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Defending champion Roger Federer eased through to the Australian Open quarter-finals with a straight-set win over Hungary's Marton Fucsovics.
The 19-time Grand Slam winner is yet to lose a set at Melbourne Park this year, seeing off world number 80 Fucsovics 6-4 7-6 (7-3) 6-2.
Second seed Federer, 36, will face Czech Tomas Berdych in the last eight, who he beat in last year's third round.
"I am sure he wants to make me pay for that one," said Federer.
"I saw his matches, he is standing up hitting big shots and I am glad he's back."
The Swiss was in superb form on Rod Laver Arena, playing in the day session for the first time in 2018, as he made quick work of Fucsovics to win in two hours, one minute.
"Playing at night, going to bed at 3am, is a different rhythm to playing in the day time," he added.
It took Federer four break points to earn an advantage in the first set, before taking the second on a tie-break.
But the five-time Australian Open winner broke early in the third and followed up with another break of serve to set up a repeat of last year's third round.
Berdych, the 19th seed, earned his place in the last eight with a 6-1 6-4 6-4 win over Italy's Fabio Fognini....
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Britain's armed forces risk falling behind Russia without more investment, the head of the Army will say.
General Sir Nick Carter will say the British Army's ability to respond to threats "will be eroded if we don't keep up with our adversaries".
The warning comes after Russia practised simulated attacks across northern Europe.
In the speech, which will take place at the Royal United Services Institute on Monday, Gen Carter will highlight Russia's new cyber warfare capabilities.
The Russian army conducted large scale military exercises last year, including simulated attacks across northern Europe, from Kaliningrad to Lithuania.
Gen Carter will also highlight the Russian army's long-range missile strike capability.While Russian forces were intervening in Syria, 26 missiles were deployed from a 1,500km (930 mile) range.
He will add that Russia is building an increasingly aggressive expeditionary force, which already boasts capabilities the British Army would struggle to match.
Potential military threats to the UK "are now on Europe's doorstep," Gen Carter will say.
Last year Prime Minister Theresa May said Russia had "mounted a sustained campaign of cyber espionage and disruption" against other nations.
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'An appeal to avoid cuts'
By Jonathan Beale, defence correspondent
This intervention from Gen Carter is as much an appeal for more money to fund the armed forces and to avoid further cuts.
Gen Carter will say the UK's ability to respond to threats will be eroded if it doesn't keep up with its adversaries, and he says the time to address these threats is now.
This appeal is being made with the approval of the defence secretary, Gavin Williamson, who's made clear he wants more cash from the Treasury.
In December Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach said the UK should prioritise protecting undersea cables from the Kremlin, as disruption could be "potentially catastrophic" to the economy.
The speech comes as national security adviser Mark Sedwill conducts a review of the UK's security capabilities.
There are concerns in the armed forces that the review will prioritise counter-cyber attacks and terrorism, rather than major defence.
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Last week Conservative MP Julian Lewis, chairman of the Commons defence select committee, posed an urgent question in the Commons after speculation that there were plans to cut the UK military by 14,000 service personnel, nine warships and 100 helicopters.
Mr Williamson said "hard work" is taking place to give the armed forces the "right resources".
Some MPs have called to increase defence spending to 3% of GDP....
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Army chief warns of Russian threat
How would the UK's armed forces fare in combat with Russia's?Well, they would face something of a struggle, according to the head of the Army, General Sir Nick Carter.In a speech later, he will highlight Russia's increased cyber warfare capabilities and its ability to use long-range missiles.
He will add that Vladimir Putin's government - which has been conducting large-scale training exercises - is building an increasingly aggressive expeditionary force, warning that threats to the UK "are now on Europe's doorstep".
It's vital, Gen Carter will say, to "keep up with our adversaries".The speech has been approved by Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson and represents, according to BBC defence correspondent Jonathan Beale, "an appeal for more money" amid speculation over potential cuts.
Embarrassment 'makes women avoid smear tests'
Cervical cancer is the most common form of cancer for women under the age of 35.Yet many are missing smear tests - which can prevent 75% of cervical cancers - because of embarrassment. A third of those surveyed by the charity Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust said they avoided smears because they felt ashamed of the look or smell of their pubic areas.About 15% also said they'd miss their tests for a gym class or a waxing appointment.
