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Mass drug overdose at Melbourne dance festival

More than 20 people were hospitalized, many in a critical condition, after overdosing on drugs at a Melbourne dance music festival on Saturday night,...

Federer defeats Nadal to win fifth Australian Open, 18th grand slam

Roger Federer added another honour to his superlative career, defeating hot rival Rafael Nadal 6-4, 3-6, 6-1, 3-6, 6-3 to win a record 18 grand slam singles...

Serena Williams wins seventh Australian Open; record 23rd grand slam

Serena Williams wrote more history with a 6-4, 6-4 defeat of sister Venus to claim a record 23rd Open Era grand slam singles title with a seventh Australian...

Lucic-Baroni turns back the clock to reach Melbourne semi-finals

Mirjana Lucic-Baroni turned back the clock almost two decades on Wednesday, as the evergreen Croatian outsider upset fifth seed Karolina Pliskova 6-4, 3-6, 6-4...

Four, including a child, killed as car hits pedestrians in Melbourne

A young child is among four people killed in the Australian city of Melbourne on Friday when a man known to the police for domestic violence-related issues...

Three charged over foiled Christmas Day terror attack in Australia

Three Australian men have been charged with offences related to planning a major terrorist attack on Christmas Day targeting landmark locations in Melbourne,...

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...

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...

Australian Open title-winners

Title-winners at the Australian Open which ended on Sunday:  Men's singles Women's singles - Angelique Kerber, Germany, Men's doubles -  Jamie...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Confident Djokovic sweet on success as Melbourne title defence begins

Gluten-free fitness fanatic Novak Djokovic handed out "healthy" chocolate treats to the media on Sunday as the 2015 season dominator prepared for another...
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