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 2020-06-17 21:32 

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Facebook lets users block political ads, aiming to quell outcry...

Facebook is allowing users to turn off all political ads in a move aimed at quelling criticism of the leading social network's hands-off approach to election misinformation.As part of the same announcement, Facebook said it would launch what it called...

 2020-06-17 21:31 

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French Open to begin September 27 as ATP, WTA reveal August restarts...

Roland Garros chiefs said Wednesday that the delayed French Open will get underway on September 27 as the ruling bodies of world tennis revealed a new-look calendar for a sport placed on ice since mid-March due to the coronavirus....

 2020-06-17 21:28 

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Premier League returns after 100-day virus exile...

The Premier League makes its eagerly anticipated return on Wednesday after 100 days in lockdown, with Manchester City's clash against Arsenal taking centre stage at the start of a frenetic dash to finish the season.All remaining matches will be preced...

 2020-06-17 21:24 

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Serena set for US Open as officials vow safety, star power...

Serena Williams committed to play at this year's US Open on Wednesday as US Tennis Association officials vowed they can safely stage the first Grand Slam since the coronavirus pandemic shutdown....

 2020-06-17 21:16 

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German FA boss hopes up to 1,000 fans allowed to watch cup final in stadium...

The head of the German football association (DFB) hopes a crowd of up to 1,000 fans could be allowed to watch the national cup final live in July, which would make it the first match in Germany to welcome back spectators....

 2020-06-17 21:14 

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UEFA chief says premature end to French season may not harm Lyon and PSG...

UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin said on Wednesday that the French football league's decision in April, guided by the government, to end its season was premature....

 2020-06-17 21:03 

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Hojbjerg stripped of Saints captaincy...

Southampton will go into the closing stages of the season with a new skipper after Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg was stripped of the captaincy by coach Ralph Hasenhuttl....

 2020-06-17 21:02 

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Bayern Munich: a tale of German football dominance...

Bayern Munich have won the Bundesliga for the eighth consecutive year and are German champions for the 30th time in the club's proud history.Through a clear ethos and transfer policy of cherry-picking Germany's best players alongside some foreign ...

 2020-06-17 20:50 

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Champions League to be completed with 'final eight' in Lisbon in August...

The 2019-2020 Champions League, suspended since March because of the coronavirus pandemic, will be completed in a 'final eight' format in Lisbon in August, UEFA said on Wednesday.The men's Champions League final was initially due to be played ...

 2020-06-17 20:43 

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Record-breaking Mertens gets new Napoli deal ahead of cup final...

Napoli's all-time top scorer Dries Mertens signed a new contract until 2022 with the Serie A club on Wednesday, just hours before they face Juventus in the Italian Cup final in Rome....

 2020-06-17 20:35 

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Fists, stones and clubs: China and India's brutal high altitude, low-tech battle...

India and China's militaries have some of the world's most sophisticated modern weaponry, but their deadliest scrap in over 50 years was fought using fists, rocks wrapped in barbed wire and clubs studded with nails.Post-mortems so far showed that ...

 2020-06-17 20:35 

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Floyd's brother tells UN 'black lives do not matter' in US...

George Floyd's brother on Wednesday begged the United Nations to help African Americans because "black lives do not matter in the United States", as the UN's rights chief urged reparations for centuries of discrimination.The aim, it said, ...

 2020-06-17 20:21 

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Bournemouth's Fraser set to miss rest of season after contract snub...

Bournemouth winger Ryan Fraser is set to miss the rest of the season after rejecting a short-term contract extension with the Premier League strugglers....

 2020-06-17 20:20 

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World 100m champion Coleman suspended and could miss Olympics...

Reigning world 100m champion Christian Coleman was provisionally suspended on Wednesday over a missed drugs test, putting him at risk of a two-year ban that would rule him out of next year's Tokyo Olympics.The report from the doping control officer po...

 2020-06-17 20:16 

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India, China hold talks to de-escalate deadly border tensions...

India and China agreed Wednesday to ease tensions at their disputed Himalayan border, even as they traded blame for a brawl that left at least 20 Indian soldiers dead.But the two ministers also sought to de-escalate tensions.An Indian army source told AFP...

 2020-06-17 20:16 

AFP

Fists, stones and clubs: China and India's brutal high altitude, low-tech battle...

India and China's militaries have some of the world's most sophisticated modern weaponry, but their deadliest scrap in over 50 years was fought using fists, rocks wrapped in barbed wire and clubs studded with nails.Post-mortems so far showed that ...

 2020-06-17 20:12 

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Turkey deploys troops against Kurdish rebels in Iraq...

