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Djokovic to face Nishikori in US Open semi-final

The Serbian star, who ended a 54-week title drought with his 13th Grand Slam title at Wimbledon, defeated the tenacious Aussie 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 to reach his 11th US Open semi-final in his last 11 appearances

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Breakthrough study ‘grows’ skin from tissue to heal wounds

In a world first, researchers have transformed tissue cells into skin cells to help heal serious wounds, a technique that could revolutionise care for victims of burns and other severe injuries. The research is the culmination of a decade of work and holds promise for a variety of patients, including those with serious burns or…

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Twitter not based on ‘political ideology,’ CEO tells lawmakers

Twitter does not operate on the basis of “political ideology,” chief executive Jack Dorsey said Wednesday, rejecting claims of bias against conservatives. “Twitter does not use political ideology to make any decisions, whether related to ranking content on our service or how we enforce our rules,” Dorsey said in prepared remarks to a congressional hearing…

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At least 16 killed in twin blasts on Kabul wrestling club

At least four journalists were also wounded in the second explosion, media support group NAI told AFP.

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Cook had retirement in mind for six months

Alastair Cook had considered retiring from England duty for the last six months before finally announcing the end of his international career. Cook revealed on Monday that he will step away from the England stage following the fifth Test against India at The Oval this week. The 33-year-old, England’s record run-scorer, had been pondering the…

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Over fifth of meat tested in UK showed unspecified animal DNA

More than a fifth of meat tested in Britain last year contained DNA from animals not listed on the label, according to the BBC. The British Food Standards Agency (FSA) found 145 items out of 665 that it sampled in 2017 consisted partly or wholly of unspecified meat, it reported. The products came from 487…

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Online satire can cost you $800,000 in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia will punish online satire that “disrupts public order” with up to five years in prison, the public prosecutor said Tuesday, as the kingdom cracks down on dissent. “Producing and distributing content that ridicules, mocks, provokes and disrupts public order, religious values and public morals through social media … will be considered a cybercrime…

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Brief Facebook outage after ‘networking issues’

Some users had read-only access while others were unable to log in

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France, Germany to launch inaugural UEFA Nations League

World champions France will play against Germany in the first match of the inaugural UEFA Nations League

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Sharapova crashes at US Open to birthday girl Suarez Navarro

The defeat ended Sharapova’s perfect record of 23 wins — 22 of them on Arthur Ashe Stadium — in night sessions at Flushing Meadows

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Federer crashes out of US Open, Millman to meet Djokovic

Federer suffered his earliest US Open exit since he fell in straight sets to Tommy Robredo in the fourth round in 2013

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UAE announces first astronauts to go to space

The United Arab Emirates has selected its first two astronauts to go on a mission to the International Space Station, Dubai’s ruler said Monday. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashed al-Maktoum named the new astronauts as Hazza al-Mansouri, 34, and 37-year-old Sultan al-Neyadi. Writing on Twitter, he said the duo “raise the bar of ambitions for future…

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Drug-resistant superbug spreading in hospitals

A superbug resistant to all known antibiotics that can cause “severe” infections or even death is spreading undetected through hospital wards across the world, scientists in Australia warned on Monday. Researchers at the University of Melbourne discovered three variants of the multidrug-resistant bug in samples from 10 countries, including strains in Europe that cannot be…

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Formula One: Hamilton wrecks Ferrari’s party in Italy

Lewis Hamilton produced a perfectly-judged race of raw aggression and astute tyre-management in his Mercedes to finish 8.7 seconds ahead of Kimi Raikkonen

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Alastair Cook to retire from international cricket after fifth India Test

The 33-year-old Essex left-hander is England’s all-time leading Test runscorer with 12,254 runs at 44.88 including 32 hundreds, while his run of 158 consecutive Test appearances is a world record

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Serena, Stephens reach US Open quarter-finals

Serena Williams finished with 18 aces and 47 total winners

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Nadal, Del Potro into US Open last-eight, Isner keeps hopes alive

World number one Nadal saw off a battling Nikoloz Basilashvili in a fourth round by 6-3, 6-3, 6-7 (6/8), 6-4

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Moeen Ali bowls England to series win over India

India, set 245 to win, were dismissed for 184 with recalled off-spinner Ali taking four for 71 in 26 overs on a wearing pitch, including the key wicket of star batsman Virat Kohli

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Olympic dreams as Asian Games close in Jakarta

The 18th Asian Games closed in a glittering ceremony in Jakarta on Sunday as hosts Indonesia dreamed of stepping up to host the Olympics in 2032. Thousands of athletes in ponchos marched in heavy rain at the Gelora Bung Karno stadium at the close of a two-week tournament featuring 40 sports. “I declare the 18th…

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With rising sea levels, Bangkok struggles to stay afloat

As Bangkok prepares to host climate-change talks, the sprawling city of more than 10 million is itself under siege from the environment, with dire forecasts warning it could be partially submerged in just over a decade. A preparatory meeting begins Tuesday in Thailand’s capital for the next UN climate conference, a crunch summit in Poland…

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China culls 38,000 pigs as swine fever spreads

More than 38,000 pigs have been culled across China, state media said Sunday, as the world’s largest pork producer scrambles to contain an outbreak of African swine fever. The disease has been discovered in five Chinese provinces, the official Xinhua news service reported, quoting statistics from the country’s ministry of agriculture. China reported its first…

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