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Serena the shopper buys from boutique bargain rack
Melbourne, Jan 22 (DPA) Hard economic times have not come down too hard on Serena Williams with the second seed making a lightning raid on a Chapel Street boutique.

Thursday, January 22, 2009 4:17:35 PM

Mediterranean man Baghdatis hooked to lamb
Melbourne, Jan 22 (DPA) The Australian Open diet of Marcos Baghdatis's choice certainly breaks a few training rules with the Cypriot unable to resist lashings of Greek food.

Thursday, January 22, 2009 4:14:31 PM

Australian Open: Nadal crushes Croatian to reach third round
Melbourne, Jan 22 (DPA) Rafael Nadal continued his charge through the Australian Open Thursday, crushing Croatian Roko Karanusic 6-2, 6-3, 6-2 to comfortably reach the third round.

Thursday, January 22, 2009 3:53:21 PM

Cleric rapped for claiming rape impossible within marriage
Sydney, Jan 22 (DPA) A Melbourne cleric was urged Thursday to retract a ruling that Muslim men were free to rape their wives and hit them if they disobeyed.

Thursday, January 22, 2009 3:45:23 PM

Dynamic Dementieva in third round of Australian Open
Melbourne, Jan 22 (DPA) Russian Elena Dementieva charged Thursday to her 12th-straight victory in a stunning season start, powering into the third round of the Australian Open with 6-4, 6-1 ease over Iveta Benesova.

Thursday, January 22, 2009 1:28:55 PM

Balkan boilover narrowly averted at heated Australian Open
Melbourne, Jan 22 (DPA) Serbian, Croatian and Bosnian fans have threatened to ignite a Balkan boilover during early rounds at the Australian Open.

Thursday, January 22, 2009 1:09:51 PM

Paes, Bhupathi in doubles second round, Sania out
Melbourne, Jan 22 (IANS) India's Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi advanced to the second of Australian Open tennis with their partners while Sania Mirza crashed out of the women's doubles at the Melbourne Park here Thursday.

Thursday, January 22, 2009 1:04:32 PM

Dog that died saving children to get animal bravery award
Wellington, Jan 22 (DPA) George, a Jack Russell terrier that died saving five children being attacked by pit bulls in New Zealand two years ago, is to get Britain's highest award for animal bravery, a newspaper reported Thursday.

Thursday, January 22, 2009 12:27:18 PM

Gourmets' fondness for frog legs sounds species' death knell
Sydney, Jan 22 (IANS) Gourmets who who consume between 200 million and a billion pair of frog legs every year are already sounding the death knell of the species.

Thursday, January 22, 2009 10:03:43 AM

Federer great at dishing out advice: Ivanovic
Melboune, Jan 21 (IANS) Swiss superstar Roger Federer has donned a new cap - that of an agony uncle. According to Serbian tennis champion Ana Ivanovic, he is fantastic at handing out advice.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009 9:33:01 PM

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