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Racquet-smashing Australian shocks onlookers as he crashes out of Wimbledon

London: Young Australian tennis star Akira Santillan has made an explosive exit from Wimbledon qualifying, obliterating five racquets after a heartbreaking defeat in London. Santillan was inconsolable after blowing two match points in a 6-7 (5-7), 6-3, 12-10 second-round qualifying loss to Belgian journeyman Ruben Bemelmans on Wednesday. The 22-year-old, …

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Mobile phone ban: Hindering learning is in the palms of their hands

Deborah Morrison, Malvern East This is a good start, but more can be done I’m a teacher in a Victorian secondary college and on balance I’m supportive of the government’s move to ban mobile phones in all Victorian public schools. Arguably however, there are items available to schoolchildren that are …

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Labor hopeful Chris Minns took donation from developer

About 11,000 rank and file members have already voted in the ballot, which closes on Friday, and their votes will count for 50 per cent of the outcome.  Senior Labor sources say the caucus numbers are “very tight”, with Mr Minns likely to have at least 20 of the 50 …

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Target and superquiz, Thursday, June 27

TARGET 8134 How many words of four letters or more can you make from those shown here? Each letter may be used once per word. Each word must contain the centre letter and there must be at least one nine-letter word. No plurals ending in “s”; no foreign words; no …

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City go for attacking flair by appointing French veteran Mombaerts

Melbourne City are looking to embrace a style of attacking football lacking in recent years in a bid to win fans and create excitement with the appointment of a French coach who has worked with the likes of World Cup winners Zinedine Zidane, Antoine Griezmann, Raphael Varane and Bernard Mendy, …

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Afterpay needs to grow up, and appoint an independent chairman

You really have to question whether its two founders, Nick Molnar and Anthony Eisen should have offloaded almost $100 million worth of shares earlier this month. While completely legal, it falls into the basket of a dubious judgement call. Finding itself the subject of an AUSTRAC probe is another situation …

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Indonesian regency plans to end dog meat trade after horrifying expose

The exposé was extremely controversial, especially as Indonesian President Joko Widodo is from Solo, which is largely Muslim and dog meat is forbidden by Islam. The Regent of Karanganyar, Dr Juliyatmono, denounced the trade, warning of the grave risks to public health. A dog, bound and waiting for slaughter in …

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From the Archives: The liberation of Cherbourg, France

Capture of Lieutenant General von Schlieben commander of the German forces, reduced resistance to small pockets and by noon the entire city was under American control. The few thousand Frenchmen who had remained in their homes during the siege were not demonstrative. It was not that they were not pleased …

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It’s lights, camera and action as Democrat hopefuls go live in first primaries TV debate

Normal text sizeLarger text sizeVery large text size The prospect of taking on Donald Trump for the presidency of the United States has proved tantalising for Democratic politicians. There are vastly more candidates than usual competing for the chance to become his nemesis in the country’s 2020 elections. But first …

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Indonesian regency plans to end dog meat trade after shocking expose

“They are then taken to filthy slaughterhouses where they watch others being slaughtered as they wait their turn, trembling in fear. The look in their eyes is haunting, the blood-spattered walls unforgettable.” The Solo expose was controversial, especially as President Joko Widodo is from Solo, which is largely Muslim, and …

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