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Kasatkina sets up final against Svitolina

Russia’s Daria Kasatkina stunned second seed Garbine Muguruza to reach the final at the Dubai Championships on Friday while defending champion Elina Svitolina cruised past former world No.1 Angelique Kerber. Kasatkina, ranked 24 in the world, survived three match points and produced a high-intensity display to battle past world number three Muguruza 3-6 7-6 (13-11) 6-1. Muguruza started stronger and ...

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Vroom with a view to classics

Without wanting to generalise too much, it’d be fair to say most of you Idle Torque readers were born in the 20th century or earlier. As such, you may recall the time today’s classic cars were just cars. For example, it was only in the early 1990s when it became evident old Volkswagen Kombi vans might be worth more than ...

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Woods hot in Florida PGA, Scott struggles

Evin Priest | AAP Saturday, 24 February 2018 4:41AM Adam Scott faces a nervous wait to see if he makes the cut in the Honda Classic in Florida. Tiger Woods has raced up the leaderboard with a vintage display in his opening nine holes during the second round at the US PGA Tour’s Honda Classic. Woods mixed two birdies with ...

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RAW: Mould inside Nauru detention centre

Supplied video obtained on February 23, 2018 purportedly showing mould inside tents at the Australian run detention centre on Nauru. At least 20 former detention centre staff have become seriously ill from mould exposure, including an Australian teacher who now has a cognitive disability. A former detention centre youth worker told AAP asylum seekers had been consistently complaining about mould ...

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Child rape symptomatic of wider issues in NT

[unable to retrieve full-text content]A brutal attack on a two-year-old girl in Tennant Creek has thrust the Northern Territory town’s systemic issues into the national spotlight. Click here to Read from the source

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Study begins to reduce rate of hearing loss in Aboriginal children in Perth

[unable to retrieve full-text content]A Perth audiologist is embarking on a study to reduce the rate of hearing loss in Aboriginal children. The goal is to detect and treat children with Otitis Media, the leading cause of childhood hearing loss. Click here to Read from the source

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Aussie quartet to make beach volleyball history

INDIGENOUS trailblazer Taliqua Clancy and Peruvian-born Mariafe Artacho del Solar will create beach volleyball history on the Gold Coast in April when they represent Australia in the sport’s Commonwealth Games debut. Clancy was Australia’s first indigenous beach volleyball Olympian in Rio in 2016 and will team up with Artacho del Solar who moved to Australia from Peru when she was ...

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Russian doping: ‘She has let us down’

A SECOND Russian athlete failed a doping test at the PyeongChang Games, a day before the International Olympic Committee’s executive board is to decide whether to reinstate the country for Sunday’s closing ceremony. Russian Bobsled Federation President Alexander Zubkov told The Associated Press on Friday that a drug-test sample given by Nadezhda Sergeeva on Sunday was positive. The Russian delegation ...

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Breakers vow to send Blackwell out a winner

NSW Breakers’ international stars have vowed to send veteran Alex Blackwell out a winner in her last Women’s National Cricket League final against Western Australia. Blackwell, Australia’s most-capped female player, announced she would retire from international and state cricket earlier this week after a remarkable 16-year career. The 34-year-old will gun for a 14th WNCL title with NSW on their ...

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