Jan
24
2019

White House apologises over prisoner swap

The White House has apologised for keeping Congress in the dark regarding the exchange of an American soldier for five Taliban fighters, senators say, as controversy grows over the issue.

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Jan
24
2019

Zimbabwe ODIs are crucial to Clarke

Don't expect a flurry of high-profile omissions following David Warner's withdrawal from Australia's upcoming one-day tour of Zimbabwe.

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Warner ruled himself out of the August and September tour last month, claiming he needed a... Read more

Jan
24
2019

The China-India excuse for ignoring global warming

 "As long as large developing countries like Russia, China, India and Brazil continue increasing their carbon emission on an annual basis, anything we do will be inconsequential.
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Apr
25
2019

Wallabies take aim at Victor’s potshots

The Wallabies have taken aim at South Africa's living legend, Victor Matfield, as they deflected one accusation of set-piece trickery with another in Cape Town.

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On their first day in the Republic, Australia woke... Read more

Apr
25
2019

Liverpool’s Rodgers backs Gerrard amid fears over form

At 34 years old, Gerrard is entering the period in most players' careers when talk turns to managing dwindling reserves of energy and protecting tired legs from the exertions of the modern game.

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Apr
25
2019

England’s Cook to discover one-day fate

England captain Alastair Cook is set to find out if he will be skippering the side at next year's World Cup when the selectors announce on Wednesday their squad to play seven one-day internationals in Sri Lanka.

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Apr
25
2019

Swans AFL forwards have big defence job

Sam Reid says Sydney's much-vaunted forward line must also produce the goods defensively, if the Swans are to vanquish Hawthorn in Saturday's AFL grand final.

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The high-powered tall quartet of Reid, Lance Franklin, Kurt... Read more

Apr
25
2019

Beer pipeline to carry booze under Bruges

Tired of delivery trucks rumbling near its mythic canals, Belgium's medieval town of Bruges has approved the construction of a beer pipeline to link a five-century-old brewery to a bottling factory nearby.

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Mar
27
2019

Aust plan broke refugee convention: UNHCR

Australia would have breached the refugee convention if it had returned more than 150 asylum seekers to India after they were intercepted at sea, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees says.

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The UNHCR has... Read more

Mar
27
2019

Garfoot misses top-10 at cycling worlds

Commonwealth Games bronze medallist Katrin Garfoot has just missed out on a top-10 finish in the women's individual time trial at the road world championships in Spain.

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German-born Garfoot, who became an Australian citizen... Read more

Mar
27
2019

Rough ride in store for Ryder Cup teams

European and US Ryder Cup players got acquainted with the PGA Centenary Course at Gleneagles on Tuesday with both sides saying they were surprised how thick the rough was.

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The Jack Nicklaus-designed layout is... Read more

Mar
27
2019

Queen ‘purred’ on hearing Scotland result

The Queen apparently purred like a pussycat when British Prime Minister David Cameron told her Scotland was staying part of the United Kingdom.

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Voters in Scotland last week rejected independence 55 to 45 per... Read more

Mar
27
2019

Finance News Update, what you need to know

WORLD FINANCE UPDATE:

The Australian dollar has dropped as air strikes in Syria pushed investors toward haven assets.

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At 0630 AEST on Wednesday, the local currency was trading at 88.43 US cents, down from 89.00... Read more