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Australians all out in Paris after ‘heartbreaking’ Barty injury, De Minaur falls

Between sets, Barty called for the physiotherapist and after some on-court treatment, walked off Court Philippe Chatrier gingerly. After a six-minute medical timeout, Barty returned and produced her best service game. She also appeared better equipped to match Linette’s groundstrokes. But with the second set poised at 2-2, Barty walked …

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Sport shorts: Conway breaks records at Lord’s, Aussies off pace at US Open

Loading “Depending on the weather, we might be able to create a bit of uneven bounce and put a bit of doubt in the English boys’ minds.” Tennis: Britain’s former world No.1 Andy Murray has withdrawn from a June 5-13 grasscourt ATP Challenger event in Nottingham as he is not …

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Banks up, miners down as ASX struggles for purchase on Friday

Coal is seeing a dramatic spike in demand just as several major miners are hit with production problems, sparking a surge in prices from China to Europe. Prices for the dirtiest fossil fuel are soaring as sweltering temperatures in North Asia increase air conditioning needs, adding to already strong demand …

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ASX set to edge higher; AMC swings sharply on Wall Street

Technology companies helped drag stocks lower on Wall Street on Thursday (US time), knocking the S&P 500 into the red for the week. The benchmark S&P 500 index dropped 0.4 per cent and is now on track for a 0.3 per cent weekly loss. Technology companies, whose pricey valuations make …

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Hipster hotels take over Melbourne’s lifestyle suburbs

It plans to start construction on the Cox Architecture designed structure early next year. Nearby in Collingwood’s Johnston Street, luxury developer Tim Gurner is constructing a 95-room hotel with ground floor retail and 65 high-end apartments. Goldfields Group is the latest to lock in a build date after winning planning …

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Backman to the future: Young Demon Rivers getting a kick out of footy

Rivers crash-coursed his way to match fitness playing games for the East Fremantle Colts. Then came the draft. Rivers’ mind was open to a move. “Being from WA, you’ve got to wrap your head around it pretty early that it’s a possibility,” he said. “I was told the Eagles and …

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Twitter launches paid subscription service Twitter Blue in Australia

Twitter is launching Twitter Blue, a new subscription service that lets paying users undo tweets and more, for users in Australia and Canada. Following nearly a year of speculation, the social media platform said its premium service of “power features” — which also a reader mode for digesting long threads …

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After writing ‘coup is a classical system of installing a government’ uni student almost blocked from graduation

“But it doesn’t eliminate my disappointment that it took national pressure to get Stanford to do what it should have done at the beginning, which is to realise it could not take action in this case.” Stanford’s investigation had triggered red flags among First Amendment advocates, who noted that the …

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Burned out hulk of Iran’s biggest warship seen from space

Dubai: Satellite photographs show the burned hulk that remains of Iran’s biggest warship after it caught fire and sank in the Gulf of Oman. The photos from Planet Labs, taken Thursday (Friday AEST) and analysed by The Associated Press, show the 207-metre Kharg just off the coast of the Iranian …

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New economic model needed for Victoria to bounce back

And this rapid population growth undoubtedly boosted the housing industry – 81,300 (or 16 per cent) more homes were completed in Victoria during the 10 years to 2019-20 than in NSW, despite NSW’s population being some 25 per cent larger than Victoria’s – and retail sales, which grew at a …

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