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  • Former Australia test opener Katich ends playing career

    (Reuters) - Former Australia test opener Simon Katich brought the final curtain down on his cricket career by retiring from the Twenty20 format on Saturday. The left-hander, who scored 4,188 runs in 56 tests with 10 hundreds, had retired from...
  • In 'White Beech,' Germaine Greer finds a forest with a view

    In 'White Beech,' Germaine Greer finds a forest with a view
    In her 1999 book "The Whole Woman," a follow-up to "The Female Eunuch," Germaine Greer declared, "It's time to get angry again." She was addressing feminism, about which she has long been rigorous and even unorthodox, but the phrase is emblematic of her...
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  • 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 program after pleading...
  • Australian minister under fire for not meeting Tamil groups on Sri Lanka trip

    COLOMBO (Reuters) - A Tamil group criticised Australia's immigration minister on Thursday for visiting northern Sri Lanka without meeting Tamil leaders, days after Australia returned a boat of asylum seekers, including Tamils, under its hardline border...
  • Factbox: Engine fire triggers new turbulence for Lockheed's F-35 jet

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Borne of the last downturn in U.S. military spending in the 1990s, Lockheed Martin Corp's F-35 Joint Strike Fighter was intended as a quick and affordable way for the United States and its allies to replace thousands of aging F-...
  • Australia asylum policy decried amid suicide reports, repatriations

    Australia asylum policy decried amid suicide reports, repatriations
    Australia's controversial asylum policies have come under renewed fire after reports this week that about a dozen mothers at a Christmas Island detention camp attempted suicide in desperate bids to get their children refugee status and shelter on the...
  • Lacrosse World Championships begin Thursday with U.S.-Canada rematch

    Lacrosse World Championships begin Thursday with U.S.-Canada rematch
    For proof of the expanding reach of lacrosse around the globe, look no further than the Federation of International Lacrosse World Championships, which begin Thursday night in the Denver suburbs. A record 38 teams, representing nations from six...
  • Player drain has Wallabies on the hop

    MELBOURNE (Reuters) - The Wallabies' emphatic 3-0 series win over France last month might convey the impression that all is rosy in rugby Down Under but the game's power-brokers fear a quickening player drain could bring the code to its knees. While some...
  • Australian PM says won't bow to 'moral blackmail' over asylum seekers

    SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Wednesday vowed not to bow to "moral blackmail" following reports of suicide bids by female asylum seekers at a detention center on Christmas Island. Opposition Greens lawmaker Sarah Hanson-...
  • All at sea: Is Australia's fast-tracked asylum screening policy fair?

    SYDNEY (Reuters) - At the heart of an unprecedented legal challenge to the return by Australia of asylum seekers to Sri Lanka is Australia's controversial testing of their claims in a brief interview on the high seas. Lawyers said the "enhanced...