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Great Barrier Reef sees record coral deaths this year

Warming oceans this year have caused the largest die-off of corals ever recorded on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, scientists said Tuesday.


Apple gets win against Australia banks over mobile payments

Apple scored a victory in the global battle to control the future of mobile payment technology after the Australian competition regulator refused to grant a group of local banks permission …


Death toll from Australia’s thunderstorm asthma reaches six

Six people have died and five remained on life support after a rare condition known as thunderstorm asthma struck Australia’s second-largest city, officials said on Sunday.


Australia says IBM settles over online census failure

Global technology giant IBM carried most of the blame for the crash of Australia’s online census three months ago and had compensated the government for the financial cost of the …


While herding sheep, Australian man discovers bones of a giant dinosaur. Meet Wade.

In 2005, David Elliott was guiding his mob of sheep through central Queensland, Australia, when two fossilized bone fragments poking out of the soil caught his eye. Elliott returned to …


Green and golden? Australia men’s hoop team eyeing Rio gold

There’s one team that has lived up to high expectations – even surpassed them – at the Rio Games in men’s basketball.


Aussies give U.S. men run for their money

Up until Wednesday night, life in Rio was pretty good for players on the U.S. men’s basketball team.


Digest: Taurasi helps US women’s hoops team beats Australia 104-89

Diana Taurasi and the U.S. women’s national basketball team capped off their pre-Olympic tour with a dominant offensive show against Australia. Taurasi scored 15 of her 20 points during a …


Aussie Michael Matthews wins Tour de France Stage 10 after long breakaway

REVEL, France – Michael Matthews profited from the work of his teammates Tuesday to win the 10th stage of the Tour de France in a sprint finish after a long …


Australian opposition concedes defeat in tight election

Australia’s opposition leader conceded defeat on Sunday in a chaotic national election that has left Australia in a state of political paralysis for more than a week, while officials scramble …


140,000 bats overrun picturesque Australian community

CANBERRA, Australia ) – Batemans Bay is a picturesque coastal town that always leaves the welcome mat out for tourists. But tens of thousands of visitors of another kind have …


Johnny Depp mocks own apology for bringing dogs into Australia

LONDON – Actor Johnny Depp has mocked the video apology over the international dog smuggling scandal that ensued after he and his wife illegally brought their Yorkshire Terriers into Australia. …


Tennis players Bernard Tomic, Nick Kyrgios put on notice by Australian Olympic Committee

Bernard Tomic and Nick Kyrgios may have to improve their behavior on and off the tennis court if they hope to represent Australia at the Rio Olympics.


Filipino presidential candidate apologizes over rape comment

The front-runner in the Philippine presidential race apologized Tuesday for a campaign rally remark about wanting to rape an Australian missionary who was assaulted and killed by prisoners during a …


Prime minister says Australian vote to decide gay marriage

Australia’s prime minister gave a personal assurance on Friday that his government would legalize gay marriage if a majority of Australians choose marriage equality in a popular vote.


Sub scores in 80th minute for Australia’s historic victory

Substitute Kyah Simon scored in the 80th minute to lift Australia to its first Women’s World Cup knockout win, a 1-0 upset of Brazil and star Marta on a rainy …


Alexis Sanchez shines as Chile beats Australia in FIFA World Cup

Chile capitalized on a sluggish start by Australia to earn a 3-1 win in their World Cup opener on Friday, with Alexis Sanchez carrying over his prolific form for Barcelona …


Cougars sign Aussie guard

Women’s basketball: Washington State has again gone international with the signing of another recruit. The Cougars announced Monday that 5-foot-7 guard Krystle McKenzie, of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, has signed a …


Providing a spark from LONG DISTANCE

He stands on the side, clapping, as the five starters are introduced to the raucous cheers of the Whitworth faithful. But it only takes until the first timeout before Pirates …


Jurlina gives Whitworth spark from long distance

Sydney, Australia, native Christian Jurlina is the type of player who fuels a program like Whitworth to win five consecutive Northwest Conference championships.


Picturesque charms make Australia’s remote regions worth exploring

SYDNEY – Australia has thousands of miles of roads crisscrossing the country’s vast Outback. But most travelers miss out on the beautiful sites dotted across the land by flying from …


Swedes reach World Cup semis by beating Australia

AUGSBURG, Germany — Lotta Schelin scored one goal and set up another Sunday as Sweden beat Australia 3-1 to reach the semifinals at the women’s World Cup. After setting up …


Stranded whales rescued

SYDNEY – Rough seas whipped by strong winds today prevented the rescue of the last pilot whale still stranded after a group of dozens of whales and dolphins went aground …


Residents flee fires quickly this time

With terrifying memories of Australia’s deadliest wildfires still fresh, residents chose to flee rather than protect their homes Monday when new blazes broke containment lines and threatened the fringes of …


Wildfire crews head Down Under

Dozens of wildfire specialists from around the West, including a soil erosion expert from Moscow, Idaho, have headed to Australia to help combat massive fires. Multiple blazes have charred more …


Australian fire suspect identified

MELBOURNE, Australia – A court lifted the ban today on identifying the only arson suspect so far in Australia’s recent deadly wildfires, and authorities urged people not to target him …


Man charged in Australia fire

MELBOURNE, Australia – Authorities charged a man today with lighting one of Australia’s deadly wildfires and whisked him into protective custody amid national fury that arsonists may be to blame …


Northwest firefighters head to Australia

PORTLAND – About 25 firefighters from the Pacific Northwest will leave for Australia to help fight wildfires. The Northwest Interagency Coordination Center said the firefighters leaving today are from the …


Firefighter refreshes injured koala caught in Australian wildfire

SYDNEY – It was a chance encounter in the charred landscape of Australia’s deadly wildfires: A koala sips water from a bottle offered by a firefighter. David Tree noticed the …


Toll mounts in Australia

HEALESVILLE, Australia – The deadliest wildfires in Australia’s history burned people in their homes and cars and wiped out entire towns, officials discovered Sunday as they reached further into the …