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Kerber advances as Cibulkova, Muguruza ousted at WTA Miami
17 mins ago

Kerber advances as Cibulkova, Muguruza ousted at WTA Miami

By  • Sports

World number one Angelique Kerber reached the quarter-finals of the Miami Open after swiftly dealing with Japanese qualifier Risa Ozaki in a 6-2, 6-2 victory. But fourth-seed Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia crashed out to the Czech Republic’s Lucie Safarova and ailing French Open champion Garbine Muguruza also bowed out in the fourth round.
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Tesco handed £214 mn in penalties over false accounting
2 hours ago

Tesco handed £214 mn in penalties over false accounting

By  • Business

Supermarket Tesco has agreed to a fine and compensation costs totalling £214 million ($268 million, 247 million euros) after an accounting scandal at Britain’s biggest retailer, the Serious Fraud Office said Tuesday.
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Amazon to buy largest Mideast e-retailer Souq.com
3 hours ago

Amazon to buy largest Mideast e-retailer Souq.com

By  • Business

Amazon will acquire the Middle East’s largest online retailer Souq.com, the two companies said in a statement on Tuesday without disclosing the value of the deal. The announcement comes a day after Dubai-based Emaar Malls confirmed offering $800 million to acquire Souq.com.
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Malaysia says Kim Jong-Nam’s body still in KL morgue
4 hours ago

Malaysia says Kim Jong-Nam’s body still in KL morgue

By  • World

Six weeks after the airport assassination of Kim Jong-Nam, Malaysia on Tuesday said it was still waiting for family to claim the body, denying rumours it had been sent back to Pyongyang.
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Trump poised to roll back climate protections
4 hours ago

Trump poised to roll back climate protections

By  • Politics

US President Donald Trump will on Tuesday roll back a slew of environmental protections enacted by Barack Obama, in a bid to untether the fossil fuel industry. In a maiden trip to the Environmental Protection Agency, Trump will sign an “Energy Independence Executive Order,” a White House official told AFP.
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Amid hockey boycott threat, US senators question women’s treatment
4 hours ago

Amid hockey boycott threat, US senators question women’s treatment

By  • Sports

With America’s women ice hockey players threatening a World Championships boycott, 14 US senators have written to USA Hockey urging them to treat the women’s national team fairly. Members of the reigning world champion US women’s team said this month that they would not play in the World Championships that open on Friday in Plymouth, Michigan, without “significant progress” toward change after year-long talks over wages and other support.
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US veteran gets terror, racism charges over black man’s murder
5 hours ago

US veteran gets terror, racism charges over black man’s murder

By  • World

A white US Army veteran faced terror and racism charges as he was indicted for fatally stabbing a 66-year-old black man. James Jackson, 28, “prowled the streets of New York for three days in search of a black person to assassinate in order to launch a campaign of terrorism against our Manhattan community and the values we celebrate,” Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance said in a statement.
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Trump son-in-law Kushner to face Russia investigation panel
6 hours ago

Trump son-in-law Kushner to face Russia investigation panel

By  • Politics

Donald Trump’s son-in-law and top aide Jared Kushner will appear before a Senate panel investigating Russian interference in the US election, the White House said Monday. Kushner, 36, was Trump’s main intermediary with foreign governments during the 2016 election campaign and now plays that role in the White House.
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Trump attorney general demands cities get tough on migrants
7 hours ago

Trump attorney general demands cities get tough on migrants

By  • Politics

Donald Trump’s attorney general warned US cities that turning a blind eye to illegal migrants could jeopardize billions in federal funding, as the administration doubled down on tough immigration policies Monday.
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With art and sport, young refugees build new lives in Greece
7 hours ago

With art and sport, young refugees build new lives in Greece

By  • Sports

Jawad Ahmadi, an 18-year-old Afghan, reached the island of Lesbos a year ago with his older brother and cousin, believing Greece would be just a temporary stop on his way to Germany. But just as he arrived, Europe’s borders were shut, leaving him stuck in Greece and curtailing his European dream.
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