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Wimbledon: Djokovic eases past Mannarino into last eight

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Venus Williams' mother could not stop smiling and laughing. With his scheduling problem now out of the way and a three-set match in the books, Djokovic can turn his focus to Berdych. Djokovic was also troubled with his shoulder. The victor will go through to face Czech Tomas Berdych in the quarter-finals. Still, although he acknowledged the courts are under stress, he said there's "not a doubt" they will hold up throughout Wimbledon's second week. Read More »

SA v ENG, 1st Test Day 2

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Adam Lallana enjoyed a rare leisure day on Thursday by treating himself to a trip to Lord's to watch the England cricket team kick off (bat off?) the first day of their Test match against South Africa. Broad was the pick of the bowlers with figures of 1-8 off six overs, backing up his unbeaten 57 that provided an entertaining flourish to England's innings on another glorious day in northwest London . Read More »

Iran fully backs United Nations treaty banning nuclear arms

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Countries will be able to sign the treaty at the U.N. Headquarters in NY in September. Indeed, senior officials in the Obama administration spent years doing verbal gymnastics to align the rhetoric of the president who stood up in Prague pledging to work toward "the peace and security of a world free of nuclear weapons " with outright hostility to the ban treaty. Read More »

Celtics and Pistons trade ultimately makes sense for both teams

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Bradley , 26, is entering the final season of a four-year, $32 million deal and is set to make $8.8 million in 2017-18. This past season for the Celtics, he averaged a career-best 16 points per game and knocked down 39 percent of his attempts from beyond the arc, playing in 55 games. Read More »

Mars may not be habitable due to toxic soil

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The discovery of the presence of perchlorates on Mars several years ago nearly dashed all hope that scientists had of finding signs of life on the planet (if it had existed) as these chemical compounds are powerful oxidizing agents. Read More »

Israel expresses outrage at Unesco declaration on Hebron site

But three countries Poland, Croatia and Jamaica requested a secret ballot. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made a decision to take that step after UNESCO on Friday inscribed Hebron's Old Town and the Cave of the Patriarchs to the State of Palestine on the World Heritage in Danger list. Read More »

Egyptian soldiers killed in auto bombs

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The explosion was followed by heavy gunfire from dozens of masked militants. The officials said some senior officers criticised the location of the checkpoint, arguing that it provided no real cover. The military posted photos of five dead militants in blood-soaked fatigues lying in the sand. Over the past year, Daesh has expanded its attacks out of Sinai to target civilians, especially members of Egypt's Coptic Christian community. Read More »

Without Sagan and Cavendish, Kittel eases to Tour stage win

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Race leader and reigning champion Chris Froome had a quiet day in the saddle, barring one weird moment when he and several other riders had to take evasive action to avoid a parasol that blew onto the road right in front of the peloton. Boasson Hagen took over the leadership duties at Team Dimension Data after Mark Cavendish abandoned the race with a broken shoulder this week. Sagan won the green jersey in the past five Tours. Read More »

Microsoft to Lay Off Thousands as It Shifts Focus to Cloud Computing

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The pending cuts had been widely reported last week , attributed to a decision to focus less on Microsoft's software for PCs and emphasize cloud-computing services. Under Mr. Nadella, Microsoft has made that transition to cloud software delivery, and its personal computer software business is no longer considered an engine of growth. Read More »

Splatoon 2 Demo Arrives on July 15th For Limited Time

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We\u0027ll have much more information on Splatoon 2 \/i momentarily. Like most everybody else, I was wary when Nintendo announced that so much of the typical features you'd expect to be built into a console's online services would be handled by an app, but I'm also cautiously optimistic about it. Read More »

Jamal Crawford Prefers Buyout, to Play for Lakers

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Lakers' new team president Magic Johnson described the 19-year-old Ball as the "new face of the franchise" at a news conference last month. He has made almost $135 million over his 17-year career. Young had been linked to the Warriors first, as he is in his unrestricted free agency after leaving Los Angeles. In New Orleans, he would have an extended role as a legitimate perimeter threat to blend with the interior dominance of Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins . Read More »

You can now sing up to Amazon Prime by asking Alexa

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So, follow these golden rules to get ready for all those golden boxes opening. If you are selling products not sold by Amazon and are maintaining your order Amazon marketplace listings, you need to review your titles and structured data. Read More »

Boris Johnson slaps down Vatican over treatment for Charlie Gard

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The European Court of Human Rights has refused the parents' appeal to take him to the U.S. for experimental treatment. After his doctors suggested removing Charlie's ventilator, parents Chris Gard and Connie Yates sought legal permission to bring their baby to the USA for experimental therapy. Read More »

