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Sluggish Wales make point but leave much room for improvement

Stinking out a major tournament is an experience that most middling countries endure at some point and, for a long time in Azerbaijan, it looked as if Wales might be

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Smashed prices: Australians enjoy $1 avocados amid record production

It was the summer of 2018 and Australians were sweating. In their hands: a single avocado pear, barely ripe. The price: $9. Could it possibly be worth it? And how

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Rolls-Royce names Anita Frew as new chair

Rolls-Royce said that Anita Frew would succeed Ian Davis as chair on Oct. 1 2021, making her the first woman to chair the British aero-engine company when Davis retires after

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Jordan Clarkson helps food truck following racist vandalism

Utah Jazz player Jordan Clarkson made an incredible assist after a Filipino food truck was vandalized with anti-Asian graffiti. The guard partnered with vehicle wrap shop Identity Graphx to get

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Exeter secure home play-off semi-final as thrilling comeback sinks Sale

This uniquely demanding Premiership season has seen some remarkable contests but few more extraordinary than this one. Having been a distant second for much of the game 14-man Exeter staged

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How to pick a party wine

If you open one of those vintage books about entertaining, it’s like looking into a different world. It’s all chicken galantines and moulded salads, stuffed celery sticks and bizarre sandwich

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Russia’s high inflation shifts expectations for bigger rate hike on Friday

Russia’s unexpectedly high inflation in May prompted a wide-scale revision of forecasts, shifting market expectations towards a bigger 50 basis-point interest rate increase on Friday, a Reuters poll suggested on

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Apple added beautiful 3D details to Maps, but it still can’t get me out of this forest

During the iOS portion of Apple’s WWDC keynote, it showed some amazing demos of 3D cities and AR transit directions, but amid all the beautiful features there were a few

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Harvard-bound student asks high school to give her scholarship away

Verda Tetteh earned a standing ovation as the class speaker at her Massachusetts high school graduation. But what she did next had the crowd in awe. The Fitchburg High School

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