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Oscar Ayodi, Frank Wanyama make Kenya 7s squad for Las Vegas and Sydney.

The team leaves for Las Vegas on Saturday.

- Daily Nation - KE

Live Blog: India vs Australia, 1st Test, Pune.

Catch all the action from the first India vs Australia Test in Pune.

- Times Of India - IN

Australia leads the world when it comes to millionaire immigrants.

By Colin Kruger Backpackers are not the only ones flocking to our shores in world-beating numbers. Australia attracted more millionaires last year than much larger, and wealthier immigration destinations such as the US, according to a report by South African market research group, New World Wealth. The researcher said the ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Gentle koala investigating his carer's arm is what dreams are made of.

You have to love the story of an orphan made good, right? Dust the koala, who is under the care of a koala rescue service on Australia's east coast, was found injured and taken in by Port Stephens Koalas in January. Dust was roaming the streets without his mother, according to the shelter's Facebook post, weighing a measly ...

- Mashable! - US

Australian ex-PM Kevin Rudd berates Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu.

Kevin Rudd accused the Israeli leader of "torpedoing" peace negotiations in the Middle East.

- BBC - UK

Sporting briefs.

FA Cup: Chelsea will tackle Manchester United in the quarter-finals of the FA Cup on Monday, March 13 at 8:45pm. All four ties are set to be televised, with non-league Lincoln's trip to Arsenal scheduled for Saturday, March 11, kicking off at the Emirates Stadium from 5:30pm. On Sunday, March 12, Tottenham meet Millwall at ...

- timesofmalta.com - MT

Israeli prime minister hopes to triple trade with Australia.

SYDNEY " Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Thursday that he hoped to triple bilateral trade with Australia as the countries forge closer technology and aviation ties.Bilateral trade is currently worth about $1...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Australia's highest-paid public servant quits $4.3M job.

CANBERRA, Australia " Australia's highest-paid public servant announced his resignation on Thursday, two weeks after a revelation that he made 5.6 million Australian last year sparked a public furor and created...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Fahour calls time on Aust Post career.

Australia Post CEO Ahmed Fahour has resigned after seven years in the role, presiding over a transformation of the postal service.

- The Sydney Morning Herald - AU

Victoria demands answers from AEMO for blackout risks during NSW heatwave.

The Victorian government is demanding the operator of Australia's main electricity grid explain how the state came close to losing electricity during the recent extreme heatwave to ensure NSW avoided power outages, adding to calls for a wider inquiry.

- The Sydney Morning Herald - AU

Vodafone Aust set to enter broadband fray.

Vodafone Australia says it is "geting closer" to entering the broadband market, as it achieved a 12 per cent rise in earnings.

- The Sydney Morning Herald - AU

Ahmed Fahour leaves his stamp on Aust Post

Australia Post CEO Ahmed Fahour has resigned after seven years in the role but has left behind his stamp on a transformed postal service.

- The Sydney Morning Herald - AU

Nicholas Marchesi and Lucas Patchett launch Orange Sky Digital

Nicholas Marchesi and Lucas Patchett were crowned Young Australians of the Year in 2016 after creating a mobile laundry for the homeless. But experts argue their good intentions are harming, not helping people who are homeless.

- The Sydney Morning Herald - AU

Australia's highest-paid public servant quits $4.3M job

CANBERRA, Australia — Australia's highest-paid public servant announced his resignation on Thursday, two weeks after a revelation that he...

- Townhall.com - US

Australia 84/1 at lunch on Day 1

Opting to bat, Australia were 84 for the loss of one wicket at lunch on the opening day of the first cricket test against India, here today.Brief Scores:Australia 1st innings: 84 for one in 33 overs .

- Deccan Herald - IN

Qantas' Profit Dips Amid Overseas Competition

It may not have been a record second half of 2016 for Qantas, but the carrier is in far better financial condition than its main domestic rival, Virgin Australia. Qantas CEO Alan Joyce has done a fine job turning around the airline in less than three years. -Brian Sumers

- Skift - US

Crown loses chief as China fallout hits revenue

Australian casino operator shelves hotels spin-off and unveils A$500m share buyback

- Financial Times - US

Australia's 2016 environment scorecard: rains return but in some cases too late

Green shoots: a mangrove in Cairns enjoys the wet. Not all of Australia was so lucky. Guillaume Blanchard/Wikimedia Commons, CC BYAfter several dry years, vegetation across much of Australia received much-needed rains in 2016. But this broad pattern of improvement belies some major environmental damage in parts of the ...

