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Kerber advances as Cibulkova, Muguruza ousted at WTA Miami

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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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Business

Tesco handed £214 mn in penalties over false accounting

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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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Business

Amazon to buy largest Mideast e-retailer Souq.com

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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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World

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

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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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Politics

Trump poised to roll back climate protections

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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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Sports

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

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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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