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Russian toddler survives six-floor trash chute fall

Russian toddler survives six-floor trash chute fall

SAINT PETERSBURG – Russian investigators launched a probe Wednesday against a couple suspected of throwing their toddler into a trash chute from the sixth floor of an apartment building.
The two-year-old survived the fall down the narrow chute and neighbours discovered him on the trash heap of the apartment building in the northwestern city of Saint Petersburg on Tuesday after they heard him crying.
The boy suffered concussion, a broken leg and several other injuries and

Federer survives thriller, Venus battles bravely

MELBOURNE – Reigning champion Roger Federer was taken to five gripping sets by French nemesis Gilles Simon Wednesday before scraping into the Australian Open’s third round.
The world number two, defending his only remaining Grand Slam crown, was pegged back from two sets up before scoring his first-ever win over Simon, 6-2, 6-3, 4-6, 4-6, 6-3, to stay on course for his fifth Open title. It was a desperately close call for the 29-year-old, who holds a record 16 Grand Slam titles

Irish PM survives leadership challenge

DUBLIN – Irish Prime Minister Brian Cowen set his sights Wednesday on a looming election after seeing off a leadership challenge from his foreign minister, who had criticised his handling of an EU-IMF bailout.
A majority of the 71 lawmakers from the ruling Fianna Fail party backed Cowen in a secret confidence vote on Tuesday night. Foreign Minister Micheal Martin, who had called for a new leader and criticised Cowen over his handling of the economic crisis, quit after his failed

Del Potro survives, baghdatis quits

SYDNEY – Former U.S. Open champion Juan Martin Del Potro won his first match in a year on Monday, coming through a 200-minute test of his fitness with a 6-7 7-6 7-6 victory over Feliciano Lopez at the Sydney International. The 22-year-old Argentine has played only two tournaments since having surgery last May on a wrist injury that hampered his Australian Open campaign last year, losing in the first round in both. One of those defeats was to Lopez in Tokyo but on Monday at the Sydney

Kuwaiti premier survives vote but crisis lingers

KUWAIT CITY – Kuwait’s premier on Wednesday narrowly survived a parliament vote seen as a serious bid to oust him over a police crackdown, but the opposition vowed to keep up their bid to unseat him.
Twenty-five MPs voted in support of Prime Minister Sheikh Nasser Mohammad al-Ahmad al-Sabah, a nephew of the oil-rich Gulf state’s ruler, while 22 were against him and one abstained, speaker Jassem al-Khorafi said.
“In accordance with the constitution, parliament reaffirms its

Hopman Cup – Serbs march towards final as Ivanovic survives injury scare

PERTH – Serbian Ana Ivanovic overcame an injury scare as her top seeded nation closed in on a berth in the Hopman Cup final with a 3-0 win over Australia in the mixed teams tournament on Tuesday. Ivanovic gave her country the lead with a straight sets win over Alicia Molik in the women’s singles, 6-4, 6-0, but felt a sharp pain in her left knee in the third game of the second set.
The world number 17 pulled up sore after the last point of the third game, in which she broke the

Two die as Afghan official survives suicide attack

KANDAHAR – Two civilians died and 11 others were injured in a Taliban suicide car bomb attack targeting a district governor in southern Afghanistan Saturday, local officials said.
The attack near Kandahar city — the spiritual home of the Taliban — targeted the governor of Dand district, Ahmadullah Nazak, but he escaped unhurt, officials said. “At around 2:00pm, a suicide bomber detonated his vehicle packed with explosives near the convoy of Dand district chief Ahmadullah

Berlusconi barely survives no-confidence vote

ROME: Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi narrowly survived a no-confidence motion on Tuesday that left his struggling centre-right government clinging to power by a handful of votes.
The result reinforced Berlusconi’s reputation as one of the great survivors of Italian politics but left him badly weakened, without the numbers in parliament to ensure stability at a time of big economic challenges and a menacing euro zone debt crisis.
Berlusconi’s survival was ensured

Wozniacki survives scare, Djokovic fights through haze

World number one Caroline Wozniacki began life at the top with an injury scare Friday, while champion Novak Djokovic said players should have access to oxygen tanks on court after yet another smoggy day in Beijing.
Ecstasy turned to agony for Wozniacki less than 24 hours after she was crowned world number one when she crumpled to the ground clutching her left knee in tears while leading Serbia’s Ana Ivanovic 7-6 3-1.
The 20-year-old overstretched as she smashed a backhanded