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  • Serena follows sister Venus to Auckland exit

    Serena Williams suffered a shock second-round defeat at the Auckland Classic Wednesday following her sister Venus's earlier withdrawal with an arm injury.

  • Castro cigars, Ali's boxing gloves highlight auction

    Muhammad Ali's fight gloves and a box of cigars signed by the Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro are among some of the highlights in an auction of memorabilia steeped in sporting history.

  • Mexico win a thriller

    Skipper Rafael Marquez scored an 89th minute winner as Mexico stunned the United States 2-1 in a thrilling World Cup qualifying duel between the arch-rivals here Friday.

  • MLS posts record attendances

    Major League Soccer attendances climbed to record levels for a third straight year this season, putting the US top flight above

  • Should America intervene in Yemen?

    While Americans are engrossed in Donald Trump's vulgar and offensive comments on women, and allegations about his sexual misconduct with multiple women in the past, seemingly the US Administration is busy teaching the pro-Iranian Houthi rebels a lesson.

  • US skydiver jumps without parachute into net from 25,000ft

    American Luke Aikins has become the first person to jump from 25,000 ft (7,620m) without a parachute, landing safely in a net.

  • Croatia beat USA in stunning comeback

    Teenager Borna Coric complete an unlikely comeback for Croatia as the small Balkan nation beat the United States 3-2 in a Davis Cup quarter-final in Oregon.

  • Messi retires from international football

    Lionel Messi sensationally announces his retirement from international football after Argentina crashed to an upset defeat against Chile in the final of the Copa America.

  • Orlando: Dad unaware that attacker had 'hatred in his heart'

    The father of a gunman who killed 50 people in an Orlando gay club says he did not know that his son had "hatred in his heart".

  • Chile win on last-gasp penalty

    Chile has a controversial 101st-minute penalty to thank for Friday's 2-1 win over Bolivia as the side's Copa America Centenario campaign is re-ignited in Group D.

  • Muhammad Ali to be laid to rest

    Muhammad Ali will be laid to rest Friday, the culmination of a two-day farewell for the beloved boxing legend and civil rights hero who electrified crowds the world over.

  • Brazil crush Haiti

    Philippe Coutinho strikes a spectacular hat-trick and Renato Augusto scores twice as Brazil crush Haiti 7-1 in their Copa America Centenario Group B match at the Citrus Bowl.

  • Ali's funeral open to all

    The world is invited to the funeral of Muhammad Ali in his hometown on Friday where the boxing legend's life will be celebrated with a public funeral procession and memorial service.

  • Brazil fire blanks, Peru edge Haiti

    Eight times champions Brazil are held 0-0 by Ecuador in the glamour game as the second day of the centenary Copa America tournament muster up only one, albeit spectacular, goal from three matches on Saturday.

  • Messi arrives for Copa

    Lionel Messi touches down in California on Friday as Argentina prepare for the possibility that the injured Barcelona superstar may not be fit for next week's Copa America Centenario showdown with Chile.

  • Rodriguez, Zapata silence USA

    Colombia come and spoil the party, easing to a 2-0 win over the United States in the Copa America Centenario curtain raiser in Santa Clara on Friday.

  • Trump vows 'America first' foreign policy

    Republican White House frontrunner Donald Trump promises a top-to-bottom overhaul of US foreign policy Wednesday to put "America first" and make its allies pay up.

  • Press freedom declined, watchdog says warning of 'new era of propaganda'

    World press freedom deteriorated in 2015, especially in the Americas, advocacy group Reporters Without Borders said as it released its annual rankings, warning of "a new era of propaganda".

  • Vast majority of Americans don’t trust the news media

    Trust in the news media is being eroded by perceptions of inaccuracy and bias, fueled in part by Americans' skepticism about what they read on social media.

  • Americans happy at home, upset with federal government

    An AP-GfK poll finds that most Americans are happy with their friends and family, feel good about their finances and are more or less content at work. It's government, particularly the federal government, that's making them see red.

  • US climate change campaigner dies snorkeling at Great Barrier Reef

    Award-winning American environmental photographer Gary Braasch dies while snorkeling at the northern end of the Great Barrier Reef.

  • US Republicans express Donald Trump fears

    Senior Republicans are speaking out against front-runner Donald Trump after his seven-state victory in the race for the party's presidential pick.

  • US election: Hillary, Trump rack up more wins

    Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton each take a giant step toward securing the White House nominations of their parties Tuesday, thumping rivals in a slew of "Super Tuesday" primaries.

  • Five things to know about Harper Lee

    Enrich yourself with five exciting facts about Nelle Harper Lee, the author who defined true grit, and moved readers with her persuasive style of storytelling.

  • US Middle East policy

    American foreign policy is not what it used to be, at least when it comes to the Middle East.

  • Search to find dog with short spine a new home goes viral

    An attempt by an animal shelter in America to find a dog a new home has gone viral. Quasimodo is one of 13 dogs in the world to have short spine syndrome, which is severe shortening of the spine due to compression of the vertebrae.

  • Zika virus is 'spreading explosively'

    WHO Director-General Dr Margaret Chan said the virus — which has been linked to birth defects and neurological problems — was becoming much more of a threat.

  • Embrace time of 'extraordinary change': Obama

    President Barack Obama told Americans nervous about terror and the changing economy that they should not fear the future, in a farewell State of the Union address that drew sharp contrast with Republicans.

  • What's in a cigarette?

    Over 3,200 Americans under the age of 18 smoke their first cigarette every day, and most of them are unaware of what they are getting into. Many new smokers may not realize how quickly their new habit can lead to heart disease, stroke, diabetes, lung diseases, and certain types of cancer.

  • Teens think Facebook uncool, but still use it

    American teens think Facebook has definitely lost its cool factor, but use it as much as ever.