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Canada into women's World Cup semis for 1st time since 1986

Sep. 29, 2022 06:10 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — No one on Canada's roster was alive the last time the team won a medal at the women's World Cup. Now the Canadians are a win away from securing one for the first time since 1986, when they captured the bronze. Kia Nurse scored 17 points to lead a balanced Canada team...

Australia flags tough new data protection laws this year

Sep. 29, 2022 05:56 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia could have tough new data protection laws in place this year in an urgent response to a cyberattack that stole from a telecommunications company the personal data of 9.8 million customers, the attorney-general said Thursday. Attorney-General...

Suu Kyi convicted again, Australian economist gets 3 years

Sep. 29, 2022 05:19 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — A court in military-ruled Myanmar convicted former leader Aung San Suu Kyi in another criminal case Thursday and sentenced Australian economist Sean Turnell to three years in prison for violating Myanmar’s official secrets act, a legal official said. Suu Kyi...

Thomas helps US top Serbia 88-55, advance to World Cup semis

Sep. 29, 2022 03:39 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — Alyssa Thomas and her United States teammates were tested for the first time in the World Cup by a physical Serbia team. After a slow start, the Americans used a dominant run spanning the half to take control of the game and reach the semifinals again. ...

Most High Court judges will be women in Australian first

Sep. 29, 2022 00:43 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Most judges sitting on Australia’s highest court will be women for the first time in the institution's 121-year history, the attorney-general said on Thursday. Justice Jayne Jagot will fill a High Court vacancy on its seven-judge bench when Justice...

Asian stocks follow Wall St higher after UK calms markets

Sep. 28, 2022 23:56 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets followed Wall Street higher Thursday after Britain's central bank moved forcefully to stop a budding financial crisis. Market benchmarks in Hong Kong, Seoul and Sydney added more than 1%. Shanghai and Tokyo also rose. Oil prices edged lower after...

Biden looks to win over Pacific Island leaders at summit

Sep. 28, 2022 16:02 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is hosting Pacific Island leaders for a two-day summit as the U.S. looks to counter China’s military and economic influence in the region. Pacific Island leaders, meanwhile, see an even more pressing concern: climate change. Secretary of...

Lauren Jackson, Aussie fans enjoying her World Cup finale

Sep. 28, 2022 08:46 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — Thirty minutes after Australia knocked off Canada in the preliminary round of the women's basketball World Cup, Lauren Jackson was back on the court signing autographs and posing for selfies with hundreds of adoring fans. They couldn't get enough of the Australian...

Australia demands Optus pay for new customer ID documents

Sep. 28, 2022 04:08 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s federal and state governments on Wednesday called for Optus to pay for replacing identification documents including passports and driver’s licenses to avoid identity fraud after 9.8 million of the telecommunications company’s customers had personal...

Kahleah Copper's FIBA diary: Rest, rest, rest

Sep. 27, 2022 12:57 PM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — Rest, rest and more rest. There’s been a lot of basketball in a short time and finding time to recover has been key to staying fresh and having success. You have to take care of your body. I have to give a huge thank you to the training staff of Courtney (Watson),...