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Rio picks China-backed Yancoal over Glencore for coal sale

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SYDNEY/LONDON Rio Tinto on Monday confirmed Yancoal Australia as the preferred buyer for its Australian Coal & Allied unit after the China-backed company added an eleventh-hour sweetener to top a rival bid from Glencore .

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China jails Crown Resorts staff over gambling crimes 11:27am BST

SHANGHAI A Chinese court jailed 16 employees of Crown Resorts Ltd , including three Australians, in a quick-fire trial on Monday that caps a lengthy probe into how the firm lured Chinese high-rollers to its casinos. | Video

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Soccer - Australia see positives despite early exit in Russia 9:50am BST

MELBOURNE The Confederations Cup was a missed opportunity for Australia but the Socceroos should gain confidence from their improvement during the tournament in Russia, coach Ange Postecoglou has said.

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Chile into semis after draw with profligate Australia 25 Jun 2017

MOSCOW Chile reached the Confederations Cup semi-finals on Sunday with a 1-1 draw against Australia, who muscled the South Americans out of their stride but exited the tournament after wasting their chances.

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Kvitova sends Wimbledon warning with Birmingham title 25 Jun 2017

Petra Kvitova showed she will be a serious contender for a third Wimbledon title after beating Australian Ashleigh Barty 4-6 6-3 6-2 to win the Aegon Classic in Birmingham on Sunday in just her second tournament since returning from a knife attack injury.

Australian police use pepper spray to stop clashes at anti-immigration rally 25 Jun 2017

SYDNEY Australian police fired pepper spray to break up clashes between right-wing nationalists and anti-racism protesters on the streets of Melbourne on Sunday, the latest protest held by anti-immigration groups in the country.

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Wallabies players not fit for test rugby - Moore 25 Jun 2017

MELBOURNE Australia's Super Rugby teams have failed to produce players fit enough for test rugby, leaving the Wallabies scrambling to prepare for bigger tests to come against the All Blacks in the Rugby Championship, according to captain Stephen Moore.

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Australia stagger to shaky 40-27 win over Italy 24 Jun 2017

MELBOURNE An unconvincing Australia suffered a huge scare against Italy before scoring two late tries to secure a shaky 40-27 win in Brisbane on Saturday.

Australia welcomes charges against alleged Bali bombing mastermind 24 Jun 2017

SYDNEY Australia on Saturday welcomed charges against a Guantanamo Bay prisoner accused of masterminding the 2002 Bali bombings in which 202 people were killed, including 88 Australians.

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Glencore in bidding war with China to buy Rio coal assets 23 Jun 2017

Miner and trader Glencore on Friday hit back with an increased offer of $2.675 billion (2.10 billion pounds) in cash to buy Australian coal assets from Rio Tinto that earlier this week said it was favouring a Chinese bid.

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In victory for Trump, U.S. Supreme Court revives Trump travel ban

WASHINGTON The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday handed a victory to President Donald Trump by allowing his temporary ban on travellers from six Muslim-majority countries and all refugees to go into effect for people with no strong ties to the United States while agreeing to decide this fall the legality of the order. | Video