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  • 'Paper Planes' Wins Australia's Richest Film Prize at CinefestOz

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - BUSSELTON, West Australia - Robert Connolly's "Paper Planes" claimed the richest festival award in Australia on Saturday (Aug. 23, 2014). The film was named as the winner of the first prize at the CinefestOZ festival (Aug. 20-...
  • Ledecky breaks 1500m world record at Pan Pacs

    (Reuters) - American teenager Katie Ledecky broke her second world record in less than 24 hours while Michael Phelps suffered a rare defeat at the Pan Pacific championships in Australia on Sunday. Ledecky hacked almost six seconds off her 1,500 metres...
  • Proud, but could do better, says Al Blacks coach Hansen

    AUCKLAND (Reuters) - All Blacks coach Steve Hansen was quietly satisfied with his side's 51-20 thrashing of Australia to retain the Bledisloe Cup on Saturday but felt they could have played even better. The world champions ran in six tries, two to...
  • Ledecky breaks world record to overshadow Phelps

    (Reuters) - It's not often that Michael Phelps gets upstaged in the pool, especially when he wins. But that's exactly what happened at the Pan Pacific championships on Saturday. Phelps won his first individual gold medal at an international meet in two...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • Australia claim Liverpool's Smith with Socceroos call-up

    SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia coach Ange Postecoglou called England under-21 international Brad Smith into his squad for next month's Asian Cup warm-ups against Belgium and Saudi Arabia on Thursday. The 20-year-old Liverpool left back was born in...
  • World champion Franklin fails to make 200 meter freestyle final

    (Reuters) - Katie Ledecky enhanced her status as swimming's new teen queen with two victories in less than an hour on the opening day of the Pan Pacific championships on Thursday. The 17-year-old American took the 200 metres freestyle after world...
  • 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...
  • 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...