Latest Sydney News

Sydney judge says US ex-fighter pilot accused of training Chinese aviators can be extradited to US

May. 24, 2024 05:14 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — A Sydney judge on Friday ruled that former U.S. Marine Corps pilot Daniel Duggan can be extradited to the United States on allegations that he illegally trained Chinese aviators, leaving the attorney-general as Duggan’s last hope of remaining in Australia. ...

Team captain and two other players arrested over alleged soccer match-fixing in Australia

May. 17, 2024 03:21 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — Australian professional soccer was rocked Friday by accusations that the captain of A-League club Macarthur FC paid two younger teammates up to 10,000 Australian dollars ($6,600) to deliberately receive yellow cards in a scheme set up by a South American gambling connection. ...

'Mad Max' has lived in George Miller's head for 45 years. He's not done dreaming yet

May. 15, 2024 11:03 AM EDT

CANNES, France (AP) — Only recently has George Miller realized just how influential his medical education was to the world of “Mad Max.” Miller was briefly a doctor before finding filmmaking and his twin brother, whom he attended university with, remained one. As a resident at...

Australian judge says it is unreasonable to require X to hide video of church stabbing for all users

May. 14, 2024 00:21 AM EDT

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — An Australian judge said it would be unreasonable for the country's internet safety watchdog to require social platform X to hide video of a bishop being stabbed in a Sydney church from all of its users globally, as he explained his decision to lift a court order that...

A plane with 3 aboard lands without landing gear at an Australian airport after burning off fuel

May. 13, 2024 10:20 AM EDT

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — A light plane with three people aboard landed safely without landing gear Monday after circling an Australian airport for almost three hours to burn off fuel. The pilot, Peter Schott, and his passengers, a 60-year-old man and a 65-year-old woman, walked...

Australian judge extends ban on X sharing video of Sydney bishop's stabbing

May. 10, 2024 07:04 AM EDT

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — An Australian judge on Friday extended a ban on X allowing videos of the stabbing of a Sydney bishop in his church last month after government lawyers condemned the social media company's free speech argument for keeping the graphic images circulating. ...

Stock market today: Asian shares are mixed after Wall St rally takes S&P 500 near record

May. 09, 2024 23:05 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Stocks in Asia were mixed Friday after a rally on Wall Street that pulled the S&P 500 back within 1% of its record. Benchmarks fell in Tokyo, Sydney and Seoul but rose in China, where investors were focused on the release of April inflation figures. ...

Australian boy killed by police was in deradicalization program since causing school explosion

May. 07, 2024 07:34 AM EDT

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — A 16-year-old boy who was shot dead by police after stabbing a man in the Australian west coast city of Perth had been engaged in a deradicalization program since he detonated a homemade explosive device in a school toilet block two years ago, police said on Tuesday. ...

Boy shot dead after Perth stabbing was in deradicalization program, but no ties seen to Sydney teens

May. 06, 2024 01:37 AM EDT

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — A 16-year-old boy who was shot dead by police after stabbing a man in the Australian west coast city of Perth had been in a deradicalization program but had no links to an alleged network of teen extremists in the east coast city of Sydney, authorities said. ...

Qantas agrees to pay $79 million in compensation and a fine for selling seats on canceled flights

May. 05, 2024 23:54 PM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Qantas Airways agreed to pay 120 million Australian dollars ($79 million) in compensation and a fine for selling tickets on thousands of cancelled flights, the airline and Australia’s consumer watchdog said on Monday. The Australian Competition and...