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Serena to face Halep after 700th match win

Serena Williams marked another milestone, punching her semi-final ticket at the Miami Masters with her 700th career match win, a 7-6 (7/4), 1-6, 6-3 triumph over Sabine Lisicki....  more ...

Prince Harry to embed with Australian army from Monday

Prince Harry will begin a month-long attachment with the Australian Army on Monday, officials said, spending time on bush patrols, working with an indigenous regiment and possibly flying helicopters....  more ...

At least 54 dead in trawler sinking off Russia’s Far East: media

At least 54 sailors have died and 15 others are still missing after a trawler with 132 people on board sank in the Sea of Okhotsk in Russia's Far East, Russian media said....  more ...

Iran says ‘seize the moment’ as talks hit final stretch

Rollercoaster talks with Iran stretched deep into the early hours of Thursday as the country's foreign minister told world powers to "seize the moment" to clinch a ground-breaking deal with Tehran to curtail its nuclear programme....  more ...

Four dead, 16 hurt in fiery blast at Mexico oil rig

An explosion and a fire erupted on an offshore oil platform operated by Mexico's Pemex on Wednesday, killing at least four workers, injuring 16 and forcing 300 to be evacuated....  more ...

Nigeria’s Buhari vows action on Boko Haram, graft after election win

President-elect Muhammadu Buhari vowed to rid Nigeria of the "terror" of Boko Haram after his historic election victory marking the first democratic transfer of power in Africa's most populous nation....  more ...

Ex-All black Gibson to replace Cheika as Waratahs coach in 2016

Former All Black Daryl Gibson will replace Michael Cheika as the New South Wales Waratahs head coach for the next three Super Rugby seasons, the club said on Thursday....  more ...

Petrobras shares rise after deal with Chinese bank

Share prices for Brazilian state-owned oil giant Petrobras soared after it announced it had signed an agreement to obtain $3.5 billion in funding from the China Development Bank (CDB)....  more ...

ECB raises Greek banks’ emergency funding by 700 mn euros

The European Central Bank further increased the maximum Emergency Liquidity Assistance that Greek banks can obtain by 700 million euros, a banking source said....  more ...

Ko eyes major breakthrough at LPGA Mission Hills

Lydia Ko, at 17 already the youngest golfer ever to reach number one in the world, will try to add a first major championship to her sparkling resume this week at the LPGA's ANA Inspiration....  more ...

Avril Lavigne feared ‘dying’ from Lyme disease

Rocker Avril Lavigne has revealed that she was bedridden for five months due to Lyme disease and felt she was dying....  more ...

Questions persist about sexual effects of baldness drug

A review of 34 clinical trials on a popular drug to treat hair loss in men found that none of the studies adequately reported on sexual side effects, researchers said....  more ...

Irish punt jeopardises All Black’s World Cup chance

Rising All Blacks star Charles Piutau may have sold his World Cup berth for NZ$1.0 million (US$745,000) with coach Steve Hansen indicating he could be on the outer for accepting a lucrative European deal....  more ...

Murray rallies to reach Miami semi-finals

World number four Andy Murray booked his semi-final berth at the Miami Masters on Wednesday, rallying for a 3-6, 6-4, 6-1 win over Austrian Dominic Thiem....  more ...