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Serena Williams v Victoria Azarenka: French Open 2015 – as it happened

<b>Well, that certainly lived up to our hopes, didn’t it?</b> Williams goes through to the fourth round, where she will play Sloane Stephens. Azarenka retreats to the locker room, where she will wonder how on Earth she came out on the wrong side of that match. Thanks for your company and goodnight.<p><b>Third</b> …

Alice Smeets's Ghetto Tarot – in pictures

Photography,Art and design,Culture,Haiti,Port-au-prince,World news,Health & wellbeing,Mental health,Life and style<p>Shooting a witchcraft workshop in England gave Belgian photographer Alice Smeets the idea for a new approach to photographing Haiti, a country she has documented since 2007. “I was …

The 2015 FA Cup final: Arsenal 4-0 Aston Villa, as it happened

Arsenal swatted Aston Villa aside to become the most successful club in FA Cup history.<p>7.40pm BST<p><b>Finally, here come Arsenal, the 2015 FA Cup champions!</b> They climb the famous Wembley steps, faces beaming, and Aston Villa fan Prince William - slightly grim-faced, it has to be said - hands the trophy …

Man killed by Oklahoma trooper after fight over truck rescue

More heavy rain soaks Texas as it grapples with floods that have killed 28<p>Read more<p>Oklahoma highway patrol troopers fatally shot a man who authorities say attacked officers as they arrived to help with a vehicle trapped in floodwaters.<p>Oklahoma and Texas have been hit by severe flooding since …

Bodies found in Ohio funeral home storage after their supposed cremation

Authorities in Ohio are investigating a funeral home in Toledo where 11 bodies were discovered in a damp room. They say the bodies were supposed to be cremated but instead were being stored in cremation boxes and body bags.<p>The Lucas County coroner’s office said the bodies of 10 adults and an infant …

Al Sharpton delivers 'justice revival' in wake of Cleveland officer's acquittal

Cleveland announces historic second settlement over chronic police abuse<p>Read more<p>When Al Sharpton got up to speak at the Olivet Institutional Baptist Church in Cleveland on Friday night, he was given a standing ovation. At what was billed as a “justice and reform revival”, attendees, mostly …

40 years of Spielberg's Jaws – in pictures

As Steven Spielberg’s 1975 monster movie turns 40, we share some lesser-known images from the making and release of a classic

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Russian aircraft head off US warship in Black Sea, news agency says

Russian military aircraft were scrambled to head off a US warship that was acting “aggressively” in the Black Sea, the state news agency RIA reported on Saturday, citing an anonymous source in Russia’s armed forces in Crimea.<p>The source was quoted as saying that the US destroyer Ross was moving …

Silvio Berlusconi mistakenly arrives at leftist party rally in Italy local elections

Former Italian premier, 78, tells supporters of Democratic party’s Paolo Micheli: ‘Young people, I’m counting on you to vote Paolo,’ before hastily departing<p>Italy’s 78-year-old former premier, Silvio Berlusconi, mistakenly turned up at a rally for a candidate from a left-leaning party on Friday …

Amir Khan no longer deserves Floyd Mayweather date after flat note | Bryan Armen Graham

Photograph: BPI/Rex Shutterstock<p>Amir Khan, left, in action against Chris Algieri in Brooklyn on Friday night. The British fighter won but did not impress. Photograph: BPI/Rex …

California oil spill: coast guard defends 'day zero' cleanup amid criticism

Environmentalists and senators have called the effort unsatisfactory, but officials cite a major challenge: ‘You can’t simply go to Home Depot and get buckets’<p>The leader overseeing a massive oil cleanup along the California coast defended the initial response, saying there were workers on the …

Jack Sock, last American man at French Open, through to fourth round

No sooner said than done.<p>The last American man in the French Open, Jack Sock, will make his fourth-round Grand Slam debut after beating 18-year-old Borna Coric of Croatia 6-2, 6-1, 6-4.<p>After ending the match with a cross-court backhand that Coric netted, Sock soaked up the applause, but the …

Summer in America: lobster pro tip – buy it straight from the guy who caught it

I’m about to do something I will probably regret, but here it is anyway: there is a place 45 minutes east of New York where, come the summer, you can buy lobster straight from the guy who sells it wholesale to all the best restaurants in the city, at a fraction of the retail price.<p>Every year it’s …

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Police fatally shoot man at public library in New Jersey

Police in northern New Jersey shot a man dead in a public library on Friday, after an apparent altercation with officers.<p>At a late-night press conference, Lyndhurst police chief James O’Connor identified the man as Kevin Allen. O’Connor said Allen was wanted for violating probation terms of a …

Blatter accuses US authorities and British press of campaign to topple him

Newly re-elected Fifa president Sepp Blatter has launched an astonishing attack on the US justice system and the British media in the wake of the string of bribery charges against senior officials that plunged world football into chaos last week.<p>Sepp Blatter hits out after the FA’s David Gill …

