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  • Australian charged with trying to join Kurds in Iraq

    A Melbourne man has been charged with attempting to leave for Iraq to fight with Kurdish forces against the Islamic State group, just weeks after another Australian was killed during a similar venture. Jamie Williams, 28, is accused of preparing to enter a foreign country with the intention of…

    AFP
  • Australian charged after police say he planned to fight IS

    SYDNEY (AP) — An Australian man appeared in court Tuesday on terror charges after police say he tried to join Kurdish-aligned forces battling the Islamic State group in Iraq.

    Associated Press
  • 3-year study fails to link rugby to long-term health impact

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Researchers say they have been unable to find any definitive links between rugby and long-term physical and psychological health problems in former players.

    Associated Press
  • Vital Images, Inc. Introduces Image Management and Business

    Vital Images, Inc. Introduces Image Management and Business Intelligence Solutions to Australia and New Zealand Markets at RADaim 2015

    Notimex
  • England v Australia teams

    Birmingham (United Kingdom) (AFP) - Probable teams and officials for the third Ashes Test between England and Australia at Edgbaston on Wednesday (1000 GMT):

    AFP
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  • Aussie Dellavedova to stay with Cleveland Cavaliers

    (Reuters) - Australian guard Matthew Dellavedova has re-signed for the Cleveland Cavaliers, the team announced on Monday. Terms of the deal were not announced but reports say it is a one-year deal worth more than $1 million to Dellavedova, who made just over $800,000 last season. Dellavedova, 24,…

    Reuters
  • NBA-Aussie Dellavedova to stay with Cleveland Cavaliers

    Australian guard Matthew Dellavedova has re-signed for the Cleveland Cavaliers, the team announced on Monday. Terms of the deal were not announced but reports say it is a one-year deal worth more than $1 million to Dellavedova, who made just over $800,000 last season. Dellavedova, 24, made only…

    Reuters
  • Basket - Cavs re-sign Aussie Dellavedova

    - Australian guard Matthew Dellavedova, whose gritty play won fans worldwide during the NBA Finals, has re-signed with the Cleveland Cavaliers, the team said Monday. The Cavaliers, who fell to Golden State in the NBA championship series in June, announced the deal along with the trade of center…

    AFP
  • Cavs re-sign Aussie Dellavedova

    Australian guard Matthew Dellavedova, whose gritty play won fans worldwide during the NBA Finals, has re-signed with the Cleveland Cavaliers, the team said Monday. The Cavaliers, who fell to Golden State in the NBA championship series in June, announced the deal along with the trade of center…

    AFP
  • Australia's women seize Ashes momentum

    Australia seized the initiative in the women's Ashes with an 89-run win over England in a one-day international at Worcester on Monday. Meg Lanning followed a century in Australia's series-levelling win in Bristol on Thursday with another key contribution as she made 85 from 89 balls at New Road. …

    AFP
  • Australian woman who had baby with boy is jailed

    The Melbourne mother-of-three, who cannot be named to protect the boy and the baby's identity, was 36 when she began driving her daughter and her friend to school in 2011. The Victoria County Court heard that she admitted developing feelings for the child and began a relationship with him, with…

    AFP
  • Bodies found in New Zealand search for avalanche Canadians

    New Zealand searchers looking for a pair of missing Canadian students recovered two bodies on Monday from avalanche debris near where they were hiking. While the bodies have not yet been formally identified, police said the families of Canadians Louis-Vincent Lessard and Etienne Lemieux had been…

    AFP
  • Wallaby Hooper cited, in doubt for All Blacks final

    MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Australia flanker Michael Hooper has been cited for alleged foul play in the win against Argentina, putting him in doubt for the Rugby Championship title-decider against New Zealand next month. The former captain, who came off the bench in Mendoza, was booked for striking…

    Reuters
  • Australia exile Tomic goes back-to-back in Bogota

    Australian bad boy Bernard Tomic has shrugged off his Miami arrest and banishment from the Davis Cup team to successfully defend his ATP title in Bogota. Tomic was accused of hitting "rock bottom" by Tennis Australia's high performance chief Pat Rafter after being charged for resisting arrest and…

    Reuters
  • Jehovah's Witnesses hid child sex abuse cases: Australian inquiry told

    By Matt Siegel SYDNEY (Reuters) - The Jehovah's Witnesses Church in Australia failed to report to police more than 1,000 cases of child sexual abuse going back more than 60 years, a government investigation into abuse and its aftermath heard on Monday. Australia's Royal Commission into…

    Reuters
  • Tennis-Australia exile Tomic goes back-to-back in Bogota

    Australian bad boy Bernard Tomic has shrugged off his Miami arrest and banishment from the Davis Cup team to successfully defend his ATP title in Bogota. Tomic was accused of hitting "rock bottom" by Tennis Australia's high performance chief Pat Rafter after being charged for resisting arrest and…

    Reuters
  • Steven Adams unavailable for New Zealand national team

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Oklahoma City Thunder center Steven Adams has made himself unavailable for New Zealand's Oceania Olympic basketball qualifying series against Australia next month.

    Associated Press
  • Rugby-Cooper apologises for expletive-laden Twitter rant

    Australia flyhalf Quade Cooper has apologised for lashing out at media criticism with an expletive-riddled post on his Twitter feed. The polarising playmaker was criticised on social media after being sin-binned during the Wallabies' 34-9 win over Argentina in Mendoza on Saturday and duly rose to…

    Reuters