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  • Millionaire investors catch Australia's high-yield express

    SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia's embryonic high-yield bond business is growing fast thanks to burgeoning demand from yield-starved wealthy individuals - a trend that may be loosening up the nation's conservative debt market. Two factors are driving the...
  • Asylum seekers file lawsuit against Australian government

    SYDNEY (Reuters) - Asylum seekers held on remote Christmas Island are suing the Australian government for failing to provide adequate health care, piling more pressure on Canberra over its controversial policy of detaining children. Lawyers acting for...
  • Proud, but could do better, says Al Blacks coach Hansen

    AUCKLAND (Reuters) - All Blacks coach Steve Hansen was quietly satisfied with his side's 51-20 thrashing of Australia to retain the Bledisloe Cup on Saturday but felt they could have played even better. The world champions ran in six tries, two to...
  • Grevers dunks demons on way to Australia

    IRVINE, Calif. -- The pool brought back bad memories.  It was the place where Matt Grevers saw his swimming career go dead in the water at exactly the same point in the Olympic cycle -  the U.S. Championships in the middle year between Summer Games....
  • Toronto Film Festival Adds Sandler's 'Cobbler,' Wiig's 'Welcome to Me,' Schwarzenegger's 'Maggie' and More

    The Toronto International Film Festival added more than 100 features to its 2014 slate today, with pics starring Dustin Hoffman, Kristen Wiig, Benicio del Toro, Diane Keaton, John Travolta, Keira Knightley, Adam Sandler, Jennifer Connelly and Arnold...
  • Australia's biggest consumer class action widened to include more banks, customers

    SYDNEY (Reuters) - An Australian law firm is widening a consumer class action case, already the country's largest, to target five major local and international banks over credit card fees worth as much as A$250 million ($231 million). Maurice...
  • Japan reduces chance of El Nino weather pattern this year

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's weather bureau said on Monday it sees less chance of an El Nino weather pattern forming later this year than it previously forecast. In a monthly online bulletin, the Japan Meteorological Agency said it sees a 50 percent...
  • Australian Premier Tony Abbott under fire as 'environmental vandal'

    In less than a year as Australian government leader, Prime Minister Tony Abbott has drawn more ire from environmentalists than most anti-regulation crusaders manage in a full term in office. He delivered last month on his chief campaign promise to...
  • China says Australian tycoon's attack 'irrational and absurd'

    BEIJING/SYDNEY (Reuters) - China's foreign ministry has condemned a verbal attack by Australian mining mogul and politician Clive Palmer as irrational and absurd, after the businessman described China's government as "bastards" who shoot their own people....
  • Like old days: Lochte, Phelps 1-2 in 200 IM at nationals

    Like old days: Lochte, Phelps 1-2 in 200 IM at nationals
    IRVINE, Calif. — Like all the elite swimmers at this U.S. Championships, Winnetka's Conor Dwyer faced a dilemma because of the unusual selection process to which results from this meet contribute. The top two finishers in nearly all events at...
  • WOFL hires meteorologist from Australia

    WOFL hires meteorologist from Australia
    Joining Fox-owned WOFL-Channel 35 next week will be a meteorologist from Australia and a reporter from Indianapolis. Meteorologist Brooks Tomlin will give the forecasts on morning and evening newscasts on weekends. He has worked for several years in...