Oil Futures Surged On Wednesday  January 27, 2016, after Russia indicated there was a possibility of co-operation with OPEC, fanning hopes for a deal to reduce a global oversupply that sent prices to the lowest levels in over a dozen years last week.


The world number one was in a destructive mood early under the Rod Laver Arena roof, blasting her way through the opening set before closing out a 6-0 6-4 win on Thursday.

Williams, a 21-time grand slam champion, gave the Polish fourth seed few chances, hitting 42 winners in a fine display of power hitting in just 64 minutes on court.


After Donald Trump said that he’d skip this week’s Republican presidential debate, his fiercest rival in the GOP race, Ted Cruz, has challenged Trump to a "mano a mano" debate.

Cruz has even launched a website called DuckingDonald.com that asks supporters to check "yes" to a debate between he and Trump.

Milos Raonic on Wednesday, January 27, 2016, decided to learn how to unwind on his days off during tournaments. This week in Melbourne, he even found time to take in some art.

Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, on Wednesday, January 27, 2016, sent two bills, money laundering prevention and prohibition bill 2016 and the criminal matters bill 2016 to the National Assembly for passage to boost the anti-corruption campaign.

Corruption is a "serious problem" in 40 of sub-Saharan Africa's 46 states, says an anti-corruption watchdog.

Transparency International (TI) says it has seen no improvement in powerhouses Nigeria and South Africa.

Its corruption index puts Somalia at the top of the list of the world's most corrupt countries.


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