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Stephens races into Open round three as Bertens dumped

Wed, Jan. 16, 2019

Former US Open champion Sloane Stephens powered into the Australian Open third round Wednesday as she strives to win a second major.

Syria Kurds reject 'security zone' under Turkish control

Wed, Jan. 16, 2019

Syria's Kurds on Wednesday rejected a US proposal for a "security zone" under Turkish control along the Syrian side of the two countries' border.

Panda celebrates first birthday in Malaysian zoo with ice cake

Mon, Jan. 14, 2019

A giant panda born in a Malaysian zoo celebrated her first birthday Monday with a cake made of ice in front of adoring visitors.

Jordan king visits Iraq for first time in decade: state TV

Mon, Jan. 14, 2019

The visit is the latest in a string of top-level diplomatic encounters in Iraq in recent weeks, which kicked off with a surprise Christmas trip by US President Donald Trump.

British PM Theresa May makes last-ditch appeal to save Brexit deal

Mon, Jan. 14, 2019

“Doing so would be a catastrophic and unforgivable breach of trust in our democracy,” she wrote in the Sunday Express.

Sharapova says passion undimmed as she makes point

Mon, Jan. 14, 2019

The veteran five-time Grand Slam winner, who has struggled with injury since returning from a doping ban in 2017, showed glimpses of her old ruthless self to dispatch Dart in just 63 minutes.

Pompeo to cut short Middle East tour to attend funeral

Mon, Jan. 14, 2019

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will cut short his Middle East tour and head home early to attend a family funeral, an official said on Monday.

Bulgaria's Plovdiv launches capital of culture festivities

Sun, Jan. 13, 2019

The Bulgarian city of Plovdiv was on Saturday inaugurated as one of two ancient cities to share the honour of being a European capital of culture for 2019.