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  • Olympics-Australia win women's rugby, France take men's gold

    NANJING China (Reuters) - Unbeaten Australia claimed women's rugby sevens gold in the sport's debut at the Youth Olympic Games on Wednesday after a hat-trick from flying winger Dominique du Toit helped them to a 38-10 win over Canada. In the men's...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Australia unchanged for re-match with New Zealand

    SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia coach Ewen McKenzie has given a vote of confidence to the players who earned a 12-12 draw with New Zealand last weekend by naming an unchanged side for Saturday's Rugby Championship return match in Auckland. McKenzie resisted...
  • As risk of drought rises, Australian farmers struggle to invest

    SYDNEY (Reuters) - When a scorching drought struck eastern Australia in 2006, cattle farmers Robyn and Paul Kendal had to slaughter nearly all their livestock and spend around a year of their normal turnover on feed to keep the remainder alive. With a...
  • WOFL hires meteorologist from Australia

    WOFL hires meteorologist from Australia
    Joining Fox-owned WOFL-Channel 35 next week will be a meteorologist from Australia and a reporter from Indianapolis. Meteorologist Brooks Tomlin will give the forecasts on morning and evening newscasts on weekends. He has worked for several years in...
  • World record holder Meilutyte wins gold at Youth Games

    NANJING China (Reuters) - Big things are expected of world record holder and Olympic champion Ruta Meilutyte at the Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing and the Lithuanian did not disappoint on Monday, cruising to gold in the women's 50 meters breaststroke...
  • Refreshed Australia ready to get back in the saddle

    SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia are refreshed and champing at the bit to play international matches again as they prepare to hit the road for another hectic two years of cricket, according to coach Darren Lehmann. After a four-month break from international...
  • Top 10 run-scorers in tests

    COLOMBO (Reuters) - Following is a list of the top 10 run-scorers in test cricket after Sri Lanka's Mahela Jayawardene retired from the longest format on Monday. Player Matches Runs Average 100s Sachin Tendulkar (India) 200 15921 53.78 51 Ricky...
  • Australia's Tony Abbott signals compromise on tough budget

    SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott signaled on Monday he is open to compromises with opposition lawmakers on his unpopular budget, a major concession to help push the austere savings plan through a hostile Senate. Three months...
  • Australia's Hoyts Appoints Advisors for IPO

    HONG KONG - Australia's number two cinema chain Hoyts took a step closer to a share market flotation this week with the appointment of investment bank UBS as advisors. The company is currently owned by Pacific Equity Partners, a Sydney-based private...
  • Rugby - Australia stop New Zealand streak in Sydney draw

    SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia prevented New Zealand from claiming a world record 18th consecutive win by holding the world champions to a 12-12 draw in a try-less Rugby Championship opener on Saturday that left both sides disappointed. In a gritty...