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Part-time spinner takes eight wickets in second innings as Windies crush England

Starting the day at 0-56, England’s top-order batsmen all got starts but only opener Rory Burns (84) turned it into a big score as they capitulated from 4-215 to be all out less than an hour after tea. Statisticians reached for the record books to put the result into historic …

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Aussie Thon Maker seeks move from Milwaukee Bucks

Milwaukee have discussed possible trade deals with rival teams before the February 7 trade deadline but are under no obligation to move Maker, the No.10 pick in the 2016 NBA Draft, The Bucks traded their other Australian, point guard Matthew Dellavedova, before Christmas to the Cleveland Cavaliers. Since January 1, …

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Thousands of commuters set to use myki on their phone

The announcement comes following a successful trial involving 60 commuters on E-class trams last year, of which 90 per cent were satisfied with the mobile ticket system and rated the speed of topping up as either good or very good. The trial, delivered with Japanese firm NTT Data, will use …

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Venezuelan showdown exposes deep divisions within United Nations

President Nicolas Maduro broke diplomatic relations with the United Sates on Wednesday and had given embassy personnel three days to leave the country. But the Trump administration had refused to obey his directive, arguing that Maduro is no longer Venezuela’s legitimate president. Juan Guaido, president of the National Assembly who …

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AFLW 2019: Club by club guide and predictions

Back and firing: Erin Phillips.Credit:AAP Let’s take a look at how the 10 clubs shape up ahead of the opening round, which begins next Saturday night in Geelong. Conference AAdelaide Co-captains: Erin Phillips and Chelsea RandallCoach: Matthew ClarkeSquad: Sarah Allan, Ailish Considine (rookie), Dayna Cox, Courtney Cramey, Angela Foley, Jessica …

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Hundreds feared dead in Brazil after mining dam bursts

Rescue worker look for victims after a dam collapsed in Brumadinho, Brazil.Credit:AP “Unfortunately, at this point, the chances of finding survivors are minimal. We’re likely to just be recovering bodies,” Governor Romeu Zema said, raising fears that the catastrophe might have killed hundreds. Among those missing are up to 200 …

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Survivor questioned in Italian air crash

Italian news agency ANSA quoted Aosta chief prosecutor Paolo Fortuna saying he was investigating the instructor for alleged manslaughter and had questioned him in a hospital intensive care unit. ANSA says the instructor reportedly was sitting in the rear of the plane and his students were in front. Guardia di …

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Phoebe Burgess’ awkward run-in with the media

When Phoebe Burgess stepped out for the first time in weeks, the last thing she imagined was coming face-to-face with a large media contingent coincidentally lunching in Double Bay. As key media nibbled on Middle Eastern fare at Social Diary’s 14th birthday celebration on Tuesday afternoon, her jaw noticeably dropped …

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Naomi Osaka: ‘I forgot to smile’

“I felt kinda hollow. I was a robot, sort of. I was just executing my orders. I just did what I’ve been practising my whole life in a way. I didn’t waste any energy reacting too much.” Osaka, 21, has a Haitian father and Japanese mother and has lived in …

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Police should not be investigating police

Loading Time and again Victorians have heard exactly the same message from the head of the force’s Professional Standards Command and from other senior police. The community is assured that police are handling the problem and that addressing such matters is work in progress. But there does not seem to …

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