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Fiji rejects demand for further sanctions
Wellington, Jan 28 (Xinhua) Fiji has rejected the need for further sanctions as resolved against it by Pacific Islands Forum leaders, saying the country was not in crisis and was determined to complete electoral reform before holding elections.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009 10:25:34 AM

I learned a lot from Agassi: Verdasco
Melbourne, Jan 27 (IANS) Spain's Fernando Verdasco, who dismissed Britain's big hope Andy Murray to set up a quarter-final with Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, said he received advice from former No.1 Andre Agassi when he was in Las Vegas for training.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009 10:06:21 PM

Djokovic was under-prepared: Todd Woodbridge
Melbourne, Jan 27 (IANS) Australian tennis great Todd Woodbridge has taken a strong stance on defending champion Novak Djokovic's decision to pull out from the quarter-final match against Andy Roddick because of cramps.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009 10:06:20 PM

Jelena will always do well in tennis: mother
Melbourne, Jan 27 (IANS) Comeback girl Jelena Dokic's mother has described her daughter as 'unbelievable' and someone who would always succeed in tennis.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009 10:06:17 PM

Australian Open results
Melbourne, Jan 27 (DPA) The following are the results at the Australian Open Tuesday.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009 9:05:14 PM

Djokovic dumped while Federer flies into semis
Melbourne, Jan 27 (DPA) The title defence of Novak Djokovic melted in 36 Celsius heat while Roger Federer came out in the evening cool to claim a runaway win at the Australian Open Tuesday.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009 8:44:13 PM

Safin ends the Dokic fairytale with fighting victory
Melbourne, Jan 27 (DPA) Third seed Dinara Safina brought the improbable dream run of Jelena Dokic to an end in the Australian Open quarter-finals, defeating the resurrected home player 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 Tuesday.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009 5:37:52 PM

Pacific Forum gives Fiji ultimatum over elections
Sydney, Jan 27 (DPA) The 16-member Pacific Forum meeting in Papua New Guinea Tuesday gave Fiji a May 1 deadline to name a date for returning to parliamentary democracy or risk sanctions.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009 4:18:07 PM

Change in land use could spread pneumonia-causing killer bacteria
Sydney, Jan 27 (IANS) Change in land use pattern could spread pneumonia-causing killer bacteria, found near streams and grass rich areas, to livestock or cultivated areas near human habitations, according to latest research.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009 3:58:32 PM

Bhupathi advances in doubles; Paes shocked in mixed doubles
Melbourne, Jan 27 (IANS) India's Mahesh Bhupathi stormed into the doubles semi-finals while Leander Paes faced a shock exit in the mixed doubles at the Australian Open here Tuesday.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009 2:52:03 PM

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