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  • 'Paper Planes' Wins Australia's Richest Film Prize at CinefestOz

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - BUSSELTON, West Australia - Robert Connolly's "Paper Planes" claimed the richest festival award in Australia on Saturday (Aug. 23, 2014). The film was named as the winner of the first prize at the CinefestOZ festival (Aug. 20-...
  • 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...
  • Michael Phelps wins relay gold in Australia, takes aim at Rio

    The Michael Phelps comeback story now includes a gold medal at an international meet. Phelps grabbed his first major victory since returning to the pool, swimming for the U.S. men in the 800-meter freestyle relay at the Pan Pacific Championships in...
  • 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...
  • 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's Hoyts Appoints Advisors for IPO

    HONG KONG - Australia's number two cinema chain Hoyts took a step closer to a share market flotation this week with the appointment of investment bank UBS as advisors. The company is currently owned by Pacific Equity Partners, a Sydney-based private...
  • Prominent AIDS researcher Joep Lange among dead on Malaysian jet

    A prominent AIDS researcher and others en route to the 20th International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, Australia, are among the victims in the crash of a Malaysia Airlines jet shot down Thursday over eastern Ukraine. All 298 aboard Malaysia Airlines...
  • New Zealand's unbeaten run - match-by-match

    WELLINGTON (Reuters) - Match capsules of New Zealand's winning streak before they seek a record 18th successive victory against Australia in their Rugby Championship on Saturday: - - 2014 Match 17 v England, June 21, Hamilton 36-13 Julian Savea...
  • Hansen 'dumbfounded' by Australia's Beale selection

    SYDNEY (Reuters) - New Zealand coach Steve Hansen was "dumbfounded" by Australia's selection of Kurtley Beale at flyhalf for Saturday's Rugby Championship opener and suggested it might have been a political move to keep the player in rugby union. The...
  • 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...
  • Streak became a burden for the Boks - Kempson

    JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's 17-match winning streak under Nick Mallett in the late 1990s was a magnificent achievement but ended up being something of a burden, according to former Springbok prop Robbie Kempson. A combative loosehead, Kempson...