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January 8, 2019 8:23 AM Rahaf al-Qunun: Saudi woman ends airport hotel standoff

An 18-year-old Saudi woman who fled her family at the weekend has left Bangkok airport “under the care” of the UN refugee agency, the head of Thailand’s immigration police says. Thai immigration officials had tried to return Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun, 18, to Kuwait, where her family is. But she refused to board a flight on Monday and barricaded herself 85

October 10, 2018 11:56 AM Serena for Aussie Open

Seven-time champion Serena Williams will be back at the Australian Open tennis tournament in 2019 having missed her title defence this year after giving birth, organisers said yesterday. The 23-time Grand Slam winner, who won on her last appearance in 2017 while pregnant, will be joined in January’s tournament by double Melbourne Park champion Victoria 41

July 24, 2018 11:11 AM Trevor Noah: Aboriginal anger as ‘disgusting’ joke resurfaces

Comedian Trevor Noah has responded to criticism of a racist joke he told in 2013 about Aboriginal Australian women, saying that he had “vowed never to make a joke like that again”. Noah, now host of The Daily Show in the US, faced a backlash after video of the joke was freshly circulated online. He was condemned by several indigenous Australians. Some called 28

January 29, 2018 6:15 PM ZimAchievers Australia nominations open

ZIMBABWE Achievers Awards (ZAA) International has announced the inaugural edition of the ZAA Australia set for July this year and nominations are currently being called. Categories are varied to cater for all major economic areas where Zimbabwean nationals may be working, operating businesses or other related organisations. These include areas of business 162

October 11, 2017 2:53 AM Aussie Open ‘top of Serena’s mind’

MELBOURNE — Australian Open organisers said they were hopeful of a stunning return by new mum Serena Williams (pictured) in January as they raised the winners’ prize money to a bumper $3,1 million yesterday. Injured former world number ones Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray, along with Kei Nishikori and Stan Wawrinka, are set to be back in action in time for the tennis 26

September 11, 2017 8:17 PM China's North Korea stance: laggard or leader?

Putting it in perspective Beijing's caution risks undermining its growing reputation as a global player. But seeming weakness is a price it appears willing to pay now, in the interests of a long-term leadership goal: to take over America's old mantle as the dominant power in Asia. Exasperated and embarrassed by North Korea’s nuclear and missile tests 55

August 20, 2017 7:11 AM Norris clinches Fiji International title

Australian Jason Norris clinched the Fiji International by four strokes after holing six birdies on the front nine in the final round. Jason Norris fired a five-under 67 in the final round to claim a four-shot win at the Fiji International on Sunday. The Australian world number 1,238 secured his maiden win on the European Tour, finishing at 14 under 89

August 19, 2017 12:29 AM Latest update: Barcelona van driver reportedly killed by police

Surveillance video from inside a Barcelona museum captured images of the van used in the fatal attack on pedestrians speeding down the Las Ramblas promenade where 13 people were killed and many more were wounded. The video shows a person with a stroller just barely getting out of the white van's way and other people on the walkway scattering as it barrelled 73

July 15, 2017 1:08 AM Zim Achievers Awards Aussie set for October

THE Zimbabwe Achievers Awards have spread to Australia, with the debut version of the awards set for this October 28 at the Hilton Hotel, Adelaide. Shepherd Mutusva, the ZAA Australia country Coordinator, said in a statement to New Zimbabwe that nominations had since opened and would run until July 31. Nominations were open to businesses and persons 15

June 14, 2017 6:14 PM Federer 'not shocked' by Haas loss

Stuttgart - Roger Federer insisted he was not shocked by his defeat to 39-year-old Tommy Haas at the Stuttgart grass court tournament on Wednesday in his first match after almost three months out of action. Haas, a former world number two but now down at 302, won 2-6, 7-6 (10/8), 6-4 for just his fourth victory in 17 meetings against his close friend 34