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Iran says ball in USs court for revival of nuclear deal  

Iran said on Monday that the revival of Tehran’s 2015 nuclear deal with world powers depends on Washington, amid expectations that talks to save the pact will resume soon after the top EU diplomat's

Fate of ancient Afghan Buddhist city in hands of Taliban, Chinese copper mine consortium   3%

An ancient Buddhist city carved out of immense peaks near Kabul is in danger of disappearing forever, swallowed up by a Chinese consortium exploiting one of the world’s largest copper deposits.

Eoin Morgan: England captain set to retire from international cricket  

The 35-year-old led England to the 2019 World Cup title

The Federal Bureau of Tweets: Twitter Is Hiring an Alarming Number of FBI Agents   20%

“In terms of their outlooks on the world and on the question of misinformation and internet security, you couldn’t get a better field of professionals who are almost inherently going to be more in tune with the government’s perspective.” – FBI Whistleblower Coleen Rowley

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Detroit Tigers Newsletter: Two winding paths from 2012 World Series to Tuesday's rematch  

The Detroit Tigers and San Francisco Giants played in the 2012 World Series and finished 2017 with identical 64-98 records. What happened since?


Zimbabwe: ICC Back Zimbabwe to Host Flawless World Cup T20 Qualifier   50%

[The Herald] INTERNATIONAL Cricket Council head of events Chris Tetley has backed Zimbabwe to deliver a flawless event when the ICC Men's T20 World Cup Qualifier B comes to Bulawayo in a fortnight.

The adventurer twins exploring the most remote parts of the world   20%

They've already rowed across the Atlantic, flown over Australia with paramotors and traveled to some of the world's most remote places.

Novak Djokovic rules out getting Covid vaccine despite risk of losing ranking points video   18%

Novak Djokovic again reiterated his commitment to not receive the vaccine for COVID-19 even if it means he can't compete at the US Open in August. 

"I'm not really chasing the ranking as much as I have... I'd love to go to the [United] States, but as of today that's not possible," said the world number three. 

Djokovic also said he disagrees with the banning of Belarusian players from competing at Wimbledon. "I don't see how they have contributed to anything that is happening."

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Norman looks to worlds after impressive 400m at trials   -33%

Michael Norman fired another World Championships warning shot on June 25, posting a world-leading 43.56sec to win the 400m at the U.S. trials and put Tokyo disappointment further behind him.

Worlds biggest bacterium found in Caribbean mangrove swamp  

Scientists have discovered the world’s largest bacterium in a Caribbean mangrove swamp.

Rwanda: Rwanda to Host 73rd FIFA Congress in March 2023  

[New Times] The world football governing body (Fifa) has settled on Rwanda to host the 73rd FIFA Congress, during which the Fifa presidential elections will be held.

'It's my dream': Emma Raducanu ready for Wimbledon Centre Court debut video   14%

Emma Raducanu is primed to 'raise her level' as she prepares to make her Centre Court debut at Wimbledon against world No 46 Alison Van Uytvanck. As an 18-year-old straight out of her exams, Raducanu burst onto the scene and reached the fourth round at last year's Championships before stunning the world by winning the US Open in September. Questions were raised about whether Raducanu would be fit in time for this year's tournament but the teenager said she is 'ready to go', calling Wimbledon 'the most special place to be playing tennis'. 

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Israel to work with world powers to shape any Iran nuclear deal: Defense minister   50%

Israel will work with world powers to have an impact on any deal that may emerge from their nuclear negotiations with Iran, Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz said on Monday.For the latest headlines

'How could FIFA award it to Qatar?' Germany's Bierhoff expresses World Cup doubts  

German national team manager Oliver Bierhoff has raised concerns over the awarding of the 2022 World Cup to Qatar, given gender inequality in the country. Meanwhile the German FA has made its own statutes more inclusive.

