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Five dead as shooting breaks out at Beirut protests over port blast inquiry

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Five people have died in armed clashes that broke out in Beirut during a protest demanding an end to a judicial investigation into last year’s massive blast in the city’s port. The Lebanese interior ministry confirmed...

Fire breaks out at tower block in south-west London

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A fire has broken out at a tower block in south-west London. The London fire brigade said it had sent 70 firefighters to Westbridge Road in Battersea as images online showed flames peeling from the top of the block an...

Fire breaks out at Andorra stadium before England’s World Cup qualifier

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Preparations for England’s World Cup qualifier in Andorra were hit by a fire at the Estadi Nacional. The television gantry at the side of the 3,300-seat stadium was engulfed in flames on Friday afternoon, three hours ...

Lesotho murder rate ranked sixth worst in world as judicial system breaks down

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The tiny mountain kingdom of Lesotho has the sixth highest murder rate in the world, according to a recent World Population Review report. The global average murder rate is seven per 100,000 people, found the report, ...

‘It’s nonsense’: Murray lost respect for Tsitsipas after toilet breaks at US Open

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Andy Murray has strongly criticised his first-round US Open opponent Stefanos Tsitsipas for taking lengthy breaks during their marathon five-set match at Flushing Meadows on Sunday. Murray performed at his best level ...

Cockroft breaks T34 100m world record to claim sixth Paralympic gold

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British wheelchair star Hannah Cockroft picked up the sixth gold medal of her illustrious Paralympic career by powering to T34 100 victory in a world-record time of 16.39sec. The 29-year-old lowered her own global bes...

Mass brawl breaks out in Armenian parliament – video

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Armenia's parliament descended into a mass brawl as the country remains split following last year's defeat in the war with Azerbaijan for control of Nagorno-Karabakh. Security officers could be seen pouring onto the f...

Private Covid test-and-trace staff told to limit toilet and food breaks

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Private call centre staff subcontracted to work on Covid test-and-trace services have been advised to limit time away from answering phones to 10 minutes on a six-hour shift and told they might not be paid for breaks,...

La Fracture review – gilets jaunes fable breaks under weight of its metaphors

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The fracture of the title is, ostensibly, the nasty broken arm suffered by ditsy lead character Raf (Valeria Bruni-Tedeschi), a comic-book artist in Paris who slips and falls over having had a traumatic and possibly m...

‘It’s older than me’: Warholm breaks 29-year-old 400m hurdles world record

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Karsten Warholm has finally taken down one of the oldest world records in athletics by beating Kevin Young’s 29-year-old 400m hurdles best in front of his home crowd in Oslo. After powering home in 46.70sec to break t...

Chess: 12-year-old Abhimanyu Mishra breaks youngest grandmaster record

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One of the most enduring chess records, Sergey Karjakin as the youngest grandmaster ever at 12 years seven months, was finally broken on Wednesday afternoon. Abhimanyu Mishra, from Englishtown, New Jersey, US, who was...

‘Heat dome’ in Pacific north-west breaks records as Portland braces for 115F

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Seattle, Portland and other cities in the Pacific north-west broke all-time heat records over the weekend, with temperatures soaring well above 100F (37.8C). But forecasters said Monday could be even worse, with the m...

Tottenham’s move for Paulo Fonseca breaks down in latest manager blow

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Tottenham’s move to appoint Paulo Fonseca has broken down in the latest blow to their attempt to find a manager. The former Roma and Shakhtar Donetsk manager had been expected to sign after a contract was verbally agr...

France hold off Germany and Ronaldo breaks another record – Euro 2020 Football Daily

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Max Rushden is joined by Barry Glendenning, Philippe Auclair and Simon Burnton to discuss the opening Group F games How to listen to podcasts: everything you need to know ...

Letesenbet Gidey breaks two-day-old 10,000m world record in super spikes

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The extraordinary spate of athletics world records in the super spikes era continued on Tuesday as Letesenbet Gidey smashed the two-day-old women’s 10,000m best, set by Sifan Hassan on Sunday, by more than five second...

Florida teenager Erriyon Knighton breaks Usain Bolt junior record

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Florida teenager Erriyon Knighton toppled Usain Bolt’s 200m mark for athletes under 18 at an American Track League meet on Monday, while world champion Grant Holloway dominated a quality 110m hurdles field. Knighton,...

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