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 2020-01-23 16:36 

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Top UN court orders Myanmar to prevent Rohingya genocide...

The UN's top court told Myanmar on Thursday to take urgent steps to prevent the alleged genocide of the Buddhist nation's minority Rohingya Muslims.Nobel peace laureate Suu Kyi did not attend Thursday's ruling, where Myanmar was represented by...

 2020-01-23 16:36 

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China locks down two cities to curb virus outbreak...

China locked down nearly 20 million in two cities at the centre of a deadly virus outbreak on Thursday, banning planes and trains from leaving in an unprecedented move aimed at containing the disease which has already spread to other countries.The World H...

 2020-01-23 16:34 

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World leaders in Israel to recall horrors of Auschwitz...

World leaders and Holocaust survivors were Thursday set to mark 75 years since the liberation of Auschwitz, the World War II death camp where the Nazis killed more than 1.1 million people, most of them Jews."This is a historic gathering, not only for ...

 2020-01-23 16:34 

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Top UN court orders Myanmar to prevent Rohingya genocide...

The UN's top court told Myanmar on Thursday to take urgent steps to prevent the alleged genocide of the Buddhist nation's minority Rohingya Muslims.Nobel peace laureate Suu Kyi did not attend Thursday's ruling, where Myanmar was represented by...

 2020-01-23 16:15 

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Sarri set for emotional Napoli return, Rome prepares for fiery derby...

Juventus coach Maurizio Sarri said he expects an emotional return to his former club Napoli on Sunday as Lazio and Roma prepare for a derby clash in Serie A after both capital-city sides exited the Italian Cup during the week.But they have been boosted by...

 2020-01-23 16:14 

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China locks down two cities to curb virus outbreak...

China locked down two major cities in a province at the centre of a deadly virus outbreak on Thursday, banning planes and trains from leaving in an unprecedented move aimed at containing the disease which has already spread to other countries. The World H...

 2020-01-23 16:14 

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World leaders in Israel to recall horrors of Auschwitz...

World leaders and Holocaust survivors were Thursday set to mark 75 years since the liberation of Auschwitz, the World War II death camp where the Nazis killed more than 1.1 million people, most of them Jews."This is a historic gathering, not only for ...

 2020-01-23 15:12 

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Top UN court rules on Myanmar genocide case...

The UN's top court will announce Thursday whether it will allow a case accusing Myanmar of genocide against Rohingya Muslims to go ahead and if it will impose emergency measures to stop further violence.At the December hearing, The Gambia alleged Myan...

 2020-01-23 15:12 

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China locks down two cities to curb virus outbreak...

China locked down two major cities in a province at the centre of a deadly virus outbreak on Thursday, banning planes and trains from leaving in an unprecedented move aimed at containing the disease which has already spread to other countries. The World H...

 2020-01-23 14:50 

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Zimbabwe battle to save Test after Lakmal strikes early...

An unbeaten fourth wicket partnership of 79 between Brendan Taylor and Sean Williams rescued Zimbabwe on the final morning of the first Test in Harare on Thursday after Suranga Lakmal threatened to win the match for Sri Lanka.In his first over, the second...

 2020-01-23 14:43 

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World leaders in Israel to recall horrors of Auschwitz...

Israel hosts dozens of world leaders Thursday to mark 75 years since the liberation of Auschwitz, the World War II death camp where the Nazis killed more than 1.1 million people, most of them Jews."This is a historic gathering, not only for Israel and...

 2020-01-23 14:43 

AFP

Top UN court rules on Myanmar genocide case...

The UN's top court will announce Thursday whether it will allow a case accusing Myanmar of genocide against Rohingya Muslims to go ahead and if it will impose emergency measures to stop further violence.At the December hearing, The Gambia alleged Myan...

 2020-01-23 14:20 

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Three American crew killed as firefighting plane crashes in Australia...

Three American crew helping to battle Australia's devastating bushfires were killed Thursday when their water-bombing plane crashed in mountainous terrain during a sortie to tackle another outbreak of the deadly blazes.The highly experienced US firefi...

 2020-01-23 14:20 

AFP

World leaders in Israel to recall horrors of Auschwitz...

Israel hosts dozens of world leaders Thursday to mark 75 years since the liberation of Auschwitz, the World War II death camp where the Nazis killed more than 1.1 million people, most of them Jews."This is a historic gathering, not only for Israel and...

 2020-01-23 13:31 

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Wimbledon champ Halep stumps up for Australian Open win...

Simona Halep said she dreaded to think how much money she owed her coach after victory over British qualifier Harriet Dart in the Australian Open second round on Thursday....

 2020-01-23 13:20 

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Mud stops play as Australian Open faces new challenge...

An Australian Open hit by weather extremes faced a new challenge on Thursday: dirty rain, as overnight downpours left courts muddy and unplayable.Further rain set back Thursday's action yet more, with some courts out of action five hours after the sch...

 2020-01-23 13:20 

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Medvedev overcomes nosebleed, underarm serve at Open...