More than 1.2 million tickets sold for Qatars football World Cup   -2%

More than 1.2 million tickets have been sold for Qatar’s 2022 football World Cup, organizers said on Wednesday.The most recent phase of ticket sales, a random selection draw, closed at the end of

Rory McIlroy brands LIV Golf players duplicitous as Koepka moves video   3%

World No 2 Rory McIlroy has labelled the players who have joined the LIV Golf Series 'duplicitous' for the way they have handled their breakaway. This comes after fellow four-time major winner Brooks Koepka, signed up to the Saudi-backed invitational events. Only a few days ago Koepka, who will be suspended by the PGA Tour as a result of his decision, complained that questions on the topic at Brookline were throwing a 'black cloud' over the US Open. Other golfing stars have had similar apparent changes of mind, with former world No 1 Dustin Johnson stressing his full commitment to the PGA Tour in March only to perform a U-turn three months later.

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Sensing the World Anew Through Other Species   -10%

Ed Yong talks about “An Immense World,” and Terry Alford discusses “In the Houses of Their Dead.”

Nature in crisis: How can we prevent biodiversity loss?   25%

With 1 million plants and animals at risk of extinction, we take a deep dive into what can be done to protect the world's precious biodiversity.

How an expanded BRICS could lead the world instead of the waning West   -17%

Adding new members to BRICS would fragment the world on a scale not seen since the Cold War and amplify the new era of ‘vertical globalisation’. The US would not be at the centre of geopolitics for the first time since World War II, and even France may switch sides.

There is a lot of excitement: Tour de France comes to Denmark   28%

Anticipation mounts in greatest cycling nation in the world for world’s greatest cycling race

Cycle paths have been painted yellow, knitting enthusiasts have made a giant yellow jersey, and preparations are being made for a flotilla of boats flying yellow flags. The “big yellow party” comes to Denmark on 1 July when the country widely regarded as the best in the world for cyclists hosts the opening stage of the world’s greatest cycling race.

The Tour de France was originally slated to start in Copenhagen in 2021, but was transferred to Brest in response to a Covid-related scheduling conflict with the European Championships.

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What to watch at the G-7 summit on climate change, energy  

The summit comes as the world confronts multiple crises, including an energy crunch sparked by the war in Ukraine, a worsening famine in the Horn of Africa, and a string of climate disasters, from massive floods in China to historic heat waves in Europe and the United States.

Changpeng Zhao: tech chief in the eye of the cryptocurrency storm   -10%

The founder of Binance, the world’s largest digital currency exchange, is on a mission to talk to governments and regulators even as investors retreat

Changpeng Zhao does not like ambiguous words. Which is just as well: the crypto industry, in which he is a leading figure, is in turmoil and crying out for clarity.

The 45-year-old founder and chief executive of Binance, the world’s biggest cryptocurrency exchange, meets the Observer in an upmarket London hotel after one of the most tumultuous weeks in the short history of digital money.

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Waking Up in 2041   35%

What will the world be like in 20 years? Read our special report.

A Gay Pilot Reflects on What Travel Means to Queer Folks   35%

As Pride is celebrated around the world, a traveler recalls the cities that helped shape his identity and dreams.

How to prevent drowning and water injuries when you swim   1%

Swimming accidents, injuries and drownings are common even among professionals at World Championships, like American artistic swimmer Anita Alvarez. But accidents can be prevented.

UN head declares ocean emergency as global leaders gather in Lisbon   2%

António Guterres says the world must turn the tide of rising sea levels, ocean heating, acidification and plastics pollution

The UN secretary general has declared that the world is in the middle of an “ocean emergency”, and urged governments to do more to restore ocean health.

Speaking at the opening of the UN ocean conference in Lisbon, Portugal, attended by global leaders and heads of state from 20 countries, António Guterres said: “Sadly, we have taken the ocean for granted and today we face what I would call an ocean emergency. We must turn the tide.”

