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Turkey, Greece exchange harsh words after first Islamic prayers in Hagia Sophia in nine decades
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Turkey, Greece exchange harsh words after first Islamic prayers in Hagia Sophia in nine decades

Hagia Sophia was previously a museum and most Greeks view it as central to their Orthodox Christian religion: church bells tolled in mourning across Greece on Friday

Thousands participate in first Muslim prayers at Istanbul's Hagia Sophia in 86 years
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Thousands participate in first Muslim prayers at Istanbul's Hagia Sophia in 86 years

The landmark served as one of Christendom's most significant cathedrals, a mosque and a museum before its conversion back into a mosque by a high court in Turkey this year

Turkey appoints three imams, including professor, for Hagia Sophia ahead of prayers in Istanbul landmark
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Turkey appoints three imams, including professor, for Hagia Sophia ahead of prayers in Istanbul landmark

A Turkish high court recently ruled that the Hagia Sophia had been illegally made into a museum more than eight decades ago.

Rapper Drake, DJ Khaled collaborate on two new songs, Popstar and Greece
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Rapper Drake, DJ Khaled collaborate on two new songs, Popstar and Greece

DJ Khaled also announced the title of his forthcoming 12th studio album, Khaled Khaled

Tennis Integrity Unit suspends chair umpire, tournament director for match-fixing offences
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Tennis Integrity Unit suspends chair umpire, tournament director for match-fixing offences

The Tennis Integrity Unit said Izotov, 22, failed to report a corrupt approach he received in November 2019 while he was officiating as a chair umpire at an ITF Women’s event in Minsk, Belarus.

World No 6 Stefanos Tsitsipas says his claim of being 'really close' to winning a Grand Slam was too big a statement
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World No 6 Stefanos Tsitsipas says his claim of being 'really close' to winning a Grand Slam was too big a statement

The 21-year-old Tsitsipas is ranked number six in the world and had announced he was “really close” to being crowned a Grand Slam champion after his triumph in the ATP Finals last year

Coronavirus Outbreak: Tokyo Olympics flame taken off public display, will be used by IOC as symbol of fight against pandemic
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Tokyo Olympics flame taken off public display, will be used by IOC as symbol of fight against pandemic

In the long-term, the flame is expected to be used by the International Olympic Committee as a promotion device and as a symbol of the fight against the pandemic

Coronavirus Outbreak: Super League Greece needs to record damage due to suspension and work towards seamless transition, says president
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Super League Greece needs to record damage due to suspension and work towards seamless transition, says president

Greek football will know later this month the extent of some of the damage to the game caused by the coronavirus outbreak, Super League president Minas Lysandrou said, after clubs this week set up a working group to chart the impact and plan for the future.

Child becomes first casualty as Turkey-Greece migrant crisis intensifies, dies after boat capsizes; border guards prevent 4,354 people from entering Greek territory
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Child becomes first casualty as Turkey-Greece migrant crisis intensifies, dies after boat capsizes; border guards prevent 4,354 people from entering Greek territory

A child died when a boat full of migrants heading to a Greek island capsized Monday, part of a wave of thousands trying to push through Greece's land and sea borders

Turkish troops shoot down two Syrian warplanes, escalating conflict; thousands wait at Turkey’s western border to attempt passage to Greece
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Turkish troops shoot down two Syrian warplanes, escalating conflict; thousands wait at Turkey’s western border to attempt passage to Greece

Thousands of migrants and refugees massed at Turkey's western frontier Sunday, trying to enter Greece by land and sea after Turkey said its borders were open to those hoping to head to Europe

Turkey's Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Europe borders open as refugees gather at frontier with Greece
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Turkey's Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Europe borders open as refugees gather at frontier with Greece

Turkey's president Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Saturday that his country's borders with Europe were open, as thousands of refugees gathered at the frontier with Greece

US announces launch of International Religious Freedom Alliance; other participants include Australia, Brazil, UK, Israel, Ukraine, Netherlands, Greece
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US announces launch of International Religious Freedom Alliance; other participants include Australia, Brazil, UK, Israel, Ukraine, Netherlands, Greece

It is an Alliance of 'like-minded partners who treasure, and fight for, international religious freedom for every human being', US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in his address during the formal launch

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.

Australian Open 2020: Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal 'don't worry' about dipping air quality in Melbourne, others not so much
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Australian Open 2020: Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal 'don't worry' about dipping air quality in Melbourne, others not so much

The top-ranked Nadal said he was told air measurements in Melbourne were being taken every four minutes and the standard for how clean samples need to be is more stringent than that used by the International Olympic Committee

VAR referee's home attacked in Greece following league leaders Olympiakos' goalless draw against Volos
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VAR referee's home attacked in Greece following league leaders Olympiakos' goalless draw against Volos

The Greek Football Federation has condemned an attack on the home of a video assistant referee (VAR) only hours after a controversial topflight match decision.

Lebanon fires force residents to flee homes; heatwave, strong winds exacerbate blaze
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Lebanon fires force residents to flee homes; heatwave, strong winds exacerbate blaze

Wildfires spread through parts of Lebanon after forcing some residents to flee their homes in the middle of the night, while others were stuck inside as the flames reached villages south of Beirut.

Lebanon turns to neighbours for help with fighting forest fires; calls on Cyprus, Greece to send firefighting planes to Beirut
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Lebanon turns to neighbours for help with fighting forest fires; calls on Cyprus, Greece to send firefighting planes to Beirut

Lebanon has turned to its neighbours for help battling forest fires that have ravaged homes and killed a volunteer firefighter in the Mediterranean country, its premier said on Tuesday

Euro 2020 Qualifiers: Italy seal berth in showpiece tournament with win over Greece; Joshua King rescues Norway with draw against Spain
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Euro 2020 Qualifiers: Italy seal berth in showpiece tournament with win over Greece; Joshua King rescues Norway with draw against Spain

Chelsea midfielder Jorginho dispatched a second-half penalty as Italy, wearing green kits for just the second time in history, registered a seventh straight win in Group J.

Shanghai Masters 2019: Novak Djokovic says pressure of living up to sky-high expectations part of 'what we do'
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Shanghai Masters 2019: Novak Djokovic says pressure of living up to sky-high expectations part of 'what we do'

Djokovic said that he had no pain from the shoulder injury that forced him out of the US Open last 16 and is 'confident that I can perform at my best'

As impeachment battle heats up, Donald Trump blasts Mitt Romney for criticising him over pressuring China to probe Joe Biden
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As impeachment battle heats up, Donald Trump blasts Mitt Romney for criticising him over pressuring China to probe Joe Biden

In a later tweet, Trump said he was hearing that people in Utah regretted electing Romney to the Senate in 2018