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Tomic v Hewitt: A timeline of Australian tennis’ bitter feud

Those are some stunning comments when you consider Tomic had openly spoken as recently as 2015 of how he idolised Hewitt, after he beat him at that year’s US Open. Here’s a history of the on-again-off-again spat between Hewitt and Kyrgios. Thanks, but no thanks (September 2009) Tomic was a …

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Fuel protests turn deadly as Zimbabwe faces unfolding economic crisis

The Human Rights Forum, a collective of local groups, said it had received reports that five people had sustained gunshot wounds. Riot police patrolled downtown Harare as army helicopters circled above. Businesses closed early and schools called parents to pick up their children, fearing violence. A woman with a wounded …

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Google Maps adds six hours to Queensland outback trips, say businesses

He said it was crucial this occurred quickly in 2019, which the government has declared The Year of Outback Tourism. Cameron Dick said the government would be happy to provide Google with any assistance needed.Credit:Peter Braig Mr Dick said the Department of Transport and Main Roads would be happy to …

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Nicole Kidman ‘mortified’ for Rami Malek snub at the Golden Globes

“I love that man. He’s so gentle and softly spoken. He’s a darling.” She said he contacted her after the Globes to joke about what happened: “He sent me an email. I sent him an email … we were laughing, actually.” Malek was shown the clip while appearing on Jimmy …

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‘Won’t die wondering’: NSW to deploy aerators to keep fish stocks live

Loading Mr Blair was visiting the Keepit Dam in northern NSW, which is all but empty. Two of the aerators, trucked across the country from Western Australia, will be installed in remaining pools at that reservoir. Four others will be installed on the Darling River, including near Menindee, site of …

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EPL club Tottenham investigating alleged racial abuse

Tottenham Hotspur are investigating an alleged incident of racism by a supporter towards South Korean forward Son Heung-min during Sunday’s Premier League loss to Manchester United. The north London club confirmed on Monday (Tuesday AEDT) they were conducting an internal inquiry after a supporter, James Dickens, said he had confronted …

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Simmons joins veteran greats among top NBA jersey sales in Australia

Returned Miami Heat great Dwyane Wade and Australian NBA star Ben Simmons filled the second and third positions while Derrick Rose’s Minnesota jersey and Milwaukee’s Greek superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo filled out the top five. Australians also got behind their own as Utah Jazz star Joe Ingles placed 10th in jersey sales …

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Jobs go as BHP terminates BlueScope shipping contracts

AIMPE federal secretary Martin Byrne said the Aussie crews aboard the two ships agreed to a pay freeze in October 2014 – specifically to help the steelworks return to profitability. Loading Mr Byrne said ditching the workers was “a kick in the guts after everything that everyone’s done to make …

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No charges will be laid over union raid tip-offs from Michaelia Cash office

Media leaks about raids on Australian Workers’ Union headquarters will not result in criminal charges. The Australian Federal Police referred evidence to the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions last year after media outlets were tipped off in October 2017 about raids on the union’s Sydney and Melbourne offices. “The AFP …

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Wall Street falls on China slowdown worries

US stocks have declined as an unexpected drop in China’s exports reignited worries of a global economic slowdown and prompted caution among investors as the corporate earnings season kicks off. Data showed that China’s exports unexpectedly fell the most in two years in December and imports also contracted. The drop …

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