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Filipino presidential candidate apologizes over rape comment

The front-runner in the Philippine presidential race apologized Tuesday for a campaign rally remark about wanting to rape an Australian missionary who was assaulted and killed by prisoners during a hostage-taking in 1989.

Australian academy prepares punters for U.S. college football

MELBOURNE, Australia – The fog is still lifting off a deserted playing field on the outskirts of this southern Australian city as 10 aspiring college football punters begin their morning drills. No one watches them practice on a chilly Melbourne day. Soon, they hope, almost all of them will be showing off their skills in front of crowds of more than 100,000 while punting at powerhouse college football programs 10,000 miles away.

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 Sunday afternoon in Moncton, New Brunswick. After Katrina Gorry won a ball at midfield, Lisa de Vanna’s shot from the top of the penalty area was turned aside by Brazilian keeper Luciana. But the rebound went straight to Simon, who had entered in the 64th minute. She buried the shot for the first goal allowed by Brazil all tournament.

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 letter of intent to play for coach June Daugherty.

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 coach Matt Logie reaches halfway across the world for the lanky, black-haired freshman to run out and change the pace of the game.

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 one city to the next. Four mates and I decided it was time for a closer exploration of the country we call home. And so, armed with our cameras, we hit the road for a seven-day, 1,900-mile journey across the Outback on our motorcycles.

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 Therese Sjogran for the opening goal in the 11th minute, Schelin pushed the lead to 3-1 in the 52nd to set off the players’ traditional Swedish dancing celebrations.

Rendering environmental justice

Restorative justice is a serious term argued about today when dealing with criminals who are looking to pay back for their misdeeds.

The Future of Gardening

Want a garden, but lack the square footage? Lack of space will soon be a problem of the past. You can grow a garden in smaller spaces and get the same results. A new way to plant a garden and get more out of your square footage is a vertical garden. While the concept of a vertical garden is not entirely new, it is growing in popularity.

Today in Photos

Today's photos are a mixture of subjects that include Formula-one racing in China, flowers covered in snow in Denver, a motorcycle trade show in Taiwan, and some beautiful flowers not covered in snow.

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 on a beach in southern Australia, an official said. The animal was among 54 whales and five bottlenose dolphins that rescuers refloated from Naracoopa Beach on Tasmania state’s King Island on Monday, said Chris Arthur of Tasmania’s Parks and Wildlife Service.