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  • Man who tried to smuggle cocaine in surfboard gets 5 years in prison

    Man who tried to smuggle cocaine in surfboard gets 5 years in prison
    A 31-year-old man arrested at Los Angeles International Airport with a hollowed-out surfboard containing nearly seven pounds of cocaine was sentenced Monday to five years in federal prison. Jesse Edgardo Herrera, of Pomona, pleaded guilty in May to...
  • Dwayne Johnson's Quake Thriller 'San Andreas' Finally Shoots in San Francisco

    After serving as a rallying point for improving California's film incentive program, Dwayne Johnson's quake thriller "San Andreas" has started shooting its final scenes in San Francisco after most of the film was shot in Australia. The film's first...
  • Gilmour rallies for Gov Cup repeat

    Gilmour rallies for Gov Cup repeat
    Sam Gilmour simply smiled when he heard he was described as "hungry" to win the 48th Governor's Cup, by fellow finalist Nevin Snow after the semifinals on Friday at Balboa Yacht Club. Gilmour acted as if he was starving on Saturday, and feasted on a...
  • Australian Jeep marketing stunt goes awry [w/video]

     
    Filed under: Marketing/Advertising, Videos, Crossover, Jeep, Australia, Off-Road Jeep fans in Australia are none too happy with the off-road brand following a contest that saw ten new Cherokees sold for just $10,000 Australian (about $9,400), roughly a...
  • Former Olympic champion Newbery pleads guilty to drug charge

    (Reuters) - Australia's former Olympic champion diver Chantelle Newbery has pled guilty to drug charges, local media reported on Friday. The 37-year-old, who won gold at the 2004 Games in Athens, was placed on a drug diversion programme after pleading...
  • Among the lost: Eager adventurers, renowned researchers, three young siblings

    WASHINGTON A family of four headed to a reunion in the Philippines. A graduate student on summer break with her boyfriend. Two soccer fans following a beloved team to New Zealand. The 298 passengers and crew aboard Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 on Thursday...
  • Australia asylum policy decried amid suicide reports, repatriations

    Australia asylum policy decried amid suicide reports, repatriations
    Australia's controversial asylum policies have come under renewed fire after reports this week that about a dozen mothers at a Christmas Island detention camp attempted suicide in desperate bids to get their children refugee status and shelter on the...
  • America's Cup challengers Team Australia withdraw

    (Reuters) - The next America's Cup in 2017 has been thrown into turmoil with the official Challengers of Record, Team Australia, withdrawing from the regatta because of the mounting costs. Organisers said on Saturday that Australia's Hamilton Island...
  • EU call for views on U.S. trade deal draws huge response

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Commission's call for views on a contentious part of a planned EU-U.S. free trade deal has drawn almost 150,000 responses that will take months to process, a senior EU official said on Friday. Many advocacy groups oppose...
  • Prominent AIDS researcher Joep Lange among dead on Malaysian jet

    Prominent AIDS researcher Joep Lange among dead on Malaysian jet
    A prominent AIDS researcher and others en route to the 20th International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, Australia, are among the victims in the crash of a Malaysia Airlines jet shot down Thursday over eastern Ukraine. All 298 aboard Malaysia Airlines...
  • Natural gas boom's future may be in China

    WASHINGTON China is expected to double its demand for natural gas in the next five years, making it an irresistible market for Western companies attempting to export America's energy bonanza and to exploit China's own vast reserves. Chinese cities are...
  • Greatest sporting humiliations

    BRASILIA (Reuters) - Hosts Brazil suffered their worst World Cup defeat ever when they were crushed 7-1 by Germany in the semi-final in Belo Horizonte on Tuesday. It was Brazil's first home defeat in a competitive match since 1975 and one of the most...