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Kyle Edmund upset 13th seed Richard Gasquet before fellow Briton Johanna Konta powered past American Bethanie Mattek-Sands on day one of the US Open.

Edmund, ranked 84th, beat former semi-finalist Gasquet 6-2 6-2 6-3 to claim the best win of his career on a hot afternoon at Flushing Meadows.

The Briton, 21, will face American wildcard Ernesto Escobedo in round two.

British number one Konta, seeded 13th, was in superb form as she beat Mattek-Sands 6-3 6-3 in the evening session.

The 25-year-old goes on to face Bulgaria's Tsvetana Pironkova in round two.

Andy Murray is among six
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Laura Lanuza, from charity Proactiva Open Arms, describes the scene as thousands of migrants were rescued from boats near the Libyan coast.
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Bangladesh Tourism and Civil Aviation Minister Rashed Khan Menon on Friday batted for visa-on-arrival for Indian and Bangladeshi tourists and opened up all the closed border checkpoints for tourists."
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Alphabet executive steps down from Uber board
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Wilder's nephew said that the actor and writer died late Sunday in Stamford, Connecticut from complications from Alzheimer's disease.
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England are yet to play the "perfect game" in limited-overs cricket despite going unbeaten since April's World Twenty20 Final defeat by West Indies, fast bowler Liam Plunkett says.

This summer, England have won five one-day games - plus one tied and one washed out - and one 20-over contest.

The hosts could take a 3-0 lead in the ODI series against Pakistan at Trent Bridge on Tuesday, with two to play.

"We're not playing our best cricket - we can still improve," Plunkett said.

"That's a good thing because we are winning but we can still kick it up another gear.

"You want that pe
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At least 60 people are now known to have been killed in Yemen by a suicide bomber, who drove a car into a military building in the city of Aden.
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Mumbai: Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation on Friday said it is launching a host of initiatives, including passenger insurance and unreserved ticketing.

"We are going to start passenger insurance soon and have already issued letter of award. We have short-listed three companies. The insurance would be less than Rs 2 per trip for a sum insured of Rs 10 lakh," Arun Kumar Manocha, Chairman and Managing director of IRCTC, said here.