'Focus on something green': how Hyeon Chung rose to prominence | Kate O'Halloran

Advice from the family doctor about stigmatism in his eye set the Korean on the path to tennis gloryFinally, the “Grand Slam of the Asia-Pacific” has a new Asian hero to idolise. After upsetting six-time Australian champion Open Novak Djokovic in stra


Caroline Wozniacki sets up Australian Open semi-final with Elise Mertens

• No 2 seed will face unseeded player after beating Navarro• Dane is two matches away from her first grand slam titleCaroline Wozniacki’s career is as hard to read as the unconventional game of Hsieh Su-wei, and the Dane’s seeming return to c


Kyle Edmund into Australian Open semis after victory over Dimitrov – video

Kyle Edmund is through to the semi-finals of a grand slam for the first time after beating world No3 Grigor Dimitrov in four sets at the Australian Open on Tuesday. Edmund overcame Dimitrov 6-4, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 in two hours and 49 minutes on the Rod Laver A


Grigor Dimitrov v Kyle Edmund: Australian Open quarter-final – live!

Updates from the last-eight match on Rod Laver ArenaFeel free to get in touch on email or Twitter @mike_hytner 11.31pm GMT Mike will be here shortly. In the meantime, here’s the likeable Briton in typically understated mood: Related: Kyle Edmund:


Novak Djokovic crashes out to Hyeon Chung at Australian Open

Former world No1 beaten by South Korean outsiderFederer eases through, while Sandgren ousts ThiemNovak Djokovic crashed out of the Australian Open as an elbow injury that had sidelined him for the last six months resurfaced in Melbourne. Djokovic battled


All eyes on the Australian Open – a photo essay

Marking 30 years of grand slam tennis at Melbourne Park, our photographer Jonny Weeks captured the opening days of this year’s tournamentAlmost 750,000 spectators will flood into Melbourne Park over the course of the Australian Open to watch one of


Guests flee as gunmen open fire in luxury hotel in Kabul

Suicide bombers thought to among gang of up to four men targeting Intercontinental hotelA group of as many as four gunmen attacked the Intercontinental hotel in the Afghan capital Kabul and were exchanging fire with security forces on Saturday as resident


The 20 photographs of the week

Protests in Ramallah, surfing in Praia do Norte, Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh and Roger Federer in the Australian Open – the week’s biggest news stories captured by the world’s best photojournalists Continue reading...

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With government shutdown, Republicans reap what they sow

It takes a special type of hypocrite to accuse your opponents of hypocrisy for following in your footstepsToday’s Republican party is built on principle. As a matter of principle, the GOP believes it is the only party that can shut down government

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US government faces shutdown after Senate rejects funding bill

Republicans fail to address Democrat concerns about Dreamers and federal agencies now face a repeat of the 2013 closure The United States is on the brink of its first government shutdown in nearly five years after senators failed to reach a deal to keep t

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World trade rules too weak to stop China distorting market – US

Trump administration steps up its attack on rival, saying terms for Beijing’s membership of the WTO were too lenientThe United States mistakenly supported China’s membership of the World Trade Organisation in 2001 on terms that have failed t

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