Latest Western Australia News

Judge: Prince Andrew can't halt lawsuit with domicile claim

Jan. 01, 2022 21:24 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Prince Andrew’s effort to immediately block the progression of a lawsuit by a woman who says he sexually assaulted her when she was 17 — on the grounds that she no longer lives in the U.S. — was rejected by a federal judge as oral arguments were set to proceed Monday on the...

Australia police call off search for man attacked by shark

Nov. 07, 2021 09:04 AM EST

SYDNEY (AP) — Police in western Australia on Sunday called off a search for a swimmer who was attacked by a shark. The wife of Paul Millachip, 57, said she was with him at the Port Beach in the suburb of Perth on Saturday morning when two teenagers on a boat witnessed...

Rescuers in west Australia search for man attacked by sharks

Nov. 06, 2021 05:24 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — Rescue services in western Australia were searching for a man who was attacked by multiple sharks, police said. Two teenagers on a boat saw what they believed was a shark attack at Port Beach in the North Fremantle suburb of Perth on Saturday morning and...

Western Australia sets 90% vaccination target for reopening

Nov. 05, 2021 01:37 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — While people are now able to travel freely in Australia's more populated east, COVID-19-free Western Australia will maintain its tight restrictions into next year, state leaders said Friday. Western Australia is the largest state, covering a...

Stranger charged with abducting 4-year-old Australian girl

Nov. 04, 2021 20:45 PM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Cleo Smith was back to her laughing, bubbly self as she played in the backyard of her Australian west coast family home on Thursday, hours before a 36-year-old stranger was charged with abducting the 4-year-old from a camping tent more than two weeks ago. ...

'My name is Cleo': Police weep upon rescuing Australian girl

Nov. 03, 2021 03:54 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Police smashed their way into a suburban house on Wednesday and rescued a 4-year-old girl whose disappearance from her family's camping tent on Australia's remote west coast more than two weeks ago both horrified and captivated the nation. ...

Australia, Thailand reopen borders after lengthy lockdowns

Nov. 01, 2021 08:09 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Sydney’s international airport came alive with tears, embraces and laughter on Monday as Australia opened its border for the first time in 20 months, with some arriving travelers removing mandatory masks to see the faces of loved ones they’ve been separated...

Australian police offer reward after 4-year-old disappears

Oct. 21, 2021 10:07 AM EDT

PERTH, Australia (AP) — Australian police posted a 1 million Australian dollar ($750,000) reward on Thursday for information about a 4-year-old girl who officials suspect was snatched from a tent at a remote coastal location five days earlier. Cleo Smith was reportedly...