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US veterans leave for France ahead of 80th D-Day commemorations

Fance, June 3 -- On Sunday, the group of 60 veterans - donning customised jackets commemorating the anniversary - arrived at Atlanta airport to the clapping and cheering from the flight crew and a hig... Read More


Roland Garros: Five things we learned on Day 8 - what's in a name?

Fance, June 3 -- Payback? Iga Swiatek's 6-0, 6-0 demolition of Anastasia Potopova was, at 40 minutes, the shortest match of her career. It had nothing to do with old times, said the 23-year-old Pole.... Read More


Djokovic grinds past Cerundolo to reach last eight at French Open

Fance, June 3 -- But the 25-year-old Argentine failed to kill him off and the 37-year-old Serb recovered to complete an extraordinary 6-1, 5-7, 3-6, 7-5, 6-3 victory in four hours and 39 minutes. At ... Read More


New Caledonia separatists renew call on Paris to abandon voting reform

Fance, June 3 -- The Socialist Kanak National Liberation Front (FLNKS) - named for the indigenous people who fear being marginalised by the changes - said President Emmanuel Macron should "be clear in... Read More


Euclid space telescope offers captivating new images nearly a year after launch

Fance, June 3 -- Euclid is a wide-angle space telescope equipped with a 600-megapixel camera to capture visible light. It was developed by the European Space Agency (ESA) and the Euclid Consortium. T... Read More


Swiatek and Gauff zoom into French Open quarter-finals in straight sets

France, June 2 -- Swiatek, 23, who is seeking a fourth singles crown at the tournament in five years, destroyed her Russian opponent 6-0, 6-0 in 40 minutes. Gauff, 21, dispatched Cocciaretto 6-1, 6-... Read More


Djokovic advances to last-16 at French Open after late-night epic with Musetti

France, June 2 -- Djokovic, who is seeking a fourth title in Paris and a record 25th singles crown at a Grand Slam tournament, triumphed 7-5, 6-7, 2-6, 6-3, 6-0, after a night-session match lasting fo... Read More


Great Barrier Reef bleaching crisis 'like a bushfire underwater'

France, June 2 -- Species of coral typically resistant to bleaching are also struggling after the latest marine heatwave brought sea surface temperatures to a peak of 2.5 degree C above average. Ove... Read More


Alcaraz outwits Auger-Aliassime to march into quarter-finals at French Open

France, June 2 -- The 21-year-old was too swift and enterprising for the 23rd seed who was unable to punch through the Spaniard's defences in their sixth meeting on the senior tour but their first on ... Read More


Roland Garros: Five things we learned on Day 7 - A day to remember

France, June 2 -- Rain holds up the love And so the rain washed away the joys of doubles play on Day 7. French Open organisers decided to scrap the games as they announced that play would get under wa... Read More