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Pet deer kills man and injures wife in rural Australia

Apr. 17, 2019 3:08 AM EDT

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — A man was killed and his wife critically injured on Wednesday when they were attacked by their pet deer on a rural Australian property, police said. The 46-year-old man entered the stag's enclosure in the morning at Moyhu in Victoria state, Police Sergeant Paul Pursell said....

Media lawyers in Australian court over Cardinal gag order

Apr. 15, 2019 7:28 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Dozens of high-profile Australian journalists and major media organizations were represented by lawyers in a court on Monday on charges relating to breaches of a gag order on reporting about Cardinal George Pell's convictions for sexually molesting two choirboys. Reporting in any...

Shooting at Australia nightclub leaves 1 dead, 1 critical

Apr. 13, 2019 11:32 PM EDT

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — A drive-by shooting outside a popular Melbourne nightclub in Australia early Sunday left one man dead, another critically wounded and two others injured, police said. Police said shots were fired from a car into a crowd standing outside the two-story Love Machine club, hitting...

Australia opposes death penalty as Assange supporters march

Apr. 12, 2019 4:20 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — Australia said on Friday it would oppose the death penalty for Julian Assange if he's extradited to the United States, as protesters in Sydney called for his release and Australia's journalists' union voiced its strong support for him. The Australian WikiLeaks founder was arrested Thursday in...

Wynn walks away from deal after Crown Resorts tips its hand

Apr. 9, 2019 10:38 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — Wynn Resorts abruptly ended buyout talks with Australia's largest casino operator Tuesday after word of a potential buyout were leaked. In a tersely worded statement, the Las Vegas casino giant said it was ending all discussions with Crown Resorts. Earlier in the day, Crown had confirmed that...

Comedian Hannah Gadsby plots new US tour this spring, summer

Apr. 8, 2019 4:04 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Hannah Gadsby is following last year's breakout Netflix stand-up special with a new U.S. tour that has stops in San Francisco and ends in New York this summer. The Australian comedian's show "Douglas" had its world premiere in Melbourne, Australia, in March and Gadsby will take it to...

Australian senator censured for blaming Muslim victims

Apr. 3, 2019 12:22 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An Australian senator was censured by his colleagues on Wednesday for seeking to blame the victims of last month's mosque shootings and vilify Muslims. Sen. Fraser Anning was the target of widespread condemnation for blaming the attack in New Zealand on immigration policies. He...

Ferrari's Vettel and Leclerc top both Bahrain GP practices

Mar. 29, 2019 2:55 PM EDT

SAKHIR, Bahrain (AP) — Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc gave Ferrari a much-needed boost by topping the first two practice sessions at Formula One's Bahrain Grand Prix on Friday. After Leclerc finished about 0.3 seconds ahead of Vettel in the hot afternoon sun, Vettel was then only 0.035 clear of...

Australian man loses bullying-by-breaking wind court case

Mar. 29, 2019 3:30 AM EDT

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — An Australian appeals court on Friday dismissed a bullying case brought by an engineer who accused his former supervisor of repeatedly breaking wind toward him. The Victoria state Court of Appeal upheld a Supreme Court judge's ruling that even if engineer David Hingst's...

Bottas under pressure to show he can beat Hamilton again

Mar. 28, 2019 12:30 PM EDT

SAKHIR, Bahrain (AP) — After facing criticism for not winning a race last season, Valtteri Bottas has to deal with a different kind of pressure at this weekend's Bahrain Grand Prix. The expectation level has shot up following Bottas' impressive win at the season-opening Australian Grand Prix two weeks ago,...