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Dementieva an early winner at Dubai

BY : | 2008

No. 8-seeded Elena Dementieva raced to a straight-set victory Monday in the first round of the $1.5 million Dubai Tennis Championships.Dementieva was able to get by Patty Schnyder 7-5, 6-0 and set up a second-round match with Alona Bondarenko....

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Israel preparing for Gaza Strip protest

BY : | 2008

Israeli officials are discussing how best to react to a planned protest in the Gaza Strip where an estimated 40,000 Palestinians will create a human chain.Haaretz said top Israeli officials would meet Sunday night to create a reaction plan for the...

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Sharapova wins the Qatar Open

BY : | 2008

Russia's Maria Sharapova won the Qatar Open Sunday in Doha, Qatar, with a three-set victory over compatriot Vera Zvonareva.The scores were 6-1 2-6 6-0.The victory ran the fourth-seeded Sharapova's record this season to 14-0.I was a little bit...

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Barak to hear Israel border fence proposal

BY : | 2008

Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak is to listen to arguments regarding a proposed border fence along the Israeli-Egyptian border at a hearing Sunday.The proposal, which will be outlined by Defense Ministry Director-General Pinchas Buchris, includes...

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Sharapova advances to Qatar final

BY : | 2008

Maria Sharapova and Russian compatriot Vera Zvonareva Saturday reached the finals of the $2.5 million Qatar Open tennis tournament in Doha.The fourth-seeded Sharapova, the reigning Australian Open champion, topped 16th-seeded Pole Agnieszka...

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Israeli forces kill 3 suspected militants

BY : | 2008

Three suspected Palestinian militants allegedly set to launch a rocket attack on Israel were killed Saturday by Israeli forces in the Gaza Strip.Israeli troops operating in the northern portion of the Gaza Strip encountered the suspected militants...

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Israel aims to alter diaspora relationship

BY : | 2008

The Israeli prime minister has convened a task force charged with exploring ways the country can strengthen relations with Jews around the world. Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's task force, headed by Cabinet Secretary Ovad Yehezkel, is aimed at...

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Film shoot sounds attract Lebanese army

BY : | 2008

Lebanese army platoons that surrounded a Beirut building where gunfire and explosions were heard discovered the sounds were made by a U.S. film crew.Director Christian Johnston said the soldiers told cast members of the film, which is based on the...

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Sharapova through to Qatar semifinals

BY : | 2008

Maria Sharapova dropped just one game Friday in advancing to the semifinals of the $2.5 million Qatar Open in Doha.Sharapova is 12-0 on the year after a 6-0, 6-1 quarterfinal pasting of Caroline Wozniacki. She will look to extend her winning streak...

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Israel orders airline hijack alert

BY : | 2008

Israel has ordered all planes flying into the nation to tighten security measures to minimize the possibility of a terrorist attack.The new rules come amid fears of Hezbollah retaliation for the death of terror mastermind Imad Mugniyah, the...

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Saudi scholars: Women can drive ... but

BY : | 2008

A number of Saudi religious scholars say the issue of women driving cars is a social, not a religious one.In principle women driving is permitted in Islam, Sheik Abdul Mohsen Al-Obaikan, a member of the Council of Senior Islamic Scholars, told Arab...

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Sharapova, Jankovic avoid Qatar upset bug

BY : | 2008

Maria Sharapova advanced but a trio of high seeds failed to get past Thursday's second round at the $2.5 million Qatar Open tennis tournament.Sharapova, seeded fourth, improved to 11-0 on the year with a solid 6-2, 6-2 rout of Tamarine Tanasugarn....

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