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Papua New Guinea's sidelined minister to fight domestic violence charge in Sydney court next year

Jul. 17, 2024 01:27 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — Papua New Guinea’s sidelined Petroleum Minister Jimmy Maladina will appear in an Australian court in March next year to fight a charge of assaulting a woman during a domestic dispute. The 58-year-old appeared in the Downing Centre Local Court on Wednesday to have a...

Papua New Guinea lawmaker pleads not guilty in Sydney court to assaulting woman

Jul. 10, 2024 23:41 PM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — Papua New Guinea's sidelined Petroleum Minister Jimmy Maladina pleaded not guilty in a Sydney court Thursday to a charge of assaulting a woman during a domestic dispute. His lawyer Margaret Cunneen entered the plea on his behalf during his brief appearance in Waverley...

Australia appoints special envoy to confront a rise in antisemitism across the country

Jul. 09, 2024 03:34 AM EDT

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Australian government named a special envoy Tuesday to confront a rise in antisemitism across the country since the Israel-Hamas war began. A similar envoy will soon be appointed to challenge Islamophobia in Australia and both will promote social...

Boy accused of stabbing student at Sydney university has faced previous charges, officials say

Jul. 03, 2024 02:11 AM EDT

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — A state government minister said on Wednesday a 14-year-old boy accused of stabbing a student at the University of Sydney has faced charges that were dismissed by a court, while newspapers reported he was accused of threatening to shoot fellow students. ...

Stock market today: Asian shares mostly rise, boosted by Wall Street records as Tesla zooms

Jul. 02, 2024 23:45 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly higher on Wednesday after Tesla shares zoomed up more than 10%, helping to drive U.S. benchmarks to new records. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 rose 0.9% in morning trading to 40,425.27. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 gained nearly 0.3% to...

Stock market today: Asian shares are mostly lower ahead of key US inflation report

Jun. 27, 2024 00:27 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares fell Thursday in most Asian markets ahead of a key U.S. inflation report due Friday that might point the way ahead for interest rates. Benchmarks fell more than 1% in Tokyo, Hong Kong and Sydney. Oil prices and U.S. futures also declined. The...

New Caledonia reopening its international airport and shortening curfew as unrest continues to ebb

Jun. 16, 2024 05:16 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The French Pacific territory of New Caledonia is shortening its overnight curfew and reopening its international airport that was closed to commercial flights for more than a month because of deadly violence that wracked the archipelago where pro-independence Indigenous Kanaks want...

Boy accused of terrorist act in Sydney church faces new charges of stabbing bishop and priest

Jun. 14, 2024 04:55 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — A 16-year-old boy accused of committing a terrorist act by stabbing a bishop in a Sydney church in April faces two additional charges, a court was told on Friday. The boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was arrested at the scene of the stabbing on April 15 in...

Ex-Australia rugby league star Jarryd Hayne wins an appeal against his rape conviction

Jun. 11, 2024 23:05 PM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — Ex-Australian rugby league international Jarryd Hayne had his rape conviction overturned on appeal Wednesday and was released from his year-long stay in jail. The New South Wales Court of Criminal Appeal ruled that a judge erred in not allowing the complainant to be...

Scholar opposites: A university lecturer and a high school student breaking new ground at Olympics

Jun. 11, 2024 11:36 AM EDT

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — University lecturer Rachael “Raygun” Gunn chuckles when she recalls telling her students that she’s a breaker – you know, spinning on the ground and bustin’ moves to blaring hip-hop music. Some of her students didn’t seem to believe her. And...