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 2021-07-28 08:07 

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Bitcoin returns to $40,000 mark as Binance caps withdrawals and leverage...

The token is still some way off highs of $63,000 seen earlier this year, having suffered several knocks following regulatory pressure from a number of jurisdictions....

 2021-07-28 06:55 

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Crowd Shouts 'We Are Hong Kong' as Chinese Anthem Plays at Olympic Medal Presentation...

A crowd watching Hong Kong fencer Edgar Cheung Ka-long receive his gold medal at the Toyko Olympics shouted "we are Hong Kong" as the Chinese national anthem played during the presentation on July 26.Cheung made history for Hong Kong by clinching ...

 2021-07-28 06:37 

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Russia ready to help Tajikistan amid Afghan conflict -TASS...

Russia is ready to provide its ally Tajikistan with any assistance needed amid a worsening conflict in neighbouring Afghanistan, the TASS news agency cited Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu as saying on Wednesday. Shoigu said the additional supply of Russian...

 2021-07-28 05:06 

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Olympics-Swimming-Haughey makes history for Hong Kong with silver medal...

Siobhan Haughey won Hong Kong's first Olympic swimming medal by taking silver in the 200m freestyle on Wednesday and said she hoped her achievement in Tokyo would inspire the next generation of Olympians back home. The 23-year-old psychology major, al...

 2021-07-28 04:43 

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India to press Blinken on Afghanistan, China...

Indian officials were expected Wednesday to express alarm over Taliban gains in Afghanistan and to press for more support against China in talks with visiting US Secretary of State Antony Blinken....

 2021-07-28 04:39 

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DOJ declines to defend Mo Brooks in Eric Swalwell's Capitol riot lawsuit...

The Department of Justice declined late Tuesday to represent Rep. Mo Brooks in a civil lawsuit against the Georgia congressman concerning the Capitol riot.Why it matters: Brooks had argued he should have immunity in the suit, filed by Rep. Eric Swalwell (...

 2021-07-27 18:41 

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Olympics betting: USA men's basketball should beat Iran, but will they win by 40?...

Iran doesn't have to play all that well to cover an enormous spread....

 2021-07-27 16:58 

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A Black man hijacked a plane to escape racism. He still can't go home: 5 Things podcast...

Melvin McNair diverted an airliner to Algeria after demanding $1 million from the FBI. He built a life in France but is still wanted by US authorities....

 2021-07-27 16:29 

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Trump administration officials can testify about president's actions leading up to Jan. 6, DOJ says...

The Justice Department will not be asserting executive privilege as committees probe whether Donald Trump tried to use DOJ to subvert the election....

 2021-07-27 14:36 

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Russia wins gold in women's gymnastics, U.S. takes silver after Biles withdraws...

The Russian Olympic Committee is taking home a gold medal in women's gymnastics after U.S. star Simone Biles pulled out of the team finals on Tuesday due to a medical issue. State of play: The Russian gymnasts finished with a total score of 169.528, a...

 2021-07-27 14:34 

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Iraq records 12,185 coronavirus cases in highest daily increase...

Iraq recorded its biggest daily increase in coronavirus infections on Tuesday with 12,185 cases, taking its total so far to 1,577,013, the health ministry said. It reported 71 fatalities to take its coronavirus death toll to 18,418, official data publishe...

 2021-07-27 09:37 

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UN panel pays $600M to Kuwait oil firm for invasion by Iraq...

A United Nations panel paid out $600 million to Kuwait's national oil company Tuesday as compensation for Iraq's invasion and occupation of Kuwait three decades ago. The U.N. Compensation Commission said it has so far paid out $51.3 billion since ...

 2021-07-27 07:47 

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Bitcoin pulls back from highs as Amazon denies payment rumours...

Amazon spokesperson dismisses speculation that the company is considering accepting cryptocurrencies as a form of payment....

 2021-07-27 07:43 

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Activist Tong Ying-kit found guilty of terrorism in first Hong Kong security law trial...

Tong Ying-kit, the first person to be charged and tried under Hong Kong's national security law was found guilty of terrorism and inciting secession by three judges Tuesday, per Bloomberg. Stay on top of the latest market trends and economic insights ...

 2021-07-27 07:20 

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Hong Kong: First person charged under national security law found guilty...

More than 100 people have been arrested since the controversial and widely criticised law came into force....

 2021-07-27 07:10 

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First person charged under Hong Kong's sweeping national security law found guilty of secessionism and terrorism...

First person charged under Hong Kong's sweeping national security law found guilty of secessionism and terrorism....

 2021-07-27 06:23 

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Volunteers pitch in to fight Russia's raging forest fires...

