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Jillaroos star likely for WC semis

Australian fullback Sam Bremner is likely to make her first appearance of the women's Rugby League World Cup in Sunday's semi-final against Canada.

Compo scheme for bank victims 'unfair'

Nationals senator John Williams says a compensation scheme for victims of past financial scandals is 'unfair', amid reports the government is working on one.

Moyes makes his first point as Hammers draw with Leicester


Alpine skiing - Mourning Theaux tops downhill practice

After warm weather and poor snow conditions wiped out training on Wednesday and Thursday, skiers finally got a chance to test a soft Lake Louise track ahead of Saturday's race and no one could catch Theaux, who clocked a time of one minute, 51.54 seconds.

Australian PM condemns deadly Egypt attack

Malcolm Turnbull and Bill Shorten have condemned a terror attack on a mosque in Egypt in which more than 230 people were killed.

It's on! Queenslanders head to the polls to decide next state leader

Millions of Queenslanders are heading to the polls, to decide who will lead the next state parliament.

Argentina's Macri orders probe for 'truth' over missing submarine

President Mauricio Macri on Friday ordered an inquiry to 'know the truth' about what happened to Argentina's missing San Juan submarine that disappeared with the loss its 44 crew.

The world's most deadly terror attacks since 9/11

Friday's attack on a mosque in Egypt's Sinai, which killed at least 235 people, is among the deadliest since the September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States.

Barshim and Thiam named world athletes of year

Qatari Barshim, 26, was unbeaten in 11 competitions in 2017, winning gold at the world championships and romping to the Diamond League crown.

Barshim and Thiam athletes of the year

The IAAF has presented its athlete of the year awards at a gala dinner in Monte Carlo.

Attack on mosque in Egypt's Sinai kills at least 235

Armed attackers on Friday killed at least 235 worshippers in a bomb and gun assault on a packed mosque in Egypt's restive North Sinai province, in the country's deadliest attack in recent memory.

Belgium's Davis Cup hopes boosted as Goffin shines

LILLE, France - Belgium's chances of claiming a maiden Davis Cup title against hosts France remained intact after Friday's opening singles, in which David Goffin made a huge impression, were tied 1-1.

Formula One cars to lose their 'shark fins' in 2018

ABU DHABI - Formula One cars are set to lose their prominent engine cover 'shark fins' next season after McLaren failed to back other teams hoping to retain them.

In rare admission, Trump golfs with Woods, Johnson

JUPITER, Fla. - U.S. President Donald Trump played a round of golf on Friday with star professionals Tiger Woods and Dustin Johnson, a rare admission that he is taking time out for his favourite pastime.

Salah has nothing to prove in Chelsea reunion - Klopp

Chelsea signed Salah in 2014, but he only made 19 appearances before being loaned to Italian side Fiorentina the following season.

Former Valencia president Orti dies aged 70

BARCELONA - Former Valencia president Jaume Orti, who presided over the club's last two Liga title wins in 2002 and 2004, has died aged 70 from lung cancer, the club said on Friday.

Chairman Moshiri says Everton close to appointing manager

Everton's caretaker manager David Unsworth said later on Friay that the struggling Merseyside club needed to appoint a permanent manager as quickly as possible.

Man City's Guardiola wary of Huddersfield's appetite for upsets

City's rivals Manchester United suffered a shock 2-1 defeat at the John Smith's Stadium last month, which led United manager Jose Mourinho to say that David Wagner's team 'wanted it more'.

Ruthless Dow joins Carlton AFL list

Carlton's No.3 AFL draft pick Paddy Dow has the ruthless approach and hunger for the contest that is set to add more spark to the Blues' on-ball division.

Moses and Cleary in Blues contentions

New NSW coach Brad Fittler says young halves Mitchell Moses and Nathan Cleary are in contention to come into the Blues State of Origin side next year.

Mnangagwa praises 'father of the nation' Mugabe

Holmes scores six in 'Roos SF rout of Fiji

Valentine Holmes has scored six tries in the Kangaroos' 54-6 Rugby League World Cup semi-final win over Fiji.

Pamplona festival gang rape case angers Spain

'I believe you': Spaniards have adopted the slogan to support the victim of an alleged gang rape at the Pamplona bull-running festival, a case that has shocked the country just as the world reels from major sexual harassment scandals.

Hartley collects fourth penalty in four races

ABU DHABI - New Zealander Brendon Hartley will start his fourth race in Formula One with a fourth grid penalty after his Toro Rosso team replaced part of his car's Renault power unit for Sunday's season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

Ashwin takes four as Sri Lanka all out for 205

Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin was the most successful bowler for the hosts with four for 67. Paceman Ishant Sharma and left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja picked up three wickets apiece.

