• Praneeth storms into Singapore Open final
Praneeth storms into Singapore Open final

Sumeeth Reddy and Ashwini Ponnappa lost in the quarter-finals, April 14 in Singapore. Srikanth smashed past Chinese fifth seed Shi Yuqi 21-14, 21-16 in 36 minutes to set-up a last four clash against Indonesian Anthony Sinisuka Ginting, who got the better of Hong Kong's Wong Wing Ki Vincent 21-19, 21-14.

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  • Surrender or be killed - Coalition tells ISIS
Surrender or be killed - Coalition tells ISIS

The extremists were driven out of the eastern half of Mosul, Iraq's second-largest city, in January. "The Iraqi Security Forces continue their advance but it's very, very hard and it's just going to remain so for awhile", Dorrian added. "This enemy in Mosul is not going anywhere", he said , later adding, "They're not going to be able to leave to...

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  • A 'sci-fi' cancer therapy fights brain tumors, study finds
A 'sci-fi' cancer therapy fights brain tumors, study finds

Now they're in: Median survival was 21 months for those given Optune plus chemo versus 16 months for those on chemo alone. Similarly, the five-year survival rate shot up from 5% to 13% for patients treated with the drug combo compared to those treated with temozolomide alone.

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  • Ko's steady round not enough as rivals extend lead in Lotte Championship
Ko's steady round not enough as rivals extend lead in Lotte Championship

Ko carded seven birdies and managed to stay bogey-free - which has been the knock on the Kiwi in 2017. Lee, a 24-year-old South Korean, hit the first 15 greens in regulation and finished in the dark, getting her only bogey on the final hole.

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  • White Sox's Willy Garcia gets hit in first major league at-bat
White Sox's Willy Garcia gets hit in first major league at-bat

The White Sox on April 14, 2017 will be an answer to baseball trivia question. The Twins scored in the second on a double by Max Kepler , a passed ball and a run-scoring groundout by Jason Castro . And Todd Frazier , who missed two games in Cleveland with illness, is back in the lineup at designated hitter. "The experience in and of itself,...

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  • NBA Players Pick Russell Westbrook For 2017 MVP After 42nd Triple-Double
NBA Players Pick Russell Westbrook For 2017 MVP After 42nd Triple-Double

He hit a 36-foot three-pointer at the buzzer to give Oklahoma City the win. But with his 10th assist and the triple-double locked down, Westbrook went to work on the Nuggets' 10-point lead. Westbrook's victor from about 36 feet cam after Nikola Jokic missed a runner on the other end that would have put the game out of reach. "I practice that sh...

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  • Gay men flee Chechnya as others are tortured
Gay men flee Chechnya as others are tortured

The Chechen Interior Ministry branded it an "April Fools' joke", with Kremlin-backed leader Ramzan Kadyrov saying there were no homosexuals in the republic for them to persecute. "You can not detain and persecute people who simply do not exist in the republic", said Alvi Karimov, a spokesman for Chechnya's leader Ramzan Kadroyv.

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  • Governor calls BS on state budget with actual bullsh
Governor calls BS on state budget with actual bullsh

The Democratic governor publicly presented a tray of actual bull manure Thursday in the state capitol as he announced his veto of a Republican-backed budget package - leaving no doubt what he thinks of it. The governor's original budget proposal $4.5 billion and included higher spending and increased taxes and fees. "The new state budget also cuts ...

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  • United States cites Russian failures in Syria attack
United States cites Russian failures in Syria attack

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said that the action was an indication of Trump's extreme dependency on the views of Washington establishment. If Russia once maintained at least a semblance of distance from President Bashar Assad of Syria, it rushed to his defence after the U.S. missile strikes ordered by U.S.

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  • United Kingdom consumers facing squeeze as inflation stays above 2pc
United Kingdom consumers facing squeeze as inflation stays above 2pc

In an earlier statement, FXTM analyst Lukman Otunuga said an interannual hike of one per cent or more would have been a huge stimulus, showing a recovery in demand, and boosting growth and confidence in the health of the national economy. It has accelerated in recent months, pushed up in part by a weakening of the pound since last year's decision t...

