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  • Australia defends detention of child asylum seekers

    SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia's immigration minister defended his country's tough policies on asylum seekers on Friday, saying measures including the detention of children and denial of permanent visas were needed to stop dangerous people-smuggling...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Ledecky breaks world record to overshadow Phelps

    (Reuters) - It's not often that Michael Phelps gets upstaged in the pool, especially when he wins. But that's exactly what happened at the Pan Pacific championships on Saturday. Phelps won his first individual gold medal at an international meet in two...
  • Australia rue missed opportunities after All Blacks draw

    SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia were left to rue opportunities squandered against New Zealand after playing out a draw that means the Wallabies must secure their first victory away from home against their arch rivals in 13 years to avoid another Bledisloe...
  • Rugby - Australia stop New Zealand streak in Sydney draw

    SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia prevented New Zealand from claiming a world record 18th consecutive win by holding the world champions to a 12-12 draw in a try-less Rugby Championship opener on Saturday that left both sides disappointed. In a gritty...
  • Meat District Co. to open in Old Town Pasadena with steak, burgers, meat on a hook

    Meat District Co. to open in Old Town Pasadena with steak, burgers, meat on a hook
    Meat District Co., a new meat-centric restaurant, is slated to open on Raymond in Old Town Pasadena on Aug. 25. The restaurant, by Platinum Restaurant Group in Australia, will offer steaks, premium burgers, salads and a special meat skewer served on a...
  • Thailand stops US and Australian couples leaving with surrogate babies: advocate

    SYDNEY (Reuters) - U.S. and Australian couples attempting to leave Thailand with babies born by surrogate mothers have been stopped at the airport and prevented from leaving the country in recent days, an Australian surrogacy advocate said on Friday. The...