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04/03/2021 - 02:03
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Egypt's 'Scorpion King' turns venom into money

Surrounded by thousands of live scorpions in a laboratory deep in Egypt's Western Desert, Ahmed Abu al-Seoud carefully handles one of the curved-tailed arachnids before extracting a drop of its venom.

04/03/2021 - 01:03
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Ledecky returns to racing with 1500m free win in San Antonio

Katie Ledecky picked up where she left off in her first competition in a year, winning the 1,500m freestyle Wednesday in the Pro Swim Series in San Antonio, Texas.

03/03/2021 - 23:03
Mexico central bank more upbeat on pandemic-hit economy

Mexico's central bank on Wednesday upgraded its outlook for Latin America's second-largest economy, predicting growth of 4.8 percent this year, after a major slump in 2020 due to the pandemic.

03/03/2021 - 20:03
Israel accuses Iran of 'environmental terrorism' after oil spill

Israel on Wednesday accused Iran of "environmental terrorism" after a devastating oil spill off its Mediterranean coast it said was perpetrated by a Libyan-flagged ship that set sail from Iran.

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Mexico lawmakers pass controversial energy reforms

Mexican lawmakers have approved controversial electricity reforms which environmental campaigners see as a major setback to efforts to switch from fossil fuels to renewable energy.

03/03/2021 - 19:03
Israel accuses Iran of 'environmental terrorism' after oil spill

Israel on Wednesday accused Iran of "environmental terrorism" after a devastating oil spill off its Mediterranean coast it said was perpetrated by a Libyan-flagged ship that set sail from Iran.

03/03/2021 - 19:03
Israel on Wednesday accused Iran of "environmental terrorism" after a devastating oil spill off its Mediterranean coast perpetrated by a Libyan-flagged ship that had sailed from Iran.

Israel on Wednesday accused Iran of "environmental terrorism" after a devastating oil spill off its Mediterranean coast perpetrated by a Libyan-flagged ship that had sailed from Iran.

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Syria camp for IS relatives records 31 murders this year

At least 31 killings have rocked a camp holding Islamic State group relatives in Syria since early January, a Kurdish official said Wednesday, with aid groups warning of a "nightmare". 

03/03/2021 - 11:03
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Taiwan prepares white rhino 'Emma' to find mate in Japan

Emma, five years old, slim build with a gentle demeanour, is looking for love overseas. Hobbies include hanging with friends and studying Japanese. Seeks fellow rhino for companionship and mating.

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Boundaries are 'limitless', says USA Cricket chief

USA Cricket chairman Paraag Marathe believes the United States has the potential to become a global force in the game despite its current humble status.

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AC Milan salvage Udinese draw with last-gasp penalty

Franck Kessie scored a 97th-minute penalty to rescue a 1-1 draw for AC Milan at home to Udinese on Wednesday, giving Serie A leaders Inter Milan the chance to pull six points clear at the top.

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UK government unveils new £300m virus-aid scheme for English sport

The British government announced Wednesday a new £300 million ($419 million, 347 million euros) recovery package for sport in England as part of a plan to assist the wider economy in coping with the fall-out from the coronavirus pandemic.

03/03/2021 - 11:03
UK lawmakers to probe link between sport and brain injuries

British lawmakers are to hold an inquiry into the link between sport and long-term brain injury at a time of growing concern across rugby and football.

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Women's 2021 Rugby World Cup faces coronavirus delay

The 2021 women's Rugby World Cup in New Zealand is set to be postponed until next year because of the coronavirus pandemic, World Rugby announced Tuesday.

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Man City equal unbeaten record in 4-1 Wolves demolition

Manchester City equalled their club record of 28 games unbeaten on Tuesday, hammering Wolverhampton 4-1 to open up a gaping 15-point lead at the top of the Premier League.

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Juve boost hopes of 10th straight title with win over Spezia

Juventus gave their hopes of a 10th straight Serie A title a timely boost as they beat struggling Spezia 3-0 on Tuesday to move within seven points of league leaders Inter Milan.

02/03/2021 - 19:03
Hamilton says eighth F1 title not sole factor in his future

Lewis Hamilton said Tuesday that winning a record-breaking eighth world championship in 2021 would not be the determining factor in whether he quits after the season.

02/03/2021 - 17:03
Trainer Elliott's hearing set as he loses horses over photo scandal

Leading Irish trainer Gordon Elliott's apology for being photographed talking on the phone while sitting on a dead horse has fallen on deaf ears, with English owners Cheveley Park Stud removing their horses from his charge on Tuesday.

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Boy Scouts to sell Rockwell paintings to pay abuse settlements

The Boy Scouts of America has said it will sell its vast collection of Norman Rockwell paintings as part of a multi-million-dollar victims' fund to settle sexual abuse lawsuits.

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Louvre recovers 16th-century armour, four decades after theft

The Louvre museum in Paris said Wednesday that it had recovered a set of gold and silver-encrusted Renaissance-era armour nearly 40 years after it was stolen. 

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UK government unveils new £300m virus-aid scheme for English sport

The British government announced Wednesday a new £300 million ($419 million, 347 million euros) recovery package for sport in England as part of a plan to assist the wider economy in coping with the fall-out from the coronavirus pandemic.

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Spain's luxury ham makers hit by pandemic

The sun is shining as Salvador Pereira Menaut's pigs trot between the oak trees in search of acorns -- but he does not look happy.

03/03/2021 - 03:03
Rug hunters risk death in search for Afghanistan's last antique carpets

In his quest to track down the last of Afghanistan's antique rugs, Chari Allahqul has weathered high-country blizzards, suffered beatings from armed robbers, and skirted fighting with insurgents.

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Fly me to the Moon: Japan billionaire offers space seats

It's the sort of chance that comes along just once in a blue Moon: a Japanese billionaire is throwing open a private lunar expedition to eight people from around the world.

03/03/2021 - 03:03
Hollywood, history combine in Churchill art auction

Hollywood's Angelina Jolie and Britain's iconic wartime prime minister Sir Winston Churchill, a keen artist who took inspiration from the Moroccan city of Marrakesh, combined for a March 1 date at Christie's auction house in London.

03/03/2021 - 03:03
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