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Japan orders release of Antarctic whaling hostages
Sydney, Jan 16 (DPA) The Japanese government has ordered the release of two activists detained when they boarded a Japanese harpoon vessel in Antarctica to deliver an anti-whaling protest, Australian Foreign Minister Stephen Smith said Wednesday.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008 3:06:16 PM

Henin, Nadal advance at Australian Open
Melbourne, Jan 16 (Xinhua) Women's world No. 1 Justine Henin of Belgium and three-time French Open winner Rafael Nadal cruised into the third round at Australian Open here Wednesday.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008 2:50:14 PM

Bopanna-Ram pair through to Australian Open second round
Melbourne, Jan 16 (IANS) Rohan Bopanna and his Indian origin American partner Rajeev Ram cruised into the second round of the Australian Open men's doubles event Wednesday, thrashing unseeded James Auckland of Britain and Sam Querrey of the US in straight sets.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008 2:24:20 PM

Tendulkar, Dravid help India recover in second session (Tea report)
Perth, Jan 16 (IANS) Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid smashed half-centuries as India overcame first-session blues to score 177 for two wickets by the tea interval on the opening day of the third Test against Australia here Wednesday.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008 1:31:40 PM

Australian Open organisers to review liberal alcohol policy
Melbourne, Jan 16 (IANS) The Australian Open organisers are planning to review their liberal policy on the courtside intake of alcohol following the arrests of three drunk people who are said to have confronted the cops in the stands late Tuesday.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008 1:17:32 PM

Tendulkar, Dravid hit 50s as India make 177/2 at tea
Perth, Jan 16 (IANS) Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid smashed half-centuries as India recovered to post 177 for two wickets by the tea interval on the opening day of the third Test against Australia here Wednesday.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008 12:59:02 PM

Philippoussis hints at retirement
Melbourne, Jan 16 (IANS) Australian tennis players Mark Philippoussis indicated that his injury-interrupted career may be over and that the priority in his rehabilitation was to return to a normal lifestyle, the media reported here Wednesday.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008 12:35:57 PM

Sydney fracas puts off Indian tourists to Australia
Perth, Jan 16 (IANS) Australian tourism operators have warned that the country's share of the increasingly lucrative Indian tourist market will drop after the recent Test cricket fracas.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008 12:13:37 PM

Troubled Sania thought of quitting tennis
Melbourne, Jan 16 (IANS) If India's cricketers have gone through a terrible week in Australia, the country's tennis star Sania Mirza has been going through hell, facing threats of a three-year jail term for an alleged insult to the national flag, Australian media has reported.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008 11:57:41 AM

Lights out at the Open as the late show goes off (Australian Open Diary)
Melbourne, Jan 16 (DPA) Ljubicic says gambling bans on Italians don't fit the crime

Wednesday, January 16, 2008 11:50:08 AM

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