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Zverev rallies to reach US Open final in five sets

New York: Alexander Zverev rallied to reach his first grand slam final, beating Pablo Carreno Busta 3-6, 2-6, 6-3, 6-4, 6-3 at the US Open. The No.5 seed completed his first career comeback from two sets down and the first in the US Open semi-finals since Novak Djokovic outlasted Roger …

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Pain on an extinct volcano: Martinez wins brutal Tour stage

Colombian rider Daniel Felipe Martinez claimed victory at the end of an intense stage 13. The brutal 191.5-kilometre stage from Chatel-Guyon had been earmarked as one of the hardest of the Tour with seven ascents of note – and it did not disappoint, leaving the peloton scattered across the slopes …

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Floating pub journeys from Fremantle along the Swan

WA’s first floating bar has dropped anchor in the Swan River just in time for spring, with a VIP opening ahead of its first cruise along the foreshore on Sunday. Four years in the making, The Raft is WA’s first permanent event space on the water and its 300-square-metre on-deck …

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Victoria records 37 new COVID-19 cases, six deaths

The government’s road map to lift restrictions in Melbourne and across the state contains a number of steps between now and late November, based on the 14-day average of new cases. Loading “By the middle of next week, we’re every chance, days away from regional Victoria being able to take …

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Australia dismantle England after Hazlewood’s stellar performance

It was also Hazlewood who landed the final and vital hammerblow, the wicket of Moeen Ali (6) coming in his final over to leave Billings too much to do with the lower order, out on the final ball of the night for 118 from 110 balls, his first international century. …

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Rio Tinto’s executive cull shows ‘profit at all cost’ cultures no longer cut it

But the days were companies could get away with blaming systemic failures or flawed corporate governance on a few bad apples, errors and other lame excuses dreamt up by PR teams are all but over. For too long corporate Australia has been allowed to get away with practices that might …

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Bahrain will normalise relations with Israel, Trump announces

Bahrain, a tiny island kingdom off the eastern coast of Saudi Arabia in the Persian Gulf, has strategic significance for Washington as the host for the US Navy’s 5th Fleet. The agreement was brokered in large part by Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner, who has led the administration’s effort to strike …

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Novichok used on Navalny ‘harder than previous forms’

Berlin: The novichok nerve agent used to poison Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny was “harder” than previous forms, Der Spiegel magazine reported the head of Germany’s foreign intelligence service as saying. Bruno Kahl, head of Germany’s foreign intelligence service, informed what Spiegel termed a “secret meeting” about the potency of the …

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England brings in more local restrictions as COVID-19 rate soars

According to a government-backed surveillance project, the infection rate is rising across all age groups, apart from those over 65, and cases are no longer clustering in hospitals or care homes as they were a few months ago. The researchers at Imperial College calculated the reproduction “R” number of COVID-19 …

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Tigers are ‘raging favourites’ and made us struggle, Geelong coach says

“We looked a little bit off, there’s no doubt about that, but it’s always hard to assess, at least in the immediate aftermath, how much is you and how much is them. I think a fair bit of it was them – they’re the best team in the competition and …

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