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 2019-12-09 12:40 

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Hong Kongers await Beijing olive branch after rare calm...

Hong Kongers have delivered a clarion call for change over the last fortnight with a landslide local election defeat for the government and more than one in ten hitting the streets peacefully on Sunday -- but will Beijing listen?The vote shattered governm...

 2019-12-09 12:40 

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China says it will continue 'training' Xinjiang people...

China on Monday defended its vast network of re-education camps in Xinjiang and said it would continue "training" residents, following explosive government document leaks detailing surveillance and control of the region's Uighur population.Las...

 2019-12-09 11:44 

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Trump impeachment drive enters crucial week in divided Congress...

The impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump in a sharply divided US Congress enter a new phase Monday when the House Judiciary Committee convenes a hearing expected to result in specific charges against the Republican leader.Nadler will con...

 2019-12-09 11:44 

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Hong Kongers await Beijing olive branch after rare calm...

Hong Kongers have delivered a clarion call for change over the last fortnight with a landslide local election defeat for the government and more than one in ten hitting the streets peacefully on Sunday -- but will Beijing listen?The vote shattered governm...

 2019-12-09 11:09 

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India gang-rape shootings revives extrajudicial killing fears...

The shooting of four gang-rape and murder suspects by Indian police has highlighted the scourge of extrajudicial killings in a nation grappling with high levels of sexual crimes and a notoriously slow judicial process.According to a government report, 100...

 2019-12-09 11:09 

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Trump impeachment drive enters crucial week in divided Congress...

The impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump in a sharply divided US Congress enter a new phase Monday when the House Judiciary Committee convenes a hearing expected to result in specific charges against the Republican leader.Nadler will con...

 2019-12-09 10:40 

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One critically injured as popular New Zealand volcano erupts...

At least one person was left in a critical condition when New Zealand's White Island volcano erupted suddenly on Monday, leaving authorities scrambling to treat the injured and find those unaccounted for.Several helicopters and aircraft were seen in t...

 2019-12-09 10:40 

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India gang-rape shootings revives extrajudicial killing fears...

The shooting of four gang-rape and murder suspects by Indian police has highlighted the scourge of extrajudicial killings in a nation grappling with high levels of sexual crimes and a notoriously slow judicial process.According to a government report, 100...

 2019-12-09 10:22 

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Syrian President Assad's uncle on trial in France on graft charges...

The uncle of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is set to go on trial in Paris Monday on charges of building up a property empire in France using funds from Syrian state coffers....

 2019-12-09 10:22 

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One critically injured as popular New Zealand volcano erupts...

At least one person was left in a critical condition when New Zealand's White Island volcano erupted suddenly on Monday, leaving authorities scrambling to treat the injured and find those unaccounted for.Several helicopters and aircraft were seen in t...

 2019-12-09 09:56 

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Injuries feared as popular New Zealand volcano erupts...

Around 100 people were near New Zealand's White Island volcano when it erupted suddenly on Monday, leaving authorities scrambling to treat the injured and find those unaccounted for.Police said they were responding to the incident, but offered no furt...

 2019-12-09 09:56 

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Syrian President Assad's uncle on trial in France on graft charges...

The uncle of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is set to go on trial in Paris Monday on charges of building up a property empire in France using funds from Syrian state coffers....

 2019-12-09 09:15 

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Injuries feared as popular New Zealand volcano erupts...

New Zealand's White Island volcano erupted suddenly on Monday, prompting fears for a group of visitors seen walking on the crater floor moments before."I've got limited understanding at present other than there's been an eruption, that the...

 2019-12-09 09:15 

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Injuries feared as popular New Zealand volcano erupts...

Around 100 people were near New Zealand's White Island volcano when it erupted suddenly on Monday, leaving authorities scrambling to treat the injured and find those unaccounted for.Police said they were responding to the incident, but offered no furt...

 2019-12-09 08:58 

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Daughter claims Australian ex-PM urged silence on alleged rape...

The daughter of former Australian prime minister Bob Hawke said he ordered her to keep quiet about her alleged rape by one of his political allies for fear it would damage his career, Australian media has reported....

 2019-12-09 08:58 

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Injuries feared as popular New Zealand volcano erupts...

New Zealand's White Island volcano erupted suddenly on Monday, prompting fears for a group of visitors seen walking on the crater floor moments before."I've got limited understanding at present other than there's been an eruption, that the...

 2019-12-09 08:33 

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UK election campaign enters final rounds with Brexit on the line...

Britain's general election campaign enters its frenetic final stages on Monday, with Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn desperately seeking votes ahead of Thursday's crucial poll.The prime minister said on Sunday that the...

 2019-12-09 08:33 

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Daughter claims Australian ex-PM urged silence on alleged rape...

