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The Sarri era finally takes flight as Lazio seize moment for derby delight

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Maurizio Sarri looked at the eagle perched on his wrist and started to laugh. Olimpia, Lazio’s club mascot of the past 11 years, is quite a presence up close: a 12kg bird of prey with a two-and-a-half-metre wingspan. ...

Chaos at Kabul airport as Taliban seize control of Afghan capital – video

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Crowds have packed the tarmac at Kabul airport in a bid to flee the Afghan capital as Taliban insurgents began taking over the city. Insurgents took control of the presidential palace. Al Jazeera showed footage of wha...

Taliban seize four more provincial capitals in Afghanistan

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The Taliban’s seemingly unstoppable advance across Afghanistan continued on Friday, as insurgents took control of four more provincial capitals after their seizure on Thursday of Kandahar and Herat, the country’s seco...

Taliban seize symbolic victory with capture of Kunduz

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The Taliban have claimed a huge symbolic victory after their fighters seized a large city for the first time in northern Afghanistan as part of a seemingly unstoppable offensive in which they have captured four provin...

Taliban seize second Afghan provincial capital in two days

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The Taliban have captured a second provincial capital in Afghanistan, a day after they took over the south-western financial hub of Zaranj, as the insurgent group continued to advance in urban parts of the country. Ta...

Met police seize nearly £180m of bitcoin in money laundering investigation

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Metropolitan police detectives investigating international money laundering have seized nearly £180m of bitcoin. The seizure by the Metropolitan police’s economic crime command follows a confiscation of £114m of the c...

Interim government of Tigray flees as rebels seize capital

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The interim government of Ethiopia’s war-hit Tigray region have fled their posts as rebels seized the local capital, marking a dramatic development in the nearly eight-month-old conflict. “The capital of Tigray, Mekel...

Police in Spain seize 860 kilos of black and odourless cocaine

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Spanish police have arrested three people after breaking up a ring that allegedly smuggled hundreds of kilos of cocaine into Europe by disguising it as charcoal and ridding the drug of its telltale scent to render it ...

Hong Kong police seize record 700kg of cocaine

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Hong Kong police have announced a record-breaking 700kg cocaine seizure with officers suspecting the huge shipment was smuggled into the city on speedboats. The bust is the largest in the territory in nearly a decade ...

Mozambique: several dead as insurgents seize control of town

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Islamist militants seized control of a town in northern Mozambique, killing several people including at least one foreign worker, near a huge gas project involving France’s Total and other energy companies, security s...

Spanish police seize narco-submarine in Málaga raid

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Spanish police have announced the seizure of a homemade narco-submarine able to carry as much as two tonnes of cargo. Police discovered the nine-metre (30ft) vessel last month while it was being built in the southern ...