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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...

Indian court grants extradition for Australia murder suspect

Jan. 24, 2023 07:27 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — A court in New Delhi on Tuesday approved an extradition request for the prime suspect in the killing of a woman on an Australian beach four years ago. Rajwinder Singh, who is of Indian origin, was arrested in November on the outskirts of the Indian capital. His...

Australian boy wakes from coma after helicopter collision

Jan. 16, 2023 00:09 AM EST

SYDNEY (AP) — A 10-year-old Australian boy who was critically injured two weeks ago when two helicopters collided, killing four people, had woken from a coma in hospital and held his father’s hand, a family priest said. Nicholas Tadros remained in the Queensland Children’s...

AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2023: Ash Barty still in news, not on court

Jan. 09, 2023 09:13 AM EST

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Ash Barty finished 2022 the way she started it — in the spotlight. There will be no Barty Party at Melbourne Park this time around, though, because it's been 10 months since she retired at age 25 while the No. 1-ranked woman in tennis. ...

Australian boy, 10, remains in coma after helicopter crash

Jan. 06, 2023 07:12 AM EST

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — A 10-year-old Australian boy remained in a coma Friday following a collision earlier this week between two helicopters that killed four people, including the boy's mother. Another boy, age 9, who was hospitalized in critical condition after the crash,...

Pilot, 2 British visitors among 4 killed in Australia crash

Jan. 02, 2023 22:12 PM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — A pilot, two British visitors and a Sydney woman have been identified as the four people killed in a collision of two helicopters over the waterfront at an Australian tourist hotspot. Authorities say it was fortunate the death toll in the crash of two...

Helicopters collide over Australian beach, 4 people dead

Jan. 02, 2023 21:11 PM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Two helicopters collided in an Australian tourist hotspot Monday afternoon, killing four people and critically injuring three others in a crash that drew emergency aid from beachgoers enjoying the water during the southern summer. One helicopter was...

Australian police investigate extremist views of cop killers

Dec. 14, 2022 00:53 AM EST

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Australian police are investigating the extremist views of three people who shot and killed two officers and a neighbor at a rural property before they were killed hours later by police in a gunfight. Investigators will look at the possible extremist...

6 killed, including 2 officers, in Australian ambush, siege

Dec. 13, 2022 00:55 AM EST

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Six people, including two young police officers, were shot and killed at a property in rural Australia after officers who arrived to investigate reports of a missing person were ambushed, authorities said Tuesday. Police said the violence began about 4:45...

Australia argues against 'endangered' Barrier Reef status

Nov. 28, 2022 22:27 PM EST

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s environment minister said Tuesday her government will lobby against UNESCO adding the Great Barrier Reef to a list of endangered World Heritage sites, arguing that criticisms of government inaction on climate change were outdated. Officials...