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  • Prostate cancer tests are now OK with panel, with caveats
Prostate cancer tests are now OK with panel, with caveats

In a significant shift, a key health advisory panel plans to soften its recommendation against prostate-specific antigen (PSA) screening for detecting prostate cancer . PCEC's council of experts believes that men should receive a baseline PSA blood test at age 40 to determine risk stratification, based on this assessment, PCEC recommends that ...

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  • Bat reportedly found in packaged Fresh Express salad mix
Bat reportedly found in packaged Fresh Express salad mix

The Centers of Disease control and Prevention (CDC) could not rule out from lab testing if the bat had rabies. The CDC notes that transmission of rabies through eating a rabid animal would be extremely unlikely. However, anyone who has purchased it should still discard it for safety's sake. According to the report from NPR News, the recall of...

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  • PM Hasina's India visit to be 'landmark,' says her political advisor
PM Hasina's India visit to be 'landmark,' says her political advisor

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday thanked the Indian government for naming a road here after her father and the country's founder, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. On her part, Sheikh Hasina appreciated Modi "for his dynamism and innovative ideas that are not only taking India forward but adding value to our our bilateral relationship".

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  • Cortez weekend weather brings high winds
Cortez weekend weather brings high winds

New rainfall amounts of up to a quarter of an inch are expected. Sunday Night: Rain. Low around 42. High temperatures are expected to go from 56 on Saturday to near 80 on Monday on Tuesday , forecaster said. Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 71. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 33. Tuesday: Partly cloudy. Highs around 77, lows 44 to...

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  • With little wiggle room, Colorado House debates tight budget
With little wiggle room, Colorado House debates tight budget

Although both chambers are keeping a tight lid on spending at a time when tax collections are coming in slow even as the demand for services grows larger. One closely watched amendment, which would seek to restrict transgender restroom use along the lines of a bill that has passed the Senate but going nowhere so far in the House, was still awaiting...

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  • Chaos as Indian MP resists flight ban
Chaos as Indian MP resists flight ban

Trinamool Congress legislator Dola Sen is in the centre of a row for allegedly fighting with Air India crew after her wheelchair-bound mother was asked to shift from her seat near the emergency-exit. No sooner had the FIA lifted the ban on the Sena MP, than two other private carriers - Vistara and AirAsia India - said they "support" the decision ta...

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  • Gambia president's party takes majority in parliament
Gambia president's party takes majority in parliament

As part of his proposed reform, he is setting up a truth and reconciliation commission to investigate abuses committed under Mr Jammeh's rule. About 886,000 registered voters cast their votes on Thursday, according to Njai, disappointed by the lower than 42 percent turnout.

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  • Is the sky blue? Depends on what Donald Trump says
Is the sky blue? Depends on what Donald Trump says

The poll found that American citizens will often formulate their opinions based on what Trump says, suggesting that the president's mere presence in public debates has further entrenched political divisions in the United States. Meanwhile, the poll found that 92 percent of Republicans and 73 percent of independents are "extremely" or "very" proud...

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  • Inventor of World Wide Web wins computing's 'Nobel Prize'
Inventor of World Wide Web wins computing's 'Nobel Prize'

Berners-Lee was given the prestigious Turing Award , a million-dollar prize in computing named after the WWII code-breaker Alan Turing . The award is accompanied by a $1 million prize that's funded by Google. He admits that preserving personal privacy as technology advances remains a thorny problem, one that he doesn't have a ready solution for. ...

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  • More Men Have HPV Than Women, New Report Says
More Men Have HPV Than Women, New Report Says

Non-Hispanic black adults had the highest rates of genital HPV among the total population and among men and women. "Some HPV types can cause genital warts and are considered low risk, with a small chance for causing cancer". "This vaccine has the potential to prevent 30,000 cases of cancer each year and is woefully underused". According to expert...

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