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Kvitova wins Birmingham title to boost Wimbledon bid

Petra Kvitova warmed up for Wimbledon in impressive style as the former All England Club champion won the WTA Birmingham tournament for the second successive year on Sunday. Czech star Kvitova saw off Slovakia’s Magdalena Rybarikova 4-6, 6-1, 6-2 in a final lasting just over two hours on the grass-courts of the Edgbaston Priory Club….

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June 25, 2018

 

Nearly 1,000 migrants rescued off Libyan coast: navy

Libya’s coastguard has rescued nearly 1,000 migrants who were on boats in distress in the Mediterranean Sea on their way to Europe, the navy said on Monday. Three separate operations took place on Sunday with the coastguard bringing ashore in Libya a total of 948 migrants, navy spokesperson Ayoub Kacem said. The migrants were on…

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June 25, 2018

 

Formula One: Hamilton eases to French Grand Prix win

Lewis Hamilton roared to victory with a polished lights-to-flag drive for Mercedes in Sunday’s restored French Grand Prix to regain top spot in the world championship. The four-time world champion led from start to finish, bar one lap following his pit stop, as he claimed his first win in France, his third this year and…

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June 25, 2018

 

‘Because I can’: ride-hailing app welcomes Saudi women drivers

Reem Farahat waited for a ride request. Her phone pinged. “I’ve already cried twice,” she said, heading out to work as one of Saudi Arabia’s first female drivers for Careem. The Dubai-based ride-hailing app, along with global behemoth Uber, reacted to Saudi King Salman’s September announcement of an end to the kingdom’s ban on female…

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June 25, 2018

 

Freed Meek Mill takes on police brutality at BET Awards

Rapper Meek Mill, free after a controversial jail sentence, returned to the stage Sunday with a vigorous attack on police brutality as he premiered a song at the BET Awards. The awards of Black Entertainment Television, broadcast live from Los Angeles, recognise the best of African American music and film and the blockbuster ‘Black Panther’…

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June 25, 2018

 

Sri Lanka battle back against West Indies in third Test

Kemar Roach removed both openers but an unbroken 49-run third-wicket partnership between Danushka Gunathilaka and Kusal Mendis has taken Sri Lanka to 75 for two in reply to the West Indies first innings total of 204 at the dinner break on the second day of the day/night third Test. Sri Lanka, who trail 0-1 in…

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June 25, 2018

 

FIFA World Cup 2018: Spain, Portugal target last 16 as Russia ride momentum

World Cup heavyweights Spain and Portugal can lock down spots in the last 16 on Monday, as hosts Russia ride a wave of national euphoria into their clash with Uruguay. Spain crashed out in spectacular fashion in the group stage four years ago in Brazil, but the 2010 champions are on course to reach the…

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June 25, 2018

 

Federer loses top spot and chance of 10th Halle title in Coric shock

Borna Coric denied Roger Federer the 99th title of his career on Sunday with a 7-6 (8/6), 3-6, 6-2 victory in the final of the ATP Halle grass court event. Federer also lost the world number one spot in the ATP world rankings to Rafael Nadal heading into Wimbledon, and missed a chance to earn…

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June 25, 2018

 

Chernobyl’s stray dogs offered a new life in the US

The restricted zone around Chernobyl is eerily quiet but one building near the scene of the world’s worst nuclear disaster is full of barking and whining.  The long, one-storey structure once served as a makeshift medical centre for workers from the plant to receive assistance after the 1986 disaster. Today it is a hospital for…

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June 25, 2018

 

Erdogan declared winner of Turkey’s presidential polls

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has won the tightly-contested presidential polls, the election authority said Monday, extending his 15-year grip on power as the opposition complained bitterly about the conduct of the vote count. Turkish voters had for the first time cast ballots for both president and parliament in the snap elections, with Erdogan looking…

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June 25, 2018

 

