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WADA chief says 'everybody doped' in Armstrong era


World Anti-Doping Agency chief John Fahey said today that "everybody doped" in cycling during the Lance Armstrong era and the sport's administrators at the time should take some


Strong 6.2-magnitude earthquake rattles Vanuatu

A strong 6.2-magnitude earthquake rattled the South Pacific island of Vanuatu Sunday, seismologists said, but there were no immediate reports of damage and no tsunami warning was issued.

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Australian MP questions award to Sachin Tendulkar

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A parliamentarian has questioned the decision to confer a top Australian award on Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar, saying "it's about the integrity of the honours list, which should be for Australia

Aussies can reclaim No. 1 rankings: Clarke


Captain Michael Clarke expressed his confidence Monday that Australia can reclaim cricket's world number one ranking in a gruelling schedule of 20 Tests in the year ahead.

Australia, currently ranked

Watson set to return home from Champions League amid fears of burnout


All-rounder Shane Watson is set to return home from the Champions League Twenty20 in South Africa amid fears of burnout and a lack of activity in the longer form of the game, Cricket Australia said Mo

Mike Tyson backs Australian PM on sexism


Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard's scathing speech against sexism won unlikely backing
from controversial former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson today, who said history was on her side.

Australia's White named in Armstrong probe


Australian former Olympian Matt White has been named in the widening US Anti-Doping Agency investigation into Lance Armstrong as a drug user, a report said on Saturday.

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India's rich grab Australian assets, new visas may help

India's wealthy, from old money to nouveaux riches IT entrepreneurs, are quietly snapping up hotels and mines Down Under just as Australia embarks on an immigration campaign to attract long-term inves

Design for Titanic II to be unveiled in New York


Australian billionaire Clive Palmer on Wednesday said he will unveil the design and plans for his ambitious Titanic II project in New York with the help of John F Kennedy's daughter Caroline.

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Catholic Church in Australia reveals 620 abuse cases

The Catholic Church in one Australian state has revealed that at least 620 children have been abused by its clergy since the 1930s, sparking a fresh call on Saturday for an independent inquiry.

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