Fury loses license, gives up heavyweight belts

Fury loses license, gives up heavyweight belts

His announcement was soon followed by confirmation that the British Boxing Board of Control had suspended his fight license “pending further investigation into anti-doping and medical issues.” Known as “The Gypsy King” because of his traveler heritage, the Briton has not fought since upsetting Wladimir Klitschko in November 2015 to claim the Ukrainian’s four belts. Fury was stripped of the IBF title just 10 days after the Klitschko clash because of a rematch cause in their contract that meant he could not face the organization’s mandatory challenger Vyacheslav Glazkov. He…

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Thailand's King dead at 88 after influential 70-year reign

Thailand's King dead at 88 after influential 70-year reign

Updated October 14, 2016 01:19:07 Video: Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej dead at 88 (ABC News) Thailand’s King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the world’s longest reigning monarch, has died aged 88, the palace has confirmed. “His Majesty has passed away at Siriraj Hospital peacefully,” the palace said, adding he died just before 11:00pm AEDT on Thursday. The palace did not give a reason for his death. His reign lasted more than 70 years. Anxiety about the king’s health and the succession has formed the backdrop to over a decade of political upheaval in…

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Mark Webber announces professional motor racing retirement

Mark Webber announces professional motor racing retirement

Posted October 14, 2016 09:20:40 Photo: Stellar career … Mark Webber (AAP Image: Joe Castro, File Photo) Australian former Formula One driver Mark Webber will retire from professional racing at the end of the world endurance season in Bahrain in November. Webber had stepped away from Formula One in 2013, joining Porsche to compete in the World Endurance Championship, which he helped the famed manufacturer win in 2015. His final appearance will be the World Endurance Championship 6 Hours event in Bahrain on November 19. “I will miss the sheer…

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Lamenting lines at Disneyland Paris (The West Australian)

Lamenting lines at Disneyland Paris (The West Australian)

Conan Elphicke –The West Australianon October 13, 2016, 3:19 pm Disneyland Paris – think of the kids and it’ll be worth the wait. Conan Elphicke finds Disneyland Paris is a surreal reminder that parenthood is about putting your kids’ needs before your own I wasn’t prepared at all. I mean, I knew there would be queues. But what I didn’t appreciate was the cumulative effect of queues that were so long, so unyielding, and so numerous. It is dispiriting to discover within minutes of arriving at Disneyland Paris that for…

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Former union official Kimberley Kitching to replace Stephen Conroy

Former union official Kimberley Kitching to replace Stephen Conroy

Posted October 13, 2016 23:53:14 Former Health Services Union official and lawyer Kimberley Kitching has won the contest to replace veteran Labor Senator Stephen Conroy in the upper house after an intense brawl within the right of the Victorian ALP. Key points: About 20 delegates from Labor right did not attend vote because they were unhappy with preselection process Several Labor figures said Mr Shorten made it clear he was backing Ms Kitching, despite opposition from several other ALP power-brokers Ms Kitching criticised for her time working for the scandal-plagued…

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