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Why the world needs to do more to protect its oceans  

A treaty to protect the world’s oceans is being discussed this week – what is at stake?

Tuskegee Airman, lifelong Detroiter Alexander Jefferson dies at 100   -10%

Retired Lt. Col. Alexander Jefferson, a member of the Tuskegee Airmen, World War II prisoner of war and lifelong Detroiter, died Wednesday, June 22.


Canada's water polo women ousted at worlds by the Netherlands in Round of 16   -20%

Canada was eliminated Sunday from the women's water polo tourney at the world aquatics championships by the Netherlands, a third-period collapse its undoing for a second consecutive game in Budapest, Hungary.

Plastic packaging might be biodegradable after all, say German scientists   8%

Leipzig researchers have found an enzyme that rapidly breaks down PET, the most widely produced plastic in the world. It might just eat your old tote bags.

Book Review: Learning to Talk, by Hilary Mantel   -60%

In the world of Hilary Mantel’s “Learning to Talk,” childhood can be a dangerous place.

Paulo Dybala, Juventus and the Problem With Italy  

The travails of Dybala, whose contract with Juventus runs out this month, are emblematic of a soccer ecosystem that is often a world apart.

Los Angeles FC hoping Gareth Bale signing will be a long-term partnership   14%

  • ‘We expect him to be a top, top player for us,’ says co-president
  • Length of Bale’s contract not discussed by John Thorrington

Los Angeles FC are hoping their signing of Gareth Bale will prove a “long-term partnership”.

Wales international Bale revealed on Saturday he had agreed to join the Major League Soccer club following his release by Real Madrid. The 32-year-old had been looking for a new club to maintain his fitness ahead of the World Cup later this year.

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The human sensory experience is limited. Journey into the world that animals know  

In his new book, An Immense World, science writer Ed Yong explores the diversity of perception in the animal world — including echolocation, magnetic fields and ultraviolet vision.

US navy destroyer escort is deepest shipwreck ever discovered video   -13%

A US navy destroyer escort has become the deepest shipwreck to be discovered, according to explorers.

The USS Samuel B Roberts, known as the 'Sammy B', was identified on Wednesday broken into two pieces on a slope at a depth of 6,985m (22,916ft), or about four miles. It engaged a Japanese fleet in the largest sea battle of the second world war in the Philippines

  • This video was amended on 27 June 2022. An earlier version stated in a caption that the wreck is of a destroyer, rather than a destroyer escort.
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Brazils Tite: We reached the World Cup now its time to be champions   -1%

The manager discusses the pressure of his job, Neymar’s future and turning down approaches from Real Madrid and PSG

With a few months to the World Cup how are you? How are you managing your anxiety? How am I? I’m expectant but focused. We reached the World Cup; now it’s time to reach the final and be champions. This is the truth. At the last World Cup I was the manager because of other circumstances [Dunga was fired in 2016 and Tite took over]. Now I have had the opportunity to do the full four-year cycle. Expectations are high but the focus is on work.

I have staff with great values and credentials. And an extraordinary family. If I didn’t have my wife [Rosi], I wouldn’t be where I am. I lose my temper, I hit the roof, I don’t sleep at night, just like everyone else. But I have a partner who supports me, a family that supports me. I draw strength from my family, work and spirituality.

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Iran launches rocket into space as nuclear talks to resume   -10%

Launch draws a rebuke from Washington ahead of the expected resumption of stalled talks over Tehran’s tattered nuclear deal with world powers.

Monkeypox cases surge as WHO stops short of declaring a global emergency  

The World Health Organization said the monkeypox outbreak is an "evolving threat" but does not yet constitute an international public health emergency.

No punishment for anti-Qatar banner as German FA welcomes 'critical discourse'   -10%

German fans who displayed a banner urging a boycott of the Qatar World Cup during a recent Nations League game will not face punishment. On the contrary, the German FA insists it values "freedom of expression."