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Manny Pacquiao: Professional boxer to run for Philippines president

Filipino professional boxer Manny Pacquiao will run for president in next year’s general election. He was nominated as a candidate by a faction of the ruling party, PDP-Laban. On top of a glittering career as a fighter, Mr Pacquiao, 42, is a senator in the Philippines’ parliament. Incumbent Rodrigo Duterte is barred from another term […]

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France accuses Australia, US of ‘lying, duplicity, contempt and major breach of trust’ over security pact

The foreign minister of France accused Australia and the United States of lying over a new security pact that prompted Paris to recall its envoys. “There has been lying, duplicity, a major breach of trust and contempt,” French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian alleged on Saturday. “This will not do,” he told France 2 television. […]

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Jimmy Greaves: Tottenham Hotspur’s highest ever goal scorer dies aged 81

English professional footballer Jimmy Greaves died aged 81 on Sunday. The former striker suffered a stroke in 2015 which left him wheelchair-bound and with severely impaired speech. Greaves, Tottenham’s all-time leading scorer also starred for Chelsea during his iconic career. “We are extremely saddened to learn of the passing of the great Jimmy Greaves, not […]

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Jolidee Matongo: Johannesburg mayor killed in car crash

The mayor of Johannesburg tragically died in a car crash, he was 46. South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa paid tribute. Jolidee Matongo had been campaigning with Mr Ramaphosa before the vehicle accident happened. Details are sketchy, but local media have shown images of the front of a car badly smashed up. Mr Matongo only became […]

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Israel captures final two of the six Palestinians who tunneled out of high-security jail

Israel’s army says it has recaptured the final two of a six man Palestinian group who tunnelled out of a high-security jail almost two weeks ago. The pair were arrested after being surrounded by security forces in the West Bank city of Jenin, Israel’s Defense Forces said. The other four were captured last week. An […]

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Liam Gallagher: English singer falls from helicopter after performing at the Isle of Wight Festival

English singer-songwriter Liam Gallagher told fans he fell out of a helicopter after performing at the Isle of Wight Festival. The former Oasis frontman, who headlined the Friday night of the music event, shared a photo of his bruised and cut face on Twitter. Gallagher compared himself to the late The Who drummer Keith Moon, […]

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British boxer Amir Khan removed from US flight for not wearing facemask ‘high enough’

British boxer Amir Khan has been removed from a flight in the US after a reported row over face coverings. Mr Khan, 34, said he had been taken off the American Airlines plane along with a colleague by police when someone complained his friend’s mask “was not high enough”. The airline said the flight from […]

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United States: Police and media outnumber protesters at rally supporting pro-Trump rioters

A few hundred protesters gathered around the US Capitol on Saturday, for a rally in support of the pro-Trump rioters who ransacked the building on 6 January. But the group were easily outnumbered by the police and journalists present. Ahead of the event, police said they had detected “threats of violence” and security was tightened […]

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Australian police arrest hundreds in anti-lockdown protests, several people injured

Australia’s police have arrested 235 people in Melbourne and 32 in Sydney at unsanctioned anti-lockdown rallies and several police officers have been injured in clashes with protesters. Victoria police said six officers required hospitalisation during the violence on Saturday. Several officers were knocked to the ground and trampled, the police said and television footage showed. […]

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The planet is on a catastrophic path amid increased global emissions, UN report

Planet Earth is racing towards 2.7 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels according to a report on global emissions targets by the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. Scientists have said that the planet needs to slash 45% of its emissions by 2030 to reach carbon neutrality by mid-century. But under current emissions commitments from countries […]

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Brian Laundrie: Police are searching for boyfriend of missing influencer Gabby Petito

The family of a US man whose fiancée disappeared during a road trip say he is now missing too. Brian Laundrie, 23, is a person of interest in the case but police say he is not wanted for any crime. He and Gabrielle “Gabby” Petito, 22, set out on a cross-country campervan trip in July, […]

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Vietnam approves Cuba’s Abdala Covid-19 vaccine as country battles deadly outbreak

Vietnam has approved Cuba’s Abdala vaccine for use against the coronavirus, the government said on Saturday, as the Southeast Asian country battles its worst outbreak of the pandemic. Abdala becomes the eighth Covid-19 vaccine approved for use in Vietnam, which has one of the lowest vaccination rates in the region, with only 6.3% of its […]