Daniil Medvedev insisted a mid-match nosebleed was not a serious problem as he overcame an underarm serve and stiff resistance from Spanish qualifier Pedro Martinez Thursday to book his Australian Open third-round ticket....

 2020-01-23 13:20 

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Three American crew killed as firefighting plane crashes in Australia...

Three American crew helping to battle Australia's devastating bushfires were killed Thursday when their water-bombing plane crashed in mountainous terrain during a sortie to tackle another outbreak of the deadly blazes.The highly experienced US firefi...

 2020-01-23 13:20 

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Thiem 'freaking out' in five-set Australian Open scare...

World number five Dominic Thiem admitted he was "freaking out" after dropping two sets before regaining composure to beat gutsy home hope Alex Bolt at the Australian Open Thursday....

 2020-01-23 12:42 

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Cloud cooking land: Indian housewives become gig economy chefs...

Rashmi Sahijwala never expected to start working at the age of 59, let alone join India's gig economy -- now she is part of an army of housewives turning their homes into "cloud kitchens" to feed time-starved millennials.The apps -- which make...

 2020-01-23 12:42 

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Mud stops play as Australian Open faces new challenge...

An Australian Open hit by weather extremes faced a new challenge on Thursday: dirty rain, as overnight downpours left courts muddy and unplayable.Further rain set back Thursday's action yet more, with some courts out of action five hours after the sch...

 2020-01-23 12:40 

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Thiem scrapes through after five-set scare at Australian Open...

World number five Dominic Thiem survived a five-set scare after being pushed hard by gutsy home hope Alex Bolt at the Australian Open Thursday....

 2020-01-23 12:30 

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Mud stops play as Australian Open faces new challenge...

An Australian Open hit by weather extremes faced a new challenge on Thursday: dirty rain, as overnight downpours left courts muddy and unplayable.Further rain set back Thursday's action yet more, with some courts out of action five hours after the sch...

 2020-01-23 12:29 

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Three US firefighters killed in Australia water bomber crash...

A large water-bombing plane crashed while fighting fires southwest of Sydney on Thursday, killing all three US crew on board, Australian officials said....

 2020-01-23 12:29 

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Cloud cooking land: Indian housewives become gig economy chefs...

Rashmi Sahijwala never expected to start working at the age of 59, let alone join India's gig economy -- now she is part of an army of housewives turning their homes into "cloud kitchens" to feed time-starved millennials.The apps -- which make...

 2020-01-23 12:24 

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Actors paid to protest for Huawei exec's release: media...

Protestors outside a Canadian courtroom pressing for the release of a senior Chinese telecommunications executive fighting extradition to the US were paid actors, they told local media.The US alleges she lied to HSBC about Huawei's relationship with i...

 2020-01-23 12:24 

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Three US firefighters killed in Australia water bomber crash...

A large water-bombing plane crashed while fighting fires southwest of Sydney on Thursday, killing all three US crew on board, Australian officials said....

 2020-01-23 12:08 

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China locks down city at centre of virus outbreak...

China banned trains and planes from leaving a major city at the centre of a virus outbreak on Thursday, seeking to seal off its 11 million people to contain the contagious disease that has claimed 17 lives, infected hundreds and spread to other countries....

 2020-01-23 12:08 

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Actors paid to protest for Huawei exec's release: media...

Protestors outside a Canadian courtroom pressing for the release of a senior Chinese telecommunications executive fighting extradition to the US were paid actors, they told local media.The US alleges she lied to HSBC about Huawei's relationship with i...

 2020-01-23 12:03 

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Democrats urge Republican 'courage' at Trump impeachment trial...

Democrats on Wednesday accused Donald Trump at his historic Senate impeachment trial of seeking to cheat to ensure re-election in November, and called for "courage" by the president's fellow Republicans while considering the case against him.&...

 2020-01-23 12:03 

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China locks down city at centre of virus outbreak...

China banned trains and planes from leaving a major city at the centre of a virus outbreak on Thursday, seeking to seal off its 11 million people to contain the contagious disease that has claimed 17 lives, infected hundreds and spread to other countries....

 2020-01-23 11:19 

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In Albania, a film follows communism's star-crossed lovers...

Inside the stone walls of a 13th-century fortress, Albanian and Russian actors are striving to re-enact a little-known but troubling chapter of their shared history for the big screen.While this is his debut as a screenwriter, the novelist and poet has wo...

 2020-01-23 11:19 

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Democrats urge Republican 'courage' at Trump impeachment trial...

Democrats on Wednesday accused Donald Trump at his historic Senate impeachment trial of seeking to cheat to ensure re-election in November, and called for "courage" by the president's fellow Republicans while considering the case against him.&...

 2020-01-23 11:14 

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Seven dead in Spain as winter storms lash coast...

The death toll from a storm that has lashed Spain with strong winds and heavy snow has risen to seven, while four people were missing, officials said.A study published in October by the Mediterranean Experts on Climate and Environmental Change (MedECC), w...

