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Preparations continue for T20 World Cup this year: ICC

Reuters News - 1 hour 2 min ago
The International Cricket Council has told Reuters it is continuing preparations for the Twenty20 World Cup to be held in Australia this year as planned and denied reports on Wednesday that a decision had been taken to postpone the event.
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Exclusive: U.S. troop strength in Afghanistan down to close to 8,600 ahead of schedule - U.S. and NATO officials

Reuters News - 1 hour 4 min ago
U.S. troop strength in Afghanistan is down to nearly 8,600, well ahead of a schedule agreed with Taliban militants in late February, in part because of concerns about the spread of the coronavirus, U.S. and NATO officials said.
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Global Coronavirus Deaths Cross 3,50,000-Mark: Report

NDTV - 1 hour 9 min ago
More than 350,000 deaths from the new coronavirus have been recorded worldwide since it first appeared in China in December.
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China's survey team seizes first Everest summit of 2020 to remeasure its height

Zeenews World News - 1 hour 52 min ago
A Chinese survey team on Wednesday reached Mount Everest through Tibet to remeasure the exact height of the world's tallest mountain. According to China's measurement the height of Mount Everest is 8844.43 meters which is four meters less than Nepal's calculations, the state media reported.
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SoftBank-backed Ola Electric buys Dutch scooter company Etergo

Reuters News - 2 hours 46 min ago
A unit of SoftBank Group-backed Indian ride-hailing company Ola will buy Amsterdam-based electric scooter company Etergo as part of its plan to locally build electric vehicles (EVs), the company said on Wednesday.
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Hong Kong police fire pepper pellets to disperse protests over security bill

Reuters News - 3 hours 16 min ago
Hong Kong riot police fired pepper pellets to disperse protesters in the heart of the global financial centre on Wednesday, as new national security laws proposed by Beijing revived anti-government demonstrations.
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Indian shares rise as bargain hunters swoop up bank stocks

Reuters News - 3 hours 25 min ago
Indian shares rose in volatile trading on Wednesday as investors sought bargains in beaten-down banking stocks, while Axis Bank gained after a report said private equity group Carlyle was in discussions with the lender for a fund infusion.
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Riot Police Deployed In Hong Kong Over Protests Against Anthem Bill

NDTV - 3 hours 54 min ago
Hong Kong deployed riot police around the Legislative Council on Wednesday as activists called for protests against a bill to criminalise disrespect of the Chinese anthem, amid soaring tensions over...
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Riot police shield Hong Kong legislature as protesters gather against anthem bill

Reuters News - 4 hours 20 min ago
Hong Kong deployed riot police around the Legislative Council on Wednesday as activists called for protests against a bill to criminalise disrespect of the Chinese anthem, amid soaring tensions over perceived threats to the city's freedoms.
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SoftBank-backed Ola buys Dutch electric scooter company Etergo

Reuters News - 4 hours 35 min ago
SoftBank Group-backed Indian ride-hailing company Ola will acquire Amsterdam-based electric scooter company Etergo as part of its plan to locally build electric vehicles (EVs), the company said on Wednesday.
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Sensex, Nifty subdued as coronavirus cases surge, ITC falls

Reuters News - 5 hours 11 min ago
Indian shares edged lower on Wednesday due to losses in conglomerate ITC, and as surging domestic coronavirus infections dampened economic growth outlook, while rising U.S.-China tensions also weighed on sentiment.
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Google To Start Reopening Offices, Targets 30% Capacity In September

NDTV - 5 hours 24 min ago
Alphabet Inc's Google said on Tuesday it would reopen buildings in more cities at roughly 10% of their capacity beginning July 6 and scale it up to 30% in September, if conditions permit.
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Riot police shield Hong Kong legislature as protests gather against anthem bill

Reuters News - 5 hours 37 min ago
Hong Kong deployed riot police around the Legislative Council on Wednesday as activists called for protests against a bill to criminalise disrespect of the Chinese anthem, amid soaring tensions over perceived threats to the city's freedoms.
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"I Can't Breathe": African-American Dies After US Cop Kneels On His Neck

NDTV - 5 hours 47 min ago
A video of a handcuffed black man dying while a Minneapolis officer knelt on his neck for more than five minutes sparked a fresh furor in the US over police treatment of African Americans Tuesday.
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Biden calls Trump 'absolute fool' for not wearing face mask

Reuters News - 5 hours 58 min ago
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden on Tuesday called his Republican rival Donald Trump an "absolute fool" for not wearing a mask at a series of recent public events, saying his lack of leadership on the issue is "costing peoples' lives."
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Asterix Creator Died Of COVID-19, His Art Raises $400,000 For Hospitals

NDTV - 6 hours 22 min ago
Four original drawings by the creator of Asterix the Gaul sold Tuesday for nearly 400,000 euros to benefit Paris hospitals.
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Hospital Staff With Covid-19 Had Antibodies To Prevent Reinfection: Study

NDTV - 6 hours 25 min ago
Almost all doctors and nurses who got mild forms of Covid-19 produced antibodies that could prevent reinfection, according to a study conducted on hospital staff in northeastern France.
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"Unsubstantiated Claims": Twitter Fact-Checks Donald Trump's Tweets

NDTV - 6 hours 43 min ago
Twitter on Tuesday for the first time prompted readers to check the facts in tweets sent by U.S. President Donald Trump, warning that his claims about mail-in ballots were false and had been debunked...
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