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  • Australian billionaire politician apologizes for TV tirade over China

    SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian mining magnate and politician Clive Palmer has apologized to China's ambassador to Australia for a tirade in which he referred to the Chinese government as "bastards", setting off a firestorm in Canberra and Beijing.
  • Hewitt pushed to U.S. Open exit, but no retirement talk

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Thirteen years after winning the U.S. Open, Lleyton Hewitt was back out on Arthur Ashe Stadium court sweating under a blazing sun on Wednesday, still battling, still fist-pumping and still not ready to call it a career. The 'Battling...

    Australia's Qantas, Virgin allow smartphones throughout flights

    SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian airlines Qantas Airways Ltd and Virgin Australia Holdings Ltd said passengers can use smartphones and tablets throughout flights from Tuesday after a regulator relaxed a ban on electronic devices on planes. The airlines said...

    Australia unveils measures to tackle rise of foreign fighters

    SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia unveiled counter-terrorism measures on Tuesday to prevent young people from becoming radicalized and going to fight in overseas conflicts such as Iraq and Syria, where scores of Australians have joined militant jihadist...

    China says watching billionaire Australian politician after tirade

    BEIJING (Reuters) - China is watching the words and deeds of Australian mining magnate and politician Clive Palmer who apologised this week for referring to the Chinese government as "bastards" and setting off a diplomatic storm. Palmer's apology, sent...