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Australia

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  • Australian Premier Tony Abbott under fire as 'environmental vandal'

    In less than a year as Australian government leader, Prime Minister Tony Abbott has drawn more ire from environmentalists than most anti-regulation crusaders manage in a full term in office. He delivered last month on his chief campaign promise to...
  • China says Australian tycoon's attack 'irrational and absurd'

    BEIJING/SYDNEY (Reuters) - China's foreign ministry has condemned a verbal attack by Australian mining mogul and politician Clive Palmer as irrational and absurd, after the businessman described China's government as "bastards" who shoot their own people....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Grevers dunks demons on way to Australia

    IRVINE, Calif. -- The pool brought back bad memories.  It was the place where Matt Grevers saw his swimming career go dead in the water at exactly the same point in the Olympic cycle -  the U.S. Championships in the middle year between Summer Games....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...