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    Lopez breaks Chinese hearts to win world 20km race walk gold
    Aug23

    Lopez breaks Chinese hearts to win world 20km race walk gold

    Beijing (AFP) – Spain’s Miguel Angel Lopez broke Chinese hearts to win the men’s 20 kilometres walk at the world championships on Sunday.Olympic bronze medallist Wang Zhen had looked set to claim the host country’s first gold medal in Beijing after bursting clear at the 13km mark, only for the European champion to...

    Djokovic eyes history in Cincinnati Masters final against Federer
    Aug23

    Djokovic eyes history in Cincinnati Masters final against Federer

    Cincinnati (AFP) – World number one Novak Djokovic will be aiming for a slice of ATP history on Sunday when he takes on six-time champion Roger Federer in the ATP Cincinnati Masters final.Djokovic battled back to beat Ukrainian qualifier Alexandr Dolgopolov 4-6, 7-6 (7/5), 6-2 on Saturday to set up his 41st career meeting with Federer...

    Belarus Frees Six Political Prisoners
    Aug23

    Belarus Frees Six Political Prisoners

    Belarus’ authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko has freed six political prisoners, including a former presidential candidate, in what appears to be an overture to the West. Lukashenko’s office released a statement Saturday calling the pardons a humanitarian gesture. Those freed include Mikola Statkevich who ran for president in...

    Ukraine Says Donbas Situation Worsening
    Aug23

    Ukraine Says Donbas Situation Worsening

    The Ukrainian military says the situation has worsened in eastern Ukraine where Russian-backed separatists are battling government forces. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Djokovic struggles past qualifier in Cincinnati semifinal
    Aug22

    Djokovic struggles past qualifier in Cincinnati semifinal

    MASON, Ohio (AP) — Novak Djokovic rallied to avoid another upset at Cincinnati on Saturday, beating qualifier Alexandr Dolgopolov 4-6, 7-6 (5), 6-2 in the semifinals of the Western & Southern Open.The world’s top-ranked player has never won the tournament — the only one of the nine ATP Masters to elude him — and needed a comeback in the...

    Researchers say we don’t need to pass the Turing Test
    Aug22

    Researchers say we don’t need to pass the Turing Test

    One of the biggest misconceptions about artificial intelligence (AI) is thinking that it must pass the Turing Test to be truly intelligent. But AI scientists say the test is basically worthless and distracts people from real AI science. “Almost nobody in AI is working on passing the Turing Test, except maybe as a hobby,” Stuart...

    Poroshenko To Meet With EU’s Juncker On Ceasefire Violations
    Aug22

    Poroshenko To Meet With EU’s Juncker On Ceasefire Violations

    European Commission chief Jean Claude Juncker will hold talks in Brussels with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko about the tattered ceasefire in eastern Ukraine, the commission said August 21. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    ‘Political Hacks’ Wrote US Report Linking Russia To Crash Of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17: Ex-CIA Analyst
    Aug22

    ‘Political Hacks’ Wrote US Report Linking Russia To Crash Of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17: Ex-CIA Analyst

    A U.S. government report implicating Russia in the July 2014 crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was created by political writers rather than intelligence analysts, a former CIA analyst-turned-political activist told Russia’s Sputnik News. Sputnik is wholly owned by the Russian government, which reportedly backs Ukrainian separatists...

    Ugandan kayak team granted visas for Ottawa River competition
    Aug22

    Ugandan kayak team granted visas for Ottawa River competition

    Canadian immigration officials have granted visas to four members of the Ugandan freestyle kayaking team. They are now cleared to compete in the World Freestyle Kayaking Championships beginning Aug. 30 on the Ottawa River at Beachburg. It was third time lucky for the kayakers, who had twice been refused by the Canadian High Commission officials...

    The Kadyrov Factor: Why Putin Must Keep a Close Eye on His Chechen Strongman
    Aug22

    The Kadyrov Factor: Why Putin Must Keep a Close Eye on His Chechen Strongman

    In April 2015, Chechnya’s leader Ramzan Kadyrov announced that Chechen security forces had the right to fire on any Russian military units operating in Chechnya without his permission. Kadyrov’s assertive declaration grabbed the attention of the Kremlin and fuelled speculation that Putin’s relationship with Kadyrov was souring....