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Saudi Arabia vs Argentina: Lionel Messi’s team in one of the biggest upsets in World Cup history

Lusail, Qatar CNN  —  Saudi Arabia produced one of the biggest upsets in World Cup history Tuesday, beating Lionel Messi’s Argentina 2-1 in an astonishing Group C match. Many had expected the South American team, ranked third in the world, unbeaten for three years and among the favorites to win the tournament, to sweep aside […]

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Iran players remain silent during national anthem at World Cup lin apparent protest at Iranian regime

Doha, Qatar CNN  —  Before a ball was even kicked in Iran’s World Cup opener against England on Monday, Iran’s players made a powerful statement. In what seemed to be a show of solidarity with those protesting back home, the players stood silent as the Iranian national anthem played out around the Khalifa International Stadium […]

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Qatar makes World Cup debut in a controversial tournament of firsts

Doha, Qatar CNN  —  There have been 21 editions of the men’s World Cup since its inauguration in 1930 but Qatar 2022 is set to be a tournament like no other. Since it was announced as the host city almost 12 years ago, it was always destined to be a World Cup of firsts. From […]

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Inside the White House’s months of prep-work for a GOP investigative onslaught

Washington CNN  —  More than four months before voters handed Republicans control of the House of Representatives, top White House and Department of Homeland Security officials huddled in the Roosevelt Room to prepare for that very scenario.   The department and its secretary, Alejandro Mayorkas, had emerged as top targets of Republican ire over the Biden […]

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ENTERTAINMENT

Iranian man who inspired Spielberg’s film “The Terminal” dies inside Paris airport

CNN  —  Mehran Karimi Nasseri, the man who had lived inside the Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport for years and inspired Steven Spielberg’s 2004 film “The Terminal”, died Saturday at the same airport. Nasseri was pronounced dead by the airport medical team at Terminal 2F and had died of natural causes, a spokesperson for the airport […]

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Every World Cup 2022 squad announced: Sadio Mané selected for Senegal after injury scare

CNN  —  ‘Tis the season for wall charts and fans gathering around to pick their starting teams for the 2022 Qatar World Cup. And with countries announcing their squads for international football’s premier competition, the debate has ramped up to the maximum. Here’s a full list of the squads for the World Cup, which runs […]

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Every World Cup 2022 squad announced: USMNT, Germany, Belgium and more

CNN  —  ‘Tis the season for wall charts and fans gathering around to pick their starting teams for the 2022 Qatar World Cup. And with countries announcing their squads for international football’s premier competition, the debate has ramped up to the maximum. On Wednesday, the US Men’s National Team (USMNT) announced their 26-player squad which […]

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Kherson: Russia will withdraw forces in Ukraine war setback

CNN  —  Russia has ordered a retreat from the key southern city of Kherson, the only regional capital it has captured since February’s invasion, in a dramatic strategic setback for Russian President Vladimir Putin. In the face of Ukrainian advances in the region, Russian troops across the Kherson region will withdraw from the west bank […]

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ENTERTAINMENT

Dan McCafferty, original lead singer of rock band Nazareth, dead at 76

London CNN  —  Dan McCafferty, the original lead singer of Scottish hard rock band Nazareth, has died aged 76, his band has confirmed. “This is the saddest announcement I ever had to make,” band member Pete Agnew wrote in a statement posted to the band’s website, announcing McCafferty’s death on Tuesday. “Maryann and the family […]

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Sepp Blatter: Qatar World Cup ‘is a mistake,’ says former FIFA President

Reuters  —  Sepp Blatter, the former president of FIFA when Qatar was awarded the 2022 World Cup hosting rights in 2010, told Swiss newspaper Tages Anzeiger “Qatar is a mistake,” adding that “the choice was bad.” The Qatar decision has been marred by controversy, including allegations of corruption and human rights violations, since it was […]

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