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2006-01-03 01:31:57

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. The 29-year-old Australian wild card, a former U.S.

2005-12-26 22:34:31

By Michael Perry SYDNEY (Reuters) - Kerry Packer, Australia's richest man whose fierce business reputation dominated corporate Australia and whose companies control one of the nation's major media groups, died in his sleep overnight, his family said.

2005-12-23 10:30:00

Australian scientists have proved what is common knowledge to most people -- that teaspoons appear to have minds of their own.

2005-12-22 19:15:00

Australian scientists have proved what is common knowledge to most people -- that teaspoons appear to have minds of their own.

2005-12-10 12:02:49

By Patrick Lannin STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - An Australian who drank a broth of bacteria to prove a theory on stomach ulcers joined nine other scientists to receive their Nobel prizes on Saturday, with the literature winner absent for a second year in a row.

2005-11-24 03:43:46

By Michelle Nichols and Jan Dahinten CANBERRA/SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Australia will not punish Singapore over the planned execution of an Australian drug smuggler, Prime Minister John Howard said on Thursday ahead of protests around the country to oppose the December 2 hanging.

2005-11-20 19:49:21

CANBERRA (Reuters) - Lawyers for an Australian drug smuggler who is to be hanged in Singapore in less than two weeks asked the Australian government on Monday to take the case to an international court in a last-ditch bid to stop the execution.

2005-11-18 00:26:45

DENPASAR, Indonesia (Reuters) - An Indonesian court in Bali on Friday found an Australian model guilty of illegally receiving ecstasy pills and sentenced her to three months in jail, but she will be freed within days because of time spent in custody.

2005-11-18 00:25:00

An Indonesian court in Bali on Friday found an Australian model guilty of illegally receiving ecstasy pills and sentenced her to three months in jail, but she will be freed within days because of time spent in custody.

2005-10-12 02:38:22

DENPASAR, Indonesia (Reuters) - A court on the Indonesian island of Bali has cut five years off a 20-year jail term given to an Australian beauty therapist convicted in a high-profile drug case, one of her lawyers said on Wednesday.


Word of the Day
whirret
  • To give a box on the ear to.
The word 'whirret' may be onomatopoeic.