about half of her customers obey guidelines designed to contain the sp...

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