The daughter of former Australian prime minister Bob Hawke said he ordered her to keep quiet about her alleged rape by one of his political allies for fear it would damage his career, Australian media has reported....

 2019-12-09 08:32 

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UK election campaign enters final rounds with Brexit on the line...

Britain's general election campaign enters its frenetic final stages on Monday, with Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn desperately seeking votes ahead of Thursday's crucial poll.The prime minister said on Sunday that the...

 2019-12-09 08:32 

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'Sesame Street' puppeteer Caroll Spinney -- aka Big Bird -- dies at 85...

Puppeteer Caroll Spinney, who brought Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch to life on the iconic children's television show "Sesame Street" for half a century, died on Sunday at the age of 85.Spinney himself won multiple Daytime Emmys for his work, a...

 2019-12-09 07:54 

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Putin set for landmark Paris talks on Ukraine conflict...

Russian leader Vladimir Putin will for the first time hold formal talks with Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelensky over the conflict in Ukraine's east on Monday, in a much-anticipated summit in Paris.The goals of Monday's meeting include agreei...

 2019-12-09 07:54 

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'Sesame Street' puppeteer Caroll Spinney -- aka Big Bird -- dies at 85...

Puppeteer Caroll Spinney, who brought Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch to life on the iconic children's television show "Sesame Street" for half a century, died on Sunday at the age of 85.Spinney himself won multiple Daytime Emmys for his work, a...

 2019-12-09 07:34 

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Sri Lanka begin first Pakistan Test tour since 2009 attack...

Sri Lanka embarked on the first Test cricket tour of Pakistan in 10 years on Monday following the deadly 2009 attack on their team that plunged Pakistan into sporting isolation....

 2019-12-09 07:34 

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Sri Lanka begin first Pakistan Test tour since 2009 attack...

Sri Lanka embarked on the first Test cricket tour of Pakistan in 10 years on Monday following the deadly 2009 attack on their team that plunged Pakistan into sporting isolation.Pakistan's cricket team has been forced to play its home matches on neutra...

 2019-12-09 07:33 

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Russia to discover sporting fate as WADA meets...

Russia faces a four-year ban from international sporting competitions, including the Olympic Games, when the World Anti-Doping Agency hold a crucial meeting in Lausanne.WADA president Craig Reedie made a presentation Saturday to the Olympic Summit, partic...

 2019-12-09 07:33 

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Putin set for landmark Paris talks on Ukraine conflict...

Russian leader Vladimir Putin will for the first time hold formal talks with Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelensky over the conflict in Ukraine's east on Monday, in a much-anticipated summit in Paris.The goals of Monday's meeting include agreei...

 2019-12-09 07:33 

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French basketball player fined in China for not looking at flag...

A French former NBA player has been reprimanded and fined $1,400 by sports officials in China for not looking at the Chinese flag during the national anthem before a game....

 2019-12-09 07:32 

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Day 5 of public transport chaos as French strike bites...

French commuters and tourists braced for a fifth day of public transport chaos Monday as the government prepared to respond to widespread anger over pension reform that has sparked open-ended walkouts.Many people opted to take days off or to work from hom...

 2019-12-09 07:32 

AFP

Russia to discover sporting fate as WADA meets...

Russia faces a four-year ban from international sporting competitions, including the Olympic Games, when the World Anti-Doping Agency hold a crucial meeting in Lausanne.WADA president Craig Reedie made a presentation Saturday to the Olympic Summit, partic...

 2019-12-09 07:29 

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What a four-year doping ban would mean for Russia...

The World Anti-Doping Agency, whose executive committee meets in Lausanne on Monday, is set to punish Russia's complicity in a state-sponsored doping programme with a new four-year ban on Russian sportsmen and women....

 2019-12-09 07:28 

AFP

Russia to discover sporting fate as WADA meets...

Russia faces a four-year ban from international sporting competitions, including the Olympic Games, when the World Anti-Doping Agency hold a crucial meeting in Lausanne.WADA president Craig Reedie made a presentation Saturday to the Olympic Summit, partic...

 2019-12-09 06:57 

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Free-scoring Salzburg pose serious threat to leaky Liverpool...

Liverpool travel to Salzburg on Tuesday needing to avoid defeat to the confident Austrian champions to guard against an embarrassing Champions League group stage exit for the holders....

 2019-12-09 06:56 

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Cagliari move fourth as AC Milan get back on track...

Daniele Ragatzu struck late as Cagliari snatched a 2-2 draw at Sassuolo to reclaim fourth spot in Serie A on Sunday, as AC Milan beat Bologna 3-2 to return to the top half of the table.Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso remained evasive on his coaches' f...

 2019-12-09 06:56 

AFP

Day 5 of public transport chaos as French strike bites...

French commuters and tourists braced for a fifth day of public transport chaos Monday as the government prepared to respond to widespread anger over pension reform that has sparked open-ended walkouts.Many people opted to take days off or to work from hom...

