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  • Australia thwarts beheading plot, says Islamic State threat persists

    Authorities in Australia have charged a 22-year-old Sydney resident with preparing to sow terror in the country by seizing a person at random and beheading him in a videotaped execution, Australian media reported Thursday.
  • Australia anti-terrorism raid underway with more than 800 police

    Australia anti-terrorism raid underway with more than 800 police
    Australian police are conducting what they called the largest counter-terrorism operation in the nation's history, with more than 800 police officers participating. Officials announced early Thursday that 15 people had been detained and one person charged...

    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...

    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...

    Culture change helps Australia out of deep end

    MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Encouraging performances at the Commonwealth Games and Pan Pacific Championships have continued the resurrection of Australian swimming, but head coach Jacco Verhaeren is reluctant to declare that the sleeping giant has awakened....