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  • US military conducts airstrike against ISIS near Mosul Dam in Iraq 7 minutes ago

    Washington: US military officials said that an airstrike against Islamic State militants in Iraq has damaged or destroyed 16 armed vehicles near the Mosul Dam. In a statement on Tuesday evening from US Central Command, officials said an airstrike conducted on Monday in northern Iraq involved fighters and attack aircraft. By Central...
  • Six militants killed in US Somalia strike 8 hours 46 minutes ago

    Mogadishu: Al-Shabab's top leader was in one of two vehicles hit on Monday night by a US military strike, a member of the Somali Islamic extremist group said on Tuesday. The rebel commander would not say whether Ahmed Abdi Godane, the group's leader, was among the six militants killed. The two...
  • Azarenka beats Krunic to reach US Open quarter-finals 19 hours 44 minutes ago

    Trailing against a woman trying to become the first qualifier in the US Open quarter-finals since 1981, Victoria Azarenka needed every ounce of experience and skill to advance. Twice a major champion, and twice a runner-up at Flushing Meadows, Azarenka took four of the last five games Monday night to come...
  • Defending champ Serena Williams reaches quarter-finals of US Open 20 hours 17 minutes ago

    Serena Williams dealt with her grand slam frustrations this year by trying to appreciate the big picture, and a more relaxed top seed reaped the benefits with a straight-set win into the US Open quarter-finals. Williams is gunning for her third US Open title in a row but for the moment...
  • Resilient Murray sets up Djokovic showdown 20 hours 34 minutes ago

    Andy Murray fended off Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 7-5, 7-5, 6-4 in intense heat at Flushing Meadows on Monday to reach the quarter-finals of the US Open. The 2012 champion earned his first win over a top-10 player since his Wimbledon triumph last year to set up a clash with world number one...
  • What to watch on day nine of the 2014 US Open 20 hours 43 minutes ago

    A year ago at the US Open, Belinda Bencic was ranked 331st and playing in the junior tournament, where she lost in the quarter-finals. Still only 17, she will be participating in the women's quarter-finals on Tuesday, playing 39th-ranked Peng Shuai of China. "It's insane," was the way Bencic put it. Bencic has...
  • Sania Mirza advances in US Open, end of road for Leander Paes 20 hours 7 minutes ago

    New York: A mixed day for the Indians at the US Open saw Sania Mirza reach the quarter-finals of women's doubles and the semi-final of mixed doubles but Leander Paes failed to replicate his compatriot after losing both his men's doubles and mixed doubles. Sania, though, had the ill-fate of dumping...
  • US Open 2014: Djokovic, Murray in quarters clash, Serena advances 22 hours 23 minutes ago

    New York: The tension mounted and temperatures soared at the US Open on Monday as top seed Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray set up a sensational quarter-final, and Serena Williams made a 2014 grand slam breakthrough. Temperatures neared 90 degrees (32 C) in Flushing Meadows and hovered around 100 (38 C)...
  • Bryan brothers roll to quarters of US Open doubles Yesterday

    New York: Americans Bob and Mike Bryan advanced to the quarterfinals of the US Open doubles on Monday, downing countrymen Bradley Klahn and Tim Smyzek 6-3, 7-6 (5). The 36-year-old Bryan brothers, the world's top-ranked doubles team, have yet to drop a set through their first three matches. They capped the...
  • Flavia Pennetta moves into quarters of US Open Yesterday

    New York: Flavia Pennetta moved into the US Open quarter-finals with a 7-5, 6-2 victory over Casey Dellacqua, kicking off a full Labor Day slate of matches featuring top-seeded Serena Williams and six of the top 10 men's seeds. Pennetta, the 11th-seeded Italian who reached the semifinals at Flushing Meadows last...
  • Israel claims West Bank land for possible settlement use, draws US rebuke Yesterday

    Israel announced on Sunday a land appropriation in the occupied West Bank that an anti-settlement group termed the biggest in 30 years, drawing Palestinian condemnation and a US rebuke. Some 400 hectares (988 acres) in the Etzion Jewish settlement bloc near Bethlehem were declared "state land, on the instructions of the...
  • Bopanna-Srebotnik in US Open mixed doubles quarters Yesterday

    New York: India's Rohan Bopanna and his Slovenian partner Katrina Srebotnik sailed into the US Open mixed doubles quarterfinals after a comprehensive straight-set win in their second-round match here. Sixth-seeded Bopanna and Srebotnik defeated the Spanish-South African pairing of Anabel Medina Garrigues and Raven Klaasen 6-3 6-4 in a contest which...
  • US Open 2014: Roger Federer roars into fourth round after rain delay Yesterday

    Grand slam king Roger Federer came back with renewed vigor after a weather delay to rout Spaniard Marcel Granollers 4-6, 6-1 6-1, 6-1 and charge into the fourth round of the US Open on Sunday. The 42nd-ranked Granollers surprisingly led the second-seeded Swiss 5-2 when lightning and heavy rains suspended their...
  • What to watch on day eight of the 2014 US Open Yesterday

    With Maria Sharapova's loss at the US Open, four different women will win Grand Slam titles this year. Serena Williams takes the next step toward trying to fill out that list when she plays her fourth-round match on Monday. First things first, though. The 17-time Grand Slam champion has yet to...
  • Caroline Wozniacki outlasts Maria Sharapova, moves into US Open quarters Yesterday

