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Roger Federer: 20-time Grand Slam champion retires after Laver Cup loss.

Roger Federer: 20-time Grand Slam champion retires after Laver Cup loss.
A tearful Roger Federer waved goodbye to professional tennis after teaming up with fellow great Rafael Nadal on an emotional night at the Laver Cup. The 41-year-old received a long ovation after walking off court for the final time as he retired as a professional. The Swiss, …
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Nearly 200 whales die after being stranded on Australian beach.

Nearly 200 whales die after being stranded on Australian beach.
About 200 pilot whales have perished after being stranded on an exposed, surf-swept beach on the rugged west coast of Tasmania, Australian rescuers said Thursday. Just 35 of the approximately 230 whales discovered on the beach the day before were still alive, the state’s wil…
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3,300-year-old cave 'frozen in time' from reign of Ramesses II uncovered in Israel.

3,300-year-old cave 'frozen in time' from reign of Ramesses II uncovered in Israel.
Archaeologists in Israel have discovered an "exceptional" cave that ancient people sealed 3,300 years ago, hiding grave goods and possibly human burials within it, just yards from a beach south of Tel Aviv.  Use of the cave dates to a time when the ancient Egyptian…
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Ebola outbreak declared in Uganda after 'rare' strain is found.

Ebola outbreak declared in Uganda after 'rare' strain is found.
Uganda has declared an Ebola outbreak after the "rare" Sudan strain was confirmed in a 24-year-old man, health authorities say. The case was detected in the Mubende district and comes after six suspicious deaths in the same area. The World Health Organisation (WHO)…
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Queen Elizabeth II funeral, buried at Windsor Castle’s St. George’s Chapel.

Queen Elizabeth II funeral, buried at Windsor Castle’s St. George’s Chapel.
Queen Elizabeth II funeral: The royal family bid farewell to Britain’s longest-reigning monarch, Queen Elizabeth II, in a private ceremony at Windsor Castle. A smaller crowd bid the Queen Elizabeth II farewell in St George’s Chapel after the official burial earlier that day…
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China approves inhaled Covid vaccin.

China approves inhaled Covid vaccin.
China has become the first country to approve an inhaled Covid vaccine. Made by CanSino, it has similar ingredients to its injected vaccine, using a harmless adenovirus as a carrier for the genetic code that teaches the body how to fight Covid. Inhaled as a fine mist, Convide…
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HIV drug mandate violates religious freedom, judge rules.

HIV drug mandate violates religious freedom, judge rules.
US healthcare plans that cover the main HIV prevention drug free of charge are in violation of the right to religious freedom, a judge has ruled. Employers are required to cover certain preventive services and medications in their insurance plans under US law. But a group of …
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Virat Kohli continues to rule social media with 50 million Twitter Followers.

Virat Kohli continues to rule social media with 50 million Twitter Followers.
Virat Kohli has now become the first cricketer who have notched up 50 million followers on Twitter. Team India’s star cricketer and former skipper Virat Kohli has now achieved another big feat, but this time it is on the social media. Virat Kohli has popularity in all the p…
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King Charles names William and Kate the Prince and Princess of Wales

King Charles names William and Kate the Prince and Princess of Wales
Britain’s King Charles bestowed on his eldest son William and daughter-in-law Kate the titles of Prince and Princess of Wales, which he and his late wife Diana previously held. Diana was a hugely popular figure who was under constant media scrutiny from her wedding onwards a…
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Queen Elizabeth's funeral to be held on Monday, Sept. 19.

Queen Elizabeth's funeral to be held on Monday, Sept. 19.
The funeral of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth who died this week after 70 years on the throne, will be held on Monday, September 19 at 1000 GMT, England’s most senior peer who is in charge of state occasions said on Saturday. The coffin will be taken from Balmoral Castle to Edinb…
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Mark Zuckerberg doesn’t like your scrolling habits.

Mark Zuckerberg doesn’t like your scrolling habits.
While Mark Zuckerberg spends most of his days on social media, you won’t find him mindlessly scrolling through Instagram Reels. That’s because Zuckerberg thinks social media is best when used to communicate. On a recent episode of the Joe Rogan Experience podcast, the Meta C…
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New Zealand fully reopens borders after long pandemic closure.

New Zealand fully reopens borders after long pandemic closure.
New Zealand's borders are fully open for the first time since March 2020, when they shut in an effort to keep out Covid-19. Immigration authorities will now begin accepting visitors with visas and those on student visas again. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern called it an &q…
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World's Largest Offshore Wind Farm is finally operational.

World's Largest Offshore Wind Farm is finally operational.
Hornsea 2, a wind farm off the coast of the UK, is now fully operational and ready to help power around 1.3 million U.K. homes. With 165 turbines covering an area of 462 square kilometers (roughly 178 square miles), it is officially the biggest offshore wind farm on the pla…
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67th Filmfare Awards 2022.

67th Filmfare Awards 2022.
The 67th Filmfare Awards ceremony, presented by The Times Group, honoured the best Indian Hindi-language films of 2021. Held at Jio World Centre, the 67th Filmfare Awards honour the films released in 2021. At a press conference helmed by the editor of Filmfare magazine, Jit…
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'Man of the Hole': Last of his tribe dies in Brazil.

'Man of the Hole': Last of his tribe dies in Brazil.
The last remaining member of an uncontacted indigenous group in Brazil has died, officials say. The man, whose name was not known, had lived in total isolation for the past 26 years. He was known as Man of the Hole because he dug deep holes, some of which he used to trap anim…
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Guinness World Record: Man rides 38 miles in giant pumpkin.

Guinness World Record: Man rides 38 miles in giant pumpkin.
Duane Hansen has set a new Guinness World Record for riding 38 miles (61km) in a giant pumpkin. He grew the 846lb (384kg) pumpkin in his garden with the aim to beat the 25.5 mile record, set in 2018. Duane travelled down Missouri River and broke the record on his 60th birthda…
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Indian billionaire Gautam Adani is now the world’s third richest man.

Indian billionaire Gautam Adani is now the world’s third richest man.
Now he's also the world's third richest person, overtaking LVMH (LVMHF) chairman Bernard Arnault and becoming the first Asian person to take that spot, according to Bloomberg and its Billionaires Index. Adani, who runs one of India's top conglomerates, is now bel…
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Europe is experiencing its worst drought in at least 500 years.

Europe is experiencing its worst drought in at least 500 years.
Europe is experiencing its worst drought in at least 500 years, with hot and dry conditions fueling wildfires, reducing crop yields and reducing electricity generation, according to a preliminary analysis from the European Union’s Joint Research Center. The report from the E…
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General Shavendra Silva bestowed with honorary title.

General Shavendra Silva bestowed with honorary title.
Chief of Defence Staff General Shavendra Silva has been bestowed with the honorary title of “Mahamanya Prathapadi-keshwara” by the Asgiri Maha Viharaya. In recognition of his services for the country, religion and national security, Chief of Defense Staff General Shavendra S…
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South Korea records world's lowest fertility rate.

South Korea records world's lowest fertility rate.
South Korea has again recorded the world's lowest fertility rate with the number sinking to a new low. The rate in the country first dropped lower than one child per woman in 2018. But on Wednesday, figures released by the government showed the figure had dropped to 0.81 …
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