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Australia edge out Sri Lanka in Dilshan ODI farewell

Australia edged out Sri Lanka by two wickets to spoil Tillakaratne Dilshan's one-day farewell and go 2-1 up in the five-match series on Sunday.

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Eye-gouging accusations sour All Blacks win over Australia 27 Aug 2016

WELLINGTON Accusations of eye gouging by All Blacks prop Owen Franks soured their 29-9 victory over Australia in the Rugby Championship on Saturday, which also ensured the world champions retained the Bledisloe Cup.

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Iranian refugee detained in Papua New Guinea wins cartooning award 27 Aug 2016

SYDNEY An Iranian refugee held at an Australian-funded detention centre in Papua New Guinea has won a political cartooning award for his work depicting life inside the camp.

Once a jolly SwagBot - Ageing Aussie drovers go high-tech 27 Aug 2016

SYDNEY Mustering cattle across rugged terrain and wide open spaces, Australia's newest drover is a far cry from a man with a big hat, a horse and fancy boots. | Video

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Australia warns shipbuilder DCNS after massive security leak 26 Aug 2016

SYDNEY Australian defence officials warned French naval contractor DCNS to beef up security in Australia, where it is preparing to build a A$50 billion (£28.92 billion) fleet of submarines, in the wake of a massive data leak, a government spokesman said on Friday.

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All Blacks planning, desire to improve, in focus against Wallabies 26 Aug 2016

WELLINGTON All Blacks coach Steve Hansen's long-term planning will again come into focus on Saturday when they face Australia in the Rugby Championship, with his mantra of 'raising the bar' also likely to be tested.

Australia, New Zealand announce joint funding for Pacific 26 Aug 2016

SYDNEY Australia and New Zealand on Friday announced a joint funding package of A$7.7 million (£4.45 million) to help Pacific Island countries benefit economically from a soon-to-be completed landmark trade and development deal.

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Bledisloe, improving on perfection are motivators - Read 26 Aug 2016

WELLINGTON The All Blacks won plaudits for the near perfect first half they played to rout Australia in their Rugby Championship opener last week, though captain Kieran Read has hammered into his team the need to improve even further.

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France, India play down security risk of leaked submarine data 25 Aug 2016

PARIS/FRANCE France and India on Thursday played down the security risk posed by leaked data on French-designed submarines that a source told Reuters was probably stolen by a French former employee and that has raised concerns over a $38 billion contract with Australia.

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Goodbye 'Dilscoop', Dilshan to retire after Australia series 25 Aug 2016

COLOMBO Sri Lanka's Tillakaratne Dilshan will quit international cricket after the ongoing limited overs series against Australia, the swashbuckling opener announced on Thursday.

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Turkish army thrusts deeper into Syria, monitor says 35 villagers killed

KARKAMIS, Turkey Turkey's army and its allies thrust deeper into Syria on Sunday, seizing territory controlled by Kurdish-aligned forces on the fifth day of a cross-border campaign that a monitoring group said had killed at least 35 villagers. | Video