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Car Crash: Tiger Woods ‘Awake, Responsive’ After Surgery

Tiger Woods is “awake and responsive” following surgery on serious leg injuries suffered in a car crash in Los Angeles on Tuesday. The 15-time golf major champion, 45, had to be “extricated from the wreck” by firefighters and paramedics. The American suffered “open fractures affecting the tibia and fibula bones” in his lower right leg “stabilised by inserting a rod into the tibia”. Injuries to his foot and ankle have been stabilised with screws and pins. “He [Woods] is recovering in his hospital room,” added a statement, published on Woods’…

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Ebola Vaccines From WHO Arrive Guinea On Special Flight

A special plane carrying a consignment of Ebola vaccine landed in Guinea on Monday night. A dust storm in the Sahara forced the aircraft off course on Sunday when it was diverted to Senegal. Vaccinations are to begin in Guinea’s capital, Conakry, on Tuesday. Most of the 11,000 doses are to be taken to the south-eastern town of N’Zerekore. Five people have recently died there from Ebola. It’s West Africa’s first outbreak of the deadly hemorrhagic fever since 2016. BBC Share on: WhatsApp

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Australian Open: Naomi Osaka Beats Brady In Women’s Final

Japan’s Naomi Osaka cemented her place as the outstanding star of the women’s game by beating American Jennifer Brady in the Australian Open final to win her fourth Grand Slam title. Osaka, 23, is unbeaten in major finals after a 6-4 6-3 win in Melbourne. Osaka edged the first set when Brady, in her first Grand Slam final, paid for some glaring errors in the final game. The third seed seized control from that point, racing 4-0 ahead in the second set before sealing a deserved victory. Osaka has now…

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Google Names Exec To Oversee Responsible AI Research After Staff Unrest

Alphabet Inc’s Google has named Marian Croak, one of its few Black executives, to oversee research on responsible artificial intelligence (AI) after weeks of internal anger over its firing of a prominent Black scientist. Google confirmed Croak will manage 10 teams, including a dozen scientists studying the ethical considerations of automated technologies known as AI. Ethical AI co-lead Timnit Gebru said in December that Google abruptly fired her for contesting company orders. Employees for weeks have expressed concern that Gebru’s critiques of Google led to unfair punishment, and Croak has…

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Osaka Ends Williams’ Bid For Record-Equalling 24th Grand Slam Title

Naomi Osaka ended Serena Williams’ bid for a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam title in a storm of power hitting on Thursday, humbling the American great 6-3 6-4 to reach her second Australian Open finals. In a rematch of their tumultuous 2018 U.S. Open decider, Osaka underlined her status as the new queen of women’s tennis and soaked up the cheers from the Rod Laver Arena crowd as fans returned to the Grand Slam after a five-day lockdown. Three-time Grand Slam champion Osaka will meet the winner of Jennifer Brady and…

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Manchester United Drop Points, As Aubemayang Hat-Trick Lifts Arsenal

Manchester United lost ground in the 2020/2021 English Premier League (EPL) title race as they dropped points in a 1-1 draw at relegation-threatened West Bromwich Albion on Sunday. Bruno Fernandes equalised Mbaye Diagne’s early goal for second-bottom West Brom, but the home side held on for a draw. Manchester United are second, above Leicester City on goal difference but still seven points behind Manchester City, who beat Tottenham on Saturday, and having played a game more. West Brom remain second-bottom, 12 points from safety. “We should play better but we…

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FA Cup: Iheanacho’s Goal Sends Leicester Through To Q-Finals

Nigeria’s Kelechi Iheanacho struck deep into stoppage time to send Leicester City into the FA Cup quarter-finals with a 1-0 victory over Brighton & Hove Albion, on Wednesday. Extra time loomed when Ihenacho was picked out at the far post from a corner and he headed home. Both sides had goals ruled out within the space of a minute in the second half, Andi Zeqiri for Brighton and Cengiz Under for the hosts. Leicester also suffered a blow when James Justin was carried off on a stretcher after jarring his…

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WHO, China Agree On Coronavirus Origin, Tracing

Health experts from World Health Organisation (WHO) had reached several agreements with China during their trip to Wuhan in search of the COVID-19 origin, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said on Monday. “They were able to reach multiple agreements. I hope these will be thoroughly covered in their report,’’ Wang Wenbin, a foreign ministry spokesman, told reporters in Beijing. The spokesman said China stood for openness and transparency and would bolster scientific cooperation with other countries to reduce health risks. The experts arrived in Wuhan, the ground zero of the outbreak…

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Siemens Energy To Cut 7,800 Jobs Worldwide

Siemens Energy plans to cut 7,800 jobs worldwide by 2025, the company said on Tuesday when presenting its results for the first fiscal quarter, which were positive. Roughly one in 12 positions will go at the company, with 3,000 to be cut in Germany. The company was spun off from the German engineering giant Siemens in 2020. From October to December, the company earned 99 million euros on the bottom line, bringing it back to the profit zone. In the previous fiscal year, Siemens Energy had made billions in losses.…

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Messi Creates Another Record As FC Barcelona Beat Athletic Bilbao

FC Barcelona moved a place up into second in the Spanish La Liga on Sunday after a 2-1 win over Athletic Bilbao, with club captain Lionel Messi entering the record books again. Barca went ahead after 20 minutes, when Lionel Messi scored direct from a free-kick for his 650th goal in 750 games for the club. Athletic Bilbao came back into it when Jordi Alba put past Marc-Andre ter Stegen after 49 minutes. But FC Barcelona had the last word 16 minutes from time when Antoine Griezmann scored from Oscar Mingueza’s…

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