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Iran threatened families of World Cup soccer team, according to security source

CNN — The families of Iran’s World Cup soccer team have been threatened with imprisonment and torture if the players fail to “behave” ahead of the match against the USA on Tuesday, a source involved in the security of the games said. Following the refusal of Iranian players to sing the nation’s national anthem in …

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Portugal vs. Uruguay: Pitch invader with rainbow flag interrupts World Cup match

CNN — The World Cup match between Portugal and Uruguay was briefly interrupted by a pitch invader waving a rainbow flag on the field at the Lusail Iconic Stadium on Monday. The FIFA global television feed avoided showing the pitch invader, but the individual could be seen running on the field trailing the flag as …

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Chinese markets slump as protests erupt over Covid lockdowns

hong kong CNN Business — China’s major stock indexes and its currency opened sharply lower on Monday as widespread protests over the country’s tough Covid-19 restrictions over the weekend rattled investor sentiment. Hong Kong Hang Seng Index (HSI) fell 4.2% in early trading. It has since pared some losses and last traded 2% lower. The …

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Thousands of US flights delayed on Sunday as major storm system hinders travel

New York CNN Business — A severe weather system in several parts of the United States has prompted the three major airports serving New York to urge passengers to arrive early for flights on what is expected to be one of the busiest travel days of the year. As of Sunday evening, 6,027 flights to, …

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Odell Beckham Jr. removed from Miami flight after refusing to comply with safety protocol, police say

CNN — NFL free agent wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. was removed from a Los Angeles-bound American Airlines flight Sunday morning at Miami International Airport after refusing to comply with safety protocol, according to a statement from the Miami-Dade Police Department. Officers were notified of a medical emergency on an American Airlines flight around 9:30 …

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Morocco vs Belgium: Big World Cup upsets as Atlas Lions shock Red Devils and Costa Rica defeats Japan

CNN — It was a day of big upsets at the World Cup as Belgium and Japan both succumbed to shock defeats against Morocco and Costa Rica respectively. Morocco won its first World Cup match since 1998 – and its third ever – securing a sensational 2-0 victory over heavyweight Belgium to ensure that it …

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Apple has a huge problem with its supplier’s iPhone factory in China

hong kong CNN Business — A violent uprising by workers at the world’s largest iPhone factory in central China this week further clouds Apple’s strained supply chain and highlights how the country’s tough zero Covid policy is harming to global technology companies. The unrest began last month when workers left the factory campus in Zhengzhou, …

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Iran beats 10-man Wales to keep World Cup qualification hopes alive

CNN — Two late goals secured Iran a sensational 2-0 win against Wales to maintain its hopes of qualifying for the World Cup knockout stages. Rouzbeh Cheshmi struck from distance to brilliantly give Iran the lead in the 98th minute, while Ramin Rezaeian sealed the win in the 101st minute, securing Iran its first points …

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England vs USA: USMNT takes on England in potentially decisive World Cup meeting

CNN — After a frustrating 1-1 draw against Wales, this World Cup isn’t about to get any easier for the United States Men’s National Team (USMNT). A promising first-half performance and a well-taken goal from Timothy Weah was canceled out by Gareth Bale’s late penalty on Monday as the youthful USMNT team was denied victory …

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Foxconn protests: iPhone factory offers to pay employees to quit and leave Zhengzhou campus

hong kong CNN Business — Foxconn has offered to pay newly hired workers 10,000 yuan ($1,400) to resign and leave the world’s largest iPhone assembly plant, in a bid to quell protests that have seen hundreds of clashes with security forces in central China compound. The Apple supplier made the offer on Wednesday following dramatic …

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