The little domed tents of the volunteer firefighters in the clearing of a Siberian forest can be hard to see — even from only a few steps away — because of the choking smoke. As of Monday, about 1.88 million hectares (4.6 million acres) of for...

 2021-07-27 06:08 

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EXPLAINER: US pays $4B to Afghan forces; Who is watching?...

The U.S. and NATO have promised to pay $4 billion a year until 2024 to finance Afghanistan's military and security forces, which are struggling to contain an advancing Taliban. Already, the U.S. has spent nearly $89 billion over the past 20 years to b...

 2021-07-27 05:22 

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Explainer-What we know about inter-Korean hotlines, unique symbol for testy ties...

South and North Korea reopened their hotlines on Tuesday after a yearlong communications vacuum that had flared tensions and soured relations. At least 49 hotlines have been set up between the two Koreas since the 1970s, and Seoul sees them as a crucial t...

 2021-07-27 05:07 

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Olympics-Fencing-China eyes another gold for women's team epee...

China stayed on track to claim a third consecutive Olympic medal in the women's team epee fencing event on Tuesday after they beat Hong Kong in the quarterfinal stage. The Chinese team won gold in the 2012 London Olympics and silver in the 2016 Rio Ga...

 2021-07-27 04:35 

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Telling the story of a KKK murder plot and FBI investigation...

The Associated Press reconstructed the story of a failed 2015 murder plot by a Florida branch of the Ku Klux Klan using one-and-a-half hours of recordings made by an undercover FBI informant, thousands of pages of public records, field reporting and inter...

 2021-07-27 02:24 

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South, North Korea have restored once-severed hotline -Blue House...

South and North Korea have restored their once-severed hotline and the two countries' leaders have agreed to rebuild trust and improve ties, Seoul's presidential Blue House said on Tuesday. North Korea's state media outlet, KCNA, also said all...

 2021-07-27 02:22 

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Streak ends: Americans finally lose Olympic backstroke race...

For the first time since 1992, the American men have lost a backstroke race at the Olympic pool. Russia swept the top two spots in the 100-meter back Tuesday, with Evgeny Rylov claiming the gold medal in 51.98 seconds and teammate Kliment Kolesnikov takin...

 2021-07-27 02:10 

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Russia snaps U.S. streak on 100m men's backstroke...

A pair of Russians snapped a remarkable American gold medal streak....

 2021-07-27 01:12 

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Trial of first person charged under Hong Kong security law...

Three Hong Kong judges are expected to deliver their verdict on Tuesday in the trial of the first person charged under the national security law. July 1, 2020 - Tong Ying-kit, now 24, is arrested shortly after the enactment of the national security law, w...

 2021-07-27 00:08 

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Verdict expected in trial of 1st person charged under Hong Kong security law...

Three Hong Kong judges are expected to deliver a verdict on Tuesday in the trial of the first person charged under the national security law, a landmark case with implications on how the legislation reshapes the city's common law traditions. Former wa...

 2021-07-26 23:55 

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House rejects GOP effort to seat McCarthy's choices for Jan. 6 select panel...

The House on Monday voted 218-197 to defeat Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy's attempt to seat his preferred members for the Jan. 6 select committee.Stay on top of the latest market trends and economic insights with Axios Markets. Subscribe for freeWhy ...

 2021-07-26 23:01 

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Mapping the advance of the Taliban in Afghanistan...

Maps of Afghanistan showing who controls districts in fighting between the government and Taliban....

 2021-07-26 20:18 

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OnPolitics: Troops are coming home from Iraq...

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 2021-07-26 20:03 

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US combat forces to leave Iraq by end of year...

The move, while largely symbolic, could provide a domestic boost to both the US and Iraqi leaders....

 2021-07-26 18:20 

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State lawmaker won't seek reelection after anti-Asian slur...

Democratic House leaders in Delaware have indicated that they have no plans to initiate an ethics investigation that could lead to the ouster of a fellow Democrat who used a racist and sexist slur to refer to sex workers. Amid public backlash and calls fo...

 2021-07-26 17:58 

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Lee Kiefer makes history as first American to win individual foil...

Lee Kiefer made history on Sunday as the first-ever American to win a gold in individual foil fencing. Score: Kiefer, 27, scored 15-13 to defeat Russia's Inna Deriglazova, who won the gold in Rio 2016. The first was Mariel Zagunis, who won gold in wom...

 2021-07-26 17:57 

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Pres. Biden to Announce End of U.S. Combat Mission in Iraq...

Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi says his country would look to the U.S. for training and intel, but doesn't need foreign combat forces there....

