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 2020-06-11 21:03 

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Ramping up fight, Trump authorizes sanctions over ICC war crimes probe...

President Donald Trump on Thursday ordered sanctions against any official at the International Criminal Court who investigates US troops, ramping up pressure to stop its case into alleged war crimes in Afghanistan."This institution has become, in prac...

 2020-06-11 20:54 

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Top US general says wrong to appear with Trump at protest site...

America's top general said Thursday he was wrong to appear with President Donald Trump in a photo op near the White House last week, staged after the area was forcefully cleared of anti-racism protesters....

 2020-06-11 20:54 

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Burundi cabinet meets on way forward after president's death...

Burundi held an extraordinary cabinet meeting Thursday to discuss a way forward after the sudden death of long-serving ruler Pierre Nkurunziza left many anxious over the future of the troubled country.Under the constitution, the speaker of the National As...

 2020-06-11 20:16 

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Barcelona star De Jong relishes return of La Liga title race...

"What you have to understand is I really, really like football," says Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong. "It's not pretend. I enjoy every minute of it."...

 2020-06-11 20:13 

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Fresh route, new safety measures unveiled for 2021 Dakar Rally...

The second edition of the Dakar Rally in Saudi Arabia, scheduled to run from January 3-15 next year, will start and finish in Jeddah after venturing through the desert and along the Red Sea, organisers revealed Thursday.Riders will be forced to wear airba...

 2020-06-11 20:07 

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Shortened MotoGP season to start July 19 at Jerez...

The 2020 MotoGP season will start on July 19 in Spain following the coronavirus lockdown, with back-to-back races to be held at the Jerez circuit, organisers announced on Thursday....

 2020-06-11 19:37 

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Europe to reopen borders but world virus toll mounts...

Brussels set out plans to reopen the EU's internal borders on Thursday, even as the global coronavirus outbreak hit worrying new landmarks in the United States, Latin America and Russia.Meanwhile, the death toll in Latin America passed 70,000 fataliti...

 2020-06-11 19:37 

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Top US general says wrong to appear with Trump at protest site...

America's top general said Thursday he was wrong to appear with President Donald Trump in a photo op near the White House last week, staged after the area was forcefully cleared of anti-racism protesters....

 2020-06-11 19:33 

AFP

Fresh route, new safety measures unveiled for 2021 Dakar Rally...

The second edition of the Dakar Rally in Saudi Arabia, scheduled to run from January 3-15 next year, will start and finish in Jeddah after venturing through the desert and along the Rea Sea, organisers revealed Thursday....

 2020-06-11 19:33 

AFP

Fresh route, new safety measures unveiled for 2021 Dakar Rally...

The second edition of the Dakar Rally in Saudi Arabia, scheduled to run from January 3-15 next year, will start and finish in Jeddah after venturing through the desert and along the Rea Sea, organisers revealed Thursday.Riders will be forced to wear airba...

 2020-06-11 19:33 

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La Liga threatens quarantine for players who breach health guidelines...

The president of Spain's La Liga says players could be forced to go into quarantine as the season restarts after its coronavirus-induced suspension, following reports that Barcelona's Nelson Semedo had breached strict health protocol....

 2020-06-11 19:23 

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Europe to reopen borders but world virus toll mounts...

Brussels set out plans to reopen the EU's internal borders on Thursday, even as the global coronavirus outbreak hit worrying new landmarks in the United States, Latin America and Russia.Meanwhile, the death toll in Latin America passed 70,000 fataliti...

 2020-06-11 19:12 

AFP

Shortened MotoGP season to start July 19 at Jerez...

The 2020 MotoGP season will start on July 19 in Spain following the coronavirus lockdown, with back-to-back races to be held at the Jerez circuit, organisers announced on Thursday....

 2020-06-11 19:01 

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Spurs star Alli given one-game ban over coronavirus joke...

Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli has been given a one-match ban by the Football Association after joking about the coronavirus in a social media video and will miss his side's first Premier League match after the restart....

 2020-06-11 18:42 

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Turkey confident Istanbul will still host Champions League final...

Turkey is "confident" the Champions League final will still be held in Istanbul, the Turkish sports minister said Thursday, as UEFA considers other options because of the novel coronavirus....

 2020-06-11 18:04 

AFP

Fresh route, new safety measures unveiled for 2021 Dakar Rally...

The second edition of the Dakar Rally in Saudi Arabia, scheduled to run from January 3-15 next year, will start and finish in Jeddah after venturing through the desert and along the Rea Sea, organisers revealed Thursday....

 2020-06-11 17:46 

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Royal Ascot show must go on, says race chief...

Royal Ascot will take a big financial hit when it goes ahead behind closed doors next week but racing director Nick Smith says it is important to put on a show.He added: "The priority was black-type racing (top-level races where winning or finishing i...

 2020-06-11 17:39 

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Is this the end of the road for Roger Federer?...

