ACT News

Canberra mornings: January 27, 2015

Today's top stories

Tony Abbott congratulates new Australians Anil Deva Prasanna, Esther Devaprasanna, and Ruth Anil Photo: Rohan Thomson

Almost 1600 people from more than 150 different countries have become citizens in Canberra. 

Prime Minister Tony Abbott led the Australia Day citizenship ceremony on the banks of Lake Burley Griffin on Monday, posing for pictures and handshakes.

He has also sparked controversy with his decision to award Prince Philip a knighthood

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Sport

Kyrgios shows his disappointment after missing a point. Photo: Joe Armao

Nick Kyrgios's coach Todd Larkham has urged him to maintain the rage in tonight's centre court blockbuster with Andy Murray, crediting his second set dummy spit against Andreas Seppi for helping keep his Australian Open dream alive.

The 19 year old will take on the six-ranked Brit in the quarter-final at Rod Laver Arena.

Kyrgios is the first player since Roger Federer in 2001 to reach two grand slam quarter-finals before his 20th birthday. 

Road closures

We are not aware of any road closures today.

What's on today

Canberra's Nick Kyrgios takes on sixth-ranked Brit, Andy Murray, in tonight's quarter-final showdown from 7pm. 

The Socceroos face off the United Arab emirates in tonight's Asia Cup semi-final from 8pm.

Horrible Histories brings British history to life, 3D effects and all, at Canberra Theatre Centre from 7pm tonight.

Canberra Life

Canberra duo Peking Duk

Canberra's Peking Duk peaked too soon in Triple J's Hottest 100 countdown Monday evening.

The electronic music duo narrowly missed out on the number one spot with hit single High, in what was a stellar result for Canberra's music scene in the annual Australia Day countdown. 

Today's David Pope

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Pic of the day

Bats fleeing their tree homes in Commonwealth Park as the cannons sounded during the Australia day Citizenship and Flag raising​ ceremony. Photo: Rohan Thomson

Bats fleeing their tree homes in Commonwealth Park as the cannons sounded during the Australia day Citizenship and Flag raising​ ceremony. Photo: Rohan Thomson

Weather

Today: A shower or two is expected in Canberra on Tuesday with a forecast top of 20 degrees.

The rest of the week: Wednesday, possible showers - min 11, max 22; Thursday, partly cloudy - min 8, max 23; Friday, partly cloudy, min 9, max 24.

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