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Oz man scoops $50m jackpot with late mum-in-law's numbers

An Australian man, who is the lone winner of the 50 million-dollar Powerball jackpot, revealed that ticket had belonged to his late mother-in-law "and we always knew she would look after us".

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Man jailed for mailing bullets to Australia PM

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Angry over government policies on immigration and education, an 81-year-old Australian man mailed bullets and detonators to Prime Minister Julia Gillard, other political leaders and leading bankers.

Oz couple run off after marathon wedding

Australian childhood sweethearts tied the knot halfway through a 42km marathon at the Hunter Valley on Sunday.

After jogging 21km side by side during this year's Coal and Allied Winery Running Festiv

Lap dancer who lured millionaire hubby wins $3.25m alimony

A millionaire businessman from Sydney has been ordered by court to pay his estranged wife – who was formerly a lap dancer - 3.25 million dollars in accordance with their pre-nupital agreement.

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Brett Lee retires from international cricket


One of the world's fastest bowlers who made India his second home, Australia's Brett Lee on Friday announced his retirement from international cricket ending an injury-ravaged career that spanned 13 years.

Australian sentenced to life for killing three Indians

A 42-year-old Australian was on Thursday sentenced to at least 35 years in jail without parole for brutally killing his Indian girlfriend and her two siblings, in the longest sentence handed down in Q

Adani aims to start digging Australia mine in 2013


Adani Enterprises aims to start building its first Australian coal mine in July 2013 at an expected cost of around $4 billion, so it can produce 23 million tonnes a year in its first year, its Austral

Swedish professor charged for eating wife’s lip

A university professor in Stockholm, who allegedly sliced off his wife's lower lip and ate it, has been charged with aggravated assault.

News Corp in $2 billion Australia pay-TV bid; Packer cashes up


Rupert Murdoch's News Corp made a $2 billion takeover offer for Australia's Consolidated Media Holdings on Wednesday, boosting top shareholder and billionaire James Packer's warchest as he abandons me

Melbourne rattled by rare quake

The Australian city of Melbourne was hit by a rare earthquake on Tuesday with residents reporting their houses shook and windows rattled, but there were no immediate reports of damage.

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I want to begin with a little story that was told to me by a leading executive at Aptech. He was exercising in a gym with a lot of younger people.

Shekhar Kapur’s Bandit Queen didn’t make the cut. Neither did Shaji Karun’s Piravi, which bagged 31 international awards.