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Osaka bashes through to third round

Tennis – Australian Open – Second Round – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, January 17, 2019. Japan’s Naomi Osaka in action during the match against Slovenia’s Tamara Zidansek. REUTERS/Edgar Su MELBOURNE (Reuters) – U.S. Open champion Naomi Osaka eased through to the third round of the Australian Open on Thursday with a dominant 6-2 6-4 win […]

Money

UPDATE 1-Experian 3rd-qtr revenue rises 5 pct on North America boost

(Adds details on results, background) Jan 17 (Reuters) – Experian Plc reported a 5 percent rise in third-quarter revenue on Thursday, as more banks and businesses in North America hired the world’s biggest credit data company. Revenue growth was lower compared to an 8 percent rise in the year-earlier quarter, as revenue from Latin America […]

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LTA keen to work with Murray to develop British tennis

Tennis – Australian Open – First Round – Melbourne Arena, Melbourne, Australia, January 14, 2019. Britain’s Andy Murray reacts during the match against Spain’s Roberto Bautista Agut. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson (Reuters) – Britain’s Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) is keen on working with Andy Murray, when the Scot calls time on his career, to transform and develop […]

World

Australia’s blistering heat set records for December: weather bureau

A koala grooms itself near a sprinkler during a heatwave in Springfield’s Carrick Hill, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia in this still image taken from social media video January 15, 2019. Catherine Lawless via REUTERS MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Australia reported its hottest day on record for December and it was also the warmest December ever, during […]

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China stocks end lower as investors brace for weaker GDP

* SSEC lower by 0.4 pct; CSI300 down 0.6 pct * GDP growth to slow to 6.3 in 2019: Reuters poll * Chinese premier warns of economic headwinds HONG KONG, Jan 17 (Reuters) – China stocks ended weaker on Thursday amid mounting signs of sluggish economic growth and as Chinese Premier Li Keqaing forecast a […]

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Nishikori has another great escape to reach third round

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Kei Nishikori made another great escape at the Australian Open on Thursday, surviving a second five-set battle and 59 aces from Ivo Karlovic to squeeze into the third round. Tennis – Australian Open – Second Round – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, January 17, 2019. Japan’s Kei Nishikori celebrates winning the match against […]

UK

Conservative party chairman says UK cannot stay in EU customs union

Brandon Lewis arrives in Downing Street, London, Britain, December 18, 2018. REUTERS/Hannah McKay LONDON (Reuters) – Britain cannot stay in the current customs union with the European Union because striking international trade deals after Brexit is a priority, the chairman of Theresa May’s Conservative party said on Thursday. Brandon Lewis said meetings would be held […]

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Divided and riven by crisis, UK searches for Brexit ‘plan B’

LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Theresa May will on Thursday try to break the impasse in Britain’s political elite over how to leave the European Union by searching for a last-minute exit deal though there was so far little sign of compromise. Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May makes a statement following winning a confidence vote, […]

World

Israeli student killed in ‘horrendous attack’ in Australia – police

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – An Israeli woman who was killed in the Australian city of Melbourne had been on the telephone to her sister when she was followed from public transport and attacked close to the university where she was studying, police said on Thursday. The body of Aiia Maasarwe, 21, was found by passers-by early […]

Money

UPDATE 1-Oil firm Aker BP to hike dividend and spending in 2019

(Adds analyst, detail) By Gwladys Fouche and Ole Petter Skonnord OSLO, Jan 17 (Reuters) – Norway’s Aker BP will increase its dividend payments between now and 2023 and step up its investment spending in developing offshore oil and gas fields next year, the independent oil company said on Thursday. The result of a 2016 merger […]

World

Mysterious naked holy men a huge draw at India’s Kumbh Mela

PRAYAGRAJ, India (Reuters) – Ash-smeared and dreadlocked Naga sadhus or Hindu ascetics, naked except for rosary beads and garlands and smoking wooden pipes, are a huge draw at the world’s largest religious festival that began this week in India. Devotees pray after taking a holy dip at Sangam, the confluence of the Ganges, Yamuna and […]

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China calls proposed U.S. legislation against Huawei, ZTE ‘hysteria’

FILE PHOTO: Attendees pass by a Huawei booth during the 2019 CES in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S., Jan. 9, 2019. REUTERS/Steve Marcus/File Photo BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s Foreign Ministry said on Thursday that proposed U.S. legislation targeting Huawei, ZTE and other Chinese telecommunications equipment companies was due to “hysteria”, and urged U.S. lawmakers to stop […]

UK

Tell us what you want, German conservative Weber urges London

Christian Social Union (CSU) party top candidate for the European Parliament election Manfred Weber gives statement at the strategy meeting of Germany’s governing Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party in Potsdam, Germany, January 14, 2019. REUTERS/Axel Schmidt BERLIN (Reuters) – Delaying a March 29 deadline for Britain’s planned exit from the European Union only makes sense […]

World

Australia expands Pacific labour scheme to win influence in region

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Fijians will be allowed to work in Australia for up to three years, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Thursday, as Canberra expands a regional labour scheme in a bid to win favour with its neighbours amid rising competition from China. Prime Minister of Australia Scott Morrison reacts during the APEC CEO […]

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Raonic overcomes Wawrinka in pulsating four-setter

Tennis – Australian Open – Second Round – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, January 17, 2019. Canada’s Milos Raonic celebrates after winning the match against Switzerland’s Stan Wawrinka. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Milos Raonic served his way into the third round of the Australian Open on Thursday with a pulsating 6-7(4) 7-6(6) 7-6(11) 7-6(5) victory […]

World

Italy PM says alternative project on high-speed train not on the table

Italy’s Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte attends a news conference regarding the return of former leftist guerrilla Cesare Battisti, in Rome, Italy, January 14, 2019. REUTERS/Remo Casilli MILAN (Reuters) – A cheaper alternative project for a high-speed rail link between Italy and France “is not on the table”, Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said in an […]

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Divers locate one body in flooded Indian mine after 35 days

Divers use a pulley to enter a coal mine that collapsed in Ksan, in Meghalaya, December 29, 2018. REUTERS/Anuwar Hazarika/Files GUWAHATI, India (Reuters) – Indian navy divers found the body of one of 15 miners who went missing in a flooded coal mine in a remote corner of the country more than a month ago, […]

Sports

Tennis – Osaka bashes through to third round

Tennis – Australian Open – Second Round – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, January 17, 2019. Japan’s Naomi Osaka in action during the match against Slovenia’s Tamara Zidansek. REUTERS/Edgar Su MELBOURNE (Reuters) – U.S. Open champion Naomi Osaka eased through to the third round of the Australian Open on Thursday with a dominant 6-2 6-4 win […]

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Trump’s new missile defence strategy eyes space-based sensors

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump is due to unveil a revamped U.S. missile defence strategy on Thursday that looks at ways to boost America’s security, including by possibly deploying a new layer of space-based sensors to detect and track enemy missiles. FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to reporters before he meets […]

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Zimbabwe doctors’ group says 68 treated for gunshot wounds after protests

FILE PHOTO: Protesters stand behind a burning barricade during protests on a road leading to Harare, Zimbabwe, January 15, 2019. REUTERS/Philimon Bulawayo/File Photo HARARE (Reuters) – Sixty-eight Zimbabweans have been treated for gunshot wounds, 17 of whom underwent emergency surgery, after violent protests this week triggered by a steep rise in fuel prices, a doctors’ […]