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Mendis soldiers on as Sri Lanka lead by 30 runs

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Kusal Mendis remained unbeaten on a match-high 86 to help Sri Lanka weather a wobbly morning and reach 116 for four at lunch on the third day of the bowler-dominated first test against Australia on Thursday.

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Australian police investigate Vatican treasurer over abuse allegations 5:14am BST

SYDNEY Cardinal George Pell, the Australian-born Vatican treasurer, is being investigated in relation to multiple allegations of child abuse in his home country, Victoria state police said.

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No thanks for the London memories, says Campbell 3:44am BST

Australian swimming has moved on from the debacle in the London pool four years ago and it's 'disrespectful' to keep reminding the Olympic team about it in the leadup to Rio de Janeiro, 100 metres freestyle world record holder Cate Campbell has said.

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Australia prison abuse could violate torture conventions - U.N. 3:37am BST

SYDNEY The use of hoods, restraints and teargas on Australian aboriginal children in youth detention centres by police, as shown in footage released this week, could violate the U.N. treaty barring torture, a top U.N. official said on Thursday.

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Australia gives Rio mayor 'boxing kangaroo,' ends Village spat 1:22am BST

RIO DE JANEIRO Australia's Olympic delegation presented Rio de Janeiro's mayor, Eduardo Paes, with a toy boxing kangaroo on Wednesday as they laid to rest a spat over conditions in the Olympic Village that has marred the buildup to next month's Games.

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Sri Lanka lose Perera after Australia grab handy lead 27 Jul 2016

Australia grabbed a handy 86-run lead in the first innings over Sri Lanka and dealt an early blow with the new ball before rain washed out the entire final session for the second consecutive day in the first test at Pallekele on Wednesday.

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It's mind over matter in the PGA Championship for Scott 27 Jul 2016

Battling nerves will be the biggest challenge for Adam Scott in this week's PGA Championship, as the Australian golfer looks to add to his sole major victory at the 2013 Masters.

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Australian territory stops use of hoods, restraints on youth detainees 27 Jul 2016

SYDNEY Australia' Northern Territory on Wednesday suspended the use of hoods and restraints on children as Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull resisted pressure to broaden an inquiry into mistreatment in youth detention centres.

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Australia's big banks team up to challenge Apple on mobile payment apps 27 Jul 2016

SYDNEY Australia's three biggest banks, including no. 1 lender National Australia Bank (NAB), on Wednesday said they had lodged a joint application with anti-trust regulators seeking approval to collectively negotiate with Apple Inc to install their own electronic payments applications on iPhones.

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Australia dismiss Sri Lanka for 117 in opener 26 Jul 2016

Australia's bowlers ripped through Sri Lanka's brittle batting order to dismiss the home side for 117 on an eventful first day of the opening test at Pallekele on Tuesday that also saw the visitors lose their openers for just seven runs.

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Obama urges Americans to get behind Clinton, slams Trump

PHILADELPHIA President Barack Obama painted an optimistic picture of America's future and offered full-throated support for Hillary Clinton's bid to defeat Republican Donald Trump in a speech that electrified the Democratic National Convention. | Video