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2 pilots walk away from Boeing 737 tanker crash in Australia

Feb. 07, 2023 04:43 AM EST

PERTH, Australia (AP) — Two pilots walked away with minor injuries after a Boeing 737 jet converted for firefighting crashed in Australia, officials said Tuesday. The twin-engine tanker owned by Canadian-based Coulson Aviation crashed in Fitzgerald River National Park in southern...

Pell mourned at Sydney cathedral day before funeral, protest

Feb. 01, 2023 02:29 AM EST

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Mourners paid their respects to Cardinal George Pell in a Sydney cathedral Wednesday a day before the funeral and interment of a polarizing church leader who was once the most senior Catholic convicted of sex abuse. Pell, who died last month at age 81,...

Police ask court to ban protest at Cardinal's Sydney funeral

Jan. 31, 2023 05:44 AM EST

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australian police plan to ask a judge to ban gay rights protesters from demonstrating outside the funeral of Cardinal George Pell in Sydney on Thursday due to public safety concerns. Pell, who was once considered the third-highest ranking cleric in the...

Nevada lithium mine gets conditional $700M government loan

Jan. 13, 2023 21:23 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Energy announced a conditional loan of $700 million Friday to an Australian mining company to pursue a lithium project still facing environmental hurdles in Nevada as the U.S. seeks domestic supplies for a key component in electric vehicle batteries. ...

AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2023: Ash Barty still in news, not on court

Jan. 09, 2023 09:13 AM EST

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Ash Barty finished 2022 the way she started it — in the spotlight. There will be no Barty Party at Melbourne Park this time around, though, because it's been 10 months since she retired at age 25 while the No. 1-ranked woman in tennis. ...

Australian charged over travel to IS territory freed on bail

Jan. 06, 2023 02:39 AM EST

SYDNEY (AP) — An Australian woman charged with willingly entering part of Syria that was under control of the Islamic State group was freed on bail Friday as a debate raged about the risk to the community. Mariam Raad, 31, is one of several Australians whose husbands were killed or...

Pilot, 2 British visitors among 4 killed in Australia crash

Jan. 02, 2023 22:12 PM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — A pilot, two British visitors and a Sydney woman have been identified as the four people killed in a collision of two helicopters over the waterfront at an Australian tourist hotspot. Authorities say it was fortunate the death toll in the crash of two...

FA to take 'strong action' after Melbourne fan violence

Dec. 17, 2022 20:49 PM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Football Australia has vowed to take strong and swift action with harsh punishments after an A-League soccer match between rivals Melbourne City and Melbourne Victory was abandoned Saturday after fans invaded the field and attacked City goalkeeper Tom Glover. ...

6 killed, including 2 officers, in Australian ambush, siege

Dec. 13, 2022 00:55 AM EST

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Six people, including two young police officers, were shot and killed at a property in rural Australia after officers who arrived to investigate reports of a missing person were ambushed, authorities said Tuesday. Police said the violence began about 4:45...

Finnish PM warns Russian win would empower aggressors

Dec. 02, 2022 01:01 AM EST

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Finland’s Prime Minister Sanna Marin warned an Australian audience Friday that a Russian victory over Ukraine would empower other aggressors and urged democracies against forming “critical dependencies” on authoritarian states such as China. Marin...