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More snow forecast as parts of Europe battle worst snowfall in decades

Parts of Europe have been hit by the worst snowfall in decades, with dozens dead in the last month alone. In Austria, thousands were trapped on a ski resort overnight, while several others escaped an avalanche without injury. More snow is forecast over the weekend, although it is not expected to be as heavy as previously seen. Source link

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Tennis: Kerber wins battle of left-handers to progress to third round

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – German second seed Angelique Kerber easily won the battle of left-handers against big-hitting Brazilian qualifier Beatriz Haddad Maia 6-2 6-3 to stroll into the third round of the Australian Open on Wednesday. Tennis – Australian Open – Second Round – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, January 16, 2019. Germany’s Angelique Kerber in action during the match against Brazil’s Beatriz Haddad Maia. REUTERS/Edgar Su The Wimbledon champion broke the 22-year-old Haddad Maia twice in the opening set and converted her first set point when the Brazilian sent a forehand…

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Burnley 2-1 Fulham: Clarets win crucial relegation battle without shot on target

Fulham defender Joe Bryan diverted Burnley’s equaliser past Sergio Rico with an outstretched left leg Sean Dyche conceded good fortune was on Burnley’s side after two Fulham own goals in three minutes saw the Clarets claim victory at Turf Moor, without registering a single shot on target. “We have had a bit of luck today with the own goals but we haven’t had much this season,” admitted manager Dyche. A stunning Andre Schurrle volley had seen the visitors take the lead after two minutes before defenders Joe Bryan and Denis…

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Art of the Deal: How Trump’s own book explains his battle for the border wall

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Donald Trump inspects an early prototype of the border wall – it’s now more likely to be a type of fence If he ever pulls it off, Donald Trump’s deal to build his long-promised wall on the Mexico border will be the biggest deal of his life. Building it would require a feat of negotiation and compromise with his political opponents that right now looks difficult, if not impossible, to achieve. It’s a good job, then, that the US president authored a 1987 book…

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Prep: The battle to access ‘game-changing’ HIV drug

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Prep reduces the risk of HIV-negative people acquiring the infection A “game-changing” drug in the fight against HIV reduces the risk of acquiring the condition. But those at high risk of contracting the virus have struggled to get hold of the medication, despite the NHS trialling it across England. Ron, who is from London and in his 20s, asked about pre-exposure prophylaxis – known more commonly as Prep – at a sexual health clinic in autumn 2017, but was turned away partly because there…

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Australia v India: Hosts face battle to save final Test after follow-on

Usman Khawaja and Marcus Harris only had to survive four overs of the second innings before the weather intervened Fourth Test, Sydney Cricket Ground (day four) India 622-7 dec: Pujara 193, Pant 159*, Jadeja 81, Lyon 4-178 Australia 300 (Harris 79, Labuschagne 38, Yadav 5-99) & 6-0 India lead by 316 runs Scorecard Australia face a final-day battle to save the final Test after being forced to follow on by India in Sydney. The hosts resumed on 236-6 in reply to India’s 622-7 but lost Pat Cummins to the sixth…

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Court battle, trade war and 5G spell tough 2019 for Apple in China

SHANGHAI/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Apple Inc’s chief executive Tim Cook has his work cut out in China this year: the iPhone maker faces the looming threat of a court-ordered sales ban, the uncertain outcome of trade war talks and the roll-out of a new 5G network, where it finds itself behind rivals like Huawei and Samsung. FILE PHOTO: Apple CEO Tim Cook attends an Apple store in Shanghai, China October 9, 2018. REUTERS/Aly Song/File Photo The complex outlook raises a challenge for Apple as it looks to revive its China…

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An online battle for 900 million hearts and minds: India braces for election

JAIPUR/TONK, India (Reuters) – When India votes in a general election next year, it will be the world’s largest democratic exercise, and the biggest ever test of the role of social media in an election. Volunteers of India’s main opposition Congress party monitor TV news channels and social media inside their war room which was setup for a state assembly election, in Jaipur in the desert state of Rajasthan, December 3, 2018. REUTERS/Aditya Kalra As the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) readies for battle with the newly energized Congress party-led…

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Foxconn not in settlement talks with Qualcomm in Apple battle: attorney

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – The lead attorney for the group of Apple Inc device assemblers seeking at least $9 billion in damages from Qualcomm Inc said on Sunday the contract manufacturers are not in settlement talks with the mobile chip supplier and are “gearing up and heading toward the trial” in April. FILE PHOTO: A motorcyclist rides past the logo of Foxconn, the trading name of Hon Hai Precision Industry, in Taipei, Taiwan March 30, 2018. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu/File Photo The conflict is but one aspect of the global legal battle…

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Newspaper headlines: ‘Battle over second Brexit vote’ and ‘Geraint’s glory’

Newspaper headlines: ‘Battle over second Brexit vote’ and ‘Geraint’s glory’ By BBC News Staff Image caption Many of Monday’s papers focus on Brexit and discussions of a second referendum. The Guardian says Theresa May will “beg MPs” today not to “break faith with the British people” by demanding another public ballot. Like many of the papers, it carries a picture of BBC sports personality of the year winner, cyclist Geraint Thomas. Image caption “Battle in the Number 10 bunker over second vote,” is the Metro’s headline. The paper says Mrs…

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