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11:06 16/05/2022
Rome champion Djokovic in 'sunshine double' after son wins first tournament

Novak Djokovic had extra joy following his sixth Italian Open title on Sunday after finding out that his son had won his first ever tournament on the same day. Beaming with pride, the world number one revealed that his seven-year-old boy Stefan had claimed the honours at a small club competition back home in Serbia just as Djokovic senior saw off Stefano Tsitsipas in straight sets in Rome.


10:33 16/05/2022
Buffalo shooting: Ten dead in racially motivated attack at New York state store

An 18-year-old white man has shot dead 10 people in a black neighbourhood of New York state in what authorities are calling a racially motivated attack. The man, named as Payton Gendron in court papers, was arrested after a stand-off at the scene - a supermarket in the city of Buffalo. He began firing in the store's car park before entering and continuing his rampage, streaming the attack online.


10:00 16/05/2022
Sevilla draw with Atletico to qualify for Champions League

Sevilla finally confirmed their place in La Liga's top four on Sunday as a late equaliser by Youssef En-Nesyri snatched a 1-1 draw against Atletico Madrid to secure their qualification for the Champions League. Jose Gimenez's first-half header looked set to give Atletico victory at the Wanda Metropolitano and with Real Betis beating Granada, Sevilla's fight with their city rivals for fourth would have gone down to a nail-biting final day.


16:53 14/05/2022
Atletico and Sevilla battle for third in La Liga

Sevilla will secure Champions League qualification with a point against Atletico Madrid on Sunday while the winner would be in pole position to finish third in La Liga.


16:05 14/05/2022
Character actor Fred Ward, known for role in 'The Right Stuff,' dead at age 79

Veteran film and television actor Fred Ward, 79, best known for playing gruff, tough-guy roles in movies such as "Tremors," "Escape from Alcatraz," and "The Right Stuff," died on Sunday, his publicist said on Friday. No cause or place of death was released, as per his family's wishes, publicist Ron Hofmann said.


15:39 14/05/2022
Man Utd training scrap with two senior stars pulled apart in shocking scenes as shambolic season goes from bad to worse

The shocking incident came towards the end of a training session at their base on Thursday. The duo went at it and had to be pulled apart. It brought the session to a premature end as all the team’s stars were ordered back to the changing rooms. Even players used to bust-ups between team-mates were stunned. Ralf Rangnick gave his squad four days off following their 4-0 defeat at Brighton last Saturday.


14:34 14/05/2022
Palestinian man dies of head wound from Jerusalem violence

A 21-year-old Palestinian man died Saturday from a head wound sustained last month after Israeli police fired rubber bullets at stone-throwing Palestinian demonstrators during violence at Jerusalem’s most sensitive holy site. Israel’s Hadassah hospital announced the death early Saturday, saying only that Waleed Shareef had died weeks after being hospitalized with severe head injuries. His family confirmed the death. Shareef was injured on April 22 in the Al Aqsa Mosque compound.


14:16 14/05/2022
Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed elected UAE president: official media

The UAE's long-time de facto ruler Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan was elected as president on Saturday, official media said, a day after the death of former leader Sheikh Khalifa. Sheikh Mohamed was elected by the Federal Supreme Council, WAM news agency said, becoming the ruler of the oil-rich country founded by his father in 1971.


13:10 14/05/2022
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern tests positive for COVID

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern tested positive for COVID-19 with moderate symptoms, her office said in a statement on Saturday. She will not be in parliament for the government's emissions reduction plan on Monday and the budget on Thursday, but "travel arrangements for her trade mission to the United States are unaffected at this stage," the statement said.


12:22 14/05/2022
Puerto Rico boat wreck victims mostly Haitian

The majority of migrants traveling in a boat that capsized off the coast of Puerto Rico were Haitians, authorities said Friday, adding that of the 11 dead, all were women. A total of 38 survivors have been found and rescuers continue to search where the accident occurred, about 19 kilometers north of Desecheo Island, an uninhabited US territory between Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic.


11:30 14/05/2022
SpaceX launches Starlink satellites from California

A SpaceX rocket carried 53 satellites for the Starlink internet constellation into orbit Friday after blasting off from California. The Falcon 9 booster lifted off from Vandenberg Space Force Base at 3:07 p.m., and minutes later the first stage landed on a droneship in the Pacific Ocean while the second stage continued toward low Earth orbit. SpaceX later tweeted that the satellites were successfully deployed.


