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Europe's stock markets slid Wednesday as stronger-than-expected UK inflation data doused hopes of a British interest rate cut any time soon.

Gareth Southgate's exit as England manager in the aftermath of their painful Euro 2024 final defeat to Spain has left the Football Association facing a difficult task to find a suitable successor.

Two drones were launched against a base in Iraq where forces of the US-led anti-jihadist coalition are stationed, security officials said Wednesday.

Britain's inflation rate held steady in June after returning to the Bank of England's target the previous month, official data showed Wednesday, confounding expectations for another modest slowdown.

Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah warned Wednesday that his resistance group would hit new targets in Israel if more civilians are killed in Israeli strikes on Lebanon.

China said Wednesday it had suspended negotiations with the United States on nuclear non-proliferation and arms control in response to Washington's weapons sales to Taiwan.

Global childhood vaccination levels have stalled, leaving millions more children un- or under-vaccinated than before the pandemic, the U.N. said, warning of dangerous coverage gaps enabling outbreaks of diseases like measles.

FIFA said on Wednesday it was opening an investigation into racist chants by Argentina players after they won the Copa America.

Gulf Arab states have condemned a deadly shooting claimed by Islamic State group at a Shiite mosque in Oman, an unprecedented attack for the normally stable sultanate that has sparked concern among its neighbours.

Dallas Mavericks guard Kyrie Irving, a key figure in the team's run to the NBA Finals, has had surgery to repair a broken left hand, the Mavs said on Tuesday.

Jaime Lozano was dropped as manager of Mexico's national football team after rejecting a plan that included a demotion for the upcoming World Cup cycle, the Mexican Football Federation said Tuesday.

Iran on Wednesday rejected what it called "malicious" accusations by US media implicating it in an attempt to kill former US president Donald Trump.

Wastewater pumping stations in one of Gaza's main cities stopped working on Tuesday because fuel had run out, the local authority said, expressing fears that disease could rapidly spread.

A senior US central bank official said in remarks prepared for delivery Tuesday that it might be apt to lower interest rates sooner rather than later if the job market cools "too much."

France's President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday accepted the resignation of Prime Minister Gabriel Attal's government on Tuesday, which will now serve only in a caretaker capacity, the presidency said.

Lebanese official media said separate Israeli strikes Tuesday on south Lebanon killed five people including three Syrian children, with Hezbollah announcing rocket fire at Israel in retaliation.

China on Tuesday expressed willingness to facilitate "reconciliation" between rival Palestinian factions, after Fatah said its officials would meet in Beijing with Hamas counterparts.

Bangladesh ordered schools and universities around the country to close indefinitely on Tuesday after six students were killed in protests that prompted the mobilisation of paramilitaries to keep order.

Rafael Nadal swept past Leo Borg, son of tennis great Bjorn Borg, to advance to the second round of the Bastad Open on Tuesday as he builds towards the Paris Olympics.

Iraqi authorities called on international private sector companies to bid for the expansion and operation of Baghdad's international airport after years of neglect in the conflict-scarred country.

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