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  • Australia's David Jones shareholders back Woolworths takeover

    SYDNEY (Reuters) - Shareholders of iconic Australian retailer David Jones Ltd on Monday approved a $2 billion takeover from South Africa's Woolworths Holdings Ltd, voting overwhelmingly to create a southern hemisphere department-store giant.
  • Uncertainty reigns in Australian parliament as mining king holds sway

    SYDNEY (Reuters) - It took mining magnate Clive Palmer only three days to show Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott just how uncomfortable life can be in a parliament in which he holds the balance of power. The neophyte Palmer United Party (PUP), set up...

    Climate change signals the end of Australian shiraz as we know it

    HOBART Tasmania (Reuters) - Young Australian vintner Nick Glaetzer's winemaking-steeped family thought he was crazy when he abandoned the Barossa Valley - the hot, dry region that is home to the country's world-famous big, brassy shiraz. Trampling over...

    Former Olympic swimmer Thorpe reveals he is gay

    The Sports Xchange Former Olympic swimmer Thorpe reveals he is gay Five-time Olympic gold medal swimmer Ian Thorpe acknowledged in a television interview on Sunday that he is gay. Thorpe told British talk show host Michael Parkinson on Australia's...

    Emotional Thorpe comes out in TV interview

    MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Ian Thorpe, Australia's most decorated Olympian, revealed he was gay in an emotional television interview on Sunday, ending years of speculation about the champion swimmer's sexuality. The five-times Olympic gold medallist made...