Keith Thurman wins split decision over Danny Garcia to unify welterweight belts

Keith Thurman built a big lead over Danny Garcia and held on to add the WBC welterweight title to his WBA championship Saturday night.

Thurman won his 28th straight fight and handed Garcia his first loss in 34 bouts. After five furious rounds to open things at Barclays Center, the pace slowed – even bringing boos from the large crowd at times. But it ended with a flourish of exchanges in the 12th and final round. And with Thurman holding up two belts.

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‘Did he push the button?’: Hanson defends Putin over MH17 – video

Appearing on ABC’s Insiders program, Pauline Hanson reasserts her respect for Vladimir Putin and asks for proof of the Russian leader’s involvement in the downing of flight MH17. The One Nation leader says Australians want Putin’s style of leadership, ‘I respect the man. He is very patriotic towards his country, the people love him, he is doing so well for the country. So many Australians here want that leadership here in Australia’

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Cyclone Blanche builds off coast of Darwin as residents told to take shelter

Category one cyclone expected to strengthen to category two before crossing Kimberley coast on Monday

The tropical low off the coast of Darwin has been upgraded to a category one cyclone, expected to intensify in coming days.

Tropical cyclone Blanche has formed southwest of the Tiwi Islands and is expected to intensify to a category two as it crosses the north Kimberley coast late on Monday.

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Facebook tries adding reactions to Messenger chats

Facebook's reactions are thriving in your News Feed, and it now looks like the company wants to spread them to Messenger, too. The social network has confirmed to TechCrunch that it's testing the ability to add reactions to individual messages, much…