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Apr 29

Turkey blocks Wikipedia access, bans TV dating shows

Turkey on Saturday blocked all access to Wikipedia and banned television dating shows, adding to fears of a crackdown after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s victory in a referendum on enhancing his powers. The government also dismissed almost 4,000 pu…

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Apr 29

Sharapova beaten in Stuttgart semi-finals

Maria Sharapova suffers a first loss following her 15-month doping ban as Kristina Mladenovic beats her in the semi-finals of the Stuttgart Open.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/tennis/39758199

Apr 29

Rep. Kildee: Trump is breaking his health care promises

Rep. Kildee: Trump is breaking his health care promisesMichigan congressman speaks out on ‘America’s News HQ’

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Apr 29

US Marines return to Afghanistan's volatile Helmand

US Marines returned to Afghanistan’s volatile Helmand Saturday, where American troops faced heated fighting until NATO’s combat mission ended in 2014, as embattled Afghan security forces struggle to beat back the resurgent Taliban. The deployment of s…

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Apr 29

Hungary's Orban accepts EU rights demands: party

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban told concerned allies in the EU’s powerful centre-right political group that he will quickly meet EU rights demands over a controversial education law, the group said Saturday. Orban was summoned to a meeting with…

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Apr 29

US aircraft carrier starts drill with South Korean navy

The US aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson on Saturday kicked off a joint drill with the South Korean navy, officials said, as tensions rose over North Korea’s latest test-fire of a ballistic missile. “Immediately after the aircraft carrier arrived in th…

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Apr 29

Russia says U.S. missiles in Poland, Romania would violate treaty

A U.S. deployment of ballistic missile defense systems in Romania and plans to place more defense systems in Poland violate an existing arms treaty, Russia’s foreign ministry said in a statement on Saturday. The United States switched on an $800 milli…

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Apr 29

Andy Murray beaten by Dominic Thiem as Maria Sharapova comeback stalls

• Thiem beats world No1 6-2, 3-6, 6-4 in Barcelona Open semi-finals
• Sharapova’s defeat to Kristina Mladenovic puts French Open spot in doubt

Andy Murray’s chequered start to life as the world’s top player continued with a first defeat to Dominic Thiem, the talented ninth-ranked Austrian, in the semi-finals of the Barcelona Open.

Murray, still feeling his way back on to the Tour after more than a month on the sidelines with an elbow injury, was beaten 6-2, 3-6, 6-4 in two hours and 13 minutes. In a match defined by the ups and downs of an opponent whose searing power frequently overshadowed his consistency, Murray fought back from a subdued start but was ultimately edged out by Thiem in a tense finale.

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/apr/29/andy-murray-dominic-thiem-barcelona-open-semi-finals

Apr 29

Andy Murray beaten by Dominic Thiem in Barcelona Open semi-finals

World number nine Dominic Thiem beats Britain’s world number one Andy Murray in three sets to reach the Barcelona Open final.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/tennis/39756260

Apr 29

Dozens detained as Russian protesters say 'sick of Putin'

Police detained over 100 activists in Saint Petersburg on Saturday as hundreds of Russian opposition supporters turned out to protest against President Vladimir Putin’s expected candidacy in elections next year. Protests in several cities were called …

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Apr 29

Syrian rebels fight each other in besieged Damascus enclave

Fighting between rebel groups in the biggest insurgent stronghold near the Syrian capital Damascus entered a second day on Saturday, while government forces pressed an offensive against the besieged enclave, a war monitor said. The clashes broke out i…

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Apr 29

Apple Trying To Persuade California DMV To Change Self-Driving Rules

Apple Trying To Persuade California DMV To Change Self-Driving RulesThe tech giant also wants the state’s restriction on using self-driving vehicles without a human driver to be removed.

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Apr 29

Notorious Afghan warlord calls for peace in first public speech

By Ahmad Sultan MEHTAR LAM, Afghanistan (Reuters) – In his first public speech since signing a peace deal with the Afghan government, one of Afghanistan’s most notorious warlords on Saturday called for the Taliban to stop fighting and begin negotiatio…

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Apr 29

Witnessing death: AP reporters describe problem executions

The sedative midazolam is supposed to prevent condemned prisoners from suffering while they die, but opponents say several problematic executions involving the drug are evidence that it does not work consistently. They raised new concerns after an exec…

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Apr 29

Former officer charged with hitting kids with car, killing 1

Former officer charged with hitting kids with car, killing 1MIAMI (AP) — A Florida sheriff’s deputy was sleeping when his 11-year-old daughter called and asked him to pick her up at her school bus stop. Seconds later, his daughter screamed into the phone. “Dad, help me, help me!”

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Apr 29

Filipino troops kill notorious Abu Sayyaf kidnapper in clash

Filipino troops kill notorious Abu Sayyaf kidnapper in clashMANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine marines have killed an Abu Sayyaf extremist commander and a notorious kidnapper who had sailed across the sea border into Malaysia to snatch tourists and sailors for ransom, the military chief said Saturday.

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