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Australia ends China deals on national interest grounds

Apr. 22, 2021 05:39 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s cancellation of two infrastructure deals with China prompted Beijing on Thursday to accuse its leaders of a “Cold War mentality” and threaten a possible response. The clash adds to strains in relations that are at a...

Driver jailed for 22 years for killing 4 Australian police

Apr. 13, 2021 23:30 PM EDT

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — A truck driver was sentenced to 22 years in prison on Wednesday for hitting and killing four police officers on an Australian freeway. Mohinder Singh was drug-effected and sleep-deprived when his truck veered into an emergency stopping lane...

Administrator at Australian university picked to lead URI

Apr. 13, 2021 13:26 PM EDT

SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (AP) — A top administrator at an Australian University was named the new president at the University of Rhode Island. Marc B. Parlange, provost and senior vice president of Monash University in Melbourne, Australia, who was born in Rhode Island,...

Australian portrait photographer June Newton dies at 97

Apr. 10, 2021 11:34 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The Australian photographer and actress June Newton — also known under her pseudonym Alice Springs — has died at 97, the Helmut Newton Foundation said Saturday in Berlin. Newton, who was also the wife of the late photographer Helmut Newton, died Friday...

Monthlong event encourages support of Black-owned businesses

Mar. 27, 2021 00:10 AM EDT

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Local organizations have collaborated to create Blacklisted Bingo, a month-long event, lasting from March 15 through April 16, to encourage the public to support local Black-owned businesses. “We believe that supporting Black-owned businesses...

6 men found dead in cartel-type vests in Mexico border area

Mar. 04, 2021 13:45 PM EST

CIUDAD VICTORIA, Mexico (AP) — Authorities in the northern Mexico border state of Tamaulipas said Wednesday that six men wearing vests with the initials of a notorious drug cartel have been found dead near the city of Reynosa, across the border from McAllen, Texas. An...

Seychelles bids to reach COVID 'herd immunity' by mid-March

Mar. 03, 2021 06:36 AM EST

VICTORIA, Seychelles (AP) — The Indian Ocean island nation of Seychelles had one of the world's first COVID-19 vaccine rollouts, and this month it aims to again break ground by reaching so-called “herd immunity." In an interview with The Associated Press, President...