Rafael Nadal rolls to win third US Open, 16th major title

Rafael Nadal rolls to win third US Open, 16th major title

Rafael Nadal won his third US Open and 16th career grand slam title Sunday, beating No. 28 seed Kevin Anderson of South Africa, 6-3, 6-3, 6-4 at Arthur Ashe Stadium in Flushing, New York. Nadal further solidified his standing as the world’s No. 1 male player and trails only Roger Federer, who has 19 major titles, on the all-time men’s grand slam singles list. Nadal’s 23 career appearances in slam finals also are second to Federer, who has 29. “It’s just unbelievable what happened this year, no?” Nadal said on…

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Meet Perth’s newest Telethon star

Meet Perth’s newest Telethon star

A seven-year-old Perth boy has been chosen to be a star of the 50th Telethon next month. Waikiki boy Maddox Ball was diagnosed with Duchenne muscular dystrophy, which affects just one in every 3500 children, after the age of three. Maddox’s mum Fiona noticed her son starting to develop a little differently to his twin brother Xander. “He just couldn’t break into a run, couldn’t jump and hop like Xander, and had a waddling gait,” she said. Maddox’s mum says her focus quickly shifted to giving her son the best…

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Live: Barnaby Joyce tells same-sex marriage campaigners 'get out of my face'

Live: Barnaby Joyce tells same-sex marriage campaigners 'get out of my face'

Updated September 11, 2017 08:13:40 Barnaby Joyce says the National’s decision to scrap renewable energy subsidies isn’t binding on the Federal Government. Meanwhile, there’s still no agreement on advertising safeguards for the same-sex marriage survey. Topics: federal-parliament, federal-government First posted September 11, 2017 08:04:44 Source by [author_name]

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60-year tradition ending as Sydney theatre company forced out by Catholic Church

60-year tradition ending as Sydney theatre company forced out by Catholic Church

Updated September 10, 2017 20:26:41 Photo: An alternative site for the theatre company has not yet been found. (ABC News: David Spicer) The Catholic Church has ordered the Genesian Theatre Company to leave their Kent Street venue, ending a tradition of amateur theatre in the centre of Sydney that goes back to the 1950’s. Photo: Highly-acclaimed Australian director Baz Luhrmann (L) was once an actor in the Genesian Theatre Company. (Supplied: Genesian Theatre Company) First built in 1868 as the St John’s Church but later used as a poor house…

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Cost: Damages over $100 billion from back-to-back storms

Cost: Damages over $100 billion from back-to-back storms

One monster hurricane can cause serious economic damage. So what happens when two massive storms hit the U.S. within two weeks of each other? Hurricane Harvey decimated parts of Texas and damaged southwest Louisiana when it hit the region late last month, destroying billions of dollars worth of property. Now, Hurricane Irma is tearing through Florida. Both storms will be extremely costly. RMS, a catastrophe modeling company, estimates that Harvey has caused between $25 billion and $35 billion in losses that will be covered by insurance. The total economic damage,…

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