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Quad powerhouse Chen jumps into the hunt for Beijing gold

Quad powerhouse Chen jumps into the hunt for Beijing gold

Three-time world men's figure skating champion Nathan Chen strapped on his first pair of skates at age three after watching his two older brothers playing ice hockey.

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Start ups bringing Pakistan's farming into digital age

Start ups bringing Pakistan's farming into digital age

Agriculture entrepreneurs are bringing the digital age to Pakistan's farmers, helping them plan crops better and distribute their produce when the time is right.

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North Korea test-fires most powerful missile since 2017

North Korea test-fires most powerful missile since 2017

North Korea on Sunday tested its most powerful missile since 2017, ramping up the firepower for its record-breaking seventh launch this month as Seoul warned nuclear and long-range tests could be next.

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Beijing reports highest Covid cases since June 2020 as Olympics loom

Beijing reports highest Covid cases since June 2020 as Olympics loom

Beijing recorded its highest number of new Covid-19 cases for a year and a half on Sunday, as the Chinese capital gears up to host the Winter Olympics in five days.

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Stray bullets kill bystanders as US shootings soar

Stray bullets kill bystanders as US shootings soar

A baby in his car seat. A man in bed. A girl walking with her mother: Stray bullets killed each of them days apart as surging gun violence ripples through the United States.

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List edges Zalatoris in Torrey Pines playoff for first PGA Tour title

List edges Zalatoris in Torrey Pines playoff for first PGA Tour title

Luke List birdied the first playoff hole to beat Will Zalatoris in the Farmers Insurance Open on Saturday, notching his first US PGA Tour title in his 206th start.

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Bottom of gender rankings, Iraqi women defy critics to work

Bottom of gender rankings, Iraqi women defy critics to work

Each working morning, oil engineer Safa al-Saeedi dons a safety helmet and heads into a gas complex for another day challenging conservative prejudices by being a professional woman in Iraq.

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China pursues gold in global image by hosting Olympics

China pursues gold in global image by hosting Olympics

China warns almost daily against "politicising" this week's Beijing Olympics, but for its rulers, hosting the Games has always been about far more than sport and the medal count.

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'Bloody Sunday': 10 minutes of killing that shook N.Ireland

'Bloody Sunday': 10 minutes of killing that shook N.Ireland

"Bloody Sunday" was a turning point in three decades of violence in Northern Ireland known as the "Troubles".

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'No justice': N.Ireland marks 'Bloody Sunday' amid Brexit backdrop

'No justice': N.Ireland marks 'Bloody Sunday' amid Brexit backdrop

The Northern Irish city of Londonderry commemorates one of the darkest days in modern UK history on Sunday when, 50 years ago, British troops opened fire without provocation on civil rights protesters.

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