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This is a Yahoo News special report.
Mitchell Starc is relishing a potential dream start to the summer's Test schedule on pace-friendly pitches and become the seventh Australian to reach 300 wickets.Starc is 13 wickets away from the magical 300 mark, and has every chance to reach the figure in the two-Test Frank Worrell Trophy series starting on Wednesday in Perth.
Hayden Wilde and Matthew Hauser were involved in a frantic finish to the World Triathlon before France's Leo Bergere upset the odds to win his first title in Abu Dhabi.The first five finishers in elite men's event on Saturday were separated by just 37 seconds.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy has hosted a summit in Kyiv to promote its "Grain from Ukraine" initiative, to export grain to countries most vulnerable to famine and drought.The Ukrainian leader said the plan demonstrated that global food security was "not just empty words" for Kyiv.
The makeshift Wallabies have ended their spring tour on an incredible high with an epic 39-34 comeback win over the Wales in Cardiff.Winger Mark Nawaqanitawase and replacement hooker Lachlan Lonergan were the heroes as Australia fought back from 21 points down with 27 minutes remaining to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat at the Principality Stadium.
Mat Ryan isn't dining out on his new-found status as the third Socceroos captain to salute at a World Cup.Ryan joins Mark Viduka and Lucas Neill as Australians to captain the Socceroos to victory at the cup finals.
Lleyton Hewitt takes just as much pleasure from guiding Australia to the Davis Cup final in the role of calming team captain as he did a generation ago when he led them to glory as a playing warrior.Yet just one thing saddens him about his side's big day in Malaga in Sunday's (Monday AEDT) showdown - that his players won't get to experience the same exultation he did when playing in the World Cup final of men's tennis on home soil.
Victorians are waking up to a third term of the Andrews Government after Labor secured a majority in the state's lower house.Labor was on track to win at nearly 50 seats, with the coalition likely to secure more than 20, the Greens four or five, and ten seats remaining too close to call.
A 30-shot back nine to clinch the 150th Open Championship would seem to indicate Cameron Smith handles the big occasion quite well.But the Brisbane native insists there will still be butterflies on the first tee for Sunday's final round after earning a three-shot Australian PGA Championship lead.
Multiple catchments holding months of heavy rainfall paint an unfortunate picture of continued flooding for regional communities in NSW, Victoria and South Australia.As NSW enters the 74th day of its flood crisis, dozens of emergency warnings remain in place on Sunday across Australia's east as flood peaks continue wreak havoc around inland rivers.
The Albanese government will be under pressure to split its overhaul of workplace laws when parliament enters its final sitting week.Workplace Relations Minister Tony Burke is due to appear on ABC's Insiders program on Sunday as time runs out for Labor to strike an agreement with key crossbenchers in order to pass the bill this year.
Socceroos coach Graham Arnold says his critics are irrelevant. They've never coached," Arnold said after Australia's 1-0 victory against Tunisia at the World Cup in Qatar on Saturday.
Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei says Basij militia forces have sacrificed their lives in what he called riots, the wave of protests sparked by the death in custody of a young Iranian Kurdish woman in September.The protests that began after the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini while in the custody of Iran's morality police on September 16 have turned into one of the boldest challenges to the clerical leadership since the 1979 Islamic Revolution.
Just as he stopped Tunisia, humble Harry Souttar is halting any praise of his individual heroics for the Socceroos.Souttar's masterly defensive efforts against the Tunisians were key to Australia's breakthrough 1-0 win at the World Cup in Qatar on Saturday.
Mitch Duke reckons it's the best moment in his life.The often scorned striker has ended Australia's dozen years of World Cup misery with the match-winning goal in a 1-0 triumph over Tunisia.
Robert Lewandowski finally scored his first World Cup goal as Poland brought Saudi Arabia back down to earth with a with a 2-0 Group C victory that rejuvenated their campaign.Lewandowski, who missed a penalty in Poland's opening draw with Mexico and was visibly emotional after finding the net on Saturday, pounced on a mistake in the 82nd minute to double Poland's lead after Piotr Zielinski had given them a first-half lead.
Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen resigned as head of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) after her strategy to frame local elections as showing defiance to China's rising bellicosity failed to pay off and win public support.The elections for mayors, county chiefs and local councillors are ostensibly about domestic issues such as the COVID-19 pandemic and crime, and those elected will not have a direct say on China policy.
ELECTION DAY ON THE VICTORIAN ELECTION CAMPAIGNWHERE THEY WENT* Daniel Andrews - Glen Huntly (in the electorate of Caulfield, held by Liberal on a 0.5 per cent margin in 2018)* Matthew Guy - Templestowe (in the electorate of Bulleen, held by Liberal on a 5.
The Tasmania JackJumpers have continued their recent dominance over Melbourne United by completing a stunning fourth-quarter comeback to record a spirited 94-90 victory.Both sides entered Saturday night's clash at John Cain Arena desperate for a win having lost three of their past four games, but the home side needed to turn the tables on Tasmania after losing five of their last six meetings against the NBL newcomers.
Liberal Party soul-searching has begun in the wake of the Victorian election after a string of losses sparked immediate questions over its lack of traction at the state and federal level.Federal Liberal leader Peter Dutton did not play an active part in the state election campaign and did not appear alongside his Victorian counterpart Matthew Guy in the lead-up to the poll.
SNAPSHOT OF AUSTRALIA'S WORLD CUP GAME AGAINST TUNISIA* Result: Australia 1 Tunisia 0* Key moment: Mitch Duke's glorious goal for the Socceroos was one to treasure. He ignited the counter-attack with a brilliant flick in midfield, and then charged into the area to meet Craig Goodwin's deflected cross with a perfect glancing header into the corner.