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Doctors warn over Delhi's 'suicidal' half-marathon amid COVID-19 outbreak and soaring air pollution

With New Delhi recording more than 500,000 virus cases, and air quality in the world's most polluted capital hovering between 'unhealthy' and 'hazardous', health experts said the athletes should think twice.

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'Say no to racism': Kylian Mbappe joins French teammates in condemning Paris police violence

Kylian Mbappe on Thursday joined French national teammates and other athletes in condemning police filmed beating a black music producer in Paris.

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A year since the pandemic: Waves of fake news spread misinformation about the COVID-19 vaccine

Some conspiracy theorists believe that the coronavirus pandemic is a hoax or part of an elite plan, masterminded by the likes of Bill Gates, to control the population.

World

Donald Trump says he will leave White House if electoral college votes for president-elect Joe Biden

Trump has so far defied tradition by refusing to concede defeat, instead launching legal attempts to challenge the outcomes in several states such Pennsylvania and Michigan

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A year since the pandemic: What COVID-19 treatments work, don't work and were big disappointments?

Like corticosteroids, anticoagulants are used only in the most severely ill patients where the goal is to prevent blood clots.

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Europa League: Napoli honour club legend Diego Maradona with win; Leicester City, Arsenal reach last 32

Gennaro Gattuso's side entered the field all wearing the number 10 jersey of Maradona, who won Napoli's only Serie A titles in 1987 and 1990 as well as the 1989 UEFA Cup.

Sports

Diego Maradona death news kept from his ailing former Argentina coach Carlos Bilardo

Carlos Bilardo took Argentina to three World Cups, from 1982 to 1990. They won the title in 1986 with Maradona at the heart of the team.

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Formula 1 2020: Haas chief Guenther Steiner congratulates team for 'surviving' tough season

Speaking at a virtual news conference on Thursday ahead of this weekend's Bahrain Grand Prix, Steiner admitted that earlier this year, following the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, team owner Gene Haas had considered pulling out of F1.

Sports

Diego Maradona passes away: Napoli pays tribute to 'captain of the angels'

Maradona played for the then-unfashionable Napoli between 1984 and 1991, after joining following an increasingly unhappy spell at Spanish glamour club Barcelona.

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Formula 1 2020: Red Bull sporting director Jonathan Wheatley to miss Bahrain GP after testing positive for COVID-19

The vastly-experienced key pit-wall decision-maker returned a positive test during mandatory pre-race tests and will be isolation for 10-days in line with the sport’s protocols and public health guidelines.

World

Coronavirus Outbreak: US Supreme Court bars New York from imposing restrictions on places of worship

The unsigned ruling is one of the first since the appointment of Justice Amy Coney Barrett tipped the court's balance even heavier in favour of the conservatives

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'Eternal' Diego Maradona's death plunges Argentina, football into mourning

Thousands of mourners, many in tears, and many wearing the World Cup-winner's number 10 Argentina jersey, gathered in streets and at stadiums around Buenos Aires in a spontaneous celebration of the player and manager's riotous life.

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Champions League: Bayern Munich, Manchester City cruise to last 16; Liverpool slump to home defeat against Atalanta

On a night when clubs marked news of the death of Diego Maradona by holding a minute's silence in memory of the Argentine before all Champions League games, Bayern eased to a record-extending 15th straight win in the competition.

Sports

Diego Maradona passes away at 60: Remembering football legend's five greatest goals

Diego Maradona scored some of the most famous — and thrilling — goals in football history. Here are his five more spectacular ones:

Sports

World champion wrestler Frank Staebler struggles to recover from lung problem caused by COVID-19

Staebler won the third gold of his career in the 72kg category when the 2018 world championships were held in Budapest.

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Premier League: Tottenham defender Toby Alderweireld sidelined for up to four weeks by adductor injury

Alderweireld sustained an adductor injury in Saturday's win against Manchester City.

First Cricket News

South Africa vs England: Hosts make 'unanimous' decision against taking knee in support of Black Lives Matter

The first Twenty 20 international is in Cape Town on Friday as South Africa return to international cricket after a seven-month coronavirus-induced shutdown.

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Dakar Rally organisers reveal 2021 route, defend decision to continue hosting event in Saudi Arabia

Launched in 1979 between Paris and the Senegalese capital Dakar the celebrated endurance challenge moved to the kingdom for the first time this year after a decade in South America, sparking angry reaction from human rights organisations.

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Diego Maradona's legend was shaped by his Hand of God goal against England in 1986

Diego Maradona's most famous goals came within four minutes of each other on 22 June, 1986 in Mexico: one was voted Goal of the Century. The other one is even more famous.