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French right chooses Valerie Pecresse as Paris region chief to challenge Emmanuel Macron
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French right chooses Valerie Pecresse as Paris region chief to challenge Emmanuel Macron

Members of The Republicans (LR) in the primary run-off vote chose Valerie Pecresse, who will be its first-ever female presidential candidate and presents herself as a voice of moderation

Pakistan police arrest 13, detains scores in Sri Lankan lynching case
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Pakistan police arrest 13, detains scores in Sri Lankan lynching case

The lynching was widely condemned by Pakistan's military and political leadership, prominent social and religious figures and civil society members

China's Communist Party bashes US before Biden summit, says 'such democracy brings disaster to voters'
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China's Communist Party bashes US before Biden summit, says 'such democracy brings disaster to voters'

Party officials questioned how a polarized country that botched its response to COVID-19 could lecture others, and said that efforts to force others to copy the Western democratic model are 'doomed to fail'

Sri Lanka’s Parliament condemns lynching of Lankan national in Pakistan; urges authorities to ensure safety of others
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Sri Lanka’s Parliament condemns lynching of Lankan national in Pakistan; urges authorities to ensure safety of others

In a grisly incident on Friday, Priyantha Kumara Diyawadana, in his 40s, was lynched and his body burnt by angry supporters of a hardline Islamist party over blasphemy allegations

After Alpha, beta, gamma and delta, world scurries to contain new COVID variant omicron
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After Alpha, beta, gamma and delta, world scurries to contain new COVID variant omicron

There was an increasing evidence that the variant is already spreading with cases being reported in travelers in Belgium, Israel and Hong Kong, and Germany also has a probable case

China conducts combat readiness drills near Taiwan Strait after US lawmakers' visit
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China conducts combat readiness drills near Taiwan Strait after US lawmakers' visit

Tensions between Beijing and Washington have soared over the fate of democratic self-ruled Taiwan, which China has vowed to one day retake, by force if necessary.

Iran accuses UN nuclear watchdog of bowing to West's pressure
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Iran accuses UN nuclear watchdog of bowing to West's pressure

Spokesman of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran said the IAEA were 'under the influence of powerful countries' which 'finance them and in exchange apply pressure on them'

'I can consider it a miracle': Survivor found in coal mine accident in Russia's Siberia
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'I can consider it a miracle': Survivor found in coal mine accident in Russia's Siberia

Acting Emergency Minister Alexander Chupriyan identified the survivor as rescuer Alexander Zakovryashin who had been presumed dead.

France President Emmanuel Macron lashes out at Britain's latest proposal on migrants
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France President Emmanuel Macron lashes out at Britain's latest proposal on migrants

Macron scolded the office of Prime Minister Boris Johnson for making public a letter that the British leader sent to the French leader on Thursday

PSG women's football star Aminata Diallo arrested over attack on teammate Kheira Hamraoui
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PSG women's football star Aminata Diallo arrested over attack on teammate Kheira Hamraoui

Diallo was detained by police specialised in organised crime at her home in Marly-le-Roi, a suburb west of Paris.

T20 World Cup 2021: Considering we came here three days before tournament we did alright, says Gulbadin Naib
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T20 World Cup 2021: Considering we came here three days before tournament we did alright, says Gulbadin Naib

Afghanistan won two and lost three games in the Super 12. Afghanistan have also secured an automatic qualification into next year's T20 World Cup in Australia.

T20 World Cup 2021: NZ captain Kane Williamson praises bowlers for restricting Afghanistan to below-par total
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T20 World Cup 2021: NZ captain Kane Williamson praises bowlers for restricting Afghanistan to below-par total

The Black Caps' captain lauded his team's strong performance acknowledging that it was fruitful for them to have set the tone with the ball by taking early wickets

T20 World Cup 2021: New Zealand seal semi-final spot with win against Afghanistan; India eliminated
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T20 World Cup 2021: New Zealand seal semi-final spot with win against Afghanistan; India eliminated

The Kiwis join Pakistan as the two teams in the semi-finals from Group 2 with eight points each, leaving India's final match against Namibia on Monday a dead rubber

T20 World Cup 2021: Black Caps knock Afghanistan, India out to sail through to the semis
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T20 World Cup 2021: Black Caps knock Afghanistan, India out to sail through to the semis

New Zealand reached the Twenty20 World Cup semi-finals with a comfortable eight-wicket win over Afghanistan on Sunday, a result that eliminated India from the contest

T20 World Cup 2021: James Neesham shines as New Zealand boost semi-final hopes with win over Namibia
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T20 World Cup 2021: James Neesham shines as New Zealand boost semi-final hopes with win over Namibia

New Zealand have six points, two ahead of Afghanistan and four in front of India who must win both their remaining games, and improve their run rate, to have any chance of making the semi-finals

Meta: Facebook's high-stakes bet to save itself, take control of the internet's future
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Meta: Facebook's high-stakes bet to save itself, take control of the internet's future

Zuckerberg argued the name demonstrates the company's commitment to building its "metaverse," a virtual reality version of the internet that would make online experiences — like chatting or attending a concert — feel face-to-face

COP26: ‘Everything is at stake’ as world gathers for climate talks in Glasgow
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COP26: ‘Everything is at stake’ as world gathers for climate talks in Glasgow

Climate change is fueling heat waves, flooding, drought and nastier tropical cyclones. Extreme weather also costs the globe about $320 billion a year in economic losses, according to risk modeling firm AIR Worldwide

Suspension of scheduled international flights extended till 30 November
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Suspension of scheduled international flights extended till 30 November

Scheduled international passenger services have been suspended in India since 23 March, 2020 in view of COVID-19. But special international flights have been operating under the Vande Bharat Mission since May 2020

COVID-19 can be transmitted by fully vaccinated people at home, shows Lancet study
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COVID-19 can be transmitted by fully vaccinated people at home, shows Lancet study

Researchers led by Imperial College London, UK, found that vaccinated people clear the infection more quickly, but the peak viral load among them is similar to that seen in unvaccinated individuals

Hindu-American culture has enriched the US, say lawmakers at Congressional Diwali celebration
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Hindu-American culture has enriched the US, say lawmakers at Congressional Diwali celebration

Indiaspora, in association with a number of Indian-American organisations, have for the past several years been organising the festival of lights at the US Congress