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Konta to face Williams in Australian Open quarter-final

Johanna Konta beat Russia's Ekaterina Makarova in her Australian Open match Credit: AP

Britain's Johanna Konta has beaten Russia's Ekaterina Makarova in the Australian Open, meaning she goes through to the quarter-final to play Serena Williams.

Konta, who made her first Grand Slam semi-final in Melbourne last year, beat Makarova 6-1 6-4.

Williams beat her opponent, the Czech Republic's Barbora Strycova 7-5 6-4.

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MH370 search ship returns to port

The Fugro Equator has returned to port Credit: AP

The ship involved in the recently halted underwater search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has returned to port in western Australia for the final time.

Officials from Malaysia, Australia and China gathered in Perth to thank the crew of the Fugro Equator, while officials defended their decision to call off the search.

The three-year hunt for the Boeing 777, which disappeared in March 2014 with 239 people on board, officially ended earlier this month.

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