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Australia may join New Zealand's Iraq training mission
Australia is considering joining New Zealand in a training mission in Iraq to help counter the Islamic State (IS) militant group, Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Saturday. New Zealand announced Tuesday it will send troops to Iraq on a "behind-the-wire" non-combat mission to boost the local military's ability to fight the jihadists. Abbott said while Australia had been heavily involved in the ...(2/28/2015 1:17:41 AM)
Cricket-New Zealand v Australia highlights
(Updates with Australia all out for 151) AUCKLAND, Feb 27 (Reuters) - Latest from Saturday's cricket World Cup Pool A match between New Zealand and Australia at Eden Park. Australia innings: 1st over - Tim Southee conceded 15 runs off his opening over, including two wides. AUS: 15-0 3rd over - Aaron Finch drove Southee over mid-on for six but was then clean bowled for 14 by the following ...(2/27/2015 10:38:10 PM)
Australia, Thales deal on 'world first' air traffic control
Australia Friday said it will partner with French industrial giant Thales to develop a "world first" joint civilian-military air traffic control system that could help track MH370-type incidents. The "OneSky" system will replace Australia's current civilian system which dates from the late 1990s and was also developed by Thales, the government said. "This programme will make Australia the first ...(2/26/2015 11:33:57 PM)
Cricket-Australia skipper Clarke fit and raring to go against NZ
Eager Australia captain Michael Clarke feels his fittest in five years and is praying for clear skies over Auckland for the World Cup clash against fellow co-hosts New Zealand on Saturday. On the comeback from hamstring surgery, Clarke was denied his scheduled return against Bangladesh in Brisbane last week when the match was washed out. The rain was also lashing down at Eden Park when Clarke ...(2/27/2015 12:12:06 AM)
Australia, New Zealand tone down hype around WCup clash
AUCKLAND, New Zealand (AP) — Australia and New Zealand players are trying to tone down the rhetoric around their impending clash at the Cricket World Cup, stressing that the hype around Saturday's game is attaching too much importance to a pool match.(2/25/2015 11:30:20 PM)
Australia stocks fall amid weak banks, poor earnings
LOS ANGELES (MarketWatch) -- Australia's stocks slid lower in early Friday trading, with financials and energy names weighing on the market, along with a couple of weak earnings reports. The S&P/ASX 200 was down 0.4% about 45 minutes into the session, extending a 0.6% loss in the previous session, as Australian banks tracked their U.S. peers lower (National Australia Bank Ltd. down 0.6%, Westpac ...(2/26/2015 7:08:54 PM)
Australia's Michael Clarke ready to return for World Cup
AUCKLAND, New Zealand (AP) — Captain Michael Clarke is ready to make his return to the Australia team for Saturday's Cricket World Cup match against New Zealand, saying he's as fit and healthy as he's been in years.(2/26/2015 10:29:59 PM)
Australia to tighten food labelling laws after China scare
Australia is set to strengthen food labelling laws after a series of hepatitis A infections were linked to frozen berries from China, Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Thursday. Nanna's and Creative Gourmet brand raspberries and mixed berries were recalled after being linked to some 19 hepatitis A cases across the country this month, with poor hygiene or contaminated water at their packing factory ...(2/26/2015 1:53:48 AM)
Australia, US race to satisfy insatiable, and lucrative, quinoa appetite
Australia and the United States, two of the world's biggest wheat exporters, are racing to become mass producers of the South American "super food" quinoa and tap a gluten-free market expected to be worth more than $6 billion by 2018. "We have been growing quinoa for about five years now, and as the market has grown, there is little shortage of other farmers willing to turn to quinoa," said ...(2/25/2015 8:00:00 AM)
World Cup 2015: Australia capitulate for just 151 against New Zealand
Australia have capitulated for 151 after an extraordinary collapse in their World Cup showdown against New Zealand at Eden Park.(2/28/2015 1:26:24 AM)
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