Tinder’s parent company sues Bumble over patents

It's no secret that Tinder (or rather, its parent company Match Group) and Bumble are arch-rivals in the swipe-right dating app space, and that battle just escalated. Match Group has sued Bumble for allegedly violating two patents, one for the "orna…

Snub over ‘palace letters’ underlines why Australia should ditch the Queen | Jenny Hocking

Court ruling proves Australians will own their history only when they are spared the whim of a monarch

On Friday the federal court handed down its judgment in my action against the National Archives of Australia seeking the release of the “palace letters” between the Queen and the governor general, Sir John Kerr, regarding the Whitlam dismissal. In a stark decision, Justice John Griffiths held that these historically significant letters, written at a time that he recognised as “one of the most controversial and tumultuous events in the modern history of the nation”, should remain secret. Although Griffiths noted the “clear public interest in the content of the records”, he found that “the legal issues … do not turn on whether there is a public interest in the records being published”.

Related: Whitlam dismissal: Queen’s letters to Australia’s governor general to stay secret

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Defending champs UNC out of NCAA Tournament as Michigan State also tumble

  • No7 Aggies beat up on Tar Heels 86-65 in dominant win
  • No11 Syracuse overcome partisan crowd to beat Spartans

Defending national champions North Carolina are done in the NCAA Tournament.

Seventh-seeded Texas A&M dominated the No2 Tar Heels in an 86-65 slaughter to advance to the Sweet 16. The Aggies controlled the boards and held Carolina to a paltry 19% shooting from three-point range.

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Juan Martín del Potro beats Roger Federer at Indian Wells for first Masters title

  • Argentinian wins in three sets for world No1’s first loss of season
  • Naomi Osaka wins first title of career with victory in women’s final

Juan Martín del Potro rallied from three match points down in the third set and beat top-ranked Roger Federer 6-4, 6-7, 7-6 to win the BNP Paribas Open, handing the world No1 his first loss of the year.

Del Potro held a match point at 8-7 in the second-set tiebreaker, but he lost the final three points on his own errors and allowed Federer to force a third set.

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Stunning round sees Rory McIlroy claim Arnold Palmer Invitational title

• McIlroy ends 26-tournament drought to win by three shots
• Tiger Woods tied for fifth, eight shots behind Northern Irishman

This isn’t the biggest win of Rory McIlroy’s career but it is without question among the most significant. A day to supposedly confirm Tiger Woods’s status as the returning hero instead belonged to McIlroy, for whom injury frustrations have dogged so much of his recent past. How McIlroy confirmed his key part in the narrative for the upcoming Masters.

Victory at the Arnold Palmer Invitational, McIlroy’s first tournament success for 18 months, transpired after the kind of rocket-fuelled Sunday which sceptics suggested the Northern Irishman could no longer produce.

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Aung San Suu Kyi arrives at Parliament House – politics live

Labor’s win in the Batman byelection has sent the Greens into a spin while, in Canberra, the Senate sits without the House. All the day’s events, live

10.47pm GMT

Tony Abbott is enjoying his regular 2GB soapbox. We’ll bring you more on what he said in a moment, but in the meantime I am sure you’ll be shocked, absolutely SHOCKED to hear he agrees wholeheartedly with what Peter Dutton said about white South African famers.

10.44pm GMT

We are all still working out what this week will look like, and when I say we, I mean everyone who is currently working in this building.

Senate-only sitting weeks are always a little weird. Yes, it is where the machinery of government gets done, but when there are no big ticket legislation items, or fraught negotiations, it can all seem a bit tick and flick. A lot of laws get through here with bipartisan support, which is great for democracy and the running of the country, but does not make for exciting blog posts.

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Bushfire on NSW south coast destroys up to 70 properties – video

Tathra on the New South Wales far south coast has been left devastated after a fast-moving bushfire ripped through dozens of homes and businesses. It is feared up to 70 properties, including a popular caravan park, were destroyed in the blaze that broke out on Sunday. The fire, fanned by very strong winds and high temperatures in the state’s east, burned through several kilometres of bushland and crossed a river before it reached the picturesque township

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