Roger Federer wins the Australian Open!

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Roger Federer has triumphed over Rafael Nadal in an epic five set match: 6-4, 3-6, 6-1, 3-6, 6-3! The 35 year old has defied the odds to overcome his Spanish rival and came back to defeat Nadal in the final seet with a deficit of 1-3 down. This is Federer’s 18th Grand Slam, and his fifth Australian Open title, which will propel Federer back into the top 10 in the rankings.

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Usain Bolt stripped of Olympic Gold after Nesta Carter caught doping:

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Usain Bolt has been stripped of his Olympic Gold medal after tests found that Nesta Carter tested positive for a banned substance, and because Carter was involved in the quartet which won the gold in the 4 x 100 metres team event in Beijing, the whole team lose their respective medals.

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Liberty Media takeover of F1 is complete for $8bn

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(From L to R)Sean Bratches, Chase Carey und Ross Brawn

The deal was completed on Monday and subsequently, Liberty Media is to be renamed the ‘Formula 1 Group’ to befit it’s new role at the head of the sport itself. Many, of course, will be sad – or relieved – to see Bernie Ecclestone depart from his role after Chase Carey – of Liberty Media – became the chairman of the company and added Ecclestone’s role – chief executive officer – to his duties.

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Star Wars Episode VIII Title Revealed:

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Fans have been waiting ever since Episode VII – The Force Awakens – came out to see what the next film had instore. Rogue One delayed next film in the newest trilogy, and was met with critical acclaim which called the film – set between the events of A New Hope – a successful spin-off for the franchise.

And now, out of nowehere, Star Wars’ official Twitter page has announced the title of Episode VIII:

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London’s Toxic Air

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A ‘very high’ alert has been announced by Sadiq Khan – the London Mayor – after the PM10 concentrations were at 101 micrograms; double the limit in the metropolitan city. Sadiq took to Twitter to announce this alert, and his reasons behind it:

“This is the highest level of alert and everyone – from the most vulnerable to the physically fit – may need to take precautions to protect themselves from the filthy air.”

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What’s going on with Trident?

imgid58446192-jpg-galleryTrident is the United Kingdom’s nuclear deterrent, introduced on four Vanguard-class submarines, and was the replacement for Polaris missile system in the 1980s; under Margaret Thatcher’s government.

It officially came into use in the 1990s, and was up for renewal this year, to which, on the 18th of July 2016, the House of Commons voted by a large majority to proceed to build a fleet of Dreadnought-class submarines, to be fully-operational by 2028, with the Vanguard-class to be phased out in 2032; therefore renewing the Trident systems until the 2060s.

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Protests mark Trump’s second day of presidency

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Two days after Trump was sworn in as the United States’ 45th President, women’s protests have begun across most states; condeming the new President for his mysoginistic views, and ultimately, his presidency. According to the BBC, the biggest US rally in Washington was more than 500,000 strong.

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