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Australian judge rules that social media platform X must answer to hate speech complaint

May. 24, 2024 02:39 AM EDT

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — An Australian judge has ruled that the social media platform X is subject to a state’s anti-discrimination law even though it does not have an office in Australia. Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal Judge Ann Fitzgerald said in a decision...

Stock market today: Asian shares are mixed, with China stocks down, after Wall St retreat

May. 23, 2024 00:49 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were trading mixed Thursday, as investor sentiment in Tokyo was boosted by news of soaring Nvidia earnings. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 gained 1.1% to 39,054.81. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 sank 0.5% to 7,807.10. South Korea's Kospi added 0.2% to...

Australia and New Zealand evacuate scores of their citizens from New Caledonia

May. 22, 2024 01:06 AM EDT

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Australian military has flown 115 passengers on two flights from the restive French Pacific territory of New Caledonia and a French government flight was expected to evacuate another 100 stranded passengers on Wednesday, an Australian government minister said. ...

Australia as Bangladesh vow to boost trade as foreign ministers meet in Dhaka

May. 21, 2024 11:20 AM EDT

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Australia and Bangladesh on Tuesday said that the two countries would work to expand trade and cooperation on areas including security and the Rohingya refugee crisis. The statements came as Australian Foreign Minister Penny Wong arrived in Bangladesh's...

Macron is making a surprise trip to New Caledonia amid deadly unrest and indigenous frustration

May. 21, 2024 11:00 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron is making a surprise trip to New Caledonia, the French Pacific territory that has been gripped by days of deadly unrest and where indigenous people have long sought independence. “He will go there tonight,” government spokesperson...

Australia and New Zealand begin evacuating nationals from unrest in New Caledonia

May. 21, 2024 04:06 AM EDT

NEWCASTLE, Australia (AP) — Australia and New Zealand sent airplanes to New Caledonia on Tuesday to begin bringing home stranded citizens from the violence-wracked French South Pacific territory. Australian Foreign Minister Penny Wong said Australia had received clearance from...

Australia's deputy prime minister pledges support to Solomon Islands during visit to Honiara

May. 21, 2024 03:12 AM EDT

NEWCASTLE, Australia (AP) — Australia's deputy prime minister pledged support to the Solomon Islands during a visit to the archipelago nation on Tuesday, as Canberra intensifies efforts to counter China's growing influence in the South Pacific. Richard Marles’ trip to the...

New Zealand and Australia sending planes to evacuate nationals from New Caledonia's unrest

May. 20, 2024 21:23 PM EDT
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand and Australia sending planes to evacuate nationals from New Caledonia's unrest.

Nelly Korda wins Mizuho Americas Open by a stroke over Hannah Green for her 6th victory in 7 events

May. 20, 2024 08:09 AM EDT

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — With her record-tying winning streak over, Nelly Korda got back to doing what she does best — winning. Korda won a back-nine showdown with Hannah Green of Australia with a par on the 18th hole to capture the Mizuho Americas Open by a stroke Sunday for her...

Army whistleblower who exposed alleged Australian war crimes in Afghanistan is sentenced to prison

May. 14, 2024 18:37 PM EDT

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — An Australian judge sentenced a former army lawyer to almost six years in prison on Tuesday for leaking to the media classified information that exposed allegations of Australian war crimes in Afghanistan. David McBride, 60, was sentenced in a court in...