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Elon Musk responds with poo emoji after Twitter CEO defends platform's handling of bots
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Elon Musk responds with poo emoji after Twitter CEO defends platform's handling of bots

52 minutes ago 4,936 Views 4 Comments

Musk’s $44 billion buy of Twitter is “temporarily on hold” pending questions over the number of fake accounts on the platform.

Jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny set to appeal nine-year prison sentence
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# Russia

Jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny set to appeal nine-year prison sentence

1 hour ago 2,797 Views 1 Comment

The opposition leader had his two-and-a-half year sentence extended after he was found guilty of fraud and contempt of court in March.

Shanghai says 'zero-Covid' achieved but millions still in lockdown
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# China

Shanghai says 'zero-Covid' achieved but millions still in lockdown

1 hour ago 2,364 Views 3 Comments

The city of 25 million has been under heavy restrictions since early April.

Yesterday’s News

Chiellini says goodbye to Juve fans as last-gasp Lazio make Europa League
# Legend
# Legend

Chiellini says goodbye to Juve fans as last-gasp Lazio make Europa League

10 hours ago 5,039 Views 0 Comments

The defender is leaving Juve after 18 years at the Turin club.

Nicklaus turned down '$100m' offer from Saudi-backed tour
# Liv Golf
# Liv Golf

Nicklaus turned down '$100m' offer from Saudi-backed tour

10 hours ago 7,831 Views 2 Comments

The new Saudi-funded series is being fronted by Australian legend Greg Norman.

Newcastle put major dent in Arsenal's Champions League dreams
# Race For The Top 4
# Race For The Top 4

Newcastle put major dent in Arsenal's Champions League dreams

11 hours ago 8,865 Views 23 Comments

Tottenham remain two points above their north London rivals in fourth place in the Premier League.

At least 10 killed in 'non stop' shelling of Severodonetsk, Ukraine, by Russian forces
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# Ukraine

At least 10 killed in 'non stop' shelling of Severodonetsk, Ukraine, by Russian forces

Updated 12 hours ago 21,336 Views 1 Comment

Western intelligence has predicted that Moscow’s campaign will stall amid heavy losses and fierce resistance.

Amber Heard feared she would ‘literally not survive’ Johnny Depp relationship
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# Lawsuit

Amber Heard feared she would ‘literally not survive’ Johnny Depp relationship

Updated 13 hours ago 26,013 Views 0 Comments

A court heard the actress had filed for divorce after violent episodes became more and more normal.

McDonald's to sell all its restaurants in Russia
# Ukraine
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# Ukraine

McDonald's to sell all its restaurants in Russia

14 hours ago 34,130 Views 30 Comments

The company will retain its trademark in the country.

Ex-France international footballer convicted of armed assault
# Punishment
# Punishment

Ex-France international footballer convicted of armed assault

14 hours ago 15,962 Views 2 Comments

Tony Vairelles has been sentenced to five years in prison, with two suspended.

Macron names first French female PM in over 30 years
# Elisabeth Borne
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# Elisabeth Borne

Macron names first French female PM in over 30 years

14 hours ago 15,272 Views 3 Comments

Outgoing French Prime Minister Jean Castex earlier handed his resignation to the president.

Jurgen Klopp defends Liverpool fans’ booing of national anthem
# Reaction
# Reaction

Jurgen Klopp defends Liverpool fans’ booing of national anthem

15 hours ago 12,112 Views 5 Comments

‘The majority of our supporters are wonderful people, really smart,’ the Reds boss added.

Anti-homophobia group demands PSG explain Gueye absence
# Query
# Query

Anti-homophobia group demands PSG explain Gueye absence

16 hours ago 10,937 Views 38 Comments

All 20 teams in Ligue 1 had the rainbow colours of the LGBTIQ+ movement on their shirts.

EU cuts eurozone growth forecast as Ukraine invasion inflates energy costs
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# PREDICTION

EU cuts eurozone growth forecast as Ukraine invasion inflates energy costs

17 hours ago 8,667 Views 12 Comments

Ireland is still expected to be the second fastest growing economy in the eurozone, with GDP set to increase by 5.4%.

Mavs and Celtics advance as defending champions Bucks and Suns exit NBA playoffs
# Wrap
# Wrap

Mavs and Celtics advance as defending champions Bucks and Suns exit NBA playoffs

23 hours ago 2,441 Views 0 Comments

Luka Doncic led a stunning Dallas Mavericks rout of the top-seeded Phoenix Sun.

