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SYDNEY - Authorities declared a state of emergency across a broad swath of Australia's east coast on Monday, urging residents in high risk areas to evacuate ahead of looming catastrophic fire conditions.

Australians urged to evacuate as ‘catastrophic’ fires loom

Authorities declared a state of emergency across a broad swath of Australia's east coast on Monday, urging residents in high risk areas to evacuate ahead of looming "catastrophic" fire conditions.
Professor Rebecca Ackermann, from the Department of Archaeology at UCT, was named as one of their Women Changing South Africa.

Scientists criticise study revealing a new birthplace for humanity

A new study claiming that our earliest ancestors come from a specific area in southern Africa and not Eastern Africa as previously thought received strong criticism on Tuesday.
Pound Sterling

Pound drops as Boris Johnson faces battle to pass Brexit bill

Sterling fell Friday as investors fret over Boris Johnson’s chances of pushing his Brexit deal through parliament, while Asian markets were mostly down after data showed China’s economy expanded at its slowest pace in nearly three decades.
Roger Federer reached the third round of Roland Garros for the 15th time on Wednesday with a 6-4, 6-3, 6-4 win over German lucky loser Oscar Otte.

Roger Federer: My heart tells me to participate in Tokyo Olympics

Roger Federer confirmed his participation in next year’s Olympic Games in Tokyo and said on Monday that he had listened to his heart before making the decision.
The United States' and China's top trade negotiators met on Thursday for the first time since late July to try to find a way out of a 15-month trade war as new irritants between the world's two largest economies threatened hopes for progress.

Top-level US-China Trade Talks Resume as Irritants Sour Atmosphere

The United States' and China's top trade negotiators met on Thursday for the first time since late July to try to find a way out of a 15-month trade war as new irritants between the world's two largest economies threatened hopes for progress.

Oil edges higher on supply worries; eyes on trade talks

Oil prices rose on Tuesday, buoyed by overnight gains in industrial commodities, while unrest in oil-producing countries Iraq and Ecuador raised concerns of supply disruption, adding to support.
(FILES) This file photo taken on February 9, 2017 shows Chinese 100 yuan notes in Beijing. The Chinese currency continued its sharp decline on July 20, 2018 despite US President Donald Trump's bid to rein in the dollar, as analysts pointed out that a weaker yuan aids Beijing in its trade tussle with Washington. / AFP PHOTO / FRED DUFOUR

Dollar steady, Yuan firms as US–China trade talks spur caution

The dollar found support on Tuesday while investors awaited the outcome from crucial Sino-U.S. trade talks in Washington, with many staying cautious as neither side has shown signs of giving ground at the negotiations.
Petra Kvitova

Petra Kvitova qualifies for WTA finals in Shenzhen

The world number seven Petra Kvitova has become the sixth player to qualify for the season-ending World Tennis Association (WTA) Finals in Shenzhen, the WTA said on Monday.
Thousands of people have marched in cities in Australia, Taiwan and Japan to show their support for pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong.

Thousands across Asia Pacific march in solidarity with Hong Kong

Thousands of people have marched in cities in Australia, Taiwan and Japan to show their support for pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong.
Hong Kong police fire tear gas toward protesters taking part in an unsanctioned march through the streets of Hong Kong on September 29, 2019, part a coordinated day of global protests aimed at casting a shadow over communist China’s upcoming 70th birthday. Hong Kong descended into a second day of clashes between pro-democracy protesters and riot police on September 29 as activists step up their nearly four months campaign ahead of the 70th anniversary of communist China’s founding. Nicolas ASFOURI / AFP

Sydney rally kicks off global protests for Hong Kong

More than 1,000 people rallied in central Sydney in support of Hong Kong protesters Sunday, kicking off a day of planned “anti-totalitarianism” demonstrations globally.