    Caroline Wozniacki trusts her stamina so much that she plans to return to New York in two months to run a marathon. Maria Sharapova, usually the one wearing down opponents in the third set, sure couldn't keep up on a steamy Sunday at the US Open. Wozniacki won 6-4, 2-6, 6-2...
  • US Open 2014: Simon delivers first men's upset with win over Ferrer Yesterday

    New York: Frenchman Gilles Simon delivered the first big surprise in the men's draw at the US Open, taking down fourth seed David Ferrer of Spain 6-3 3-6 6-1 6-3 to move into the fourth round on a sweltering Sunday at Flushing Meadows. With the loss Ferrer earned the dubious distinction...
  • Islamist militia now guards US Embassy in Libya Yesterday

    Tripoli: An Islamist-allied militia group in control of Libya's capital now guards the US Embassy and its residential compound, a commander said Sunday, as onlookers toured the abandoned homes of diplomats who fled the country more than a month ago. Witnesses saw holes left by small-arms and rocket fire dotting the...
  • Gilles Simon upsets 4th-seeded David Ferrer at US Open 2 days ago

    New York: Fourth-seeded David Ferrer became the first top-10 seed to fall in the men's draw of the US Open, losing to Gilles Simon 6-3, 3-6, 6-1, 6-3 in the third round on Sunday. Simon, seeded 26th, confounded Ferrer with a variety of shots that kept him out of sync. Ferrer...
  • Men march on at US Open but more upsets in women's draw 2 days ago

    World number ones Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams advanced safely to the next round of the U.S. Open on Saturday but the women's draw saw yet another big upset as Wimbledon winner Petra Kvitova was sent packing by a 145th-ranked qualifier. Third-seed Kvitova fell victim to 21-year-old Serbian Aleksandra Krunic, leaving...
  • US welcomes proposed EU sanctions on Russia 2 days ago

    Washington: The United States has welcomed the European Union's decision to impose fresh sanctions on Russia if it continues to escalate the conflict in Ukraine, giving it a week's time to dissipate the tensions. "We welcome the European Council's consensus today to show strong support for Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity...
  • What to watch on day seven of the 2014 US Open 2 days ago

    New York: In a US Open women's tournament filled with surprises, Maria Sharapova heads into the fourth round as the only major champion in her half of the bracket. Sharapova owns five major titles, including at Flushing Meadows in 2006 and at the French Open in June, and the other seven...
  • Sania Mirza, Leander Paes advance in US Open doubles event 2 days ago

    New York: Sania Mirza won both her women's and mixed doubles matches while Leander Paes was also victorious in his mixed doubles match as both Indians advanced to the next round of the US Open here. Sania and Cara Black, seeded third, eased past Caroline Garcia of France and Romanian Monica...
  • John Isner loses to Kohlschreiber in US Open third round 2 days ago

    New York: Once again, John Isner's trip to Flushing Meadows ended in the third round. Once again, it happened with a loss to Germany's Philipp Kohlschreiber at that stage. And once again, there are zero American men in the U.S. Open's round of 16 - something that had never happened...
  • Sharapova, Serena storm into US Open fourth round 2 days ago

    New York: Maria Sharapova reached the US Open's fourth round by taking five of the last six games after her opponent, Sabine Lisicki, was warned by the chair umpire about receiving coaching help. Avoiding the sort of surprise that saw half of the top eight seeded women lose already, No. 5...
  • Hyderabad sends most Indian students to US for higher studies: report 2 days ago

    While foreign destinations continue to be favoured by Indian students for higher studies, a recent study by the Brookings Institute in Washington DC has revealed that Hyderabad tops the list of the cities from which Indians go to the United States. The study reveals that 94 foreign cities together accounted for...
  • Andy Murray, Novak Djokovic enter third round of US Open 2 days ago

    New York: Eighth-seeded Andy Murray overcame a mid-match lull and beat 96th-ranked Andrey Kuznetsov of Russia 6-1, 7-5, 4-6, 6-2 on Saturday in the US Open's third round. Murray, who dealt with severe cramping in his first-round victory Monday, awkwardly pulled up after some shots in the third set, wincing and...
  • India nears $2.5 billion deal for Boeing military helicopters 2 days ago

    New Delhi: India has decided to acquire Boeing's Chinook and Apache helicopters, a defence ministry official said on Saturday, in a deal valued at $2.5 billion that could ease strained ties between New Delhi and Washington. The new nationalist-led government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi has grand plans to vastly strengthen...
  • Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova crashes out of US Open 3 days ago

    Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova was stunned in the third round of the US Open by a scrambling, moon-balling qualifier ranked No. 145. Aleksandra Krunic, a 21-year-old Serb who until this week had not taken even a set from a player in the top 30, crumpled to the court in celebration and...
  • What to watch on day six of the 2014 US Open 3 days ago

    John Isner is not the sort to study a lot of video of past matches in order to prepare for an upcoming opponent. If the highest-ranked American man wanted to, he'd have plenty of material in order to prepare for the task he faces Saturday: facing 22nd-seeded Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany...
  • Hip-hop moves as force in Missouri for slain unarmed Michael Brown 3 days ago

    New York: Rappers are making their voices heard in Missouri city where a white police officer killed an unarmed young black man, channeling hip-hop's earlier roots when the genre worked as a voice for the oppressed and spoke out against injustice. "It's really important to see hip-hop's role of being some...