 2019-12-09 06:55 

AFP

China's Ding Junhui wins UK Championship...

Ding Junhui beat Stephen Maguire 10-6 to win the UK Championship on Sunday, 10 years after the Chinese star last lifted the prestigious trophy....

 2019-12-09 06:55 

AFP

Cagliari move fourth as AC Milan get back on track...

Daniele Ragatzu struck late as Cagliari snatched a 2-2 draw at Sassuolo to reclaim fourth spot in Serie A on Sunday, as AC Milan beat Bologna 3-2 to return to the top half of the table.Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso remained evasive on his coaches' f...

 2019-12-09 06:55 

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Patriots jolted by Chiefs, 49ers down Saints...

Tom Brady and the New England Patriots slid to a second straight defeat on Sunday, falling 23-16 to the Kansas City Chiefs in a game marred by a series of officiating blunders.Asked about the boos his team had been subjected to at half-time, Belichick add...

 2019-12-09 06:54 

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EU budget rules need rethink, says new commissioner...

The EU's new economy commissioner Paolo Gentiloni said the bloc should consider loosening its strict budget deficit rules to respond to climate risks and weak growth, echoing a similar call by French President Emmanuel Macron....

 2019-12-09 06:54 

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China's Ding Junhui wins UK Championship...

Ding Junhui beat Stephen Maguire 10-6 to win the UK Championship on Sunday, 10 years after the Chinese star last lifted the prestigious trophy....

 2019-12-09 05:11 

AFP

Brazilian giants Cruzeiro relegated for first time...

Cruzeiro suffered relegation from Brazil's top flight for the first time in the club's 98-year history Sunday following a 2-0 home defeat by Palmeiras that triggered ugly scenes inside the ground.Cruzeiro needed victory and for Ceara to lose at Bo...

 2019-12-09 05:11 

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EU budget rules need rethink, says new commissioner...

The EU's new economy commissioner Paolo Gentiloni said the bloc should consider loosening its strict budget deficit rules to respond to climate risks and weak growth, echoing a similar call by French President Emmanuel Macron....

 2019-12-09 05:11 

AFP

Cagliari move fourth as AC Milan get back on track...

Daniele Ragatzu struck late as Cagliari snatched a 2-2 draw at Sassuolo to reclaim fourth spot in Serie A on Sunday, as AC Milan beat Bologna 3-2 to return to the top half of the table.Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso remained evasive on his coaches' f...

 2019-12-09 04:40 

AFP

Brazilian giants Cruzeiro relegated for first time...

Cruzeiro suffered relegation from Brazil's top flight for the first time in the club's 98-year history Sunday following a 2-0 home defeat by Palmeiras that triggered ugly scenes inside the ground.Cruzeiro needed victory and for Ceara to lose at Bo...

 2019-12-09 04:32 

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Marseille make it six in a row against Bordeaux to stay with PSG...

Marseille kept pace with Ligue 1 leaders Paris Saint-Germain on Sunday after coming from behind to beat Bordeaux 3-1 and rack up a sixth straight win that keeps them five points behind the champions....

 2019-12-09 04:32 

AFP

Cagliari move fourth as AC Milan get back on track...

Daniele Ragatzu struck late as Cagliari snatched a 2-2 draw at Sassuolo to reclaim fourth spot in Serie A on Sunday, as AC Milan beat Bologna 3-2 to return to the top half of the table.Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso remained evasive on his coaches' f...

 2019-12-09 04:24 

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Ford seals first win with Beaver Creek giant slalom victory...

Tommy Ford swept to the first World Cup victory of his career at the Beaver Creek giant slalom in Colorado on Sunday....

 2019-12-09 04:19 

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Joaquin becomes La Liga's oldest hat-trick hero, Sevilla held...

Real Betis captain Joaquin became the oldest player to score a La Liga hat-trick after he inspired his team to beat Athletic Bilbao 3-2 on Sunday....

 2019-12-09 04:12 

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China's Ding Junhui wins UK Championship...

Ding Junhui beat Stephen Maguire 10-6 to win the UK Championship on Sunday, 10 years after the Chinese star last lifted the prestigious trophy....

 2019-12-09 04:04 

AFP

Trump warns Kim has 'everything' to lose through hostility...

President Donald Trump warned Sunday that North Korea's Kim Jong Un had "everything" to lose through hostility towards the United States, after Pyongyang said it had carried out a major new weapons test."NATO, China, Russia, Japan, and the...

 2019-12-09 04:04 

AFP

Brazilian giants Cruzeiro relegated for first time...

Cruzeiro suffered relegation from Brazil's top flight for the first time in the club's 98-year history Sunday following a 2-0 home defeat by Palmeiras that triggered ugly scenes inside the ground.Cruzeiro needed victory and for Ceara to lose at Bo...

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