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 2020-06-17 13:02 

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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 12:54 

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India media fear pandemic finally brings end of the newspaper era...

Indian newspapers, which just a few months ago had defied the global trend by gaining circulation, are now buckling under the weight of coronavirus losses that have killed some off and critically wounded other big names.English newspapers in Pune and Goa ...

 2020-06-17 12:54 

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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...

 2020-06-17 12:45 

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Facebook hopes to help millions of Americans register to vote...

Facebook said Tuesday it plans to help four million Americans register to vote, and insists it can be a positive force in the presidential election later this year....

 2020-06-17 12:45 

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Facebook hopes to help millions of Americans register to vote...

Facebook said Tuesday it plans to help four million Americans register to vote, and insists it can be a positive force in the presidential election later this year....

 2020-06-17 12:45 

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

Beijing's airports cancelled more than 1,200 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 author...

 2020-06-17 12:45 

AFP

India media fear pandemic finally brings end of the newspaper era...

Indian newspapers, which just a few months ago had defied the global trend by gaining circulation, are now buckling under the weight of coronavirus losses that have killed some off and critically wounded other big names.English newspapers in Pune and Goa ...

 2020-06-17 11:59 

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Former snooker star Willie Thorne dies...

Former snooker star Willie Thorne has died after a short illness at the age of 66, it was announced on his GoFundMe page on Wednesday....

 2020-06-17 10:59 

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Steroid 'breakthrough' raises virus hopes, despite China outbreak...

The World Health Organization on Tuesday hailed a "breakthrough4; steroid treatment for the coronavirus, boosting hopes that pandemic deaths can be reduced, but a growing new cluster in China sparked fears of a second wave of infections.But news of...

 2020-06-17 10:59 

AFP

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

Beijing's airports cancelled more than 1,200 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 author...

 2020-06-17 10:52 

AFP

Steroid 'breakthrough' raises virus hopes, despite China outbreak...

The World Health Organization on Tuesday hailed a "breakthrough4; steroid treatment for the coronavirus, boosting hopes that pandemic deaths can be reduced, but a growing new cluster in China sparked fears of a second wave of infections.But news of...

 2020-06-17 10:52 

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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.Zhu recalled a recent counselling case that grew from a man and woman becoming busi...

 2020-06-17 10:40 

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

North Korea threatened Wednesday to bolster its military presence in and near 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 Indust...

 2020-06-17 10:40 

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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.Zhu recalled a recent counselling case that grew from a man and woman becoming busi...

 2020-06-17 10:31 

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India says 20 troops killed in fight with China...

Twenty Indian soldiers were killed during "hand-to-hand9; fighting with Chinese troops in a disputed Himalayan region, India's military said, the first deadly clash between the nuclear powers in decades.The soldiers threw punches and stones at ...

 2020-06-17 10:31 

AFP

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

North Korea threatened Wednesday to bolster its military presence in and near 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 Indust...

 2020-06-17 10:27 

AFP

Steroid 'breakthrough' raises virus hopes, despite China outbreak...

The World Health Organization on Tuesday hailed a "breakthrough4; steroid treatment for the coronavirus, boosting hopes that pandemic deaths can be reduced, but a growing new cluster in China sparked fears of a second wave of infections."This i...

 2020-06-17 10:27 

AFP

India says 20 troops killed in fight with China...

Twenty Indian soldiers were killed during "hand-to-hand9; fighting with Chinese troops in a disputed Himalayan region, India's military said, the first deadly clash between the nuclear powers in decades.The soldiers threw punches and stones at ...

 2020-06-17 10:04 

AFP

India says 20 troops killed in fight with China...

Twenty Indian soldiers were killed during "hand-to-hand9; fighting with Chinese troops in a disputed Himalayan region, India's military said, the first deadly clash between the nuclear powers in decades....

 2020-06-17 09:21 

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Scooters, e-bikes gain traction as virus lockdowns ease...

Electric bikes and scooters, dismissed before the pandemic as a curiosity or nuisance, are getting fresh traction in cities seeking new transportation options as they emerge from lockdowns.In the months before the pandemic, some local officials were decry...

 2020-06-17 09:21 

AFP

India says 20 troops killed in fight with China...

Twenty Indian soldiers were killed during "hand-to-hand9; fighting with Chinese troops in a disputed Himalayan region, India's military said, the first deadly clash between the nuclear powers in decades....

 2020-06-17 09:21 

AFP

Steroid 'breakthrough' raises virus hopes, despite China outbreak...

The World Health Organization on Tuesday hailed a "breakthrough4; steroid treatment for the coronavirus, boosting hopes that pandemic deaths can be reduced, but a growing new cluster in China sparked fears of a second wave of infections."This i...

 2020-06-17 09:16 

AFP

Scooters, e-bikes gain traction as virus lockdowns ease...

Electric bikes and scooters, dismissed before the pandemic as a curiosity or nuisance, are getting fresh traction in cities seeking new transportation options as they emerge from lockdowns.In the months before the pandemic, some local officials were decry...

 2020-06-17 09:16 

AFP

Aiming big: Ivory Coast's 'Dallas' pitches for African following...

The stakes are big, and so are the egos. The show -- which once carried the punchy working title "Guns and Chocolate" -- hit the screens after 18 months in production that involved a thousand people.Ahitey is a study in ruthlessness whose incongru...

 2020-06-17 09:16 

AFP

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

Beijing's airports cancelled more than 1,200 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 city has now reported 137 infectio...

 2020-06-17 09:16 

AFP

Aiming big: Ivory Coast's 'Dallas' pitches for African following...

