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Taekwondo instructor charged with murder in the deaths of a 7-year-old student and the boy's parents

Feb. 21, 2024 22:14 PM EST

SYDNEY (AP) — A taekwondo instructor was charged from his hospital bed Thursday with three counts of murder for the deaths of a 7-year-old student and the boy’s parents in Sydney. Lawyers for Kwang Kyung Yoo, 49, appeared on his behalf in the Parramatta Local Court hearing, but...

Taekwondo instructor killed his 7-year-old student and the boy’s parents, Sydney police say

Feb. 20, 2024 23:02 PM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — A taekwondo instructor killed a 7-year-old student at his academy and the boy's parents before going to a Sydney hospital with stab and slash wounds on his body, police said Wednesday. Kwang Kyung Yoo, owner of the Lion’s Taekwondo and Martial Arts...

Residents in Canadian city of Cape Breton await rescue after snowstorm

Feb. 06, 2024 16:06 PM EST

SYDNEY, Nova Scotia (AP) — Several residents in Canada’s Atlantic city of Cape Breton were anxiously awaiting rescue Tuesday after a huge dump of heavy, wet snow over the weekend jammed entrances to homes, blocked roadways and prompted a local state of emergency. The Cape Breton...

Today in History: January 26, Kobe Bryant, daughter Gianna and 7 others die in helicopter crash

Jan. 26, 2024 18:40 PM EST

Today in History Today is Friday, Jan. 26, the 26th day of 2024 There are 340 days left in the year. Today in History: On Jan. 26, 2020, NBA legend Kobe Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter Gianna and seven others were killed when their helicopter plunged...

2 monuments symbolizing Australia's colonial past damaged by protesters ahead of polarizing holiday

Jan. 25, 2024 00:18 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Two monuments symbolizing Australia's colonial past were damaged by protesters on Thursday ahead of an increasingly polarizing national holiday that marks the anniversary of British settlement. A statue in Melbourne of British naval officer James Cook,...

Stock market today: Asian shares mostly decline after mixed Wall Street finish

Jan. 05, 2024 01:41 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares mostly declined Friday, after a mixed finish on Wall Street, although export-related Tokyo stocks got a boost from a strengthening dollar. Benchmarks rose in Tokyo but fell in Sydney, Seoul, Hong Kong and Shanghai. The yen has weakened...

Stock market today: Asian shares trade mixed, mirroring Wall Street finish

Jan. 04, 2024 23:38 PM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mixed on Friday, mirroring the finish on Wall Street, although export-related Tokyo stocks got a boost from a strengthening dollar. Benchmarks rose in Tokyo, Sydney and Shanghai, but fell in Seoul and Hong Kong. The yen has weakened...

The largest male specimen of the world’s most venomous spider has been found in Australia

Jan. 04, 2024 18:12 PM EST

SYDNEY (AP) — With fangs that could pierce a human fingernail, the largest male specimen of the world's most venomous arachnid has found a new home at the Australian Reptile Park where it will help save lives after a member of the public discovered it by chance. The deadly Sydney...