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Australian academic detained in Myanmar testifies at trial

Aug. 11, 2022 08:57 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — An Australian academic who is being tried with ousted Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi on charges of violating the country’s official secrets law testified in court for the first time on Thursday, a legal official said. Sean Turnell, an economist at Sydney’s...

Lauren Jackson back in international basketball at age 41

Aug. 10, 2022 08:22 AM EDT

Lauren Jackson has been named on her fifth FIBA World Cup roster for Australia in her comeback to international basketball, in a selection that was somewhat expected. Not so expected were the tears that came when the 41-year-old Jackson was officially informed of her place in the...

Australian state begins legislating to ban the swastika

Aug. 09, 2022 08:15 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — Australia’s most populous state took a major step toward banning Nazi symbols on Tuesday when the New South Wales Parliament’s lower house passed a bill that would criminalize their display. The bill must pass the upper chamber to become law. ...

Sydney realtor says deaths of Saudi sisters not random crime

Aug. 04, 2022 04:21 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Sydney apartment where the bodies of two Saudi sisters were found in June is back on the rental market with a real estate ad advising their deaths were “not a random crime and will not be a potential risk for the community.” Asra Abdullah Alsehli,...

Ex-WNBA star Lauren Jackson savors each day of her comeback

Aug. 02, 2022 19:39 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Lauren Jackson is savoring every minute of her basketball comeback even though the battle-tested Australian hoops icon knows she can't do things that once captivated fans before retiring from the sport six years ago. No, that “LJ" is no more. This chapter belongs...

Asian stocks follow Wall St lower before likely US rate hike

Jul. 27, 2022 01:42 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets followed Wall Street lower Wednesday as traders prepared for a possible sharp interest rate hike by the Federal Reserve to cool inflation. Shanghai, Hong Kong and South Korea declined. Tokyo and Sydney advanced. Oil prices were little changed,...

Pacific defense chiefs meet against backdrop of rising China

Jul. 26, 2022 22:59 PM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — Defense chiefs from across the Indo-Pacific gathered this week to bolster their connections against a backdrop of China's ongoing campaign to expand its influence and military presence in the region. Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, said...

Some rugby league players in Australia refuse pride jersey

Jul. 26, 2022 04:29 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — Seven Manly Sea Eagles players have withdrawn from a National Rugby League match in Australia because they’re unwilling to wear their club's inclusion jersey. The jersey has rainbow stripes and a rainbow collar — in place of the regular white sections — to...

Caroline Kennedy says US needs to engage more in the Pacific

Jul. 22, 2022 01:57 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — New U.S. Ambassador to Australia Caroline Kennedy said Friday the United States needs to engage more with the Pacific region at a time when China is asserting its presence. Kennedy spoke with reporters at Sydney International Airport after arriving to take on her new...

Asian markets rise ahead of US inflation data

Jul. 13, 2022 00:03 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets rose Wednesday as investors waited for U.S. inflation data some worry might lead to more interest rate hikes. Shanghai, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Seoul rose. Sydney declined. Oil prices rebounded from Tuesday's plunge but stayed below $100 per barrel....