Federer, Djokovic ask: Where have Wimbledon's lush lawns gone?

Federer, Djokovic ask: Where have Wimbledon's lush lawns gone?

Posted July 09, 2017 09:08:01 Photo: Germany’s Mischa Zverev took a tumble in his loss to Roger Federer. (AP: Kirsty Wigglesworth) Related Story: Mattek-Sands screams in pain as knee injury horrifies Wimbledon With a week still to go, Wimbledon’s grass courts are already not the lush lawns players and TV viewers are accustomed to seeing early in the tournament. Novak Djokovic noticed the ball bouncing differently in some patches. Roger Federer and his opponent slipped during their third-round match. The two past champions are wondering what sort of work can…

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US to test THAAD missile defense system

US to test THAAD missile defense system

The exact date of the planned test is not being disclosed until it has taken place. The THAAD is based at the Pacific Spaceport Complex Alaska in Kodiak, Alaska. According to the official, the test is not related to North Korea’s recent intercontinental ballistic missile launch. THAAD is designed to shoot down short, medium and intermediate ballistic missiles with shorter ranges than the ICBM that North Korea launched Tuesday. The test will involve the THAAD seeking to detect, track and engage a target with an interceptor missile. Each THAAD system…

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G20 summit: Leaders fail to bridge climate change chasm

G20 summit: Leaders fail to bridge climate change chasm

Image copyrightGetty Images Image caption Many of the protesters in Hamburg were demonstrating against Donald Trump’s position on climate changeLeaders of 19 nations at the G20 summit in Germany have renewed their pledge to implement the Paris deal on climate change, despite the US pulling out. Deadlock over the issue had held up the last day of talks in Hamburg but a final agreement was eventually reached. It acknowledges President Donald Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris climate agreement without undermining the commitment of other countries. The compromise comes after violent…

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Spin cycle: How Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin's G20 accounts differ

Spin cycle: How Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin's G20 accounts differ

Washington: As much as they complain about so-called fake news, both Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin are known dabblers in that dark art. So whatever either of the leaders, and their armies of spin doctors, say about their Friday encounter in Hamburg should be taken with a grain of salt. That their scheduled 45-minute meeting stretched to more than two hours, with Melania Trump being sent in at one stage to break the bromance, was instructive on their capacity to engage. Play VideoDon’t Play Cattle farming in Indonesia Play VideoDon’t…

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Social media firms urged to tackle online body shaming

Social media firms urged to tackle online body shaming

Image caption Campaigner Harnaam Kaur said she received death threatsInternet companies should do more to tackle body shaming online, social media users have told an inquiry into how body image affects young people. One told Parliament’s annual Youth Select Committee that “so many” young people were suffering from online abuse and feelings of inadequacy. There should also be greater diversity in the media, the committee heard. A Facebook and Instagram policy manager said the sites were committed to making sure users had positive experiences. ‘Mean comments’ The Youth Select Committee,…

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