South Africa World Cup winner arrested following flight incident
# Trouble
# Trouble

South Africa World Cup winner arrested following flight incident

23 hours ago 12,632 Views 0 Comments

Elton Jantjies was detained in Johannesburg and charged with causing malicious damage to property.

Sunday 15 May, 2022

Williams sparks Celtics as Bucks dumped out of NBA playoffs
# NBA
# NBA

Williams sparks Celtics as Bucks dumped out of NBA playoffs

Sun 11:39 PM 4,435 Views 2 Comments

Tatum also scored 23 points as Boston advanced to a conference finals showdown with the Miami Heat.

AC Milan and Inter Milan wins ensure title race will head into the final week of the season
# Wrap
# Wrap

AC Milan and Inter Milan wins ensure title race will head into the final week of the season

Updated Sun 11:09 PM 7,607 Views 1 Comment

Goals from Rafael Leao and Theo Hernandez sealed a 2-0 win over Atalanta.

Aussie Lee holds off Thompson for LPGA Founders Cup win
# Birdie Time
# Birdie Time

Aussie Lee holds off Thompson for LPGA Founders Cup win

Sun 9:52 PM 1,649 Views 0 Comments

Stephanie Meadow shot a final round of one over to finish T68.

Aussie Hindley wins Giro mountain battle as Yates wilts
# Cycling
# Cycling

Aussie Hindley wins Giro mountain battle as Yates wilts

Sun 5:12 PM 2,341 Views 4 Comments

Spain’s Juan Pedro Lopez holds the pink jersey after the ninth stage of the Giro D’Italia.

Djokovic beats Tsitsipas to claim sixth Italian Open title
# Straight Sets
# Straight Sets

Djokovic beats Tsitsipas to claim sixth Italian Open title

Sun 5:11 PM 2,449 Views 1 Comment

The 34-year-old won his first tournament of the season.

Sweden's ruling Social Democratic Party backs NATO bid
# Sweden
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# Sweden

Sweden's ruling Social Democratic Party backs NATO bid

Sun 5:07 PM 13,056 Views 10 Comments

The turnaround comes amid soaring political and public support in Sweden for joining the Western military alliance after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Man City keep title fate in their own hands with dramatic comeback draw at West Ham
# Thriller
# Thriller

Man City keep title fate in their own hands with dramatic comeback draw at West Ham

Sun 4:08 PM 30,711 Views 43 Comments

Riyad Mahrez missed a late penalty to virtually seal the league in a 2-2 draw at the London Stadium.

NATO assures Ukraine open-ended military support against Russia
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# NATO

NATO assures Ukraine open-ended military support against Russia

Updated Sun 3:25 PM 29,859 Views 31 Comments

NATO Jens Stoltenberg has said Ukraine can win the war against Russia.

Palestinians mourn Israel's creation amid outcry over raid on journalist's funeral
# Palestine
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# Palestine

Palestinians mourn Israel's creation amid outcry over raid on journalist's funeral

Sun 1:40 PM 11,540 Views 17 Comments

The annual demonstrations across the occupied West Bank, annexed east Jerusalem and inside Israel came with tensions high over the killing of Al Jazeera reporter Shireen Abu Akleh.

Finland announces 'historic' Nato bid, as Sweden holds key meeting
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# Russia

Finland announces 'historic' Nato bid, as Sweden holds key meeting

Sun 1:11 PM 12,945 Views 3 Comments

The move is a stunning reversal of Finland’s policy on military non-alignment dating back more than 75 years.

North Korea reports 15 more 'fever' deaths amid Covid outbreak
# North Korea
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# North Korea

North Korea reports 15 more 'fever' deaths amid Covid outbreak

Sun 12:10 PM 13,816 Views 13 Comments

North Korea has no Covid vaccines, antiviral treatment drugs or mass-testing capacity.

Saturday 14 May, 2022

Ten killed in shooting in Buffalo, New York - reports
# US
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# US

Ten killed in shooting in Buffalo, New York - reports

Sat 11:05 PM 36,041 Views 26 Comments

The Buffalo Police department tweeted earlier that officers were “on scene of a mass shooting”.

'My body my choice': Thousands rally across US for abortion rights
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# Abortion Rights

'My body my choice': Thousands rally across US for abortion rights

Sat 10:30 PM 14,472 Views 45 Comments

Thousands also rallied in Texas and Kentucky, and more protests were planned in other major cities as well as at hundreds of smaller events across the country.

