Serena Williams trains in Melbourne as Australian Open officials announce crowds up to 30,000
01 February 2021 | 7:00 am
Serena Williams trains in Melbourne as officials announce that up to 30,000 spectators will be allowed to attend the Australian Open per day. About two weeks ago, the top stars are seen arriving in Adelaide ahead of flying to Melbourne to compete in the Australian Open.
3 Oct 2021
French tightrope walker Nathan Paulin makes his way across a 600-metre long slackline between the Eiffel Tower and Theatre National de Chaillot in Paris - a feat he himself describes as "not as easy as I thought".
3 Oct 2021
A TV studio shakes as presenters for the Australian national broadcaster react to a shallow earthquake which was felt in Melbourne. Although the show was off-air at the time the pair where chatting when the room began to shake. The rare quake hit east of the city just after 9:00am local time (2300 GMT) and was felt hundreds of kilometres (miles) away.
10 Oct 2021
Over 100 members of the moderate Islamist Ennahda movement have stepped down due to frustration with their party's leader. Meanwhile, international rights groups have slammed a "power grab" by President Kais Saied.
30 Sep 2021
Here are a few reasons to pick up a copy of The Guardian on Friday. Find these stories and much more when you grab a copy of The Guardian on Friday.
7 Oct 2021
Diplomats from the United Kingdom have met with the Taliban government in Kabul. The talks were held as the militant group was accused of committing "extrajudicial executions."
7 Oct 2021
Prison officials in the southern Russian province of Saratov have been fired following the release of videos seeming to show torture and sexual abuse. Russian authorities have opened an investigation into the claims.
15 Oct 2021
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had fired three central bankers via decree. Turkey's currency has lost a fifth of its value against the US dollar this year.
21 Oct 2021
Australia's second-largest city is expected to come out of lockdown despite an increase in infections. Meanwhile, Latvia is diving into a month-long lockdown.
22 Oct 2021
Melbourne reopened Friday after enduring one of the world's most prolonged series of lockdowns, with relieved residents of Australia's second-biggest city heading to bars, restaurants and for much-needed hair cuts.
28 Oct 2021
Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok has returned home after being detained by General Abdel-Fattah Burhan. Germany has expressed its support for the civilian government.
2 Nov 2021
A lawsuit has been filed against a group of Belarusian security officials for crimes against humanity — including torture. Rights groups have asked German prosecutors to take on the case.
17 Nov 2021
Roger Federer will miss the Australian Open in January and is unlikely to return to competition until mid-2022 as he recovers from multiple knee surgeries, the former world number one told Swiss media. Federer, 40, also said he would be "extremely surprised" if he was able to play at Wimbledon, a Grand Slam he has won a record eight times with his last title coming in 2017.
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Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev and Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan discussed unblocking the border at the meeting with the EU's Charles Michel in Brussels.
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Datamellon partners with Amazon world service on the Internet of things (iot) revolution and serverless event-driven architectures.
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Cypriot President Nikos Anastasiadis granted an interview to FRANCE 24 from the capital Nicosia. The northern third of the Republic of Cyprus has been under Turkish domination since 1974. Anastasiadis said that Russia's invasion of Ukraine uses the "exact same arguments that Turkey used to invade Cyprus". Asked about tensions with Turkey over hydrocarbons, he expressed hope that Ankara will not "will not attempt to do anything that will cause conflagration and risk peace in the region".
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A picture on social media is being shared as alleged proof that Russian President Vladimir Putin has stepped up his security and wears a bulletproof vest. Also, some users, including politicians, are claiming that Russian soldiers burned Ukrainian history books. We tell you more in this edition of Truth or Fake.