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Jun 23

Al-Jazeera manager denounces Gulf demands for its shutdown

Al-Jazeera manager denounces Gulf demands for its shutdownDUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A top Al-Jazeera official on Friday denounced demands to shut down the network by countries involved in a dispute with its host nation Qatar as an attempt to suppress free expression.

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Jun 23

Dan Evans: Pundits on British number three’s failed drugs test

BBC’s tennis team of Sue Barker, Peter Fleming and John Lloyd discuss British number three Dan Evans’ failed drugs test.

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Jun 23

Queen’s 2017: Marin Cilic beats Donald Young in quarter-final

Marin Cilic moves into the semi-finals at Queen’s by beating Donald Young 6-4 7-5.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/tennis/40383736

Jun 23

Briton Evans reveals positive cocaine test

British number three Dan Evans announces he tested positive for cocaine in a drugs test taken in April, saying: “I made a mistake.”

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Jun 23

Separate blasts kill 40 in Pakistan: police

By Gul Yusufzai and Javed Hussain QUETTA/PARACHINAR, Pakistan (Reuters) – Bombs killed at least 40 people in Pakistan on Friday, with a suicide car bomber killing 13 in the southwestern city of Quetta, and two blasts later claiming at least 27 lives i…

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Jun 23

Dan Evans reveals positive drug test for cocaine – ‘I made a mistake’

• ‘I must face up to it,’ says British No3
• World No50 says he failed drugs test in April

Dan Evans, the British No3 and world No50 tennis player, revealed in a brief and emotional statement on Friday that he had failed an out-of-competition test for cocaine. He faces a lengthy ban, probably two years.

The 27-year-old from Birmingham, who has had his funding stripped twice in the past, said in a hastily convened press conference in a west London hotel that lasted just a minute and a half: “Hello everyone, this is a very difficult day for me. I wanted to come here in person to tell you guys face to face, I was notified a few days ago that I failed a drugs test in April, where I tested positive for cocaine. It’s really important that you know this was taken out of competition and in a context completely unrelated to tennis.

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/jun/23/dan-evans-positive-drugs-test-cocaine

Jun 23

Syria regime penetrates IS-held eastern province: monitor

Syrian regime forces on Friday broke into the eastern Deir Ezzor province for the first time since 2014, a monitor said, after seizing territory from Islamic State group jihadists. Government forces control part of Deir Ezzor city and the adjacent mil…

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Jun 23

Andy Murray to play two Wimbledon warm-up matches at Hurlingham

Andy Murray adds two exhibition matches to his Wimbledon preparations after his early exit from the Aegon Championships.

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Jun 23

Vladimir Putin ordered Russian hackers to help elect Donald Trump, says explosive new report

Vladimir Putin ordered Russian hackers to help elect Donald Trump, says explosive new reportA new report indicates that Russian President Vladimir Putin personally ordered election hacking to help elect Donald Trump. Mr Putin’s direct involvement in the effort to undermine the US election systems was disclosed to former President Barack Obama in August, just months before the election that saw a surprise victory for Mr Trump, according to a Washington Post investigation into the Obama administration’s internal deliberations on how to handle the meddling. The Russian president had ordered the attacks in order to defeat, or at least damage, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.

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Jun 23

US new home prices hit record in May

Sales of new homes in the United States picked up in May, as prices surged to the highest levels on record, the Commerce Department reported Friday. The numbers followed an industry report this week showing a jump in sales and prices for existing home…

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Jun 23

Boeing plant where Donald Trump vowed to create jobs fires almost 200 people

Boeing plant where Donald Trump vowed to create jobs fires almost 200 peopleThe South Carolina Boeing plant where President Donald Trump spoke about saving American jobs is laying off almost 200 workers, the company says. Boeing’s South Carolina assembly plant has notified employees that they will be off the company’s payrolls from 25 August, company spokeswoman Lori Guntr told The Independent. The layoffs are part of a larger effort to cut costs at Boeing, where intense competition with rival manufacturer Airbus has forced the company to lower prices and make savings.

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Jun 23

Female Japan politician resigns after attacking male aide

Mayuko Toyota, a 42-year-old Harvard graduate and up-and-coming member of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), can be heard screaming at the unnamed aide, saying he should die as she mocked his thinning hair. “Don’t damage my reputation anymore,…

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Jun 23

US Energy Secretary Rick Perry told he lacks 'fundamental understanding' of climate science

US Energy Secretary Rick Perry told he lacks 'fundamental understanding' of climate scienceThe American Meteorological Society has told Rick Perry he lacks a ‘fundamental understanding’ of science after the US Energy Secretary claimed carbon dioxide was not a primary cause of climate change. The former governor of Texas told CNBC TV that “the most likely the primary control knob [for climate change] is the ocean waters and this environment that we live in”, rather than greenhouse gas emissions produced by human activity. Becoming the latest of Donald Trump’s administration to dispute established science without any attempt at reasoned argument, Mr Perry also said it was “quite all right” to be a sceptic about climate change, suggesting the trait was one held by any “wise, intellectually engaged person”.


