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  • Glasgow Games hailed best ever in rousing closing Ceremony

    GLASGOW, Aug 3 (Reuters) – Hailed as the best ever Commonwealth Games by Federation president Prince Tunku Imran, Glasgow 2014 celebrated the end of a memorable 20th edition with a colourful closing ceremony on Sunday. In a sporting festival...
  • Gold the best remedy for burdened Pearson

    GLASGOW (Reuters) - After a week of controversy surrounding a feud with her coach, Australia's Sally Pearson felt the weight of the world lifted from her shoulders as she raced to 100 metres hurdles gold at the Commonwealth Games on Friday. The 27-year-...
  • Bill Clinton, taped day before 9/11 attack: I 'could have killed' bin Laden

    Bill Clinton, taped day before 9/11 attack: I 'could have killed' bin Laden
    Former President Bill Clinton said he "could have killed" Osama bin Laden in remarks to an audience in Australia the day before al Qaeda's 2001 attacks on the United States, according to an audio tape that emerged this week. Clinton and officials from...
  • A tale of two carbon taxes

    Australia has repealed its carbon tax, leaving climate advocates in the U.S. and abroad feeling disheartened. While the repeal has long been anticipated Prime Minister Tony Abbott campaigned to scrap the tax and has been gearing up to repeal it ever since...
  • Spain, Netherlands will meet again in World Cup

    Apparently it is possible to have too much success. At least that's the opinion of Vicente del Bosque, who has seen Spanish soccer achieve unprecedented levels of success in recent years. The national team has won the last two European Championships...
  • World Cup schedule: When to watch the group-play games on TV

    The 2014 World Cup officially gets underway Thursday in Brazil when the host country takes on Croatia at 1 p.m. PDT on ESPN. But what about the rest of the games? Are you trying to plan your days so you can watch all the matches? Below is the entire...
  • Malaysia plane search teams tracking 'pings' in two areas

    Malaysia plane search teams tracking 'pings' in two areas
    Chinese and Australian ships hunting for a missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner have picked up separate acoustic signals in different parts of a vast Indian Ocean search area and are trying to verify if one could be from the plane's black box recorders....
  • Malaysia plane: Australian PM says searchers confident of position of MH370's black boxes

    Malaysia plane: Australian PM says searchers confident of position of MH370's black boxes
    Search and rescue officials in Australia are confident they know the approximate position of the black box recorders from missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said on Friday. At the same time, however, the head...
  • Chile hold off battling Australia in 3-1 win

    Chile hold off battling Australia in 3-1 win
    Chile got the victory they needed if they are to have any chance of progressing from a daunting Group B when they held off a strong Australian fightback to emerge 3-1 winners in another open and entertaining World Cup clash on Friday. Alexis Sanchez put...
  • Australian crews may 're-think the search' for missing Malaysia plane

    Australian crews may 're-think the search' for missing Malaysia plane
    Australia and Malaysia vowed on Wednesday to keep searching for a missing Malaysian plane despite no sign of wreckage after almost seven weeks, and as bad weather again grounded aircraft and an undersea drone neared the end of its first full mission....
  • Close call for Netherlands against Australia

    Close call for Netherlands against Australia
    PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil - A long-range strike by substitute Memphis Depay gave the Netherlands a 3-2 win over Australia in a thrilling World Cup Group B game but a brave, hard-charging Socceroos side came close to earning a famous victory. The game was...