Belgian rider De Gendt wins Giro d'Italia eighth stage as Spaniard Lopez holds pink jersey
# Results
# Results

Belgian rider De Gendt wins Giro d'Italia eighth stage as Spaniard Lopez holds pink jersey

Sat 4:40 PM 1,598 Views 0 Comments

The 35-year-old Lotto rider snatched victory over 153km around the southern city of Naples.

Ukraine 'could win war by end of year', as Putin warns Finland that joining Nato is a 'mistake'
# Kharkiv
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# Kharkiv

Ukraine 'could win war by end of year', as Putin warns Finland that joining Nato is a 'mistake'

Updated Sat 3:20 PM 55,206 Views 53 Comments
  • "The breaking point will be in the second part of August," Major General Kyrylo Budanov said
  • The intelligence chief also made unverified claims that a coup is under way in Moscow to depose Putin
  • Putin told his Finnish counterpart Sauli Niinisto that Finland scrapping its military neutrality would be a "mistake"
Israeli police to probe violence at journalist's funeral after outrage over 'disgraceful' scenes
# Shireen Abu Akleh
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# Shireen Abu Akleh

Israeli police to probe violence at journalist's funeral after outrage over 'disgraceful' scenes

Updated Sat 2:15 PM 32,704 Views 16 Comments

Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney said the violence at Shireen Abu Akleh’s funeral “should be roundly condemned”.

New Zealand's prime minister Jacinda Ardern tests positive for Covid-19
# New Zealand
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# New Zealand

New Zealand's prime minister Jacinda Ardern tests positive for Covid-19

Sat 12:31 PM 30,798 Views 18 Comments

Ardern shared a photo of her positive test on Instagram.

Thompson and Curry help Warriors advance in NBA play-offs as Celtics stay alive
# Wrap
# Wrap

Thompson and Curry help Warriors advance in NBA play-offs as Celtics stay alive

Sat 9:30 AM 2,832 Views 0 Comments

The Golden State Warriors will go on to face either the Phoenix Suns or Dallas Mavericks.

Friday 13 May, 2022

Reigning champion Phil Mickelson withdraws from PGA Championship
# Opting Out
# Opting Out

Reigning champion Phil Mickelson withdraws from PGA Championship

Fri 11:31 PM 7,750 Views 1 Comment

The 51-year-old American left-hander became the oldest major winner in golf history last year.

Aussie Lee grabs lead at LPGA Founders Cup, frustration for Leona Maguire
# As It Stands
# As It Stands

Aussie Lee grabs lead at LPGA Founders Cup, frustration for Leona Maguire

Fri 11:19 PM 2,337 Views 0 Comments

Meanwhile, Stephanie Meadow is on -1.

Luton and Huddersfield share spoils in first leg of Championship play-off semi
# All Level
# All Level

Luton and Huddersfield share spoils in first leg of Championship play-off semi

Fri 10:32 PM 2,900 Views 0 Comments

The sides head to Yorkshire all square after a 1-1 draw at Kenilworth Road.

Ex-world champion Amir Khan retires from boxing
# Wave Goodbye
# Wave Goodbye

Ex-world champion Amir Khan retires from boxing

Fri 7:19 PM 4,322 Views 3 Comments

The 35-year-old British fighter hangs up his gloves with a record of 34 wins from his 40 fights.

Bouwman leads Dutch 1-2 in Giro seventh stage as Lopez stays in pink
# As It Stands
# As It Stands

Bouwman leads Dutch 1-2 in Giro seventh stage as Lopez stays in pink

Fri 7:00 PM 1,230 Views 0 Comments

Challengers Simon Yates and Richard Carapaz finished at the same time as the other title pretenders 2min 59sec adrift of the winner.

Russia to cut electricity to Finland as tensions rise over Nato bid
# Ukraine
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# Ukraine

Russia to cut electricity to Finland as tensions rise over Nato bid

Updated Fri 5:59 PM 62,885 Views 24 Comments
  • Sergei Lavrov has accused the EU of transforming from a "constructive, economic platform" into an "aggressive, militant player"
  • Kyiv has admitted it is unlikely to become a Nato member - but has forged ahead with an application to join the EU
  • Russian forces have been accused of committing atrocities - including the killing of unarmed civilians, torture and rape
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