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Duckett suspended from playing after bar incident

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England Lions cricketer Ben Duckett has been suspended from playing in the remainder of the team's training camp in Australia and warned about his conduct after a bar incident last week, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) said on Sunday.

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China complains to Australia over Turnbull comments on interference 08 Dec 2017

BEIJING China said on Friday it had lodged a complaint with Australia after its prime minister, Malcolm Turnbull, said he took reports very seriously that China's Communist Party had sought to interfere in his country.

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Lyon looks to continue flying start at WACA 08 Dec 2017

MELBOURNE For an Ashes series tipped to be decided by glowering pacemen, the opening tests have instead served to highlight the supremacy of Australia's spin bowling through the once criminally under-rated Nathan Lyon.

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Kuznetsova out of Australian Open with wrist injury 08 Dec 2017

MELBOURNE Russia's world number 12 Svetlana Kuznetsova will miss next month's Australian Open as she recovers from wrist surgery, organisers confirmed on Friday.

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ExxonMobil, Chevron, Shell paid no tax in Australia for 2016 07 Dec 2017

MELBOURNE Exxon Mobil Corp and Chevron Corp paid no tax in Australia in the 2016 financial year, the third year in a row, despite reporting billions of dollars in income from operations in the country, a report from the tax office showed on Thursday.

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Australia celebrates 'day for love' as it allows same-sex marriage 07 Dec 2017

SYDNEY Australia became the 26th nation to legalise same-sex marriage on Thursday, prompting cheers and singing from a packed parliament public gallery in a country where some states ruled homosexual acts to be illegal until just 20 years ago. | Video

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Confident Australia move on to Perth with urn on their minds 07 Dec 2017

SYDNEY Australia captain Steve Smith thinks England will struggle to get back into the Ashes series after losing in Adelaide to trail 2-0 heading into next week's third test in Perth.

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Keep calm and carry on, says England coach Bayliss 07 Dec 2017

ADELAIDE Coach Trevor Bayliss thinks England left some "scars" on the Australia team during the second Ashes test and can still enjoy success Down Under despite being 2-0 down with three matches to play.

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Australia's embattled FA wins FIFA reprieve 07 Dec 2017

MELBOURNE FIFA has declined to take over the governance of Australian football and will instead work with the country's embattled federation to end a long-running power struggle.

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Stokes and Hales in England one-day squad for Australia 07 Dec 2017

LONDON Ben Stokes has been included in England's one-day squad for the five-match series in Australia despite being under suspension.

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Palestinian stabs Israeli in Jerusalem; anti-Trump protest flares in Beirut

JERUSALEM A Palestinian stabbed an Israeli security guard at Jerusalem's main bus station on Sunday, police said, and violence flared near the U.S. Embassy in Beirut over U.S. President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital. | Video