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Iran players remain silent during national anthem at World Cup lin apparent protest at Iranian regime

Iran players remain silent during national anthem at World Cup lin apparent protest at Iranian regime

Doha, Qatar CNN — Before a ball was even kicked in Iran’s World Cup opener against England on Monday, Iran’s players made a powerful statement. In what seemed to be a show of solidarity with those protesting back home, the players stood silent as the Iranian national anthem played out around the Khalifa International Stadium …

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England's Harry Kane and several other European captains told not to wear 'OneLove' armband at World Cup

England’s Harry Kane and several other European captains told not to wear ‘OneLove’ armband at World Cup

CNN — The captains of several European teams will not to wear “OneLove” armbands at the World Cup in Qatar due to the danger of receiving yellow cards. England, the Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Switzerland and Wales were set to participate in the “OneLove” campaign to promote inclusion and oppose discrimination. But those countries’ associations …

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University of Virginia shooting: Running back wounded was trying to warn others when he was shot, his mother says

University of Virginia shooting: Running back wounded was trying to warn others when he was shot, his mother says

CNN — The mother of University of Virginia running back Mike Hollins, who was hospitalized after a shooting that killed three football players last Sunday, says her son was trying to warn others before being struck by gunfire. Hollins, a native of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, is one of two people wounded when a fellow student …

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FIFA boss Gianni Infantino criticized for speech on Qatar's human rights ahead of World Cup

FIFA boss Gianni Infantino criticized for speech on Qatar’s human rights ahead of World Cup

CNN — FIFA President Gianni Infantino’s near hour-long speech on the eve of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar has been described as “crass” and an “insult” to migrant workers by human rights groups. In an explosive monologue at the start of a news conference in Doha, Infantino – the boss of world soccer’s governing …

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'It's not safe and it's not right.'  Qatar says all are welcome to the World Cup but some LGBTQ fans are staying away

‘It’s not safe and it’s not right.’ Qatar says all are welcome to the World Cup but some LGBTQ fans are staying away

Editor’s Note: A version of this article appears in Friday’s edition of CNN’s Meanwhile in the Middle East newsletter, a three-times-a-week look inside the region’s biggest stories. Sign up here. CNN — “I’m a man and I love men. I do – please don’t be shocked – have sex with other men. This is normal. …

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No alcohol sales permitted at Qatar's World Cup stadium sites

No alcohol sales permitted at Qatar’s World Cup stadium sites

DOHA Nov 18 (Reuters) – Alcoholic beer will not be sold at Qatar’s World Cup stadiums, world soccer governing body FIFA said on Friday, a last minute reversal which raised questions among some supporters about the host country’s ability to deliver on promises to fans. The announcement comes two days before Sunday’s kickoff of the …

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UVA Shooting: Prosecutor announces more charges against suspect in campus shooting before his first scheduled court appearance

UVA Shooting: Suspect accused of killing 3 University of Virginia football players is denied bond as new revelations emerge

CNN — The student accused of killing three University of Virginia football players after a school field trip was denied bail Wednesday during a court hearing in Charlottesville. According to a witness, suspect Christopher Darnell Jones Jr. shot one of the players, Devin Chandler, while he was sleeping, the Albemarle County prosecutor said. Fellow UVA …

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UVA Shooting: Prosecutor announces more charges against suspect in campus shooting before his first scheduled court appearance

UVA Shooting: Prosecutor announces more charges against suspect in campus shooting before his first scheduled court appearance

CNN — Additional charges were announced Tuesday against the man accused of killing three football players and wounding two others in a weekend shooting at the University of Virginia ahead of his initial court appearance Wednesday. The new charges – two counts of malicious wounding, each accompanied by a firearm charge – are related to …

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DC Attorney General sues Washington Commanders, owner Dan Snyder and NFL for deceiving residents

DC Attorney General sues Washington Commanders, owner Dan Snyder and NFL for deceiving residents

CNN — DC Attorney General Karl Racine announced a lawsuit against embattled Washington Commanders owner Dan Snyder, the team and the NFL on Thursday, alleging they colluded to deceive DC residents about an NFL investigation into the team’s toxic workplace culture and allegations of sexual assault. “For years the team and its owner have caused …

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Fred Hickman, who helped launch CNN Sports and YES Network, died at 66

Fred Hickman, who helped launch CNN Sports and YES Network, died at 66

New York CNN Business — Fred Hickman, a pioneering sports broadcaster and anchor who helped launch two major cable networks and influenced and informed a generation of sports journalists and fans, has died. Hickman, who turned 66 on October 16, died peacefully in hospital after battling liver cancer according to his widow Sheila. “A light …

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