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  • Australia's David Jones shareholders back $2 billion South African Woolworths bid

    SYDNEY (Reuters) - Shareholders of David Jones Ltd, Australia's No. 2 department store by sales, on Monday backed a $2 billion bid by South Africa's Woolworths Holdings Ltd, ending weeks of uncertainty over the intentions of top shareholder Solomon Lew. The vote cements Woolworth's largest ever deal and marks a new era for the 176-year-old Sydney-based firm, which has languished for half a decade as online retail ravaged its traditional store-based model.
  • Emotional Thorpe comes out in TV interview

    MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Ian Thorpe, Australia's most decorated Olympian, revealed he was gay in an emotional television interview on Sunday, ending years of speculation about the champion swimmer's sexuality. The five-times Olympic gold medalist made the...

    Gold-medal swimmer Ian Thorpe comes out in TV interview

    Gold-medal swimmer Ian Thorpe comes out in TV interview
    Ian Thorpe, Australia's most decorated Olympian, revealed he was gay in an emotional television interview Sunday, ending years of speculation about the champion swimmer's sexuality. The five-times Olympic gold medalist made the admission to British...

    Philippines arrests Australian over ties to militant group ISIL

    MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines on Friday arrested an Australian national with suspected links to foreign Islamist militants after he urged Philippine Muslims on social media sites to support conflicts in Iraq and Syria, recruiting them to go to the...

    Bad weather is not affecting your back pain - but high winds might

    Have you ever noticed that your lower back pain flares up during a rainstorm? Or when the temperature suddenly drops? Or when there's a change in humidity or air pressure? Well, then you've been noticing wrong, according to a study published this week...