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Grand Slam drought haunts American men as US Open looms

New York (AFP) – Not since Andy Roddick s 2003 US Open victory has an American man captured a Grand Slam title, a drought of 47 events entering the US Open that starts Monday. A legendary US generation led by 14-time Grand Slam winner Pete Sampras and eight-time major champion Andre ...

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Burundi’s president wants enemies ‘destroyed’

Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza has called for groups that he said threaten national security to be “destroyed.” In a speech broadcast by state media on Wednesday, Nkurunziza said that young people would be given “patriotic, theoretical and practical training” to be recruited by the country’s military in the form of ...

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11 Chinese officials implicated in Tianjin blast incident

Eleven officials in China have been accused of neglecting their duties with regard to the storage and transportation of hazardous material at the site of a recent deadly blast in the northeastern Chinese city of Tianjin. According to a Thursday report by China’s official Xinhua news agency, the Supreme People’s Procuratorate charged ...

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Israeli jets attack central Gaza Strip

Israeli fighter jets have conducted airstrikes against an area in the besieged Gaza Strip following a claim by the Israeli military that a rocket was fired from the Palestinian enclave toward Israel. Palestinian officials have not commented on the Israeli claim and the airstrikes, yet. According to reports, the targeted ...

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Iran admits interest in Russian Superjet

An official has admitted Iranian aviation companies’ interest in Russia’s Superjet passenger planes amid Tehran’s quest for new aircraft to build up the country’s aging fleet, the Fars news agency says.  Vice President for science and technology Sorena Sattari also spoke highly of Superjet International, describing it an “extraordinary aircraft”, ...

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Saudi Arabia calls for Syria regime change

Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir has once again called for regime change in Syria, in brazen remarks seen as direct meddling in the internal affairs of a foreign sovereign state. The Saudi minister made the comments during a joint press conference with his British counterpart Philip Hammond in London ...

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