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  • Prime minister says Australian vote to decide gay marriage

    Australia’s prime minister gave a personal assurance on Friday that his government would legalize gay marriage if a majority of Australians choose marriage equality in a popular vote.

  • Sub scores in 80th minute for Australia’s historic victory

    Substitute Kyah Simon scored in the 80th minute to lift Australia to its first Women’s World Cup knockout win, a 1-0 upset of Brazil and star Marta on a rainy …

  • Alexis Sanchez shines as Chile beats Australia in FIFA World Cup

    Chile capitalized on a sluggish start by Australia to earn a 3-1 win in their World Cup opener on Friday, with Alexis Sanchez carrying over his prolific form for Barcelona …

  • Cougars sign Aussie guard

    Women’s basketball: Washington State has again gone international with the signing of another recruit. The Cougars announced Monday that 5-foot-7 guard Krystle McKenzie, of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, has signed a …

  • Providing a spark from LONG DISTANCE

    He stands on the side, clapping, as the five starters are introduced to the raucous cheers of the Whitworth faithful. But it only takes until the first timeout before Pirates …

  • Jurlina gives Whitworth spark from long distance

    Sydney, Australia, native Christian Jurlina is the type of player who fuels a program like Whitworth to win five consecutive Northwest Conference championships.

  • Picturesque charms make Australia’s remote regions worth exploring

    SYDNEY – Australia has thousands of miles of roads crisscrossing the country’s vast Outback. But most travelers miss out on the beautiful sites dotted across the land by flying from …

  • Swedes reach World Cup semis by beating Australia

    AUGSBURG, Germany — Lotta Schelin scored one goal and set up another Sunday as Sweden beat Australia 3-1 to reach the semifinals at the women’s World Cup. After setting up …

  • Stranded whales rescued

    SYDNEY – Rough seas whipped by strong winds today prevented the rescue of the last pilot whale still stranded after a group of dozens of whales and dolphins went aground …

  • Residents flee fires quickly this time

    With terrifying memories of Australia’s deadliest wildfires still fresh, residents chose to flee rather than protect their homes Monday when new blazes broke containment lines and threatened the fringes of …

  • Wildfire crews head Down Under

    Dozens of wildfire specialists from around the West, including a soil erosion expert from Moscow, Idaho, have headed to Australia to help combat massive fires. Multiple blazes have charred more …

  • Australian fire suspect identified

    MELBOURNE, Australia – A court lifted the ban today on identifying the only arson suspect so far in Australia’s recent deadly wildfires, and authorities urged people not to target him …

  • Man charged in Australia fire

    MELBOURNE, Australia – Authorities charged a man today with lighting one of Australia’s deadly wildfires and whisked him into protective custody amid national fury that arsonists may be to blame …

  • Northwest firefighters head to Australia

    PORTLAND – About 25 firefighters from the Pacific Northwest will leave for Australia to help fight wildfires. The Northwest Interagency Coordination Center said the firefighters leaving today are from the …

  • Firefighter refreshes injured koala caught in Australian wildfire

    SYDNEY – It was a chance encounter in the charred landscape of Australia’s deadly wildfires: A koala sips water from a bottle offered by a firefighter. David Tree noticed the …

  • Toll mounts in Australia

    HEALESVILLE, Australia – The deadliest wildfires in Australia’s history burned people in their homes and cars and wiped out entire towns, officials discovered Sunday as they reached further into the …

  • World bids adieu to rocky 2008

    NEW YORK — Americans are having no problem saying goodbye to 2008 today, but the nation’s economic troubles made many of them less interested in giving it an expensive send-off.

  • Australian court OKs use of Facebook to serve lien

    CANBERRA, Australia – The repo man wants to “poke” you on Facebook. The bill collector is writing on your wall. After a court in Australia ruled a mortgage lender can …



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