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 2020-06-15 18:43 

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China virus cluster grows as European borders reopen...

China reported dozens of new coronavirus cases for the second consecutive day on Monday as a growing cluster of infections stoked fears of a second wave, while more borders were opened in Europe ahead of the summer holiday season.The pandemic is gathering...

 2020-06-15 18:13 

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Rashford makes emotional plea for rethink on free school meals...

Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford has pleaded with the British government to continue to supply free meals for children in poorer families during the summer holidays in a letter "written from the heart"....

 2020-06-15 18:13 

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Sheffield Utd, Villa braced for Premier League restart in global spotlight...

Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder and Aston Villa boss Dean Smith said they were aware the eyes of the world would be on their match when they relaunch the Premier League on Wednesday....

 2020-06-15 18:00 

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Sheffield Utd, Villa braced for Premier League restart in global spotlight...

Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder and Aston Villa boss Dean Smith said they were aware the eyes of the world would be on their match when they relaunch the Premier League on Wednesday....

 2020-06-15 17:44 

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Europe reopens borders but China battles new virus outbreak...

A raft of EU nations reopened their borders to fellow Europeans on Monday after months of coronavirus curbs, but China was battling a new outbreak that has stoked fears of a second wave.However, the pandemic is gathering pace in Latin America, and Iran an...

 2020-06-15 17:44 

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Russia sentences US ex-marine to 16 years in spy trial...

A Russian court on Monday sentenced former US marine Paul Whelan to 16 years in a penal colony for espionage in a verdict that has outraged Washington....

 2020-06-15 16:38 

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Tougher tests await for Madrid and Barca in race for La Liga...

Real Madrid and Barcelona will have tougher tests to come but emphatic victories on their return to action at the weekend suggest there may not be much margin for error in what is left of La Liga's title race.Yet the early indications are that without...

 2020-06-15 16:28 

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Casillas ends Spanish football federation presidency bid...

Spain's World Cup-winning captain Iker Casillas announced on Monday he was ending his bid to run for the presidency of the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) due to the crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic....

 2020-06-15 16:09 

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Europe reopens borders but China battles new virus outbreak...

A raft of EU nations reopened their borders to fellow Europeans on Monday after months of coronavirus curbs, but China was battling a new outbreak that has stoked fears of a second wave.However, the pandemic is gathering pace in Latin America, and Iran an...

 2020-06-15 16:09 

AFP

Russia sentences US ex-marine to 16 years in spy trial...

A Russian court on Monday sentenced former US marine Paul Whelan to 16 years in a penal colony for espionage in a case that strained ties with Washington and fuelled speculation of a prisoner swap....

 2020-06-15 15:53 

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Duterte-critic journalist convicted in Philippine libel case...

Philippine journalist Maria Ressa was convicted Monday of cyber libel and faces up to six years behind bars in a case that watchdogs say marks a dangerous erosion of press freedom under President Rodrigo Duterte."With this latest assault on independen...

 2020-06-15 15:53 

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Russia sentences US ex-marine to 16 years in spy trial...

A Russian court on Monday sentenced former US marine Paul Whelan to 16 years in a penal colony for espionage in a case that strained ties with Washington and fuelled speculation of a prisoner swap....

 2020-06-15 14:33 

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Formula One wants two races in Shanghai: city sports boss...

Formula One chiefs want to stage two races in Shanghai this season after the Chinese Grand Prix was postponed because of the coronavirus, the city's sports boss said Monday, adding there was no final decision....

 2020-06-15 13:40 

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One Championship could return to ring next month: CEO...

Asia's largest mixed martial arts promotion, One Championship, could resume putting on fights as early as next month, its CEO told AFP on Monday, as he warned of rocky operating conditions ahead after the coronavirus."I'm very grateful for thi...

 2020-06-15 13:40 

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Royal Ascot lacks special feeling this year, says leading trainer Johnston...

Stripped of its immaculately-dressed crowd and with reduced prize money due to the coronavirus pandemic, it may be hard to feel "Royal Ascot is as special this year", record-breaking trainer Mark Johnston admits."They kept it going so the soon...

 2020-06-15 13:27 

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BP to take up to $17.5bn hit on coronavirus...

British energy giant BP said Monday that it will take a hit of up to $17.5 billion in the second quarter as "sustained" coronavirus fallout ravages global oil demand....

 2020-06-15 13:27 

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Duterte-critic journalist convicted in Philippine libel case...

Philippine journalist Maria Ressa was convicted Monday of cyber libel and faces up to six years behind bars in a case that watchdogs say marks a dangerous erosion of press freedom under President Rodrigo Duterte."With this latest assault on independen...

