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The Latest: Tweet recalls queen's loving anniversary speech

Apr. 10, 2021 11:43 AM EDT

Events and reaction from around the world to mark the death of Prince Philip at age 99: LONDON — The Twitter account of Britain's royal family has featured a tribute Queen Elizabeth II gave to Prince Philip for the couple's 50th wedding anniversary. ...

Spithill navigates from America's Cup loss to SailGP debut

Apr. 08, 2021 20:10 PM EDT

Three weeks after his Italian-based team lost the America’s Cup match on New Zealand’s Hauraki Gulf, Australian-born Jimmy Spithill has arrived on Bermuda’s Great Sound to lead the reconfigured American team in the SailGP global league. Spithill will make his SailGP...

Asia Today: Modi gets 2nd vaccine dose as India hits record

Apr. 08, 2021 07:38 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s prime minister received his second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine as the country hit another peak Thursday with 126,789 new cases reported in the past 24 hours. “Vaccination is among the few ways we have to defeat the virus. If you are...

A paper cowboy rides out his quarantine in Australian hotel

Apr. 07, 2021 20:44 PM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — By Day 3 of being confined to his Australian hotel room for quarantine, David Marriott was getting bored. He'd watched a few seasons of “The Sopranos” and his eyes were getting tired from reading. Then his lunch arrived in a brown...

New Zealand to open travel bubble with Australia on April 19

Apr. 06, 2021 04:01 AM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand announced Tuesday it will open a long-anticipated travel bubble with Australia on April 19 now that both countries have been successful in stamping out the spread of the coronavirus. The start of quarantine-free travel between...

New Zealand businessman guilty of having child abuse images

Apr. 01, 2021 00:20 AM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — One of New Zealand's most well-known businessmen pleaded guilty Thursday to possessing child sex abuse images, including some of children as young as 2. Ron Brierley's pleas on three charges in an Australian court have sparked a rarely...

Australia to build guided missiles to boost defense capacity

Mar. 30, 2021 23:49 PM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Australia announced Wednesday it would begin building its own guided missiles in close collaboration with the U.S. as it seeks to boost its defense capabilities. The news comes amid growing unease in the Pacific region about China's...

Australia plans to start building its own guided missiles in collaboration with the U.S. to boost defense capabilities

Mar. 30, 2021 22:06 PM EDT
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Australia plans to start building its own guided missiles in collaboration with the U.S. to boost defense capabilities.

Australia endures droughts, fires, floods and marauding mice

Mar. 26, 2021 06:59 AM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Rob Costigan bought a rugged farm in rural Australia three years ago with the dream of building it into something he could leave to his kids. One year later, he was needing to truck in water to battle an extreme drought. Then Australia's...

China summons foreign diplomats in protest over sanctions

Mar. 23, 2021 20:50 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China on Tuesday said it summoned foreign diplomats in protest after the United States, the European Union, Canada and Britain jointly imposed sanctions on senior Chinese officials over alleged human rights abuses in China’s far western Xinjiang region. ...