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Phillips ponders international future

Sunday, July 7th 2013, 14:52

Mike Phillips admits he might "have to call time" on his international career after the Lions' series victory in Australia.
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VIDEO: Surfer knocked unconscious by whale

Sunday, July 7th 2013, 14:01

A surfer in Australia has been knocked out by a whale, thought to weigh more than 50 tonnes.
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Halfpenny fulfils Lions 'dream'

Sunday, July 7th 2013, 8:53

British and Irish Lions player of the series Leigh Halfpenny says the win against Australia has fulfilled a childhood ambition.
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England name squad for Ashes Test

Saturday, July 6th 2013, 13:56

England announce their squad for the first Test against Australia, which starts at Trent Bridge on 10 July.
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Errors cost Australia - Horwill

Saturday, July 6th 2013, 13:29

Australia captain James Horwill believes too many early errors against the Lions cost them a series win.
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Australia 16-41 British and Irish Lions

Saturday, July 6th 2013, 12:34
related countries: Ireland Ireland, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Sydney

The British and Irish Lions secure a first series win in 16 years with a dominant victory over Australia in Sydney.
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Lions set for Australia decider

Friday, July 5th 2013, 16:21

The Lions meet Australia on Saturday in the final Test knowing a win will end a long wait for series victory.
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Friday, July 5th 2013, 12:26
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand, United States United States

Rescuers call off a search for a crew of seven on a US yacht, which went missing in waters between New Zealand and Australia last month.
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Lions ready for their 'biggest game'

Friday, July 5th 2013, 7:51

The Lions are set for the "biggest game" of their lives in the final Test with Australia, says assistant Graham Rowntree.
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Clarke stars as Australia dominate

Thursday, July 4th 2013, 18:23

Captain Michael Clarke smashes 124 from 98 balls as Australia dominate day three of their final Ashes warm-up game at Worcester.
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Veteran Smith recalled by Australia

Thursday, July 4th 2013, 7:21

Veteran flanker George Smith is recalled to the Australia side to face the Lions in Saturday's series decider.
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Alun Wyn Jones named Lions captain

Wednesday, July 3rd 2013, 6:14

Alun Wyn Jones captains the Lions in the final Test against Australia on Saturday as Brian O'Driscoll is dropped from the squad.
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Fast-tracked Fawad boosts Australia

Tuesday, July 2nd 2013, 13:47
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan-born leg spinner Fawad Ahmed will be available from the start of the Ashes after receiving Australian citizenship.
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VIDEO: Inside Australia's unnatural wonder

Tuesday, July 2nd 2013, 10:14
related countries: China China

Australia's economy has proved resilient during the global economic downturn, but there are fears the slowdown in Chinese manufacturing could depress demand for iron ore and other commodities.
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Lions trio could return for decider

Tuesday, July 2nd 2013, 9:47
related countries: Ireland Ireland, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The British and Irish Lions could be boosted by the return of three players from injury for the Australia series decider.
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O'Driscoll wants Lions to dig deep

Monday, July 1st 2013, 21:12
related countries: Ireland Ireland, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Brian O'Driscoll says the British and Irish Lions need the "80 minutes of their lives" in the final Test against Australia.
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Warner could make Australia comeback

Monday, July 1st 2013, 21:04
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Controversial Australia batsman David Warner is in the mix for the Ashes opener against England, says Darren Lehmann.
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Rogers to open batting in Ashes

Monday, July 1st 2013, 16:21

Chris Rogers will open the batting for Australia alongside Shane Watson in the first Ashes Test at Trent Bridge.
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Warburton to miss final Lions Test

Monday, July 1st 2013, 7:47

Sam Warburton is out of the British and Irish Lions' decider against Australia after suffering a hamstring injury in the second Test.
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Lions best yet to come - Farrell

Sunday, June 30th 2013, 21:00
related countries: Ireland Ireland, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Defence coach Andy Farrell says the Lions will rise to the occasion for the final Test decider against Australia.
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Gatland urges Lions to be 'smarter'

Saturday, June 29th 2013, 15:01

Coach Warren Gatland says the Lions must be 'smarter' to beat Australia in the third Test and win the series.
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Lions aim for historic series win

Friday, June 28th 2013, 22:07
related countries: Ireland Ireland, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The British & Irish Lions will secure a historic series win if they can defeat Australia in Saturday's second Test.
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Australia close to Somerset victory

