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🎾 Nadal loses in Wimbledon pre-quarter finals

Rafa Nadal just lost one of the longer matches this year at Wimbledon.

In his match against Müller, he quickly went down two sets to nothing (3-6, 4-6).

He fought back to take it to a fifth set.

The final set went to 28 games before Nadal finally lost 15-13 …

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London’s Camden Market Fire Under Control

Firefighters have brought a large blaze at Camden Lock Market in North London under control. The London fire brigade said on Monday morning that 10 fire engines had been dispatched to reports of a fire at the popular tourist spot after midnight.

The brigade asked people to avoid the area …

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Somalia internet outage is 'major disaster'

Somalia's government says an ongoing internet outage is costing the country $10m (£7.7m) each day. The outage affects southern Somalia, and was caused by damage to an undersea fibre-optic cable more than two weeks ago.

Somali Post and Telecommunications Minister Abdi Anshur Hassan has called the incident a "major …

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Trump accuses Comey of illegally leaking classified information

President Trump accused former FBI director James B. Comey of illegally leaking classified information to the media, part of an angry, early morning tweet storm Monday as the president faces new allegations about his 2016 campaign's contact with the Russians.

Testifying before Congress last month, Comey revealed that a tweet …

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Humanitarian situation dire in 'liberated' Mosul

Aid agencies have voiced concern over the dire humanitarian situation in Mosul, as Iraq's Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi congratulated his troops for driving ISIL out of most of the city.

"The humanitarian situation is absolutely dire," said Al Jazeera's Charles Stratford, reporting from Erbil in northern Iraq. "The level of …

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Qatar envoy to Gaza pledges continued support

Qatar’s ambassador to Gaza has pledged continued support to the besieged coastal enclave on his first visit since the start of the Gulf crisis early last month. Mohammad al-Emadi arrived in Gaza along with his deputy head Khaled al-Hardan on Friday.

"Despite the crisis in Qatar, we will continue …

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Nobel Laureate Liu Xiaobo in 'critical condition'

The hospital treating ailing Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo has said his condition is now critical and doctors are in "active rescue". Shenyang's First Hospital of China Medical University said on Monday that Liu, who has late-stage liver cancer, is suffering from a severely swollen stomach, low blood pressure and poor …

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UK court rejects bid to halt Saudi arms sales

London's High Court has ruled that Britain's multi-billion-pound arms sales to its ally Saudi Arabia is lawful. The Campaign Against the Arms Trade (CAAT) had sought an order to block the export licences for British-made bombs, fighter jets and other munitions.

The campaigners argued they were being used by the …

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UK university proposes post-Brexit campus in Germany

Germany may soon be home to the UK's first satellite university campus on the European continent. King's College London (KCL) has worked closely with TU Dresden -- a technical university in eastern Germany -- for many years.

But the relationship could now become even closer as the London university has announced it …

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Paris flooding: Record rainfall hits French capital

A two-hour storm unleashed 54mm (2.1in) of rain on Sunday night in Paris, the equivalent of 27 days of rainfall. Heavy rain began in Paris at 21:00 (19:00 GMT) on Sunday night and Meteo France said the amount that fell was higher than the previous record of …

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Vietnam seizes 3 tons of ivory smuggled from South Africa

Police in northern Vietnam have seized nearly 3 tonnes of ivory smuggled from South Africa in the latest action taken against the illegal trade. Thanh Hoa provincial police said the ivory was found in boxes on a truck stopped by police early Saturday morning.

The account posted on the police …

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China tests self-sustaining space station in Beijing

Sealed behind the steel doors of two bunkers in a Beijing suburb, university students are trying to find out how it feels to live in a space station on another planet, recycling everything from plant cuttings to urine. They are part of a project aimed at creating a self-sustaining ecosystem …

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Take a look at the very first production Tesla Model 3

It’s here: The first ever production Model 3 has rolled off Tesla’s assembly line and into the possession of its owner – Elon Musk. The founder and CEO tweeted pictures of the new vehicle, which he only got because the actual first pre-order customer gifted Musk his place in …

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You’ll never guess where Russian spies are hiding their control servers

A Russian-speaking hacking group that, for years, has targeted governments around the world is experimenting with a clever new method that uses social media sites to conceal espionage malware once it infects a network of interest.

According to a report published Tuesday by researchers from antivirus provider Eset, a recently …

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