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Tennis star reveals strangers saved her from suicide attempt



Australian tennis star Destanee Aiava has revealed grueling details of her mental health struggles in an Instagram post

Aiava says she was about to end her life by jumping onto a freeway in Melbourne on Easter Sunday, when three strangers drove by and saved her life.

Aiava was 21 at the time and didn’t want to make it to her 22nd birthday, but now lives to tell the story.

” I was going to throw myself off a bridge, three people drove by, dragged me off the rails and drove me home,”

“I did not want to make it to my 22nd birthday, but I know my family and friends would be happy to know I’m alive on this day.

“Sometimes people you come across in life can make you feel that you’re unworthy of being loved, but at the end of the day I’ve learnt – ‘God is faithful, and he will not let you be tested beyond your strength’

Destanee Aiava
Destanee Aiava Instagram Post
Photo Credit: Tennis World

The young Aussie is ranked 192 in the world and has a promising sporting future ahead of her.

She made it into the Australian Open in 2017, making history as the first player born in 2000 to do so.

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Tech giant could bid for Man Utd



Apple could be the next owner of English football giant Manchester United.

Reports suggest the American tech giant is considering a billion-dollar bid to take over the club.

It was confirmed earlier this week that the American Glazer family’s ownership of the football club is set to end.

The family sent a note to the New York Stock Exchange saying they’re exploring “strategic alternatives” for the English football club.

Apple CEO Tim Cook is apparently keen to explore opportunities that owning Manchester United could provide, and is weighing up an official bid for the club in the region of $7 billion.

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Japanese fans help clean up Qatar stadium, in pure class act



In a show of good faith, Japanese soccer fans stayed back to clean the stadium

Japanese soccer fans stayed back to clean up the Qatar stadium, where they even had their own plastic bags with them.

The supporters of the Samurai Blue are earning praise for cleaning up their mess after the game.

Japan had a stunning win over Germany in their opening match of the FIFA Men’s World Cup.

It’s become a common sight at some stadiums and events in Japan.

It’s a very common sight, according to one Japanese fan, who says the practice is not unusual.

FIFA has also posted an image from the Japanese change rooms after the game, with no mess in sight.

Japan beat Germany 2 – 1 in the match. They will now take on Costa Rica in Group E.

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Cristiano Ronaldo has played his last Man Utd game



Manchester United superstar Cristiano Ronaldo is set to leave the club with immediate effect.

The two parties mutually agreed to go their separate ways, in the wake of the 37-year-old’s recent interview with Piers Morgan.

In that interview, Ronaldo criticised the manager for not playing him as often and the club for ‘not evolving’ since returning for his second stint.

Ronaldo has not appeared for the Red Devils since picking up an illness in early November.

United are fifth in the Premier League, with the season taking a break for the World Cup in Qatar.

This all comes in the wake of Manchester United’s owners, the Glazer family, looking for investors after 17 years of ownership.

It has not yet been revealed whether it will be a full or partial sale of the club, or a strategic partnership.

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