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Novak Djokovic

Djokovic wins Australian Open in thriller final

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Novak Djokovic claimed his eighth Australian Open championship on Sunday evening, beating Austrian Dominic Thiem, 6-4, 4-6, 2-6, 6-3, 6-4, in a thrilling final...
Novak Djokovic (L) of Serbia and Roger Federer of Switzerland pose ahead of the men's single's final at the ATP World Tour Finals at the O2 Arena in London, Britain, Nov. 22, 2015. Djokovic won 2-0. (Xinhua/Han Yan)

Djokovic topples Federer in straight sets at Australian Open

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Novak Djokovic defeated Roger Federer in straight sets at the semifinals of the Australian Open on Thursday, with a final score of 7-6 (7-1),...
Novak Djokovic (L) of Serbia and Roger Federer of Switzerland pose ahead of the men's single's final at the ATP World Tour Finals at the O2 Arena in London, Britain, Nov. 22, 2015. Djokovic won 2-0. (Xinhua/Han Yan)

Federer, Djokovic to meet in Australian Open semifinals

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Roger Federer scraped through to an Australian Open semifinal matchup with Novak Djokovic, while Sofia Kenin and Australia's Ashleigh Barty also booked their places...
Rafael Nadal

Nadal through at Australian Open, Sharapova departs early

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Rafael Nadal breezed through the first round of the Australian Open on Tuesday, while former World No. 1 Maria Sharapova made an early exit,...
Bushfire

Bushfire smoke threatens Australian Open in Melbourne

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Dense bushfire smoke is threatening the start of the Australian Open with a potentially hazardous fog lingering over Melbourne less than a fortnight before...
tennis

Australian Open: Frances Tiafoe Wins Fans Admiration

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For the first time in his short career, American youngster Frances Tiafoe has made it to the fourth round of a Grand Slam, by...

Melbourne Plane Crash Kills Five People

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Five people have died after a light plane crashed into a shopping centre in Melbourne, Australia. The charter flight appeared to have had a “catastrophic...
plane

Five people dead in light aircraft crash in Melbourne

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The Australian Authorities confirmed that five passengers had died after their light plane crashed into a Melbourne retail outlet on Tuesday Morning. ...

Davis focus falls on Melbourne misfits

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Serbia's Novak Djokovic reacts during his Men's singles second round match against Uzbekistan's Denis Istomin at Melbourne Park during Australian Open on January 19,...
David Ferrer of Spain celebrates victory after the third round match of men's singles against Steve Johnson of the United States at the Australian Open Tennis Championships at Melbourne Park in Melbourne, Australia, Jan. 23, 2016. Ferrer won 3-0. (Xinhua/Bai Xue)

Australian Open mens and womens final four decided

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The men's and women's final four have been decided after Rafael Nadal claimed an emphatic straight sets victory over Canadian Milos Raonic on Wednesday...
Rafael Nadal

Rafael Nadal through to quarters as Australian Open round for wraps up

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Prospects of Rafael Nadal reaching the final of the Australian Open have heightened after a dominant performance over Frenchman Gael Monfils to close out...
Novak Djokovic (L) of Serbia and Roger Federer of Switzerland pose ahead of the men's single's final at the ATP World Tour Finals at the O2 Arena in London, Britain, Nov. 22, 2015. Djokovic won 2-0. (Xinhua/Han Yan)

Three top seeds out of Australian Open before quarterfinals

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The dream of a Roger Federer vs Rafael Nadal Australian Open final is alive and well after the Swiss ace dispatched Japan's Kei Nishikori...

Andy Murray out in shock fourth round defeat

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World No. 1 Andy Murray will have to wait another year for a tilt at the Australian Open title after a fourth round...

Federer, Murray march on after Melbourne romp

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Federer in action in the game. Roger Federer showed against 10th-seeded Tomas Berdych that his first two wins against qualifiers at the Australian Open really...
David Ferrer of Spain celebrates victory after the third round match of men's singles against Steve Johnson of the United States at the Australian Open Tennis Championships at Melbourne Park in Melbourne, Australia, Jan. 23, 2016. Ferrer won 3-0. (Xinhua/Bai Xue)

Australian Open enters business end

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The Australian Open has entered the business end for the world's best after round three concluded on Saturday. American Serena Williams proved...
drugs

Australian drug that “melts” cancer cells approved for human use

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A drug that could "melt away" cancer cells has been approved for human use in Australia. Developed in Melbourne, Venetoclax, which will...
File photo provided by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) shows the Nanny Falls in Jamaica's Blue and John Crow Mountains National Park. The UNESCO listed Jamaica's Blue and John Crow Mountains National Park as world heritage on July 3, 2015. (Xinhua)

Australia nominates 6,000-year-old fish trap to world heritage list

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Australian indigenous leaders are hopeful that a system of ancient eel traps dating back 6,000 years will be listed as a world heritage. ...
Cancer cells under a microscope

Men with history of cancer more likely to develop aggressive strains

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Australian researchers have discovered why men with a family history of prostate cancer develop a more aggressive strain of the disease. Researchers...
drugs

Drug overdose crisis hits Australians middle-aged

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A report by Victoria's Penington Institute found that eight out of every 10 overdose deaths in Australia in 2014 involved men and women aged...
G20

Aug. 19 China-related world news summary at 0900 GMT

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WASHINGTON -- The White House announced Thursday that U.S. President Barack Obama is to travel to China and Laos in early September, during...
Electronic Cigarettes

Electronic cigarette promotion rekindles former smokers’ habit

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Dr Sarah White, director of Quit Victoria, said that failing to restrict e-cigarette advertising to the same extent as regular cigarette advertising could undo...
slot machines

Report shows Australians lost billions on slot machines

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The revelation, which came after an investigation in the Australian media, has prompted calls for the Victorian government to crack down on the electronic...
European Union

July 5 China-related world news summary at 0900 GMT

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MELBOURNE -- Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei has flagged its intentions to work with the Australian government as public safety looms as an important issue...
ISIS

Terror suspect’s plan to escape and join IS spoiled

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Reports on Wednesday claimed the men, all under the age of 30, journeyed all the way from the Victorian capital of Melbourne, in Australia's...
An increase in the frequency of fires and drought-like conditions could result in an ecological tipping point

Burn-off plan Abandoned by Australian State

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The Victorian government's move to dump the controversial policy on planned burn-offs, which are supposed to reduce fuel for bushfires, of 5 percent of...
Formula E.

The lessons of formula 1 2016 first race

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by Matt Walsh The Formula 1 (F1) Grand Prix season kicked off in the best possible fashion on Sunday - with racegoers in Melbourne treated...
Formula E.

Formula 1 gets rid of farcical Qualifying rules after backlash

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The format, which revolved around a rolling elimination, where the slowest driver is eliminated every 90 seconds after an initial six minute period...
Formula One

Mercedes stay alive with a preferred tag for Aust’n F1 GP

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by Matt Walsh Mercedes drivers Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg have affirmed themselves as hot favorites ahead of Sunday's Australian Formula 1 (F1) Grand Prix,...
Wpid Deported

Bikie Gang’s Father Faces Extradition

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Shane Martin, father of Australian rules football star Dustin, is a New Zealand native, and could be deported home because he allegedly failed...
dollars

American billionaire supports Shark research with US$15 million

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The donation by Todd Robinson, a billionaire who made his fortune by selling stockbroking company LPL Financial in 2005, includes the use of his...