London. Rafael Nadal tops the bill in the Wimbledon second round on Thursday, eyeing a clear path to the semi-finals as Iga Swiatek seeks a 37th consecutive win. Two-time winner Nadal, hunting a calendar Grand Slam, was given a fright in his opener before finding his mojo against Francisco Cerundolo to win in four sets ... Crippling foot pain ... AFP ... .
. HOUSTON - Four men have been charged after 53 migrants died in a sweltering 18-wheeler in San Antonio, south central US stateTexas, authorities said on Wednesday ... Local media reported he has a lengthy criminal record dating back to the 1990s ... Those found alive were hot to the touch and suffering from heat stroke and exhaustion ... .
QUITO, June 29 (Xinhua) -- Ecuadoran President Guillermo Lasso on Wednesday declared a 30-day state of emergency in four provinces of Azuay, Imbabura, Sucumbios and Orellana, citing an escalation of violence in the indigenous protest ... Enditem .
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R. Kelly has today (June 29) been sentenced to 30 years in prison, following his conviction last year on charges of sex trafficking and racketeering ... He was found guilty on nine accounts. Prosecutors initially sought a 25 year sentence for the singer while lawyers for Kelly said he should receive no more than 10 years ... She continued.
Oil prices fell on Thursday ahead of the meeting of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) in anticipation of the group's supply decision for August ... Investors are eyeing the OPEC+ group meeting, which will take place later in the day, to determine oil production for the summer months ... .
Uddhav Thackeray, the chief minister of India's richest state Maharashtra, resigned late on Wednesday after days of political uncertainty. He seems to have pre-empted the outcome after the Supreme Court ordered his government to prove his majority in the state assembly on Thursday ... The Sena is at a crossroads ... The answers may lie in its history ... .
A fireman sits among the rubble of the shopping mall targeted by a Russian missile strike in Kremenchuk, Ukraine. Ukraine is winning the war and Russia has lost 25,000 troops since the invasion began, the defence secretary has insisted ... Speaking to LBC, Wallace said. “I would still say the Ukrainians are winning ... He told Sky News ... Wallace added ... .
Hong Kong's "one country, two systems" form of government has given the city huge autonomy which it didn't have under British rule, a former leader has claimed to the BBC... Mr Leung was Hong Kong's chief executive when huge pro-democracy protests erupted in 2014 ... Mr Leung also told the BBC that "Taiwan is part of China. There's no doubt about that" ... .