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World No.1 Novak Djokovic has said that this year's French Open is the only tournament he is interested in winning. The Serbian tennis ace has never won a French Open before and has the 2012 final to seven-time champion Rafael Nadal, the Daily Star reports. Djokovic, who could meet Nadal in this year's semi-finals at Roland Garros, said that the French Open is the priority of his season, ...
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We must define the nature and scope of this struggle, or else it will define us. Neither I, nor any President can promise the total defeat of terror. What we must do is dismantle networks that pose a direct danger.
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The Turkmen capital of Ashgabat has entered the Guinness World Records for the highest number of white marble buildings in the city.
Guinness World Records chief editor Craig Glendale travelled to the former Soviet country to present the certificate Saturday to the mayor of Ashgabat.
The certificate names Ashgabat as the "most white-marble city" in the world for its 543 new buildings lined with white marble, covering a total area of 4.5 million square metres.
Earlier, the capital of Turkmenistan had at least four mentions in the Guinness World Records for the world's tallest flagpole (133 metres), largest fountain complex, largest architectural image of the star and the largest Ferris wheel in an enclosed architectural design.
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