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Sydney (Australia)

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  • Australia seeks to clamp down on forced labor, organ trafficking

     
    In Australia, legislation is aimed at combating organ trafficking, forced marriage and forced labor by broadening laws against slavery and exploitation, a plan that was heralded by human rights groups as a blueprint for world efforts to stop such abuse......
  • Olympic Competition: Summer Vs. Winter?

     
    Which Is Better? It Depends On Your Point Of View. Every couple of years, when the Olympics arrive, the discussion starts up again: Which is better — the Summer Olympics or the Winter? Purists will argue that the Winter Olympics aren’t even...
  • One Direction, FishFest and more: This week's on-sales

     
    A list of upcoming concerts across the Southland, with on-sale dates in parentheses. Staples Center One Direction, Aug. 7, 2013 (Sat.) Verizon Wireless Amphitheater FishFest 2012, June 23 (Sat.) Gibson Amphitheatre YES, Aug. 15 (Fri.) Greek Theatre John...
  • The YouTube Symphony Orchestra is back for a second year -- but why?

     
    We're not really sure why, but it's back. The YouTube Symphony Orchestra is having another go, this time in Sydney, Australia. The general idea is the same as last year -- post a video of yourself playing the set audition......
  • Qantas grounds its A380 jets, half at LAX [Updated]

     
    Three of the six Airbus A380 superjumbo jets operated by Qantas Airways are sitting idle on the tarmac at Los Angeles International Airport. The Australian carrier decided to ground its entire A380 fleet Wednesday, after one of the double-decker aircraft....
  • Cate Blanchett returns to the stage in 'Uncle Vanya'

     
    After her raging success in Tennessee Williams' "A Streetcar Named Desire," actress Cate Blanchett is tackling another formidable stage classic for her follow-up -- Chekhov's "Uncle Vanya," which opened this week at the Sydney Theatre Company in...
  • Nicole Kidman, Keith Urban visit Oprah Winfrey on Monday

     
    To help Oprah Winfrey prepare for her visit Down Under, Aussies Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban will visit Monday's show. Urban will discuss his four years of sobriety, and Kidman has a new film, "Rabbit Hole," to promote....
  • Video: Hugh Jackman hurt in a crash landing on 'Oprah'

     
    Hugh Jackman was slightly injured Tuesday when he hit the brakes too late during a stunt on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" in Australia. "That was so much fun, until the end," Jackman said of his trip to the outdoor stage......
  • Monster Mash: 'Spider-Man' opening delayed again; Frank Gehry reveals design for Australian building

     
    More delays: Broadway's "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" will miss its scheduled Jan. 11 opening. The new official opening day is Feb. 7. (Los Angeles Times) Master builder: Frank Gehry has unveiled the design for his first Australian building, to......
  • White House: Cocaine market in U.S. under 'stress'

     
    The cocaine market in the United States is under "significant stress," reports the White House's Office of National Drug Control Policy. Cocaine production has dropped in Colombia due to recent eradication efforts, putting stress on the U.S. market in...
  • Outposts looks back at 2010: Records

     
    With the year ending, it is worth looking back at memorable posts of 2010. Each day this week through Friday, Outposts will recount some of the records broken, the achievements reached, the notable passings and the downright unusual during 2010......