Friday, June 28th 2013, 18:25
related places: Somerset

Australia's bowlers enjoy a strong final session against Somerset on the third day of their Ashes warm-up game.
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North sorry for Lions try gesture

Friday, June 28th 2013, 6:51
related countries: Ireland Ireland, United Kingdom United Kingdom

British and Irish Lions wing George North apologies for "horrendous" gesture while scoring a try against Australia.
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Watson shines as Australia find form

Thursday, June 27th 2013, 16:53
related places: Somerset

Shane Watson hits 90 and skipper Michael Clarke makes 45 on return from injury as Australia reach 266-4 against Somerset.
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IRB appeals against Horwill decision

Thursday, June 27th 2013, 11:11

The International Rugby Board is to contest the decision to clear Australia captain James Horwill of foul play.
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Warburton wants Lions to 'finish it'

Thursday, June 27th 2013, 9:06
related countries: Ireland Ireland, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Sam Warburton says the British and Irish Lions intend to complete a series win in Saturday's second Test against Australia.
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VIDEO: Rudd sworn in as new Australian PM

Thursday, June 27th 2013, 4:56
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Kevin Rudd has been sworn in as prime minister of Australia, a day after he ousted Julia Gillard as leader of the Labor Party.
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Youngs & Bowe in five Lions changes

Thursday, June 27th 2013, 2:51
related countries: Ireland Ireland, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Ben Youngs and Tommy Bowe are among five British and Irish Lions changes for Saturday's second Test against Australia.
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Rudd ousts Australian PM Gillard

Wednesday, June 26th 2013, 15:11

Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard loses the leadership of the Labor Party to the man she ousted in 2010, Kevin Rudd, by 57 votes to 45.
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Australia-Japan whaling case begins

Wednesday, June 26th 2013, 9:02
related countries: Japan Japan

Public hearings begin in The Hague as Australia and Japan take their fight over whaling to the International Court of Justice (ICJ).
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Captain Clarke back for Australia

Tuesday, June 25th 2013, 14:41
related places: Somerset

Australia captain Michael Clarke is passed fit to lead the side in the opening match of their Ashes tour against Somerset.
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Lions pair 'struggling' for Test

Tuesday, June 25th 2013, 14:39
related countries: Ireland Ireland, United Kingdom United Kingdom

British and Irish Lions pair Alex Corbisiero and Jamie Roberts might not be fit for Saturday's second Test against Australia.
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Melbourne 0-35 British and Irish Lions

Tuesday, June 25th 2013, 11:49
related countries: Ireland Ireland, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The British and Irish Lions cruise to a 35-0 victory over Melbourne Rebels in the final midweek game of the tour of Australia.
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Lehmann appointed Australia coach

Monday, June 24th 2013, 11:50

Darren Lehmann is appointed Australia coach, after Mickey Arthur was sacked 16 days before the start of the Ashes.
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Australia coach shocked by sacking

Monday, June 24th 2013, 11:41
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Mickey Arthur says he is shocked to be sacked as Australia coach just 16 days before the start of the Ashes series.
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Australia pair out of Lions series

Monday, June 24th 2013, 11:06
related countries: Ireland Ireland, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Australia centre Pat McCabe and wing Digby Ioane are ruled out of the rest of the British and Irish Lions series by injury.
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Beale wore wrong boots, says Gatland

Sunday, June 23rd 2013, 21:02
related countries: Ireland Ireland, United Kingdom United Kingdom

British & Irish Lions coach Warren Gatland says Kurtley Beale cost Australia victory in the first Test by wearing the wrong studs.
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Australia captain Horwill cleared

Sunday, June 23rd 2013, 14:12

Australia captain James Horwill is free to play in the second Test after being cleared of stamping on Lions lock Alun Wyn Jones.
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Australia captain Horwill cited

Saturday, June 22nd 2013, 22:41

Australia captain James Horwill is cited after an incident with Alun Wyn Jones in the first Test with the Lions.
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Lions job half done - Warburton

Saturday, June 22nd 2013, 16:19
related places: Warburton

Lions captain Sam Warburton says his side have to improve to claim a Test series victory against Australia.
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Australia 21-23 British and Irish Lions

