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Football: Soccer-Man United defender Jones to return after 20-month absence

(Reuters) - Manchester United defender Phil Jones will return to the squad for Wednesday's League Cup match against West Ham United following a 20-month injury layoff, manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said.

Jones has not played for the club since scoring in their FA Cup win over Tranmere Rovers in January 2020, because of a serious knee issue for which he underwent an operation last summer.

"I'm so happy for Phil," Solskjaer told the club website https://www.manutd.com/en/news/detail/solskjaer-confirms-jones-in-man-utd-squad-v-west-ham-on-22-september-2021. "He has completed two 90 minutes (games) for the Under-23s, played some minutes behind closed doors and he's got no reaction on his knee. He's been working really hard.

"He will be in the squad. It's

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German would-be kingmaker sees legal cannabis but little else with SPD/Greens alliance

BERLIN (Reuters) - Legalising cannabis is about the only thing Germany's Free Democrats (FDP) could easily agree with the centre-left Social Democrats and Greens, the FDP leader has said, sounding cool on the possibility of forming a so-called "traffic light" coalition.

Christian Lindner wants his business-friendly FDP to be kingmakers after Germany's national election on Sunday, at which the future course of Europe's largest economy is at stake after 16 years of steady, centre-right leadership under Angela Merkel.

In power since 2005, she plans to step down after the vote.

Opinion polls show a coalition of the centre-left Social Democrats (SPD) and Greens with the FDP, dubbed a traffic light alliance due to their party colours of red, green and yello

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Brazil’s health minister tests positive for COVID-19 in NYC

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil's Health Minister Marcelo Queiroga tested positive for COVID-19 hours after accompanying President Jair Bolsonaro to the United Nations General Assembly in New York on Tuesday, the government said.

Queiroga will remain in New York in quarantine, the government's communications office said.

"The minister is doing well," the statement said. It added that the rest of the delegation tested negative for the virus.

Queiroga told CNN Brasil that he had worn a mask the entire time that he was in the U.N. building.

Bolsonaro, a vaccine skeptic, defied U.N. rules that asked all those attending the assembly to be vaccinated. He has bragged about not getting vaccinated.

In his speech to world leaders at a meeting where th

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Thai monks bring grocery store to the poor as pandemic hits incomes

BANGKOK (Reuters) - A group of Thai monks and volunteers wearing protective clothing carefully navigate the bumpy roads of a Bangkok suburb in a golf cart, towing a trailer loaded with fresh vegetables.

"Groceries are here! Groceries are here!" a monk announces through a loudspeaker.

Their mission is to donate food and necessities to vulnerable people hard hit by the pandemic.

Monk Pornchai Kabmalee, 28, came up with the idea a few months ago when he saw hardship in a community near his temple, Wat Siriphong Thamma Nimit.

"I can say our truck basically has everything that a supermarket has," he said.

"I feel scared (of the virus) just like other human beings, but to me, I'm more scared of not being able to help others."


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Clock starts ticking for Canada’s Trudeau after bid for majority fails

OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau failed in his bid to win a Liberal majority government after a low-energy campaign in the middle of the pandemic, and party insiders see an increasing chance he will step down before the next vote.

Trudeau, 49, called Monday's election two years early seeking to benefit from his government's handling of COVID-19. But provisional results showed he came away with another minority administration, which will once again force him to work with opposition legislators.

Four senior Liberals said there was no sign of a coordinated move to oust Trudeau, who has imposed tight control over a party known for previous bouts of infighting.

But coming up short of his goal in his third election cast immediate

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Earthquake of magnitude 5.6 strikes near Melbourne, Australia– GFZ

(Reuters) - An earthquake of magnitude 5.6 struck near Melbourne in Australia on Wednesday, the GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences said.

The quake was at a depth of 10 kilometers (6.21 miles) and was near the southeast coast of Australia, GFZ added.

(Reporting by Shubham Kalia in Bengaluru; Editing by Muralikumar Anantharaman)

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Wan Junaidi: Undi18 and auto voters registration in place by Dec 31

KUALA LUMPUR: The lowering of the voting age from 21 to 18 along with automatic voters registration will be implemented by Dec 31, says de facto law minister Datuk Seri Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar.

The Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department said this was decided at a Cabinet meeting on Sept 10.

“The Cabinet has decided not to appeal against the High Court decision,” he said during Question Time in Parliament yesterday.

He was responding to Gobind Singh Deo (PH-Puchong) who asked about the status of Undi18 and steps which the government would be taking to implement it.

In July 2019, Parliament had passed a constitutional amendment to lower the minimum voting age to 18 and allow for automatic voter registration.

In response, in M

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Brazil and Argentina tapped to make mRNA vaccines in Latin America

BRASILIA (Reuters) - The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) has selected two biomedical centers in Argentina and Brazil as regional hubs to develop and produce mRNA-based vaccines to fight COVID-19 in Latin America, the regional health agency said on Tuesday.

The idea is to tap existing manufacturing capacities to help transfer vaccine technology developed by Moderna in the United States to a region badly hit by the coronavirus and still without access to enough vaccines.

The Bio-Manguinhos Institute of Technology on Immunobiologicals at Fiocruz, Brazil's premier biomedical lab, was picked for its history of vaccine manufacturing, and has already made "promising advances" developing mRNA vaccine technology, PAHO said.Sinergium Biotech, a private sector

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Philippines’ Duterte vows accountability for anyone who went ‘beyond bounds’ in drug war

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte said on Tuesday that anyone found to have "acted beyond bounds" in his campaign against illegal drugs would be held accountable under national laws, while appearing to reject an International Criminal Court probe.

Duterte told the United Nations General Assembly he had instructed the Philippines Justice Department and police to review the conduct of the campaign, in which more than 6,100 suspected drug dealers and users have been killed since he took office in June 2016.

"Those found to have acted beyond bounds during operations shall be made accountable before our laws," Duterte said in a video address to the annual gathering.

Duterte made no mention of a formal investigation into poss

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Football: Soccer-Suarez double hands Atletico comeback victory at Getafe

MADRID (Reuters) -Atletico Madrid's Luis Suarez struck two late goals to give the LaLiga champions a 2-1 win at Getafe on Tuesday after the hosts were reduced to 10 men late in the second half.

The victory took Atletico top of the standings on 14 points from six games, a point ahead of Real Madrid who have a game in hand, while Getafe are bottom with no points.

The home side went in front on the stroke of halftime with a header from Stefan Mitrovic after Atletico keeper Jan Oblak had uncharacteristically spilled a cross.

It was the first time Getafe had scored against Atletico in 1,583 minutes of LaLiga football, ending Diego Simeone's remarkable run of never conceding against his side's neighbours in the league since taking charge of the club in Decembe

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