Stakeholders blast AFN over IAAF world championships list

Stakeholders in track and field have lambasted the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) over list of athletes that will be donning the white and green colours of Nigeria at the IAAF World Championships which begins later this month in Doha, Qatar.
School pupils went on strike in their tens of thousands across Australia on Friday to protest against a lack of action by leaders on climate change, in what is thought to have been the youth movement’s biggest rally in the country yet.

Thousands turn out for school climate strikes in Australia

School pupils went on strike in their tens of thousands across Australia on Friday to protest against a lack of action by leaders on climate change, in what is thought to have been the youth movement’s biggest rally in the country yet.

Oil prices edge up after turbulent week as Saudi Arabia reassures on output

Oil prices edged higher in Asian trade on Thursday after days of turbulence, with markets soothed by Saudi Arabia’s pledge to restore full production by end-September at facilities knocked out in drone and missile attacks last weekend.
Novak Djokovic stretched his lead over Rafael Nadal at the top of the ATP rankings on Monday, after the Spaniard’s failed bid to win a 12th Monte Carlo Masters title.

Novak Djokovic in Brisbane, Rafael Nadal in Perth as ATP Cup draw made

World number one Novak Djokovic will begin his 2020 season in Brisbane, Rafael Nadal in Perth and Roger Federer in Sydney after Monday’s draw for the ATP Cup, the new world tennis team event.

Brent crude price crosses $60 mark

Oil prices on Friday clawed back the previous day’s losses, with Brent nudging above $60 a barrel, as tighter supplies from key producers offset slowing demand growth and investors await clues on the U.S. Federal Reserve’s monetary policy.
Mark Esper

US defense secretary wants INF-range missiles in Asia

U.S. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper says he wants to see American ground-based intermediate-range conventional missiles deployed to Asia.
Crown operates in Perth and Victoria, with a further casino in the pipeline for Sydney.

Australian gambling giant denies links to organized crime

A television documentary has made allegations linking Australia’s gambling giant, Crown Casino, to organized crime, money laundering and human trafficking. The company has taken out newspaper ads denying the allegations.
Marco Verratti

Marco Verratti: If Neymar wants to go, Paris Saint-Germain should let him

The Brazil superstar has been heavily linked with a move to Barcelona, two years after he joined PSG in a €222million deal, with sporting director Leonardo confirming Neymar wants to leave.

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Oil rises as data shows surprise drop in US crude inventories

Oil rose on Thursday after industry data showed a surprise drop in U.S. crude inventories, while comments from an OPEC official about lower-than-expected U.S. shale production growth in 2020 also provided some support.
Alexander Zverev almost blew his quest for a maiden Grand Slam title Thursday before registering a gritty five-set win over France’s Jeremy Chardy in the Australian Open second round.

Alexander Zverev denies illegal phone use at ATP Finals

Alexander Zverev denied he was using his phone illegally during his ATP Finals round-robin defeat to Stefanos Tsitsipas at London’s O2 Arena.
Super Eagles vice-captain Williams Troost-Ekong has applauded Nigeria’s hard-fought win over Benin’s Squirrels in their 2021 African Cup of Nations qualifier.

Super Eagles star celebrates Nigeria win over Benin’s Squirrels in style

Super Eagles vice-captain Williams Troost-Ekong has applauded Nigeria’s hard-fought win over Benin’s Squirrels in their 2021 African Cup of Nations qualifier.
Uli Hoeness has said Bayern Munich will take legal action against Der Spiegel after it published a Football Leaks story claiming the club was among several considering the possibility of a European super league.

Uli Hoeness set to end an era after transforming Bayern Munich

Having transformed Bayern Munich into one of Europe’s strongest clubs, then been jailed for tax evasion, Uli Hoeness will bring the curtain down on a glorious 40-year reign at the German giants when he steps down as club president on Friday.
President Muhammadu Buhari, on Wednesday in London, met with management of Pearson Educational Group in London. 2

President Buhari meets Pearson educational group management in London — in pictures

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Wednesday in London, met with management of Pearson Educational Group in London.