Amazon Promises Better and Bigger Prime Day

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This year's event will last a little longer than it did in the last two years, which lasted for 24 hours. Amazon says that it plans to reveal a new deal as often as every five minutes during the 30-hour event which begins at 6pm on Monday, July 10. Read More »

Apple is Testing Facial Recognition to Unlock iPhone 8

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In fact, there will be no Touch ID incorporated into the OLED smartphone's display. The improved security system could also be improved by eye scanning if ongoing tests prove successful, the report says. The new phone will have glass on both the front and back that curves at the edges. Lastly, a separate report from the Korea Herald claims that Apple is close to striking a deal with LG to make OLED displays for iPhones in the future. Read More »

Aadhaar-PAN Linking Mandatory From July 1. How To Do It

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For consumers, the new tax regime has changed the price of hundreds of items. Many believe that if they do not link their PAN cards to their Aadhaar cards, the former will become invalid from July 1. So is there a deadline to link Aadhaar with PAN? No. However, in case of assessees whose names given in the Aadhaar and PAN cards have a "minor mismatch", according to the Income Tax Department, the linking can be achieved using an online facility. Read More »

Indian woman attacked with acid 5th time

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The victim is in serious condition and is undergoing treatment in trauma centre. The victim sustained burn injuries on the right side of her face and shoulder when unidentified miscreants hurled acid at her on Saturday night when she was going to take water from a hand pump at her hostel at Aliganj area. Read More »

Andromeda devs say no plans for single-player DLC

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The excitement for such DLC was much bigger due to the fact that BioWare has put out excellent single-player content for previous " Mass Effect " games particularly " Lair of the Shadow Broker " and " Citadel " for the second and third installments of the trilogy, respectively. Read More »

Sony to start pressing vinyl records again after nearly 30 years

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The company quit making vinyl records in 1989 as it steered toward compact discs. Traditional LPs are now so popular that they account for 15 per cent of the record industry's income from physical album sales. Sony did not say what music it will release in record format. The output will mostly comprise represses of vintage pop music and Japanese music to which Sony holds the rights, as well as current chart-toppers, the Nikkei newspaper reports . Read More »

Instagram rolls out AI-powered spam and abuse filters

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Today Instagram detailed the roll out of new features that should help it fight abuse and spam within its community. Facebook has ramped up efforts to curtail hate speech using machine learning and creating counterterrorism partnerships for education and advocacy. Read More »

Major veterans' groups voice concern over Senate health bill

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However, the speed with which people would lose coverage and the numerous ways in which out-of-pocket costs would likely increase for many may give senators on the fence about the legislation further pause. "We're doing medical liability reform later this week, for example", he said outside of a closed caucus meeting. "Obamacare is collapsing under its own weight". Read More »

Trump Blames Democrats for Blocking Health Care Repeal

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In undermining the ACA, the Senate bill eliminates enforcement of the health care mandate, and replaces federal subsidies with smaller tax credits that will make it more hard for older populations to access insurance. Debate should begin as early as Tuesday. As a practical matter the higher deficit-reduction number is pleasing to conservatives, but also gives McConnell a slush fund to buy "moderate" votes with more generous spending provisions. Read More »

Hall of Fame special: the Apple iPhone turns 10

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With a decade on, they are still making the headlines. The device's first official ad also played off the history of phones, emphasizing the evolution of how we communicate. While some upgrade every year, most people do so every two years, some favoring the new design, while others prioritize new features and opt instead for the S models. Read More »

After Retracting Story, CNN Imposes New Rules on Russia Coverage

Frank, editor Eric Lichtblau , and the editor-in-chief of " CNN Investigates", Lex Haris , have resigned from CNN, according to a Washington Post report on Monday. Scaramucci denied any wrongdoing , and later applauded CNN for doing "the right thing" by retracting the story: "It's ok". This breakdown in editorial workflow disturbed the CNN executives who learned about it. Read More »

NASA prepares for total solar eclipse

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I live in a part of Nebraska where the upcoming eclipse on August 21 will be total. In Eastern Iowa, that means the sun should be covered about 90 percent. BUDA PUBLIC LIBRARY will be hosting a Solar Eclipse Party on August 21st from 12:00-2:00 pm. The path of totality, which ranges about 60 to 71 miles in width, will pass through 14 states: Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, Georgia and SC; and small portions of Montana and ... Read More »

Military jet practicing for Dayton air show in accident

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Reed says there was no immediate report of any fuel leaks. Emergency services are on the scene. The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds are the headlining act for the annual Dayton Air Show , which is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday. The pilot, his passenger and a tactical aircraft maintainer were all taken to a hospital for treatment. This story will be updated as more information becomes available. Read More »