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Jun 23

Qatar's neighbors issue steep list of demands to end crisis

Qatar's neighbors issue steep list of demands to end crisisWASHINGTON (AP) — Saudi Arabia and other Arab countries that have cut ties to Qatar issued a steep list of demands Thursday to end the crisis, insisting that their Persian Gulf neighbor shutter Al-Jazeera, cut back diplomatic ties to Iran and sever all ties with the Muslim Brotherhood.

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Jun 23

The 9 funniest lines from a coal kingpin's lawsuit against John Oliver

The 9 funniest lines from a coal kingpin's lawsuit against John OliverJohn Oliver is facing the legal wrath of a lawsuit-happy coal baron after a brutal segment in which the host tore into the American coal industry. The document accuses Oliver of a “ruthless character assassination” of Robert Murray, CEO of the nation’s largest coal mining operation, Murray Energy. SEE ALSO: Coal company sues John Oliver for being John Oliver It didn’t exactly come as a surprise; in fact, Oliver more or less dared the notoriously litigious coal boss by mocking an earlier cease-and-desist letter from his company on the show. And at least one first amendment lawyer has said Murray doesn’t have much of a leg to stand on. But that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy the absurd spectacle of the legal team for the man Oliver described as a “geriatric Dr. Evil” trying to out-bombast the HBO comedian’s signature hyperbolic wit in dry legalese. Here are some of the lawsuit’s best moments: Murray’s giant squirrel tormenter “Defendants continued their ruthless character assassination and attack on Plaintiffs’ business reputations by describing Mr. Murray as someone who ‘looks like a geriatric Dr. Evil’ and arranging for a staff member to dress up in a squirrel costume and deliver the message ‘Eat Shit, Bob!” to Mr. Murray.'” This is one of the lawsuit’s several references to a staffer dressed as a giant squirrel whom Oliver brought out to insult Murray. The stunt was a reference to some apocryphal company lore about a squirrel urging Murray into the coal business — it’s a long story. Suffice to say, Mr. Nutterbutter seems to have really gotten under Murray’s skin. BTW Murray didn’t actually talk to a squirrel, OK? “Specifically, in reference to an absurd story that Mr. Murray claimed a squirrel had told him he should operate his own mines, Defendant Oliver stated ‘You know what, I actually believe him on that one.'” At least everyone’s in agreement that Murray didn’t actually consult a squirrel about his business decisions. Maybe there’s hope for an amicable resolution yet! Oliver endorses Mr. Nutterbutter’s vulgar harassment “If that were not enough, after the live taping, Defendant Oliver exclaimed to the audience that having someone in a squirrel costume tell Mr. Murray to ‘Eat Shit’ was a ‘dream come true.'” On second thought, he’s got a point. Have you no decency, Mr. Nutterbutter? Good faith efforts “Even worse, toward the end of the broadcast, Defendant Oliver confirmed that Defendants intentionally expanded their attack against Mr. Murray and the Plaintiffs as retaliation for Plaintiffs’ good faith efforts to ensure the accuracy of the broadcast. Defendant Oliver stated “Bob Murray, I didn’t really plan for so much of this piece to be about you, but you kind of forced my hand on that one.” Murray’s lawyers seem to be working under a loose definition of “good faith efforts” that encompasses cease-and-desist letters. Neither ceasing nor desisting “Intentionally and in obvious retaliation for this humanitarian request, Defendant Oliver boldly announced ‘[a]s we have been explicitly told to cease and desist, let us do neither of those things, and let’s talk about Bob Murray.'” How many lawsuits are able to claim that a defendant explicitly announced their intention to ignore them on national television?  Clinton conspiracy “[HBO parent Time Warner] is widely reported as a top ten donor of Hillary Clinton, as tracked by the Center for Responsive Politics at OpenSecrets.org. As a presidential candidate, Mrs. Clinton’s agenda was to ‘put a lotta coal miners and coal companies outta business.'” Murray’s lawyers have connected the dots. This one goes all the way to the top. Anti-Trump agenda  “[The defendant’s statements] advance their biases against the coal industry and theirdisdain for the coal-related policies of the Trump Administration.” What’s a controversy these days without a Donald Trump cameo? Oliver’s job description “Instead, presumably to boost ratings, line their pockets with profits and advance the show’s anti-coal agenda…” The first two items are, after all, Oliver’s job. As for the third, it seems pretty fair to say he’s not a huge fan of the industry’s practices. Public shame and disgrace “The Defamatory Statements are defamatory per se in that, on their face, they reflect upon Plaintiffs’ reputation and character in a manner that: injured Plaintiffs’ reputation and subject Plaintiffs to public hatred, ridicule, shame, or disgrace.” This would actually make a good blurb for Oliver’s show. WATCH: John Oliver proves Trump’s scandals are way worse than Clinton’s with raisins

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Jun 23

UAE warns Qatar to take neighbours' demands 'seriously'

The UAE on Friday advised Qatar to take a list of stern demands drawn up by its neighbours seriously or the diplomatic crisis in the Gulf would turn into a “divorce” with Doha. Anwar Gargash, the United Arab Emirates state minister for foreign affairs…

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