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Former No. 1, French Open Champion Ivanovic Announces Retirement

She last made a dent at a major when she reached the semifinals at Roland Garros in 2015. "This has been a hard decision but there has been so much to celebrate". That US Open defeat followed a first round loss at Wimbledon and third round exits at her two favoured grand slams, the Australian and French Opens, as she finished the year with a world ranking of 63. Read More »

Lindsey Graham: 99 of 100 senators think Russian Federation hackers targeted U.S. election

The Russians, Graham went on to say, are "doing it all over the world", including, he said, in Estonia, where he and McCain sat for an interview with CNN's Jim Sciutto. North Atlantic Treaty Organisation leaders agreed earlier this year to deploy military forces to the Baltic states and eastern Poland for the first time and increase air and sea patrols to reassure allies on its eastern border. Read More »

Clinton Thanks Supporters in Year-End Message

Since Election Day, neither Clinton nor her husband, former President Bill Clinton, have made many public statements or have been seen in public (except for a few selfie-style photos of her hiking near her home in Chappaqua, New York). Of the presidential candidates who have lost the general election, Clinton has the third highest ranking margin of the popular vote in US history. Even worse, Hillary Clinton transferred campaign funds to the Democratic National Committee and allowed its ... Read More »

Dallas Cowboys vs. Detroit Lions Live Stream

The remaining Cowboys defenders buckled down and pitched a shutout, and also came up with two turnovers. The Cowboys called, and executed, a flawless reverse against the Lions on Monday Night Football . How can a player who missed 25 percent of his team's games and ranks 21st in the league in passing yards (3,278) be MVP? The first half saw the Detroit Lions keeping up with the Dallas Cowboys, score-for-score. Read More »

Penguins head coach Mike Sullivan signs three-year extension

Mike Sullivan's arrival in Pittsburgh last season provided the spark that turned the Penguins' listless season around. Sullivan replaced Mike Johnston as coach on December 12, 2015, and led the team to a 33-16-5 record in its final 54 regular-season games. Read More »

U.S. woman gang rape case: 4 accused arrested, sent to judicial custody


The Delhi police had contacted the victim via emails and telephone as well. She underwent a medical examination on Friday before her statement was recorded. The victim arrived in the capital on December 19 to depose before a court and join investigations. The woman filed a complaint after she went to the USA through an NGO and later when the Delhi Police contacted her, she filed a complain through an email. Read More »

Astronomer who discovered dark matter dies at 88

Further study revealed spiral galaxies to be set within a halo of material that does not emit any light, extends significantly beyond the visible galaxy, and has a mass five to ten times that of the visible galaxy. She also struggled to get admitted to leading observatories. Her early research involved the motion of galaxies, demonstrating that addition to their uniform recession due to the Hubble expansion of the Universe, most galaxies have small peculiar motions that are due to their ... Read More »

Plane veers off runway, 15 hurt

The good news about this minor accident is that there is no loss of life and all the 161 passengers including the crew members are safe. Another passenger, BK Singh, said several people had been injured while jumping onto the runway. Another passenger said, "When the flight was about to take off, it suddenly started bouncing and then went off the runway and hit some rock". There were a few passengers who were sent to a nearby local hospital. Read More »

Syrian Government and Opposition in Talks, Says Russia


Obama they must understand that any weapons handed over will quickly end up in the hands of jihadists", she added, noting later that the decision was a direct threat to the Russian air force to other Russian military personnel, and to Russia's embassy in Damascus. Read More »

Watership Down author Richard Adams dies


It was also made into a hugely successful animated film and won the Carnegie Medal and Guardian Children's Fiction Award. Eventually, his daughters encouraged him to put the tale down on paper, and the literary debut became a best-seller. Read More »

Wild Oats XI off to rocky start in Sydney to Hobart race


Just four yachts had withdrawn from the 88-boat fleet in this year's Sydney to Hobart battle by yesterday afternoon, with ideal conditions in contrast to previous stormy years. "This is the first time I've been confident in the last 10 years". "The key really is we picked a good plan, a good strategy". The race lineup features yachts from a variety of sizes and classes, with the line honors title going to the fastest boat to reach port in Tasmania and the overall victor on corrected ... Read More »

Fresh advance in east Mosul to begin within days: U.S. commander


The Iraqi Army General Command reported that their forces have captured dozens of neighbourhoods in the city of Mosul after fierce clashes with ISIS. Al-Abbar added that the Iraqi forces failed to move the wounded to hospitals as IS militants control al-Qudis neighbourhood, while al-Zuhur remains under the control of Iraqi forces. Read More »

9 dead after boat capsizes on Lake Albert in Uganda


The ferry was reportedly overloaded and many on the boat were intoxicated. Speaking to AFP , police commander John Rutagira said numerous passengers were drunk. "It capsized killing about 30 people". According to local reports, one of those killed was an 18-year-old woman who went to cheer for her local team. Read More »

Egyptian police arrest Al Jazeera news producer

He was arrested at his Cairo home on Friday, Al Jazeera and the sources said. The network said that Gomaa, who now resides in Doha, arrived in Egypt on Tuesday for a vacation. Meanwhile, two separate Al-Jazeera employees were sentenced to death in absentia this June for passing secret state documents to Qatar, renewing tensions between the two nations. Read More »

