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Sydney (Australia)

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  • New York Theater Review: 'The Maids' Starring Cate Blanchett, Isabelle Huppert

    As showpieces go, they don't get much showier than Cate Blanchett and Isabelle Huppert in the Sydney Theater Company production of Jean Genet's "The Maids," the theatrical centerpiece of this summer's Lincoln Center Festival. Genet based this 1947 play on...
  • Go Away With ... Bob Bowman

    Go Away With ... Bob Bowman
    Bob Bowman is the coach of the most famous swimmer in the world: Michael Phelps. While he won't confirm if Phelps will compete in the 2016 Olympics in Brazil, he says the two enjoy competition of another kind: horseracing. "Michael and I own some horses...
  • Geoffrey Rush to Star in Screen Australia-Backed 'Daughter'

    HONG KONG -- Oscar-winning actor, Geoffrey Rush will star in "The Daughter," a drama that marks the feature film debut of noted Australian stage director Simon Stone. Rush ("Shine," "The King's Speech") will appear with Ewen Leslie ("The Railwayman,"...
  • McIlroy confirms return to defend Australian Open title

    SYDNEY (Reuters) - World number one Rory McIlroy has confirmed he will be back in Sydney in November to defend the Australian Open title he snatched from Adam Scott's grasp on the final hole last year. McIlroy's duel with Scott attracted crowds not...
  • Prognosis for Rio Olympics 'much better' - IOC's Coates

    SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia's Olympic chief John Coates, who in April branded preparations for the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics as the worst ever, said on Tuesday the prognosis was now "much, much better". Speaking at an event to mark two years until...
  • Brian Power-Waters, aviator and competitive senior athlete

    Brian Power-Waters, aviator and competitive senior athlete
    Brian Power-Waters, whose boyhood dream of becoming an aviator led to a long career as a military and commercial pilot and, at age 78, took him back to the skies in ultralight planes and hang gliders, died July 21 after surgery at Shore Medical Center...
  • Weather not tied to back pain: study

    Weather not tied to back pain: study
    Back pain is no more likely to strike on cold, rainy days than in fair weather, according to a new study from Australia. Temperature, humidity, wind direction, precipitation and air pressure were not linked to the onset of lower back pain among close...
  • 'Two Days' Wins Sydney Festival Prize

    Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne's "Two Days One Night," won the Sydney Film Prize on the closing night of the Sydney Film Festival. The film was chosen by a jury headed by Rachel Perkins and filmmakers Khalo Matabane (South Africa) and Oh Jung-wan (South...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Australia's Screenlaunch to Launch into Local Distribution

    HONG KONG - Australian film sales and digital marketing outfit Screenlaunch is poised to move into theatrical distribution. The company plans to release two Australian-produced films "Touch" (pictured), which will have its premiere at next week's...