Serena Williams tops Forbes list for highest-earning female athletes

(CNN)Even though Serena Williams won just $62,000 in prize money during the last 12 months the tennis great has still topped Forbes’ list of the world’s highest-earning female athletes. The 36-year-old made twice as much off the court than any other female athlete, while only 16 male athletes have earned…

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Highway bridge collapses in Italy, leaving about two dozen dead

Genoa, Italy (CNN)The sound of jackhammers reverberated through the night in this northern Italian city, where crews searched for survivors of a highway bridge collapse that left about two dozen people dead, officials said. Angelo Borrelli, head of the Italian Civil Protection Agency, said about 30 vehicles and several heavy-duty…

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‘Crazy Rich Asians’ supporters start a #GoldOpen movement to pack theaters

(CNN)When “Crazy Rich Asians” hits theaters next week it will already be making a bit of history. But supporters of the film want it to make more. Based on the best-selling novel of the same name by Kevin Kwan, the eagerly awaited film tells the story of a dashing college…

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Ethiopians abroad eye return as reforms kick in back home

London, England (CNN)On a recent Tuesday night, nearly every table was occupied at Harar, a small Ethiopian restaurant in Vauxhall in South London. Since the 1980s, Ethiopians have been fleeing the country. First from the violent Derg dictatorship that deposed Haile Selassie, and then from the increasingly authoritarian Federal Democratic…

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