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Spain's Rafael Nadal celebrates after winning against Austria's Dominic Thiem during their men's singles final match, on day fifteen of The Roland Garros 2019 French Open tennis tournament in Paris, France on June 9, 2019.[Photo/IC]

>Nadal wins French Open

Rafael Nadal pulled away in what had suddenly become a tight final to beat 25-year-old Austrian Dominic Thiem 6-3, 5-7, 6-1, 6-1 Sunday for his record-extending 12th French Open championship.

It raises Nadal's Grand Slam title count to 18, within two of Roger Federer's record for a man.

The 33-year-old Spaniard improved to 93-2 at Roland Garros, including a combined 24-0 in semifinals and finals.

No other man or woman has won as many as 12 titles at any of the four Grand Slam tournaments.



>Prince Louis steals the show

Prince Louis joined the rest of the royal family on the balcony of Buckingham Palace on Saturday during the annual Trooping the Colour celebration in honor of Queen Elizabeth II's birthday, making it his first appearance at the high-profile event.

The 1-year-old son, who is the youngest child of Prince William and Kate Middleton, adorably stole the show on the balcony while wearing a blue-and-white ensemble as he waved to the thousands of people gathered outside the palace grounds.

Prince William and Duchess Kate switched off holding their youngest child while their other two kids, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, stood in front of them.

Louis was very expressive during his balcony debut, looking everything from excited, mad, awe-inspired and confused during Trooping the Colour.


Young women wearing dark suits worn by new employees cross a street in Tokyo, Japan, 01 October 2013. [Photo/IC]

>Campaign against high heels

A social media campaign against dress codes and expectations that women wear high heels at work has gone viral in Japan, with thousands joining the #KuToo movement.

Nearly 20,000 women have signed an online petition demanding the government ban companies from requiring female employees to wear high heels on the job - an example of gender discrimination, says Yumi Ishikawa, who started the drive.

The #KuToo campaign is a play on the word for shoes, or "kutsu" in Japanese, and "kutsuu" or pain.

Ishikawa, a 32-year-old actress and freelance writer, hopes the petition she submitted to the health ministry will lead to changes in the workplace and greater awareness about gender discrimination.

"Japan is thickheaded about gender discrimination," she told Reuters in an interview. "It's way behind other countries in this regard."


Sunrise over the surface of the earth as seen from the International Space Station, Feb 9, 2018. [Photo/IC]

>NASA to open ISS to tourists

NASA is to allow tourists to visit the International Space Station (ISS) from 2020, priced at $35,000 per night.

The US space agency said it would open the orbiting station to tourism and other business ventures. There will be up to two short private astronaut missions per year, said Robyn Gatens, the deputy director of the ISS.

NASA said that private astronauts would be permitted to travel to the ISS for up to 30 days, travelling on US spacecraft.

In order to travel to the ISS, the private astronauts will need to pass NASA's strict health exams and training.

The luxury space trips are most likely to be backed by companies such as Boeing and SpaceX.


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