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2006-08-22 22:40:48

SYDNEY (Reuters) - A Pakistan-born Australian architect was jailed for 20 years on Wednesday for planning bomb attacks in Sydney, a court official said.

2006-08-14 12:48:36

LONDON (Reuters) - A Fox News reporter, responding to accusations he misrepresented himself as a Vatican official to an east London mosque used by suspects in a foiled plot to blow up planes, said on Monday he had identified himself clearly.

2006-06-23 00:17:59

By Michael Perry SYDNEY (Reuters) - Oscar-winning actress Nicole Kidman, who will marry country singer Keith Urban this weekend in Sydney, may have at last found true love, said the Catholic priest who will perform the ceremony.

2006-06-18 22:03:21

By Michael Perry SYDNEY (Reuters) - Oscar-winning actress Nicole Kidman arrived in Sydney on Monday amid speculation she and fiance country music star Keith Urban will marry next weekend in a church near her family home.

2006-04-24 04:46:50

SYDNEY (Reuters) - An Australian architect facing terrorism charges was planning to bomb either the nation's electricity grid or defense installations in Sydney, prosecutors told a court on Monday.

2006-02-14 00:56:37

DENPASAR, Indonesia (Reuters) - An Indonesian court on Tuesday sentenced a second Australian man to die by firing squad for trying to smuggle heroin from the resort island of Bali in a high-profile drugs case.

2006-02-14 00:45:00

DENPASAR, Indonesia (Reuters) - An Indonesian court on Tuesday sentenced an Australian man to die by firing squad for trying to smuggle heroin from the resort island of Bali, the first death penalty handed down in the high-profile trial.

2006-02-06 23:55:43

By Michael Perry SYDNEY (Reuters) - Like a scene from "The Godfather," an Australian underworld figure due to face court on Tuesday on incitement to murder charges, was shot dead in his driveway overnight, bringing the toll in a gangland war to 28.

2006-01-25 03:54:47

DENPASAR, Indonesia (Reuters) - Indonesian prosecutors sought life in jail for four Australians and a 20-year sentence for another instead of the death penalty on Wednesday in a high-profile heroin case on Bali island.

2006-01-03 03:21:21

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Mark Philippoussis advanced to the second round of the Australian hardcourt championships in Adelaide with a 6-4 3-6 6-4 victory over Vince Spadea of the United States on Tuesday.


Word of the Day
swell-mobsman
  • A member of the swell-mob; a genteelly clad pickpocket. Sometimes mobsman.
Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.