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  • England beat India by three wickets, reach tri-series final
    England will face Australia in Sunday's tri-series final after winning their one-day international against India at the WACA Ground in Perth on Friday by three wickets. ...
    Yahoo.  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 06:36:29 -0500.
  • Australia 'faces A$4bn abuse bill'
    Australia may need to pay A$4.4bn ($3.4bn;£2.3bn) as compensation to the victims of child abuse, officials say.
    BBC News.  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 03:15:55 GMT.
  • On Tennis: Maria Sharapova vs. Serena Williams: A One-Sided Rivalry
    Saturday’s Australian Open women’s final, between Maria Sharapova and Serena Williams, will be their 19th meeting, and Williams has won the last 15.
    By Christopher Clarey.  International Herald Tribune.  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 02:55:40 GMT.
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  • Police focus of Sydney siege inquiry
    Official inquiries into the Sydney cafe siege are to cast a spotlight on the police response to the crisis, and on Australian authorities' prior dealings with the gunman, Man Haron Monis.
    BBC News.  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 02:14:28 GMT.
  • Australian Open Women's Finals Tickets Up 15% With Sharapova Meeting Serena
    The Australian Open got an ideal matchup for the Women’s Finals this year with Maria Sharapova set to meet Serena Williams to decide the winner of this year’s first Grand Slam major. ...
    By Jesse Lawrence.  Forbes.  Thu, 29 Jan 2015 22:53:00 GMT.
  • Australian film award goes to Yılmaz Erdoğan
    Actor and director Russell Crowe’s film “The Water Diviner” won the Best Film award, while Turkish actor Yılmaz Erdoğan, who plays a Turkish officer in the film, won the Best Supporting Actor award
    Hurriyet.  Thu, 29 Jan 2015 15:31:00 +0200.
  • Riled Up, Andy Murray Dispatches Tomas Berdych at Australian Open
    After overhearing a passing remark from Berdych, Murray took offense and proceeded to blitz the Czech player and reach the men’s final.
    By Ben Rothenberg.  International Herald Tribune.  Thu, 29 Jan 2015 15:16:50 GMT.
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  • NAMM '15 - Cole Clark Guitars Angel 3 Demo
    The Australian guitar maker revamps their flagship model with new tonewoods.
    Premier Guitar.  Thu, 29 Jan 2015 11:00:00 -0500.
  • Police Bullet Fragment Killed 'Sydney Siege' Hostage, Probe Finds
    One of the hostages held during a siege at an Australian cafe last month was killed by a ricochet of at least one police bullet that also injured three other hostages, a inquest into the deaths was told Thursday. ...
    Voice of America.  Wed, 28 Jan 2015 21:23:42 -0500.
  • Milos Raonic loses quarter-final match at Australian Open
    Canadian Milos Raonic lost a chance to play a second Grand Slam semifinal after losing 7-6 (7-5), 6-4, 6-2 to Novak Djokovic Wednesday at the Australian Open.
    Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.  Wed, 28 Jan 2015 05:47:10 EST.

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