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Asian stocks higher as investors watch corporate earnings

Oct. 19, 2021 00:08 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets followed Wall Street higher as investors waited Tuesday for U.S. corporate results to see how companies are coping with supply disruptions and the past quarter's surge in coronavirus infections. Shanghai, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Sydney...

Australian state to end quarantine for vaccinated travelers

Oct. 15, 2021 05:07 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Sydney will end hotel quarantine for vaccinated passengers when scheduled international flights restart in Australia within two weeks, officials said on Friday, while maintaining some restrictions on foreigners entering the country. Vaccinated...

The Latest: Australia's capital: 99% with at least 1 dose

Oct. 14, 2021 21:32 PM EDT

CANBERRA — Australia’s capital Canberra has come out of lockdown with authorities reporting more than 99% of the population aged 12 and older having at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. Sydney came out of lockdown on Monday with only the 73.5% of the population...

New Zealand businessman sent to jail for child abuse images

Oct. 13, 2021 23:18 PM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — One of New Zealand’s best-known businessmen Ron Brierley was sentenced in a Sydney court on Thursday to 14 months in prison for possessing thousands of child sex abuse images. The 84-year-old former corporate raider had pleaded guilty to the charges in...

Holocaust survivor-author Eddie Jaku dies in Sydney aged 101

Oct. 12, 2021 04:39 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Holocaust survivor Eddie Jaku, who last year published his best-selling memoir, “The Happiest Man on Earth,” has died in Sydney, a Jewish community leader said. He was 101. “Eddie Jaku was a beacon of light and hope for not only our...

Sydney opens to vaccinated after 100-plus days of lockdown

Oct. 10, 2021 21:04 PM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Sydney hairdressers, gyms, cafés and bars reopened to fully vaccinated customers on Monday for the first time in more than 100 days after Australia’s largest city achieved a vaccination benchmark. Sydney planned to reopen on the Monday...

Slingsby steers Aussies to win in wild SailGP regatta

Oct. 10, 2021 16:33 PM EDT

Tom Slingsby and Team Australia won the Spain Sail Grand Prix on Sunday by sailing to an easy win in the podium race after Sir Ben Ainslie’s British team capsized just after the start, effectively knocking U.S. skipper Jimmy Spithill out of contention. The victory on a...

National player alleges sexual abuse in Australian soccer

Oct. 06, 2021 02:29 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — Soccer authorities in Australia have urged players to make formal complaints in any cases of sexual abuse or misconduct after one of the country’s leading international goal scorers alleged she’d been groomed and harassed by senior players early in her career. ...

Australia won't welcome foreign tourists until at least 2022

Oct. 05, 2021 06:26 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Foreign tourists won’t be welcomed back to Australia until at least next year, the prime minister said Tuesday as he outlined plans for lifting some of the toughest and longest COVID-19 travel restrictions imposed by any democracy. The...

Lawyer: Hillsong founder to deny concealing abuse in court

Oct. 05, 2021 03:07 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — Hillsong Church founder Brian Houston will plead not guilty to illegally concealing alleged child abuse by his father, his lawyer told a court on Tuesday. Houston did not appear at Sydney’s Downing Center Local Court when his charge was mentioned before...