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Tennis: Stephens beats Goerges in Auckland final

WELLINGTON (AFP) – Sloane Stephens claimed her second WTA tour title when she beat Germany s Julia Goerges 7-5, 6-2 in the Auckland Classic final on Saturday. Stephens, ranked 30th in the world after being as high as 11, capitalised on a string of unforced errors by Goerges to break her ...

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Most Brits projected to become overweight

Cancer researchers in the UK say three in four adults in the country are projected to become overweight by 2035. In a report by Cancer Research UK and the UK Health Forum, the researchers said the distressing obesity trend may result in almost 700,000 additional cancer cases.   “In fewer ...

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UK to face coldest winter in 58 years

The UK is bracing itself for harsh weather this weekend. Report say the country is going to experience the coldest winter over the past 58 years. According to forecasters, the UK is to face gales, plummeting temperatures and even snow, as the freak weather threatens to cause travel chaos. Experts say ...

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Iraq denies Turkey’s claims of Daesh raid

Iraq has rejected Turkey’s claims that its forces “illegally” deployed to the Arab country had come under attack by Takfiri Daesh terrorists. “The joint operations command denies there was a terrorist attack on the position of Turkish forces in Bashiqa by the terrorist Daesh recently,” Iraq’s state television said, referring to a ...

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Ex-Yemen regime reverses decision to expel UN rights envoy

The Saudi-backed former Yemeni regime says it has rescinded a decision to expel the head of the United Nations human rights office in the war-torn country. Khaled Hussein Mohamed Alyemany, the former regime’s UN envoy, said in a letter to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon that it had decided “to maintain the status quo” ...

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Israeli troops kill two Palestinian youths

Israeli troops shoot dead two Palestinian youths at a military checkpoint in the occupied West Bank over alleged stabbing attempts. The fatal shootings occurred near the Baghut settlement near the city of Nablus in the northern West Bank. The Israeli soldiers accused the two Palestinians – identified as Ali Muhammad ...

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Daesh terrorist executes his own mother in Syria

Having accused her of apostasy, a member of the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group publicly executed his own mother in Syria. The 20-year-old militant shot dead her mother Lena, in her 40s, in the northern Syrian city of Raqqah, the de facto capital of the terror group, on Thursday, the so-called ...

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Seoul broadcasts pushing Korea to brink of war: Pyongyang

North Korea has warned that the South’s resumption of anti-Pyongyang propaganda broadcasts on the border could push the Korean Peninsula to “the brink of war.” Seoul on Friday unleashed a propaganda barrage across the border, ratcheting up tensions following Pyongyang’s announcement of successful testing of a hydrogen bomb. In the first official reaction to ...

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