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Hard work pays off for Dokic with Brisbane wild card

Australia - Luck is starting to turn favourable for former world number four Jelena Dokic as the Australian was handed a wild card on Tuesday into the Brisbane event next month which opens the 2009 WTA season.

Australian jailed for people trafficking two Thai women

Sydney  - A 48-year-old Australian hairdresser, Keith William Dobie, from the Gold Coast, was sentenced to five years in prison in the Brisbane District Court Tuesday for people trafficking.

Police believe he is the first person to be sentenced for the crime in Australia, ABC Radio reported.

Indian terror suspect cleared by Australian judge

Indian terror suspect cleared by Australian judgeWellington  - Mohamed Haneef, a

Rescued round-the-world sailor back on land

Sydney - French round-the-world sailor Yann Elies, who was rescued by an Australian navy frigate after he fell and broke his leg
1,200 kilometres off the Australian coast, was back on dry land on Monday.

Elies, 34, spent two days in his cabin unable to move before the HMAS Arunta reached him in the Indian Ocean on Saturday.

Dokic closes in on Australian Open wild card

Melbourne, Australia - Former world number four Jelena Dokic stands just one victory away from her first spot in the Australian Open since 2006 after winning a semi-final match on Saturday in the w

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