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Ronaldo, Ranieri scoop top FIFA awards

Delighted to win The Best FIFA award. Wouldn’t be possible without my teammates, coaches and you who support me every day. Thanks everyone! — Cristiano Ronaldo (@Cristiano) January 9, 2017 Zurich, Switzerland | AFP | Cristiano Ronaldo claimed FIFA’s inaugural best player of the year award on Monday, the …

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The future of car tech: getting to know you

Las Vegas, United States | AFP | The car of the future doesn’t just want to drive you. It wants to know you. The automotive technology showcased at the Consumer Electronics Show over the past week was in part about self-driving vehicles, but also about personalizing the driving experience. Artificial …

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US Congress certifies Trump presidential election

Washington, United States | AFP |  The US Congress certified Friday that Donald Trump won the November election to become the nation’s 45th president, as lawmakers counted and affirmed the votes by the Electoral College. “Donald Trump of New York has received, for president of the United States, 304 votes,” …

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MH370 plane search to end in two weeks

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia | AFP |  The hunt for missing flight MH370 will end in two weeks, Malaysia’s transport minister said on Friday, as relatives of passengers demanded authorities push on with the search. “We’re at the final lap within these two weeks,” the minister, Liow Tiong Lai told reporters. …

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LG kicks off gadget gala with ‘wallpaper’ thin TV

San Francisco, United States | AFP |  LG Electronics showed off a “wallpaper” thin television and task-tending robots that learn, as a day packed with gadget unveilings got underway Wednesday in Las Vegas. As in years past, the South Korean consumer electronics giant staked out the opening slot in a …

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Trump to finally hold press conference on January 11

New York, United States | AFP | President-elect Donald Trump said Tuesday he will hold a press conference on January 11, during which he has previously indicated he would unveil plans to avoid any conflict of interest between the White House and his business dealings. Trump has not held a …

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WikiLeaks urges leaks of departing Obama White House docs

Washington, United States | AFP |  WikiLeaks appealed Tuesday for leaked White House documents before President Barack Obama leaves office, as its founder Julian Assange again denied Russia was the source of hacked Democratic party emails that hurt Hillary Clinton’s bid for the US presidency. “System admins: Don’t let the …

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Brazil Riot: 60 inmates killed, many beheaded

Manaus, Brazil | AFP |  Rioting inmates in Brazil decapitated and brutally assaulted their rivals, killing at least 60, when fighting erupted between two gangs at a prison in the Amazon region, officials said Monday. The 17-hour riot broke out Sunday afternoon and lasted through the night at a prison …

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Iran official calls for sterilisation for sex workers

Tehran, Iran | AFP | Female sex workers and homeless drug addicts in Tehran should be “convinced” to undergo sterilisation to prevent social problems, a deputy provincial governor in the Iranian capital said on Sunday. “These women deal drugs, consume drugs and also work as sex workers,” Siavash Shahrivar told …

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