China’s Xi pledges to continue reforms, open markets

China’s President Xi Jinping pledges to continue reforms and open markets in 2019 New Year speech Xi said the pace of reform won’t ‘stagnate’ and its door will open wider and wider He also said the world is undergoing in an unprecedented geopolitical situation  China’s massive sea-crossing bridge and lunar probe mission were praised too  The country will celebrate the […]

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Police RELEASE drone couple after Gatwick chaos

Drone couple are RELEASED without charge: Model aircraft-loving double glazing worker, 47, and wife, 54, are no longer suspects over Gatwick chaos as airport offers £50,000 reward to find culprits Paul Gait, 47, and wife Elaine, 54, who were arrested at their Crawley home, released by police after 36 hours Their release piles pressure on police who are yet to […]

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Board changes continue at Cricket Australia

The changes at a board level continue in Australian cricket, with a new director joining Cricket Australia and NSW Cricket opting for an intriguing elevation. Former WACA chairman Dr Lachlan Henderson will join the nine-member CA board, replacing Bob Every, who quit earlier this year in objection to the way chairman David Peever was running the organisation. Henderson had stood […]

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Finals-bound Warriors continue Newcastle’s terrible trans-Tasman run

The Warriors kept alive their hopes of a top-four berth in the NRL play-offs with a 20-4 win on Friday that extended Newcastle's miserable run at Mt Smart Stadium. Play-off spectators for the past six seasons, the Warriors climbed to sixth on the ladder with 28 points. Pretty in pink: Warriors tryscorer David Fusitu’a runs at Aidan Guerra last night. […]

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Trials and tribulations: Winx shines but Chautauqua's woes continue

Winx did what she does at the Rosehill barrier trials on Tuesday  and unfortunately so did Chautauqua, who  continued his  habit of not jumping from the stalls. Hugh Bowman and Chris Waller believe Winx is on track for a return in the group 1 race named in her honour at Randwick on August 18. Winx was impressive running  into third behind […]

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NZ woes continue as Adam Blair suspended for Denver Test

New Zealand's availability crisis for next week's Denver Test against England has taken another hit with Adam Blair set to be rubbed out through suspension. Blair on Saturday was hit with a grade-two dangerous contact charge for a crusher tackle on North Queensland's Kyle Feldt in the Warriors' Friday night win in Townsville. Grounded: Adam Blair will not be headed […]

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Egypt, Nigeria continue to splutter in World Cup warm-ups

Egypt and Nigeria continued their recent poor form in World Cup warm-up games on Wednesday ahead of their bids to become the first African side to reach the semi-finals of the global showpiece event. Belgium eased past Egypt 3-0 in Brussels to extend the north African side's winless streak since qualifying for the tournament in Russia starting next week. Egypt’s […]

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Michael McIntyre confirms he will continue his Big World Tour

‘The show must go on… but I might not be there on time!’ Michael McIntyre jokes about needing a new watch after moped gang robbed his £15k Rolex – as he confirms he WILL continue his Big World Tour in Dublin tomorrow Michael McIntyre to resume his Big World Tour in Dublin tomorrow night  Comedian, 42, was robbed alongside his […]

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