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‘We’ve paid, we’ll stay’: Bizarre scenes as quarter-final halted before Djokovic win

Most did not, but at just after 11.15 p.m. the players had resumed their match. Djokovic won 6-3, 6-2, 6-7 (7-5), 7-5 and will now face Rafael Nadal in a blockbuster semi-final. The 34-year-old bellowed a series of frightening roars after completing a victory that at one stage looked like …

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‘The United States is back’: Biden starts trip as US plans to share 500m Pfizer jabs

It is expected that 200 million doses will be distributed this year with 300 million to follow in 2022. As well as preventing severe illness and death around the globe, the distribution of hundreds of millions of US-manufactured Pfizer doses would allow the US to pull ahead of China in …

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US dumps Trump executive order to ban TikTok

The Biden administration last week expanded a Trump-era list of Chinese companies that Americans can’t invest in because of purported links to the Chinese military and surveillance. Companies on the list include telecom equipment maker Huawei and Chinese oil company China National Offshore Oil Corp. On Tuesday, the Senate passed …

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Wallabies lock in rising star until 2023 Rugby World Cup

“I’m extremely motivated by the challenge to continue to grow and push myself to be the best player and person I can be and hopefully get more opportunities in the gold jersey.” Wallabies coach Dave Rennie added: “Tom had an excellent start to his international career last year, showing glimpses …

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Buckingham Palace won’t back Sussexes in Lilibet naming row

Harry and Meghan’s daughter was born in California on Friday morning, and it is understood that the couple told the Queen about their choice of name between then and the public announcement of the birth on Sunday. On Monday, reports in several American publications, including The New York Post, claimed …

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Fastly says single customer sparked internet chaos

Cloud services company Fastly apologised for a global outage that temporarily hobbled Amazon, Hulu, The New York Times and other high-traffic websites. In a blog post, Nick Rockwell, Fastly’s vice president of engineering and infrastructure, said an “undiscovered software bug” was triggered by routine activity by a single customer. The …

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Medieval role-player who slapped Macron linked to far-right royalist fringe

Paris: Bubbling beneath France’s political landscape is an assortment of ultra-right groups, a subculture that shot to the nation’s attention when a young man slapped President Emmanuel Macron and blurted out a centuries-old royalist cry. Ignored by most people, ultra-rightist groups are considered increasingly dangerous despite their small following and …

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‘I’m not a grub’: Munster escapes with fine for kicking Martin

Loading “It wasn’t frustration. And when I came off the field I didn’t think too much of it. It was more a case of ‘get off me’. “I’m more than happy to apologise to Liam to his face and tell him there was no malice in the kick. “If I …

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Beef fears take UK trade deal down to the wire when PM Morrison visits

“We want this to be the most ambitious free trade agreement outside of New Zealand, and we would hope the United Kingdom seeks to make this the most ambitious trade agreement they have made since Brexit,” he said. The National Farmers’ Federation has dismissed the concerns about farm produce, saying …

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Record number of Australians have two jobs as recovery gains speed

A record number of Australians have taken on second jobs as the nation goes on a house knock-down and rebuild surge in a further sign the economy is picking up speed out of the coronavirus recession. Economists at Westpac and the NAB have upgraded their economic forecasts for the current …

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