- The Conversation - UK

Push for longer hours makes headlines, but more Australians want to work less

Despite the prominence given to underemployment, 'overemployment' is more pervasive in Australia. AAP/Julian SmithThe Australian Tax Office abandoned plans requiring its staff to work 37.5 hours per week following an employee backlash. This would have been an increase of 45 minutes per week, or nine minutes per day, over ...

- The Conversation - UK

Too hot to learn – why Australian schools need a national policy on coping with heatwaves

Sometimes only a water fountain will do. Dan Peled/AAPMany parts of Australia have been experiencing a long-running heatwave, with temperatures soaring above 40 degrees in some areas. So what impact is this having on schools? And is it time for the government to roll out a national policy on heat protection? Research shows ...

- The Conversation - UK

Why there's no legal barrier to a Melbourne drug injecting room, despite political setbacks

Medically supervised injecting facilities can prevent overdoses turning into a medical emergency. So why has progress in Victoria stalled? from www.shutterstock.comDrug injecting rooms have made news this week following a coroner's recommendation to set up a trial of a supervised injecting facility in the Melbourne suburb ...

- The Conversation - UK

Gambling lobby gives big to political parties, and names names

The gambling lobby continues to provide substantial support to political parties. from shutterstock.comThe gambling industry declared A$1,294,501 in donations to Australian political parties in 2015-16. Our analysis of the latest Australian Electoral Commission donation disclosures shows various branches of the ...

- The Conversation - UK

In the rooms of power and ordinary people, Bligh's banking appointment is a masterstroke

Anna Bligh is now the chief spokesperson for an industry that fares poorly in the public eye. AAP/Dan PeledThe Australian Banking Association , backed by the banks' financial and political clout, has not yet made its mark in the way the mining or gaming industries have. But this is threatening to change. The appointment of ...

- The Conversation - UK

Explainer: how Australia decides who is a genuine refugee

Every year, Australia provides protection to thousands of refugees under its humanitarian program. In 2015-16, the government issued 15,552 visas to people in need of humanitarian assistance overseas. These included people determined to be refugees by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in camps outside ...

- The Conversation - UK

Sunday penalty rates cut opens new fight between government and opposition

Hospitality, fast-food, retail and pharmacy workers stand to lose thousands of dollars per year after the Fair Work Commission's landmark decision to cut penalty rates on Sundays and public holidays. The Australian Council of Trade Unions said the decision to reduce the Sunday rates would affect nearly 1 million workers, ...

- The Conversation - UK

Netanyahu, Turnbull discuss increase of joint intel efforts by Israel, Australia

February 22, 2017, 6:33 PM Following talks with his Australian counterpart Malcolm Turnbull in Sydney, Israeli Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu said Wednesday that he had thanked Turnbull for Australia's support of Israel at the UN and that the two leaders had discussed the tightening of bilateral cooperation in the ...

- DEBKAFile - IL

Tragic end to mystery disappearance of Egg, the pet pug from Sydney

A pet pug dog whose mysterious disappearance sparked a search across Sydney, Australia, has died, detectives say.

- Stuff - NZ

Conwoman Sanaa Derbas jailed for dating scam targeting lonely men

A Sydney conwoman who swindled more than $2 million from lonely men she met through online dating services has been jailed for at least 18 months.

- Stuff - NZ

India vs Australia: Mitchell Marsh needs to step up to thrive in demanding environment of Test cricket

It would seem that Mitchell Marsh is back in the side because the few options Australia tried, did not pan out. The post India vs Australia: Mitchell Marsh needs to step up to thrive in demanding environment of Test cricket appeared first on Firstpost.

- Firstpost - IN

LIVE India vs Australia 2017, 1st Test Day 1, cricket scores and updates: Warner, Renshaw put visitors in control

Catch the live scores of day one of the 1st Test between India and Australia at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune on Thursday. The post LIVE India vs Australia 2017, 1st Test Day 1, cricket scores and updates: Warner, Renshaw put visitors in control appeared first on Firstpost.

- Firstpost - IN

India vs Australia: Peter Handscomb awaits stern test of playing spin against Ashwin, Jadeja

As much as experts have said, Handscomb is good against spin, he still has ways to go. So this series will be a serious education in handling spin for him. The post India vs Australia: Peter Handscomb awaits stern test of playing spin against Ashwin, Jadeja appeared first on Firstpost.

- Firstpost - IN

Australia wins toss, opts to bat vs India in 1st Test

Pune, Feb 23 Australian skipper Steven Smith won the toss and elected to bat against India in the opening match of their four-match Test cricket series here on Friday.

