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Simona Halep was made to work mighty hard for her victory over Harriet Dart.

Simona Halep stumps up for Australian Open win

Simona Halep said she dreaded to think how much money she owed her coach after victory over British qualifier Harriet Dart in the Australian Open second round on Thursday.
World number one Ashleigh Barty battled into the China Open semi-finals on Friday with a gutsy three-set victory over familiar foe Petra Kvitova.

Ashleigh Barty still on top but gap narrows ahead of Australia Open

Dumped out of the Brisbane International in straight sets last week, Barty retains a comfortable cushion of 1,607 points over the Czech, who went on to win the Brisbane title for the third time in four years on Sunday.
Ashleigh Barty of Australia reacts after a point against Jennifer Brady of the US during their women’s singles match at the Brisbane International tennis tournament in Brisbane on January 9, 2020. (Photo by Patrick HAMILTON - AFP)

Ashleigh Barty looks to kickstart season in Adelaide

Ashleigh Barty plans to use next week’s ATP-WTA Adelaide International to put the final polish on her Australian Open preparations after a shock defeat in Brisbane.
Novak Djokovic was at his battling best to topple gutsy fifth-ranked Daniil Medvedev on an epic Saturday and send Serbia into the inaugural ATP Cup final.

ATP Cup: Battling Novak Djokovic leads Serbia into final

Novak Djokovic was at his battling best to topple gutsy fifth-ranked Daniil Medvedev on an epic Saturday and send Serbia into the inaugural ATP Cup final.
Nigeria Ultimate fighting Championship middleweight champion, Israel Adesanya, says more Nigerias will come into the sport and dominate the UFC in the future.

Israel Adesanya to open UFC gyms in Nigeria

Nigeria Ultimate fighting Championship middleweight champion, Isreal Adesanya, says more Nigerias will come into the sport and dominate the UFC in the future.
Five-time Paralympic gold medalist Kieran Modra has died after being hit by a car while riding his bike north of Adelaide on Wednesday.

Five-time Paralympic gold medalist killed in road collision

Five-time Paralympic gold medalist Kieran Modra has died after being hit by a car while riding his bike north of Adelaide on Wednesday.
Deborah Pilgrim went missing on Sunday while camping with friends about 100 kilometres from the South Australian state capital of Adelaide.

‘SOS’ picked up on CCTV saves woman lost in bush

An Australian woman lost for three days in dense bushland was found Wednesday after a man remotely monitoring security footage saw an ‘SOS’ sign scrawled in the earth on his property.
Australia’s players react at the final whistle as the hosts, the UAE, progressed to the semi-final. Giuseppe Cacace-AFP-Getty Images

Asian Cup: Tragedy overshadows sadness at Australia’s early exit

Any temptation to become over-dramatic about the premature end to Australia’s defence of their Asian Cup title would have ceased abruptly when the news of a genuine tragedy filtered through to the squad on Saturday.
Kelly Val Smith

Woman jailed for faking cancer to scam family, friends

Kelly Val Smith “created a fanciful world” to scam tens of thousands of dollars from her family and friends over a fake cancer diagnosis and other lies.
Archbishop Mark Coleridge, President of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference in Australia, speaks as Sister Monica Cavanagh, President of Catholic Religious Australia, reacts during a media conference in Sydney, Australia, August 31, 2018. REUTERS/David Gray

Catholic bishops reject compulsory abuse reporting in Australia

The Catholic church in Australia on Friday rejected laws forcing priests to report child abuse when they learn about it in the confessional.
Philip Wilson

Ex-Archbishop to serve sentence at home over child sex abuse

Former Archbishop Philip Wilson, the most senior Catholic official in the world to be convicted of concealing child sexual abuse, avoided jail after a judge on Tuesday allowed him to serve his 12-month custodial sentence in home detention.

Lagos ranked third worst city to live in

Despite improvements in infrastructure by the Ambode administration in Lagos, a new survey by the London Economist Intelligence Unit was not so impressed as it ranked it one of the five worst cities to live in.
Philip Wilson

Convicted Australian Catholic archbishop resigns

Australian Archbishop, Philip Wilson, the most senior Catholic official in the world to be convicted of concealing child sexual abuse, has resigned, the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference said in a statement on Monday.
Philip Wilson

Child sex abuse: Australian premier urges Pope to fire convicted archbishop

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Thursday urged Pope Francis to sack an Australian archbishop convicted of concealing child sex abuse.
Philip Wilson

Archbishop gets 12 months for concealing child abuse

One of the highest-ranked church officials convicted of covering up child sex abuse was Tuesday sentenced to 12 months’ imprisonment, but Philip Wilson could avoid jail after a court ordered he be assessed for home detention.

Qatar Airways signs Wales marketing partnership

In anticipation of the inaugural Qatar Airways flight to Cardiff in May, a marketing partnership agreement has been signed between Welsh government and the airline.

Shocked mum finds deadly snake hiding in child’s lunchbox

A mother found one of the world’s deadliest snakes hiding in her child’s lunchbox in a town in the state of South Australia, local media reported Tuesday.

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.

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The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police confirm death of 22 in Sokoto bandits’ attack, foil ambush

The Police in Sokoto on Thursday confirmed the death of 22 villagers in the state following sporadic shooting by suspected bandits in Gangara community.
The Cross River Commissioner for health, Dr Betta Edu has restated the state’s preparedness to tackle Coronavirus if it eventually gets to the state.

Cross River suspected coronavirus case tests negative

Confirming the report to newsmen on phone Thursday night, Edu said the case from UCTH that went viral on the various social platform came out negative.

President Buhari’s daughter rejoins family after self-isolation

The daughter of President Muhammadu Buhari who went on self-isolation after returning from the United Kingdom, UK, two weeks ago has rejoined the family.
Nigeria has confirmed 12 new casesof coronavirus with total number of cases in the country rising to 151.

Coronavirus hits 51 of 55 nations of Africa

Malawi recorded three cases, on Thursday, as the number of cases in Africa struck 6,940 with 278 deaths and 567 recoveries as of 8.30p.m.

WHO concerned as coronavirus accelerates in Africa

With more than 6,000 COVID-19 cases reported in Africa, the virus is threatening fragile health systems on the continent.