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Wimbledon 2017: Who are defending champions?

Wimbledon 2017: Who are defending champions?

Johanna Konta joined Andy Murray in declaring herself fit for Wimbledon . The last of those came nine years ago but the 37-year-old is enjoying an Indian summer to her career. Pliskova made her grand slam breakthrough with a run to the U.S. Open final past year, beating Serena along the way, and followed up by making the quarter-finals in Australia and claiming two tour titles before going to the French Open .


In Symbolic Victory, Iraqi Forces Capture Historic Mosul Mosque From ISIS

In Symbolic Victory, Iraqi Forces Capture Historic Mosul Mosque From ISIS

Photos show the devastation left behind after a long offensive, as hundreds of civilians are fleeing, many so badly injured they have had to be carried over the mounds of rubble that clog the old city's narrow streets. Iraqi officials report USA -backed government troops have recaptured more neighborhoods in the Old City of Mosul, saying dozens of Islamic State (IS) militants have been killed in fierce fighting for the extremists' final stronghold in the country.


Kapp, van Niekerk set up massive win for South Africa

Kapp, van Niekerk set up massive win for South Africa

Ekta Bisht led the charge for India with impressive figures of 5-18 off her 10 overs, with Deepti Sharma offering two wickets and Jhulan Goswami, Mansi Joshi and Harmanpreet Kaur picking up one each as India thrashed their rivals to go top of the standings.



Comic-Con will stay in San Diego through 2021

The long-running dispute for naming rights between San Diego Comic Con and its Salt Lake City counterpart will soon find itself in front of a federal district court judge. Netflix has certainly been in San Diego for Comic-Con in years past, with their Marvel shows Luke Cage and The Defenders - but those were in the smaller halls upstairs, in conjunction with the Marvel TV panels.


China furious at Trump's $1.4bn Taiwan arms deal

China furious at Trump's $1.4bn Taiwan arms deal

Trump sought China's help in putting pressure on North Korea to end its nuclear and ballistic missile programme and withdrew USA pressure in other areas including the South China Sea and labelling China as a currency manipulator. Nauert said the approvals did not violate the Taiwan Relations Act which governs USA contacts with the island. "(This arms deal) didn't go through for a while and some people suspected it was due to Trump's so-called reliance on China to resolve the North Korea ...


Ehud Olmert, Israel's jailed ex-PM, is released early

Ehud Olmert, Israel's jailed ex-PM, is released early

Olmert, the country's first former premier to serve jail time, did not speak to reporters when leaving the Maasiyahu prison in central Israel. But in 2008, he was forced to resign to fight off a burgeoning corruption case, leading to the election of the current prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, the following year.