UK growth upgrade could 'dwarf' Brexit hit
What will happen to the UK economy after Brexit?Supporters of leaving the EU say it will allow businesses to thrive in international markets, while opponents argue that the effect on trade will be damaging.A recent assessment by Cambridge Econometrics for the Mayor of London suggested growth across the UK could be on average 3% lower by 2030 than it would have been if it stayed in the EU.But former Conservative Treasury minister - and Remain supporter - Lord O'Neill has told the BBC that, for 2018, the UK should do better than expected. Any gloomy predictions were likely to be "dwarfed" by an upturn in international growth, he added.
UKIP deputy leader Margot Parker quits
UKIP's deputy leader has resigned, blaming Henry Bolton's refusal to step down as head of the party.Margot Parker told BBC Radio Northampton that Mr Bolton had left UKIP in "limbo" and should go "sooner rather than later".Mr Bolton has faced calls to quit over offensive texts sent by his ex-girlfriend, with the party's national executive committee unanimously backing a vote of no confidence.
The (almost) complete history of 'fake news'
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It was summer 2016, and Buzzfeed's media editor, Craig Silverman, noticed a funny stream of completely made-up stories that seemed to originate from one place."We ended up finding a small cluster of news websites all registered in the same town in Macedonia called Veles," Silverman recalls.He and a colleague investigated, and shortly before the US election they identified at least 140 fake news websites which were pulling in huge numbers on Facebook.The young people in Veles may or may not have had much interest in American politics, but because of the money to be made via Facebook advertising, they wanted their fiction to travel widely on social media.
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UKIP's deputy leader has resigned in protest over Henry Bolton's refusal to step down as head of the party.
Margot Parker told BBC Radio Northampton that Mr Bolton has left the party in "limbo" and that he should go "sooner rather than later".
She will remain a member of UKIP and an MEP for the East Midlands.
Mr Bolton has faced repeated calls to quit over offensive texts sent by his former girlfriend.
Ms Parker, who is also an East Midlands MEP, said Mr Bolton's "personal life took over the job he was elected to do".
She added:"It would be quicker and cleaner if he came to the conclusion he could go sooner rather than later.
"This is taking time away from doing the job.This puts the party in a limbo situation."
Mr Bolton, who became leader of UKIP in September 2017, said he would defy the NEC and continue as leader, as a contest would finish the party.
Party members will now be given a vote on whether the former Army officer should remain in post.
UKIP chairman Paul Oakden said Mr Bolton was "disappointed" by the NEC's decision but understood "that the party has a process to go through".
"Henry was offered the opportunity to resign but he has made clear that he feels he is the right man to lead the party forward," he added, after a three-hour emergency meeting on Sunday to decide his future.
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The committee does not have the power to remove him - that can only be done by a vote of the party's membership.
Mr Bolton had earlier toured TV and radio studios, saying the committee had no right to pass "moral" judgement on his private life.
He said he had ended the "romantic element" of his relationship with girlfriend Jo Marney after she sent texts saying Prince Harry's fiancee Meghan Markle would "taint" the Royal Family, leading to accusations of racism.
But he said he would "support her in rebuilding her life", which he said had been "turned on its head".
If the former army officer were to step down it would leave UKIP seeking its fifth leader in 18 months.
The 53-year-old party leader, who left his wife prior to his relationship with Ms Marney, 25, became public, said:"I don't believe I have done anything wrong.
"My own personal life, it's a little bit of a mess at the moment.I need to sort that out, of course."Image copyright Getty Images / @Jo_Marney Image caption
UKIP said in a statement that, after a discussion of "recent press coverage" of the leader, "the committee took the decision to hold a vote of no confidence in the leadership of Henry Bolton".
It added:"The vote was carried unanimously, with the exception of the leader."
Under UKIP rules, an emergency general meeting must be staged within 28 days to endorse or reject the no confidence vote.
Members will be told about when and where it will be held in the next 10 days.
Senior figures have called on Mr Bolton - who won the leadership of the pro-Brexit party in October after a close-fought contest - to stand down to save the party.
Neil Hamilton, the party's leader in Wales, said:"He should now resign from UKIP immediately so we can get on with rebuilding the party without further distraction.
"If he forces us to hold an EGM, he will only humiliate himself further."
Gerard Batten, UKIP MEP for London, said Mr Bolton's position was "untenable" and that the controversy was "damaging" UKIP, and he offered to step in as interim leader....
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