Toronto to London flight diverted to Ireland; 10-year-old passenger dead

Carrying 230 passengers, flight AC 868 landed at Ireland's Shannon Airport shortly after 7:30pm local time on Saturday. The flight was reportedly around 500km south west of Ireland when the crew made a decision to divert to Shannon. She was rushed to University Hospital Limerick where she was pronounced dead. Authorities said a post mortem examination would be carried out to determine cause of death. Read More »

China resumes ties with Sao Tome in blow to Taiwan


Last Wednesday, Beijing issued a statement welcoming Sao Tome's decision to split with Taiwan, which it has recognised since 1997. While just a few countries and governments still have official ties with Taiwan, Beijing is eager to play up its latest addition after Trump suggested he might not adhere to the policy that recognizes only one China unless the US gains trade or other benefits, analysts say. Read More »

Japanese Prime Minister to Make Historic Trip to Pearl Harbor

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has arrived in Hawaii to recognise the Japanese attacks on Pearl Harbor. "The alliance between Japan and the United States is one with hope in dealing with various problems in the world", Abe said in a speech to the Japanese business lobby Keidanren. Read More »

Berlin Christmas market attack suspect killed in Milan shootout


He told police that Amri, using an alias, had sent his nephew money through the post office to join Amri in Germany to help him and join the Abou Walaa network. "He was a ghost", Milan police chief Antoio de Iesu said, adding that he was stopped because of basic police work, intensified surveillance "and a little luck". Read More »

Deal aimed at ending DRC crisis close, mediators say


Lumanu Mulenda, a negotiator on the government side, said: "The president has made enough concessions, the deal will be signed tomorrow". The signature should only take place after Christmas according to the mediation. However Jean Marc Kabund, the secretary general of Congo's largest opposition party, the UDPS, told Reuters that the deal is not yet set. "Some were killed by gunshots and others by machetes", local army spokesman Captain Guillaume Djike told Reuters. Read More »

Fugitive ex-leader of "Cornbread Mafia" pot ring nabbed in Canada


Authorities say he crossed the border illegally and they don't know how long he has been living in the country. These charges were a result of an investigation by the Kentucky State Police and the Drug Enforcement Administration where over 2,000 marijuana plants were found on Boone's farm in Springfield, KY. Read More »

Defying pressure, US lets UN denounce Israeli settlements


Israel's permanent representative at the UN, Danny Danon, denounced the resolution and those who voted for it, asking the room full of Security Council members afterward, "Would you ban the French from building in Paris?" Israel has pursued a policy of constructing settlements on territory it captured in a 1967 war with its Arab neighbours - the West Bank, Gaza and East Jerusalem, areas Palestinians seek for a state. Read More »

Rick Parfitt Dead: Status Quo Guitarist Dies at 68


Rick is survived by his wife, Lyndsay , their twins, Tommy and Lily . 'No further comment will be made at this time and Rick's family, and the band, ask for their privacy to be respected at this hard time'. Now using the name Status Quo , they recorded Pictures of Matchstick Men prior to Parfitt joining to group. Born Richard John Parfitt in Woking, Surrey on October 12 1948, the musician was learning to play the guitar by the age of 11. Read More »

Chinese aircraft carrier Liaoning, missile destroyers in East China Sea, says Japan


This file photo shows China's Liaoning aircraft carrier in the northeastern port city of Dalian in September 2012. "The ministry will closely monitor whether the fleet navigates along Taiwan's air defense identification zone and travels through the Bashi Channel to join [China's] South Sea Fleet for a coordinated exercise", MND spokesman Major General Chen Chung-chi (陳中吉) said. Read More »

Crystal Palace Winger Wilfried Zaha Reveals Disappointment at Alan Pardew Sacking


The newly appointed Palace boss also backed his current squad to make strides up the table, and revealed that the players at his disposal are one of the reasons for him taking the Eagles job. "We need to make sure we win on Monday to continue the momentum into the new year", Ighalo told Watford's official website. "It sounds simple but it's not that easy". Read More »

More Than 5000 Migrants Killed in the Mediterranean this Year

Highlighting that the number of casualties in the Mediterranean Sea this year has crossed 5,000 with the latest reports of about 100 people feared to have drowned, the United Nations refugee agency has called on countries to increase pathways for admission of refugees. Read More »

Starting an arms race on Twitter?


His comments on Twitter came hours after Russian President Vladimir Putin told his defense ministry that strengthening his country's nuclear capabilities should be a chief military objective in the coming year. Trump on Thursday tweeted that the U.S. "There's not going to be (arms race) because he's going to ensure that other countries get the message that he's not going to sit back and allow that", he said. Read More »

The Queen is missing the Christmas Day church service 'due to cold'

Queen Elizabeth II was unable to join the royal family at her traditional Christmas morning services near their country estate outside of Norwich, England. This is the first time she will be absent since 1988. In an address themed on inspiration, she added that "to be inspirational you don't have to save lives or win medals". Read More »

Thousands are fleeing typhoon Nock-Ten in the Philippines

Super typhoon "Nina" (international name "Nock-Ten") lashed out at the Bicol region before hitting land in Catanduanes province at 6:30 in the evening on Sunday, sending more than one million people to evacuation centers on Christmas Day. In Camarines Sur province near Catanduanes, governor Miguel Villafuerte said on his Facebook page that almost 90,000 residents have been evacuated as part of his goal to achieve "zero casualty". Read More »