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Heisman Watch: Tua Tagovailoa, Kyler Murray in two-man race
The quest for the Heisman Trophy is now a two-horse race, and neither Tua Tagovailoa nor Kyler Murray appear to be slowing down.        
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Honey Smacks back on shelves after salmonella recall
BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — Kellogg’s Honey Smacks is returning to shelves following a voluntarily recall after salmonella infected 100 people in 33 states. The company announced on Monday the cereal will return next month in limited quantities with “a simpler, updated recipe.” The company says production was moved to a “trusted and tested Kellogg-owned facility...
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Barack Obama seems to denounce President Trump: 'Unlike some, I actually try to state facts'
Obama's trip to Nevada came just days after Trump visited. The two were focused on the competitive Senate race between Jacky Rosen and Dean Helle.        
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Top 10 cities to visit in 2019 from Copenhagen to Mexico City, according to Lonely Planet
From local destinations to cool spots around the globe, Lonely Planet rounded up the top cities to visit in 2019. Copenhagen, Denmark topped the list.        
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BMW expands recall to 1.6 million vehicles worldwide over fire risk
Automaker BMW says it is expanding a recall to cover 1.6 million vehicles worldwide due to possible fluid leaks that could result in a fire.        
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Supreme Court blocks deposition of Wilbur Ross
CNN's John Avlon reality checks the Supreme Court's decision to block a deposition of Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in a case challenging the decision to reinstate a citizenship question on the 2020 census.
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United flight turns around because aircraft is "too large"
Passengers on board a United Airlines flight had to be be turned around because their plane was too big.        
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This iceberg captured in NASA image looks like a perfect rectangle
NASA's Operation IceBridge captured an image of a tabular iceberg, which looks like a perfect rectangle, during a flight over the Antarctic.        
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Khashoggi’s body parts reportedly found in Saudi consul general’s garden
Body parts belonging to slain Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi have been found, according to a new report. The 59-year-old Washington Post columnist had been “cut up” and his face was “disfigured,” sources told Sky News. One source told the news outlet that Khashoggi’s remains were found in the garden of the Saudi consul general’s home....
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Tottenham's academy is succeeding thanks to locally sourced players
In the first of a new monthly series looking at youth football, Gavin Willacy investigates Spurs’ supply line of midfieldersBy Gavin Willacy for Playing in the ShadowsTottenham fans may have been concerned by the sight of Harry Winks playing for England in Spain last week after starting just three Premier League games his return from a long-term ankle injury. But they should be excited as there is more to come from that particular talent pool: gifted local central midfielders.Tottenham created history by being the first team in the Premier League era to not sign anyone during the summer transfer window, but there was a new face in their opening-day win at Newcastle. Luke Amos was promoted to the squad and given his first five minutes of action in the top flight. The 21-year-old tore his ACL in a reserve game against Blackburn the following week and is now out for the season. That has enabled an even younger midfielder to push himself forward. Continue reading...
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Marianne Faithfull: the muse who made it on her own terms
As the singer prepares to release her 21st album, we look back at a singular career marked by creative restlessness, personal troubles and triumphant reinventionsIf you’re looking for a study in contrasts, you could do worse than compare the two albums released this autumn with Marianne Faithfull’s name on the cover. The first is Come and Stay With Me, a collection of her 1960s singles that opens and closes with two Rolling Stones-related tracks: the Mick Jagger and Keith Richards composition As Tears Go By, and Sister Morphine, co-written by Faithfull and Jagger while their relationship was in its death throes. The second is Negative Capability, a meditation on loss, grief and loneliness recorded in Paris last winter with the Bad Seeds’ Warren Ellis and PJ Harvey collaborator Rob Ellis. It also contains a version of As Tears Go By, but there the similarities end. Thematically and sonically, it could be the work of a completely different artist to Come and Stay With Me. Given how often Faithfull’s personal life has overshadowed her music, it is worth noting the artistic distance she has travelled in her career – further than a lot of her more regularly lauded peers.There was a time when the notion of either of these albums existing would have seemed like a joke. Faithfull’s musical career was not expected to last more than 50 years, nor was it supposed to have the kind of weight that might still interest people decades on. It wasn’t supposed to have any weight to it all. Andrew Loog Oldham, the Stones’ manager who spotted her at a party and launched her career as a vocalist, dismissively described her as “an angel with big tits”. As she later recalled, she was “treated as somebody who not only can’t even sing, but doesn’t really write or anything, just something you can make into something … I was just cheesecake really, terribly depressing”. Continue reading...
