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Tomic hits back at Australian coach Rasheed

PARIS Bernard Tomic lived up to his reputation as an outspoken player when he hit back at tennis coach Roger Rasheed who criticised his fellow Australian's behaviour.

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Ricciardo fastest in Monaco on day of crashes 3:27pm BST

MONACO Australian Daniel Ricciardo set the pace for Red Bull in Monaco Grand Prix practice on Thursday, with crashes and a loose drain cover putting safety back in the spotlight at Formula One's showcase race.

Vietnam jails four asylum seekers returned by Australia 1:48pm BST

HANOI A court in Vietnam on Thursday jailed four Vietnamese for terms ranging from two to 2-1/2 years each for "organising others to flee abroad illegally" after Australia sent back their group of asylum seekers, their lawyer said.

Australian family facing deportation underlines UK immigration headache 11:54am BST

EDINBURGH An Australian family living in Scotland, who came to the country four years ago during a drive to attract people to live in rural areas, is now battling deportation under new British rules designed to control immigration.

World Cup defeat will spur England in Australia - Clifford 11:14am BST

The defeat by Australia at last year's Rugby World Cup will spur England in next month's three-test series Down Under, flanker Jack Clifford has said.

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Australia to study three new pieces of debris for link to missing MH370 9:48am BST

SYDNEY Three new pieces of debris thought to be from missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 have been found washed up on Indian Ocean beaches and will be examined in Australia, the transport minister said on Thursday.

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Australia embrace guided missile technology in Ashes quest 9:20am BST

SYDNEY Australia are resorting to guided missile technology to help their fast bowlers reclaim the Ashes from England next year.

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Horwill back as Cheika springs surprises for England series 8:49am BST

SYDNEY Australia coach Michael Cheika sprung a number of surprises in his 39-man training squad for the next month's three-test series against England on Thursday, recalling former captain James Horwill and including 10 uncapped players.

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Fit-again Starc gunning for West Indies, South Africa 7:40am BST

MELBOURNE Fast bowler Mitchell Starc expects to need a couple of games to get up to express pace but is looking forward to coming back from injury on Australia's Caribbean tour next month.

Australian police arrest man over alleged terror plot 6:38am BST

SYDNEY Australian counter-terrorism police said they arrested a 24-year-old man in Sydney on Thursday on suspicion of planning a terrorist attack, the latest in a string of arrests connected with radical Islamist-inspired violence.

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Clashes at French protests, union warns of Euro football disruption

PARIS Protesters attacked a police station and smashed bank windows during anti-labour reform rallies in France on Thursday while the hardline CGT union sought to choke off fuel supplies in a showdown with a government that said it would not back down. | Video