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A man wears a mask as poor air quality from Australia’s bushfires hamper qualifying for the upcoming Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on January 15, 2020. (Photo by William WEST - AFP)

Bushfire smoke hits Australian Open again, but rain raises hopes

Bushfire smoke disrupted the Australian Open build-up Wednesday for a second straight day to deepen concerns about the fate of the year’s first tennis Grand Slam, but a cool change late in the day raised hopes of rain soaking the blazes.
(FILES) A file photo taken on November 20, 2017 shows logos of US multinational technology company Google displayed on computers' screens. Google is dropping out of the bidding for a huge Pentagon cloud computing contract that could be worth up to $10 billion, saying the deal would be inconsistent with its principles. The decision by Google, confirmed to AFP in an email October 9, 2018, leaves a handful of other tech giants including Amazon in the running for the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) contract aimed at modernizing the military's computing systems. / AFP PHOTO / LOIC VENANCE

News Corp calls for Google breakup to reduce influence

Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp has called for Google to be broken up in Australia, the latest salvo in a battle between the corporate media giants.
Herald Sun cartoonist Mark Knight has caused international outrage with a cartoon of tennis great Serena Williams

Media watchdog rules controversial Serena Williams cartoon ‘not racist’

A controversial cartoon of American tennis star Serena Williams widely condemned as "racist" and "sexist" did not breach media standards, an Australian press watchdog has ruled.
Geoffrey Rush arrives at the Federal Court in Sydney

Actor Geoffrey Rush wipes tears in Court as he denies sex allegations

Oscar-winning Australian actor, Geoffrey Rush, wiped away tears in a Sydney Court on Tuesday as he defended himself in a defamation action he has taken against a Local Newspaper.
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British ministers’ phone numbers leaked in app flaw

Phone numbers and other personal details of senior ministers from Britain’s Conservative party were made public by an app security flaw on Saturday, including those of top Brexiteers Michael Gove and Boris Johnson.

21st Century Fox agrees to sell its 39% stake in Sky

Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox said Wednesday it had agreed to sell its 39 per cent stake in Sky to Comcast, giving the US cable and media giant full control of the British television giant.
Herald Sun cartoonist Mark Knight has caused international outrage with a cartoon of tennis great Serena Williams

Serena Williams cartoon fuels debate about ‘racist’ Australia

Australia is by most measures one of the world’s most successful multicultural societies, but a controversial cartoon of Serena Williams has rekindled accusations it is also inveterately racist.
New Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison takes part in an oath-taking ceremony to become the nation's new leader at Government House in Canberra on August 24, 2018. Scott Morrison was sworn in as Australia's seventh prime minister in 11 years on August 24 after a stunning party revolt against Malcolm Turnbull, which the new leader admitted had left the government "bruised and battered". / AFP PHOTO / SAEED KHAN

Scott Morrison sworn in as new Australian prime minister after bitter coup

Scott Morrison was sworn in as Australia's seventh prime minister in 11 years Friday after a stunning party revolt against Malcolm Turnbull, which the new leader admitted had left the government "bruised and battered".

21st Century Fox/Sky takeover thrown into doubt by UK regulator

Britain’s competition regulator provisionally ruled Tuesday that a planned takeover of pan-European satellite TV giant Sky by Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox entertainment group was “not in the public interest”.

Winds whip California fires as they spread south

Thousands of firefighters battled raging wildfires in California on Saturday that have forced hundreds of thousands of people to flee the Los Angeles area, as well as outbreaks closer to San Diego.

Big Media scrambles to meet challenge from Big Tech

America’s media giants have seen this movie before: Big Tech enters an industry with piles of cash and new ways of doing business, devastating the competition.

Actor Geoffrey Rush sues newspaper over ‘inappropriate behavior’ report

Australian actor Geoffrey Rush said on Friday he had filed a defamation lawsuit against Sydney’s Daily Telegraph newspaper after it published a report about a complaint alleging inappropriate conduct.

Game of Thrones boosts Sky earnings

European pay-TV giant Sky, facing a possible takeover by Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox, announced Thursday a surge in subscribers on keen demand for cult US series Game of Thrones.

Protesters denounce Trump’s first presidential NY home visit

Several hundred angry protesters demonstrated outside Trump Tower in New York on Monday, denouncing US President Donald Trump before his first visit to his Manhattan residence since taking office more than six months ago.

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Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba is “desperate” to play after having his ankle cast removed following surgery earlier this month but there is still no timeline for the Frenchman’s return, manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has said.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer: Paul Pogba belongs to Mancheste United, not his agent Mino Raiola

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has warned Paul Pogba’s agent Mino Raiola that it is the club who will decide the French World Cup winner’s future.
Vincent Enyeama has labelled Victor Osimhen’s Lille goal in Sunday's 2-1 defeat to Olympique Marseille as at a very high level.

Vincent Enyeama hails Victor Osimhen’s ‘very high level’ goal vs Olympique Marseille

Vincent Enyeama has labelled Victor Osimhen’s Lille goal in Sunday's 2-1 defeat to Olympique Marseille as at a "very high level".
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BMO: Nothing will stop us from promoting government programmes

The Buhari Media Organisation (BMO) says nothing will deter it from promoting laudable activities of the Federal Government.

ADF rejects community policing plan for South-East

The Alaigbo Development Foundation (ADF) has rejected a community policing proposal for the South-East region.
Aisha Falode

NWFL: Why we should get a percentage of FIFA’s $194K largesse to clubs

The board of the Nigeria Women Football League (NWFL) headed by Aisha Falode at the weekend came out strongly to make a case for the league board to be given a percentage of the FIFA largesse to Nigerian clubs whose players were paraded at the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup.