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6 February 2018 12:20 PM Canberra footballer Badreldin Abbas 'to leave everything' and chase European dream

Canberra footballer Badreldin Abbas is ready to "leave everything behind" and chase his European dream after being scouted to the Genova International Academy. Abbas won an under-20 NPL Capital Football title last season with Belconnen United and was set to join the Gungahlin United senior side this year, before his shot arrived. The 18-year-old was spotted 10

5 February 2018 10:54 PM Emmanuel Macron heads to Corsica to avert french repeat of Catalonia

Paris: Emmanuel Macron doesn't want Corsica to turn into France's Catalonia. The French president on Tuesday begins a two-day visit to the Mediterranean island where a recently elected local administration is making demands for greater autonomy that the national government so far has indicated it can't accept. French governments have long struggled in their 13

2 February 2018 1:20 PM Scores of migrants, mostly Pakistanis, feared dead in shipwreck off Libya

Geneva/Tripoli: An estimated 90 migrants are feared to have drowned off the coast of Libya after a smuggler's boat capsized early on Friday, leaving three known survivors and 10 bodies washed up on shore, the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) said. Survivors told aid workers that most of the migrants on board were Pakistanis, who form a growing 12

27 January 2018 6:16 AM Hosking in Commonwealth Games team after victory at Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race

"I was sitting at the back of the peloton thinking, 'This is really nice girls thanks, I'm going to be so fresh for the last part'," Hosking said. Hosking powered up the hill, surprising both her team director and second-place getter Gracie Elvin with the ease with which she gobbled up the ground. She then overcame Stultiens, defending champion Annemiek 14

13 January 2018 8:48 AM Bernard Tomic a match away from main draw

Bernard Tomic is now just a match away from qualifying for the Australian Open for a 10th straight year. The sometimes-reluctant Tomic fought off American Tommy Paul 6-0, 6-7, 7-6 in a second-round qualifier on Margaret Court Arena today to reach the final phase, to be completed tomorrow. He will play Lorenzo Sonego of Italy in the last match on Sunday 11

26 December 2017 2:30 AM China to overtake US economy by 2032 as Asian might builds: report

The growing importance of Asia's major economies will continue in 2018 and beyond, according to a league table that sees the region dominating in terms of size in just over a decade. The report by the Centre for Economics and Business Research in London sees India leapfrogging the UK and France next year to become the world's fifth-biggest economy in dollar 38

3 December 2017 2:20 AM Former Wallaby Quade Cooper dumped by new Reds coach

Former Australia flyhalf Quade Cooper's tenure with the Queensland Reds appears to be over after new coach Brad Thorn told him he was not part of the team's plans for the next Super Rugby season. The 29-year-old Cooper, who was also dumped by the Wallabies earlier this year, returned to Brisbane after just one season in Europe in 2015 and was contracted 59 1

15 November 2017 9:25 AM Tony Birch wins the Patrick Award

When Tony Birch talks about the honour of being named the winner of this year's Patrick White Literary Award, he doesn't immediately dwell on the Australian Nobel laureate's novels. Instead he talks of how White spoke out about the things that were politically important to him: "I admired the fact that as a writer in his older age he protested against 47

6 November 2017 3:11 AM Rugby League World Cup: England's Jermain McGillvary charged over alleged bite to Lebanon skipper Robbie Farah

England winger Jermaine McGillvary faces being rubbed out of the Rugby League World Cup after being ordered to front a judiciary hearing on Wednesday night to face biting allegations. McGillvary will appear via a video link from England camp in Perth after being charged with contrary conduct for allegedly biting Lebanon skipper Robbie Farah. Fiji demolish 46

6 November 2017 2:01 AM Rugby League World Cup 2017: Possible quarter-finals scenarios

Fiji demolish Wales in Townsville, while Papua New Guinea score an exciting win against Ireland in Port Moresby. Ireland's Michael McIlorum scored a try in the 36-12 win over Italy during the World Cup Rugby League game and Tonga put on a demolishing display over Scotland. The Kiwis coach is still yet to have a conversation with the Cowboys wrecking 53