WTA roundup: Osaka into Tokyo final

U.S. Open champ Naomi Osaka cruised past Italy’s Camila Giorgi 6-2, 6-3 to reach the final of the Toray Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo. Tennis – Pan Pacific Open Women’s Singles Semifinal match – Arena Tachikawa Tachihi, Tokyo, Japan – September 22, 2018. Naomi Osaka of Japan reacts during a match against Camila Giorgi of Italy. REUTERS/Toru Hanai It was Osaka’s 10th match victory in a row, dating back to the start of the U.S.…

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Iran’s Khamenei blames Gulf states for military parade attack

DUBAI (Reuters) – Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei accused U.S.-backed Gulf Arab states of carrying out an attack on a military parade that killed 25 people, almost half of them members of the country’s elite Revolutionary Guards. Khamenei ordered security forces to bring to justice those responsible for one of the worst assaults ever against the Revolutionary Guards, the most powerful and heavily armed military force in the country, which answers to him. The…

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Air ambulance lands on Oakwell pitch as ‘medical emergency’ postpones Barnsley v Burton game

CALLED OFF A fan was taken ill prior to kick-off and it was decided the best thing to do is call the game off Barnsley’s League One match against Burton Albion has been postponed because of a ‘medical emergency’. Prior to the game a Yorkshire air ambulance landed on the Oakwell pitch, delaying kick-off. An air ambulance has arrived at Oakwell after someone was taken seriously unwell before the match started. Best wishes and a…

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U.S. preparing ‘actions’ in coming days against Venezuela: Pompeo to Fox News

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States is preparing a “series of actions” in the coming days to increase pressure on the Venezuelan government, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told Fox News on Friday. “You’ll see in the coming days a series of actions that continue to increase the pressure level against the Venezuelan leadership folks, who are working directly against the best interest of the Venezuelan people,” Pompeo said. “We’re determined to ensure that…

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Senate’s Grassley sets Saturday deadline for Kavanaugh accuser: NY Times

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley set a Saturday afternoon deadline for a woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault to decide if and how she will testify, the New York Times reported. The Committee had delayed a vote on Kavanaugh’s confirmation after California professor Christine Blasey Ford’s allegations emerged last week, and her lawyers and committee staff were negotiating the conditions of her testimony. Approval of Kavanaugh…

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Two car bombs explode in Somali capital, two injured

MOGADISHU (Reuters) – Two car bombs exploded in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu on Saturday, injuring two people, an emergency worker and a police officer said. It was not clear who had planted the bombs, which detonated in two different cars near a main road in the center of the city. Islamist group al Shabaab frequently carries out bombings in Mogadishu and other parts of the Horn of Africa country. “So far we have carried two injured…

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Liverpool defender Virgil Van Dijk forced off injured during Southampton match

worrying times Reds fans are very concerned after watching their star centre-back walk off clutching his rib Virgil Van Dijk was forced off with an apparent rib injury during Liverpool’s Premier League clash with Southampton. The Dutchman left the field holding his rib in the 54th minute with the Reds winning 3-0 against his former club. Worrying news for Reds fans He initially went down to receive treatment but departed on his feet to be…

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Hong Kong express rail link launches amid controversy

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The high speed rail link will open to the public on Sunday A high-speed rail link has been launched in Hong Kong, connecting the territory with mainland China. The Express Rail Link connects Hong Kong to the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou in 40 minutes – less than half the time taken by older trains. Chinese authorities will be able to operate at a joint checkpoint at the station, and…

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