Roger Federer is talking optimistically about returning to his "highest level" after knee surgery, but does tennis have to start adjusting to a future without the Swiss star?Writing Federer off in the past has proved dangerous.Last year he fell ag...

 2020-06-11 17:35 

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Ex-head of track and field says hid doping cases to help sport's finances...

The former head of global track and field, Lamine Diack, told his corruption trial on Thursday he had agreed to delay and stagger investigations into suspected Russian doping cases for the sake of the sport's "financial health"....

 2020-06-11 17:00 

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Indian cricket still hopes to salvage IPL season...

Indian cricket chiefs are sticking with plans to salvage the cash-rich IPL tournament this year even if it means playing in empty stadiums, the country's board president Sourav Ganguly said Thursday....

 2020-06-11 17:00 

AFP

Shortened MotoGP season to start July 19 at Jerez...

The 2020 MotoGP season will start on July 19 in Spain following the coronavirus lockdown, with back-to-back races to be held at the Jerez circuit, organisers announced on Thursday....

 2020-06-11 16:29 

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Anderson grateful for West Indies' 'scary' decision to tour England...

James Anderson has thanked the West Indies for taking the "scary decision" to tour England, with Britain suffering the worst coronavirus death toll in Europe....

 2020-06-11 16:29 

AFP

Shortened MotoGP season to start July 19 at Jerez...

The 2020 MotoGP season will start on July 19 in Spain following the coronavirus lockdown, with back-to-back races to be held at the Jerez circuit, organisers announced on Thursday....

 2020-06-11 16:24 

AFP

MotoGP 2020 season to start July 19 in Spain...

The 2020 MotoGP season will start on July 19 in Spain following the coronavirus lockdown, with back-to-back races to be held at the Jerez circuit, organisers announced on Thursday....

 2020-06-11 15:22 

AFP

Ancient eye-popping martial art gains popularity in modern Vietnam...

In a sunny temple courtyard in Vietnam, Le Van Thang pushes an iron rod hard against his eye socket and tries to make it bend -- his dizzying strength honed through years of practising centuries-old martial art Thien Mon Dao.Now many say they also take pl...

 2020-06-11 15:22 

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Former Poland star Szarmach given suspended sentence for domestic violence...

Former Poland football star Andrzej Szarmach has been handed an eight-month suspended prison sentence for domestic violence by a French court....

 2020-06-11 15:22 

AFP

Europe to reopen borders but world virus toll mounts...

Brussels set out plans to reopen the EU's internal borders on Thursday, even as the global coronavirus outbreak hit worrying new landmarks in the United States, Latin America and Russia.Meanwhile, the death toll in Latin America passed 70,000 fataliti...

 2020-06-11 15:22 

AFP

Europe to reopen borders but world virus toll mounts...

Brussels set out plans to reopen the EU's internal borders on Thursday, even as the global coronavirus outbreak hit worrying new landmarks in the United States, Latin America and Russia.Meanwhile, the death toll in Latin America passed 70,000 fataliti...

 2020-06-11 15:15 

AFP

Shuttered Zoom accounts raise China free speech fears...

Several Zoom meetings involving Chinese users were "disrupted," the video messaging app acknowledged Thursday, after activists in the United States and Hong Kong revealed discussions on the platform of Beijing's deadly Tiananmen crackdown had ...

 2020-06-11 15:15 

AFP

Ancient eye-popping martial art gains popularity in modern Vietnam...

In a sunny temple courtyard in Vietnam, Le Van Thang pushes an iron rod hard against his eye socket and tries to make it bend -- his dizzying strength honed through years of practising centuries-old martial art Thien Mon Dao.Now many say they also take pl...

 2020-06-11 15:12 

AFP

Aussie Rules teams take a knee as virus-hit season resumes...

Australian Rules players united to take a knee Thursday in support of the "Black Lives Matter" movement as the country's biggest spectator sport returned to action after a lengthy COVID-19-enforced shutdown....

 2020-06-11 15:09 

AFP

Australia won't be 'intimidated' by China economic threats: PM...

Australia warned Thursday it would not be intimidated by attempts at economic "coercion" after China threatened to undermine the multi-billion dollar flow of Chinese tourists and students to the country....

 2020-06-11 15:09 

AFP

Shuttered Zoom accounts raise China free speech fears...

Several Zoom meetings involving Chinese users were "disrupted," the video messaging app acknowledged Thursday, after activists in the United States and Hong Kong revealed discussions on the platform of Beijing's deadly Tiananmen crackdown had ...

 2020-06-11 14:45 

AFP

Shuttered Zoom accounts raise China free speech fears...

Several Zoom meetings involving Chinese users were "disrupted" the video messaging app acknowledged Thursday, after activists in the United States and Hong Kong revealed discussions on the platform of Beijing's deadly Tiananmen crackdown had b...

 2020-06-11 14:45 

AFP

Australia won't be 'intimidated' by China economic threats: PM...