Turkey launched an air and ground offensive against Kurdish rebels in northern Iraq on Wednesday, in a move likely to increase friction with the Baghdad government....

 2020-06-17 20:12 

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India, China hold talks to de-escalate deadly border tensions...

India and China agreed Wednesday to ease tensions at their disputed Himalayan border, even as they traded blame for a brawl that left at least 20 Indian soldiers dead.But the two ministers also sought to de-escalate tensions.An Indian army source told AFP...

 2020-06-17 19:35 

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Champions League to be completed in final 8 in Lisbon, with final on August 23...

The 2019-2020 Champions League, suspended since March because of the coronavirus pandemic, will be completed in a 'Final Eight' in Lisbon in August, UEFA said on Wednesday....

 2020-06-17 19:18 

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Vowing new Syria campaign, US sanctions dozens including Assad wife...

The United States on Wednesday imposed sanctions on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's wife and dozens of others as it vowed a vast pressure campaign under a new law that has already rattled the war-torn nation's economy.Others designated under th...

 2020-06-17 19:18 

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Turkey deploys troops against Kurdish rebels in Iraq...

Turkey launched an air and ground offensive against Kurdish rebels in northern Iraq on Wednesday, in a move likely to increase friction with the Baghdad government....

 2020-06-17 19:15 

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UEFA opts to keep 12-city format for delayed Euro 2020...

UEFA announced on Wednesday that it was planning to keep the same pan-continental format for the postponed Euro 2020 after president Aleksander Ceferin recently hinted that the number of host cities could be reduced....

 2020-06-17 19:07 

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Sale agree pay deals as English rugby salary cap row simmers...

Premiership club Sale said Wednesday they had reached agreement with players and staff over new terms to their contracts during a bitter salary cap row in the English game....

 2020-06-17 18:39 

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Beijing fights new virus outbreak as India deaths soar...

China closed schools in Beijing and restricted air travel from the capital on Wednesday to halt an outbreak of coronavirus cases and dampen fears of a second wave, as India's death toll spiked.And amid a frenzied scramble to find a treatment or a vacc...

 2020-06-17 18:39 

AFP

Vowing new Syria campaign, US sanctions dozens including Assad wife...

The United States on Wednesday imposed sanctions on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's wife and dozens of others as it vowed a vast pressure campaign under a new law that has already rattled the war-torn nation's economy.Others designated under th...

 2020-06-17 18:35 

AFP

US sanctions dozens including Assad wife in new Syria campaign...

The United States on Wednesday imposed sanctions on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's wife and dozens of others as it vowed a vast pressure campaign under a new law....

 2020-06-17 18:35 

AFP

Beijing fights new virus outbreak as India deaths soar...

China closed schools in Beijing and restricted air travel from the capital on Wednesday to halt an outbreak of coronavirus cases and dampen fears of a second wave, as India's death toll spiked.And amid a frenzied scramble to find a treatment or a vacc...

 2020-06-17 18:17 

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England name eight uncapped players in training group for West Indies Tests...

England included eight uncapped players in a 30-man training group announced Wednesday ahead of next month's Test series against the West Indies....

 2020-06-17 18:13 

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Beijing cancels flights, shuts schools over new virus outbreak...

Beijing's airports cancelled two-thirds of all flights on Wednesday and schools in the Chinese capital were closed again as authorities rushed to contain a new coronavirus outbreak and warned infections may rise.The outbreak had already forced authori...

 2020-06-17 18:13 

AFP

US sanctions dozens including Assad wife in new Syria campaign...

The United States on Wednesday imposed sanctions on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's wife and dozens of others as it vowed a vast pressure campaign under a new law....

 2020-06-17 18:01 

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India, China in top level talks after deadly border brawl...

India and China held top level talks Wednesday to "cool down the situation", Beijing said, after a violent border brawl that left at least 20 Indian soldiers dead.In several places small groups of protesters called for the boycott of Chinese goods...

 2020-06-17 18:01 

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Beijing cancels flights, shuts schools over new virus outbreak...

Beijing's airports cancelled two-thirds of all flights on Wednesday and schools in the Chinese capital were closed again as authorities rushed to contain a new coronavirus outbreak and warned infections may rise.The outbreak had already forced authori...

 2020-06-17 17:34 

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Jones gets cap 50 years after England appearance...

Fifty years to the day since the start of his only England appearance, former Glamorgan batsman Alan Jones received a Test cap on Wednesday....

 2020-06-17 16:39 

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Testing agency says suspended 100m champion Coleman doesn't know rules...

The Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) on Wednesday rejected world 100m champion Christian Coleman's complaints after it provisionally suspended him over a missed drugs test, putting him at risk of a ban that would rule him out of next year's Tokyo Ol...

