By Agence France-Presse On Wednesday, July 15th, 2020
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Messi tees up victory as Barcelona clings to fading title hopes

    MADRID, Spain – Lionel Messi made it 20 assists for the season in Barcelona’s stodgy 1-0 win over Real Valladolid on Saturday, July 11, even as his team’s La Liga challenge appears almost over.  Messi More...

By Agence France-Presse On Wednesday, July 15th, 2020
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Usman outclasses Masvidal as UFC debuts on 'Fight Island' in UAE

  UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – Kamaru Usman put on a ‘Fight Island’ masterclass Sunday, July 12, to retain his Ultimate Fighting Championship welterweight world title by grinding down a brave Jorge Masvidal More...

By Agence France-Presse On Wednesday, July 15th, 2020
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10 million kids 'may never return to school' after coronavirus

LONDON, United Kingdom – The coronavirus pandemic has caused an “unprecedented education emergency” with up to 9.7 million children affected by school closures at risk of never going back to class, More...

By Agence France-Presse On Wednesday, July 15th, 2020
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U.S. presses again for full school reopening, despite risks

WASHINGTON, DC, USA – The Trump administration on Sunday, July 12, again pressed for full school reopenings in the fall, even as resurgent COVID-19 infections and a record spike in cases in Florida raised mounting questions More...

By Agence France-Presse On Wednesday, July 15th, 2020
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Ex-soldier who fled with puma turns himself over to police

WARSAW, Poland – A former Polish soldier who fled into a forest with his pet puma to avoid handing it over to a zoo, gave himself up to police on Sunday, July 12, after a three-day manhunt. About 200 officers More...

By Agence France-Presse On Wednesday, July 15th, 2020
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Seoul mayor's funeral held despite objections

SEOUL, South Korea – The funeral service for Seoul mayor Park Won-soon, who took his own life after being accused of sexual harassment, was held Monday, July 13, despite a petition against the city-run ceremony More...

By Agence France-Presse On Wednesday, July 15th, 2020
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U.S. man, 30, dies from virus after attending 'COVID party'

NEW YORK, USA – A 30-year-old man from Texas died from the new coronavirus after attending a “COVID-19” party hosted by an infected person, a doctor has revealed, underlining the risk to younger More...

By Agence France-Presse On Wednesday, July 15th, 2020
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Detained Chinese professor who criticized Xi is freed, friends say

BEIJING, China – A Chinese academic who penned an essay blaming the coronavirus pandemic on President Xi Jinping’s authoritarianism and censorship has been released after nearly a week in detention, his More...

By Agence France-Presse On Wednesday, July 15th, 2020
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LeBron among NBA stars supporting under-fire ESPN reporter

LOS ANGELES, USA – Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James offered a tweet of support for ESPN reporter Adrian Wojnarowski, who has reportedly been suspended for a vulgar response to an email from a US senator. James More...

By Agence France-Presse On Tuesday, July 14th, 2020
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Elvis Presley's only grandson Benjamin Keough dies aged 27

NEW YORK, USA – Elvis Presley’s only grandson died Sunday, July 12 in the US, his mother Lisa Marie Presley’s manager confirmed to AFP, with local media reporting the death as an apparent suicide. Benjamin More...

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