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  • Nancy Wake dies at 98; Australian spied against Nazis in France

    Nancy Wake dies at 98; Australian spied against Nazis in France
    Australian Nancy Wake, who as a spy became one the Allies' most decorated servicewomen for her role in the French Resistance during World War II, has died in London, officials said. She was 98. Code-named "The White Mouse" by the Gestapo during the war,...
  • Australia to mostly end Afghan mission next year

     
    As the U.S. and its allies refine plans to reduce their troop levels in Afghanistan and turn combat operations over to Afghans, Australia has announced that it will pull most of its forces out next year. Prime Minister Julia Gillard announced the move...
  • One Direction, FishFest and more: This week's on-sales

     
    A list of upcoming concerts across the Southland, with on-sale dates in parentheses. Staples Center One Direction, Aug. 7, 2013 (Sat.) Verizon Wireless Amphitheater FishFest 2012, June 23 (Sat.) Gibson Amphitheatre YES, Aug. 15 (Fri.) Greek Theatre John...
  • Book review: 'Unbearable Lightness' by Portia de Rossi

    Book review: 'Unbearable Lightness' by Portia de Rossi
    Some remarks, like radioactive elements, have a lingering half-life that allows them to poison one generation after another. One that still contaminates our body-obsessed popular culture is the Duchess of Windsor's notorious admonition that no woman can...
  • Australian museum holding naked art tours

     
    Nudity in art is as old as civilization itself. But nudity while viewing art? That requires a bit of an explanation. Australia's Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney will be holding tours in which participants are required to shed their......
  • Samsung wants Apple iPhone 4S sales ban in France, Italy

     
    Samsung to seek Apple iPhone 4S sales ban in France, Italy -- Apple's iPhone 4S was just announced, not yet in stores and Samsung already wants it blocked from sales in the latest move between the two companies locked in an international patent battle....
  • Airlines lose challenge to European emissions plan [Updated]

     
    In a blow to U.S.-based airlines, a European advocate general rejected the airlines' challenge of a plan to charge carriers a fee if they exceed emission levels when flying in and out of Europe. Several airline trade groups and carriers......
  • Movie Projector: New 'Footloose' could dance circles around rivals

     
    Nearly three decades after the original “Footloose” became a cultural phenomenon, a remake of the ’80s dance flick may shimmy its way back to the top of the box office this weekend. The film is expected to open with close......
  • Australia moves closer to law establishing carbon tax

     
    The Australian parliament on Tuesday passed a package of 18 bills that would establish a carbon tax and lead to carbon trading....
  • Australia court bans sale of Samsung tablet in Apple dispute

     
    In series of bitter patent disputes that span four continents, chalk this up as a victory for Apple: An Australian court has temporarily banned the sale of rival Samsung's latest tablet computer pending resolution of a case involving touch-screen...
  • Apple misses on earnings; stock sags in after hours [Updated]

     
    For the first time in years, Apple Inc. has failed to meet analysts' financial expectations, earning less revenue and profit than Wall Street expected and ending a long strong of record quarters....