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‘Lucky’ Federer survives five-set thriller

Reigning champion Roger Federer was taken to five gripping sets by French nemesis Gilles Simon on Wednesday.

Brave Venus, Verdasco battle to Open wins

Venus Williams battled through injury to reach the Australian Open third round on Wednesday as Fernando Verdasco survived a five-set thriller.

Nadal gifted win, Clijsters steamrolls Safina

Top seed Rafael Nadal was handed an easy win at the Australian Open on Tuesday, as Kim Clijsters humiliated Dinara Safina 6-0, 6-0.

Resurgent Federer threatens ‘Rafa Slam’

A resurgent Roger Federer stands between Rafael Nadal and the "Rafa Slam" at the Australian Open.

Quake triggers Pacific tsunami on disaster anniversary

A 7,3-magnitude earthquake struck off the Pacific nation of Vanuatu on Sunday, triggering a small tsunami six years after giant waves killed 220 000.

BHP Billiton abandons Potash bid

Mining giant BHP Billiton on Monday abandoned its $39-billion takeover bid for fertiliser-maker Potash Corporation.

Fragile Australian govt battles discord on day one

Australia's newly elected Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, pledged to serve a full term after scraping back into power.

From Beijing to Las Vegas, world to go dark for Earth Hour

Global landmarks from Sydney's Opera House to the Forbidden City, to the glittering Las Vegas Strip, will be plunged into darkness on Saturday.

Australia tells China: World is watching Rio Tinto case

Australian PM Kevin Rudd on Thursday warned China that the "world will be watching" next week's trial of a Rio Tinto mining executive.

End of an era for Australia as Lee quits Test cricket

Brett Lee quit Test cricket on Wednesday after a run of injuries, the latest player to give up the long format of the game to prolong his career.

‘Penisaurus’ survives as sex sells despite recession

An eight-foot penis wobbles into view, causing a ripple of excitement in the crowded showroom. ''It's Penisaurus!'' shouts a customer.

‘Best job’ Briton lands on Australian paradise island

The Briton who won a competition for the ''Best Job in the World'' arrived on Australia's Hamilton Island on Wednesday to begin his six-month posting.

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