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  • Factbox: Engine fire triggers new turbulence for Lockheed's F-35 jet

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Borne of the last downturn in U.S. military spending in the 1990s, Lockheed Martin Corp's F-35 Joint Strike Fighter was intended as a quick and affordable way for the United States and its allies to replace thousands of aging F-...
  • 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...
  • 2014 World Cup Schedule

    2014 World Cup Schedule
    THURSDAY, JUNE 12, 2014 Brazil 3, Croatia 1 FRIDAY, JUNE 13, 2014 Mexico 1, Cameroon 0 Netherlands 5, Spain 1 Chile 3, Australia 0 SATURDAY, JUNE 14, 2014 Colombia 3, Greece 0 Costa Rica 3, Uruguay 1 Italy 2, England 1 Ivory Coast 2, Japan 1 SUNDAY,...
  • Lacrosse World Championships begin Thursday with U.S.-Canada rematch

    Lacrosse World Championships begin Thursday with U.S.-Canada rematch
    For proof of the expanding reach of lacrosse around the globe, look no further than the Federation of International Lacrosse World Championships, which begin Thursday night in the Denver suburbs. A record 38 teams, representing nations from six...
  • All at sea: Is Australia's fast-tracked asylum screening policy fair?

    SYDNEY (Reuters) - At the heart of an unprecedented legal challenge to the return by Australia of asylum seekers to Sri Lanka is Australia's controversial testing of their claims in a brief interview on the high seas. Lawyers said the "enhanced...
  • Australian PM says won't bow to 'moral blackmail' over asylum seekers

    SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Wednesday vowed not to bow to "moral blackmail" following reports of suicide bids by female asylum seekers at a detention center on Christmas Island. Opposition Greens lawmaker Sarah Hanson-...
  • Player drain has Wallabies on the hop

    MELBOURNE (Reuters) - The Wallabies' emphatic 3-0 series win over France last month might convey the impression that all is rosy in rugby Down Under but the game's power-brokers fear a quickening player drain could bring the code to its knees. While some...
  • Samsung Deal Helps EzyFlix Heat Up Race for Australia's Online Video Users

    HONG KONG - Australian online video operator EzyFlix has fully integrated itself with Samsung's WatchOn application. The move makes the emerging service compatible with a user's entire range of Samsung equipment from phones and tablets to Internet-...
  • 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...
  • Factbox - 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...
  • Netflix Seems Headed for Australia, But Company Won't Say When

    HONG KONG -- It doesn't quite have the pop culture ring of "I Want My MTV," but plenty of Australians are clamouring for Netflix to launch 'Down Under.' There are growing signs that they will get their wish as a Netflix launch in Australia becomes a...