Australia

Dengue outbreak at Australian detention centre sparks fresh concerns

SYDNEY - An outbreak of dengue fever at an Australian refugee detention centre in the tiny Pacific island nation of Nauru sparked calls on Thursday for greater oversight at the facility, which has been criticised by rights groups and the United Nations.

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Waratahs make second attempt at Folau injury recall 16 Apr 2014

- The New South Wales Waratahs once again attempted to recall Israel Folau for Super Rugby duty, a week after the fullback was controversially pulled from the team at the 11th hour by the Australian Rugby Union.

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Wallabies to test World Cup campaign on end-of-year tour 16 Apr 2014

SYDNEY - Australia's 2015 World Cup preparations will be well tested on their end-of-season European tour in November with coach Ewen McKenzie trying to replicate their potential campaign for the Webb Ellis trophy as much as possible.

Australian state premier resigns over A$3,000 bottle of wine gift 16 Apr 2014

SYDNEY - The premier of Australia's New South Wales state, Barry O'Farrell, resigned from his position on Wednesday after it was revealed that he had lied about accepting a A$3,000 (1,674 pounds) bottle of wine as a gift.

Recovery effort underway after two die in Australia coal mine 16 Apr 2014

SYDNEY - Australia-listed Yancoal Ltd said it was working with authorities to recover the bodies of two workers killed at its Austar coal mine in eastern Australia, which has ceased operations.

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Australian Johnson keen to prolong test career 15 Apr 2014

- Australia Mitchell Johnson may quit limited-overs cricket to prolong his test career with an eye on the 2015 Ashes series in England, the fast bowler said on Tuesday.

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Red Bull lose Ricciardo appeal 15 Apr 2014

PARIS - Formula One team Red Bull's appeal against Daniel Ricciardo's disqualification from the Australian Grand Prix has been rejected by the International Court of Appeal, the International Automobile Federation (FIA) said on Tuesday.

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Australia's GE Money warns customers of 'Heartbleed' bug 15 Apr 2014

SYDNEY - Financial services firm GE Money has warned Australian customers against "worldwide internet vulnerabilities", urging them to change online passwords after a bug surfaced this month hitting email systems, security firewalls and possibly, mobile phones.

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After 50-year wait, Sydney to get second airport in Australia infrastructure drive 15 Apr 2014

SYDNEY - Australia has approved a $2.4 billion (1.4 billion pounds) project to build a long-awaited second airport for Sydney, likely boosting near-term investment and jobs in a bet that the city's air travel demand will grow enough to justify a surge in terminal capacity.

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Decision on Ricciardo's DQ appeal on Tuesday 14 Apr 2014

PARIS - The FIA will rule by Tuesday on Red Bull's appeal against Daniel Ricciardo's exclusion from the Australian Grand Prix, the Formula One governing body's International Court of Appeal (CAI) said on Monday.

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Putin risks upstaging talks on defusing Ukraine crisis

GENEVA/MOSCOW - Foreign ministers from East and West will try to defuse the Ukraine crisis on Thursday in Geneva, once frequently the scene of Cold War negotiations, but will risk being upstaged by Russian President Vladimir Putin. | Video