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  • Thailand stops US and Australian couples leaving with surrogate babies: advocate

    SYDNEY (Reuters) - U.S. and Australian couples attempting to leave Thailand with babies born by surrogate mothers have been stopped at the airport and prevented from leaving the country in recent days, an Australian surrogacy advocate said on Friday. The...
  • Hansen 'dumbfounded' by Australia's Beale selection

    SYDNEY (Reuters) - New Zealand coach Steve Hansen was "dumbfounded" by Australia's selection of Kurtley Beale at flyhalf for Saturday's Rugby Championship opener and suggested it might have been a political move to keep the player in rugby union. The...
  • Streak became a burden for the Boks - Kempson

    JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's 17-match winning streak under Nick Mallett in the late 1990s was a magnificent achievement but ended up being something of a burden, according to former Springbok prop Robbie Kempson. A combative loosehead, Kempson...
  • New Zealand's unbeaten run - match-by-match

    WELLINGTON (Reuters) - Match capsules of New Zealand's winning streak before they seek a record 18th successive victory against Australia in their Rugby Championship on Saturday: - - 2014 Match 17 v England, June 21, Hamilton 36-13 Julian Savea...
  • Winning streaks by top tier nations

    WELLINGTON (Reuters) - List of longest winning streaks by top tier nations as New Zealand head into their opening Rugby Championship clash with Australia on Saturday seeking an 18th successive test victory. Total Country Span Ended by 17 New Zealand...
  • Water Polo: Gilchrist scores two in win

    Newport Harbor High and USC alumna Kaleigh Gilchrist scored twice Wednesday, helping the United States women's senior national water polo team defeat Australia, 8-6, at the FINA World Cup in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia. The Americans beat Australia for the...
  • Tomic awarded U.S. Open wild card

    SYDNEY (Reuters) - Bernard Tomic has been awarded a wild card for the U.S. Open by Tennis Australia after his drop down the world rankings had threatened to send him back to qualifying for the last grand slam tournament of the year. The 21-year-old,...
  • BHP announces spin-off plan, no share buyback for now

    MELBOURNE/LONDON (Reuters) - The world's biggest mining company, BHP Billiton, announced plans to spin off businesses worth an estimated $16 billion, most of them acquired in a 2001 merger, to focus on its most profitable activities. But it held off...
  • Kristen Stewart, Adam Sandler, John Travolta, Arnold Schwarzenegger Movies Headed to Toronto Film Fest

    By Steve Pond LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - The 2014 Toronto International Film Festival will spotlight films featuring Kristen Stewart as an actress' personal assistant, Dustin Hoffman as a choir teacher, John Travolta as an art forger, Adam Sandler as...
  • Australia says to restore intelligence and military cooperation with Indonesia

    SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia and Indonesia have agreed to resume intelligence and military cooperation, officials from both countries said on Tuesday, ending a rift that erupted late last year over Australian spying. Australian Foreign Minister Julie...
  • Toronto Film Festival Adds Sandler's 'Cobbler,' Wiig's 'Welcome to Me,' Schwarzenegger's 'Maggie' and More

    The Toronto International Film Festival added more than 100 features to its 2014 slate today, with pics starring Dustin Hoffman, Kristen Wiig, Benicio del Toro, Diane Keaton, John Travolta, Keira Knightley, Adam Sandler, Jennifer Connelly and Arnold...
  • Australia's biggest consumer class action widened to include more banks, customers

    SYDNEY (Reuters) - An Australian law firm is widening a consumer class action case, already the country's largest, to target five major local and international banks over credit card fees worth as much as A$250 million ($231 million). Maurice...