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Australian nurse airlifted to UK for Ebola monitoring

An Australian nurse who has been treating Ebola patients has been airlifted from Sierra Leone to the UK for observation following a "low risk clinical incident".

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) said the nurse has not been diagnosed with Ebola and was being transferred to Britain following a "low risk clinical incident" at the Australian-managed Ebola Treatment Centre in Sierra Leone.

The patient, believed to be a woman, has not been named and will be transferred to the UK and monitored for a 21-day observation period as a precautionary step.


Australian great Brett Lee retires from cricket

Lee is one of the fastest bowlers of the modern era. Credit: PA

Australia great Brett Lee has announced his retirement and named the 2005 Ashes series as his favourite memory in a 20-year career.

Lee, 38, will send down his final ball in the Big Bash League this month, either in Sydney Sixers' final group game on Thursday or later if they reach the knockouts.

Lee, one of the fastest bowlers of the modern era, is Australia's joint highest wicket-taker in one-day internationals, joining Glenn McGrath on 380 scalps. He also picked up 310 wickets in 76 Tests.

"I'm not Benjamin Button...I'm finally calling stumps on my career," he joked.

"I'm excited and emotional, certainly happy that I've made the right decision."

Australia skipper Smith blames drop on spidercam

A major talking point in Australia against India came three overs before lunch when Lokesh Rahul did not get hold of a pull off Shane Watson and the ball went flying into the air with Steve Smith looking certain to make the catch.

The stand-in captain, though, spilled the opportunity and instantly pointed to the sky, suggesting the ball may have hit the 'spider-cam' system of camera wires above the pitch.

Steve Smith wasn'y happy with the camera. Credit: PA

Smith could be mouthing the words 'f***ing wire' after shelling the opportunity.

Both Cricket Australia and the Australian broadcasters later confirmed that was not the case but admitted Smith had been "distracted by one of the wires in his eye line" and the fielder looked furious to have spilled the opener on 46.


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