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'Hazardous' bushfire smoke hits Australian Open build-up

'Hazardous' bushfire smoke hits Australian Open build-up

Toxic smoke from raging bushfires hit the Australian Open build up Tuesday as a qualifier retired with breathing difficulties and Eugenie Bouchard needed medical attention, while other players struggled in soaring pollution.Air quality in Melbourne, habitually

Libyan strongman delays signing ceasefire at Moscow talks

Libyan strongman delays signing ceasefire at Moscow talks

Libya's eastern strongman General Khalifa Haftar delayed signing a ceasefire agreement at talks in Moscow, but Russia said it was hopeful the country's warring rivals would soon conclude the deal to end nine months of fighting.Talks on the terms of a ceasefi

'Right call' - Sharapova match abandoned in smoggy Melbourne

'Right call' - Sharapova match abandoned in smoggy Melbourne

Maria Sharapova said it was the "right call" to abandon her match at the Kooyong Classic exhibition tournament as smog from raging bushfires engulfed Melbourne on Tuesday.The Russian five-time Grand Slam winner was 6-7 (4/7), 5-5 down against Germany's Laur

Will bushfires affect Australian Open tennis?

Will bushfires affect Australian Open tennis?

The Australian Open tennis Grand Slam starts next week in the midst of a bushfire crisis that has left at least 27 people dead and destroyed more than 2,000 homes.Toxic air pollution clouded Melbourne on Tuesday, halting practice sessions and slightly delaying

Peace talks bring fragile truce in Nigeria 'bandit' conflict

Peace talks bring fragile truce in Nigeria 'bandit' conflict

Haruna Hasaman knew she only had moments to get away when the roar of motorbikes ruptured the quiet of her village in Zamfara state, northwest Nigeria.She scrambled for her five children and fled just as the gunmen screeched in and opened fire."They killed ma