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Coffee boy’s extra-sweet attempt at a smooth on-court delivery

He pursued her for a step or two, changed his mind and then wandered around the court a bit before being told to just place it beside her chair. Well done, young man. The coffee didn’t help Williams, though. Elina Svitolina beat Williams, 6-4, 6-4. This isn’t the first time …

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Palmyra: has this ancient city suffered a fatal blow, or will it rise again?

Further along, pasture gives way to stony ground studded with pale green tussock. Remnants of the war are more evident here; burnt-out trucks and tanks, toppled electricity pylons and fortified berms of rammed earth crowned with barbed wire. Near a military airbase ringed by radar stations the checkpoint is heavily …

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City cops transport woes as tram strike hits

Melburnians are being told to expect extensive delays on Friday as a four-hour tram strike hits tens of thousands of commuters. Trams will come to a halt from 10am to 3pm on Friday, as about 1500 Yarra Trams drivers and customer service personnel down tools in a bitter dispute for …

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The cooking accident that created a $22b empire

Family leaders, who sit atop a fortune of about $US15 billion ($22 billion), are now adapting their governance system to appeal to a younger generation of 14 scions. Recent initiatives include turning business units including the group’s venture capital arm into a training ground and taking family members on “innovation …

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Tomahawk-swinging robber ambushes Brisbane bus driver

Police have released security camera footage of a man wielding a tomahawk who ambushed a Brisbane bus driver and stole the cash tray on Wednesday. The Brisbane City Council bus was parked at the Forest Lake Boulevard interchange at Forest Lake in Brisbane’s south-west about 9.45pm when the armed bandit …

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Triple murderer Berwyn Rees walks free after almost 40 years behind bars

Triple murderer Berwyn Rees has walked free from prison after nearly 40 years behind bars. The State Parole Authority granted parole earlier this month to the 70-year-old, who killed three men in the 1970s and 1980s including a serving police officer. Rees left Silverwater jail on Friday morning but will …

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Goodbye blue bikes: Melbourne’s bike share scheme canned

Minister for Roads Jaala Pulford said the government had decided to get rid of the scheme ahead of a scheduled replacement of the 50 bike docking stations due to be upgraded, which would have cost taxpayers more money. “This scheme has raised the profile of cycling in Melbourne, but the …

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Two decades after East Timor’s battle for independence, the smell of smoke in Suai is still vivid

Normal text sizeLarger text sizeVery large text size The smell of smoke and decay remained thick in the air four weeks after pro-Indonesian militia stormed into the sleepy coastal town of Suai, barely a week after the East Timorese took to the polls to vote for independence on August 30, …

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Man reportedly dies after rescue mission near Falls Creek

A man is believed to have died near Falls Creek following a search and rescue mission in Victoria’s high country. Three units from the State Emergency Service were called to Granite Track Road at Mitta Mitta, north of Falls Creek, about 7pm on Thursday to reports of a skiing accident. …

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Free ride or fair play? State government walks fine climate line

The detail of how WA would work towards achieving its target in other areas was left for the overall state climate policy not expected for release until 2020. The media statement released on the heels of the policy – from Energy Minister Bill Johnston, not Environment Minister Stephen Dawson – …

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