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CIA Director Gina Haspel headed to Turkey amid looming questions about death of Jamal Khashoggi
CIA Director Gina Haspel is headed to Turkey amid ongoing questions about Saudi Arabia's role in the death of Jamal Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist and U.S. resident.        
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Caterpillar's forecast disappoints, shares tumble
Caterpillar Inc's opted not to increase its 2018 earnings forecast this quarter, disappointing investors on Tuesday after two straight quarters of raised expectations, but the heavy-duty equipment maker did report quarterly profit that beat market estimates.
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Prince Harry and Meghan receive royal welcome in Fiji
Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan, arrived on the island of Fiji Tuesday for the eighth day of their royal tour. Despite the wet weather, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex received a warm welcome with a traditional ceremony. Jonathan Vigliotti reports from Suva.
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Jeff Flake calls out Donald Trump, but he likes the president's policies
Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., says he is a conservative who likes conservative policy but still feels like he has to call out President Donald Trump.        
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Biting bears sink world shares to 1-year low
World shares slid towards their lowest level in a year on Tuesday, as negative drivers from fatigued earnings and Saudi Arabia's diplomatic isolation to a brewing spat over Italy's finances piled on the pressure.
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Roman Reigns gives up WWE title belt after return of leukaemia
The wrestler has stepped away from the ring to focus on fighting the disease, which had been in remissionThe wrestler Roman Reigns has announced that he is stepping away from the ring due to leukaemia.Speaking during an episode of Monday Night Raw, the 33-year-old revealed that he was first diagnosed with the disease in 2008, but had been in remission. However, he said the leukaemia has since returned, meaning that he has had to give up his universal champion title belt. Continue reading...
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Eight logical trade destinations for Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson
Patrick Peterson wants to move on from the struggling Cardinals, and there could be plenty of contenders lining up for the Pro Bowl CB's services.        
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iPhone XR review roundup: cheaper and brighter with longer battery life
Early consensus from tech press is £750 iPhone XR is in many ways better than the £999 iPhone XSThe first wave of verdicts from select reviewers given early access to Apple’s latest iPhone XR are here, and if their thoughts are any indication of what to expect, cheaper means better.The £999 iPhone XS and £1,099 XS Max were and brilliant in many ways, but were a little on the expensive side. But the iPhone XR costs £749, has the same processor, same Face ID and same look as the £250 more expensive models, with a 6.1in LCD screen instead of a 5.8in or 6.5in OLED screen. Continue reading...
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Harley-Davidson U.S. motorcycle sales continue to plunge, but profit jumps
Given a lift from improved international sales, Harley-Davidson reported higher earnings. But Harley's U.S. motorcycle sales continued to plunge.        
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There Is No Easy Way for Trump to Stop the Latest Caravan
President Donald Trump is fuming over a U.S.-bound migrant caravan. Over the course of the past week, he’s posted 15 tweets about the caravan, estimated to consist of as many as 7,000 people, that left from San Pedro Sula, Honduras, earlier this month and has been growing along the way. Trump has placed blame on Democrats, threatened to cut aid to Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador, and urged an overhaul of the nation’s immigration laws despite Congress being out of session.He called the caravan an “assault on our country” at a rally Monday night in Houston and said the “Democrats had something to do with” it. Earlier in the day, Trump had pledged to cut off or “substantially” reduce foreign aid to the Northern Triangle countries.“They’re paid a lot of money every year. We give them foreign aid. They did nothing for us, nothing. They did nothing for us,” he told reporters, adding, “We have been giving so much money to so many different countries for so long and it’s not fair and it’s not good. Then when we asked them to keep their people in their country, they’re unable to do it.”[Read: Trump’s Closing Argument]Trump’s calls to action on immigration aren’t new. He campaigned on the issue in 2016 and has continued to push for his border wall since taking office. But it’s moments such as these, when images of thousands of migrants are broadcast across networks, that spark the president’s outrage and produce reactions that are highly problematic. Witness what happened in April, the last time a caravan from Latin America was headed north and the Trump administration implemented a policy called “zero tolerance” in hopes of deterring people from journeying to the southern border. Events since then have shown that this approach lacked nuance, triggered national and international outrage, and fell far short of addressing the deep-rooted problems that are causing people to migrate.