Tuesday, 18 January 2022

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Rafael Nadal ends losing streak against Alexander Zverev

AP Photo ROME – Rafael Nadal ended a run of three straight losses to Alexander Zverev with a convincing 6-3, 6-4 win over the German on Friday to reach the Italian Open semifinals. Zverev had beaten Nadal in straight sets at the same stage in Madrid a week ago but ...

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Israel threatens Gaza ground invasion despite truce efforts

AP Photo GAZA – Israel on Thursday said it was massing troops along the Gaza frontier and calling up 9,000 reservists ahead of a possible ground invasion of the Hamas-ruled territory, as the two bitter enemies plunged closer to all-out war. Egyptian mediators rushed to Israel for cease-fire efforts but ...

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Governor of Georgia suspends gas taxes

Mandatory Credit: Photo by John Amis/AP/REX/Shutterstock Georgia Governor Brian Kemp signed an executive order that temporarily suspends gas taxes in the state to prevent a hike in fuel prices in the aftermath of the Colonial Pipeline cyberattack. “Today Governor Brian P. Kemp signed an executive order to temporarily suspend gas ...

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Spain 100 days away from reaching herd immunity, Pedro Sanchez

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez (AP) GREECE – Spanish prime minister Monday said Spain is “just 100 days away from reaching herd immunity” to COVID-19. Pedro Sanchez asserted once 70% of the population is vaccinated, the country will have achieved that goal. “The data invite optimism. One-third of the adult ...

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Israeli police storm Al Aqsa compound and fire on worshippers

Palestinians run away from Israeli border police during a demonstration in support of Palestinian families that face eviction from their homes at Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood in the Damascus gate in Jerusalem. EPA Israeli police arrest a Palestinian demonstrator during a protest in support of Palestinian families that face eviction from ...

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Vax Live concert raises $302m for vaccine

Credit: Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP/Shutterstock The Global Citizen fundraising concert advocating the importance of vaccine equity has pulled in $302 million, exceeding the goal for the organisation’s campaign. Global Citizen announced Saturday that the funds raised helped procure more than 26 million doses at the “Vax Live: The Concert to Reunite the ...

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Hosting IPL not a mistake, insists Sourav Ganguly

Image Source : AP India’s cricket chief Sourav Ganguly has defended the attempt to hold the Indian Premier League during the country’s coronavirus emergency, insisting it was not a mistake. The IPL was only called off because the number of cases “has just gone through the roof”, the Board of ...

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