Friday, 14 May 2021

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ECB chief warns ‘we’re not out of the woods’ after £16.1m loss

© Getty LONDON – The England and Wales Cricket Board chief reported an annual loss of £16.1million ($22.8 million) on Tuesday, with chief executive Tom Harrison warning the onging effects of the coronavirus pandemic meant “we re not out of the woods yet”. English cricket’s governing body said the pandemic had ...

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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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Bella Hadid wishes all moms on Mother’s Day

FILE – Yolanda Hadid (L) and Gigi Hadid attend The Fashion Awards drinks reception at Royal Albert Hall in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images) Paying rich tribute to her mother Yolanda Hadid, US supermodel Bella Hadid has extended sweet wishes to all the moms on ...

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Sadiq Khan: London’s feisty mayor wins second term

London Mayor Sadiq Khan (Photo by JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP via Getty Images) LONDON (AFP) – London Mayor Sadiq Khan, who won re-election, has risen from humble roots to spar with prime ministers and presidents since taking charge of the British capital five years ago. The 50-year-old politician from the main opposition ...

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China ‘strongly condemns’ G7 rights criticism

Image: GETTY BEIJING – China on Thursday said it “strongly condemns” a statement by the Group of Seven nations that accused Beijing of rights abuses in Xinjiang, Tibet and Hong Kong. The G7 made “unfounded accusations against China and openly intervened in China’s internal affairs”, said Chinese foreign ministry spokesman ...

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Mexico City metro overpass collapse kills at least 23

PEDRO PARDO/AFP via Getty Images MEXICO CITY – An elevated section of the Mexico City metro collapsed and sent the train plunging toward a busy boulevard late Monday, killing at least 23 people and injuring at least 79, city officials said. Rescuers found four bodies inside a rail car that ...

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Ford could produce its own EV battery cells by 2025

Xinhua via Getty Images DETROIT – Ford Motor should be selling enough electric vehicles in North America to produce its own battery cells domestically by 2025, an executive with the automaker told CNBC. The timeline is the most detailed Ford has given for EV battery production, which Wall Street is ...

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Iran welcomes Saudi change of tone, sees “new chapter”

File photo of Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Saeed Khatibzadeh. /Getty TEHRAN – Iran welcomed a “change of tone” from Saudi Arabia that could clear the way to a new era of cooperation between the rival regional powers. The Islamic republic has been “a pioneer on the path to regional cooperation ...

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Japan steps up marijuana warnings following legalization in NYC

(photo by Carlos Osorio/Toronto Star via Getty Images) TOKYO – Following the recent legalization of the recreational use of marijuana in New York and New Jersey, the Foreign Ministry in Japan is urging its citizens visiting or living in those states to continue to stay away from the drug. The ...

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