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October 19, 2018 6:33 PM Tennis: Jabeur becomes first Tunisian to reach WTA final

(Reuters) - Qualifier Ons Jabeur became the first Tunisian player to reach a WTA final when she beat fifth seed Anastasija Sevastova 6-3 3-6 6-3 at the Kremlin Cup on Friday. She had already become the first Tunisian to reach a semi-final and continued her impressive form against the Latvian to set up a final against Russian Daria Kasatkina. World number 75

October 19, 2018 10:12 AM U.S. Mega Millions jackpot nears $1 billion hours before drawing

(Reuters) - The U.S. Mega Millions lottery reached nearly $1 billion on Friday, the day of the drawing of what is now the second-largest lottery in U.S. history. New Yorkers queuing up to buy tickets for Friday’s lottery said they would use the prize money to go on a shopping spree, quit their jobs and donate to charity. Still, with winnings from the largest-ever 84

October 18, 2018 6:16 PM Tennis: Sevastova battles past Zvonareva into Moscow semis

(Reuters) - Latvian Anastasija Sevastova rallied from a set down to defeat qualifier Vera Zvonareva 4-6 7-5 6-3 in the quarter-finals of the Kremlin Cup on Thursday. Sevastova, who endured tough three-setters in the previous two rounds, kept alive her hopes of breaking into the world’s top 10 for the first time with another determined display against 65

October 10, 2018 6:22 PM Three women found dead near Greece's Evros river border with Turkey

ATHENS (Reuters) - Three women of unknown origin were found dead, presumably murdered, on Wednesday on the Greek side of the river border between Turkey and Greece, police sources said, an area known for illegal migrant crossings. The bodies, found in a field by a passerby, lay a short distance from each other near a migration route from Turkey over the Evros 63

October 6, 2018 3:56 PM Tennis: Basilashvili sets up Beijing showdown with Del Potro

(Reuters) - Unseeded Nikoloz Basilashvili beat Briton Kyle Edmund 7-6(6) 6-4 in the China Open semi-finals on Saturday to set up a title clash with top seed Juan Martin del Potro. Basilashvili sent down seven aces and won 78 percent of points on his powerful first serve to prevail in 98 minutes and move into Sunday’s title clash, where he faces Argentine 68

October 6, 2018 4:04 AM Britain expresses concern over Hong Kong speech rights

In this Aug. 14, 2018 photo, The Financial Times Asia news editor, Victor Mallet speaks during a luncheon at the Foreign Correspondents Club in Hong Kong. The Financial Times said Friday, Oct. 5, 2018 that Hong Kong's government has refused to renew the work visa of Mallet, in what human rights activists say is the latest sign of a deteriorating human 91

October 2, 2018 6:43 PM Trump says close to finalizing effective ban on gun bump stocks

(Corrects fifth paragraph of this Oct. 1 story to say not all machine guns are illegal in the United States.) WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday his administration is just a few weeks away from finalizing a regulation that would ban so-called bump stocks, devices that allow semi-automatic weapons to fire like machine guns. “We’re 55

September 30, 2018 2:10 PM At least 27 die after drinking bootleg alcohol in Iran

DUBAI (Reuters) - At least 27 people have died and more than 300 poisoned after drinking bootleg alcohol in Iran, the state emergency services said on Sunday, in one of the worst such cases in the country where drinking is a crime. Mojtaba Khaledi, spokesman for the state emergency services, said some 176 people were still hospitalized across five provinces 66

September 29, 2018 2:22 PM Australia's Tomic to face top seed Fognini in Chengdu final

(Reuters) - Australian Bernard Tomic reached his first ATP World Tour final in more than two years on Saturday, beating Portugal’s Joao Sousa 6-4 6-4 in the semi-finals of the Chengdu Open in China. The 25-year-old will face top seed Fabio Fognini in Sunday’s final, after the Italian beat American Taylor Fritz 6-7(5) 6-0 6-3 in the other semi-final 87

September 28, 2018 1:46 PM Tennis: Sabalenka to face Kontaveit for Wuhan title

(Reuters) - Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus overcame last year’s runner-up Ashleigh Barty 7-6(2) 6-4 in the Wuhan Open semi-finals on Friday to set up a title clash with Estonian Anett Kontaveit on Saturday. Sabalenka began slowly and trailed 5-3 in the opening set. The 20-year-old broke back with some big first serves to level at 5-5 before taking the set in the tie-break 54