UFC targets Asia with Shanghai fight card

SHANGHAI - Fighters and fans in Asia are relishing the prospect of the Ultimate Fighting Championship's first visit to mainland China, with a 12-fight card showcasing a lot of local talent set for a sell-out in Shanghai on Saturday.

Brighton can cause Man United upset, says Hughton

United's last defeat at Old Trafford was a defeat by rivals Manchester City on Sep. 10, 2016 and Jose Mourinho's side have been unbeaten since but Hughton is hopeful of Brighton extending their five-game unbeaten run in the league.

Flies can spread disease between humans

Researchers have found that houseflies can spread of disease between humans.

Southampton v Everton - fans' view

LONDON - Southampton host Everton at St Mary's on Sunday as Mauricio Pellegrino searches for his first league win since October.

Multi-talented Lyon loving Gabba turn

BRISBANE - Off-spinner, fielding guru and sledger extraordinaire, the multi-talented Nathan Lyon returned to his main job of taking wickets on Friday as he made another key contribution to keep Australia in the series-opening Ashes test.

Crown in talks over possible CrownBet deal

Crown has confirmed it is in talks over its 62 per cent stake in online gaming business CrownBet, saying evaluates investment opportunities from time to time

Elon Musk completes South Australia's battery ahead of 100-day deadline

Elon Musk promised South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill he could build a giant battery to run the state in 100 days.

Irish government on verge of collapse ahead of EU summit

The Irish government is on the verge of collapse after the party whose votes Prime Minister Leo Varadkar depends on to pass legislation appears set to break the terms of a 'confidence and supply' deal.

Victoria bat first in Shield against NSW

Victoria have won the toss and will bat against NSW in the Sheffield Shield at North Sydney Oval.

Brown, Burgess ready for England RLWC semi

Both Kevin Brown and Sam Burgess are fit and over their injury scares ahead of England's Rugby League World Cup semi-final clash with Tonga.

One in four Vic injury deaths are suicide

Suicide accounted for one-fourth of Victorian injury deaths over a three-year period, new data shows.

Village Roadshow confident of dividends

Village Roadshow says visitation numbers have continued to fall, but the theme parks and cinemas operator is confident it can return to paying dividends.

Milan, Villarreal and Nice reach Europa League knockout round

Arsenal lost to Cologne 1-0 in Germany but still finish top of Group H while Hertha Berlin crashed out of the competition after a 3-2 loss to Athletic Bilbao.

Ricciardo to give 2018 'a proper crack'

Australian Formula One star Daniel Ricciardo has given a so-so assessment of his year ahead of Sunday's season-ending race in Abu Dhabi.

Ten exits ASX after almost two decades

Ten Network will exit from the Australia Securities Exchange at the close of business on Friday after being listed as a public company for almost two decades.

Federal parties eye Hanson Qld poll result

As the results come in from the Queensland state election, federal Labor and the coalition will be closely watching how One Nation perform.

Alpine skiing - Men's downhill training cancelled again at Lake Louise

Another training run is scheduled for Friday at the Canadian resort in the Rocky Mountains with the first downhill of the season set for Saturday followed by a Super G on Sunday.

Internet the new Islamic State frontline

The online world is the final frontline for Islamic State, says senior UK security experts, adding that tech companies must do more to fight extremists.

Wallabies' Cheika warned over angry outbursts

LONDON - Rugby coach Michael Cheika has been warned about his future conduct by the game's global governing body but will not face sanction following a number of angry outbursts during Australia's 30-6 loss to England at Twickenham on Saturday.

Former Brazil striker Robinho given nine-year term for rape in Italy

MILAN - An Italian court sentenced former Brazil and AC Milan forward Robinho in absentia to nine years in prison on Thursday after convicting him of taking part in a gang rape of an Albanian woman in 2013.

Cheika escapes ban for coaching box rant

Australia coach Michael Cheika has escaped punishment for his outburst against England, but ordered to moderate his coaching box language.

12 injured in Syria air strikes

Twelve people, including children, have been injured in five air raids on Arbeen city, an eastern suburb of Damascus on Thursday morning , the UK-based Syrian Observatory For Human Rights said.

Benefits in moderate coffee drinking

The benefits of moderate coffee drinking outweigh the negatives, says experts who analysed more than 200 studies on the issue.

Brotherly love for All Blacks as Read ruled out against Wales

CARDIFF - Lock Sam Whitelock will captain New Zealand against Wales on Saturday, taking over from injured number eight Kieran Read, who has been replaced in the side by Whitelock’s brother Luke.

Palace boss says points not Niasse ban would help team out of basement

Niasse fell after minimal contact from Palace defender Scott Dann to earn a penalty that Everton's Leighton Baines converted in last weekend's 2-2 draw. Niasse was banned for successful deception of a match official on Wednesday.