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LOS ANGELES Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova, the highest-paid woman in sports, said on Monday that she failed a drug test at the Australian Open due to a substance she has been taking for 10 years for health issues.

The 28-year-old Sharapova, a five-time grand slam champion, will be provisionally suspended starting March 12, the International Tennis Federation (ITF) said.

One of her biggest sponsors, Nike Inc. (NKE.N), said it was suspending ties while the case is being investigated.

She is the seventh athlete in a month to test positive for meldonium, which is used to treat diabetes and low magnesium, and was only banned by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) as of Jan.

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China bans images of gay people on TV...

New media guidelines in China say TV programming can't show gay relationships, smoking, adultery or reincarnation. Video provided by Newsy Newslook


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An increasing number of public canteens, child daycare centres and schools have stopped serving sausages, bacon and ham over religious considerations.

Now members of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s CDU party are fighting

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​Pro wrestling ​legend Hulk Hogan suffered a sneak attack worse than any he faced in the ring when Gawker posted secretly recorded video of him having sex​ with a friend’s wife​,

If you thought that Mark Dice couldn’t top his previous videos in exposing the American public’s alarming lack of knowledge about their own country’s history, then think again – numerous beachgoers in

Former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg announced on Monday that he will not enter the 2016 presidential election, and said a decision to enter the race might help elect

The figures cited China’s top discipline watchdog, the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection.

Many Chinese officials are this week meeting in Beijing for a high-level political gathering of

Hong Kong (AFP) - As the film and music industries grapple with the fallout from the race rows that dogged the Oscars and the Brit Awards, English author Bali

Death and taxes are supposed to be two certainties of life.

But a few companies have at least escaped the taxes part. Investors, though, don’t seem all that impressed.

There are 27 companies in the Standard & Poor’s 500, including telecom firm Level 3 Communications (LVLT), airline United Continental (UAL) and automaker General Motors (GM), that reported paying no income tax expense in 2015 despite reporting pre-tax profits, according to a USA TODAY analysis of data from S&P Global Market Intelligence.

Only profitable firms were included in the analysis since firms that lost money – like many energy companies – wouldn’t be expected to pay taxes.

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