“I think the idea from the Trump administration that you can somehow just stop people from coming by either threatening to cut off the aid—which basically goes to the government, not to the people that are fleeing—or by believing you can close off borders is not going to really address why people are very willing to get up from one day to the next, it seems, and travel north with the hope for a better life,” said Maureen Meyer, the director for Mexico and migrant rights at the Washington Office on Latin America, an advocacy organization.A key aspect of the “zero tolerance” policy that greeted the April caravan’s arrival called for the prosecution of adults crossing the border illegally. After pleading guilty to illegal entry—which is a misdemeanor—migrants were sentenced to time served and, later, processed for deportation. But this was the problem: “Criminalizing” border crossing necessitated family separation—because children by law couldn’t be kept in federal jail.[Read: Trumpism, Realized]Attorney General Jeff Sessions described the situation at the time as “a crisis … that necessitates an escalated effort to prosecute those who choose to illegally cross our border.” Trump, under intense political pressure, eventually ended the policy, which had led to roughly 2,000 separated families, through an executive order in June. But even “zero tolerance” and family separation haven’t stemmed the flow of migrants from El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala.After prosecuting those illegally crossing the border, Sessions sought in June to make it much harder for migrants to be granted asylum: He reversed an immigration-appeals-court ruling and said that domestic abuse and gang violence no longer qualified as grounds for asylum. The ruling immediately undercut the claims of many migrants from Latin America, where gang violence is endemic. The administration has also recently been floating a number of possible new policies aimed at deterring migrants, one of which would include forcing parents who cross the border illegally with their children to give them up to foster care or be detained together, according to media reports.The goal is clear: to discourage migrants from coming to the United States. Former President Barack Obama also tried to stem the flow of immigrants journeying to the U.S.-Mexico border with threats of detention. He, too, discovered that deterrence policies usually fail in the face of economic distress and violence.To that end, in 2016, then–Secretary of State John Kerry announced a plan that, with the help of the United Nations, would identify people eligible for refugee status in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras. Those who were fleeing imminent danger would be placed in Costa Rica for processing. The administration also expanded the Central American minors program to include siblings, parents, and caregivers accompanying minors.“It was limited in scope but it’s certainly tried to create legal ways for a small but growing population of people that were in dire need of protection,” Meyer said, noting that it wasn’t a long-term solution.The Trump administration ended the program in August 2017.The problem facing the administration is that many of the migrants arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border are from El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala and seeking asylum, which calls at a minimum for a “credible fear” interview. If officials determine that a migrant’s credible-fear claims are valid, they can have him or her stay in ICE custody until their hearings, where a judge will ultimately make the final decision on their claim, or be released until their hearing date, which can take months, if not years, given backlogs in the immigration courts. (The United States is obligated, under the Refugee Act of 1980, to offer protection to those who qualify as refugees, including asylum seekers.)“This population is not trying to evade capture at the border,” said John Sandweg, who served as a counselor to then-Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano and as the acting director of ICE from 2013 to 2014. “These people are surrendering when they cross the border.” This is a stark difference from pre-2014, when largely Mexican nationals were trying to evade U.S. officials when crossing the border, Sandweg noted.Now that the Trump administration is no longer separating migrant children from their parents, it has run headlong into another legal impediment: a 1997 consent decree known as the Flores agreement, which says that children cannot be kept in immigration detention for longer than 20 days. Administration officials have taken steps to withdraw from the agreement without effect.So for now, they have no choice but to release families seeking asylum before the 20 days have run out, leaving migrants waiting for their hearing dates stuck in Arizona and other locales along the border with a process Trump loathes and has denigrated as “catch and release.”What is the Trump administration to do? One solution requires quickly and vastly expanding the immigration courts, so asylum hearings can be held in days or weeks, doing away with the need to release families waiting for their hearing dates. Sessions has been hiring immigration judges and plans to add at least 75 more this fall, which could speed up the process. But far more judges would have to be brought on to effectively end “catch and release.”[Read: Sessions Is Transforming the Immigration Courts]The administration is also reportedly considering ways to deport people more quickly and extend the use of ankle monitors, which have been used to track immigrants awaiting their hearings. Sandweg agrees that deportation might work as a deterrent, but that, too, requires time and resources.Immigrant advocates have meanwhile argued for the continued aid to the Northern Triangle countries and fair hearings for immigrants seeking asylum that would allow them to cite fears of gang and domestic violence. The conservative Heritage Foundation, for one, has warned about the consequences of cutting aid to Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador.The latest caravan is not expected to arrive to the U.S. until after the November election, and it’s likely to dwindle in size as it makes its way through Mexico. The president, who has used fear of undocumented immigration as a potent means of energizing his conservative base, will need to confront how to address those migrants. “There is,” Sandweg said, “no immediate solution.”
