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31/07/2021 - 07:07
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Benin's rare swamp forest 'at risk of disappearing'

In the freshwater swamp forest of Hlanzoun in southern Benin, majestic trees hum with chirping birds and playful monkeys.

30/07/2021 - 22:07
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30/07/2021 - 22:07
EU banks can weather 'harsh' crises but with big losses

European banks can weather a severe economic crisis with a sharp drop in their financial reserves, according to results from an extensive stress test published on Friday.

30/07/2021 - 21:07
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30/07/2021 - 19:07
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30/07/2021 - 19:07
England star Stokes taking indefinite break over 'mental well-being'

England's Ben Stokes is to take an indefinite break from all forms of cricket to "prioritise his mental well-being", with the all-rounder the latest high-profile sports star to step away from the pressures of competition.

30/07/2021 - 18:07
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Caterpillar see profits jump despite reticence in key industries

Caterpillar reported a jump in second-quarter profits Friday driven by higher sales across its divisions, but said customers in major industries were still avoiding new investments.

30/07/2021 - 16:07
China presses tech giants to conduct 'deep self-examination'

China on Friday told the country's tech giants to conduct "deep self-examination" over issues including data security and user rights, as Beijing turns up the heat in its broadening regulatory clampdown.

30/07/2021 - 15:07
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China nuclear reactor shut down for maintenance after damage

A reactor at a nuclear plant in southern China has been shut down because it is damaged, the operator said Friday, but it insisted there were no major safety issues.

30/07/2021 - 14:07
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P&G sees sales growth cooling on supply chain pressure

Procter & Gamble reported higher quarterly earnings on Friday, but cautioned that the uptick in sales would moderate as it faces increasing costs.

30/07/2021 - 13:07
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30/07/2021 - 13:07
China nuclear reactor shut down for 'maintenance': operator

A reactor at a nuclear plant in southern China was shut down for "maintenance" due to minor fuel damage, the operator said Friday, after an increase in radioactivity levels previously sparked fears of a leak.

31/07/2021 - 10:07
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31/07/2021 - 09:07
Dong Dong makes Olympic history on Tokyo trampoline

Chinese trampoline gymnast Dong Dong narrowly missed out on gold at the Tokyo Olympics on Saturday but became the first athlete in the sport to win four medals at four Games.

31/07/2021 - 07:07
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31/07/2021 - 06:07
New badminton partner gives Indonesia's Polii new lease of life

Indonesia's Greysia Polii wanted to quit badminton five years ago, but a fresh-faced partner has given her a new lease of life and taken them to an Olympic final.

31/07/2021 - 06:07
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Dressel shatters world record to win Olympic 100m butterfly gold medal

American powerhouse Caeleb Dressel admitted he was hurting after smashing his own world record to win the men's Olympic 100m butterfly title Saturday for his third gold medal of the Tokyo Games.

30/07/2021 - 21:07
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30/07/2021 - 21:07
Fraser-Pryce eyes unique treble on Day 2 of Olympic athletics

The second day of athletics at the Tokyo Olympics takes place on Saturday. AFP Sport looks at five stand-out events:

30/07/2021 - 19:07
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30/07/2021 - 19:07
England star Stokes taking indefinite break over 'mental well-being'

England's Ben Stokes is to take an indefinite break from all forms of cricket to "prioritise his mental well-being", with the all-rounder the latest high-profile sports star to step away from the pressures of competition.

30/07/2021 - 17:07
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30/07/2021 - 17:07
China's 'Dictator' Ma Long retains Olympic table tennis crown

China's table tennis king Ma Long on Friday became the first player in Olympic history to win men's singles gold for a second time.

30/07/2021 - 14:07
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30/07/2021 - 14:07
Dressel and McKeon fire up in 50 free gold medal quest

Sprint machine Caeleb Dressel blasted a 21.32 seconds 50m freestyle heat in his bid to earn the world's fastest swimmer title Friday, while 100m champion Emma McKeon set a new Olympic record to top the women's timesheets.

30/07/2021 - 13:07
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30/07/2021 - 13:07
US swimmer accuses Russia's Rylov of doping in Olympics row

American swimmer Ryan Murphy accused Evgeny Rylov of doping after he was beaten by the Russian in the Olympic 200m backstroke on Friday, sparking an angry denial from Moscow.

30/07/2021 - 13:07
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30/07/2021 - 18:07
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30/07/2021 - 14:07
Planted art: Japan rice field work marks Tokyo Olympics

From the ground, there's not much to distinguish the rice stalks in a field in Japan's Gyoda. It's only seen from above that a massive artwork marking the Olympics emerges.

30/07/2021 - 14:07
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29/07/2021 - 23:07
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29/07/2021 - 23:07
Global stocks boosted by bright earnings, US growth data

World equity markets gained ground on Thursday as upbeat corporate earnings and US data showing solid second-quarter economic growth brightened the recovery from Covid-19.

29/07/2021 - 22:07
US stocks gain on 'spectacular' earnings season

Wall Street stocks advanced Thursday following solid US growth data and earnings, but Facebook dropped on disappointment over its outlook and Robinhood sank in its Nasdaq debut.

29/07/2021 - 21:07
Taliban admit killing Afghan comic beaten in viral video

The Taliban on Thursday said they had killed an Afghan police officer, better known for posting humourous videos online, after clips emerged on social media showing him being beaten and his dead body.

29/07/2021 - 18:07
UK jails German art dealer over £1 million theft

A German art dealer who used her husband's family name to steal from unsuspecting clients and fund an extravagant lifestyle was jailed in Britain on Thursday.

29/07/2021 - 09:07
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29/07/2021 - 05:07
Australia to return 'stolen' art to India

Australia will return 14 artworks to India, including at least six believed to have been stolen or illegally exported, the National Gallery announced Thursday.

29/07/2021 - 04:07
Going green: a tour of world cities putting down roots

From a New York rooftop, across Riyadh's desert cityscape or along the bustling streets of Medellin, to running the height of a Milan apartment block or stacked high in a Copenhagen farm, AFP has captured images of urban green replanting projects in cities around the world.

28/07/2021 - 09:07
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28/07/2021 - 09:07
'Metaverse': the next internet revolution?

Imagine a world where you could sit on the same couch as a friend who lives thousands of miles away, or conjure up a virtual version of your workplace while at the beach.

28/07/2021 - 04:07
Life in the crossfire of Venezuela's slums

A Venezuelan soldier takes cover behind an armored vehicle. For 48 hours he has ducked flying bullets.

27/07/2021 - 19:07
Ancient Peruvian Sun calendar declared UN heritage site

A 2,300-year-old solar observatory in Peru, a structure of 13 stone towers built atop a hill and used as a calendar, was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site on Tuesday.

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