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Australian Open: Ball girl inches from being taken out by powerful Rafael Nadal backhand (VIDEO)

A ball girl at the Australian Open showed lightning-quick reflexes to dodge a powerful backhand from Rafael Nadal in his second round game on Wednesday. The Spanish star apologized to the girl after making sure she was unhurt. In the third set of his match against Argentina’s Leonardo Mayer, the Spaniard misdirected a return of serve, firing it at the ...

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‘She’s so loud’: Belarusian tennis player mocked at Australian Open over on-court screams (VIDEO)

The Australian Open first round match between local star Ashleigh Barty and Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus was marked by loud jeers from the crowd directed at the Belarusian, who spectators considered to be too loud. The 19-year-old Belarusian started the match aggressively, claiming a hard-fought first set 7-6. All of Sabalenka’s powerful hits were accompanied by loud shrieks, which didn’t ...

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‘Our hearts are still open’: EU Council chief Tusk says UK can still stop Brexit

Britain still has time to “change its mind” and stop Brexit, European Council President Donald Tusk has said, tweeting that “our hearts are still open” to “our British friends.” “Unless there is a change of heart among our British friends, #Brexit will become a reality – with all its negative consequences – in March next year,” Tusk wrote. Unless there ...

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US plan would open oceans to offshore drilling for 'energy dominance'

Bucking a three-decades-old prohibition, the Trump administration announced it plans to expand offshore drilling leases in 90 percent of US oceans. The move is stirring strong public opposition. “We’re embarking on a new path for energy dominance in America, particularly on offshore,” Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said Thursday as he unveiled the plan, according to the New York Times. “This ...

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North Korea will open border hotline with South

Published time: 3 Jan, 2018 04:46 Edited time: 3 Jan, 2018 04:59 Seemingly following through on earlier hints of dialogue with South Korea, North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un has ordered to reopen the border hotline with Seoul for negotiations, according to a televised statement. The discussions will focus on sending North Korean athletes to the PyeongChang Winter Olympics which will ...

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‘Rip open the skies!’ Israeli agriculture minister calls for mass prayer to end drought

Published time: 24 Dec, 2017 22:32 With Israel facing another dry winter, its agriculture minister is thinking unconventionally and has invited farmers and the general public for a mass prayer at the Western Wall with hopes it will finally “rip the skies open.” “Unfortunately, after four years of drought, we’ve only had a little bit of rain so far (this ...

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Open Garden wants to give you tokens for sharing your internet connection

Open Garden launched its mesh networking platform at TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2012. Since then, the company has gone through a few iterations and found unexpected success in its Firechat offline messaging service. Now, it’s ready for the next step in its evolution. The company now wants to make it easier for anybody with an Android phone to share their Wi-Fi ...

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Knife-wielding man prompts Dutch police to open fire at Amsterdam Airport

Published time: 15 Dec, 2017 16:19 Edited time: 15 Dec, 2017 16:57 Dutch police opened fire after a man threatened to use a knife at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport. Authorities had to briefly clear the main entrance of the building. “A man at Schiphol was shot by the military police after threatening with a knife. Situation safe,” the Marechaussee police service said ...

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Turkey’s top diplomat reveals plan to open embassy in East Jerusalem

Published time: 14 Dec, 2017 15:00 Edited time: 14 Dec, 2017 15:01 Turkey’s foreign minister has suggested that his country will consider opening an embassy in East Jerusalem once an independent Palestinian state is internationally recognized. READ MORE: Trump’s decision on Jerusalem ‘racist & hateful,’ intifada should escalate – Hamas to RT Speaking on Thursday, Mevlut Cavusoglu said there is ...

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Berlin's money-guzzling airport could open 8 years overdue with ‘prefab metal box’ for terminal

Published time: 14 Dec, 2017 00:47 A desperate plan to speed up the opening of Berlin’s infamously over-budget, behind-schedule airport calls for the use of a “prefab metal box” in lieu of the much-anticipated but incomplete main terminal. Under the plan, Berlin-Brandenburg Airport (BER) could open in 2020. BER Director Engelbert Lütke Daldrup, the fourth successive person in charge of ...

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