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8 March 2016 12:55 PM Maria Sharapova: The unanswered questions

Maria Sharapova: I have failed a drug test Marin Cilic's urine sample showed a banned substance when he was at a tournament in Munich in late April 2013. In sanctioning the Croatian, who won the U.S. Open in 2014, the ITF announced his penalty five months later, in September. The complexity of cases is a factor, as is the evidence that needs to be examined 19

6 March 2016 11:11 PM No clowning around in government's first TPP roadshow

March 7 (BusinessDesk) - The first of the government's 16 roadshows and huis around the country explaining detail on the Trans Pacific Partnership agreement has kicked off in Auckland with four protesters dressed as clowns being ousted from a meeting while fewer than a dozen demonstrated outside the meeting venue. Despite tight security, the protesters 8

5 March 2016 6:35 AM China Lays Out Its Vision to Become a Tech Power

China aims to become a world leader in advanced industries such as semiconductors and in the next generation of chip materials, robotics, aviation equipment and satellites, the government said in its blueprint for development between 2016 and 2020. In its new draft five-year development plan unveiled on Saturday, Beijing also said it aims to use the internet 11

4 March 2016 9:46 PM Thermomix under fire over safety issues as owners and Choice speak out

Thermomix owners - and ex-owners - have spoken in support of burn victim. Thermomix owners - and ex-owners - have spoken in support of a West Australian woman who claims she suffered second-degree burns after her appliance apparently malfunctioned. Consumer advocate Choice has also called for a government investigation. Keira Alexander said she had defended 11

4 March 2016 4:30 PM China’s Hard Target for Growth Increasingly Seen as Irrelevant

BEIJING — Every March, China releases a closely watched growth target for the year, a number that looms large for the world’s economists, executives and policy makers. But calls are growing for Beijing to get out of the business of setting that goal, as the Chinese economic engine slows and doubts rise about the validity of the country’s data. On Saturday 16

4 March 2016 12:10 AM Claims Crowe self-medicating with liquid marijuana

Martin Crowe was self-medicating with liquid marijuana in the final months of his life, according to an obituary written by a friend. The piece by Guardian cricket correspondent and former English international Mike Selvey – which appeared in the UK newspaper this morning – says the former New Zealand cricket captain was sleeping 15 hours a day and using 17

3 March 2016 11:18 PM Martin Crowe: An Elegy

There are few things more satisfying in the game of cricket than the realisation that a nascent talent has reached maturation. So it was then that on 23rd January 1984 Martin David Crowe shook off the shackles of expectation to achieve his first Test hundred. Crowe, who turns 50 today, went on to become his country’s greatest ever batsman; classically 16

3 March 2016 7:48 AM North Korea Sanction Loopholes Give China Room For Manoeuvre: Analysts

Beijing, China: New United Nations sanctions against nuclear-armed North Korea are being touted as the "toughest ever", but loopholes leave plenty of room for Pyongyang's key economic supporter China to continue business as usual, analysts and diplomats said Thursday. The Security Council measures are the product of seven weeks of arduous negotiations 11

1 March 2016 8:58 PM Government 'backdoor' access to a single iPhone would undo years of progress in online security

While the media has reported on nearly every minutia of the ongoing litigation between Apple and the FBI, we seem to have lost sight of the bigger picture. This is not just about government investigators gaining access to the iPhone 5C used by Syed Rizwan Farook, one of the attackers who killed 14 people in San Bernardino late last year. It's not just about 11

1 March 2016 6:09 PM SodaStream layoffs expose Israel boycott conundrum

JERUSALEM (AP) — The layoffs of hundreds of workers following the closure of Israeli company SodaStream's West Bank factory has even some Palestinians questioning the wisdom of the anti-Israel boycott movement. The fundamental contradiction: while Palestinians support the international outcry against the occupation of the West Bank, businesses attached 10