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Tara Reid’s new movie will be dedicated to her late mother
Reid's mother Donna passed away on Saturday.
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Penn Badgley talks Baha’i faith and religious discrimination
The religion now has an estimated 7 million adherents around the world.
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Lonely Planet picks the top travel destinations for 2019
Lonely Planet names the top 10 cities, countries, regions and best value destinations to visit in the year ahead.        
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People are pooping plastic and pollution might be to blame, pilot study suggests
Microplastics were found in stool samples of every participant in a study presented this week at a global gastroenterology conference.        
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Erdogan: 'Savage' Khashoggi killing was planned
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday there were strong signs Jamal Khashoggi's "savage" killing was planned and attempts to blame it on intelligence operatives - Riyadh has suggested it was a rogue operation -- "will not satisfy us". Emily Wither reports from Istanbul.
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Taiwan train crash driver disabled speed controls
Eighteen people died when a passenger train derailed - Taiwan's worst rail accident in decades.
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Starbucks opens its first US sign language store
How do you say "frappuccino" in American Sign Language?
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States legalizing weed see increase in car crashes
A new study suggests that states with legalized marijuana have seen a rise in reports of car accidents and collision insurance claims. A report released by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety found that Colorado, Nevada, Oregon and Washington saw a rise in these incidents. There is no commonly accepted way for police to test...
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Thousands of children with Send excluded from schools
Pupils with special educational needs are denied opportunities because of ‘broken’ system, experts sayThousands of children with special educational needs and disabilities (Send) are waiting for a school place or are being educated at home, while many more are excluded, prompting fears that schools in England are becoming less inclusive.According to Guardian analysis of Department for Education statistics, just under 4,500 pupils with statutory rights to special needs support were either awaiting suitable provision or were being home-schooled at the start of the year. Continue reading...
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Lakers coach Luke Walton sounds off on inconsistent officiating after OT loss
Walton began postgame conference by expressing frustration that Lakers were not drawing fouls despite scoring a high volume of points in the paint.        
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Seashaken Houses: the stark loneliness of lighthouses – in pictures
Tom Nancollas introduces images of the desolate coastal structures that have inspired authors from Robert Louis Stevenson to Virginia WoolfFeature: Storms and solitude - the literature of lighthouses Continue reading...
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Storms and solitude: the literature of lighthouses
They have exerted a hypnotic pull on writers for generations, from Robert Louis Stevenson, who came from a dynasty of lighthouse builders, to Virginia Woolf, whose family returned every year to a house overlooking a Cornish beaconGallery: the stark loneliness of lighthouses – in picturesEarly in the 1870s, a lighthouse was under construction on the Torran Rocks, deadly hazards to shipping off the west coast of Scotland. Masons carved ragged granite into smooth, interlocking blocks and built them upwards with the help of a steam-crane. Even 14 miles offshore, the building site was as methodical as any on land. To the young Robert Louis Stevenson, who was watching the operations while the sea roared at the rocks beneath, the deed was profoundly impressive.We know Stevenson today for writing Treasure Island, Kidnapped and The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. Yet, somewhat unexpectedly, this celebrated literary figure started out as a trainee lighthouse engineer. Continue reading...
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Who's at the Saudi conference and who's staying away
Saudi Arabia's investment conference, also known as "Davos in the desert," drew thousands of executives, investors and officials on Tuesday despite an exodus of the biggest names following the death of Jamal Khashoggi.
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LeBron is clutch then chokes and Lakers’ winless start is insane
LOS ANGELES — LeBron James hit the tying 3-pointer late in regulation. He led a Lakers lineup of three second-year pros and a rookie making his NBA debut to a 142-136 lead with 55 seconds left overtime. James was then reminded in spectacular fashion that nothing will be easy in this West Coast chapter of...
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Man accused of groping woman on flight: Trump 'says it's OK to grab' women's private parts
Bruce Alexander, 49, cited President Trump as he was being arrested after Southwest Flight 5421 landed in Albuquerque, according to an affadavit.        
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World's oldest intact shipwreck discovered at the bottom of the Black Sea
The Black Sea Maritime Archaeology project says it found the wreck off the Bulgarian coast at a depth of 1.2 miles in oxygen-free conditions that preserved its components.        
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Evidence Shows Khashoggi Was 'Brutally Murdered,' Turkish President Erdogan Says
Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was "brutally murdered" as part of a meticulous plan, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Tuesday.
