Monday, 6 December 2021

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Black Caps crowned Test champions

(Photo by Nathan Stirk/ICC via Getty Images) WELLINGTON – New Zealand cricket fans hailed a “David and Goliath” win over India in the inaugural World Test Championship, praising Kane Williamson’s men for erasing the heartache of recent big-match failures. The Black Caps were also lauded for the manner in which ...

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Pandemic fallout to be felt ‘for years’: UNODC

VIENNA – The coronavirus pandemic is pushing more people into drug use, while illicit cultivation could also get a boost, the UN said, warning that the crisis’s fallout was likely to be felt “for years to come”. The Vienna-based United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), which each year ...

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Pentagon signals slow pullout from Afghanistan

(Photo by Joël SAGET / AFP / FILES) WASHINGTON: The US military could slow down its withdrawal from Afghanistan due to the gains made by the Taliban insurgents, Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said Monday. Kirby stressed that President Joe Biden´s deadline of a full withdrawal by September remains in place, ...

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Porsche to set up joint venture with Customcells

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: A Porsche Taycan electrical automobile (EV) is seen displayed throughout a media day for the Auto Shanghai present in Shanghai, China REUTERS/Aly Song FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Volkswagen’s luxury sports car unit Porsche AG is setting up a joint venture with Customcells to produce high-performance batteries that ...

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Cryptocurrencies tumble amid China crackdown

REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo TOKYO – Cryptocurrencies tumbled on Monday as China’s crackdown on bitcoin mining expanded to the province of Sichuan. Bitcoin fell to as low as $32,288 for the first time since June 8, and was last down 7.9% at around $32,781. Smaller rival ether dropped below $2,000 for ...

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