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Ethnic violence breaks out in Australian Open (Australian Open diary)
Melbourne, Jan 23 (IANS) The Australian Open was Friday once again the centre of ethnic violence.

Friday, January 23, 2009 8:30:42 PM

Dokic in a dream as improbable comeback surges on
Melbourne, Jan 23 (DPA) The improbable comeback dream of Jelena Dokic advanced to fresh heights Friday as the newest national tennis heroine upset number 11 Caroline Wozniacki 3-6, 6-1, 6-2 to fight into the fourth round.

Friday, January 23, 2009 7:49:24 PM

Dead drug dealer's family demands Dokic's prize money
Melbourne, Jan 23(IANS) Jelena Dokic, who has had a dream run in the Australian Open tennis so far, finds herself in a soup after the revelations of her being chased over an debt to a convicted Melbourne drug trafficker.

Friday, January 23, 2009 7:28:58 PM

Albie Morkel powers South Africa to victory against Australia
Sydney, Jan 23 (IANS) Albie Morkel scored 40 in 22 balls to power South Africa to a three-wicket win over Australia in the third One-day International cricket at the Sydney Cricket Ground here Friday.

Friday, January 23, 2009 7:26:57 PM

Narain 11th quickest in free practice at A1GP
Taupo (New Zealand), Jan 23 (IANS) Team India commenced their run-up to this weekend's A1 Grand Prix motorsports here Friday with a 11th position in the free practice session as Narain Karthikeyan clocked a best of one minute 16.836 seconds as against the session's quickest time of 1:15.971 by Switzerland's Neel Jani.

Friday, January 23, 2009 6:56:56 PM

Australian Open: Bhupathi-Sania,Paes and Bopanna on winning side
Melbourne, Jan 23 (IANS) India's Mahesh Bhupathi and Sania Mirza dispelled a second-set fightback from Czech Kveta Peschke and Pavel Vizner, winning six games in a row, to upset the sixth seeds 6-2, 6-4 in the first round of the Australian Open mixed doubles here Friday.

Friday, January 23, 2009 6:30:49 PM

Balkan rivalries remain at a simmer as Djokovic advances
Melbourne, Jan 23 (DPA) Balkan passions played out on court while fans remained restrained as Serb Novak Djokovic posted a 6-2, 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7-4) win Friday over Bosnian-American Amer Delic to advance at the Australian Open.

Friday, January 23, 2009 4:55:44 PM

Tempo builds in Australia's Tour Down Under
Adelaide, Jan 23 (DPA) Australian cyclist Allan Davis fancied his chances of keeping the race leader's ochre jersey in Friday's 143-kilometre fourth stage of the Tour Down Under.

Friday, January 23, 2009 12:31:59 PM

Venus loses herself in Melbourne roads (Australian Open Notebook)
Melbourne, Jan 23 (DPA) Venus Williams might have been driven to distraction at the Australian Open, but the tribulations were nothing compared to the American's trials experienced on Melbourne roads.

Friday, January 23, 2009 12:08:43 PM

Ancient technique helps researchers build quake-proof house
Sydney, Jan 23 (IANS) An ancient technique has helped researchers build a low cost quake-proof house, when they combined it with with modern engineering methods.

Friday, January 23, 2009 11:23:20 AM

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