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Three T20 World Cup European qualifiers cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic
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Three T20 World Cup European qualifiers cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic

The T20 World Cup Americas Qualifier, due to be hosted in Canada between 17 and 23 July, involving the hosts, Argentina, Bahamas, Belize, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Panama and the USA, has been postponed due to government and travel restrictions

Mezzo-soprano Christa Ludwig passes away aged 93 at her home in Austria's Klosterneuburg
Arts & Culture

Mezzo-soprano Christa Ludwig passes away aged 93 at her home in Austria's Klosterneuburg

Ludwig was born in Berlin on 16 March, 1928, to tenor Anton Ludwig and mezzo-soprano Eugenie Besalla-Ludwig. She grew up in Aachen, where her father was an opera administrator and as a young girl watched her mother sing with conductor Herbert Van Karajan.

Southampton striker Che Adams named in Scotland squad for 2022 World Cup qualifiers
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Southampton striker Che Adams named in Scotland squad for 2022 World Cup qualifiers

Adams will compete with Nisbet, Oli McBurnie and Lyndon Dykes for a place up front, with Ryan Fraser set to resume his supporting role.

Qatar relocate three 2022 World Cup warm-up ties from Austria to Hungary
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Qatar relocate three 2022 World Cup warm-up ties from Austria to Hungary

As the host nation, Qatar has automatically qualified for the tournament, but were invited by UEFA — the sport's governing body in Europe — to get match practise in the European qualifiers.

Vienna attack: Gunman responsible for killing four had attempted to join Islamic State earlier
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Vienna attack: Gunman responsible for killing four had attempted to join Islamic State earlier

Two men and two women died from their injuries in the attack on Monday night. A police officer who tried to get in the way of the attacker was shot and wounded, along with 21 other people.

Two dead, 15 wounded in Vienna after gunmen open fire at city centre; Austrian Chancellor terms it 'terror attack'
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Two dead, 15 wounded in Vienna after gunmen open fire at city centre; Austrian Chancellor terms it 'terror attack'

The motive was under investigation, but Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said the possibility of an anti-Semitic attack cannot be ruled out

Coronavirus Outbreak: McLaren’s Lando Norris drives F3 car to prepare for upcoming Formula 1 season
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Coronavirus Outbreak: McLaren’s Lando Norris drives F3 car to prepare for upcoming Formula 1 season

After COVID-19 lockdown and months of virtual racing, McLaren’s Lando Norris has got behind the wheel for real by taking a Formula Three car for a spin at Silverstone.

Formula 1 2020 season to start on 5 July; Britain, Austria to host two races each on revised calendar
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Formula 1 2020 season to start on 5 July; Britain, Austria to host two races each on revised calendar

Austria’s Red Bull Ring and Britain’s Silverstone circuit will each host two grands prix without spectators on an initial eight race Formula One calendar published on Tuesday.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Tennis players allowed to play singles without shaking hands as Austria eases lockdown restrictions
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Tennis players allowed to play singles without shaking hands as Austria eases lockdown restrictions

Tennis is one of several social-distancing-compatible sports the Austrian government allowed to resume from 1 May, part of the second wave of lockdown easing

Coronavirus Outbreak: Hope mixed with worry and uncertainty as football reawakens
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Hope mixed with worry and uncertainty as football reawakens

Football is re-awakening amid the COVID-19 pandemic but the sense of hope at teams which have started training is mixed with worry over whether it might be too soon and the uncertainty of how to keep players safe.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Austria mulling resumption of select sports amid steady loosening of COVID-19 restrictions
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Austria mulling resumption of select sports amid steady loosening of COVID-19 restrictions

Austria, which has started loosening its coronavirus lockdown, said on Wednesday it would allow some sports compatible with social distancing like tennis and golf to resume from 1 May.

Amid coronavirus outbreak, OPEC officials avoid hugs, greet each other with their feet
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Amid coronavirus outbreak, OPEC officials avoid hugs, greet each other with their feet

As the world battles a coronavirus outbreak, OPEC officials have been given strict instructions: no handshakes, don’t hug and wash your hands frequently

Trips to Europe get costlier as Schengen visa fees increased by over Rs 1,500; first hike since 2016
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Trips to Europe get costlier as Schengen visa fees increased by over Rs 1,500; first hike since 2016

A Schengen visa is needed to visit 26 European countries, including Austria, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Switzerland and Spain.

Servers at UN’s Geneva, Vienna offices, human rights agency hacked last year as part of ‘sophisticated espionage operation’, says leaked report
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Servers at UN’s Geneva, Vienna offices, human rights agency hacked last year as part of ‘sophisticated espionage operation’, says leaked report

Sophisticated hackers infiltrated UN networks in Geneva and Vienna last year in an apparent espionage operation, the hackers' identity and the extent of the data they obtained are not known

International Olympics Committee to approve hosting 2024 Winter Youth Games in South Korea
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International Olympics Committee to approve hosting 2024 Winter Youth Games in South Korea

On the sidelines of the Winter Youth Olympics in Lausanne, the International Olympic Committee will vote this week to approve Gangwon province as host of the 2024 Games

UK police say 39 Chinese found dead in truck near London; Boris Johnson calls it 'unimaginable tragedy'
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UK police say 39 Chinese found dead in truck near London; Boris Johnson calls it 'unimaginable tragedy'

The 39 people found dead in a truck in Britain were Chinese nationals, British media outlets reported on Thursday, citing sources.

Kenya's marathon man Eliud Kipchoge looks to break personal best, complete Vienna race under two-hour mark
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Kenya's marathon man Eliud Kipchoge looks to break personal best, complete Vienna race under two-hour mark

The course has been prepared so that it should take Kipchoge just about 4.5 seconds more than on a computer-simulated completely flat and straight path

Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal commit to play in maiden ATP Cup team tournament
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Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal commit to play in maiden ATP Cup team tournament

The season-opening ATP Cup will be held on the back of a revamped Davis Cup, run by the International Tennis Federation, which will take place in November

Wimbledon 2019: Dominic Thiem’s loss once again highlights the difficulty of transition from clay to grass
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Wimbledon 2019: Dominic Thiem’s loss once again highlights the difficulty of transition from clay to grass

As for Thiem, while the questions about his ability to win on hardcourts have been dispelled over the last year or so, the doubts over his grasscourt potential remain.

French Open 2019: Rafael Nadal gives yet another lesson in defending one’s territory with relentless performance against Dominic Thiem
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French Open 2019: Rafael Nadal gives yet another lesson in defending one’s territory with relentless performance against Dominic Thiem

At the three-hour mark, the Spaniard had clinched match point – and with it his 12th Roland Garros title. Was any other result really possible?