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Nick Kyrgios blows away Elias in Australian Open first round

0SHARESShare Tweet MELBOURNE (AFP) –  Nick Kyrgios shrugged off a nosebleed as he turned on the after-burners in a withering 85-minute demolition of Gastao Elias to signal his Australian open intentions on Monday. The supremely talented yet combustible Australian, 21, ripped apart the 81st-ranked Portuguese, 6-1, 6-2, 6-2 on Hisense Arena to storm into the second round of his home Grand ...

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Zhang says Chinese ready to shine after win at Australian Open

0SHARESShare Tweet MELBOURNE (AFP) –  Zhang Shuai said a group of promising Chinese players who have grown up training together were ready to shine as she breezed into the Australian Open second round on Monday. Zhang rescued her failing career with her run to last year’s Melbourne quarter-finals and, now seeded 20th, she impressed again with a 6-0, 6-3 win over ...

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I'll never give up on Australia Open quest, says Murray

0SHARESShare Tweet MELBOURNE (AFP) –  Andy Murray said he’ll never give up in his quest for an elusive Australian Open title after grinding out a hard-earned win over Illya Marchenko in round one on Monday. The world number one, who has lost five Australian finals — four of them to his key rival Novak Djokovic — carved out a 7-5, 7-6 ...

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Britain's Johnson wants to maintain Iran nuclear deal

0SHARESShare Tweet BRUSSELS (AFP) –  British foreign minister Boris Johnson said on Monday the Iran nuclear accord that US President-elect Donald Trump has threatened to tear up must be maintained. As he went into an EU foreign ministers meeting in Brussels, Johnson said it had been “a difficult and controversial deal, but one which has stopped the Iranians from acquiring nuclear ...

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Inmates beheaded in new Brazil prison riot

Twenty-seven inmates were killed in a Brazilian prison riot that broke out on Saturday, adding to chaos in a penitentiary system in which some 140 inmates have died in gang warfare since the start of the year. Members of a drug gang started the clash by invading a pavilion in the Alcaçuz prison that housed rivals, officials with Rio Grande ...

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Dunleavy settles in at Atlanta, NBA Raptors batter Knicks

0SHARESShare Tweet LOS ANGELES (AFP) –  Mike Dunleavy is fitting in nicely with his new team, scoring a season-high 20 points as the Atlanta Hawks beat the Milwaukee Bucks 111-98. Dunleavy, who was playing in just his second NBA game with the Hawks, initially baulked at a trade to Atlanta that sent Kyle Korver to the Cleveland Cavaliers. It took a ...

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Turkish cargo plane crashes into Kyrgyzstan village, dozens dead

A Turkish cargo jet crashed near Kyrgyzstan’s Manas airport on Monday, killing at least 30 people, most of them residents of a village struck by the Boeing 747 as it tried to land in dense fog, Kyrgyz officials said. According to the airport administration, the plane was supposed to make a stopover at Manas, near the capital city Bishkek, on ...

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CIA chief warns Trump over Russia rhetoric

Outgoing CIA chief John Brennan on Sunday launched a scathing attack on Donald Trump, warning him to watch what he says and suggesting the president-elect doesn’t understand the challenges posed by Russia. Brennan’s stern words — which sparked a quick Twitter retort from Trump — were the latest salvo in the ongoing feud between the incoming Republican leader and US ...

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Oman receives 10 prisoners from Guantanamo: ministry

0SHARESShare Tweet MUSCAT (AFP) –  Oman on Monday received 10 inmates from the US military detention centre at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba, the sultanate’s foreign ministry said on Monday. It did not disclose the nationality of the prisoners who would reside in the Gulf Arab country on a temporary basis, in a move that comes in the closing days of US ...

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Kyrgyzstan says 32 dead after Turkish cargo plane hits village

0SHARESShare Tweet BISHKEK (KYRGYZSTAN) (AFP) –  A Turkish cargo plane crashed into a village near Kyrgyzstan’s main airport on Monday, killing 32 people and destroying homes after attempting to land in thick fog, authorities said. The majority of the dead were from the village of Dacha-Suu where the cargo plane hit at around 7:30 am local time (0130 GMT), a spokesman ...

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