World

U.S. signals open-ended presence in Syria, seeks patience on Assad's removal

PALO ALTO, Calif. (Reuters) - The United States signaled on Wednesday an open-ended military presence in Syria as part of a broader U.S. strategy to prevent Islamic State's resurgence, pave the way diplomatically for the eventual departure of Syrian Presi

Business

'Forza Horizon' Studio Reportedly Developing New Open-World 'Fable' Game For Xbox One

A new 'Fable' game is reportedly in development from the makers of 'Forza Horizon 6.'

Technology

Blockstream Launches Lightning Micropayments For Bitcoin Apps

Bitcoin startup Blockstream debuted the new micropayments system Lightning Charge on Tuesday, which could make it easier for developers to build apps for fast, cheap bitcoin payments through an open protocol called the Lightning Network.

Business

Funeral Home Cremates Wrong Body Ahead Of Open Casket Service

A funeral home in Nova Scotia cremated the wrong person for a service in December, CBC News reported. 

United States

Apple plans to open a new US campus as part of expansion

Apple finished $5 billion of renovations on its campus in Cupertino, California, and is now planning a new office.

Sport

Anna Kournikova serves up twins: Five things to know

Caroline Wozniacki survives an Australian Open scare, while Anna Kournikova serves up twins.

Finance

You can now open a Metro Bank account online by sending a selfie – and won’t pay anything for using its card in Europe

CUSTOMERS can now open a Metro bank account online – but you’ll need to send a selfie to get through the security checks. Before, people would have to go into a branch to open a current account, but now they can do it all via the website. Th

Technology

WhatsApp iPhone update allows YouTube videos to open directly inside conversations

When a friend sends you a link to a clip and you tap it, you'll no longer get kicked out of the messaging app

World

Australian Open 2018: Viktor Troicki hits umpire's head with ball

Watch the moment Viktor Troicki hits the umpire in the head with his return from a Nick Kyrgios serve at the Australian Open.

Technology

If you receive this link, DON’T open it: Terrifying ‘text bomb’ is causing Apple devices to crash

The link is being described as a ‘text bomb’, and exploits a bug in iOS and Mac devices

Tennis

Laura Robson becomes first player to suggest renaming Margaret Court Arena

• Robson first player at Australian Open to back Billie Jean King • ‘It’s a tough one but people need to have a think’ says 23-year-oldLaura Robson has come out in favour of renaming Margaret Court Arena, becoming the first

Politics

How Much Can You Get Away With If You're A Provocateur?

The short-lived appointment of Toby Young to a board in the Office of Students was an interesting scandal to open 2018. It raised a number of pointed issues, from accusations of cronyism - Jo Johnson...

Top News

Rafael Nadal comments on relationship with uncle Toni after easing into Australian Open third round

World number one Rafael Nadal secured his place in the third round of the 2018 Australian Open on Wednesday thanks to a 6-3 6-4 7-6 (7-4) win over Argentina's Leonardo Mayer.

Finance

Poundland to open 150 new FASHION branches as it vows to rival Tompan and River Island - full list revealed

Over a hundred more Poundland stores will stock Pep&Co clothing by Easter - as it vows to become a 'must-stop fashion destination'

Tennis

Rafael Nadal eases past Leonardo Mayer into third round of Australian Open

• Top seed beats battling Argentinian in straight sets• Spaniard faces Bosnian 28th seed Damir Dzumhur nextRafael Nadal withstood a spirited performance from Leonardo Mayer to reach the third round of the Australian Open.The world No 1 was no

Sport

Rafael Nadal reaches the Australian Open third round after seeing off Leonardo Mayer

The Spaniard triumphed 6-3 6-4 7-6 (7/4) to seal his spot in the next round

Sport

Nadal mows down Mayer to reach third round

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Top seed Rafa Nadal continued his marauding path through the Australian Open, hammering Argentine Leonardo Mayer 6-3 6-4 7-6 (4) to reach the third round on Wednesday.

World

7 dead as Myanmar police open fire to disperse protesters

Myanmar police opened fire at hundreds of protesters angry about a ban on a local festival, killing seven people, officials said Wednesday.

Tennis

Australian Open 2018: Caroline Wozniacki and Jo-WilfriedTsonga pull off miracle comebacks but teenager Marta Kostyuk wins again

CAROLINE WOZNIACKI and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga kept the younger generation at bay – but nothing can stop teenage sensation Marta Kostyuk. The Ukrainian, 15, became the youngest player to reach the third round of a Grand Slam since 1997. Kostyuk won the

Tennis

Australian Open 2018: Kyle Edmund shows his class to march into third round with victory over Denis Istomin

British No 2 needed just 89 minutes to defeat Istomin 6-2, 6-2, 6-4 and book his place in the third round with a 'good professional performance'

Top News

Chelsea open talks with West Ham to sign Carroll as Batshuayi awaits go ahead to complete loan move

Conte is keen to sign a striker in January and has identified Carroll as a potential target. Chelsea's pursuit for a striker is delaying Batshuayi's desire to leave on loan.

Wales

Prince Harry and Meghan Cardiff Castle visit open to public

Prince Harry and fiancee Meghan Markle will visit Cardiff Castle and a community group on Thursday.

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