 2021-07-26 17:28 

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'Pelosi Republicans': McCarthy and Cheney trade barbs ahead of Jan. 6 committee hearing...

A day before the new select committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection holds its first public hearing, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., labeled Reps. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., and Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill., as "Pelosi Republicans.&#...

 2021-07-26 17:05 

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Amal Clooney lauds German court for conviction of IS member...

High-profile human rights lawyer Amal Clooney and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Nadia Murad on Monday lauded a German court for convicting a former Islamic State member of aiding and abetting crimes against humanity for her involvement in the enslavement of ...

 2021-07-26 16:56 

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Botswana sends troops to help Mozambique fight insurgency...

Botswana sent military troops to Mozambique on Monday, becoming the first country of the 16-nation Southern African Development Community to dispatch soldiers to help battle an Islamic extremist insurgency in northern Cabo Delgado province. Botswana's...

 2021-07-26 14:49 

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"Russia" continues to make mockery of Olympic ban...

The IOC claimed it punished Russia for its vast doping scandal. Try telling that to the four guys in Russia colors who just won the men's gymnastics competition....

 2021-07-26 12:54 

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Amazon Bitcoin job ad boosts cryptocurrency surge...

News Amazon is hiring a digital-currency expert has helped boost the value of Bitcoin....

 2021-07-26 12:38 

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Biden to meet Iraq PM, announce 'new phase' of US deployment...

President Joe Biden, who will host Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhemi Monday, is expected to launch a...

 2021-07-26 09:01 

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Biden, Kadhimi to seal agreement on ending U.S. combat mission in Iraq...

U.S. President Joe Biden and Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi on Monday will seal an agreement formally ending the U.S. combat mission in Iraq by the end of 2021, more than 18 years after U.S. troops were sent to the country. Coupled with Biden'...

 2021-07-26 03:42 

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New Zealand to accept alleged Islamic State militant, 2 kids...

New Zealand on Monday agreed to repatriate an alleged Islamic State militant and her two young children, who have been detained in Turkey since February. The decision follows a bitter dispute with Australia over which country needed to shoulder responsibi...

 2021-07-26 02:01 

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China's private education firms brace for hit from new rules...

HONG KONG (Reuters) -China's private education firms are bracing for a...

 2021-07-26 01:39 

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Biden to welcome weakened Iraq PM amid Iran hostility...

US President Joe Biden welcomes Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhemi on Monday in his first meeting with the weakened leader, whose loyalties are precariously split between the US ally and pro-Iran factions at home....

 2021-07-26 01:22 

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Bitcoin leaps 12% to six-week high...

Cryptocurrencies jumped on Monday, sending bitcoin as much as 12.5% higher to its strongest since mid-June. Bitcoin was last up 7.3% at $37,983 and rival cryptocurrency ether rose 4.5% to stand at a three-week high of $2,290....

 2021-07-25 18:27 

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Mozambique President Nyusi says army gaining ground in insurgency-hit region...

Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi said on Sunday troops fighting the Islamic State-linked insurgency in its northern province of Cabo Delgado were gaining ground and the enemy was retreating. Nyusi was addressing the nation on the crisis that was triggere...

 2021-07-25 15:34 

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Russia marks Navy's 325th anniversary, Iranian ship joins in...

Russia marked the 325th anniversary of the founding of its navy with ship parades at major ports on Sunday. Russian President Vladimir Putin attended the main parade of more than 50 vessels in St. Petersburg, which included ships from the navies of Iran, ...

 2021-07-25 15:26 

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Pelosi intends to appoint 2nd Republican to Jan. 6 committee...

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Sunday she intends to name a second Republican critic of Donald Trump, Rep. Adam Kinzinger, to a special committee investigating the Capitol riot and she pledged that the Democratic-majority panel will "find the truth.&...

 2021-07-25 14:56 

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House Speaker Pelosi says she will name GOP Rep. Kinzinger to select committee investigating the Jan. 6 riot...

Pelosi's remarks come after she rejected two Republicans named to the committee by House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, setting off a firestorm....

 2021-07-25 13:22 

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Kiefer earns 3rd American fencing gold ever with foil win...

Lee Kiefer won the third gold medal for the United States at the Tokyo Olympics and the third fencing gold in the country's history by beating defending champion Inna Deriglazova of Russia 15-13 in the women's foil final. Mariel Zagunis is the onl...

 2021-07-25 12:20 

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Republicans recommend Manetti to run for 113th state House District seat...

Jul. 25—Lackawanna County Republican Party committee members of the 113th Legislative District on Saturday recommended Dominick Manetti over five other candidates to run in a November special election to fill former state Rep. Marty Flynn's seat...

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