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Rescued teen's parents defend solo sail attempt
The parents of 16-year-old US sailor Abby Sunderland have defended her solo round-the-world attempt after her successful rescue by a French fishing boat.

Fallen soldiers honoured on return home
A service has been held at the RAAF base at Amberley, west of Brisbane, to mark the return of two soldiers killed in Afghanistan last week.

Japan bribing small nations with aid: reports
A British newspaper says Japan has been bribing small nations to help it overturn a moratorium on commercial whaling.

Green vows to move on from howler
England goalkeeper Robert Green has apologised for his costly error in Sunday morning's 1-1 draw with the USA in Rustenburg, before pledging to "move on" and put his World Cup campaign back on track.

Man falls to death on glacier
Tours of New Zealand's Franz Josef Glacier have been suspended after an Australian man died while on a guided hike.