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Serena’s legacy secure despite infamous US Open row: Evert

The legacy of Serena Williams, who next week will compete in her first grand slam since her fiery clash with a US Open umpire, will not be harmed by the infamous feud that tarnished the New York final, according to one of the sport’s greats, Chris Evert. When it comes …

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Shakespeare by the Lakes will play on with a free Twelfth Night

Duncan Driver, who is co-artistic director of Lakespeare & Co with Lexi Sekuless, says, “Twelfth Night, I think, is one of Shakespeare’s best plays, probably his best comedy.” From left, Ylaria Rogers (as Olivia), Lexi Sekuless (Viola), Duncan Driver  (Orsino) in Twelfth NightCredit:Esh Photography He says the play is highly …

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Barty, de Minaur handed Open seeds

Last year’s winners Roger Federer and Caroline Wozniacki will both play as third seeds. Meanwhile, with a game capable of beating any player when on song, Nick Kyrgios says he has no plans to watch the Australian Open draw on Thursday night when his first-round opponent will be revealed. Ashleigh …

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Alleged rapist followed woman to Gatton home before assault: Police

A 26-year-old Laidley Heights man has been charged with rape after allegedly sexually assaulting a woman multiple times before robbing her in south-east Queensland. The man allegedly followed the woman to her home at Gatton, about 10 kilometres north-west of Laidley Heights, after noon and raped her, police said. The …

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Police seek witnesses to Forrest vehicle collision

Police are searching for a reported stolen vehicle that collided with a police car in Forrest on Wednesday, and have asked anyone with information to come forward. At about 3.40pm on Wednesday, the white Mitsubishi Pajero collided with an unmarked police car in the suburb. Police said the collision caused …

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Elvis Kambosa spent 11 years in a refugee camp, now he’s in the A-League

”It’s a great story, an unbelievable story, and I was really proud of him. “He performed immensely. He gave everything and he’s waited a long time for this opportunity. Elvis Kambosa with fans after Victory’s loss to the Reds in Adelaide.Credit:AAP ”He played one youth team game last week and …

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FIFA demands detained Bahraini refugee be allowed back to Australia

“This player, a Bahrain national, is currently being detained in prison in Thailand awaiting the outcome of extradition proceedings to Bahrain, where he was previously convicted of a criminal offence, the validity of which he strongly contests,” continued the statement. Al Araibi, who used to play for the Bahrain national …

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Overweight people are found to have smaller brains

London: People who carry too much weight around their middle have smaller brains, scientists have found. A fat belly is linked to a smaller brain.Credit:Steve Cassell Researchers from Loughborough University and UCL discovered that people with a high body mass index (BMI) and high waist-to-hip ratio had brains that were 12 …

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The ‘halo effect’ is fading: Imagining Apple’s post-iPhone future

The company inevitably will need to face up to the fact that, as things stand, few Apple products are strongly competitive among the non-iPhone users. Loading Perhaps the best example of how Apple can compete with no help from its installed base is in the headphone market. Apple’s AirPods have …

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Christmas sales better than expected for Noni B

Kathmandu’s warning sent a chill through the entire apparel sector, with fears it was a sign that shoppers had kept their wallets shut during the busiest month of the year, and sparked a sell-off of several ASX-listed retailers. Loading Noni B said that thanks to the sales bump – along …

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