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Australia argues against 'endangered' Barrier Reef status

Nov. 28, 2022 22:27 PM EST

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s environment minister said Tuesday her government will lobby against UNESCO adding the Great Barrier Reef to a list of endangered World Heritage sites, arguing that criticisms of government inaction on climate change were outdated. Officials...

UN: Great Barrier Reef should be on heritage 'danger' list

Nov. 28, 2022 11:41 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — A United Nations-backed mission is recommending that the Great Barrier Reef be added to the list of endangered World Heritage sites, warning that without “ambitious, rapid and sustained” climate action the world’s largest coral reef is in peril. The warning came...

Suspect in Australia murder arrested in India 4 years later

Nov. 25, 2022 04:02 AM EST

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The prime suspect in the murder of a woman on an Australian beach four years ago was arrested in New Delhi's outskirts three weeks after he was targeted with a 1 million Australian dollar ($677,000) reward, authorities said Friday. Indian national...

Australian police offer $633,000 reward for Indian suspect

Nov. 03, 2022 20:39 PM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australian police offered a 1 million Australian dollar ($633,000) reward on Thursday for information on the whereabouts of an Indian national who is suspected of murdering a woman on a tropical beach four years ago before returning to his homeland. ...

Sponsorships questioned by leading Australian athletes

Oct. 18, 2022 20:57 PM EDT

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Athletes in two of Australia’s most popular sports — cricket and netball — are criticizing millions of dollars of sponsorship money from mining and energy companies. Much of it involves environmental concerns. In another case of athletes speaking...

Report: Aussie rules player told to end partner's pregnancy

Sep. 21, 2022 04:26 AM EDT

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Australian Football League says it is investigating “very serious allegations" made by Indigenous players who say they were racially abused by a head coach at Hawthorn in Melbourne. A former Hawthorn player has told the Australian Broadcasting...