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England coach Jones freshens again for November internationals
LONDON : England coach Eddie Jones has included four uncapped players and another eight who made their debuts in the summer in his 34-man squad for the November internationals at Twickenham against Tonga, Australia and South Africa.Hooker Nic Dolly has been called up in recognition of his displa
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Disney+ magic fades: Barclays downgrades Walt Disney after 3 years
Walt Disney's stock received a rare Wall Street downgrade on Monday (Oct 18), as Barclays called for bold changes from the media giant to reverse slowing growth at its Disney+ streaming service.Disney Chief Executive Officer Bob Chapek last month hinted at a slowdown in Disney+, saying fourth-quart
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Klopp not enthused by Atletico style, but cannot argue with results
MADRID : Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp said on Monday that he was not a fan of Spanish side Atletico Madrid's style of play but could not argue with their results on the pitch.Liverpool, who were beaten home and away by Diego Simeone's team in the Champions League Round of 16 last season, tr
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Norway attacker killed victims with 'sharp object', not arrows
OSLO: Norwegian police said on Monday (Oct 18) that the five victims of last week's attack were killed by a "sharp object" used by the suspect, not a bow and arrows."At some point he discarded or lost his bow and arrows," police inspector Per Thomas Omholt told reporters.He said that during the
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Don't subject stablecoins to new rules, crypto lobby tells US regulators
LONDON : Asset-backed stablecoins do not pose a systemic risk to the U.S. financial system and should not face a new set of rules, a major cryptocurrency lobby group told U.S. regulators on Monday, as tighter oversight of the fast-growing technology looms.Stablecoins - digital tokens usually bac
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Neymar ruled out of PSG's Champions League clash with Leipzig
Brazilian forward Neymar will miss Paris St Germain's Champions League group game against RB Leipzig after picking up an injury on international duty, manager Mauricio Pochettino said on Monday.The 29-year-old was among a number of players not involved in PSG's 2-1 Ligue 1 win over Angers on F
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Sharp-eyed diver recovers crusader sword from Med seabed
CAESAREA, Israel : A sword believed to have belonged to a crusader who sailed to the Holy Land almost a millennium ago has been recovered from the Mediterranean seabed thanks to an eagle-eyed amateur diver, the Israel Antiquities Authority said on Monday.Though encrusted with marine organisms, t
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S.Africa's MTN and Vodacom join Telkom in temporary spectrum lawsuit
JOHANNESBURG : South Africa's two biggest mobile operators, MTN and Vodacom, have joined number three Telkom in a lawsuit to stop the regulator withdrawing temporary frequency spectrum assigned at the start of the COVID-19 outbreak.The temporary spectrum allowed the operators to deliver faster
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China's Tianqi Lithium settles dispute with Australian contractor
China's Tianqi Lithium Corp on Monday said its subsidiary had signed an agreement with contractor MSP Engineering to end a long-running row over the delayed Kwinana plant in Western Australia. Perth-based MSP was appointed lead contractor on the Kwinana project, which was billed as the world's
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I trust the doctors and scientists on vaccination, says Guardiola
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has encouraged players to get vaccinated against COVID-19 after the recent rise in cases in Britain.On Sunday, Britain reported 45,140 new cases of COVID-19, the highest daily number since the middle of July, and 57 new deaths within 28 days of a positive te
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Italian police use water cannon to break up health pass protest at port
TRIESTE, Italy: Italian police used water cannon and tear gas on Monday (Oct 18) to clear a sit-in at the port of Trieste, where opponents of the government's mandatory COVID-19 health pass have tried to block access.The north-eastern port has been the focal point of protest in Italy over the intr
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US watching China's weapons development, Austin says, after hypersonic missile report
TBILISI, Georgia: United States Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said on Monday (Oct 18) that Washington was closely watching China's development of advanced weapons systems, while declining to comment directly on a report that Beijing had tested a nuclear-capable hypersonic missile.The Chinese fore
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Club Brugge must go up a level against Man City says coach
BRUGES, Belgium : Club Brugge's players must raise their performances to have any chance against Manchester City in their Champions League game on Tuesday, said coach Philippe Clement.The Belgians, who have had a surprisingly positive start in Group A, will be the underdogs when they host the E
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Malala sends letter to Taliban 1 month after girls' school ban
KABUL: Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai, who was shot by the Pakistani Taliban as a schoolgirl, has urged Afghanistan's new rulers to let girls return to school.It has been one month since the hardline militant Taliban, which seized power in August, excluded girls from returning to seconda
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WHO says it 'cannot cut corners' in approving India's Covaxin COVID-19 shot
BENGALURU: The World Health Organization (WHO) on Monday (Oct 18) asked for further data from India's Bharat Biotech to consider the company's request for an emergency-use listing for its COVID-19 shot, saying the WHO could not "cut corners" in making a decision.Bharat Biotech, which developed C
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Kourtney Kardashian and drummer Travis Barker engaged, TMZ says
LONDON : Reality television star Kourtney Kardashian and musician Travis Barker are engaged, celebrity news website TMZ reported, and the couple have shared pictures of what appears to be a marriage proposal on a beach.The couple both uploaded on Instagram photos of themselves amid an arrangemen
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Pioli tells Milan to cut out errors in decisive games against Porto
AC Milan must eliminate individual errors and improve their concentration to get their Champions League campaign back on track in two decisive games against Porto, coach Stefano Pioli said on Monday.The seven-time European champions suffered defeats by Liverpool and Atletico Madrid in their open
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Liverpool will make things difficult for us, says Atletico's Simeone
MADRID :Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone said his team expect a tough challenge in Tuesday's Champions League Group B game at home to Liverpool and praised the Premier League team for their style of play.Atletico have won three of their last four games against Liverpool, including a 3-2 comeba
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Colin Powell: War hero, history maker haunted by Iraq
WASHINGTON: Colin Powell, the son of Jamaican immigrants who became a US war hero and the first black secretary of state but saw his legacy tarnished when he made the case for war in Iraq in 2003, died on Monday (Oct 18) of COVID-19 complications. He was 84.The retired four-star general and former
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Hong Kong's new China futures have best first day in bourse's history
HONG KONG : Hong Kong's new futures product based on an index of onshore Chinese shares, which began trading Monday, had the highest first-day trading value of any new futures launched on the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong, according to the bourse. The data underscore the demand from investors in
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