Monthly Archives for October, 2019



US, China execution records questioned

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Australia must join with the EU to end the death penalty worldwide, even if it makes for uncomfortable conversation with the nation's biggest trading partners, Human Rights Watch says.

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The group says Prime Minister Tony Abbott must harness the outrage generated by Indonesia's execution of eight drug offenders, including Australians Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran.

But it insists that outrage should Continue reading the story "US, China execution records questioned"

Asian soccer needs to ‘match up’ to catch up – Roxburgh

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Roxburgh, who took his native Scotland to the World Cup finals in 1990 and the European Championship finals two years later, joined the Asian Football Confederation as the head of their technical department last month.

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Having worked in 60 countries the 71-year-old is no newcomer to Asian football, having first worked on the continent more than 30 years ago, and Continue reading the story "Asian soccer needs to ‘match up’ to catch up – Roxburgh"

Philippines hails ‘miracle’ reprieve

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A last-minute reprieve for Filipina drug convict Mary Jane Veloso - facing execution in Indonesia along with Australians Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran - has sparked an outpouring of euphoria and disbelief.

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As it emerged the 30-year-old single mother was not among a group of eight prisoners sent to the firing squad early Wednesday, her supporters wept with joy, her Continue reading the story "Philippines hails ‘miracle’ reprieve"

Roos forward plans Test fireworks

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The absence of Jared Waerea-Hargreaves has not stopped resurgent Kangaroos forward Sam Thaiday planning more fireworks in Friday night's trans-Tasman Test in Brisbane.

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Thaiday was denied a re-match with the Sydney Roosters forward he bullied a fortnight ago after Waerea-Hargreaves was not considered by Kiwi selectors due to injury.

However, Thaiday reckons Waerea-Hargreaves' fellow New Zealand forwards can expect more of Continue reading the story "Roos forward plans Test fireworks"

Formula One to get later start to 2016 season

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Melbourne's Albert Park street circuit has usually hosted the opener in March, though it was pushed back to April in 2006 to become the third round on the calendar when Melbourne hosted the Commonwealth Games that year.

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"The 2016 Formula One Australian Grand Prix event dates are 31 March–3 April, 2016, with the later start date set to condense the Continue reading the story "Formula One to get later start to 2016 season"