25 July 2017
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29/06/2017 13:27

Pell case brings taint of abuse to top of the Church

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Australia's move to bring sexual assault charges against Cardinal George Pell is the latest chapter in a damaging saga of abuse that the Catholic church has struggled to draw a line under.

29/06/2017 07:49

China's men pull out of Australian Open table tennis

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The powerful China men's table tennis team on Thursday pulled out of next week's Australian Open, deepening a crisis sparked by the removal of their head coach.

29/06/2017 07:13

Rio shareholders back Australia mines sale to Yancoal

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Rio Tinto shareholders Thursday overwhelmingly supported the sale of most of the mining giant's Australian coal assets to China-backed Yancoal, paving the way for the completion of the deal.

25/06/2017 07:50

Russell Crowe to lead new Asian film jury in Australia

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Hollywood star Russell Crowe will chair a jury to decide the best Asian production at Australia's annual film awards this year, which will recognise excellence in Asian movie-making for the first time.

25/06/2017 04:08

Italy close to being competitive RugbyU force - O'Shea

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Italy coach Conor O'Shea says he's gutted to come so close to upsetting Australia but proud of the strides the Azzurri have made to become a competitive rugby force.

24/06/2017 16:22

«Dream performance» as Srikanth sets up Chen badminton final

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India's Kidambi Srikanth blew away China's Shi Yuqi with a «dream» performance to set up an Australian Open final against Olympic champion Chen Long on Saturday.

24/06/2017 14:52

Violinist shines new spotlight on Australia nuclear tests

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The name Maralinga brings blank stares from most people, the melodic word hardly indicative of what happened in that isolated stretch of Australia -- secret nuclear tests by Britain.

24/06/2017 07:47

Australia score late tries to see off Italy in Brisbane Test

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Australia scored two late tries as they survived a fightback from Italy to win 40-27 on Saturday and avoid a second straight defeat.

23/06/2017 13:08

Australia the team to beat at Women's World Cup

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Reigning champions Australia will be the team to beat when the 11th edition of the Women's World Cup gets under way in England this weekend.

22/06/2017 17:34

Milligan penalty rescues Confederations Cup draw for Australia

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Australia captain Mark Milligan converted a second-half penalty in Thursday's 1-1 draw with Cameroon in Saint Petersburg that left both teams heading for an early Confederations Cup exit.

20/06/2017 05:07

Cheika calls Wallabies fan over Facebook rant

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Australia rugby coach Michael Cheika made a surprise call to an irate fan whose long rant about the misfiring team went viral on Facebook.

20/06/2017 04:50

Australian gambling giants get approval to form powerhouse

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Australian gambling giants Tabcorp and Tatts were Tuesday given the green light by the competition tribunal to merge, paving the way for the creation of a betting powerhouse following months of uncertainty.

19/06/2017 17:05

Youthful Germany squeeze past Australia in Confederations Cup

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A youthful Germany side weathered a second-half fightback by Australia to open their Confederations Cup campaign with a 3-2 win over the Socceroos on Monday in Sochi.

19/06/2017 01:03

Cricket players won't budge on pay demands - Warner

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Australia's cricketers will not back down in a bitter pay dispute, David Warner has warned amid fears their October tour of India is looming as a flashpoint.

19/06/2017 00:25

ARU chief offers to resign over Super Rugby impasse - report

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Australian Rugby Union chief Bill Pulver says he will resign immediately if an emergency general meeting this week calls for him to go, a report said Monday.

18/06/2017 04:38

Shots fired in Australia's war on food waste

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Australia's first recycled supermarket is giving food destined for landfills a second chance, as the government embarks on a major push to cut down on waste costing the economy Aus$20 billion (US$15 billion) a year.

17/06/2017 07:38

Scotland upset Wallabies in cliff-hanger Test

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Scotland dug deep to pull off a famous 24-19 victory over Australia in a gripping rugby union international in Sydney on Saturday.

14/05/2017 01:31

Rare Super Rugby away triumph for Western Force

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Western Force of Australia won on the road in Super Rugby for the first time since last May when they upset Jaguares of Argentina 16-6 in Buenos Aires on Saturday.

12/05/2017 10:19

Blues outpace Cheetahs for Super Rugby bonus point win

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All Black prospect Rieko Ioane scored a double as the Auckland Blues left the Central Cheetahs in their dust at Eden Park on Friday.

12/05/2017 08:01

Aussie teams face up to eight-week wait on Super axe

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The Melbourne Rebels may have to wait up to eight weeks before learning whether they will be axed from a revamped Super Rugby competition next season, coach Tony McGahan said Friday.

11/05/2017 10:28

Mitchell Starc says Australia's pace quartet will «wreak havoc»

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Pace spearhead Mitchell Starc said Thursday Australia's fast bowling quartet is ready to «wreak havoc» at next month's Champions Trophy one-day tournament in England.

08/05/2017 07:38

«Revenge porn» on «mass scale» in Australia

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Researchers on Monday urged tougher laws to protect victims of «revenge porn» in Australia after a survey revealed abuses, including shooting and sharing intimate images without permission, on a «mass scale».

07/05/2017 05:47

Australian Olympians miss drug tests

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Olympic silver medallist Madeline Groves and two other Australian Olympic swimmers are facing possible two-year bans for missing drug tests, reports said on Sunday.

05/05/2017 07:00

Veteran Coates in bitter battle to stay AOC chief

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Australian Olympic Committee chief John Coates faces an unprecedented challenge to his decades-long presidency from newcomer Danni Roche Saturday after a bitter campaign marred by bullying claims goes to a vote.

26/04/2017 03:01

Bitter rift rocks AOC as Coates fights for job

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Powerful Australian Olympic Committee head John Coates is facing a bitter campaign to oust him after 27 years, with his media chief stepping down Wednesday amid bullying claims rocking the organisation.

26/04/2017 01:31

Baby whales «whisper» to mothers to avoid predators

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Newborn humpback whales and their mothers whisper to each other to escape potential predators, scientists reported Wednesday, revealing the existence of a previously unknown survival technique.

25/04/2017 21:31

Trump, Australia's Turnbull to bury the hatchet in New York meeting

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Donald Trump will meet Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull in New York next week, rebooting a relationship that got off to a rocky start shortly after the US president's inauguration.

24/04/2017 23:57

Large crowds as Australia and New Zealand mark Anzac Day

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Thousands of Australians and New Zealanders, many braving heavy rain, turned out Tuesday to mark the Gallipoli landing and to pay tribute to soldiers in current conflict zones in moving ceremonies.

24/04/2017 06:21

Siddle dumped as Agar, Cartwright offered contracts

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Fast bowler Peter Siddle and batsman Shaun Marsh were the biggest names to miss out as all-rounders Ashton Agar, Hilton Cartwright and paceman Billy Stanlake received their first Australia national contracts on Monday.

24/04/2017 04:06

Pacquiao declares «I'm not done yet»

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Veteran Filipino Manny Pacquiao said Monday he plans to show he is "not done yet" when he defends his world title against Australia's Jeff Horn in Brisbane in July.

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