Saturday, June 22nd 2013, 12:38
related countries: Ireland Ireland, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Brisbane

The British and Irish Lions ride their luck to clinch a narrow victory over Australia in a riveting first Test match in Brisbane.
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Aunt killer recaptured in Australia

Saturday, June 22nd 2013, 12:19

A former Plymouth man jailed for life for stabbing his aunt is recaptured in Australia after 15 years on the run.
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Brisbane braced for Lions epic

Friday, June 21st 2013, 15:26
related countries: Ireland Ireland, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Brisbane, More

More than 25,000 British and Irish fans are in Brisbane as the Lions gear up to take on Australia in the first Test.
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'Chief funster' named in Australia

Friday, June 21st 2013, 9:00

Australia chooses six winners - including a "chief funster" and an "outback adventurer" - for a new Best Jobs in the World competition.
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Woodward backs Gatland Lions choice

Friday, June 21st 2013, 4:32

Sir Clive Woodward praises Warren Gatland's choice of starting XV for the first Lions Test against Australia.
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Will new Nauru asylum centre deliver Pacific Solution?

Thursday, June 20th 2013, 23:43
related countries: Nauru Nauru

Can Nauru camp stop Australia's asylum influx?
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Ponting to retire from all cricket

Thursday, June 20th 2013, 15:51

Australia's former captain and highest Test run scorer Ricky Ponting has announced he will retire from all cricket in October.
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Australia must stop Phillips - Genia

Thursday, June 20th 2013, 13:40

Scrum-half Will Genia says nullifying opposite number Mike Phillips is key to Australia's hopes of beating the Lions.
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Corbisiero named in Lions Test side

Thursday, June 20th 2013, 2:12
related countries: Ireland Ireland, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Prop Alex Corbisiero is the surprise inclusion in a Lions team featuring eight Welshmen for the first Test against Australia.
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Australia give three players debuts

Wednesday, June 19th 2013, 20:40
related countries: Ireland Ireland, Israel Israel, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Brisbane

Australia name Israel Folau among three debutants for Saturday's first Test against the British & Irish Lions in Brisbane.
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North fit for first Lions Test

Wednesday, June 19th 2013, 7:23
related countries: Ireland Ireland, United Kingdom United Kingdom

British and Irish Lions wing George North has overcome injury ahead of the first Test against Australia on Saturday.
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Ahmed named in Australia A squad

Wednesday, June 19th 2013, 6:41
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, South Africa South Africa

Pakistan-born leg-spinner Fawad Ahmed, who was tipped to be in Australia's Ashes squad, is named on the A tour to South Africa.
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Ioane hands Australia fitness boost

Tuesday, June 18th 2013, 8:30
related countries: Ireland Ireland, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Australia wing Digby Ioane says he is fit to face the British and Irish Lions in the first Test on Saturday.
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Roberts set to miss first Lions Test

Monday, June 17th 2013, 5:53
related countries: Ireland Ireland, United Kingdom United Kingdom

British and Irish Lions centre Jamie Roberts is rated "a grave doubt" for Saturday's first Test against Australia.
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North doubtful for first Lions Test

Sunday, June 16th 2013, 22:15
related countries: Ireland Ireland, United Kingdom United Kingdom

British and Irish Lions wing George North is rated as "less than 50-50" to be fit for Saturday's first Test against Australia.
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Shane Williams called up by Lions

Saturday, June 15th 2013, 23:09
related countries: Ireland Ireland, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Canberra

Former Wales wing Shane Williams is named in the British and Irish Lions team for Tuesday's game against the Brumbies in Canberra.
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Winger Wade drafted into Lions squad

Saturday, June 15th 2013, 16:23
related countries: Ireland Ireland, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Wasps and England wing Christian Wade is called into the British and Irish Lions squad touring Australia as injury cover.
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Attenborough recovers from surgery

Thursday, June 13th 2013, 13:07

Naturalist David Attenborough recovers from the heart surgery that forced him to pull out of shows in Australia.
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Australian army in new email scandal

Thursday, June 13th 2013, 11:53
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Australia's army launches an investigation after a series of "explicit and derogatory" emails circulated over the last three years were uncovered.
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Warner suspended after 'Root attack'

Thursday, June 13th 2013, 10:26

Australia batsman David Warner is suspended until the first Ashes Test for an alleged attack on England's Joe Root.
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