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An own goal gave Australia a come-from-behind 3-2 victory over Brazil at the Women’s World Cup on Thursday, spoiling Marta’s record 16th career goal in the tournament. Marta, who sat out of Brazil’s opener because of a left thigh injury, became the first player to score in five different World Cups by converting a penalty kick in the 27th minute.
The head of Australia’s public broadcaster said Friday she has “grave concern” about a recent police raid on the corporation’s headquarters in connection with a 2017 story based on leaked documents that indicated the country’s military forces were being investigated for possible war crimes in Afghanistan.
A former Minneapolis police officer who shot and killed an unarmed woman who had called 911 apologized to the woman’s family Friday for “taking the life of a perfect person,” just moments before a judge brushed off a defense request for a light sentence and ordered him to prison for 12
At the summit, underneath giant Australian flags unfurled in a 20 mph wind, the view across the harbor was captivating. A sea plane passed just 50 feet overhead. Birds flew well below us. We could see the beaches beyond the harbor and planes taking off from the airport 8 miles away.
Bob Hawke, Australia’s longest-serving Labor Party prime minister, whose charisma and powers of persuasion earned him near-folk hero status among many Australians, died on Thursday, his wife said. He was 89.
One Ferris sophomore is getting her shot at a prestigious international track and field event in a couple of months in Australia. A big part of it was being on varsity as just a freshman. Now that hard work is paying off on the national stage. Our Taylor Brooks has the story.
Australia’s Parliament passed legislation Thursday that could imprison social media executives if their platforms stream violent images such as the New Zealand mosque shootings.
On Friday, he was just another Australian high school student. By the end of the weekend, 17-year-old Will Connolly was the international sensation #EggBoy, the prankster who launched a thousand (give or take) memes.
Far-right firebrand Milo Yiannopoulos’ social media antics regarding the recent New Zealand mosque attacks earned him a ban from Australia, the home of the self-proclaimed gunman who killed 49 people during prayer services Friday afternoon. The conservative commentator, set to tour Australia later this year, claimed on Facebook that attacks like those in Christchurch occur “because the establishment panders to and mollycoddles extremist leftism and barbaric alien religious cultures.”
Australian police arrested six people after what authorities said Friday was the largest single seizure of methamphetamine in the United States and the biggest drug haul bound for Australia.
In Australia, snakes sometimes slither into suburban backyards and homes. When the weather gets warm, they lounge in the sun. When it gets hot, they seek cool places. When it gets too hot and dry, they seek places with moisture, as some Australians are quickly learning.
Australia has decided to formally recognize west Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, but won’t move its embassy until there’s a peace settlement between Israel and the Palestinians, Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced Saturday.
At least three people died after a deluge that brought chaos to Australia’s largest city Wednesday.
Sue Bird and Diana Taurasi shared a hug as the final seconds ran down on a third straight World Cup championship. The longtime USA Basketball teammates had accomplished another piece of history together. The pair has been a key part of all three titles and hasn’t lost a World Cup game in nearly 12 years, including Sunday night’s 73-56 win over Australia in the gold medal game.
Former Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull resigned from Parliament on Friday, triggering a by-election that could bring down the unpopular conservative government.
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 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 resigned and Parliament was shut down for an afternoon.
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 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 players. Philippines basketball federation president Alfredo Panlilio and Ned Coten, president of Basketball Australia, said in the statement that the “actions displayed have no place on any basketball court.”
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 case welcomed by some abuse survivors as a strong warning to institutions that fail to protect children.