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Melbourne bank explosion injures 27, six in critical condition

A 21-year-old man set himself on fire in a Melbourne bank Friday, causing an explosion that left himself and five others in a critical condition, police said.

Australian mining giant BHP Billiton posts 6-billion-dollar loss

The world's top iron ore producer BHP Billiton on Tuesday posted a 6.4-billion-dollar loss for 2015-16, the first full-year statutory loss in the history of the Anglo-Australian company.

Untouchable Djokovic seals sixth Melbourne title over Murray

Novak Djokovic won the Australian Open for a record-levelling sixth time on Sunday as he hammered Andy Murray 6-1, 7-5, 7-6 (7-3) to claim the 11th grand slam singles title of his career.

Australian Open title-winners

Title-winners at the Australian Open which ended on Sunday:  Men's singles

Europe to face Rest of the World in new Ryder Cup-style Laver event

Roger Federer's TEAM8 management company on Friday took the lead from golf's Ryder Cup in announcing the 2017 start of the Laver Cup, a Europe versus Rest of the World competition to be held after...

Suspicions over match fixing of mixed doubles in Melbourne

Suspicions of match-fixing clouded the Australian Open on Monday after an online bookmaker reported an unexpected spike in bets on a mixed doubles match, a news report said.

Djokovic survives Simon scare; faultless Federer glides through

Novak Djokovic survived an almighty fright from Frenchman Gilles Simon, as the defending champion struggled to a 6-3, 6-7 (1-6), 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 win for a place in the quarter-finals of the...

Federer untouchable in 25-ace rout of Dolgopolov

Roger Federer rained down a barrage of 25 aces on Wednesday as the Swiss third seed crushed Alexandr Dolgopolov 6-3, 7-5, 6-1 to book a place in the third round at the Australian Open.

Confident Djokovic sweet on success as Melbourne title defence begins

Novak Djokovic starts his bid for a sixth Australian Open title, powered by confidence from a record-setting 2015 campaign.