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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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Brittney Griner has been transferred to a penal colony in western Russia, her lawyers say

CNN  —  American basketball star Brittney Griner has been transferred to a penal colony in Yavas, in the western Russian region of Mordovia, her lawyers said Thursday, ending days of speculation over her whereabouts. Her lawyers, Maria Blagovolina and Alexander Boykov, thanked everyone who has reached out in support. “First, on behalf of Brittney, we […]

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5 things to know for Nov. 11: Midterms, Student loans, Storm damage, Prices, Climate

CNN  —  Today is Veterans Day, federal holiday in the US honoring men and women who have served in the armed forces. Regional observances and events are set to take place across the country to pay tribute to millions of American heroes. Entry to all US National Parks is also free today – including the […]

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What are the conditions in Russia’s penal colonies? Here’s what could await Brittney Griner

CNN  —  US women’s basketball star Brittney Griner is being transferred to a Russian penal colony, where conditions are often tough and have drawn concern from international watchdogs. Russia’s infamous penal colonies are unlike conventional incarceration in the West. Here’s what you need to know. Griner’s attorneys said they didn’t immediately know exactly where her […]

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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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Brittney Griner begins transfer to Russian penal colony, attorneys say

CNN  —  US women’s basketball star Brittney Griner is in the process of being moved to a Russian penal colony where she is due to serve the remainder of a nine-year drug smuggling sentence that was upheld in late October. Griner “is now on her way to a penal colony,” her attorneys said in a […]

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Major League Soccer Cup: Gareth Bale scores dramatic goal as Los Angeles Football Club triumphs in thrilling penalty shootout

CNN  —  Gareth Bale’s dramatic, late goal helped Los Angeles Football Club win the Major League Soccer Cup for the first time in a thrilling, frantic final against Philadelphia Union at Banc of California Stadium in Los Angeles. Jack Elliott looked to have won the game for Philadelphia when he scored in stoppage time of […]

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