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Novak Djokovic apologises after hitting line judge with ball at US Open

Novak Djokovic apologises after hitting line judge with ball at US Open

Sports
Venue: Flushing Meadows, New York Dates: 31 Aug-13 SeptCoverage: Selected live radio and text commentaries on BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra, BBC Sounds, the BBC Sport website and app.Novak Djokovic has apologised for hitting a line judge with a ball at the US Open, saying he is "extremely sorry for creating her such stress".The Serb, 33, who had just had his serve broken, took a ball out of his pocket and hit it behind him, striking the woman in her throat."This whole situation has left me really sad and empty," said Djokovic.external-link"I checked on the linesperson and the tournament told me that thank God she is feeling OK. "I'm extremely sorry to have caused her such stress. So unintended. So wrong. I'm not disclosing her name to respect her privacy."After a lengthy discussion, Djokov...
Soaring second home ownership hitting young people

Soaring second home ownership hitting young people

Business
The number of British people who own a second home, buy-to-let or overseas property has doubled since 2001, says think tank the Resolution Foundation. While the number of millennials who own a home continues to fall, one in 10 people now own an additional property.Just 37% of people born in the 1980s managed to buy a home at the age of 29, compared with half of those born in the 1960s.Wealth from owning a second home has risen since 2001 to almost £1 trillion.Buy-to-let property is now the most common form of property wealth, having grown by 58% since 2006-08, the report found.However, when looking at the number of people who can afford an additional property, millennials match the property ownership rates of other generations.This suggests that only youn...
Israel continues hitting Gaza targets after rocket attack

Israel continues hitting Gaza targets after rocket attack

World
Israeli forces have continued to hit targets across the Gaza Strip, just hours after a ceasefire was reported to have taken effect.The ceasefire was brokered by Egypt on Monday but shortly afterwards there were air raid sirens heard in southern Israel and rocket fire reported from Gaza. At least 30 rockets were fired into Israel on Monday, according to Israel, but nearly all of them were intercepted or landed in uninhabited areas.But six Israelis were injured when a rocket landed on a home in a farming community.The Iron Dome rocket defence system had not been activated because the attack was unexpected. Advertisement In retaliation, Israel hit back with 15 airstrikes in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, including...
How to see super wolf blood moon hitting UK skies

How to see super wolf blood moon hitting UK skies

Technology
Britons will need to rise early on Monday morning if they want to see one of the most spectacular astronomical events of the year - a super wolf blood moon. Depending on weather conditions, amateur astronomers in the UK will be able to witness a total eclipse of the moon for the last time until 2029.It will be visible in the western part of the sky as it begins to set, and will be visible to anyone who is able to see the full moon.The Royal Astronomical Society says that in the UK the moon "will be above the horizon throughout the eclipse, though from the extreme southeast of England the sun will have risen as it comes to an end." Image: The phases of the moon as it passes through Earth's shadow What time will it ...
Melbourne crash: Driver arrested after hitting pedestrians

Melbourne crash: Driver arrested after hitting pedestrians

World
Media playback is unsupported on your deviceAustralian police have arrested two people after a car drove into a crowd in Melbourne.The car "collided with a number of pedestrians" on Flinders Street, a busy junction in the centre of the city, said Victoria Police. Fourteen people have been injured, with several in a critical condition. Police have said it was a deliberate act but said it was too early to say whether it was terrorist-related. The driver and another man have been detained. "The motivations are unknown," police commander Russell Barrett said. The white SUV struck pedestrians just after 16:30 local time (05:30 GMT).Witness Jim Stoupas, who runs a business nearby, told the BBC: "It just barrelled through a completely full intersection of pedestrians. There was no attempt to bra...