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    Bertens stuns world number one Halep for Cincinnati title

    Dutch surprise Kiki Bertens shocked a fatigued world number one Simona Halep 2-6 7-6(6) 6-2 to win her first hard court final at the Cincinnati Masters on Sunday. Bertens, rebounding after a quick first set loss, outlasted Romania’s top seed in an exhausting second set tiebreaker, then won five of the final six games in the decider to lift her sixth career title, after five previous triumphs on clay. “I cannot find words for this moment. I’m so happy,” a tearful Bertens said on court. The victory was the 26-year-old Bertens’ first ever over a world number one and her sixth consecutive triumph over a top-10 opponent and will see her move up to number 13 in the world rankings. It also ended a nine-match

  • Egypt Independent

    Iran unveils first domestic fighter jet

    Iran unveiled its first domestic fighter jet on Tuesday, with President Hassan Rouhani insisting that Tehran’s military strength was only designed to deter enemies and create “lasting peace”. Images on state television showed Rouhani sitting in the cockpit of the new “Kowsar” fourth-generation fighter at the National Defence Industry exhibition in Tehran. State media said it had “advanced avionics” and multi-purpose radar, and that it was “100-percent indigenously made” for the first time. Footage of the Kowsar’s test flights was circulated by various official media. But live footage of the plane taxiing along a runway at the defense show was cut before it could take off. “When I speak of our

  • CNN

    MTV VMAs 2018: See the complete list of winners

    Bruno Mars ft. Cardi B -- "Finesse (Remix)" Camila Cabello ft. Young Thug -- "Havana" ARTIST OF THE YEAR SONG OF THE YEAR Bruno Mars ft. Cardi B -- "Finesse (Remix)" Camila Cabello ft. Young Thug -- "Havana" BEST NEW ARTIST BEST COLLABORATION Bebe Rexha ft. Florida Georgia Line -- "Meant to Be" Bruno Mars ft. Cardi B -- "Finesse (Remix)" Jennifer Lopez ft. DJ Khaled & Cardi B -- "Dinero" Logic ft. Alessia Cara & Khalid -- "1-800-273-8255" BEST POP Camila Cabello ft. Young Thug -- "Havana" BEST HIP-HOP BEST LATIN Jennifer Lopez ft. DJ Khaled & Cardi B -- "Dinero" Luis Fonsi, Demi Lovato -- "Échame La Culpa" BEST DANCE Zedd & Liam Payne -- "Get Low (Street Video)" BEST ROCK Foo Fighters -- "The

  • Al Jazeera

    Heron Gate mass eviction: 'We never expected this in Canada'

    Ottawa, Canada - Binto Mohamed hasn't had a good night's sleep since May. That's when she received a letter telling her that her family of 10 had until September 30 to find a new home. "There's a piece of me missing, because of the stress," she says, standing in the middle of her dimly-lit kitchen, the air thick and sticky in the overpowering August heat. Mohamed, a mother of eight, knows her house is far from perfect. The kitchen sink is about half full of dirty, brownish water; the drain hasn't worked for the past year, and despite putting in a request to have it repaired five months ago, it's still blocked. Without a working sink, dirty pots and pans sit unwashed on the stovetop, which itself

  • english.alarabiya.net

    ANALYSIS: A look at Iran’s growing regional and global isolation

    Coinciding with a dangerously explosive atmosphere inside Iran, the currency nosediving to less than half value in a mere five months and the relentless waves of protests spreading throughout the country, the noose of regional and international isolation is suffocating the clerical regime. The US is busy escalating sanctions against Tehran to end its malign regional meddling. In parallel fashion, the Iranian regime no longer has any hope in Europe and their “European package,” nor in Russia to provide cushioning in the face of Washington’s ongoing offensive. To add insult to injury, the US State Department has just launched the Iran Action Group headed by Brian Hook, the now US Special Representative on Iran.

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    Saudi King Salman arrives in Mina to oversee Hajj pilgrims’ comfort

    Saudi Arabia’s King Salman arrived in Mina on the outskirts of Mecca on Monday to get reassured of pilgrims' comfort through a package of services being provided to them by the Hajj authorities of the Saudi government to help them perform their rituals in ease, tranquility and security. Upon arrival at Mina palace, the king was received by Prince Saud bin Abdulmohsen bin Abdulaziz, Special Advisor to the King; Prince Dr. Khalid bin Faisal bin Turki, Undersecretary of the Ministry of National Guard for the western sector; Prince Turki bin Mohammed bin Fahd bin Abdulaziz, Consultant at the Royal Court; Prince Abdulaziz bin Saud bin Naif bin Abdulaziz, Minister of Interior, who is also Chairman of the Hajj Higher Committee; Prince Abdullah bin Khalid bin Sultan bin Abdulaziz, Consultant at the Royal Court; and a number of officials.

  • BBC News

    Crazy Rich Asians tops US box office

    Crazy Rich Asians beat expectations to take the top spot at the US box office on its opening weekend. The Warner Brothers film starring Constance Wu and Henry Golding is the first romantic comedy in three years to take the top spot. Since opening five days ago, the film - which cost $30m (£23.5m) - has made an estimated $34m (£26.7m). It is the first major Hollywood film since The Joy Luck Club 25 years ago to feature an all-Asian cast. Adapted from Kevin Kwan's bestseller, Crazy Rich Asians tells the story of an Asian-American woman who gets a culture shock meeting her boyfriend's ultra-wealthy family in Singapore. You might also like: Analysts have said its universal themes and entertainment