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Australia updates law to protect data after Optus hack

Oct. 06, 2022 00:18 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Australian government announced changes Thursday to its telecommunications law to protect vulnerable customers after personal details were stolen in a major cyberattack on the nation’s second-largest wireless carrier. The changes to...

Ukraine leader says Putin wouldn't survive nuclear attack

Oct. 06, 2022 06:52 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said on Thursday it was “hard to say” whether the risk of nuclear war had increased with his military's territorial gains, but he remains confident his Russian counterpart would not survive such as escalation in hostilities. ...

Sydney beats 1950 rainfall record with 3 wet months to spare

Oct. 06, 2022 02:03 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — Australia’s largest city, Sydney, has been soaked by its wettest year on record with almost three months of expected above-average rain to spare. The city of 5 million people beat its 1950 record of 2,194 millimeters (86.4 inches) at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday when 27.2...

Asian stocks mixed on strong US hiring, OPEC oil output cuts

Oct. 05, 2022 23:28 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks were mixed Thursday after strong U.S. hiring dampened hopes the Federal Reserve might ease off plans for interest rate hikes and the OPEC group of oil exporters agreed to output cuts to shore up prices. Tokyo and Seoul advanced while Hong Kong and Sydney...

Kahleah Copper's FIBA diary: Mission accomplished!

Oct. 01, 2022 10:08 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — We got what we came for — the gold. It didn't end specifically how I wanted it to after I hurt my hip in the quarterfinals and couldn't play in the medal rounds. But I knew I'd still have a role as part of the bench mob. I would cheer my teammates on as loud as I...

Asian stocks sink on German inflation, British tax cuts

Sep. 29, 2022 23:53 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks sank again Friday after German inflation spiked higher, British Prime Minister Liz Truss defended a tax-cut plan that rattled investors and Chinese manufacturing weakened. Shanghai, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Sydney retreated. Oil prices edged lower. ...

Without Griner, US using versatile posts Stewart and Wilson

Sep. 29, 2022 11:09 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — Without Brittney Griner's 6-foot-8 presence to dominate around the basket, the U.S. women needed to figure out how to overcome her absence. So far, so good. The Americans have rolled through the World Cup, beating opponents by average of 44 points per...

Suu Kyi convicted again, Australian economist gets 3 years

Sep. 29, 2022 05:19 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — A court in military-ruled Myanmar convicted former leader Aung San Suu Kyi in another criminal case Thursday and sentenced Australian economist Sean Turnell to three years in prison for violating Myanmar’s official secrets act, a legal official said. Suu Kyi...

Asian stocks follow Wall St higher after UK calms markets

Sep. 28, 2022 23:56 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets followed Wall Street higher Thursday after Britain's central bank moved forcefully to stop a budding financial crisis. Market benchmarks in Hong Kong, Seoul and Sydney added more than 1%. Shanghai and Tokyo also rose. Oil prices edged lower after...

Lauren Jackson, Aussie fans enjoying her World Cup finale

Sep. 28, 2022 08:46 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — Thirty minutes after Australia knocked off Canada in the preliminary round of the women's basketball World Cup, Lauren Jackson was back on the court signing autographs and posing for selfies with hundreds of adoring fans. They couldn't get enough of the Australian...