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Indonesia arrests alleged major people smuggler

JAKARTA/SYDNEY Indonesian police have arrested an alleged people smuggler who has targeted Australia since 1999, Indonesian and Australian authorities said on Saturday.

Anglo American names new finance director 23 Sep 2016

LONDON/BENGALURU Global mining company Anglo American Plc on Friday named a new finance director with a track record in cost-cutting and debt reduction at Australian iron ore giant Fortescue .

Brisbane gets backing to continue 2028 bid 23 Sep 2016

SYDNEY A potential bid to host the 2028 Olympics from Brisbane gained further traction on Friday with the Australian Olympic Committee backing the decision to fund a further feasibility study.

New Zealand outvoted in bid to change Super Rugby format - Tew 23 Sep 2016

WELLINGTON New Zealand Rugby (NZR) lobbied furiously to change the Super Rugby playoffs format but were knocked back by South Africa and Australia, the organisation's chief executive Steve Tew has said.


Ricciardo tips Rosberg for F1 title 22 Sep 2016

LONDON Australian Daniel Ricciardo has spoken of the awkward pre-podium silences between Mercedes team mates Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg, while tipping the latter for the season's Formula One title.


Asia central bank doves flutter wings as Fed takes its time 22 Sep 2016

SINGAPORE By dallying over raising interest rates the U.S. Federal Reserve made it easier this week for central banks in the Asia Pacific to stay dovish, with Indonesia lowering rates on Thursday and Australia and New Zealand saying they could cut later.


World Cup winner Thorn to return to rugby at 41 22 Sep 2016

SYDNEY Rugby World Cup winner Brad Thorn is expected to make his return to top-class rugby at the age of 41 on Saturday after he was named in the Queensland Country squad to play in Australia's National Rugby Championship.

In-form Latu replaces Polota-Nau in Wallabies squad 22 Sep 2016

SYDNEY Uncapped hooker Tolu Latu and winger Sefa Naivalu have been called up to the Australia squad for their final two Rugby Championship matches against South Africa and Argentina.


Reasons for Johnson's improvement clear as day, says Jason 21 Sep 2016

As world number two Dustin Johnson snaps at the metaphorical heels of top dog Jason Day of Australia, the game's leading player has identified the reasons for the American's elevation to the cusp of the global pecking order.

India's Suzlon wants to raise $3 billion for Australian wind farms by 2020 21 Sep 2016

MELBOURNE India's Suzlon Energy Ltd is seeking Australian partners to develop local wind farms as it taps a surge in global investor appetite for green energy assets after the Paris climate agreement, its managing director said on Wednesday.


Colombia, Marxist rebels sign accord ending 52-year war

CARTAGENA, Colombia Colombia's centre-right government and the Marxist FARC rebel group signed a peace deal on Monday to end a half-century war that killed a quarter of a million people and once took the Andean country to the brink of collapse. | Video