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UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 31, 2018, 8:37 a.m.

Former Australian prime minister quits Parliament

Former Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull resigned from Parliament on Friday, triggering a by-election that could bring down the unpopular conservative government.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 29, 2018, 11:37 p.m.

U.S. leaker Chelsea Manning to be barred from Australia

Convicted classified document leaker Chelsea Manning will not be allowed to enter Australia for a speaking tour scheduled to start Sunday, her tour organizer said on Thursday.


Australia’s ‘accidental prime minister’ promises stability

Australia’s new prime minister, Scott Morrison, on Friday promised a stable government at the end of a tumultuous week in which his predecessor was forced out of office, 13 ministers …


Horan’s late goal pulls US women’s soccer team into 1-1 draw with Australia.

Lindsey Horan scored in the 90th minute to give the United States a 1-1 draw with Australia on Sunday night in the Tournament of Nations.


Basketball officials apologize for Philippines-Australia brawl

Basketball officials from Australia and the Philippines have issued a joint apology for the vicious brawl during a World Cup qualifier on Monday that resulted in the ejection of 13 …


Australian bishop sentenced to year’s detention for cover-up

The most senior Roman Catholic cleric to be convicted of covering up child sex abuse was sentenced to 12 months in detention by an Australian court Tuesday in a landmark …


UPDATED: Fri., June 29, 2018, 3:33 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Rui Hachimura helps Japan upset Australia

Gonzaga rising junior Rui Hachimura scored 24 points and seven rebounds as Japan stunned Australia 79-78 Friday night for a crucial FIBA World Cup qualifier victory.


Tim Cahill finally plays for Australia as Socceroos sent home

Tim Cahill finally got onto the field in his fourth World Cup as Australia was in desperate need of goals. The goals didn’t follow and Cahill had no interest in …


UPDATED: Tue., June 26, 2018, 10:41 a.m.

Australia eliminated, Peru leaves World Cup on high note

Already-eliminated Peru ended Australia’s hopes of advancing to the knockout round at the World Cup with a 2-0 victory. The Australians had to beat Peru and hope Denmark lost to …


UPDATED: Thu., June 21, 2018, 10:18 a.m.

Australia gets crucial 1-1 draw with Denmark at World Cup

Mile Jedinak’s penalty kick gave Australia a 1-1 draw against Denmark and new life at the World Cup. Christian Eriksen scored in the opening minutes for Denmark. But Jussuf Poulsen’s …


EU trade commissioner says trade liberalization has momentum

Trade liberalization continues to have global momentum despite recent U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, the European trade commissioner said Monday as she launched free trade negotiations between the …


Technology helps France beat gritty Australia 2-1 in Group C

Technology twice helped France at the World Cup in its 2-1 victory over Australia. The French team was given a penalty kick after the referee watched the replay of a …


Netherlands, Australia hold Russia liable for downing MH17

A day after international prosecutors said they had unequivocal evidence of Russian involvement in the downing of a Malaysian passenger jet over Ukraine nearly four years ago, the Netherlands and …


Australian climbs 7 peaks in 7 continents in record time

An Australian mountaineer scaled Mount Everest on Monday, completing his quest to climb the highest peaks on all seven continents in record time, an expedition organizer said.


7 found dead with gunshot wounds on west Australia property

Seven people were found dead with gunshot wounds at a property near the tourist town of Margaret River in Australia’s southwest on Friday in what could be the country’s worst …


Australian, 104, dies in assisted suicide in Switzerland

A 104-year-old Australian biologist who drew international attention to his right-to-die case ended his life in Switzerland on Thursday, an advocacy group said.


UPDATED: Tue., May 1, 2018, 6:50 p.m.

Australian cardinal faces 2 trials on sexual abuse charges

Australian Cardinal George Pell, the most senior Vatican official to be charged in the Catholic Church sex abuse crisis, will face two trials within months on sex crime allegations spanning …


Australia, Ireland, NATO join in expelling Russian envoys

Australia, Ireland, NATO and Moldova on Tuesday joined the wave of nations and groups expelling Russian diplomats over the nerve-agent poisoning of a former Russian spy in Britain. Russia denounced …


Publicist: Damon not fleeing to Australia in Trump huff

A publicist for Matt Damon is batting down reports that the actor is moving to Australia with his family, and that such a move would have been inspired by anger …


UPDATED: Thu., March 8, 2018, 6:48 p.m.

Eleven nations sign Pacific trade pact as U.S. plans tariffs

Trade ministers from 11 Pacific Rim countries signed a sweeping free trade agreement Thursday to streamline trade and slash tariffs on the same day that President Donald Trump was expected …


Australia leader urges U.S. to maintain global leadership role

Australia’s prime minister on Saturday urged the United States to maintain its global leadership role and spoke out against a growing sentiment of isolation in America and elsewhere while highlighting …


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 18, 2018, 8:19 p.m.

Pacific cruise liner brawl sends guests fleeing to cabins

A South Pacific cruise was interrupted by brawls apparently caused by a 23-member family who threw punches at other passengers, some of whom said they locked themselves in cabins to …


Professor replaced after insisting Australia isn’t a country

An online adjunct professor incorrectly told a student that Australia isn’t a country and gave her a failing grade, prompting Southern New Hampshire University to replace the instructor.


Sydney’s Ferry McFerryface renamed after children’s author

A Sydney Harbor ferry christened Ferry McFerryface three months ago has been renamed after a political squabble.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 3, 2018, 5:52 p.m.

Ex-hostage Boyle makes video court appearance

Canadian ex-hostage Joshua Boyle made a brief appearance via video link for a preliminary hearing on Wednesday after being charged with 15 offenses, including sexual assault, following his release from …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 30, 2017, 12:12 p.m.

Australian diplomat’s tip a factor in FBI’s Russia probe

An Australian diplomat’s tip appears to have helped persuade the FBI to investigate Russian meddling in the U.S. election and possible coordination with the Trump campaign, the New York Times …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 20, 2017, 8:32 p.m.

Mystery solved as Australian sub found after 103 years

One of Australia’s oldest naval mysteries has been solved after the discovery of the wreck of the country’s first submarine more than 103 years after its disappearance in World War …


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 17, 2017, 11:51 a.m.

Two couples tie the knot in Australia’s 1st same-sex weddings

Two female couples tied the knot in Australia’s first same-sex weddings under new legislation allowing gay marriages.


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 12, 2017, 4:24 p.m.

Canada to buy used Australian jets over new Boeing aircraft

Canada has ditched a plan to buy 18 Super Hornet jet fighters from U.S.-based Boeing and will instead buy 18 used F-18 fighters from Australia.


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 7, 2017, 6:50 p.m.

Australian Parliament allows same-sex marriages

Australia’s Parliament voted Thursday to allow same-sex marriage across the nation, following a bitter debate settled by a much-criticized government survey of voters that strongly endorsed change.