Syrian army barrel-bomb attacks kill at least 70 in Aleppo, activists say

Syrian army airstrikes killed at least 70 people, most of them civilians, and wounded scores in attacks Saturday in the northern province of Aleppo that struck civilian areas, including a packed market in a town held by Islamic State, activists said.<p>The deaths occurred in two separate incidents …

Germany's Steinmeier criticises Russian EU travel ban - video

Speaking from Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, the German foreign minister, criticises a Russian travel ban against European politicians on Saturday, calling for Moscow to be more transparent. Russia has imposed an entry ban on 89 European politicians and military leaders, a move …

O'Malley announces 2016 run with jab at Clinton and Bush 'royal families'

Martin O'Malley intends to win even if the odds are stacked against him<p>Read more<p>Martin O’Malley’s presidential announcement was as much a civic pride rally as a campaign event.<p>While the event had all the spectacle of presidential politics – with a booming Bruce Springsteen soundtrack and the former …

Health workers say ‘non’ as 35-hour week takes blame for France’s problems

Productivity is better than in Germany or Britain, and flexible arrangements are common, but still the working week is seen as the cause of France’s problems<p>Nurse Cécile Ngoue cannot stop and talk, she insists, or she will be late for her shift after attending a demonstration against reforms to …

NSA surveillance: Obama warns Congress against 'reckless' decision

Photograph: MICHAEL REYNOLDS/EPA<p>Obama delivers remarks following his meeting with US Attorney General Loretta Lynch in the Oval Office of the White House, in Washington, DC, 29 …

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US and Iran resume 'substantive' nuclear talks in Geneva as deadline looms

John Kerry and Iranian foreign minister in negotiating round before 30 June deadline as April framework pact left big questions unanswered<p>A month out from a nuclear deal deadline, top US and Iranian diplomats gathered in Geneva on Saturday in an effort to bridge differences over how quickly to ease …

Egypt frees Ohio State graduate from life sentence after 16-month hunger strike

Egyptian authorities freed an Egyptian American on Saturday who was sentenced to life in prison and had been on hunger strike for over a year, forcing him to renounce his Egyptian citizenship as a precondition of his release.<p>Mohammed Soltan, the son of a prominent member of the now-outlawed Muslim …

'People are going to be just as excited': Clinton courts Obama's black southern stronghold

Bryan Burns could not make up his mind. Here was this African-American voter in khaki shorts, a v-neck T-shirt and black-rimmed eyeglasses, browsing shops at the Crabtree Valley Mall, on a swelteringly hot Friday in the not-yet summer of the American south.<p>And there was Hillary Clinton, who needs …

EU naval mission rescues more than 4,200 migrants in 24 hours

More than 4,200 migrants trying to reach Europe have been rescued from boats in the Mediterranean in the past 24 hours, the Italian coastguard has said.<p>In some of the most intense Mediterranean migrant traffic of the year, a total of 4,243 people were saved from fishing boats and rubber dinghies in …

John McCain urges US to provide more defensive weapons to Vietnam

America needs to provide Vietnam with more defensive weapons, Senator John McCain said Saturday as tensions in the Asia Pacific region heightened over China’s expanding land reclamation projects in the South China Sea.<p>But US efforts so far are focused on delivering some of the limited maritime …

Bring back the boss class, say employees fed up with self-ruling ‘holacracy’

Staff of company at forefront of communal management craze sweeping the US rebel at lack of hierarchy<p>Sick of the boss? Weary of instruction? As many as 300 US companies are embracing holacracy, a self-managing philosophy some say can make businesses more resilient, innovative and better attuned to …

Sepp Blatter attacks critics as he vows to pull Fifa through corruption crisis

Fifa’s re-elected president, Sepp Blatter, has continued to attack his opponents, insisting he is still the right man to lead world football’s governing body through the corruption crisis engulfing it.<p>The 79-year-old, who won a fifth term on Friday, slammed his critics for conducting a “hate” …

Sepp Blatter comes out fighting after re-election as Fifa president – as it happened

Head of football’s world governing body holds press conference in Zurich after winning a fifth term and blasting US authorities’ Fifa investigation and what he calls Europe’s ‘hate’ campaign<p>1.33pm BST<p>Anyway, that’s more than enough. Owen Gibson’s report on the day’s events will be here shortly, in …

Rio Ferdinand announces his retirement from football

• The former England defender ends his career at 36<br>• Ferdinand praises the ‘genius’ of Sir Alex Ferguson<br>• Ferdinand ‘overwhelmed’ by support after wife’s death<p>Rio Ferdinand announced his retirement on Saturday, calling time on a 19-year career that was one of the finest in English football.<p>In a …

89 European politicians and military leaders banned from Russia

Russia has imposed an entry ban on 89 European politicians and military leaders, in a move that has angered Europe and worsened the country’s standoff with the west over the Ukraine conflict.<p>The list, which includes former deputy prime minister Nick Clegg and former defence secretary Sir Malcolm …