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Will bushfires affect Australian Open tennis?

Here are the implications the Australian fires might have on tennis players as they gear up for the first grand slam of the new decade

Australia’s Cardinal Pell loses child sex abuse appeal

Pell had been trying to overturn the verdicts and six-year sentence for sexually assaulting two 13-year-old choirboys in the 1990s

Cardinal Pell appeals landmark child sex conviction

Cardinal George Pell, found guilty earlier this year on five counts including oral rape and molestation, will begin his appeal against the convictions

Pope aide Pell to stand trial on multiple sex abuse charges

The Vatican finance chief has become the highest-ranked Catholic ever to be sent to trial over historic sex offences

History at Australian Open final as Djokovic clinches it

Defending champion Novak Djokovic battled past Rafael Nadal in an epic, five-set Australian Open final which clocked in at five hours and 53 minutes.

Rafa outguns rival Federer to reach Open final

Rafael Nadal has once again proved Roger Federer's Grand Slam nemesis, beating the Swiss great to reach the Australian Open final.

Webber wants to move on from Vettel questions

Red Bull's driver Mark Webber expressed his growing impatience with questions about his personal relationship with team-mate Sebastian Vettel.

Macqueen demands Rebels firm up for Shark-hunt

Melbourne Rebels coach Rod Macqueen has demanded more aggression from his forwards as the team prepare to meet the Sharks.

Waratahs hand new boys Melbourne a harsh lesson

The Waratahs gave the Melbourne Rebels a rude welcome to Super rugby on Friday, running in seven tries in a ruthless 43-0 trouncing.

Record win for Federer as Henin crashes

Defending champion Roger Federer enjoyed a record 57th win at the Australian Open on Friday as former winner Justine Henin was defeated.

Rampant Rafa, Clijsters on course

Rafael Nadal brushed off qualifier Ryan Sweeting on Thursday as women's favourite Kim Clijsters also sped into the Australian Open third round.

‘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.

Nadal begins ‘Rafa Slam’ quest with easy win

Rafa Nadal opened his Australian Open campaign with a nasty, brutish and quick demolition of Marcos Daniel on Tuesday that ended after 46 minutes.

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Pay-TV inquiry probes the Multichoice monopoly

Africa’s largest subscription television operator says it is under threat amid the emerging popularity of global platforms like Netflix and Amazon Prime

Covid-overflow hospital in ruins as SIU investigates

A high-level probe has begun into hundreds of millions of rand spent by the Gauteng health department to refurbish a hospital that is now seven months behind schedule – and lying empty

​No apology or comfort as another Marikana mother dies without justice

Nomawethu Ma’Bhengu Sompeta, whose funeral will be held this weekend, was unequivocal in calling out the government for its response to the Marikana massacre

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