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South Korea stun China to win first Sudirman Cup since 2003

SYDNEY South Korea stunned China to win the Sudirman Cup on Sunday, coming from 2-1 down to clinch the final 3-2 on Australia's Gold Coast and end their opponents' 12-year stranglehold on the biennial mixed team international tournament.


Australia's McMahon to miss June series with wrist injury 7:10am BST

MELBOURNE Australia forward Sean McMahon's hopes of shining in Wallabies gold next month have been ended after he dislocated his wrist in Super Rugby action for the Melbourne Rebels on Saturday.


Australia's 'Ganja Queen' set to leave Bali 27 May 2017

DENPASAR, Indonesia Australian drug convict Schapelle Corby is set to be deported from the Indonesian island of Bali on Saturday night after completing a twelve-and-a-half-year sentence for smuggling marijuana, a case that strained ties between the neighbouring countries.


Revenue share is 'starving' grassroots - Cricket Australia 27 May 2017

SYDNEY Cricket Australia chief James Sutherland believes the revenue-share model which the body is trying to dump in its ongoing pay negotiations with players is "starving" the grassroots of the game of funding.


Red Bull have a tight hold on their drivers, says Horner 26 May 2017

MONACO Australian Daniel Ricciardo and Dutch teenager Max Verstappen have no escape clauses in their contracts and will remain with Red Bull in 2018, team principal Christian Horner said on Friday.


Australia's Aborigines seek treaties in drive for more than symbolic change 26 May 2017

SYDNEY Australian Aboriginal leaders agreed on Friday to seek treaties with national and state governments as preferable to symbolic acknowledgement of the indigenous minority in Australia's constitution.


Wallabies hooker set for Moore captaincy 26 May 2017

MELBOURNE Australia hooker Stephen Moore will remain captain of the Wallabies even if he might struggle for a spot in the starting side, coach Michael Cheika has said.


Fosun, others eye Australia's Origin Energy gas assets worth $1.5 billion - sources 26 May 2017

MELBOURNE/SINGAPORE Australia's top energy retailer Origin has drawn interest from at least five potential bidders, including China's Fosun International, for A$2 billion ($1.5 billion) worth of oil and gas assets it aims to spin off, sources said.

Thousands of foreign students in limbo as Careers Australia collapses 26 May 2017

SYDNEY Careers Australia Group, a provider of vocational education and training, has gone into voluntary administration after losing government funding, putting 1,100 people out of work and 15,000 students in limbo, its administrators said on Friday.


Asylum seekers at Australian-run detention centre told to leave or miss U.S. resettlement 26 May 2017

SYDNEY Asylum seekers at an Australian-run offshore detention centre in Papua New Guinea must move to a community facility in order to be eligible for a refugee swap deal with the United States, a notice posted at the camp and seen by Reuters shows.


European allies see the two sides of Trump

TAORMINA, Italy In Sicily, Donald Trump listened attentively during complex G7 debates over trade and climate change, smiled for the cameras, and for the most part refrained from provocative tweets.