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Taku Sekine: Top chef ‘takes own life’ after assault allegations

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image copyrightGetty Images image captionTaku Sekine had denied sexual assault allegations A Japanese chef known for his restaurant in Paris has died of suicide, his family says. Taku Sekine took his own life on Monday after he was the target of “false” sexual assault claims, a statement from his relatives......
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Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict: Azerbaijan president vows to fight on

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Related Topics Nagorno-Karabakh conflict image copyrightArmenian defence ministry image captionArmenia’s defence ministry has published photos of an SU-25 jet it claims was shot down by a Turkish warplane Azerbaijan’s president has vowed to fight on until Armenian forces leave disputed territory, on the fourth day of fierce fighting in the......
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Bairstow loses Test central contract

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Bairstow made his England debut in a one-day international in 2011, and his Test debut the following year Wicketkeeper-batsman Jonny Bairstow has not been given an England central contract for Test cricket in 2020-21. Yorkshire’s Bairstow, 31, who was not selected for the summer’s Test series with West Indies and......
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Coronavirus: Israel passes law to ban mass protests during lockdown

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image copyrightEPA image captionPeople protested outside the Israeli parliament before the law was approved Israel’s parliament has handed the government the power to ban mass protests during the country’s second nationwide coronavirus lockdown. Demonstrators will be confined to groups of up to 20 people and must stay within 1km (0.6......
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How the world reacted to the presidential debate

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Image copyright Reuters Image caption Global media criticised the tone and content of the debate US voters have endured the first of three presidential debates between President Donald Trump and Joe Biden. The event has also prompted a huge reaction from world audiences who tuned in for the chaotic event.......
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Williams withdraws from French Open

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Three-time champion Serena Williams has withdrawn from the French Open because of an Achilles injury. The 39-year-old had been scheduled to play her second-round match against Bulgaria’s Tsvetana Pironkova on Wednesday. The American has won 23 Grand Slam singles titles and was aiming to equal Margaret Court’s all-time record of......
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Rape victim cremated ‘without family’s consent’

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Image copyright Abhishek Mathur / BBC Image caption The girl’s family has accused the police of cremating her body without their permission The family of a woman who died after she was gang-raped has accused police officials of cremating her body without their permission. The 19-year-old Dalit (formerly untouchable) woman......
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‘Boxing it is, for now’ – McGregor on potential Pacquiao bout

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In this week’s Fight Talks we discuss the news that former UFC champion Conor McGregor could return to boxing with a fight against Filipino great Manny Pacquiao next year, Josh Taylor moves a step closer to becoming the undisputed light welterweight world champion and Derek Chisora turns the tables as......
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Babri mosque: India court delivers key verdict on mosque demolition

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image copyrightGetty Images image captionLal Krishna Advani (left) and Uma Bharti (right) have fought the case in the courts for years A special court is delivering its verdict on the alleged role top leaders from India’s governing party played in the demolition of a mosque in 1992. Former deputy prime......
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Faith & fast times – track’s thinking man

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Rowden’s win in Zagreb propelled him into the top 10 fastest British 800m runners in history One morning, some time around 2010, the deputy head teacher of Davenant Foundation School in Essex stood to give an assembly. The chosen subject: the middle-distance rivalry between Sebastian Coe and Steve Ovett. In......
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Trump and Biden’s debate claims fact-checked

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Image copyright AFP President Trump and his Democratic challenger Joe Biden have gone head-to-head in the first of three televised debates before the US election in November. During a heated 90 minutes, the nominees clashed over everything from the state of the economy to the handling of the coronavirus pandemic.......
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Pandemic fills up Australian airline storage

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Image copyright Getty Images An aircraft storage facility in Central Australia is now so full that its owners have had to seek out more space. Many carriers haven’t had enough passengers to justify flying during the pandemic, and have opted to store their planes. Asia Pacific Airline Storage is storing......
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Brazil judge stymies plan to revoke mangrove protection

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image copyrightGetty Images image captionBrazil’s mangrove forests play a key role in combating climate change A Brazilian judge has suspended plans by the government of President Jair Bolsonaro to revoke rules protecting tropical mangroves and other fragile coastal ecosystems. The decision, on Monday, had provoked an outcry from environmentalists. They......
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Trump and Biden fiercely clash in primetime debate

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Image copyright Reuters US President Donald Trump and his White House challenger Joe Biden have fiercely clashed in the opening moments of their first live TV debate. Mr Trump, a Republican, accused his rival of being beholden to socialists in his party, saying: “They’re going to dominate you, Joe, you......

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