We demand the release of our journalists unjustly jailed in Egypt.
Empire examines the new scramble for Africa
15 Mar 2013 12:15 GMT
Second round: Rafael Nadal made his triumphant return
to hard-court tennis, booking his third-round berth at Indian Wells with a
straight-sets victory over American Ryan Harrison.
"Any victory is important for me because that
gives me the chance to play another day. That\(***)s what I
need, to play matches. I need to compete," he said.
Second round: Old foe and defending champion Roger
Federer cruised into the third round with a 6-2, 6-3 victory over Uzbekistan\(***)s
Second round: But Spaniard David Ferrer became
the first major casualty of the tournament, beaten 3-6, 6-4, 6-3 by 37th-ranked
South African Kevin Anderson.
Second round: Women\(***)s top seed and defending
champion Victoria Azarenka survived a shaky start to make it safely into the
third round with a 6-4, 6-1 victory over two-time former champion Daniela
Second round: World number one and competition favourite Novak Djokovic booked his place in the third round but had to battle for it. The Serbian beat Italian Fabio Fognini 6-0, 5-7, 6-2 and admitted it was a difficult challenge and he made too many errors
Second round: Third seed Andy Murray also faced a challenge in his second round match against Russian Evgeny Donskoy. The U.S. Open champion was in rusty form during his first tournament on the ATP circuit for six weeks but came through with a 5-7, 6-2, 6-2 win
Third round: Former world number one Caroline Wozniacki celebrates a 6-2, 6-1 victory over Elena Vesnina. Also advancing to the fourth round were Victoria Azarenka, Angelique Kerber and Sam Stosur.
Third round: Tomas Berdych (pictured) continued his strong form with a two set victory over German Florian Mayer. Spaniard Rafael Nadal also advanced with the a walkover over Leonardo Mayer who suffered a back problem. A game off is likely to be just what Nadal wanted as he is still recovering from serious injury.
Fourth round: Maria Sharapova became the first top seed to gain entry into the quarter-finals. The Russian advanced with a 7-5, 6-0 win over Lara Arrubarrena-Vecino of Spain.
Third round: Eighth-seeded Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga used his brawn to knock out American Mardy Fish and gain a place in the fourth round. He triumphed after two tie breakers and joins Brit Andy Murray who defeated Lu Yen-Hsun of Taiwan.
Third round: Novak Djokovic (pictured) knocked Martin Del Potro out of the Dubai Open in the semis but both players are through to the fourth round in California. Del Potro defeated German Bjorn Phau and Djokovic got the better of Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov.
Fourth round: Maria Sharapova defeated
sixth-seeded Sara Errani 7-6 (6), 6-2 to reach the women\(***)s semi-finals without dropping a set. Next up is 13th-seeded Maria
Kirilenko, who beat No. 5 Petra Kvitova 4-6, 6-4, 6-3.
Fourth round: Rafael Nadal ended the run of Latvian
qualifier Ernests Gulbis with a 4-6,
6-4, 7-5 victory that set up a quarter-final against defending champion Roger Federer.
Federer survived a three-set marathon of his own to beat 18th-seeded Stanislas
Quarter-finals: The last eight saw two withdrawals from the women\(***)s competition. Australian Sam Stosur conceded to Angelique Kerber with a calf problem and top seed Victoria Azarenka dropped out due to a right ankle injury. That put Denmark\(***)s Caroline Wozniacki through to the semis.
Quarter-finals: Watch out for Rafa Indian Wells! Nadal confirmed he was back to his wicked winning ways with victory over Switzerland\(***)s Roger Federer. And it was pretty easy for the Spaniard who won 6-4, 6-2. Nadal faces Tomas Berdych is the last four.
Wife of Raif Badawi, a blogger sentenced to 10 years in Saudi Arabia and 1,000 lashes, says he is a "peaceful person".
Human Rights, Politics, Saudi Arabia
Salman, defence minister since 2011, takes the throne at age of 79 after demise of his half-brother King Abdullah.
Politics, Middle East, Saudi Arabia
As the world's elite gather at the World Economic Forum in Davos, many Paris citizens struggling just to get by.
Main opposition Syriza party's platform of delaying debt repayment aims to sweep vote and undo austerity hardship.
Politics, Germany, Greece
Fault Lines gains rare access into North Korea and examines the impact of US policies on the secretive nation.
Politics, Environment, US & Canada
The damaging health effects of Tunisia's phosphate mines on workers who hoped the Arab Spring would bring change.
Health, Politics, Tunisia
Can a beauty contest restore the dignity and hope of Colombian women put behind bars because of drugs and violence?
Arts & Culture, Latin America, Colombia
The story of Morocco's Jewish community told from the perspective of those who have left, stayed or are now returning.
Politics, War & Conflict, France