Australia warned Thursday it would not be intimidated by attempts at economic "coercion" after China threatened to undermine the multi-billion dollar flow of Chinese tourists and students to the country....

 2020-06-11 14:11 

AFP

Ancient eye-popping martial art gains popularity in modern Vietnam...

In a sunny temple courtyard in Vietnam, Le Van Thang pushes an iron rod hard against his eye socket and tries to make it bend -- his dizzying strength honed through years of practising centuries-old martial art Thien Mon Dao.Now many say they also take pl...

 2020-06-11 14:11 

AFP

Shuttered Zoom accounts raise China free speech fears...

Several Zoom meetings involving Chinese users were "disrupted" the video messaging app acknowledged Thursday, after activists in the United States and Hong Kong revealed discussions on the platform of Beijing's deadly Tiananmen crackdown had b...

 2020-06-11 13:53 

AFP

South Korea adoptee seeks recognition as birth father's child...

Growing up in Michigan, Korean-born Kara Bos always knew she was adopted. But when she finally located her assumed half-sister, the woman closed the door in her face and called police.She filed a paternity suit, a move that revealed the man's address....

 2020-06-11 13:53 

AFP

Ancient eye-popping martial art gains popularity in modern Vietnam...

In a sunny temple courtyard in Vietnam, Le Van Thang pushes an iron rod hard against his eye socket and tries to make it bend -- his dizzying strength honed through years of practising centuries-old martial art Thien Mon Dao.Now many say they also take pl...

 2020-06-11 13:46 

AFP

South Korea adoptee seeks recognition as birth father's child...

Growing up in Michigan, Korean-born Kara Bos always knew she was adopted. But when she finally located her assumed half-sister, the woman closed the door in her face and called police.She filed a paternity suit, a move that revealed the man's address....

 2020-06-11 13:46 

AFP

Trump nixes idea of renaming US bases honoring Confederate heroes...

US military bases honoring Civil War Confederate leaders will not be renamed, President Donald Trump said Wednesday, pushing back on pressure to rid public places of monuments glorifying the once pro-slavery South.Defense Secretary Mark Esper had indicate...

 2020-06-11 13:39 

AFP

Ancient eye-popping martial art gains popularity in modern Vietnam...

In a sunny temple courtyard in Vietnam, Le Van Thang pushes an iron rod hard against his eye socket and tries to make it bend -- his dizzying strength honed through years of practising centuries-old martial art Thien Mon Dao.Now many say they also take pl...

 2020-06-11 13:39 

AFP

Trump nixes idea of renaming US bases honoring Confederate heroes...

US military bases honoring Civil War Confederate leaders will not be renamed, President Donald Trump said Wednesday, pushing back on pressure to rid public places of monuments glorifying the once pro-slavery South.Defense Secretary Mark Esper had indicate...

 2020-06-11 13:38 

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'Stop the pain', George Floyd's brother tells US Congress...

The brother of George Floyd, whose killing by police sparked worldwide protests against racism, made an emotional plea on Wednesday to the US Congress to "stop the pain" and pass reforms that make officers accountable for brutality.Floyd, who wore...

 2020-06-11 13:38 

AFP

Ancient eye-popping martial art gains popularity in modern Vietnam...

In a sunny temple courtyard in Vietnam, Le Van Thang pushes an iron rod hard against his eye socket and tries to make it bend -- his dizzying strength honed through years of practising centuries-old martial art Thien Mon Dao.Now many say they also take pl...

 2020-06-11 13:25 

AFP

Latin America logs 70,000 coronavirus deaths...

More than 70,000 people have died from coronavirus in Latin America as the pandemic sweeps through the region, putting growing pressure on an already stretched healthcare system.In Brazil, which accounts for well over half of the deaths in the region, hos...

 2020-06-11 13:25 

AFP

'Stop the pain', George Floyd's brother tells US Congress...

The brother of George Floyd, whose killing by police sparked worldwide protests against racism, made an emotional plea on Wednesday to the US Congress to "stop the pain" and pass reforms that make officers accountable for brutality.Floyd, who wore...

 2020-06-11 13:20 

AFP

Belgrade derby played in front of 16,000 fans...

A crowd of around 16,000 attended Partizan's Belgrade derby victory over Red Star on Wednesday in the latest sign that football is starting to edge towards normality following the coronavirus pandemic....

 2020-06-11 13:20 

AFP

Ancient eye-popping martial art gains popularity in modern Vietnam...

In a sunny temple courtyard in Vietnam, Le Van Thang pushes an iron rod hard against his eye socket and tries to make it bend -- his dizzying strength honed through years of practising centuries-old martial art Thien Mon Dao.Now many say they also take pl...

 2020-06-11 12:54 

AFP

Latin America logs 70,000 coronavirus deaths...

More than 70,000 people have died from coronavirus in Latin America as the pandemic sweeps through the region, putting growing pressure on an already stretched healthcare system.Critics of Brazil's populist President Jair Bolsonaro say the epidemic ha...

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