The stakes are big, and so are the egos. The show -- which once carried the punchy working title "Guns and Chocolate" -- hit the screens after 18 months in production that involved a thousand people.Ahitey is a study in ruthlessness whose incongru...

 2020-06-17 09:14 

AFP

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

Beijing's airports cancelled more than 1,200 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 city has now reported 137 infectio...

 2020-06-17 09:14 

AFP

Google boots far-right site from ad platform...

Google on Tuesday confirmed that it booted one far-right website from its ad platform and put another on notice for hosting "dangerous and derogatory" comments about civil rights protests....

 2020-06-17 09:14 

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Google boots far-right site from ad platform...

Google on Tuesday confirmed that it booted one far-right website from its ad platform and put another on notice for hosting "dangerous and derogatory" comments about civil rights protests....

 2020-06-17 09:14 

AFP

Seven nations vying for five UN Security Council seats...

The UN General Assembly on Wednesday will elect five new members of the Security Council for 2021 and 2022, with battles underway for the Western and African seats.Hoping to woo delegates, both Canada and Ireland have brought out superstar power. Celine D...

 2020-06-17 08:53 

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100 days later: Premier League returns after coronavirus 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 08:53 

AFP

Seven nations vying for five UN Security Council seats...

The UN General Assembly on Wednesday will elect five new members of the Security Council for 2021 and 2022, with battles underway for the Western and African seats.Hoping to woo delegates, both Canada and Ireland have brought out superstar power. Celine D...

 2020-06-17 08:53 

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 08:43 

AFP

Trump government sues to block ex-aide Bolton's book...

The Trump administration filed a lawsuit Tuesday seeking to prevent publication of former national security advisor John Bolton's book, which is expected to provide a damning insider portrait of the White House.The book, "The Room Where It Happene...

 2020-06-17 08:43 

AFP

100 days later: Premier League returns after coronavirus 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 08:30 

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LaMelo Ball fails in bid for Aussie basketball team...

NBA prospect LaMelo Ball's hopes of owning an Australian professional basketball team were stolen away Wednesday as a rival consortium swooped on the Illawarra Hawks....

 2020-06-17 08:15 

AFP

North Korea vows to step up border military activities...

North Korea threatened Wednesday to bolster its military presence at now-shuttered inter-Korean project sites and rebuild guard posts in the Demilitarized Zone, a day after it blew up its liaison office with Seoul, sharply raising tensions on the peninsul...

 2020-06-17 08:15 

AFP

Trump government sues to block ex-aide Bolton's book...

The Trump administration filed a lawsuit Tuesday seeking to prevent publication of former national security advisor John Bolton's book, which is expected to provide a damning insider portrait of the White House.The book, "The Room Where It Happene...

 2020-06-17 07:49 

AFP

Coronavirus leaves more Americans dead than WWI...

With 740 new coronavirus deaths in 24 hours, the United States has seen more people die from the pandemic than died in World War I, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University....

 2020-06-17 07:49 

AFP

North Korea vows to step up border military activities...

North Korea threatened Wednesday to bolster its military presence at now-shuttered inter-Korean project sites and rebuild guard posts in the Demilitarized Zone, a day after it blew up its liaison office with Seoul, sharply raising tensions on the peninsul...

 2020-06-17 06:31 

AFP

Limpet sticking power down to mucus, not muscle...

Limpets -- those coin-sized, suction-cup critters with conical caps -- have had the experts fooled all along....

 2020-06-17 06:31 

AFP

Coronavirus leaves more Americans dead than WWI...

With 740 new coronavirus deaths in 24 hours, the United States has seen more people die from the pandemic than died in World War I, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University....

 2020-06-17 06:09 

AFP

Police fire tear gas as thousands join French healthcare protest...

French police fired tear gas after being pelted with objects during a Paris demonstration on Tuesday led by thousands of healthcare workers demanding more investment in the health system."They have hijacked this protest by force," Patrick Pelloux,...

 2020-06-17 06:09 

AFP

Limpet sticking power down to mucus, not muscle...

Limpets -- those coin-sized, suction-cup critters with conical caps -- have had the experts fooled all along....

 2020-06-17 06:08 

AFP

Morgan Stanley sued for discrimination by ex diversity chief...

Morgan Stanley's former head of diversity sued the investment bank for discrimination Tuesday, alleging she was repeatedly thwarted in efforts to promote black staff and boost lending to African Americans....

 2020-06-17 06:08 

AFP

Police fire tear gas as thousands join French healthcare protest...

French police fired tear gas after being pelted with objects during a Paris demonstration on Tuesday led by thousands of healthcare workers demanding more investment in the health system."They have hijacked this protest by force," Patrick Pelloux,...

 2020-06-17 06:07 

AFP

Morgan Stanley sued for discrimination by ex diversity chief...

Morgan Stanley's former head of diversity sued the investment bank for discrimination Tuesday, alleging she was repeatedly thwarted in efforts to promote black staff and boost lending to African Americans....

 2020-06-17 06:07 

AFP

Vienna man fined 500 euros for deliberate 'massive flatulence'...

Austrian police fined a man 500 euros for loudly breaking wind after officers stopped him earlier this month to check his identity....

 2020-06-17 06:05 

AFP

Limpet sticking power down to mucus not muscle...

Limpets -- those coin-sized, suction-cup critters with conical caps -- have had the experts fooled all along....

 2020-06-17 06:05 

AFP

World 100m champion Coleman faces suspension after new missed test...

Reigning world 100m champion Christian Coleman is facing a two-year suspension after revealing on Tuesday he missed a drugs test last December....

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