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Tennis 29 Dec 2018 | 11:52 AM

Australian Open tweaks extreme heat policy

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Players in the men's draw at the Australian Open will be allowed 10-minute breaks during matches as part of an updated extreme heat policy at the year's first Grand Slam.

World 25 Nov 2018 | 7:33 AM

Landslide state election loss rattles Australia's minority government

SYDNEY (Reuters) - The Labor government in the Australian state of Victoria won an unexpectedly large majority in an election that analysts say is a warning to the country's ruling conservative government ahead of national polls due in six months.

Asia & Oceania 20 Nov 2018 | 1:01 PM

Jacaranda blooms turn Sydney into a sea of purple

It’s flower power as jacaranda blooms transform Sydney into a landscape of lilac from October to November.

World 08 Nov 2018 | 2:15 PM

Australian political leader faces harassment allegations months from election

SYDNEY (Reuters) - The opposition leader of Australia's most populous state was on Thursday embroiled in a #MeToo row after a female reporter released a statement detailing alleged inappropriate behaviour, four months ahead of an election he was in a position to win.

World 07 Nov 2018 | 9:52 AM

Australia's far-right One Nation recruits former Labor leader

SYDNEY (Reuters) - A former leader of Australia's main opposition Labor party said on Wednesday he will join the country's most prominent far-right political party, One Nation, in a move that may re-energise nationalist politics.

Wellness 07 Nov 2018 | 6:10 AM

The top 7 tactics industry uses against public health

There is a constant battle between industries that produce items that increase our risk for non-communicable diseases, and public health advocates.

AseanPlus News 22 Oct 2018 | 11:21 PM

China’s #MeToo claim costs university professor his job

Karaoke night with students led to sexual harassment, says accuser Lecturer sacked for ‘violating code of ethics’ – he shouldn’t have been at the party

World 16 Oct 2018 | 3:18 PM

Australian PM criticised for possibly recognising Jerusalem as Israeli capital

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, whose government faces a crucial by-election in four days, said on Tuesday Canberra was open to recognising Jerusalem as Israel's capital, prompting concern from Indonesian and Palestinian officials.

World 03 Oct 2018 | 2:33 PM

Australia scraps tampon tax as new PM seeks to woo female voters

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia will remove a controversial sales tax on women's sanitary products, Treasurer Josh Frydenberg said on Wednesday, a move widely seen as an effort by the centre-right government to win favour with female voters before an election due by May.