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Uber to introduce clean air fee to all London rides
Ride-hailing app to charge extra 15p per mile to help drivers pay for electric carsUber will charge its customers in London an extra 15p per mile on every trip to help its drivers buy electric cars.The ride-hailing app hopes to create a £200m fund from the levy to encourage almost half of its 45,000 drivers to use fully electric vehicles by 2021. The firm hopes its London fleet will be fully electric by 2025. Continue reading...
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Turkey's president calls Jamal Khashoggi's death "savage"
The Turkish president directly contradicted Saudi Arabia's official version of events that Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi died accidentally after getting into a fight inside the consulate. Holly Williams reports.
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Jolyon Palmer column: Why is Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel making so many mistakes?
In his latest column, former Renault driver Jolyon Palmer looks into why Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel is making so many mistakes.
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Trump uses migrant caravan to rally Texas base for Ted Cruz
On the first day of early voting in Texas, President Trump used the migrant caravan to rally his political base in Houston. The president campaigned for Republican Sen. Ted Cruz, his bitter rival in the 2016 GOP presidential race. Nancy Cordes reports.
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Dyson vacuum cleaner company to build electric vehicle factory in Singapore
British vacuum cleaner maker Dyson is taking another step toward making an electric vehicle with plans to build an automotive factory in Singapore.        
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Jamal Khashoggi: Erdoğan rejects Saudi account of killing
Turkish president calls for ‘highest ranked’ of those responsible to face justice The Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, has publicly torn down Saudi claims that the dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi died in a fight in its Istanbul consulate, making fresh allegations that his death was a premeditated murder and calling for an independent investigation in Turkey.In the hotly anticipated address at the Turkish parliament in Ankara, in which the president had promised to reveal the “naked truth” about what happened to Khashoggi, Erdoğan said he was not satisfied with Riyadh’s version of events of what happened and called for the “highest ranked” of those responsible to be brought to justice. Continue reading...
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Caroline Wozniacki v Petra Kvitova: WTA Finals – live!
WTA Finals updates from the match in SingaporeStephens beats Osaka in battle of US Open championsFeel free to email Jacob or tweet @JacobSteinberg 12.20pm BST These two have met 13 times. Petra Kvitova leads the head-to-head 8-5. She’s also won their last four matches. 11.11am BST Hello. “Life makes me happy,” Petra Kvitova said after her comprehensive defeat to Elina Svitolina in her opening match at the WTA Finals. It was a positive message from the two-time Wimbledon champion and maintaining that kind of mentality should help her in her quest to bounce back against Caroline Wozniacki today. Delivered from another athlete, that quote might have sounded like loser talk. But given that Kvitova is fortunate merely to be alive after suffering terrible injuries to her left hand during a knife attack in her home in December 2016, it isn’t hard to understand her reactions after losing a tennis match. From the Czech’s perspective, simply making it to the season’s finale is a victory on its own.Given that she’s in Singapore, though, Kvitova might as well do all she can to make her stay last as long as possible. But this is a tricky assignment. Wozniacki, who also needs to kickstart her tournament after losing her opener to Karolina Pliskova, has also demonstrated resolve during her career. The Dane was once mocked for being a world No1 without a grand slam. Yet Wozniacki had the last laugh when she beat Simona Halep in this year’s Australian Open final and she can also draw on the experience of winning this tournament last year. She might have the edge, especially on a court that’s been playing quite slowly. Continue reading...
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Turkey demands to know who ordered 'savage' Khashoggi killing
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday dismissed attempts by Riyadh to blame Jamal Khashoggi's "savage" killing on rogue operatives, saying the person who ordered the death of the prominent Saudi journalist must "be brought to account".
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Whitbread to expand Premier Inn portfolio in Germany after Costa sale
Like-for-like sales at hotel chain almost ground to a halt in six months to 30 AugustPremier Inn’s owner, Whitbread, is planning a major push into the German hotels market after the sale of its Costa Coffee business to Coca-Cola.Alison Brittain, Whitbread’s chief executive, said the company would plough some of the proceeds from the agreed £3.9bn sale into expanding its hotels business but a “significant proportion” of the money would be returned to shareholders. Continue reading...
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UPDATE 2-Saudi signs deals worth $50 bln in oil, gas and infrastructure
Saudi Arabia signed deals worth more than $50 billion in oil, gas, infrastructure and other sectors at an investment conference in Riyadh on Tuesday, officials there said.
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