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Serena Williams won her sixth Australian Open and 19th career Grand Slam with a hard-fought win over bitter rival Maria Sharapova on Saturday, consolidating her place among the game's legends.

The 6-3, 7-6 (7/5) triumph means the American world number one overtakes 18-time major champions Martina Navratilova and Chris Evert…

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Australia won its first Asian Cup title by beating South Korea 2-1 after extra time Saturday in the final at Sydney's Olympic Stadium.

Substitute James Troisi tapped home the winner after Kim Jin-hyeon could only parry striker Tomi Juric's low cross just before the midway point of extra time to…

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Texas Governor Greg Abbott said on Friday he would officially declare Feb 2 "Chris Kyle Day" in the state, in honor of the late Navy Seal sharpshooter portrayed in the film "American Sniper."

The movie, starring Bradley Cooper as Kyle who was killed by a disgruntled U.S. veteran on a…

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Japan's deputy foreign minister said negotiations with the Islamic State group threatening to execute a Jordanian pilot and a Japanese journalist have become "deadlocked," local media reported Saturday.

Yasuhide Nakayama, who is leading Tokyo's emergency response team in Amman, told reporters in the Jordanian capital late Friday that there had…

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Shingo Kunieda of Japan holds the trophy after winning beating Stephane Houdet of France in the men's wheelchair singles final at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, on Saturday.

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Five men and women, aged 16 to 21, were killed early Saturday when the car they were traveling in crashed into a bridge column in Takamatsu, Kagawa Prefecture.

According to police, the accident occurred at around 2:40 a.m. on National Route 11. TBS reported that the car was completely wrecked…

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After having used the Internet profusely for propaganda and recruitment, jihadist organisations have realised that investigators are gleaning crucial information online and are increasingly concealing their web presence, experts say.

Apart from recent orders given to fighters to limit their exposure, erase the footprint of their online activity and avoid…

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NTT Docomo, a personalized mobile solutions provider for smarter living, announced today that it will begin offering "docomo Hikari," a superfast optical-fiber broadband service, combined with "docomo Hikari Pack" bundled discounts with mobile subscribers. The launch date is targeted at March 1.

The optical-fiber service, which includes Internet access, will…

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Chad sent a warplane dropping bombs and ground troops to drive Islamic extremists from a Nigerian border town, leaving it strewn with the bodies of the Islamic extremists, witnesses said Friday.

Thursday's bombing marked the first such action by foreign troops on Nigerian soil to fight the militants of Boko…

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Islamic State militants struck at Kurdish forces southwest of the Iraqi city of Kirkuk on Friday, while bombs in Kirkuk, Baghdad, Samarra and Ramadi killed at least 27 people.

The Sunni Islamists have often battled Iraqi security forces and Shiite militias further south and west, but attacks in and around…

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