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Hovland nets Dubai Desert Classic after final round fireworks

Hovland nets Dubai Desert Classic after final round fireworks

Viktor Hovland made a remarkable final round charge to defeat Richard Bland in the first play-off hole and win the Dubai Desert Classic on Sunday.

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Russia says wants 'respectful' ties with US

Russia says wants 'respectful' ties with US

Russia said Sunday it wants "mutually respectful" relations with the United States and denied posing a threat to Ukraine, as the UK said it was preparing fresh sanctions against Moscow.

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Liverpool sign Colombian star Diaz from Porto

Liverpool sign Colombian star Diaz from Porto

Colombian international winger Luis Diaz signed for Premier League side Liverpool on Sunday from Portuguese side FC Porto, which will place further doubt on the future of their Egyptian star Mohamed Salah.

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N.Ireland marks 50 years since 'Bloody Sunday' with sombre memorial

N.Ireland marks 50 years since 'Bloody Sunday' with sombre memorial

The Northern Irish city of Londonderry began commemorations Sunday of one of the darkest days in modern UK history when, 50 years ago, British troops without provocation killed 13 unarmed civil rights protesters.

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Turmoil ahead for Italy after bruising presidential vote

Turmoil ahead for Italy after bruising presidential vote

The re-election of President Sergio Mattarella in Italy has temporarily averted a political disaster and may ease the passing of key reforms, but Machiavellian plotting by political parties has just begun, analysts warn.

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Socialist reign at stake in Portugal election

Socialist reign at stake in Portugal election

Portugal voted Sunday in a close-fought election, with no party expected to garner a majority in parliament in a fragmented political landscape that could see the far right make huge gains.

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Boston ties snow record as 'bomb cyclone' batters eastern US

Boston ties snow record as 'bomb cyclone' batters eastern US

Blinding snow whipped up by powerful winds pummeled the eastern United States into Sunday's early hours, as one of the strongest winter storms in years triggered transport chaos and power outages across a region of some 70 million people.

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Socialist reign at stake in Portugal election, far right eyes big gains

Socialist reign at stake in Portugal election, far right eyes big gains

Portugal votes Sunday in a tight election, with no party expected to garner a majority in parliament in a fragmented political landscape that could see the far right make huge gains.

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Sealed off: Inside the 'closed loop' at the Beijing Winter Olympics

Sealed off: Inside the 'closed loop' at the Beijing Winter Olympics

The Beijing Olympics are taking place in a strict "closed loop" with 60,000 competitors, journalists and the Chinese workforce looking after them cut off from local people and tested for Covid-19 every day.

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China factory activity edges down in January amid Covid outbreaks

China factory activity edges down in January amid Covid outbreaks

Factory activity in China edged down in January, official figures showed Sunday, but slightly exceeded expectations as businesses struggled with sporadic disruptions due to coronavirus outbreaks.

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