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After almost missing French Open, Halep could win 1st major

The focus switches back to the men today, with Andy Murray insisting that he is the odd man out in the semi-final line-up, having arrived at Roland Garros playing "garbage". Earlier Latvia's Ostapenko booked her spot with a 7-6 (7-4) 3-6 6-3 win over Swiss Timea Bacsinszky in a battle of the birthday girls. Ostapenko, the world number 47, is the first unseeded player to reach the final at Roland Garros since Mima Jausovec in 1983.


Caroline Wozniacki crashes out of French Open

Caroline Wozniacki crashes out of French Open

Bacsinszky will be 28 on the day of their last-four clash at Roland Garros, which the Swiss set up by dispatching home hope Kristina Mladenovic 6-4 6-4, and the pair hugged after coming through their quarter-finals. "She doesn't go for the big targets". Third-seeded Halep won 6-4, 3-6, 6-3, clinching the victory on the first of her two match points when Pliskova sent a return long.



Far-right UKIP washed out in UK poll, leader steps down

In comments to reporters, he also said the party was "a victim of its own success". Their important role in Britain's decision to leave the European Union is indisputable, but that choice has left many wondering what it is the party now stands for.


Landslides kill 43 in Bangladesh after heavy rain

Landslides kill 43 in Bangladesh after heavy rain

Police also warned that the death toll would likely rise as emergency workers reached remote parts of the affected area, where telephone and transport links had been cut. Heavy rains swept through Bangladesh's three southeastern districts - Cox's Bazaar, Bandarban and Rangamati - and triggered huge landslides early Tuesday.


Attorney General Jeff Sessions to tesify

Attorney General Jeff Sessions to tesify

Attorney General Jeff Sessions' upcoming Senate Intelligence Committee testimony should be made publicly, as it won't likely be about national security issues, Sen. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) appeared on CBS's "Face the Nation " on Sunday and said there's no good reason why at least part of Sessions' testimony couldn't be public.



Saudi carrier seeks to poach Qatar Airways crews

The diplomatic rift came two weeks after Saudi Arabia , the UAE , Bahrain and Egypt blocked several Qatari media outlets, including Al Jazeera , over comments allegedly made by Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani. The diplomatic crisis , the worst since the 1990 invasion of Kuwait by Iraq and the subsequent Gulf War, has seen Arab nations and others cut ties to Qatar, which hosts a major USA military base and will be the host of the 2022 FIFA World Cup.