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Tennis: Serena sails into US Open second round

NEW YORK (AFP) – Serena Williams started strong in her latest bid to rewrite the record books, storming past Ekaterina Makarova and into the second round of the US Open on Tuesday. The US world number one, slowed since her Wimbledon triumph by a right shoulder injury, needed just 63 ...

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US meets 10,000 Syrian refugees relocation target: IOM

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) says the United States has admitted over 10,000 Syrian refugees to the country in 2016, achieving its goal one month ahead of the scheduled time. “As of 29 August 2016, 10,172 Syrian refugees were admitted in the United States as part of the Obama ...

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US examines Taliban video of kidnapped couple

The US State Department is reportedly evaluating a video released by the Taliban in Afghanistan that shows a Canadian man and his American wife warning that they will be killed unless their captors’ demands are met. John Kirby, the US State Department spokesman, made the announcement in a press briefing ...

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Trump says he will meet Pena Nieto in Mexico

US Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has said he will meet the Mexican president hours before his highly anticipated speech on immigration in Arizona. Last Friday, Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto invited both Trump and his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton to visit Mexico, according to a statement by his office ...

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Senators Rubio, McCain win their Republican primaries

US Republican Senators Marco Rubio and John McCain have won primaries for the Senate in their respective states of Florida and Arizona. On Tuesday, Rubio defeated business executive Carlos Beruff, securing around 72 percent of the vote and McCain defeated former Arizona state Senator Kelli Ward, holding a 20-percentage-point lead in ...

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Theresa May rules out second Brexit referendum

British Prime Minister Theresa May has rejected carrying out a second referendum or a general election to decide about Britain’s exit from the European Union. “The prime minister is very clear there will be no second referendum,” a spokesman for May said. “There is no need for a general election ...

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