Vos wins women’s Amstel Gold after Wiebes’ ‘stupid mistake’ in early celebration

 Marianne Vos grabbed victory on the line in a shortened Amstel Gold women’s race on Sunday as Lorena Wiebes sat up, raising her arms in victory, just before the finish. Vos, who rides for Visma, exploited the error by her Dutch compatriot Wiebes of SD Worx to win the sprint. Norwegian Ingvild Gaskjenn was third. […]

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Messi’s son goes viral after scoring five goals in one game

Lionel Messi’s son Mateo’s remarkable five-goal display for Inter Miami’s Under-9s team, coupled with his emulation of his father’s iconic celebration, highlights the bright future of the Messi football dynasty.  Lionel Messi’s son Mateo showcased his talent by scoring five goals for Inter Miami’s Under 9s team.  The young prodigy not only displayed his skill […]

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India’s BJP election manifesto lacks plans for structural economic reforms: Citi

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) skipped any reference to structural economic reforms, such as changes to labour and land laws, in its manifesto ahead of elections, Citi economists said in a note on Monday. The BJP promised to create jobs, boost infrastructure and manufacturing and expand welfare programmes such as low-ticket […]

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Pakistan to seek additional IMF climate financing as well

Pakistan will seek assistance from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) under two heads – extended fund facility (EFF) and additional climate financing – as Finance Minister Muhammad Aurangzeb is in Washington to hold talks with the world’s top lender for a new bigger and longer programme, sources say. Islamabad is currently awaiting the release of $1.1 billion […]

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Dollar rally supercharged by US rate outlook, could complicate inflation fight for other economies

A rally in the US dollar is accelerating, as stubborn inflation sows doubts over how aggressively the Federal Reserve will be able to cut rates this year compared to other central banks. The US dollar index, which measures the greenback against a basket of six major currencies, is up 4.6 per cent this year and […]

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US to announce additional $100 million in aid to respond to Sudan conflict

The United States will announce an additional $100 million in aid to respond to the conflict in Sudan, according to a statement seen by Reuters, as Washington seeks to spur international response ahead of Monday’s anniversary of the war. US Agency for International Development Administrator Samantha Power in the statement said the additional funding, first […]

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Iran’s attack on Israel stirs admiration among Gaza Palestinians

Iran’s attack on Israel drew applause from many Palestinians in Gaza on Sunday as rare payback for the Israeli offensive on their enclave, although some said they suspected Tehran had staged the assault more for show than to inflict real damage. “For the first time, we saw some rockets that didn’t land in our areas. […]

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Hundreds of Manchester arena attack survivors file lawsuit against MI5

More than 250 survivors of the 2017 Manchester Arena attack have filed a lawsuit against Britain’s domestic intelligence services, their lawyers said in a statement Sunday. In May 2017, 22 people were killed and another 100 injured when a bomber detonated his device at an Ariana Grande pop concert. An official enquiry found in March […]

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British PM Sunak’s Rwanda scheme set to pass parliament but challenges await

The British parliament is set to finally approve a divisive law this week to pave the way for asylum seekers to be deported to Rwanda, but further legal hurdles could yet hold up or derail one of Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s key policies. Sunak has invested huge political capital in the Rwanda scheme whose success […]

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Gaza’s historic treasures saved by ‘irony of history’

Gaza’s ancient Greek site of Anthedon has been bombed, its “Napoleon’s Palace” destroyed and the only private museum burned down: the war has taken a terrible toll on the rich heritage of the Palestinian territory. But in a strange twist of fate, some of its greatest historical treasures are safe in a warehouse in Switzerland. […]

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