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India suspends Aussie tour

BY : | 2008

The Indian cricket team, incensed over a finding of racial abuse against its star spinner, has halted its tour of Australia until it appeals the ruling.The controversy, the latest in a series of incidents brewing between the two sides, exploded...

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U.S. recession fears hit Aussie stocks

BY : | 2008

Heightened fears of a recession in the United States sent share prices plummeting Monday in Australia.The market closed 2.3 percent lower with the All Ordinaries Index down 145 points to 6,240 and the ASX 200 also dropped 145 points to 6,161.The...

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Singers Imbruglia, Johns separating

BY : | 2008

Australian pop singer Natalia Imbruglia and her husband, rocker Daniel Johns, have separated, reportedly due to career pressures.The 32-year-old pop star, who earned fame in the United States and abroad with the song Torn, said work pressures forced...

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U.S. concerns drag down Aussie stocks

BY : | 2008

The Australian share market closed down 1 percent Thursday on concerns over a U.S. recession after weaker manufacturing data and oil hitting $100 a barrel.The All Ordinaries Index shed 61.5 points and closed at 6,372 and the ASX 200 finished 62.5...

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Aussie stocks higher in New Year trading

BY : | 2008

The Australian share market closed slightly higher Wednesday, its first trading session in 2008.Stocks were up 0.2 percent overall with the All Ordinaries Index climbing 13 points to 6,434 and the ASX 200 also up 13 points to 6,353.The...

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Rep: Kidman not pregnant

BY : | 2007

A representative for Nicole Kidman, disputing some media reports, said the Australian actress isn't pregnant.Britain's Daily Mail reported Kidman is expecting her first child with her husband, country music singer Keith Urban. The couple married 18...

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Trading flat in Aussie shares

BY : | 2007

The Australian share market ended 2007 in negative territory after a flat day of trading ahead of the New Year holiday.The All Ordinaries Index closed out Monday's shortened session at 6,241 points, with the ASX 200 down 0.1 at 6,3340.Traders took...

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Newlyweds became unwilling street racers

BY : | 2007

A pair of newlyweds became unwilling street racers in Sydney this weekend thanks to a chauffeur with a very heavy foot, police have alleged.Police said the newly married couple's chauffeur allegedly tried to outrace another motorist on the way to...

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Four rowers complete voyage across Tasman

BY : | 2007

Four Australians arrived in Sydney Sunday -- the first to row the 1,250 miles across the Tasman Sea from New Zealand.The two men and two women completed their voyage in a specially-built boat in 31 days.One of the rowers, Steven Gates, told...

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Teen depression linked to diet?

BY : | 2007

Australian scientists plan the biggest study ever done on how the food teenagers eat affects their emotional state.The researchers believe that low consumption of omega-3 fatty acids found in oily fish contributes to depression, especially when...

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Sydney embraces water conservation

BY : | 2007

Australia's largest city has cut water usage significantly since 1974 so that Sydney actually requires less water for 1.2 million more people.Nathan Rees, water utilities minister for New South Wales, credits the improvement to a turnaround in...

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Report: Nicole Kidman pregnant

BY : | 2007

Australian actress Nicole Kidman and her husband, singer Keith Urban, are expecting their first child.Kidman and Urban, who have been married 18 months, broke the news to their families during the Christmas holiday, The Daily Mail reported Saturday...

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