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Thousands gather for ANZAC Day memorials around world

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SYDNEY Thousands of people attended dawn war memorial services on Wednesday across Australia, New Zealand, Turkey, Britain, France and in Thailand to commemorate ANZAC Day, the Gallipoli landings and the centenary of the final year of World War One. | Video

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Trump administration plans to nominate Harry Harris as South Korea envoy 8:24am BST

WASHINGTON The Trump administration plans to nominate Admiral Harry Harris, the head of the U.S. Pacific Command already nominated to be the next U.S. ambassador to Australia, to fill the long-vacant post of ambassador to South Korea instead, U.S. officials said on Tuesday.

Philippines expels Australian nun who joined protest rally 6:57am BST

MANILA The Philippines has revoked the visa of an Australian Catholic nun and ordered her out of the country in 30 days, an immigration official said on Wednesday, after President Rodrigo Duterte complained about her participation in protest rallies.

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Shell, Inpex near finish line in race to export north Australian LNG 24 Apr 2018

SINGAPORE Shell and Inpex are on the final stretch of a years-long race to export gas from offshore northern Australia, where both have spent billions of dollars building the world's biggest maritime vessels to grab a slice of Asia's booming LNG market.

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Australia's Myer names ex-House of Fraser head as new CEO; shares jump 23 Apr 2018

Australia's Myer Holdings has hired John King, a former head of British retailer House of Fraser, as its new chief executive as the nation's biggest department store struggles against Amazon.com Inc and other online competitors.

Bulls prop Schoeman bit Hardwick's stomach - Rebels 23 Apr 2018

MELBOURNE Bulls prop Pierre Schoeman bit Melbourne Rebels back-rower Richard Hardwick on the stomach during their Super Rugby match on Saturday but the referee ignored the "evidence", the Australian team said.

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Australian regulator flags scrutiny of Uber Eats 23 Apr 2018

SYDNEY The head of Australia's competition regulator said on Monday it will scrutinise contracts between Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] and restaurants that use its food delivery app Uber Eats.

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Australian government under pressure over bank revelations 22 Apr 2018

MELBOURNE The Australian government came under fresh pressure on Sunday over its reluctance to hold a judicial inquiry into the banking sector which has exposed widespread misconduct and regulatory shortcomings.

Soccer - Takakura aims to push boundaries after Women's Asian Cup win 21 Apr 2018

HONG KONG Asako Takakura, the Japanese national women's team manager, has no intention of resting on her laurels after the side beat Australia to win their second successive Asian Cup crown on Friday and is already looking ahead to next year's World Cup.

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Australia vows crackdown on corporate misconduct as bank inquiry claims AMP scalp 20 Apr 2018

SYDNEY An Australian inquiry into financial sector misconduct claimed its first scalp on Friday as the CEO of the country's largest wealth manager stepped down over revelations of board-level deception and misappropriation of funds.