- Yahoo! News - US

Can everyone quit hanging out with dolphins while we're stuck in the office?

Here's a request: Please stop posting videos of incredible encounters with wildlife in stunning locations while we're working 9 to 5. It's just cruel. Take Luke Taylor, who caught vision of these dolphins hanging out at Tallow Beach, near Byron Bay, Australia on Feb. 17. The creatures can be seen swimming and jumping ...

- Mashable! - US

Smith wins toss, opts to bat against India

Australia skipper Steven Smith won the toss and elected to bat against India in the first cricket Test at MCA stadium, here today.India have preferred spinner Jayant Yadav over paceman Bhuvneshwar Kumar along with main spinners R Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja. Australia have fielded two specialist spinners in Nathon Lyon and ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

Australia's highest-paid public servant quits $4.3M job

CANBERRA, Australia — Australia's highest-paid public servant has announced his resignation two weeks after a revelation that he made 5.6...

- Townhall.com - US

Qantas profits buffeted by competition headwinds

Shares in the Australian airline jump 5% despite posting lower half-year profits.

- BBC - UK

Australia Post chief resigns despite bumper profits

Ahmed Fahour's decision comes after widespread criticism that his pay was 10 times what the PM earned.

- BBC - UK

Muslim leader says violence against women a 'last resort' for men

A senior Muslim leader has said using violence against women is a "last resort" for men.President of the Australian Federation of Islamic Councils Keysar Trad described beating women as "step three" in a process of dealing with...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

'No hope' of bail for Canadian woman accused of smuggling drugs

Glamourous Canadian Melina Roberge who recorded her luxury cruise to Australia on Instagram before being arrested for cocaine importation has withdrawn her bail application.With one legal opinion that the 23-year-old, who is in...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Qantas reports slide in first-half earnings, Jetstar fares better

Australia's biggest airline Qantas Airways reported a slide in first-half profit but its Jetstar Group, which includes New Zealand domestic and regional as well as Australia outbound flights among others, did better. The Jetstar...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Investment fell 2.1% in Dec quarter

The Australian Bureau of Statistics has released the official private new capital expenditure and expected expenditure figures for the December quarter.

- The Sydney Morning Herald - AU

Average weekly earnings up two percent

The Australian Bureau of Statistics has released the official figures for the average weekly earnings for adult full-time workers in November.

- The Sydney Morning Herald - AU

Fahour says didn't quit over pay criticism

Australia Post CEO Ahmed Fahour has resigned after seven years in the role and presiding over a transformation of the postal service.

- The Sydney Morning Herald - AU

Factory fire sends plume of smoke high into Sydney sky

SYDNEY - A thick plume of black smoke rose above the Sydney skyline on Thursday as scores of firefighters battled a huge blaze at a recycling plant in the western suburbs of Australia's largest city.

- Reuters - US

Margot Robbie's new ride looks straight out of the future

Who knew you needed an ambassador to spruik electric vehicles? Nissan does, and it's enlisted the services of Australian actress Margot Robbie to go riding around in its fancy EV sports concept car, the BladeGlider, around Monaco's Monte Carlo street circuit. SEE ALSO: Ford's self-driving cars won't have steering wheels ...

- Mashable! - US

Australia backs Israel as Netanyahu visits

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull offered a staunch defense of Israel Wednesday, criticizing the United Nations and vowing never to support one-sided resolutions calling for an end to Israeli settlement building on occupied land.

- The Daily Star - LB

Asia stocks ease, dollar steadies after Fed-led losses | Reuters

By Nichola Saminather | SINGAPORE SINGAPORE Asian stocks pulled back from a 19-month high on Thursday, while the dollar tried to steady from losses suffered in the wake of the U.S. Federal Reserve minutes indicating a cautious approach to more interest rate increases.MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside ...

- Firstpost - IN

Australian teacher allegedly had sex with student in sand dunes before school

An Australian high school teacher accused of having sex with one of his female students has been refused bail.

- Stuff - NZ

'LEAVE HIM': Twitter reacts to video that seems to show Melania Trump flinching at her husband's touch

On Saturday, First Lady Melania Trump gave the invocation before Pres. Donald Trump's campaign-style rally in Melbourne, Florida by reciting the Lord's Prayer. Cosmopolitan.com scribe Madison Feller wrote on Wednesday that when you watch video of the moments leading up to the prayer, ...

- The Raw Story - US

Sunday Theatre drama currently being filmed about 1983 Melbourne Cup winner

A Kiwi movie called Kiwi about a horse named Kiwi - go figure - is currently being filmed in and around Auckland.

- Stuff - NZ

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