Latest New South Wales News

Jabeur retires from Sydney QF with injury; Murray reaches SF

Jan. 13, 2022 09:10 AM EST

SYDNEY (AP) — Ons Jabeur retired with a lower back injury in the Sydney Classic quarterfinals on Thursday, allowing Anett Kontaveit to advance. The fourth-seeded Kontaveit advanced after the seventh-seeded Tunisian lost the opening set 6-4 and decided to stop soon after. ...

Sydney man admits gay hate murder of American 32 years ago

Jan. 13, 2022 05:49 AM EST

SYDNEY (AP) — An Australian man has pleaded guilty to murdering an American mathematician who fell from a Sydney cliff in 1988 in a gay hate crime that was dismissed by police at the time as suicide. Scott White was charged in 2020 with murdering 27-year-old Los Angeles-born Scott...

Amid Djokovic backlash, Australia grapples with omicron wave

Jan. 12, 2022 09:39 AM EST

SYDNEY (AP) — Like millions of others in the most locked-down place on the planet, Melbourne resident Rav Thomas dutifully spent 262 days confined to his home as the COVID-19 pandemic raged. He got vaccinated. And the single father of two found ways to pay the bills as Melbourne’s lockdowns...

Asian stocks follow Wall St up as Powell says rates to rise

Jan. 11, 2022 22:59 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets followed Wall Street higher on Wednesday after Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell said monetary policy would return to normal and interest rates might be raised earlier than planned. Shanghai, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Sydney advanced. Oil prices...

Australia's New South Wales sets new high for COVID deaths

Jan. 11, 2022 22:40 PM EST

SYDNEY (AP) — Australia’s most populous state, New South Wales, made the reporting of rapid antigen test results mandatory Wednesday as it experienced its deadliest day of the pandemic with 21 deaths. State Premier Dominic Perrottet said residents who failed to register a...

Australia's New South Wales sees deadliest day of pandemic

Jan. 08, 2022 20:42 PM EST

SYDNEY (AP) — Australia’s New South Wales state reported 16 deaths on Sunday in its deadliest day of the pandemic, even as it relaxed rules to allow some essential workers in isolation to return to work if they are asymptomatic. Just over 30,000 new cases were reported in...

Former PM tests positive as omicron cases rise in Australia

Jan. 07, 2022 21:38 PM EST

SYDNEY (AP) — Australia's former Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull tested positive for COVID-19 on Saturday, as case numbers hit new highs across the country and health officials warned that the real number of cases is likely much higher than testing shows. Turnbull, who was prime...

Some say politics at play in Djokovic detention in Australia

Jan. 07, 2022 10:49 AM EST

On the tennis court, Novak Djokovic’s timing is perfect. But when the No. 1 player boarded a plane for Australia to play the first Grand Slam of the year with a COVID-19 vaccine exemption, his timing hardly could have been worse. While he was in the air, the game apparently shifted...

Some virus restrictions back in Australia as omicron surges

Jan. 07, 2022 00:37 AM EST

SYDNEY (AP) — Australia’s most populous state reinstated some restrictions and suspended elective surgeries on Friday as COVID-19 cases surged to another record. New South Wales reported 38,625 new cases, prompting Premier Dominic Perrottet to announce regulations banning dancing...

Asian stocks follow Wall St lower after Fed rates signal

Jan. 05, 2022 23:33 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets followed Wall Street lower on Thursday after investors saw minutes from a Federal Reserve meeting as a sign the U.S. central bank might hike interest rates faster to cool inflation. Shanghai, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Sydney retreated. Oil prices fell....