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Mourners call Australian Cardinal Pell victim of injustice

Feb. 02, 2023 06:20 AM EST

SYDNEY (AP) — Mourners at the Sydney funeral for Australian Cardinal George Pell, who was once the most senior Catholic convicted of sex abuse, remembered him Thursday as a victim of a campaign to punish him regardless of his guilt. Meanwhile, a few hundred protesters yelled...

Australia is removing British monarchy from its bank notes

Feb. 02, 2023 01:45 AM EST

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia is removing the British monarchy from its bank notes. The nation's central bank said Thursday its new $5 bill would feature an Indigenous design rather than an image of King Charles III. But the king is still expected to appear on coins that...

Women's World Cup hosts urge FIFA not to sign Saudi sponsor

Feb. 01, 2023 21:25 PM EST

GENEVA (AP) — Women’s World Cup co-hosts Australia and New Zealand urged FIFA on Wednesday not to sign a sponsor deal with the tourism authority of Saudi Arabia where “rights of women remain severely restricted.” Leaders of the two national soccer federations warned in a...

Australia phasing out monarchy from bank notes; King Charles III won't appear on $5 bill but expected on coins

Feb. 01, 2023 20:24 PM EST
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia phasing out monarchy from bank notes; King Charles III won't appear on $5 bill but expected on coins.

Race to vaccinate rare wild monkeys gives hope for survival

Feb. 01, 2023 13:55 PM EST

SILVA JARDIM, Brazil (AP) — In a small lab nestled in Brazil’s Atlantic Forest, researchers with gloved hands and masked faces cradle four tiny golden monkeys so a veterinarian can delicately slide a needle under the thin skin of each sedated animal’s belly. The next morning,...

Pell mourned at Sydney cathedral day before funeral, protest

Feb. 01, 2023 02:29 AM EST

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Mourners paid their respects to Cardinal George Pell in a Sydney cathedral Wednesday a day before the funeral and interment of a polarizing church leader who was once the most senior Catholic convicted of sex abuse. Pell, who died last month at age 81,...

Australia targets Myanmar, Iran with economic sanctions

Feb. 01, 2023 01:14 AM EST

Australia on Wednesday announced targeted financial sanctions and travel bans against “individuals responsible for egregious human rights abuses” in Myanmar two years after a military junta seized power in the Southeast Asian country. Australia also imposed additional sanctions...

Australia's Women's World Cup opener moved to bigger venue

Jan. 30, 2023 20:43 PM EST

Australia's Women's World Cup opener against Ireland has been moved to a larger stadium amid high demand for tickets. Australia’s opener was originally set to be played at Sydney’s new Allianz Stadium, which seats 42,500, but it has been shifted to Stadium Australia, which seats...

Sam Mewis unlikely to play for US at World Cup after surgery

Jan. 30, 2023 17:11 PM EST

Midfielder Sam Mewis has undergone a second knee surgery and is unlikely to be available to play for the United States at the Women's World Cup this summer. Mewis, who also plays for the Kansas City Current in the National Women's Soccer League, first had surgery on her right knee...

Dolphins, humans both benefit from fishing collaboration

Jan. 30, 2023 15:55 PM EST

A fishing community in southern Brazil has an unusual ally: wild dolphins. Accounts of people and dolphins working together to hunt fish go back millennia, from the time of the Roman Empire near what is now southern France to 19th century Queensland, Australia. But while historians...