 2020-06-15 11:11 

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BP to take up to $17.5bn hit on coronavirus...

British energy giant BP said Monday that it will take a hit of up to $17.5 billion in the second quarter as "sustained" coronavirus fallout ravages global oil demand....

 2020-06-15 11:11 

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Facebook rejects call to share revenue with Australian media...

Facebook on Monday rejected calls from the Australian government and news companies that it share advertising revenue with the media, suggesting it would rather cut news content from its platform....

 2020-06-15 10:57 

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Another police killing of a black man stokes US tension, debate...

The fatal shooting of a black man by a white police officer in Atlanta has poured more fuel on the raging US debate over racism, prompting another round of street protests and the resignation of the southern city's police chief.His deadly encounter wi...

 2020-06-15 10:57 

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Facebook rejects call to share revenue with Australian media...

Facebook on Monday rejected calls from the Australian government and news companies that it share advertising revenue with the media, suggesting it would rather cut news content from its platform....

 2020-06-15 10:51 

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Another police killing of a black man stokes US tension, debate...

The fatal shooting of a black man by a white police officer in Atlanta has poured more fuel on the raging US debate over racism, prompting another round of street protests and the resignation of the southern city's police chief.His deadly encounter wi...

 2020-06-15 10:51 

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China virus cluster grows as European borders reopen...

China reported dozens of new coronavirus cases for the second consecutive day on Monday as a growing cluster of infections stoked fears of a second wave, while more borders were opened in Europe ahead of the summer holiday season.The pandemic is gathering...

 2020-06-15 10:17 

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Hong Kong Disneyland to reopen after five-month virus closure...

Hong Kong's Disneyland will reopen its doors on Thursday following nearly five months of closure, the park said Monday, in a fresh boost for a city that has largely managed to defeat the coronavirus....

 2020-06-15 09:44 

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Macron rejects tearing down statues in France...

President Emmanuel Macron vowed on Sunday that France would not seek to erase elements of its history or take down statues of controversial public figures, despite growing global scrutiny of former colonial powers in the wake of worldwide protests.Protest...

 2020-06-15 09:12 

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Taiwan pedals faster to meet global pandemic demand for bikes...

Deserted streets, cabin fever and worries over COVID-enabling commutes in Europe and America have sent demand for bikes into high gear -- with factories in Taiwan racing to push out new units and scrambling to find parts."We've seen a mixture of e...

 2020-06-15 09:06 

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Three races to savour at Royal Ascot...

Royal Ascot goes ahead on Tuesday despite being behind closed doors due to the coronavirus pandemic.Punters believe this is the year that top sprinter Battaash will add the one race missing from his trophy cabinet after filling the bridesmaid role in the ...

 2020-06-15 09:00 

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UK's Johnson announces body to probe inequality amid race protests...

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he was setting up a commission to look at "all aspects of inequality" following race protests across Britain."We need to tackle the substance of the problem, not the symbols.""It was utterly absurd tha...

 2020-06-15 08:02 

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Premier League lockdown: winners and losers...

The Premier League finally makes its long-awaited return on June 17 following a three-month coronavirus lockdown.When we last saw Jose Mourinho, the Tottenham manager cut a despondent figure as he admitted he wished he could fast-forward to next season.Wi...

 2020-06-13 16:10 

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As Le Mans goes virtual, one veteran recalls a famous victory...

This weekend's Le Mans 24 Hours, postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic, would have marked the golden anniversary of one of its most famous battles."In 1969, the car was a nightmare to drive," recalled Attwood. "I would never want t...

 2020-06-13 13:37 

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Fresh virus cluster in China raises fears for pandemic control...

Lockdowns were imposed in parts of Beijing on Saturday to try and prevent the spread of a new coronavirus cluster, highlighting the challenges that lie ahead even for places where outbreaks are under control.But as the government reported six new domestic...

 2020-06-13 13:25 

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Virus mine closures stir unease in Poland's rust belt...

A spike in reported coronavirus cases in Poland's coal mines has put the country on edge but residents worried about jobs are playing down the health crisis.All of them belong to the JSW mining group and the PGG conglomerate -- Europe's two bigges...

 2020-06-13 13:25 

AFP

Fresh virus cluster in China raises fears for pandemic control...

Lockdowns were imposed in parts of Beijing on Saturday to try and prevent the spread of a new coronavirus cluster, highlighting the challenges that lie ahead even for places where outbreaks are under control.But as the government reported six new domestic...

 2020-06-13 11:46 

AFP

Hertz allowed to sell $1 bn in shares despite bankruptcy...

Coronavirus-hit car rental company Hertz was granted permission Friday to sell $1 billion in shares, an extraordinary move after it declared bankruptcy in the United States and Canada....

