Latest Queensland News

Coronavirus cases surge across Australia as omicron explodes

Dec. 29, 2021 00:28 AM EST

SYDNEY (AP) — Coronavirus cases surged across Australia on Wednesday as an outbreak of the omicron variant exploded, prompting Prime Minister Scott Morrison to schedule an emergency national cabinet meeting. The surge has already overwhelmed testing stations, prompted new vaccine...

Record COVID case numbers reported in 2 Australia states

Dec. 27, 2021 21:49 PM EST

SYDNEY (AP) — Australia’s Victoria and Queensland states reported record levels of new daily coronavirus infections on Tuesday as pressure on testing centers prompted calls for wider use of rapid antigen tests. Queensland state reported 1,158 cases, the first time the state has...

Light aircraft crash in Australia kills 2 children, 2 adults

Dec. 19, 2021 01:58 AM EST

SYDNEY (AP) — Four people including two children died on Sunday after a light aircraft crashed into the sea near the coast of Australia’s Queensland state. Police said the aircraft, a four-seater Rockwell, crashed off the end of a runway at Redcliffe, about 20 miles (32...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Dec. 17, 2021 14:16 PM EST

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ___ Vaccinated people aren’t nine...

Australia, NZ split group games equally at Women's World Cup

Dec. 01, 2021 19:24 PM EST

SYDNEY (AP) — Australia and New Zealand will each stage 24 games in the group stage when the countries host the Women’s World Cup for the first time in 2023. FIFA released further details of the schedule Wednesday after previously announcing that Auckland will stage...

European prospects eye Australian springboard to NBA

Nov. 30, 2021 10:29 AM EST

There's a new stopover for European prospects who hope their journeys lead to the NBA draft: Australia. The Next Stars program of the National Basketball League has groomed the likes of LaMelo Ball and Josh Giddey and has now added young European players to its ranks for...

Australia’s Barrier Reef erupts in color as corals spawn

Nov. 24, 2021 05:48 AM EST

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s Great Barrier Reef is spawning in an explosion of color as the World Heritage-listed natural wonder recovers from life-threatening coral bleaching episodes. Scientists on Tuesday night recorded the corals fertilizing billions of...

Australia cricket captain resigns after "sexting" scandal

Nov. 19, 2021 02:50 AM EST

Tim Paine took over the Australian test cricket team captaincy following one of the country's biggest and most embarrassing international scandals. He's lost it following a more personal indiscretion. Paine quit as test captain on Friday after being...

Modern pentathlon to drop show jumping from Olympic program

Nov. 04, 2021 21:50 PM EDT

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Modern Pentathlon Australia has supported a decision by the sport’s international governing body to remove the show jumping discipline from its Olympic competition after the 2024 Paris Games. The International Modern Pentathlon Union...