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Caterham F1 team have two weeks to find a buyer

Caterham Formula One driver Kamui Kobayashi of Japan drives out from the pits during final practice ahead of the British Grand Prix at the Silverstone Race Circuit, central England, July 5, 2014. Credit: NEWS.GNOM.ES/Paul Hackett (NEWS.GNOM.ES) – The Caterham Formula One team may have to be wound up if a buyer does not emerge in the next two weeks, an administrator said on Friday. “We’re continuing our efforts to try and find a buyer for the team, bearing in mind the workforce are the lifeblood of the team,” Henry Shinners told Sky television outside the closed factory in England Continue reading

Federer’s number one hopes take a hit in Paris defeat

(NEWS.GNOM.ES) – Roger Federer’s hopes of finishing the season as world number one took a hit when the Swiss second seed was dumped out of the Paris Masters with a 7-6(5) 7-5 defeat by Canadian Milos Raonic in the quarter-finals on Friday. Seventh seed Raonic served 21 aces to keep alive his hopes of securing a place at the season-ending ATP World Tour Finals, for which Tomas Berdych qualified earlier with a 6-7(4) 6-4 6-4 victory over South African Kevin Anderson Continue reading

Hamilton leads Mercedes one-two in U.S. practice

Mercedes Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain poses with fans (unseen) ahead of the F1 United States Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas October 30, 2014. Credit: NEWS.GNOM.ES/Adrees Latif (NEWS.GNOM.ES) – Championship leader Lewis Hamilton laid down a marker on Friday after leading title rival team mate Nico Rosberg in a familiar Mercedes one-two in first practice for the U.S. Formula One Grand Prix. Continue reading

Berdych qualifies for fifth straight Tour Finals

(NEWS.GNOM.ES) – Czech Tomas Berdych booked his place in the ATP World Tour Finals for the fifth time in a row when he advanced into the semi-finals of the Paris Masters with a 6-7(4) 6-4 6-4 victory over South African Kevin Anderson on Friday. Continue reading

Jeptoo fails doping test: Athletics Kenya

Kenya’s Rita Jeptoo holds the trophy after winning the women’s division at the 118th running of the Boston Marathon in Boston, Massachusetts April 21, 2014. Credit: NEWS.GNOM.ES/Brian Snyder (NEWS.GNOM.ES) – Kenya’s Rita Jeptoo, winner of the Boston and Chicago Marathons for the last two years, has failed an out-of-competition doping test, Athletics Kenya said on Friday Continue reading

Suspect in killing of South Africa national soccer captain arrested

(NEWS.GNOM.ES) – A suspect in the killing of the captain of South Africa’s national soccer team, Senzo Meyiwa, has been arrested and made a brief court appearance, a spokesman for the National Prosecuting Authority said on Friday. Spokesman Nathi Mncube said the suspect, Zanokuhle Mbatha, had appeared in the Boksburg Magistrate court east of Johannesburg and the case was postponed until Nov. Continue reading

Samantha Power defends Ebola guidelines; praises airlines

By Louis Charbonneau and Bill Berkrot By Louis Charbonneau and Bill Berkrot NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power on Friday defended federal guidelines for monitoring health workers returning from three Ebola-stricken West African countries and praised the airlines still flying there. “Let me commend Air Brussels, Air France and Moroccan Airways for keeping their flights going Continue reading

Judge issues order enforcing Ebola isolation of defiant Maine nurse

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The confrontation between the state of Maine and a nurse who treated Ebola patients in Sierra Leone heated up on Friday when a judge issued a temporary order enforcing a quarantine after she defied state officials and took a bike ride. The order from Charles LaVerdiere, chief judge of the Maine District Court, instructs nurse Kaci Hickox to submit to “direct active monitoring,” and “not to be present in public places” like shopping centers, movie theaters or workplaces except to receive necessary healthcare. Continue reading

Army chief takes power after Burkina president bows to protests

An army spokesman speaks to anti-government protesters outside the military headquarters in Ouagadou … An army spokesman speaks to anti-government protesters outside military headquarters in Ouagadougou, … Pedestrions walk past a looted building, which according to locals, belongs to Francois Compaore, th … Anti-government protesters set fire to the parliament building in Ouagadougou, capital of Burkina Fa … Anti-government protesters take over the parliament building in Ouagadougou, capital of Burkina Faso … Anti-government protesters take over the state TV podium in Ouagadougou, capital of Burkina Faso, Oc … Soldiers attempt to stop anti-government protesters from entering the parliament building in Ouagado … Soldiers hit an anti-government protester with a stick in Ouagadougou, capital of Burkina Faso, Octo … Anti-government protesters enter the parliament building in Ouagadougou, capital of Burkina Faso, Oc … A man watches cars burn at a hotel where members of the parliament were said to be staying in Ouagad … A soldier runs from anti-government protesters as they take over the parliament building in Ouagadou … Riot police arrest an anti-government protester in Ouagadougou, capital of Burkina Faso, October 30, … OUAGADOUGOU (Reuters) – Burkina Faso President Blaise Compaore announced his resignation in a statement on Friday and called for a 90-day transition to “free and transparent” elections in the West African country, local radio and television said. “I declare a vacancy of power with a view to allowing a transition that should finish with free and transparent elections in a maximum period of 90 days,” said the statement, read on local radio and television by presenters. Lieutenant-Colonel Issaac Zida of the presidential guard had earlier announced Compaore’s departure in the central Place de la Nation in Burkina Faso’s capital Ouagadougou to cheering from tens of thousands of protesters Continue reading

Maine health officials ask court to enforce nurse’s quarantine

By ROBERT F. BUKATY FORT KENT, Maine (AP) — Maine health officials obtained a 24-hour court order restricting Kaci Hickox’s movement after the nurse repeatedly defied the state’s quarantine for medical workers who have treated Ebola patients. A judge granted the order Thursday limiting Hickox’s travel, banning her from public places and requiring a 3-foot buffer until there’s a further decision Friday. Continue reading