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Australian man dies in faulty air bag crash

An Australian man who died in a Sydney car crash may be the 18th death linked to faulty Takata air bags, after police said he was killed when hit in the neck by shrapnel from an air bag.


Feud resurfaces as Horton, Sun Yang gird for world championships 21 Jul 2017

BUDAPEST Australia's Mack Horton, the men's 400 metres Olympicfreestyle champion, reignited his feud with Chinese rival Sun Yang on Friday, two days before they face each other at the start of the world championships in Budapest.


Confident India will offer hosts England stern test in final 21 Jul 2017

England start as favourites to lift their fourth Women's World Cup title at Lord's on Sunday, but face an Indian side high on confidence after knocking out defending champions Australia in the semi-finals.

Australian brokerage says staff being held in Shanghai office 21 Jul 2017

SHANGHAI/SYDNEY Up to 50 investors have intruded into the central Shanghai offices of an Australian currency brokerage and are holding some of its staff against their will, in protest against losses made on currency trades, the brokerage said on Friday.


Australian woman 'didn't have to die' - Minneapolis police chief 21 Jul 2017

MINNEAPOLIS The Minneapolis police chief said on Thursday the fatal shooting of an unarmed Australian woman by a junior police officer violated department training and procedures, and that the victim "didn't have to die." | Video


Cricket - India reach World Cup final as Australia fall just short in semi 21 Jul 2017

DERBY, England India are through to take on England in the Women's World Cup final after defending champions Australia fell 36 runs short of their victory target in a dramatic semi-final at Derby on Thursday.


Outback axes suggest humans reached Australia 18,000 years earlier than thought 20 Jul 2017

SYDNEY Axheads and grinding stones from a cave in Australia's far north suggest humans arrived on the continent about 65,000 years ago, or 18,000 years earlier than previously thought, according to research published on Thursday. | Video

Arsenal winning but players ailing in China 20 Jul 2017

SHANGHAI Arsenal's squad for the pre-season tour of the Asia-Pacific has been ravaged by illness after making a rapid transition from the relative chill of the Australian winter to the full heat of the Chinese summer this week.


Australia's Myer cuts profit guidance, writes off Topshop, shares slump 20 Jul 2017

Top Australian department store operator Myer Holdings Ltd gave a profit warning on Thursday after a mid-year sale fizzed and efforts to revive the local arm of British fashion chain Topshop failed, sending its shares to a record low.


All the president's fault! Day blames Trump for late arrival 19 Jul 2017

SOUTHPORT Australian golfer Jason Day on Wednesday offered an unusual excuse for arriving later than planned for practise at the British Open -- it was U.S. President Donald Trump's fault.


White House spokesman Spicer out as Trump seeks to fix image

WASHINGTON White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer resigned on Friday, ending a short and turbulent tenure that made him a household name and the butt of late-night television comedy lampoons, amid further upheaval within President Donald Trump's inner circle. | Video