‘Golden Bear’ on tennis love

Pat Cash meets golfing great Jack Nicklaus who explains why the golf swing is very similar to the basics of tennis.

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Jewish Festivities In Full Swing

Ornaments for a Sukkah, a temporary structure built for the Jewish holiday of Sukkot, for sale in the orthodox Jewish neighborhood of Mea Shearim in Jerusalem, Sunday, Oct. 12, 2008. The weeklong holiday begins today. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner) Thanks for Yasmine Perni for sending in these pictures a few days ago of another Jewish ritual called Kaparot. It most often ...

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China’s arsenic risk estimated

Nearly 20 million people in China could be exposed to water contaminated with arsenic, a new analysis suggests.

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‘Golden Bear’ on tennis love

Pat Cash meets golfing great Jack Nicklaus who explains why the golf swing is very similar to the basics of tennis.

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Syria To Open Embassy In Lebanon

A poster shows Syrian President Bashar Assad, left, and Lebanese Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah, right, attached on a window shop with an Arabic writing that reads :” God protect Syria and Lebanon,” in downtown Damascus, Syria, Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2008. Assad issued a decree on Tuesday establishing diplomatic relations with Lebanon – a move reflecting Syria’s readiness to meet key ...

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‘No frog-march out of NI care homes’

The chief executive of the Northern Ireland Health and Social Care Board says no-one will be frog-marched out of any residential care home in Northern Ireland.

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Maria Sharapova out of U.S. Open

Maria Sharapova has been forced out of the U.S. Open with a right shoulder injury, continuing a turbulent few months for the four-time grand slam winner.

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Protestor: We are willing to die

Cairo — I write this after several days that have disheartened me and many Egyptian people. Many Egyptians desire freedom and a better life, and we love democracy. Imagine standing in long lines under the sun, waiting to give your vote for a new leader and then you wake up and he is no longer president?

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Not the same final in New York

A repeat of last year’s finale at the U.S. Open was ruled out after Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray were placed in different halves of the draw.

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‘One million’ Syrian child refugees

UN agencies say the number of children forced to flee Syria has reached one million, describing the figure as “a shameful milestone”.

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Gang rape of photo journalist shocks Indian financial city Mumbai

MUMBAI: A photo journalist in her early 20s was gang-raped in the Indian city of Mumbai, police said on Friday, evoking comparisons to a similar assault in New Delhi in December that led to nationwide protests and a revision of the country’s rape laws. The attack on Thursday evening caused an outcry on social media, with many users shocked that it ...

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Islamabad standoff: Arms dealer sent on judicial remand

ISLAMABAD: An anti terrorism court on Friday granted 14-day judicial remand of Akhtar – the alleged arms provider to Islamabad gunman Muhammad Sikandar, Express News reported.  On August 15, an armed man Sikandar accompanied with a woman and two children, whom he claimed were his wife and children, had driven into the middle of the Constitution Avenue where he fired on ...

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