Oct 7, 2016

Nagatomo won't play against Australia due to possible concussion

Japan defender Yuto Nagatomo has pulled out of the upcoming World Cup qualifier against Australia with concussion-like symptoms, the Japan Football Association announced Friday. No replacement will be called up for the Inter Milan fullback, who suffered the injury after colliding into Tomoaki Makino ...

Case dismissed for Australians who stripped at Malaysian car race

Oct 6, 2016

Case dismissed for Australians who stripped at Malaysian car race

A Malaysian court on Thursday dismissed a case against nine Australians arrested for stripping down to their swim wear at last Sunday’s Malaysian Formula One Grand Prix. Photos and videos of the men drinking beer from their shoes while wearing swimming trunks printed with ...

Hitachi Construction Machinery offers $529 million for Bradken

Oct 4, 2016

Hitachi Construction Machinery offers $529 million for Bradken

Hitachi Construction Machinery Co., the world’s biggest maker of giant excavators, has offered 689 million Australian dollars ($529 million) to buy Australia’s Bradken Ltd. The purchase would be its biggest ever and is likely to boost profit by about 10 percent, Nomura Securities Co. ...

Halilhodzic brushes aside criticism, names 26-man squad

Sep 29, 2016

Halilhodzic brushes aside criticism, names 26-man squad

Japan manager Vahid Halilhodzic on Thursday shot back at critics who accuse him of making excuses for his team’s poor start to its World Cup final qualifying campaign as he named a 26-strong squad for next month’s games against Iraq and Australia. Japan lost ...

Sep 26, 2016

Indonesia collars alleged key trafficker of people Down Under

Indonesian police have arrested an alleged people smuggler who has targeted Australia since 1999, Indonesian and Australian authorities said on Saturday. Abraham Louhenapessy, also known as Captain Bram, was arrested in Jakarta before dawn on Friday, Indonesia’s national police spokesman Boy Rafli Amar said. ...