JULIA GILLARD

APEC CEOs to world leaders: boost trade and growth

Asia-Pacific CEOs will press world leaders on Friday to boost growth and seal a regional trade deal, goals made more urgent by the European debt crisis that has darkened global economic growth prospects.

Gadhafi on the Brink: World Reacts

Leaders around the world have reacted (mostly) favorably to news that Libyan rebels have captured the capitol city of Tripoli and have arrested two of Moammar Gadhafi’s sons.

Soaring Australian dollar claims manufacturing victims

Australia's strong currency struck a heavy blow to the nation's manufacturing industry on Monday when BlueScope Steel , its largest steelmaker, unveiled plans to shut half of its steel-making capacity, cease exports and slash 1,000 jobs.

World Bank Chief: Nations Must Tackle Global Debt Mess

The World Bank chief Tuesday called for national governments to seek long-term debt curbs to solve the current sovereign debt crises in Europe and the United States, but said it was too early for special action by the Group of 20 nations.

Zoellick: Governments should deal with global debt woes

The World Bank called for national governments to seek long-term debt curbs on Tuesday to solve the current sovereign debt crises in Europe and the United States, but said it was too early for special action by the Group of 20 nations.

Aussies hail Evans as Tour champ rides into town

Yellow-clad fans in their thousands thronged Melbourne's city center on Friday to hail Cadel Evans as Australia's first Tour de France champion took a ceremonial ride into town after returning from Europe.

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Planking: Why do people plank and how to do it? Pictures and videos of top rated planks

You got a body, you got a Plank, is the universal slogan for planking, an activity that involves a person lying face down, body stiff and often on dangerous or unusual places. Termed by many as an Internet craze, planking is promoted mostly through planking photos uploaded on Facebook and dedicated sites. Planking, also known as lying down game or face downs, often see players compete to find the most unusual and original location in which to plank.
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