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  • Gilmour rallies for Gov Cup repeat

    Gilmour rallies for Gov Cup repeat
    Sam Gilmour simply smiled when he heard he was described as "hungry" to win the 48th Governor's Cup, by fellow finalist Nevin Snow after the semifinals on Friday at Balboa Yacht Club. Gilmour acted as if he was starving on Saturday, and feasted on a...
  • Global business leaders push for infrastructure funding overhaul

    SYDNEY (Reuters) - International business leaders are lobbying the Group of 20 bloc of advanced and developing countries to tackle a $57 trillion shortfall in global infrastructure, pressing for changes to funding rules they say would help big projects...
  • Former Olympic champion Newbery pleads guilty to drug charge

    (Reuters) - Australia's former Olympic champion diver Chantelle Newbery has pled guilty to drug charges, local media reported on Friday. The 37-year-old, who won gold at the 2004 Games in Athens, was placed on a drug diversion programme after pleading...
  • Australian Jeep marketing stunt goes awry [w/video]

     
    Filed under: Marketing/Advertising, Videos, Crossover, Jeep, Australia, Off-Road Jeep fans in Australia are none too happy with the off-road brand following a contest that saw ten new Cherokees sold for just $10,000 Australian (about $9,400), roughly a...
  • Angry Australia PM says Ukraine crash probe resembles 'garden clean-up'

    SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia's prime minister voiced deep concern on Monday that Russian-backed rebels remained in control of the crash site of a Malaysian airliner shot down over Ukraine, saying the site looked more like a "garden clean-up" than a...
  • Man who tried to smuggle cocaine in surfboard gets 5 years in prison

    Man who tried to smuggle cocaine in surfboard gets 5 years in prison
    A 31-year-old man arrested at Los Angeles International Airport with a hollowed-out surfboard containing nearly seven pounds of cocaine was sentenced Monday to five years in federal prison. Jesse Edgardo Herrera, of Pomona, pleaded guilty in May to...
  • India complaint threatens to sour relations with England

    MUMBAI (Reuters) - As England paceman Jimmy Anderson faces the prospect of a ban following a complaint from India, relations between the sides are in danger of becoming seriously soured in the wake of the latest contentious issue involving the Asian...
  • Australian PM Abbott says falling short on G20 growth target

    SYDNEY (Reuters) - The Group of 20 advanced and emerging countries has not enacted the policies needed to reach its growth targets, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said on Thursday, casting fresh doubt on the ambitious roadmap laid out by the...
  • Ruth bat, contract sold at auction, but ball withdrawn

    Ruth bat, contract sold at auction, but ball withdrawn
    Memorabilia Ruth bat, contract sold at auction, but ball withdrawn A nearly century-old Babe Ruth bat sold for $214,000 at a memorabilia auction Saturday night, but the first baseball whacked over the Yankee Stadium fence by the legendary slugger...
  • Un emocionado Ian Thorpe revela que es homosexual en una entrevista en TV

    MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Ian Thorpe, el australiano olímpico más laureado, reveló que era homosexual en una emotiva entrevista el domingo, acabando con años de especulaciones sobre la sexualidad del nadador. El cinco veces medallista de oro olímpico lo...
  • Australia edges Israel, 9-8, will face U.S. in FIL semifinal

    FIL World Championships Australia edges Israel, 9-8, will face U.S. in semifinal Goalie Tom Vickery stopped shots by Matthew Cherry with five seconds left and Cody Levine earlier in the final minute to preserve Australia's 9-8 victory over Israel in a...