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Korean intruder ejected from Olympic opening ceremony

A Korean intruder was tackled by Olympic security and thrown out of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics opening ceremony after attempting to accost two performers, organisers said on Friday.

Tokyo, Hong Kong, Shanghai stocks down again

Asian stocks, from Tokyo to Hong Kong and Shanghai took another battering on Friday as the global rout returned with a vengeance on intensifying fears about tighter US interest rates.

Hong Kong stocks close down more than five percent

Hong Kong stocks crumbled more than five percent on Tuesday, making it one of the worst performers on a painful day for Asian markets after a record-breaking collapse on Wall Street fuelled by concerns over rising US interest rates.

Australia warns Commonwealth athletes not to overstay visas

Australia on Tuesday warned athletes planning to compete in the Commonwealth Games this April that anyone caught overstaying their visas after the event will be dealt with firmly.

Stock markets downbeat as dollar firms

Stock markets kicked off the week in lacklustre fashion on Monday as the dollar recovered some ground after slumping last week to three-year lows against the euro.

Australia-Nigeria trade transactions hit N100 billion – envoy

The Australian High Commissioner to Nigeria, Mr Paul Lehmann, on Thursday, announced that trade transactions between Australia and Nigeria in the last two years amounted to about N100bn.

Aussie Open: Angelique Kerber crushes Maria Sharapova in ex-champs showdown

Angelique Kerber crushed Maria Sharapova in straight sets in a battle of former champions at the Australian Open on Saturday.

Australian man who head-butted ex-premier pleads guilty

A drunk Australian man who head-butted former Prime Minister Tony Abbott, pleaded guilty on Thursday.

Simona Halep, Caroline Wozniacki eye maiden Grand Slam in Serena Williams’ absence

Simona Halep will sport her “lucky” red dress and Caroline Wozniacki says she is playing better than ever as both aim for a first Grand Slam victory when the Australian Open starts on Monday.

Australian Open: Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic lead the cast of injured players

The Australian Open begins tomorrow in Melbourne, but the year’s first Grand Slam is being buffeted by an unusually long list of players who are nursing all sorts of injuries.

Angelique Kerber beats Ashleigh Barty to win Sydney International

Germany’s Angelique Kerber beat Australia’s Ashleigh Barty in straight sets to win the Sydney International for her ninth consecutive win of the new season on Saturday.

Asian markets mostly higher as Hong Kong extends record run

Most Asian markets resumed their positive start to the year on Friday with Hong Kong extending its record run to 14 days while the euro held gains after the previous day's jump.

Train drivers in Australian state vote to strike for pay rise

Train drivers in Australia’s New South Wales State voted on Friday to embark on strike by the end of the week if their demands for a pay rise were not met, local media reported.

Asian markets mostly down as new year surge fades, dollar bounces

Asian markets saw further losses on Thursday, with Tokyo hit by a weaker dollar and Hong Kong coming off a 12-day surge, as the rally that greeted 2018 gives way to profit-taking.

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Russian Olympic chiefs confirm curler tested positive for meldonium

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Bayern Munich head coach Jupp Heynckes admits he has some tough decisions to make with his side at near full-strength for their Champions League last 16, first-leg, clash against Besiktas on Tuesday.

Morgan Tsvangirai ‘represented courage and determination in the face of oppression’ – Boris Johnson

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Ex-UBA staff, one other bags 3 year jail term for fraud

Justice Ibrahim Buba of the Federal High Court, sitting in Asaba, Delta State, has convicted and sentenced a former Relationship Manager with the United Bank for Africa, UBA, Victor Onodavwerho, to one year imprisonment.

Thiago Silva, Angel Di Maria back for Paris Saint-Germain after missing Real Madrid defeat

Thiago Silva and Angel Di Maria were recalled by Paris Saint-Germain on Saturday after coach Unai Emery faced criticism for dropping them for the Champions League tie against Real Madrid.

Plateau United coach Boboye not impresssed by NPFL giants Enyimba

Plateau United head coach Kennedy Boboye says he was not impressed with the attitude of Enyimba players during their Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL) match on Wednesday.