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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...
  • Australia claim Liverpool's Smith with Socceroos call-up

    SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia coach Ange Postecoglou called England under-21 international Brad Smith into his squad for next month's Asian Cup warm-ups against Belgium and Saudi Arabia on Thursday. The 20-year-old Liverpool left back was born in...
  • Ledecky wins twice on opening day of Pan Pacs

    (Reuters) - Katie Ledecky enhanced her status as swimming's new teen queen with two victories in less than an hour on the opening day of the Pan Pacific championships on Thursday. The 17-year-old American took the 200 metres freestyle after world...
  • 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...
  • Prior plots England return on West Indies tour

    SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Matt Prior has dismissed suggestions his England career is over and has targeted April's series in the West Indies for his return from a long-standing Achilles problem. The wicketkeeper will undergo surgery next month on the...
  • 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....
  • Michael Phelps looks to regain winning form at Pan Pacific Championships

    Michael Phelps looks to regain winning form at Pan Pacific Championships
    It's not the Olympics or world championships, but Michael Phelps would like to regain his winning form against world-class competition, and he'll have that chance this week in Australia at the Pan Pacific Championships. The meet is the most...
  • BHP announces spin-off plan, no share buyback for now

    MELBOURNE/LONDON (Reuters) - The world's biggest mining company, BHP Billiton, announced plans to spin off businesses worth an estimated $16 billion, most of them acquired in a 2001 merger, to focus on its most profitable activities. But it held off...
  • INTERVIEW-Saxophonist Dickson plays classics, pop and saves lives too

    * Amy Dickson started playing sax at age six - on a chair * Repertoire ranges from pop to pieces by Glass, Tavener * Helped save three swimmers while a lifeguard in Australia By Francis Maguire LONDON, Aug 19 (Reuters) - After winning a Classic BRIT...
  • Australia says to restore intelligence and military cooperation with Indonesia

    SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia and Indonesia have agreed to resume intelligence and military cooperation, officials from both countries said on Tuesday, ending a rift that erupted late last year over Australian spying. Australian Foreign Minister Julie...