10:36 14/05/2022
‘Incredible cruelty’: gang battles leave 150 dead in Haitian capital

Nearly 150 people have been killed and scores wounded during gunfights between warring gangs in Haiti, as the latest surge of violence has paralysed much of the sprawling capital, Port-au-Prince. Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said on Thursday that it had treated more than 96 people with gunshot wounds in its medical facilities in Port-au-Prince since 24 April.


10:00 14/05/2022
Fire in India capital New Delhi kills at least 27, dozens injured

The fire broke out at a four-storey commercial building in west New Delhi in the late afternoon on Friday. Sunil Choudhary, deputy chief fire officer from the Delhi fire service, said people had jumped from the burning building to save their lives. “More than 25 people are injured, including those who jumped from the building,” Choudhary said.


18:00 13/05/2022
Pakistan city hits nearly 50C as blistering heatwave grips nation

On Thursday, the city of Jacobabad in Sindh province hit 49.5C (121F), the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) said, with temperatures forecast to remain the same until the end of the week. Parts of the nation already scorched by temperatures of nearly 50Cs as officials warn of acute water shortages and a threat to health.


17:05 13/05/2022
Erdogan says Turkey not supportive of Finland, Sweden joining NATO

President Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday it was not possible for NATO-member Turkey to support plans by Sweden and Finland to join the pact, saying the Nordic countries were "home to many terrorist organisations". Finland's plan to apply for NATO membership, announced Thursday, and the expectation that Sweden will follow, would bring about the expansion of the Western military alliance that Russian President Vladimir Putin aimed to prevent by launching the Ukraine invasion.


16:19 13/05/2022
Lewandowski turns down Bayern extension: report

Robert Lewandowski has opened the door to a high-profile transfer after telling Bayern Munich that he will not be extending his contract beyond June 2023 when it expires, German media reported on Friday. The 33-year-old Poland international forward has scored 343 goals for Bayern and twice picked up FIFA's Player of the Year Award since joining from Dortmund in 2014.


16:04 13/05/2022
Jurgen Klopp says the Nations League is one of the most 'ridiculous ideas in world of football'

Jurgen Klopp was speaking at his FA Cup final pre-match press conference. The Liverpool manager revealed he has exchanged texts with the UEFA president. Asked about the new Champions League reforms, Klopp said: 'More games are always a bad idea'. The German then gave his damning assessment of the UEFA Nations League.


14:40 13/05/2022
Israel approves more than 4,000 settlement homes: Rights group

Israel advanced plans for the construction of more than 4,000 homes in illegal Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank, a rights group has said, a day after the Israeli army demolished homes in an area where hundreds of Palestinians face the threat of expulsion. Peace Now, an anti-settlement group, provided the figure after a meeting of Israel’s Higher Planning Council, which convened to ratify the construction. At the meeting, 2,791 homes received final approval and 1,636 received an initial nod, the watchdog said.



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Armenian Defense Ministry names soldiers killed in road accident
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Armenia denies false Azeri reports of shooting
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Germany urges its citizens to leave Iran
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Freedom House reflects on Civil Contract's misuse of administrative resources at 2023 Yerevan elections
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US trying to spread tentacles into all CIS regions, Lavrov says
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Economist: World Bank forecasts 5.5% economic growth for Armenia in 2024
The World Bank (WB) has released its Europe and Central Asia Economic Update, forecasting 5.5% and 4.9% economic growth for Armenia in 2024 and...
Russian city calls for a mass evacuation amid rising flood waters
Authorities in the Russian city of Orenburg called on residents to evacuate immediately on Friday due to rapidly rising flood waters after major...
Armenia's NSS urges people not to panic over hoax threats to Yerevan schools
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Education minister dispels concerns over fake terror alert for Yerevan schools
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Yerevan court hands down jail term to opposition activist Narek Malyan
A first instance court in Yerevan on Friday handed down a one-year prison sentence to opposition activist, writer and publicist Narek Malyan....
Minsk hosts meeting of CIS Council of Foreign Ministers
The foreign ministers of the CIS member states honored the victims of the terrorist attack in Crocus City Hall with a minute of silence at...
Arman Tatoyan: Border issue cannot be separated from people
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Armenian opposition votes against domestic violence bill using term 'partner'
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Freedom House reports decline in Armenia's democratic governance rating
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False terror alert causes panic in Yerevan schools
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Senator Portantino leads efforts to include Armenian American representation in U.S. census
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Yerevan court extends Armen Ashotyan's detention
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