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  • David wins record sixth squash world title

    7 November 2011 3:07 AM 244

    Malaysian squash superstar Nicol David has won a record sixth women's World Open title, overtaking Australia's Sarah Fitz-Gerald. David claimed her sixth title with a straight games victory over England's Jenny Duncalf in Rotterdam. The 28-year-old David prevailed 11-2, 11-5, 11-0 in slightly less than half an hour in which the Amsterdam-based Malaysian's

  • Czechs take out Fed Cup

    6 November 2011 10:34 PM 246

    Doubles duo Lucie Hradecka and Kveta Peschke sealed a 3-2 victory for the Czech Republic in the Fed Cup final against Russia in Moscow. The pair needed four match points to see off Maria Kirilenko and Elena Vesnina 6-4, 6-2 after one hour and 36 minutes in the Olympic Stadium as the visitors lifted their first title since 1988, when the former Czechoslovakia

  • Federer charges to fifth Basel title

    6 November 2011 10:09 PM 232

    Roger Federer has returned to winning mode 10 months after his last title, as the home tennis hero schooled Japanese wild card Kei Nishikori 6-1, 6-3 to win a fifth Swiss Indoors title in Basel. The third seed lost just one point on serve in a dominating first set which lasted 28 minutes. The 21-year-old Nishikori found some range in the second set but had no hopes

  • Lucky Spurs hold off Fulham

    6 November 2011 9:26 PM 254

    Tottenham Hotspur has survived a late onslaught to earn a somewhat fortunate 3-1 win at London rival Fulham and remain fifth in the English Premier League standings. At the other end of the table, Bolton Wanderers crushed Stoke City 5-0 and Wolverhampton Wanderers beat Wigan Athletic 3-1 to inflict the visitors' eight defeat in a row. Goals from Gareth

  • IT failure leaves bureaucrats in black hole

    17 October 2011 2:08 AM 123

    Thousands of public servants were without email and other computer systems for up to a week, following a significant failure by the state government's lead IT provider, CenITex. CenITex chief executive Michael Vanderheide wrote an email to the Department of Business and Innovation last Tuesday, apologising for the "difficult period of significant interruption"

  • Beware of that noisy hybrid car

    27 August 2010 5:00 PM 217

    ONE of the world's quietest cars will use a fake engine noise to help save lives. Toyota has fitted its petrol-electric Prius, the world's best-selling hybrid, with a speaker that emits an artificial sound to help warn pedestrians of its approach. General Motors, Nissan and Lotus are among other car makers set to follow with similar pedestrian-alert

  • Facebook gives way after child porn bust

    27 August 2010 5:00 PM 165

    FACEBOOK has agreed to pass information about criminal activity on its site to Australian police, after revelations it had ignored repeated warnings about an international child pornography ring operating among its pages. The Herald yesterday revealed the web company's management had repeatedly failed to disclose to police the activity of an international