Record breaking 23rd Slam feels ‘great’ says Williams
29 January 2017 | 11:30 am
Newly crowned world number one tennis player Serena Williams says on Sunday her record 23rd grand slam title feels 'great'.
17 Jan 2022
Defending Australian Open champion Naomi Osaka called the Novak Djokovic saga "unfortunate" and "sad" Saturday as players complained the scandal was overshadowing the opening Grand Slam of the year.
28 Jan 2022
We focus on Poland after the death of a pregnant woman who was denied an abortion despite losing her twins. Her death has sparked anger over the country's draconian anti-abortion laws. Also, the Australian Open will host an all-Aussie men's doubles final for the first time in 40 years. Finally, Beijing Winter Olympics organisers warn against hugs and handshakes in a bid to promote social distancing at the upcoming Game
8 Mar 2022
Four months after 97-year-old amateur Leonid Stanislavskyi's dreams came true when he played with 21-times Grand Slam champion Rafa Nadal, the Ukrainian is enduring his worst nightmare in Kharkiv as Russian forces bomb the city.
14 Jul 2022
The cost of climate adaptation for some African nations could be more than five times the amount they currently spend on healthcare. A report by the development agency Tearfund looked at 11 countries on the continent as poorer nations struggle to respond to the climate emergency. Meanwhile, young people in Kenya are feeling little motivation to vote ahead of elections in August, and tennis star Ons Jabeur returns home to Tunisia to a cheering crowd.
10 Aug 2022
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.
15 Aug 2022
Spaniard Rafa Nadal said Sunday that he hopes to return from an abdominal injury this week in the Cincinnati Open after not playing for more than a month.
30 Aug 2022
It's rare that a world number one and defending champion is the warm-up act at the U.S. Open but that was the case on Monday (August 29) as Daniil Medvedev played second fiddle to Serena Williams, who takes to the court later having hinted the match could be her last.
10 Sep 2022
We look at deadly unrest in Iraq after the resignation of a prominent Shiite cleric. It comes months after failure to form a government following elections. Also, we look at the Paul Pogba scandal that could overshadow France's preparation for the World Cup. As Serena Williams begins her last grand slam before retirement, Time Magazine looks back at her legacy for women's sports. Finally, a man sets a new record for the longest paddle in a pumpkin!
5 Sep 2022
Serena Williams lost in the third round of the US Open to Ajla Tomljanovic of Australia on Friday. The match is expected to be the 23-time Grand Slam champion’s final tournament.
14 Nov 2022
One of the challenges faced by children living in poor communities is the lack of opportunities. A tennis program once started by former tennis champion Joseph Oyebog in a Douala suburb is giving kids a chance to pursue a sport they would otherwise have no access to.
8 Dec 2022
Since at least 2013, the Nigerian Army has run a secret, systematic and illegal abortion programme in the country’s northeast, terminating at least 10,000 pregnancies among women and girls, many of whom had been kidnapped and raped by Islamist militants, according to dozens of witness accounts and documentation reviewed by Reuters.
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Grammy-winning artist Usher will headline the halftime show at the 2024 Super Bowl in Las Vegas, Nevada, the National Football League (NFL), Apple Music and label Roc Nation announced on Sunday. The 58th Super Bowl is scheduled to take place at Las Vegas' Allegiant Stadium on Feb. 11, 2024.
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Philippines and Chinese vessels face off in the South China Sea, marking the latest in a series of confrontations over competing territorial claims in the important maritime passageway.
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The White House is warning of severe economic consequences if Congress fails to pass a funding bill by an October 1 deadline. Far-right House Republicans are demanding deep spending cuts that are almost certain to be rejected by the Democratic-controlled Senate. Also in this edition: France asks its energy firms to sell fuel at cost, and Germany looks to semiconductor production to revive its flagging industrial sector.
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A year ago, Giorgia Meloni's radical right-wing Brothers of Italy party was the biggest winner in Italian parliamentary elections. What has she achieved in her first year in office?
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The French president said military cooperation with the West African nation would end and France's soldiers stationed there would return home by the end of the year.
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The UN chief has called it an epidemic of coups. In Africa, since 2020, military officers have seized power, or attempted to do so, in numerous sub-Saharan countries. Just in the last two and a half months, soldiers in Gabon announced a takeover of power, while in Niger, members of the presidential guard detained President Mohamed Bazoum and announced that they were seizing power.