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US Open 2019: Rafael Nadal beats Diego Schwartzman to reach semi-finals

US Open 2019: Rafael Nadal beats Diego Schwartzman to reach semi-finals

Sports
US Open 2019Venue: Flushing Meadows, New York Dates: 26 Aug - 8 SepCoverage: Live text and BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra commentary on selected matches on the BBC Sport website and app. Click here for Live Guide. Rafael Nadal remains the favourite to win the US Open - and move within one of Roger Federer's tally of 20 Grand Slams - after a hard-fought quarter-final win over Diego Schwartzman.Spanish second seed Nadal won 6-4 7-5 6-2 against the Argentine 20th seed.But he was made to work as Schwartzman twice rallied from four-game deficits in a stuffy Arthur Ashe stadium. Nadal, 33, will next play Italy's 24th seed Matteo Berrettini, who beat Gael Monfils in their last-eight match.Three of th...
US Open 2019: Johanna Konta beats Zhang Shuai to reach fourth round

US Open 2019: Johanna Konta beats Zhang Shuai to reach fourth round

Sports
US Open 2019Venue: Flushing Meadows, New York Dates: 26 Aug - 8 SepCoverage: Live text and BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra commentary on selected matches on the BBC Sport website and app. Click here for Live Guide. British number one Johanna Konta was in devastating form to beat China's Zhang Shuai and reach the US Open fourth round.The 29-year-old won 6-2 6-3 in 71 minutes to reach the last 16 for the third Grand Slam in a row.Konta, ranked 16th in the world, will face Czech third seed Karolina Pliskova for a place in the quarter-finals. She is the last Briton left in the singles at Flushing Meadows after Dan Evans lost to Roger Federer earlier."I'm really pleased. I am playing tough opponents...
PPI claims: Banks hard to reach as deadline arrives

PPI claims: Banks hard to reach as deadline arrives

Business
Consumers say they are having problems making claims for mis-sold payment protection insurance (PPI) with just hours to go until the deadline.Santander's online complaints form stopped working on Wednesday night. NatWest's form also had issues. There have also been long waits to reach banks by phone amid a surge of last-minute calls.Customers have until 23:59 to make a claim as one the UK's biggest financial scandals draws to a close. Some customers vented their fury about the issues on Twitter. Skip Twitter post by @wozza180 @Barclays Any danger of someone picking up the phone on your ppi line.I waited over an hour just to be cut off last...
‘Amazing’ gene-silencing drugs reach NHS

‘Amazing’ gene-silencing drugs reach NHS

Health
A new form of medicine called "gene-silencing" has been approved for use by the NHS in England. The drugs will be used to reverse a disease called amyloidosis, which causes nerve and organ damage. It can be fatal.Vince Nicholas, whose twin brother and mother both died from the disease, says the therapies are giving him hope.Doctors say gene-silencing is making the "previously untreatable, treatable" and has huge potential in medicine. Gene-silencing: 'New class' of medicine reverses disease porphyria Huntington’s breakthrough may stop disease How bad is amyloidosis?"It's decimated our family," said Vince from Salisbury."My mum had five siblings and they all died of it. There are five of us, three of us have it and one has died."T
Dow futures climb after the US and Mexico reach a deal to avoid tariffs

Dow futures climb after the US and Mexico reach a deal to avoid tariffs

Finance
President Donald Trump tours the area around the U.S.-Mexico border wall in Calexico, California, U.S., April 5, 2019.Kevin Lemarque | ReutersU.S. stock index futures were higher Monday morning as international trade continues to remain under focus.Around 5:50 a.m. ET, Dow futures indicated a positive open of 100 points. Futures of S&P and Nasdaq were also seen higher.U.S. President Donald Trump announced Sunday that proposed tariffs on Mexican imports would be suspended indefinitely. Trump said in a Twitter post Sunday that he has "full confidence" that Mexico will crack down on migration from Central America, after the two neighbors reached a consensus. The New York Times reported Saturday that the deal to avert tariffs largely comprised actions Mexico had already agreed to take.Mea...