 2020-06-13 11:46 

AFP

Virus mine closures stir unease in Poland's rust belt...

A spike in reported coronavirus cases in Poland's coal mines has put the country on edge but residents worried about jobs are playing down the health crisis.All of them belong to the JSW mining group and the PGG conglomerate -- Europe's two bigges...

 2020-06-13 11:45 

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Italy PM presses on with much-maligned economic pow-wow...

EU leaders are set to join Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte on Saturday for talks on jumpstarting the nation's economy, but opposition figures shunned the hastily organised -- and roundly criticised -- initiative....

 2020-06-13 11:45 

AFP

Hertz allowed to sell $1 bn in shares despite bankruptcy...

Coronavirus-hit car rental company Hertz was granted permission Friday to sell $1 billion in shares, an extraordinary move after it declared bankruptcy in the United States and Canada....

 2020-06-13 11:45 

AFP

Trump postpones rally scheduled for 'Juneteenth' holiday...

Donald Trump has postponed a controversial rally scheduled for the same day as a holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the US, following fierce criticism, he announced Friday....

 2020-06-13 11:45 

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Italy PM presses on with much-maligned economic pow-wow...

EU leaders are set to join Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte on Saturday for talks on jumpstarting the nation's economy, but opposition figures shunned the hastily organised -- and roundly criticised -- initiative....

 2020-06-13 10:21 

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Brazil now second in virus deaths, as US states see rising cases...

Brazil on Friday claimed the unenviable position of having the second-highest coronavirus death toll worldwide behind the United States, where several states have posted record daily case totals, signaling the crisis is far from over.Experts warn the actu...

 2020-06-13 10:21 

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Trump postpones rally scheduled for 'Juneteenth' holiday...

Donald Trump has postponed a controversial rally scheduled for the same day as a holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the US, following fierce criticism, he announced Friday....

 2020-06-13 09:24 

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Tokyo Olympics will be safe, governor says...

Next year's Olympics will be safe despite the coronavirus pandemic, Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike has said, pledging a "120-percent effort" to ensure the first-ever postponed Games can go ahead.But it has faced persistent criticism for conductin...

 2020-06-13 09:24 

AFP

Brazil now second in virus deaths, as US states see rising cases...

Brazil on Friday claimed the unenviable position of having the second-highest coronavirus death toll worldwide behind the United States, where several states have posted record daily case totals, signaling the crisis is far from over.Experts warn the actu...

 2020-06-13 09:24 

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Fifty years ago, Brazil taught the world to play, in colour...

Fifty years ago this month, modern football was born at the World Cup in Mexico, kicking and yelling, and live in vibrant colour for a global audience. In the semi-finals, in Guadalajara, Brazil gave Uruguay a one-goal start but won 3-1. Again Pele didn&#...

 2020-06-13 08:33 

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Varner leads as McIlroy charges in PGA return at Colonial...

Harold Varner overcame a triple-bogey start to maintain the lead at the halfway stage of the Charles Schwab Challenge on Friday as the hard-charging Rory McIlroy and Jordan Spieth appear poised to strike....

 2020-06-13 08:33 

AFP

Tokyo Olympics will be safe, governor says...

Next year's Olympics will be safe despite the coronavirus pandemic, Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike has said, pledging a "120-percent effort" to ensure the first-ever postponed Games can go ahead.But it has faced persistent criticism for conductin...

 2020-06-13 08:33 

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'Nobody's wearing masks' - rugby, fans return in New Zealand...

More than 20,000 fans witnessed the Otago Highlanders edge a 28-27 thriller against the Waikato Chiefs on Saturday as New Zealand welcomed the return of live sport after the coronavirus."I never imagined it would be like that," Highlanders captain...

 2020-06-13 08:13 

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Brazil now second in virus deaths, as US states see rising cases...

Brazil on Friday claimed the unenviable position of having the second-highest coronavirus death toll worldwide behind the United States, where several states have posted record daily case totals, signaling the crisis is far from over.Experts warn the actu...

 2020-06-13 08:13 

AFP

Varner leads as McIlroy charges in PGA return at Colonial...

Harold Varner overcame a triple-bogey start to maintain the lead at the halfway stage of the Charles Schwab Challenge on Friday as the hard-charging Rory McIlroy and Jordan Spieth appear poised to strike....

 2020-06-13 07:59 

AFP

America's original sin: Floyd death prompts historical soul-searching...

Confederate monuments are coming down and statues of Christopher Columbus are being toppled as Americans grapple with the ghosts of the country's racial history in the wake of George Floyd's death.Farber noted that the debate over Confederate memo...

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