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Serena, Djokovic advance as teenager Bellis' dream run ends at US Open

Aug 29, 2014 at 11:21 | Source: FirstPost

Top seeds Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic were forced to take a backseat to America's latest tennis sweetheart on Thursday, as 15-year-old Catherine Bellis hogged the Flushing Meadows limelight once again.However, Bellis, who shot from obscurity t...

TMNT review: A terribly made film that will also destroy your childhood

Aug 29, 2014 at 10:54 | Source: FirstPost

I watched the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie in the early 90s. I had milk teeth and the film was unlike anything Id seen before. I got a pair of TMNT shoes as birthday gift. I made my father buy me pizza for the first time after seeing t...

Navigate College Data? Try Student-Built Apps

Aug 29, 2014 at 04:40 | Source: Economic Times

Vaibhav Verma was frustrated that he could not get into the most popular courses at Rutgers University, so he decided a new approach. He built a Web-based application that could repeatedly query the New Jersey university's registration system. As soo...

After 4 year, Venus Williams back in third round of US Open

Aug 28, 2014 at 09:54 | Source: FirstPost

New York: Two-time champion Venus Williams is back in the third round of the US Open for the first time since 2010, a year before she announced she had been diagnosed with an autoimmune disease.The 19th-seeded Williams, at 34 the oldest woman left in...

Kvitova, Bouchard storm into into second round at US Open

Aug 27, 2014 at 08:57 | Source: FirstPost

Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova and runner-up Eugenie Bouchard launched their US Open campaigns with a bang, blasting by their respective first-round opponents in quick fashion on Tuesday.Third-seeded Kvitova of the Czech Republic crushed Kristina M...

Qatar seeks to free more U.S. hostages in Syria - source

Aug 27, 2014 at 05:15 | Source: FirstPost

DOHA (Reuters) - Qatar is working to help free four Americans held hostage in Syria by various armed groups, a Gulf source familiar with the matter said on Monday, a day after the Gulf Arab state's diplomacy helped free a journalist held since 2012.T...

Gaza ceasefire takes hold as focus turns to longer term

Aug 27, 2014 at 04:30 | Source: FirstPost

GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - A ceasefire between Israel and the Palestinians aimed at ending their seven-week conflict in Gaza appeared to be holding early on Wednesday as the focus shifted to securing an arrangement for the long term.No clear victor e...

Three killed in U.N. helicopter crash in South Sudan

Aug 26, 2014 at 23:30 | Source: FirstPost

JUBA (Reuters) - Three crew members of a U.N. peacekeeping helicopter in South Sudan were killed on Tuesday when their aircraft crashed on a routine cargo flight, the United Nations said.A fourth crew member of the Mi-8 helicopter contracted to the U...

Gaza ceasefire deal reached, Palestinian groups say

Aug 26, 2014 at 23:15 | Source: FirstPost

GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Palestinian officials said on Tuesday a Gaza ceasefire deal with Israel has been reached under Egyptian mediation and a formal announcement of an agreement was imminent.There was no immediate confirmation from Israel, where...

4 time Emmy winner Jim Parsons is not just known for playing Sheldon Cooper

Aug 26, 2014 at 17:32 | Source: FirstPost

Jim Parsons has cracked it again.Nominated for the seventh time for his work on The Big Bang Theory as the lovable Sheldon Cooper, Parsons won the Emmy Awards for the fourth time in the Best Actor category in a Comedy, beating out Louie's Louis CK, E...

Emmys 2014: 'Breaking Bad' wins big with five awards

Aug 26, 2014 at 09:25 | Source: FirstPost

Los Angeles: "Modern Family" won a record-tying fifth best comedy series Emmy Award and a dominant "Breaking Bad" captured the top drama award and a trio of acting honors in Monday's ceremony, which took a somber turn as Robin Wil...

Gritty Andy Murray battles cramps to win against Haase at US Open

Aug 26, 2014 at 08:57 | Source: FirstPost

New York: Spinning in 70 mph second serves, grabbing at his hamstring during points, Andy Murray gritted his way through head-to-toe cramps to win at the USOpen.Murray outlasted Robin Haase 6-3, 7-6 (6), 1-6, 7-5 in the first round Monday during an a...

Emmys 2014: Billy Crystal pays emotional 'cosmic' tribute to Robin Williams

Aug 26, 2014 at 08:50 | Source: FirstPost

With a lump in his throat and a somber tremble in his voice, actor Billy Crystal paid a cosmic tribute to Robin Williams at the Primetime Emmy Awards on Monday, two weeks after the comedian died in an apparent suicide.Crystal, a longtime friend of Wi...

Gaza live: We will arm Palestine says Iran as crisis deepens

Aug 26, 2014 at 08:45 | Source: FirstPost

8:30 am: Rocket fired from Lebanon hits northern Israel A rocket fired from Lebanon crashed into northern Israel on Monday night, the army said, without any immediate reports of injuries."At least one rocket fired from Lebanon hit the Upper Gali...

Bike belonging to Robin Williams goes for $20,000 at charity auction

Aug 26, 2014 at 08:21 | Source: FirstPost

A bicycle belonging to Robin Williams' has sold at $20,000 at a charity auction.The late actor gave his handmade Pegoretti bicycle to the Drever Family Foundation's annual Hotbed benefit in Tiburon, California, a few weeks before his death, reported ...

Ukraine's president sets parliamentary election for Oct 26

Aug 26, 2014 at 04:45 | Source: FirstPost

KIEV (Reuters) - President Petro Poroshenko dissolved Ukraine's parliament on Monday and announced an election on Oct. 26 in the country that is fighting a war against separatists that has driven relations with Russia to an all-time low.Poroshenko's ...

Rival second Libyan assembly chooses own PM as chaos spreads

Aug 26, 2014 at 03:15 | Source: FirstPost

BENGHAZI Libya/CAIRO (Reuters) - The Libyan parliament that was replaced in an election in June reconvened on Monday and chose an Islamist-backed deputy as its prime minister, leaving the chaotic country with two rival leaders and assemblies each bac...

Ukraine president signs decree to dissolve parliament ahead of election

Aug 26, 2014 at 01:30 | Source: FirstPost

KIEV (Reuters) - Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko signed a decree on Monday to dissolve parliament, he said on a Twitter post, paving the way for a new election."I have decided to prematurely end the authority of parliament," he wrote.U...

Iran deputy foreign minister to visit Saudi Arabia

Aug 26, 2014 at 00:45 | Source: FirstPost

DUBAI/RIYADH (Reuters) - Iran's deputy foreign minister will visit Saudi Arabia on Tuesday for the first bilateral talks between the Middle East's most intractable Muslim rivals since Iran's political landscape shifted in 2013, media in both countrie...

Games of Thrones tops Emmy list with 19 nominations

Aug 25, 2014 at 21:44 | Source: FirstPost

Los Angeles: Nominations for the 66th Emmy awards were announced on Thursday and HBO leads the pack with 99 nominations, including 19 forGame of Thrones.Netflix closely follows with 31 nods, of which 13 are for the political drama "House of Card...

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