Ebden out of Memphis Open

Australia's Matthew Ebden is the latest casualty in the Memphis Open after retiring midway through his first round match to Henri Laaksonen.
The federal opposition has again demanded Stuart Robert explain to parliament his controversial trip to China.
Changes to tax and infrastructure policy are needed to help boost jobs across the country, CBA boss Ian Narev says.
Energy provider AGL has reported a half year net loss of $449 million after accounting for impairments against gas exploration assets.

Baby death families compensated

Families of two stillborn babies between 2013 and 2014 at the Bacchus Marsh Hospital in Victoria have received settlements.
Stockland has delivered a strong rise in first half profit and says low interest rates should help support the sector during economic uncertainty.
STUTTGART (Reuters) - Borussia Dortmund reached the German Cup semi-finals with a 3-1 win at VfB Stuttgart on Tuesday as fans protested against high ticket prices...
A newly married couple in Syria have chosen to have their wedding photos taken in the bomb-out town - the extraordinary pictures are below.
The federal government has to redouble efforts to ensure effective engagement with indigenous communities, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull says.

Carsales lifts HY profit by 10 pct

Online car seller Carsales.com has lifted its half-year profit to $51.3 million, helped by growth across its Australian and international operations.
Spaniard Pau Gasol has been named to replace Jimmy Butler in the NBA All-Stars this weekend.
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Once the internet's favourite Dad, Mike Baird has now become an annoying dad who tells you want to do and thinks he is the boss of you.
Australians won't have to go through a car dealer to import new vehicles from overseas under planned changes to existing federal laws.
A 12-year-old Syrian migrant has written a heartbreaking letter to the King of Sweden describing his harrowing journey from his war-torn homeland.

Graham welcomes Bennett signing

Record-breaking forward James Graham has welcomed the appointment of Wayne Bennett as England coach despite a mixed reception back in the UK.
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