Russia’s Svetlana Kuznetsova produced another extraordinary comeback to win her second straight match at the WTA Finals on Wednesday, sealing a place in the semi-finals. Just two days after she saved a match point to defeat the defending champion Agnieszka Radwanska, Kuznetsova again rallied back from the brink to beat US Open finalist Karolina Pliskova 3-6 6-2 7-6 (8-6) in a heart-stopper at Singapore’s Indoor Stadium. Kuznetsova still has another round-robin match to play on Friday against Garbine Muguruza but is already assured of finishing top of the White Group standings after Muguruza was beaten 7-6 (7-1) 6-3 by Radwanska in Wednesday’s late match.>>> »
By Sami Yousafzai ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistani authorities on Wednesday arrested the green-eyed Afghan woman who became a symbol of her country's wars 30 years ago when her photo as a girl appeared on the cover of National Geographic magazine, her family said. Sharbat Gula, who grew up in a
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SANDY, Utah (AP) — Utah police were investigating Wednesday how a 14-year-old got a gun allegedly used to critically wound another teenager after an argument near a middle school, a district spokesman said.
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States abstained for the first time in 25 years Wednesday on a U.N. resolution condemning America's economic embargo against Cuba, a measure it had always vehemently opposed.
BRUSSELS (AP) — Russia on Wednesday withdrew a request to refuel a fleet of Russian warships in Spain, as Britain and NATO allies piled pressure on Madrid over concerns that the ships could be used to ramp up air attacks in Syria.
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi forces moved more than 1,000 people out of villages near Mosul that were recently retaken from the Islamic State group for their safety, officials said Wednesday, as witnesses and Iraqi commanders said the militants have driven hundreds of civilians into the city, using them as human
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By Steve Holland and Susan Heavey WASHINGTON (Reuters) - With two weeks to go until the U.S. election, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump touted his newest hotel venture on Wednesday, citing it as an example of his business success and ability to "get things done" for the American
Opponents of Venezuela's leftist President Nicolas Maduro staged mass street rallies Wednesday as he held a crisis security meeting, resisting their efforts to drive him from power. Tens of thousands of opposition supporters began to gather at points around Caracas in the morning and said they planned
WASHINGTON (AP) — While the world was watching America's gay rights transformation, the Obama administration was pursuing a quieter mission to export the same freedoms overseas to places like sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America and eastern Europe.
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Masses of protesters jammed the streets of Venezuela's capital on Wednesday on the heels of a move by congress to open a political trial against President Nicolas Maduro, whose allies have blocked moves for a recall election.
BAHARKA CAMP, Iraq (AP) — Reports about the battle for Mosul play on the TV set in the makeshift barber shop where Faris Khatham cuts hair, but sometimes the news is so overwhelming that he has to change the channel to a sports program.
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani authorities have set a date for the execution of a man diagnosed with schizophrenia after the country's highest court rejected his final appeal on the ground that his disease does not qualify as a mental disorder, a defense lawyer said Wednesday.
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By Matthias Blamont CALAIS, France (Reuters) - French authorities said on Wednesday they had finished clearing the "Jungle", a squalid shantytown outside Calais built by migrants who had hoped to make the passage to Britain but whose last inhabitants are now mostly dispersed around France.
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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A judge overseeing the trial of seven defendants who took over a federal wildlife refuge in Oregon dismissed a juror on Wednesday after questions arose about his impartiality.
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PITTSBURGH (AP) — A former judge's regret could lead to the early release of a drug kingpin whose case became well-known because of its connection to an organ transplant that saved Pennsylvania's ailing governor in 1993.
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Allies of Hillary Clinton felt threatened by the power of Sen. Bernie Sanders' candidacy and wondered about getting some signal of support from President Barack Obama in the heat of the Democratic primaries, according to the latest emails in a hacked trove from Clinton campaign
World stock markets mostly retreated Wednesday, dragged lower by mining shares and oil prices, while Apple weighed on Wall Street, traders said. After declines for the bulk of Asia's stock markets, Europe's top indices closed down, as dealers also digested a slew of company earnings reports
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