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Konta beats world number one Kerber despite nasty fall – report & video

Konta beats world number one Kerber despite nasty fall – report & video

Sports
Media playback is not supported on this device Eastbourne 2017Venue: Devonshire Park, Eastbourne Date: 26 June-1 JulyCoverage: Live across BBC Two, Red Button, Connected TVs and online.Johanna Konta showed her Wimbledon credentials with a dramatic win over world number one Angelique Kerber after recovering from a heavy fall on match point in the Eastbourne quarter-final.The British number one, 26, won 6-3 6-4 against Germany's Kerber to reach the Aegon International semi-finals.Konta took her fourth match point after a stoppage of almost 10 minutes as she needed treatment following the fall.Compatriot Heather Watson is also through after beating Barbora Strycova.Both Konta and British number three Watson reached the semi-finals by winnin...
Bolt labours to victory in one of his final 100m races – report & video

Bolt labours to victory in one of his final 100m races – report & video

Sports
Media playback is not supported on this device Usain Bolt failed to run a sub-10 second time for the second race in succession as he edged to victory at the Golden Spike meeting in Ostrava.At a meeting where Great Britain's Mo Farah eased to a 10,000m win, Bolt started slowly before hitting the front and holding off Cuba's Yunier Perez.Farah ran a time of 27 minutes and 12 seconds to beat Kenya's Mathew Kimeli.South Africa's Wayde van Niekerk set a world best of 30.81 for 300m, bettering Michael Johnson's record set in 2000.Full results from Golden Spike meeting (external site)Van Niekerk's piece of history Media playback is not supported on this device Olympic 400m champion Van Niekerk...

Report: Canadian army sniper sets record for longest kill shot

World
June 22 (UPI) -- A Canadian special elite forces member may have set a world record by killing a suspected insurgent in Iraq in Iraq with the world's longest kill shot, according to a report.The Globe and Mail reported that a member of Canada's Joint Task Force 2 set the world record for longest sniper shot to kill a human being. The unnamed sniper is said to have killed the suspected insurgent from a length of approximately 11,319 feet. The bullet traveled for 10 seconds before penetrating its target."The shot in question actually disrupted a Daesh [Islamic State] attack on Iraqi security forces," a military source told the paper. "Instead of dropping a bomb that could potentially kill civilians in the area, it is a very precise application of force and because it was so far way, the bad ...
Pakistan win Champions Trophy in style – report & highlights

Pakistan win Champions Trophy in style – report & highlights

Sports
Media playback is not supported on this device Champions Trophy final, The OvalPakistan 338-4 (50 overs): Fakhar 114, Azhar 59, Hafeez 57*India 158 all out (30.3 overs): Pandya 76, Amir 3-16, Hasan 3-19Pakistan won by 180 runsScorecardPakistan produced an incredible display to thrash fierce rivals India and win the Champions Trophy at The Oval. Fakhar Zaman hit a spectacular century to propel Pakistan to 338-4 in the scorching south London sunshine. Mohammad Amir then tore through the India top order to help reduce the defending champions to 54-5. India eventually limped to 158, Pakistan winning by 180 runs to take their first global 50-over title since 1992. Watch extended highlights on BBC Two at 23:15 BST (23:45 in Wales and 00:10 in ...
UK wealth gap 'widening over past decade' says report

UK wealth gap 'widening over past decade' says report

Business
The UK's wealth gap has been widening over the past decade, a report says. Think tank the Resolution Foundation estimates 1% of adults, some 488,000 people, own 14% of the nation's assets - worth about £11 trillion. At the other end of the financial scale, 15% (7.3 million people) either own no assets at all, or are in debt. The government has responded to the findings by insisting that income inequality is at its lowest level since the mid-1980s. The Resolution Foundation says it is non-partisan and was founded in 2005, with "the goal of improving living standards for the 15 million people in Britain on low and middle incomes".'Wealth gap'The foundation says the spreading of property wealth in the mid-1990s and mid-2000s fuelled a decade-long fall in wealth inequality - but that progress