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7 January 2018 8:59 AM Proposed World Team Cup could make Canberra Challenger even stronger

This year's Canberra Challenger is the strongest ever, with 12 players from the top 100 fine-tuning their preparations for the first grand slam of the year. "We get a great field for the event. I believe it's [the World Team Cup] being proposed for the week of the Brisbane and Hopman events so it wouldn't actually impact or conflict directly with this event 18

4 December 2017 9:41 AM Violent clashes outside alt-right commentator Milo Yiannopoulos event in Kensington

Violent clashes erupted outside an event hosting controversial British alt-right commentator Milo Yiannopoulos in Kensington on Monday night. About 150 hard left and right protesters gathered in front of the Melbourne Pavilion on Racecourse Road and Stubbs Road, where they faced off and fought with sticks. Riot police then stormed the protest and used pepper 53

23 November 2017 4:01 AM Stadium bill to soar above $2b following cabinet approval

Two of Sydney's major sports stadiums will be demolished and rebuilt at a cost of $2 billion after state cabinet signed off on an expensive conclusion to the long-running saga on Thursday. However, the $2 billion price tag to rebuild both Allianz Stadium at Moore Park and ANZ Stadium at Sydney Olympic Park does not include the cost of rebuilding Parramatta 54 1

29 October 2017 5:05 AM Rugby league World Cup 2017: Live coverage of Sunday’s clashes

WEEK one of the 2017 Rugby League World Cup will come to a close today with three cracking matches to play out. Ireland have thumped Italy 36-12 in a boilover in Cairns with Scotland to clash with Tonga from 5:15pm. In Canberra France and Lebanon are locking horns. These might not be the top tier nations but make no mistake: There will be plenty of NRL talent 42

28 October 2017 5:25 AM Catalans under direct control of Madrid as Spain's PM seeks to quash secession

Catalonia woke up Saturday under the direct control of Madrid as the Spanish prime minister took drastic measures to quash secession, deposing the region's leaders and dissolving its parliament hours after lawmakers declared independence. In a dramatic escalation of a political crisis that has stoked alarm in Europe and sent shockwaves through Spain 178

24 October 2017 7:17 PM Potential showdown in eastern Syria over IS-held territory

BEIRUT – As U.S.-allied fighters hurtle down the eastern bank of the Euphrates River, a showdown could ensue between the U.S. and Russia, whose allies are racing to take over the same strategic oil-rich territory from the Islamic State group. While the two sides will likely avoid a direct confrontation, the capture of Raqqa by the U.S.-backed forces 78

23 October 2017 8:02 AM Israel Folau says break from rugby will help the Wallabies

Israel Folau insists his missing next month's Spring tour will help the Wallabies in the long run rather than dent their new-found momentum. Australia coach Michael Cheika confirmed on Sunday Folau would take up an option in his contract to skip the end-of-year tour after playing every minute of the Wallabies' and Waratahs' 2017 campaigns 38

17 October 2017 1:23 PM Raqqa 'liberated from Islamic State' in sign of jihadists' collapsing fortunes

Witnesses say US-backed militias have raised a flag inside Raqqa stadium, as a four-month battle to take Islamic State's Syrian capital came to an end. The fighting was over but the alliance of Kurdish and Arab militias was clearing the stadium of mines and any remaining hiding militants, said Rojda Felat, commander of the Raqqa campaign for the Syrian 29

17 October 2017 1:23 PM It was once a place of peace, but Islamic State turned Paradise Square into an execution hell hole

IT WAS once a place of peace and prosperity. But over the years, it’s turned very, very dark. WARNING: Graphic YOU might remember the pictures — the obese Islamic State jihadi executioner swinging a four-foot sword in a public beheading. The terrifying act, carried out by one of the terror outfit’s executioners, was the first time many had seen the horrid 166

16 October 2017 5:51 PM Iraqi forces seize Kirkuk governor's office in push against Kurds

The rapid advance, involving troops, tanks and armoured vehicles, aims to recapture oil and military targets that Kurdish forces took over during the fightback against the Islamic State group (IS). Iraqi forces thrust into Kirkuk city, capital of the oil-rich province, and took control of the governor's office, which had been left deserted, the federal 206