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Underarm incident recalled as Australia-NZ prepare for final
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Relations between New Zealand and Australia at a political level have regained their natural cordiality in the 34 years since cricket's notorious "underarm" incident, but in the sporting context memories of the incident have dimmed very little and the shadow it casts is no less.(3/27/2015 4:22:57 AM)
Cricket-Australia confident Hazlewood will be fit for final
Australia are confident pace bowler Josh Hazlewood will be fit to face New Zealand in Sunday's World Cup final despite being forced to leave the pitch towards the end of the semi-final. The 25-year-old took 4-35 against Pakistan in Australia's quarter-final and backed that up with a strong display in Australia's 95-run victory over India that sent the co-hosts into the title showdown. "Hazlewood ...(3/26/2015 8:41:25 PM)
Australia beat India to reach final
Australia power into the Cricket World Cup final with a 95-run victory over defending champions India in Sydney.(3/26/2015 7:31:26 AM)
Australia bids farewell to former PM Fraser at state funeral
Hundreds of mourners gathered Friday at a state funeral for former conservative prime minister Malcolm Fraser, who came to power in 1975 with Australia's greatest constitutional crisis and died last week aged 84. Prime Minister Tony Abbott attended the ceremony at Melbourne's Scots' Church along with former prime ministers Julia Gillard, John Howard and Paul Keating. Fraser's close friend and a ...(3/26/2015 11:20:45 PM)
Australia, Cambodia sign new asylum-seeker deal
Australia and Cambodia on Thursday sealed a second deal on immigration cooperation, vowing to tackle the "growing security threat" of asylum-seeker smuggling just months after agreeing to transfer refugees to the Southeast Asian nation. The new memorandum of understanding will see the two nations exchange information on people-smuggling activities, building on September's deal to transfer ...(3/25/2015 10:29:33 PM)
What to Watch in the Australia vs India World Cup semifinal
SYDNEY (AP) — Australia and India have won six of the last eight Cricket World Cup titles and have developed a heated rivalry over the last decade. When the teams meet in the World Cup semifinal on Thursday at the Sydney Cricket Ground, there's bound to be some friction. Both captains have attacking mindsets in the 50-over format, and the top order of both batting lineups are stacked with free ...(3/25/2015 3:33:26 AM)
Australia win toss, bat in World Cup semi-final
By Nick Mulvenney SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia captain Michael Clarke won the toss and chose to bat first in their World Cup semi-final against India at Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) on Thursday. Both sides were unchanged for the contest to decide who meets the other co-hosts New Zealand in Sunday's final at Melbourne Cricket Ground. Australia were unchanged for the first time in the tournament ...(3/26/2015 3:28:34 AM)
Australia mandates metadata is stored for at least 2 years
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's parliament has created a new law that will force Australian telecommunications companies and Internet providers to store customers' personal data for the convenience of law enforcement agencies, despite questions over who will pay for it and how it will affect the work of journalists.(3/26/2015 7:23:49 PM)
Australia kicks off $39 billion submarine tender
By Matt Siegel ADELAIDE, Australia (Reuters) - Australia has invited Germany, France and Japan to pitch for a contract to build its new submarine fleet, kicking off a contentious A$50 billion ($38.8 billion) project which has become a political football at home. Signs of progress on the long-delayed project bode ill for Sweden despite a proposal from Australia's opposition party to overturn the ...(3/25/2015 1:59:34 AM)
Australia's renaissance leads to World Cup final
By Ian Ransom MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Australia's trip to a seventh World Cup final on Sunday may seem standard fare for a nation that has already won cricket's ultimate prize four times, but the achievement marks a stunning turnaround from the depths of two years ago. Battling mediocrity in all formats, Michael Clarke's side lurched from crisis to crisis in the annus horribilus of 2013, as ...(3/27/2015 3:12:46 AM)
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