Buttler century sees England to thrilling ODI series sweep of Australia

Jos Buttler’s superb 110 not out saw England to a dramatic one-wicket win over Australia in the fifth and final one-day international at Old Trafford on Sunday. Victory saw England complete their first 5-0 series sweep of Australia in any format in more than 140 years of international men’s matches between the arch-rivals. Set just…

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June 24, 2018

 

Honda hits late Japan equalizer to blow World Cup group wide open

Substitute Keisuke Honda equalised with 12 minutes left as Japan twice pegged back Senegal in a thrilling 2-2 draw on Sunday that leaves World Cup Group H wide open. All eyes will now be on the other group match later in the evening between Poland and Colombia following this stalemate at the Yekaterinburg Arena. As…

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June 24, 2018

 

Kane inspires England to World Cup knockout stage alongside Belgium

Harry Kane struck a hat-trick as England demolished Panama 6-1 on Sunday to ease into the World Cup last 16 alongside Group G rivals Belgium. Kane, who now has five goals in Russia, leapfrogged Cristiano Ronaldo and Romelu Lukaku in the race for the Golden Boot as the Central Americans were sent packing along with…

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June 24, 2018

 

Erdogan leads early count in Turkey poll

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was on Sunday leading a tightly-contested presidential election in early counting as he seeks a new mandate in the face of a revitalised opposition and weakening economy. Turkish voters had for the first time cast ballots for both president and parliament in the snap polls, with Erdogan looking for a…

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June 24, 2018

 

England collapse gives Australia hope of avoiding whitewash

England’s hopes of a first 5-0 whitewash of Australia in any format in more than 140 years of men’s international cricket were in danger after a spectacular collapse at Old Trafford on Sunday. Set just 206 to win the fifth and final one-day international by world champions Australia, England in turn slumped to 66 for…

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June 24, 2018

 

Saudi woman drives F1 car to mark end of ban

Renault stole a march on their Formula One rivals on Sunday when they gave a Saudi Arabian woman a chance to mark a special day by driving one of their cars ahead of Sunday’s French Grand Prix. On the same day that women celebrated being allowed to drive on the roads of Saudi Arabia, Aseel…

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June 24, 2018

 

Australia bat as they bid to avoid England whitewash

Australia captain Tim Paine won the toss and elected to bat in the fifth and final one-day international against England at Old Trafford on Sunday. England, bidding for their first 5-0 ODI series sweep of arch-rivals Australia, made three changes to the side that won the fourth ODI at Chester-le-Street by six wickets on Thursday….

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June 24, 2018

 

Discarded napkin helps US police crack 32-year-old murder mystery

The mystery of the sexual assault and murder of a US teenager in Washington state has been resolved 32 years after the crime thanks to a discarded napkin, DNA tests and genetic genealogy. Gary Hartman, 66, has been arrested and is scheduled to appear in court Monday on rape and murder charges in the case,…

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June 24, 2018

 

Kroos hits out at Germany’s World Cup doubters

Germany’s matchwinner Toni Kroos has criticised former internationals and pundits for putting the boot into the defending champions after their shaky World Cup start. Kroos’s stunning free-kick five minutes into added time in Sochi sealed a 2-1 win to keep alive Germany’s flagging hopes following defeat to Mexico in their opening Group F match. Following…

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June 24, 2018

 

In her own words: one Saudi Arabian woman on her first drive

Saudi Arabia ended its longstanding ban on women driving on Sunday — and the second the clock struck midnight, women across the country started their engines. This is what it was like for one of those women as she drove across Riyadh, the city of her birth, in her own words: “My name is Samar…

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June 24, 2018

 

Dowrich rescue West Indies against Sri Lanka in third Test

Shane Dowrich led yet another West Indies rearguard with an unbeaten half-century as the West Indies rallied from 53 for five to reach stumps at 132 without further loss on a rain-hit opening day of the third and final Test match. Almost half of the scheduled overs were lost to intermittent showers as day/night Test…

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June 24, 2018

 
 
 
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