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Australian Open 2022: Rafael Nadal wins record 21st Grand Slam title

Rafael Nadal won a record 21st Grand Slam men’s title in the most stunning fashion, fighting back from two sets down to beat Russia’s Daniil Medvedev in a classic Australian Open final. Backed by a loud Melbourne crowd, sixth seed Nadal rallied to win 2-6 6-7 (5-7) 6-4 6-4 7-5 on Rod Laver Arena. US […]

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Australian Open 2022: Martina Navratilova criticises ban on ‘Where is Peng Shuai?’ t-shirts

Retired tennis star Martina Navratilova blasted a decision by Australian Open organisers to ban T-shirts supporting Chinese player Peng Shuai Security staff had on Friday asked spectators trying to enter the grounds to remove T-shirts saying “Where is Peng Shuai?”. Ms Peng disappeared for weeks after accusing a top Chinese official of sexual misconduct in […]

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Novak Djokovic: Australia cancels tennis players’ visa for the second time

Novak Djokovic is set to be detained on Saturday after Australia cancelled his visa for a second time, in a row over his right to remain in the country unvaccinated. The decision on “health and good order” grounds means he faces deportation and a three-year visa ban. Djokovic’s lawyers called the decision “patently irrational” and […]

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Novak Djokovic wins deportation case. Can Australia’s government re-detain him?

Novak Djokovic has been cleared to play in the Australian Open, after the Federal Court overturned the Australian Government’s decision to cancel the visa of the Serbian tennis star. This rekindles the defending champion’s chance to win a record 21st Grand Slam title at the upcoming Australian Open. The Federal Circuit Court judge Anthony Kelly […]

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Novak Djokovic’s lawyers say recent Covid-19 infection gives tennis star vaccine exemption

Tennis star Novak Djokovic had a vaccine exemption to enter Australia after a Covid infection on 16 December, his lawyers say in court documents. Djokovic was denied entry to Australia after landing in Melbourne this week to play in the Australian Open. The world’s top ranked tennis player is currently in an immigration detention centre […]

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Novak Djokovic: Tennis star thanks fans as he awaits deportation decision

Tennis star Novak Djokovic has thanked people “around the world” for their support as he awaits a decision on his deportation from Australia. Djokovic landed this week to play in the Australian Open, having controversially been given an exemption to Australia’s vaccination rules. But he was dramatically denied entry on landing. Djokovic is currently in […]

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Novak Djokovic: Australia cancels world number one tennis player’s visa

Tennis star Novak Djokovic has had his visa to enter Australia dramatically revoked on his arrival in Melbourne. The world number one was held in the city’s airport for several hours before border forces announced he had not met entry rules and would be deported. He has reportedly now been taken to a government detention […]

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Novak Djokovic will defend his Australian Open title after medical exemption for Covid-19 vaccination

World number one Novak Djokovic will defend his Australian Open title later this month after receiving a medical exemption from having a Covid-19 vaccination. All players and staff at the tournament must be vaccinated or have an exemption granted by an expert independent panel. Serb Djokovic, 34, has not spoken publicly about his vaccination status. […]

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Australian police make arrest over disappearance of two campers 20 months ago

Australian police arrested a man over the disappearance of two campers from a national park 20 months ago. Russell Hill, 74, and Carol Clay, 73, were last heard from on 20 March last year when they called a friend from their remote campsite in Victoria. Despite one of the state’s largest missing person investigations, there […]

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Australian police seize record $140 million heroin shipment weighing 450 kilograms

The Australian police said they seized the largest heroin shipment ever detected in the country, worth an estimated 140 million Australian dollars and arrested a Malaysian national for the importation of the illicit drug. The 450kg shipment was detected in a sea freight container of ceramic tiles sent from Malaysia and addressed to a Melbourne […]

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Australia: 5.9 magnitude Earthquake strikes Melbourne, buildings damaged

A 5.9 magnitude earthquake shook southeast Australia, damaging buildings in the city of Melbourne. The earthquake happened about 09:15am local time on Wednesday at Mansfield, not far from the Victorian state capital. The earthquake was also felt in neighbouring South Australia and New South Wales (NSW). It was followed by two aftershocks of 4.0 and 3.1 magnitude. […]

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Australia: Construction sites shut in Melbourne after violent protest against mandatory Covid-19 vaccine

Australia’s Victoria state has shut construction sites across Melbourne following a violent protest against mandatory Covid-19 vaccines. The protest was against a requirement for staff to prove they had received a vaccine dose to access their workplace. Officials said some sites would be shut for up to two weeks after construction workers and other protesters […]