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“I often wonder if I am living in two countries: that of young energy and ambition and that of indifference and defeated hope.”  A reveller throws coloured flour   amid Ash Monday celebrations, a traditional festivity,  in the  town of Galaxidi, Greece, on March 11th, 2019. Photograph: Aris Messinis/AFP/Getty

With seven Bafta awards and one Oscar to its credit, the Irish-Greek film The Favourite has kept director Yorgos Lanthimos in the spotlight as one of (...)

Andy Murray would love to return to tennis again. Photograph: Steven Paston/PA

Andy Murray kept the door open on his tennis future on Wednesday, although he made no commitment to returning at Wimbledon this summer. Five weeks af(...)

Judy Murray says her son Andy has recovered well from his hip surgery. Photograph: Getty Images

Andy Murray will put his “heart and soul” into trying to return to professional tennis, according to his mother Judy. The 31-year-old underwent hip s(...)

  Roger Federer serves a ball towards the Jet D’Eau on a boat   in Geneva during a presentation ahead of the Laver Cup tournament that will take place   next September. Photograph: Getty Images

Roger Federer is no longer chasing the top ranking and would rather be a contender at Grand Slams than battling Novak Djokovic and Rafa Nadal to be wo(...)

Novak Djokovic celebrates his straight sets win over Rafael Nadal. Photograph: Sam Moody/EPA

Novak Djokovic beat Rafael Nadal 6-3, 6-2, 6-3. What should have been the match of the tournament – of the young year, in fact – between the two best(...)

Novak Djokovic celebrates victory over Lucas Pouille. Photograph:Scott Barbour/Getty

Novak Djokovic left Lucas Pouille in a heap after three mercifully quick sets to reach his seventh Australian Open final – where he has never lost – a(...)

A roadside fire-danger sign signals severe and warns of a total fire ban in Melbourne on Friday. Photograph:  Carla Gottgens/Bloomberg

Searing 47 degree temperatures, power failures and fires afflicted southern Australia on Friday, with one blaze creating a smoke cloud so large it beg(...)

Naomi Osaka of Japan celebrates her victory over Karolina Pliskova  at the Australian Open in Melbourne.  Osaka won, 6-2, 4-6, 6-4. Photograph: Asanka Brendon Ratnayake/The New York Times)

If Naomi Osaka goes on to add the Australian Open title to the debut Slam title she won in Flushing Meadows four months ago, she might spare a passing(...)

Japan’s Naomi Osaka celebrates her victory over Karolina Pliskova. Photograph: David Gray/AFP/Getty

Naomi Osaka kept her hopes of winning back-to-back grand slam titles alive by dispatching Serena Williams’ conqueror Karolina Pliskova to reach the Au(...)

Teens jump off the jetty at Glenelg beach during a hot day in Adelaide, Australia. Photograph: Kelly Barnes/EPA

The South Australian city of Adelaide set a new record high temperature Thursday as the country continued to broil in an extended summer heatwave that(...)

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