Australia

Online piracy sites blocked in Australia crackdown

SYDNEY: An Australian court on Friday (Aug 18) ordered internet providers to block more than 40 piracy websites after a successful case by leading film distributors, in a major ruling on online content sharing. Australia is one of the world's top illegal downloaders of shows such as "Game of ......

All Blacks recall Williams for Australia showdown

REUTERS: Centre Sonny Bill Williams was recalled to the All Blacks team on Wednesday for their opening Rugby Championship match against Australia after serving a four-match suspension. His inclusion was one of six changes made by coach Steve Hansen to the line-up that drew 15-15 in the final test ....

Venus upset by Australian qualifier in Cincinnati

REUTERS: Ninth seed Venus Williams was upset 6-3 2-6 6-2 by Australian qualifier Ashleigh Barty in the second round of the Cincinnati Open on Wednesday, hampering the American's U.S. Open preparations. Williams, the runner-up at the Australian Open and Wimbledon this year, fell behind 4-1 in the .....