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  • Watney leads in Reno with bogey-free round

    Nick Watney had nine birdies and no bogeys to take a two-point lead after the first round of the US PGA Tour event in Reno. The tournament uses the Modified Stableford scoring system, awarding points for birdies and eagles and deducting points for bogeys and worse. Watney's effort gave him a…

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  • Australia's 'hidden' abusive migrant marriages

    Kanya thought she was starting a new life in Australia after arriving from India to marry her husband, but it quickly turned into a nightmare. The fate of the 18-year-old, whose name has been changed to protect her identity, mirrors that of others in "slave-like" relationships that Salvation Army…

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  • Golf - Watney leads in Reno with bogey-free round

    - Nick Watney had nine birdies and no bogeys Thursday to take a two-point lead after the first round of the US PGA Tour event in Reno. The tournament uses the Modified Stableford scoring system, awarding points for birdies and eagles and deducting points for bogeys and worse. Watney's effort gave…

    AFP
  • Watney soars high with 18 points in Reno

    (Reuters) - American Nick Watney has never missed out on the FedExCup playoffs and he put himself in good position to maintain that record after charging into the first-round lead at the Barracuda Championship in Reno, Nevada on Thursday. Watney, who is on the cusp of qualifying for the PGA Tour's…

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  • Golf-U.S. PGA Tour Reno Championship scores

    Aug 1 (Infostrada Sports) - Scores from the U.S. PGA Tour Reno Championship on Thursday in Reno, Nevada 18 Nick Watney (U.S.) 18 16 Geoff Ogilvy (Australia) 16 Tim Wilkinson (New Zealand) 16 13 Martin Laird (Britain) 13 Chad Campbell (U.S.) 13 12 Wes Roach (U.S.) 12 Kevin Chappell (U.S.) 12 John…

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  • Australia welcomes Gaza ceasefire as 'marvelous'

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's prime minister on Friday welcomed a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas as "a marvelous humanitarian thing."

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  • Jailed Australian journalist's parents say 'grave injustice'

    Australian journalist Peter Greste is "coping well" in jail since his conviction by an Egyptian court, his parents said Thursday, but said the family were devastated by the many months he has already spent behind bars. "In his mind, and in ours too, there’s absolutely no way he’s going to be there…

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  • Australia urged to come clean on asylum-seekers' mental health

    Australia's human rights commissioner said Thursday the government must come clean about conditions at offshore asylum-seeker camps after an inquiry heard of an alleged cover-up of mental health problems. The facilities have been under the spotlight in recent weeks following reports that up to a…

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  • Lorde to curate "Mockingjay - Part 1" soundtrack

    New Zealand pop songstress Lorde has announced she'll curate the soundtrack for upcoming "Hunger Games" installment "Mockingjay - Part 1" and will also provide the film's lead single. As soundtrack curator, Lorde will hand-pick the artists to be included on the album. In a statement released by…

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  • Villumsen wins road cycling time trial gold

    GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — Denmark-born New Zealand road cyclist Linda Villumsen finally has a gold medal at the Commonwealth Games.

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  • World Cup drinking in Brazil gives beer company AB InBev big boost

    By Philip Blenkinsop BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The maker of Budweiser, Stella Artois and Corona beers experienced a sharp surge in sales in Brazil during the World Cup with the month-long contest leading to consumption of an extra 140 million liters or 2 million barrels. Anheuser-Busch InBev, the…

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  • Aussie weightlifter arrested for alleged assault

    GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — Australia's Commonwealth Games team was reeling Thursday after an alleged assault by one of its medalists and a rift within the track and field squad — just as the country's 20-year domination of the competition could be coming to an end.

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  • Aussie weightlifter Etoundi thrown out over altercation

    Australian weightlifter Francois Etoundi had his Commonwealth Games accreditation revoked on Thursday after an alleged assault at the athletes' village in Glasgow, organisers announced. Etoundi, who won a bronze medal in the 77kg category, was detained by police after an early-morning disturbance…

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  • Commonwealth Games/Cycling - Villumsen takes gold for New Zealand

    - Linda Villumsen won gold for New Zealand in the women's individual cycling time trial at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow on Thursday.

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  • Australia says MH370 survey ships making progress

    Two ships surveying the sea floor where Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 is thought to have crashed are making steady progress with a deep-water search to get under way in September, Australian authorities said Thursday. Since May experts have been surveying an area of about 60,000 square kilometres…

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  • Playtime over as jet-set Carter gets back to work

    By Nick Mulvenney SYDNEY (Reuters) - Six months travelling the globe on an A-listers sabbatical have come to an end and on Saturday, Dan Carter will be back doing what he loves best, playing rugby for silverware with the Canterbury Crusaders. On Saturday, however, he will be take his place in the…

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  • Doctor says Australia covering up mental illness in asylum-seeker children

    By Matt Siegel SYDNEY (Reuters) - A former healthcare worker at Australia's immigration detention centers said on Thursday the government asked him to cover up evidence that children held in the camps were suffering from widespread mental illness caused by their confinement. Under policies aimed…

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  • Dutch, Australian experts attempt to reach Ukraine crash site

    Experts from the Netherlands and Australia tried on Thursday to reach the crash site in eastern Ukraine of downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 after several failed attempts this week. Members of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) were also part of a team that was…

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  • Australian leaders differ on Russian role in war

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's prime minister and foreign minister on Thursday sent mixed messages on whether Russia was frustrating Dutch and Australian police efforts to retrieve the bodies of victims of the Malaysian airliner disaster in war-torn east Ukraine.

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  • Backlash against Australia gagging order

    An Australian court's gagging order banning the reporting of allegations against several foreign political leaders in a major bribery scandal was Thursday slammed as unacceptable by activists and media groups. Details of the suppression order, imposed by the Victorian Supreme Court in Melbourne on…

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