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Fans betting on sentimental favourite Serena to win US Open

Despite fitness concerns and a title drought that stretches back to the 2017 Australian Open, bookmakers are backing Serena Williams to capture her 24th Grand Slam at the US Open.

England’s World Cup heartbreak attracts 11.7 mil viewers

The women's World Cup semi-finals between England and America impressed audiences worldwide with a record-breaking of 11.7 million viewers.

US World Cup star Rapinoe accepts House invite after snubbing Trump

US women's football captain Megan Rapinoe accepts an invitation from Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to visit the House of Representatives, just days after bluntly refusing a similar offer from Trump.

After the Moon, people on Mars by 2033…or 2060

'The Moon is our path to get to Mars in the fastest, safest way possible. That's why we go to the Moon,' NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine says.

Whitney Houston estate working on hologram tour and new album

Whitney Houston's estate has struck a deal aiming to revive the late superstar's brand, potentially launching a touring hologram and a new album.

Homemade sunscreen recipes provide insufficient protection says study

American researchers have studied the recipes for homemade sunscreens and their verdict: most of them provide insufficient UV radiation protection.

US lawmakers clash on Iran intelligence before briefing

General Joseph Dunford will head to the US Capitol to apprise lawmakers from both chambers on the latest developments, an official says.

Powell: US business debt a moderate economic risk

With corporate debts reaching historic highs relative to the size of the economy, public comment has run the gamut, Powell says.

EU firms ‘caught in crossfire’ of US-China trade war

The ongoing trade clash between Beijing and Washington is 'not good for business', a survey of European firms in China has found.

Curtains for ‘The Big Bang Theory’, unlikely ratings giant

'The Big Bang Theory', whose finale episode airs Thursday, seems destined at first to appeal to a niche audience.

Pompeo tells Russia: Don’t meddle in next US presidential election

Washington will brook no interference in the 2020 US presidential election and wanted Moscow to take action, says the US Secretary of State.

Trump denies planning to deploy 120,000 troops to counter Iran threat

'I think it’s fake news,' Trump says of a report that the White House is considering to send troops as a tightening pressure campaign against the Iran.

415.26 parts per million: CO2 levels hit historic high

The Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawaii, which has tracked atmospheric CO2 levels since the late 1950s, detected 415.26 parts per million (ppm).

China’s arsenal in the trade war against the US

China imports almost four times less than it exports to the US, and Beijing already levies punitive charges on almost all US goods arriving in China.

Mexican-American singer Lila Downs confronts immigration debate in new album

The singer's album offers a defiant celebration of diversity while challenging US President's hardline stance on immigration.

Ivanka Trump could be on Democrats’ next target list

Although Ivanka Trump was omitted, former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen told lawmakers last week he briefed her numerous times about a Trump skyscraper project.

US House Democrats target Trump-Putin talks

US lawmakers are concerned about media reports of Donald Trump trying to destroy records of talks that happened with Vladimir Putin.

Russia tells US it is ready for bilateral talks on Venezuela

The situation in Venezuela is the main topic in a phone call between Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

Trump warns conservatives against ‘socialist nightmare’

Donald Trump assures to conservatives that America will never be a socialist country.

Bad english? No, it’s just not your English

The market for English in education is predicted to grow by 17% a year to reach US$22 billion in 2024, thanks to high demand in Asia.

Iran vows revenge on ‘mercenaries’ behind suicide attack

An angered President Hassan Rouhani vows revenge for Wednesday's attack, which targeted a busload of Revolutionary Guards in the volatile southeastern province of Sistan-Baluchistan.

China’s trade surplus with US narrows in January

China's trade surplus with the US for the month stood at US$27.3 billion.

O’Rourke, Trump duel over wall, immigration in 2020 preview

O'Rourke, who narrowly lost his 2018 bid for a US Senate seat, accused Trump of stoking 'false fear' about immigrants.

Moon: Kim-Trump summit a ‘remarkable breakthrough’ for peace

The US President and North Korean leader are due to meet in Hanoi in late February.

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