 2020-06-17 15:58 

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Villa chief urges fans to stay away from Premier League restart...

Aston Villa chief executive Christian Purslow has urged fans not to congregate at Villa Park ahead of the Premier League's restart on Wednesday....

 2020-06-17 15:18 

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Premier League returns after 100-day virus exile...

The Premier League makes its eagerly anticipated return on Wednesday after 100 days in lockdown, with Manchester City's clash against Arsenal taking centre stage at the start of a frenetic dash to finish the season.Relegation-threatened Aston Villa ge...

 2020-06-17 14:46 

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Facebook says to block foreign state media ads for US election...

Facebook says it will block ads from foreign state media during the US election, as well as allowing users to hide all paid-for political messages....

 2020-06-17 14:46 

AFP

India, China in top level talks after deadly border brawl...

India and China held top level talks Wednesday to "cool down the situation", Beijing said, after a violent border brawl that left at least 20 Indian soldiers dead.In several places small groups of protesters called for the boycott of Chinese goods...

 2020-06-17 14:14 

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Beijing cancels flights, shuts schools over new virus outbreak...

Beijing's airports cancelled two-thirds of all flights and schools in the Chinese capital were closed again on Wednesday as authorities rushed to contain a new coronavirus outbreak linked to a wholesale food market.The outbreak had already forced auth...

 2020-06-17 14:14 

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Facebook says to block foreign state media ads for US election...

Facebook says it will block ads from foreign state media during the US election, as well as allowing users to hide all paid-for political messages....

 2020-06-17 14:07 

AFP

China cancels flights, classes over new outbreak as India deaths soar...

China closed schools in Beijing and restricted air travel from the capital on Wednesday to prevent a second wave of coronavirus infections, as India's death toll spiked.After 31 more cases were reported in Beijing, Chinese authorities on Wednesday can...

 2020-06-17 14:07 

AFP

Beijing cancels flights, shuts schools over new virus outbreak...

Beijing's airports cancelled two-thirds of all flights and schools in the Chinese capital were closed again on Wednesday as authorities rushed to contain a new coronavirus outbreak linked to a wholesale food market.The outbreak had already forced auth...

 2020-06-17 13:50 

AFP

China cancels flights, classes over new outbreak as India deaths soar...

China closed schools in Beijing and restricted air travel from the capital on Wednesday to prevent a second wave of coronavirus infections, as India's death toll spiked.After 31 more cases were reported in Beijing, Chinese authorities on Wednesday can...

 2020-06-17 13:35 

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Flirting with danger: Message apps add to China marital woes...

Echo couldn't figure out why her Shanghai businessman husband routinely came home well past midnight, straining their 10-year marriage -- until she looked at his phone.Technology adds to rising socio-economic stresses on couples, said Zhu Shenyong, a ...

 2020-06-17 13:35 

AFP

China cancels flights, classes over new outbreak as India deaths soar...

China closed schools in Beijing and restricted air travel from the capital on Wednesday to prevent a second wave of coronavirus infections, as India's death toll spiked.After 31 more cases were reported in Beijing, Chinese authorities on Wednesday can...

 2020-06-17 13:35 

AFP

China cancels flights, classes over new outbreak as India deaths soar...

China closed schools in Beijing and restricted air travel from the capital on Wednesday to prevent a second wave of coronavirus infections, as India's death toll spiked.After 31 more cases were reported in Beijing, Chinese authorities on Wednesday can...

 2020-06-17 13:24 

AFP

World 100m champion Coleman suspended over new missed test...

Reigning world 100m champion Christian Coleman was provisionally suspended on Wednesday over a missed drugs test, putting him at risk of a two-year ban that would rule him out of next year's Tokyo Olympics....

 2020-06-17 13:24 

AFP

Flirting with danger: Message apps add to China marital woes...

Echo couldn't figure out why her Shanghai businessman husband routinely came home well past midnight, straining their 10-year marriage -- until she looked at his phone.Technology adds to rising socio-economic stresses on couples, said Zhu Shenyong, a ...

 2020-06-17 13:24 

AFP

Football fans across Europe demand change to 'unsustainable' model...

Supporters must be consulted over their return to stadiums but also football's current model which is "flawed, unfair and unsustainable", a collective of 27 national fan organisations across Europe said Wednesday....

 2020-06-17 13:02 

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North Korea threatens to beef up military presence around DMZ...

North Korea threatened Wednesday to bolster its military presence in and around the Demilitarized Zone, a day after blowing up its liaison office with the South, prompting sharp criticism from Seoul.The demolition of the liaison office in the Kaesong Indu...

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