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

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.

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Cricket Australia in no hurry to appoint coach, team leadership 20 Apr 2018

MELBOURNE Cricket Australia (CA) will not be hurried into making a decision on their new coach and captain and vice-captain for their one-day side until the team for their tour of England is named, board chairman David Peever said on Friday.

Philippine-U.S. war games to include allies Japan, Australia 20 Apr 2018

(This version of the story corrects to state that Australia and Japan attended the exercises for the second time.)

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Exclusive - U.S. EPA chief's aides, security agents made $45,000 trip to Australia 20 Apr 2018

WASHINGTON U.S. Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt, under fire from lawmakers for travel and security expenses, spent about $45,000 in government money to fly five people to Australia to prepare for a planned trip that was later cancelled. | Video

China challenged Australian warships in South China Sea-Australian media 20 Apr 2018

MELBOURNE Australian warships were challenged by the Chinese military in the disputed South China Sea earlier this month, the Australian Broadcasting Corp reported on Friday, citing Australian defence officials.

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Lost home, fees for the dead - Australia banking inquiry hears testimony 19 Apr 2018

SYDNEY An Australian inquiry into the financial services sector heard tearful testimony on Thursday from a nurse who lost her home after taking advice from a major lender, and that the country's biggest bank knowingly charged dead clients for counsel. | Video

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Minor tweaks to team culture needed for Australia - Paine 19 Apr 2018

MELBOURNE The Australian team do not need to make wholesale changes to their cricket culture as a few tweaks should once again endear them to home fans, according to test captain Tim Paine.

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Folau criticism intensifies, Rugby Australia remains under fire 19 Apr 2018

WELLINGTON Anti-gay comments made by Israel Folau continued to engulf Australian rugby on Thursday with players in New Zealand criticising the Wallabies back, while pundits castigated the country's governing body for its handling of the situation.

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Philippines' Duterte says he ordered investigation of Australian nun 19 Apr 2018

MANILA Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said on Wednesday he ordered the investigation into a 71-year-old Australian nun for "disorderly conduct", justifying it as a legal move against "undesirable" foreigners.

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As U.S., North Korea plan to meet, Iran warns against Trump deals

NEW YORK A U.S. push to change the Iran nuclear deal was sending a "very dangerous message" that countries should never negotiate with Washington, Iran's foreign minister warned as U.S. and North Korean leaders prepare to meet for denuclearisation talks.