Federer and Cilic through to men’s Wimbledon final
15 July 2017 | 4:00 am
Roger Federer cruises past Tomas Berdych to book a place in the Wimbledon final against Marin Cilic, with the Croat defeating American Sam Querrey.
15 Apr 2021
The 9/11 era could finally be drawing to a close. This week, US President Joe Biden said the US would fully pull out of Afghanistan by this coming September 11, a highly symbolic date for America. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the terror attacks that were coordinated from Afghanistan.
19 Apr 2021
Artists including Nicky Jam, Anitta, Carlos Vives and many more are back on a white carpet for the Latin American Music Awards ceremony held near Miami, Florida.
24 Apr 2021
US President Joe Biden announces that the US has hit 200 million vaccine shots in his first 92 days in office and that all Americans aged 16 and above will be eligible for a vaccine as of Monday.
28 Apr 2021
The US president is set to unveil another historic spending plan aimed at addressing wealth inequality. Proposed tax hikes will likely face tough opposition from Republicans.
19 May 2021
After 11 years of learning and finishing a formal 5-year training programme, 31-year-old US national Jake Pinnick finally became a rare foreign coach teaching Kung Fu, Tai Chi and Daoism at a traditional Daoist Kung Fu Academy in Wudang, as filmed on Saturday.
28 May 2021
The United States is preparing to remember the Tulsa race massacre. It was 100 years ago when a White mob set fire to the town and bombed a prosperous Black neighbourhood from the air in Tulsa, Oklahoma, killing an estimated 300 Black men, women and children. There are a few survivors left but they appeared before the US Congress this week. We take a closer look.
5 Jun 2021
An American climber, Arthur Muir, 75, became the oldest American to climb the world’s highest peak, breaking the record of climber Bill Burke who reached the summit at 67 in 2009.
27 Jun 2021
The 23-year-old tennis champion is skipping the Grand Slam event to spend time with her family and friends. Fans have praised her for advocating for mental health at work.
27 Jun 2021
The United States federal government will investigate its past oversight of Indian boarding schools and work to "uncover the truth about the loss of human life and the lasting consequences.''
3 Jul 2021
Since the United States was placed on the European Union's green list in mid-June, American tourists have been making a timid return to Paris after almost a year and a half of absence. With more than 4 million tourists visiting France each year before the health crisis, Americans rank 9th among countries of origin.
9 Jul 2021
Zaila Avant-garde, 14, became the first African American to win the 90-year-old Scripps National Spelling Bee on Thursday by correctly spelling 'Murraya,' a genus of plants, staying cool after a near miss with a botanical word in a previous round.
3 hours ago
Official results have yet to be announced, but the two leading candidates are running neck and neck in results tallied by local media. Disappointingly, Tuesday's election witnessed a low voter turnout compared with 2017.
4 hours ago
A deadly fire at Cuba's main oil terminal Matanzas is still burning days after one of its gas tanks was struck by lightning. Mexico and Venezuela have deployed teams to help contain the blaze.
5 hours ago
Footage circulating on social media shows black smoke rising in the area of a Russian military air base in Crimea. Meanwhile, Russian oil transit has been reportedly halted to three EU countries.
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Serena Williams delivered an impressive physical performance in challenging conditions to return to winning ways at the Toronto Open on Monday and then said she can see the light at the end of the tennis tunnel in her career. Williams was forced to dig deep during her 6-3 6-4 first-round victory over Spain's Nuria Parrizas Diaz that saw the two women exchange blasts from the baseline in sweltering conditions on a hot and humid centre court.
6 hours ago
The leaders of Estonia and Finland have called for European nations to stop issuing tourist visas to Russians. Both nations are being used as a route for Russian tourists seeking to skirt an EU ban on air travel.
6 hours ago
Stacks of hairy yams line a market in Ibadan, Nigeria, where traders haggle over quality and price before loading them into cars for the last mile to consumers. Nearby, a man navigates heavy traffic with a hand cart piled high with the tubers. Yams - pounded into paste, ground into flour, boiled or fried – provide sustenance and livelihoods across West Africa.