All posts by Tazeem Anjum

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MELBOURNE, Australia | The Latest: Barty withdraws from doubles at Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia—January 18, 2019— The Latest on Saturday at the Australian Open (all times local): 4:30 p.m. Ash Barty has withdrawn from the women’s doubles on the eve of her fourth-round match in the singles against 2008 Australian Open champion Maria Sharapova. Barty, who is seeded 15th in singles, teamed with two-time Australian Open champion Victoria … Continue reading MELBOURNE, Australia | The Latest: Barty withdraws from doubles at Australian Open

MEXICO CITY | Horrifying fireball at ruptured Mexico oil pipeline kills 21

MEXICO CITY  —January 18, 2019— A massive fireball that engulfed people scooping up spilling fuel from a pipeline ruptured by thieves in central Mexico killed 21 people and badly burned 71 others in what was a chronicle of a tragedy foretold. It came just three weeks after new President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador launched an offensive … Continue reading MEXICO CITY | Horrifying fireball at ruptured Mexico oil pipeline kills 21

BOGOTA, Colombia  | Colombia blames ELN for bomb, presses Cuba to arrest leaders

BOGOTA, Colombia  —January 18, 2019—Colombia called on Cuba to arrest 10 National Liberation Army commanders currently in Havana for stalled peace talks after a car bombing blamed on the leftist rebels killed 21 people and injured dozens at a police academy in Bogota. President Ivan Duque said late Friday that he had revoked a decree … Continue reading BOGOTA, Colombia  | Colombia blames ELN for bomb, presses Cuba to arrest leaders

PHOENIX | 4 convicted of entering refuge in quest to aid migrants

PHOENIX  —January 18, 2019—  A federal judge has found four women guilty of entering a national wildlife refuge without a permit as they sought to place food and water in the Arizona desert for migrants. U.S. Magistrate Judge Bernardo Velasco’s ruling Friday marked the first conviction against humanitarian aid volunteers in a decade. The four … Continue reading PHOENIX | 4 convicted of entering refuge in quest to aid migrants

MELBOURNE, Australia | Serena into Australian 4th Rd; dropped 9 total games so far

MELBOURNE, Australia  —January 18, 2019—  Serena Williams played clean and powerful tennis to overwhelm 18-year-old Dayana Yastremska of Ukraine 6-2, 6-1 and reach the Australian Open’s fourth round. Williams grabbed a pair of service breaks and a 4-0 lead after less than 15 minutes Saturday. Not only has Williams won every set she played this … Continue reading MELBOURNE, Australia | Serena into Australian 4th Rd; dropped 9 total games so far

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Democrats offer more money for border security

WASHINGTON—January 18, 2019—  The Latest on the partial government shutdown (all times local): 11:50 p.m. Democrats are adding hundreds of millions of dollars to improve ports of entry from Mexico and hire more immigration judges to a batch of spending bills the House will consider next week. The move represents the party’s first steps in … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Democrats offer more money for border security

MELBOURNE, Australia | The Latest: Serena Williams into Australian Open 4th round

MELBOURNE, Australia —January 18, 2019— The Latest on Saturday at the Australian Open (all times local): 3:45 p.m. Kei Nishikori got through the third round in straight sets against Joao Sousa, getting a bit of relief after his first two matches at Melbourne Park went to five sets. The eighth-seeded Nishikori had a 7-6 (6), 6-1, … Continue reading MELBOURNE, Australia | The Latest: Serena Williams into Australian Open 4th round

TOKYO | Pacific Rim trade bloc meets in Tokyo, prepping for growth

TOKYO — January 18, 2019— Trade ministers of a Pacific Rim trade bloc are meeting in Tokyo, gearing up to roll out and expand the market-opening initiative. The Pacific Rim free trade agreement, rejected by President Donald Trump after he took office in 2017, took effect at the end of last year after Australia became the … Continue reading TOKYO | Pacific Rim trade bloc meets in Tokyo, prepping for growth