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I just couldn't find my A game, says Barty

Taking solace in family, Ashleigh Barty put on the bravest of faces after having her Australian Open dream shattered in a semi-final shocker at Melbourne Park.

Ponga best Qld fullback option: Belcher

The Queensland No.1 jersey may be up for grabs after Valentine Holmes' NRL return but Maroons great Gary Belcher says Kalyn Ponga is still the best option at fullback.

Three Japanese evacuees positive for virus

Three Japanese evacuated from Wuhan on a government-chartered flight have been confirmed to be infected with the coronavirus, including two who had not shown any symptoms.

Man jailed over woman's drug-debt torture

A Brisbane woman was bashed with a mortar and pestle and threatened with death before being bound and gagged during a night of torture over a $1200 drug debt.

Grieving Vanessa Bryant thanks supporters

Vanessa Bryant has made her first public comment since the helicopter crash that killed her husband and former NBA superstar Kobe Bryant, one of their daughters and seven others, taking to Instagram to thank people for the global outpouring of support since the tragedy.

Facebook posts higher earnings, revenue

Facebook's profit and revenue for the final quarter of the year have handily surpassed Wall Street's expectations despite challenges the social network is facing around regulation and efforts to fight election interference.