"Thank you for my visa father". If you think Sydney-based mixed martial artist Mark Hunt has been down on his knees praying for the US Consulate to grant him a work visa so he can fight at UFC 160 in Las Vegas this weekend, then you'd be right.
Cadel Evans holds on to his second place overall in the Giro d'Italia.
Heather Thomas spends her weekdays at university and her weekends waiting on tables.
Schools in NSW would lose, on average, $1.7 million in funding over six years if other states and territories do not sign up for the Gonski reforms, Prime Minister Julia Gillard said on Sunday.
Victorian government schools would lose $1.9 million in funding over six years on average if the states and territories do not sign up for the Gonski reforms, Prime Minister Julia Gillard said on Sunday. The difference in schools funding would be $16.2 billion nationally over six years, she said.
Julia Gillard has arrested a three-month decline in her standing with voters, to be back level with Tony Abbott as preferred prime minister, although Labor would still be beaten if an election were held now.
India's Prime Minister Manmohan Singh told visiting Chinese President Li Keqiang on Sunday a recent military standoff in the Himalayas could affect relations between the two countries as they looked to boost bilateral trade.
The most polished, uplifting part of this game happened before the first bounce.
For Melbourne, the season has been reduced to mitigation of its margins of defeats.
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