 2020-01-23 11:14 

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In Albania, a film follows communism's star-crossed lovers...

Inside the stone walls of a 13th-century fortress, Albanian and Russian actors are striving to re-enact a little-known but troubling chapter of their shared history for the big screen.While this is his debut as a screenwriter, the novelist and poet has wo...

 2020-01-23 10:48 

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Porte ascends to the top of Tour Down Under...

Australian Richie Porte conquered a brutal uphill finish Thursday to claim the third stage and the race leader's jersey in the Tour Down Under.It was a lung-busting surge by Porte up the 1.7-kilometre final ascent, leaving his rivals trailing in his w...

 2020-01-23 10:38 

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Waterbombing plane missing as Australia bushfires flare...

A water-bombing plane was missing and feared to have crashed in Australia's southeast on Thursday, as firefighters battled a new outbreak of bushfires whipped up by scorching temperatures and strong winds."One of the big challenges we've got w...

 2020-01-23 10:38 

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Seven dead in Spain as winter storms lash coast...

The death toll from a storm that has lashed Spain with strong winds and heavy snow has risen to seven, while four people were missing, officials said.A study published in October by the Mediterranean Experts on Climate and Environmental Change (MedECC), w...

 2020-01-23 10:14 

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Pelicans' Williams thrills in NBA debut...

New Orleans rookie Zion Williamson flashed some brilliance in his long-awaited NBA debut Wednesday, but the San Antonio Spurs spoiled the party at Smoothie King Center with a 121-117 victory over the Pelicans.LaMarcus Aldridge led the Spurs with 32 points...

 2020-01-23 10:08 

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Mud stops play: after smog, wind, rain, new challenge for Aussie Open...

An Australian Open that has been hit by weather extremes faced a new challenge on Thursday: dirty rain, after overnight downpours left courts muddy and unplayable.Smog from the deadly wildfires hit hazardous levels during qualifying, leaving players with ...

 2020-01-23 10:08 

AFP

Waterbombing plane missing as Australia bushfires flare...

A water-bombing plane was missing and feared to have crashed in Australia's southeast on Thursday, as firefighters battled a new outbreak of bushfires whipped up by scorching temperatures and strong winds."One of the big challenges we've got w...

 2020-01-23 10:08 

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Medvedev battles nosebleed, resistance to progress...

Fourth seed Daniil Medvedev overcame a nosebleed and stiff resistance from Spanish qualifier Pedro Martinez Thursday to book his Australian Open third round ticket....

 2020-01-23 09:53 

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New CEO stands by 737 MAX, eyeing reset at troubled Boeing...

Boeing Chief Executive David Calhoun sought to pivot from a bruising period of crisis and scandal on Wednesday, pledging a renewed commitment to safety and transparency and endorsing the long-term viability of the 737 MAX plane....

 2020-01-23 09:53 

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Mud stops play: after smog, wind, rain, new challenge for Aussie Open...

An Australian Open that has been hit by weather extremes faced a new challenge on Thursday: dirty rain, after overnight downpours left courts muddy and unplayable.Smog from the deadly wildfires hit hazardous levels during qualifying, leaving players with ...

 2020-01-23 09:49 

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China locks down city at centre of virus outbreak...

China banned trains and planes from leaving a major city at the centre of a virus outbreak on Thursday, seeking to seal off its 11 million people to contain the contagious disease that has claimed 17 lives, infected hundreds and spread to other countries....

 2020-01-23 09:49 

AFP

New CEO stands by 737 MAX, eyeing reset at troubled Boeing...

Boeing Chief Executive David Calhoun sought to pivot from a bruising period of crisis and scandal on Wednesday, pledging a renewed commitment to safety and transparency and endorsing the long-term viability of the 737 MAX plane....

 2020-01-23 09:31 

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Lakers bounce back with victory over Knicks...

LeBron James started hot and Anthony Davis found his groove Wednesday as the Los Angeles Lakers bounced back from an embarrassing loss to the Boston Celtics with a 100-92 win over the Knicks in New York....

 2020-01-23 09:10 

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Mud stops play: after smog, wind, rain, new challenge for Aussie Open...

An Australian Open that has been hit by weather extremes faced a new challenge on Thursday: dirty rain, after overnight downpours left courts muddy and unplayable.Smog from the deadly wildfires hit hazardous levels during qualifying, leaving players with ...

 2020-01-23 08:53 

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Mud stops play: after smog, wind, rain, new challenge for Aussie Open...

An Australian Open that has been hit by weather extremes faced a new challenge on Thursday: dirty rain, after overnight downpours left courts muddy and unplayable.Strong winds then buffeted Melbourne Park on Wednesday, giving players further problems as b...

 2020-01-23 08:53 

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Future of women's tennis on display in Coco v Osaka part II...

Two of the most exciting young talents in tennis take centre stage at the Australian Open on Friday when 15-year-old American Coco Gauff takes on reigning champion Naomi Osaka....

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