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COVID-19 infections in Russia hit new record with 28,145 new confirmed cases, say authorities
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COVID-19 infections in Russia hit new record with 28,145 new confirmed cases, say authorities

Russia's total number of COVID-19 cases, nearly 2.4 million, remains the world's fourth-highest. The government coronavirus task force has reported 41,607 deaths during the pandemic

Saint Petersburg 2020: Petra Kvitova withdraws from quarter-final clash against Ekaterina Alexandrova through illness
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Saint Petersburg 2020: Petra Kvitova withdraws from quarter-final clash against Ekaterina Alexandrova through illness

Kvitova said the unspecified illness had bothered her during Thursday's three-set win over Alison van Uytvanck

Delhi Metro launches free WiFi services inside trains on Airport Express Line; facility is first of its kind in South Asia
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Delhi Metro launches free WiFi services inside trains on Airport Express Line; facility is first of its kind in South Asia

The 22.7-kilometres swankiest line on the Delhi Metro network has six stations, and eight trains ply on this corridor

Tucked in WADA's rules lies a ticking bomb for European football and Russia's hopes of hosting Euro 2020 games
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Tucked in WADA's rules lies a ticking bomb for European football and Russia's hopes of hosting Euro 2020 games

UEFA’s Euro 2020 plans could be thrown into disarray due to WADA’s compliance code and Russia’s impending ban over widespread doping.

The Stories In My Life: Dostoevsky's White Nights sees two strangers negotiate unlikely love — and loss
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The Stories In My Life: Dostoevsky's White Nights sees two strangers negotiate unlikely love — and loss

Dostoevsky's White Nights seems to be built of a certain crepuscular dream-light; it is a story that moves very much in the real world yet seems to exist in some liminal, intensely charged, private universe. It covers typical Dostoevsky terrain: surface conformities covering the most awesome turbulence of conflicted souls, love, exaltation, loss | Neelam Saran Gour writes in 'The Stories In My Life'

Ten killed after King Air aircraft crashes during take off from suburban Dallas airport
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Ten killed after King Air aircraft crashes during take off from suburban Dallas airport

All 10 people on board a small plane were killed in a fiery crash Sunday morning when the aircraft struggled to gain altitude after taking off from a suburban Dallas airport

FIFA World Cup 2018: A look at what to expect in the third place play-off between Belgium and England at Saint Petersburg
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FIFA World Cup 2018: A look at what to expect in the third place play-off between Belgium and England at Saint Petersburg

After both were eliminated in the World Cup semi-finals, a once-in-a-lifetime chance gone, England and Belgium have to play again in Saturday's third-place game.

FIFA World Cup 2018: Russia 100 percent ready to host mega event amid racism concerns, says president Gianni Infantino
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FIFA World Cup 2018: Russia 100 percent ready to host mega event amid racism concerns, says president Gianni Infantino

Russia is “100 percent ready” to host the World Cup, FIFA president Gianni Infantino said on Wednesday as he addressed concerns about racism, human rights and security in the host country a week before the tournament begins.

Nearly 1,600, including Alexei Navalny, arrested in anti-Vladimir Putin protests across Russia
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Nearly 1,600, including Alexei Navalny, arrested in anti-Vladimir Putin protests across Russia

Police seized Navalny by the arms and legs and carried the thrashing activist from Moscow's Pushkin Square, where thousands were gathered for an unauthorised protest.

Russia to expel 60 US diplomats, shut consulate in St Petersburg, in tit-for-tat response to US' expulsion of its envoys
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Russia to expel 60 US diplomats, shut consulate in St Petersburg, in tit-for-tat response to US' expulsion of its envoys

Washington earlier ordered the expulsion of 60 diplomats and shut down the Russian consulate general in Seattle.

Vladimir Putin's rise: From scrapper on streets of St Petersburg to steely Russian president
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Vladimir Putin's rise: From scrapper on streets of St Petersburg to steely Russian president

As a kid in a dismal Soviet communal apartment, Vladimir Putin was a scrapper who dreamed of being an operator: diligently training in martial arts and boldly walking into a KGB office to inquire about how to become a spy.

Qatar Open: Petra Kvitova beats Garbine Muguruza to win title; set to make her return to top-10
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Qatar Open: Petra Kvitova beats Garbine Muguruza to win title; set to make her return to top-10

It is the first time Kvitova has been ranked among the world's elite since a horrific knife attack at her home in December 2016 left her with an injured hand.

Alexei Navalny arrested as protests calling for boycott of Russia's presidential election continue
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Alexei Navalny arrested as protests calling for boycott of Russia's presidential election continue

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been arrested in Moscow as protest demonstrations called by him took place across the country

Saint Petersburg supermarket bomb blast injures 13; Vladimir Putin calls attack 'an act of terror'
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Saint Petersburg supermarket bomb blast injures 13; Vladimir Putin calls attack 'an act of terror'

At least 13 people were injured Wednesday by an explosion at a supermarket in Saint Petersburg, Russia's second-largest city and the site of a deadly subway bombing this year

In St Petersburg, courting culture, Russian cinema, and a chance sighting of Vladimir Putin
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In St Petersburg, courting culture, Russian cinema, and a chance sighting of Vladimir Putin

In St. Petersburg, uncovering a little bit of Russia through its cinema | #FWeekend

Alexei Navalny back on Russian presidential campaign trail after 20-day jail term for protests against Vladimir Putin
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Alexei Navalny back on Russian presidential campaign trail after 20-day jail term for protests against Vladimir Putin

Navalny, who has declared his intention to stand for president in 2018, was released in a secret location in Moscow early Sunday to evade media attention.

Myanmar violence: 200 protesters detained in St Petersburg at rally condemning crackdown against Rohingya Muslims
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Myanmar violence: 200 protesters detained in St Petersburg at rally condemning crackdown against Rohingya Muslims

Russian police detained people from a crowd of about 200 protesters in St Petersburg who had gathered over the crackdown on the Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar.

FIFA World Cup 2018: President Vladimir Putin promises Russia will 'exert every effort' to prepare for event
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FIFA World Cup 2018: President Vladimir Putin promises Russia will 'exert every effort' to prepare for event

Putin and Infantino also inspected the renovated Luzhniki stadium and watched young footballers' training sessions.

Hurricane Irma regains Category 4 strength as it moves towards Florida
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Hurricane Irma regains Category 4 strength as it moves towards Florida

Hurricane Irma has regained Category 4 strength as it moves toward Florida, where it's feared to make a devastating hit.