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Australian athletes speak out against abuse from angry gamblers

Australian sportsmen from several codes have spoken out against gamblers who abuse players on social media when they lose bets after an Australian Rules player said he had received death threats at the weekend.
Australian officials announced a raft of plans on Wednesday to speed up the resumption of public life to boost the ailing economy amid a diplomatic spat with major trading partner China.

Australia opens up domestic life further as China dispute lingers

Australian officials announced a raft of plans on Wednesday to speed up the resumption of public life to boost the ailing economy amid a diplomatic spat with major trading partner China.
Premier League is making plans to stage friendly games so players can prepare before competitive action begins.

Australia offer Premier League chance to finish season in Perth

English agent Gary Williams is pushing the move, claiming: “I have had discussions with contacts at Premier League clubs and they like the idea.
Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital in Perth where the man, the first Australian to die of Covid-19, and his wife were being treated. Paul Kane-Getty Images

78-year-old becomes Australia’s first coronavirus fatality

A 78-year-old man evacuated from the coronavirus-stricken Diamond Princess cruise liner in Japan died at a Perth hospital Sunday, becoming Australia’s first fatality from the disease, officials said.
As Sydney got much-needed rain on Friday, a powerful tropical cyclone was approaching Australia’s opposite coast.

Fire-hit Australia faces cyclone in west, heavy rain, floods in East

Bush fire-ravaged Australia is bracing for dangerous weather conditions, including heavy rainfall and floods in the east and a severe tropical cyclone in the west.
Firefighters try to protect homes along the Old Hume Highway near the town of Tahmoor. Three firefighters were hospitalised after being ‘enveloped’ by fire and 20 structures are estimated to have been lost. Dean Lewins-EPA

State of emergency declared as bushfires rage in Australia

A state of emergency was declared in Australia’s most populated region on Thursday as an unprecedented heatwave fanned out-of-control bushfires, destroying homes and smothering huge areas with toxic smoke.
Australia's maximum average temperature broke records on Tuesday ( via REUTERS )

Australia experiences hottest day on record

Australia this week experienced its hottest day on record and the heatwave is expected to worsen, exacerbating an already unprecedented bushfire season, authorities said Wednesday.
The McGowan Government's Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill will now become law after the lower house signed off on the Legislative Council's amendments. MARTA PASCUAL JUANOLA

Western Australia legalises voluntary-assisted dying

Western Australia has voted to legalise voluntary-assisted dying, becoming the second jurisdiction in the country to do so.
Manchester United icon Bryan Robson has praised Paul Pogba's performance in their 2-0 pre-season win over Perth Glory on Saturday, believing the France star's display showed he still cares about the club amid mounting transfer speculation.

Bryan Robson: Paul Pogba showed he cares about Man Utd with pre-season display

Manchester United icon Bryan Robson has praised Paul Pogba's performance in their 2-0 pre-season win over Perth Glory on Saturday, believing the France star's display showed he still cares about the club amid mounting transfer speculation.
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has looked to squash speculation surrounding Paul Pogba's future, suggesting there may be an agenda against the Red Devils star.

Paul Pogba in contention for Manchester United captaincy despite Real Madrid speculation

Paul Pogba is still under consideration for the Manchester United captaincy despite admitting that he was ready to leave the club.
A member of Manchester United's backroom team has been taken to hospital after falling ill, the club have confirmed.

Manchester United staff member hospitalised in Perth after falling ill

A member of Manchester United's backroom team has been taken to hospital after falling ill, the club have confirmed.
Pogba wants outs of Manchester United and he is keen on leaving this summer with Real Madrid likely to be his destination if he is allowed to leave this summer.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer: Paul Pogba not leaving Manchester United

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has dismissed speculations that Paul Pogba will leave the club.
Paul Pogba

Mino Raiola: Paul Pogba ‘has done nothing wrong’ at Manchester United

Paul Pogba deserves no criticism for his conduct despite wanting out of Manchester United, according to his agent Mino Raiola.
Australia's new 50 dollar banknote with the spelling mistake

Typo on Australian $50 embarrasses central bank

Red-faced bank bosses in Australia admitted to an embarrassing error on Thursday, revealing their state-of-the-art $50 note had a typo.
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Inaugural ATP Cup for men holds in Sydney next January

The inaugural edition of the $15 million ATP Cup men’s team event will be hosted in Sydney, Brisbane and one other city in the lead-up to the Australian Open next January, Tennis Australia announced on Monday.
The Prelude FLNG facility has begun the 5,800km journey from South Korea to North West Australia. Shell

World’s largest floating LNG platform starts production in Australia

Royal Dutch Shell said on Wednesday it has begun output at its Prelude Floating Liquefied Natural Gas (FLNG) facility in Australia, the world’s largest floating production structure.
Tomy's boat de-masted in extreme weather that saw 14-metre high waves [Indian Navy]

Injured India sailor awaits rescue 3,300km from Australia’s coast

Indian Navy officer Abhilash Tomy suffered a serious back injury on Saturday when his 10-metre boat, Thuriya, de-masted in extreme weather that saw 14-metre high waves during the Golden Globe Race.
Forensic police officers at a property in Bedford, Perth - Australian Associated Press

Husband ‘kills wife, toddler children’ in Australia home

A 24-year-old man has been accused of killing his wife, three toddlers and mother-in-law with a blunt instrument and knives at their suburban family home, where he remained for several days before turning himself in, Australian police said Monday.

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Kano Disco urges tenants to verify electricity bill before renting apartment

The Kano Electricity Distribution Company (KEDCO) on Tuesday urged potential tenants to always verify electricity bill status before renting apartments in Kano, Katsina and Jigawa States.
The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) says it has come up with solutions to reduce the waiting time of vessels berthing at Lagos terminals.

Nigerian seaports to commence 24-hour operation

Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Bashir Jamoh, disclosed this on Tuesday in Lagos while briefing the media after the second edition of the monthly meeting of heads of maritime parastatals, held at the NIMASA headquarters.

China achieves progress in battle against cyber crimes – report

China said it has made headway in cracking down on illegal online businesses, said a report on the country’s cybersecurity in 2019.
Kaduna State Ministry of Health on Saturday confirmed that a four-month-old child was among the 20 new coronavirus cases recorded in the state on Friday.

Kwara records eight new cases of coronavirus

Kwara has recorded eight new cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic as at 11.45p.m on Monday, Aug 10.

Obadiah Mailafia: Serving northern governor a Boko Haram leader

Dr. Obadiah Mailafia, a former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, says repentant terrorists revealed that a serving northern governor is a Boko Haram leader. Mailafia said this on ‘Morning Crossfire’ programme on Nigeria Info Abuja 95.1FM on Monday.