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Western Bulldogs star Bailey Smith banned for illicit drug use

Western Bulldogs star midfielder Bailey Smith has been banned for two games by the AFL for “conduct unbecoming”. Key points: Western…

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Wimbledon stripped of ranking points for banning Russian and Belarussian athletes

The ATP and WTA have stripped Wimbledon of its ranking points over its decision to exclude players from Russia and…

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Business

Asian shares retreat as oil climbs back above $100

BANGKOK — Shares were mostly lower in Asia on Friday after Wall Street extended a rally into a third day…

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Europe

Russia to shutdown Instagram on Monday due to ‘calls for violence’

Russian regulators say that internet users will be blocked from accessing Instagram on Monday because it is being used to…

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Sports

New cricket laws ban shining balls with saliva and emphasise Mankads as ‘legitimate’ dismissals

The Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) has announced a number of changes to the rules of the game, including an attempt…

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Sports

Dragons NRLW winger handed one-match suspension for biting

St George Illawarra winger Madison Bartlett has been suspended for one match after pleading guilty to a biting charge at…

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Europe

Paris police ban ‘Freedom Convoy’ protest against COVID restrictions

Police in Paris have banned a planned demonstration in the French capital this weekend as part of a so-called “Freedom…

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Europe

Europe human rights court calls on Russia to suspend Memorial closure

International condemnation of Russia increased on Wednesday following the shutdown of Memorial, a human rights group which drew international acclaim…

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Politics

Twitter suspends Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene for spreading COVID-19 misinformation

Twitter suspended Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene — again — on Monday night, after she shared information about COVID-19 that violated…

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Health

Last Call for COVID: To Avoid Bar Shutdowns, States Serve Up Curfews

As states and cities around the country enact curfews on bars and restaurants to limit the spread of COVID-19, many…

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