US official urges Pacific nations to keep ties with Taiwan

World 05/23/19, 23:45

A top U.S. diplomat for Southeast Asia has urged Pacific island nations not to withdraw diplomatic recognition of Taiwan, warning that Chinese pressure to change Taiwan's international standing threatens to increase the possibility of conflict.U.S. Acting Assistant Secretary for Southeast Asia W. Patrick Murphy spoke to reporters in Canberra on ...

Refugee footballer thanks Australian leader for freedom

Soccer 02/13/19, 19:33

A refugee soccer player who was detained in Thailand for three months under threat of extradition to Bahrain came to the Australian capital on Thursday to thank the prime minister for his freedom.Hakeem al-Araibi flew to Canberra on Wednesday, only a day after arriving home in Melbourne on a flight ...

Starc has 5 wickets, Khawaja 101 for Australia vs Sri Lanka

Sports 02/03/19, 04:06

Mitchell Starc took five wickets and Usman Khawaja looks to have retained his Ashes spot with a century as Australia set Sri Lanka a victory target of 516 runs late on the third day of the second test on Sunday.Sri Lanka was 17 without loss at stumps, still needing 499 ...

Sri Lankan opener taken off field on stretcher after bouncer

Sports 02/02/19, 01:10

Sri Lanka opener Dimuth Karunaratne was hit by a bouncing delivery on his helmet and was taken off the field at Manuka Oval on a stretcher.Karunaratne crumpled to the ground after ducking into a Pat Cummins bouncer which rocketed into the back of his helmet after tea on the second ...

Australia 534-5 declared Sri Lanka in 2nd cricket test

Sports 02/01/19, 23:40

Kurtis Patterson became Australia's third century-maker of its first innings against Sri Lanka, scoring an unbeaten 114 in the second test at Manuka Oval on Saturday.Patterson made Sri Lanka pay for dropping him on the first ball he faced.Australia's century drought, which dated to Dubai in October, ended as Patterson ...

Australia loses 3 wickets in 1st session vs Sri Lanka

Sports 01/31/19, 20:40

Australia captain Tim Paine uncharacteristically won the toss and decided the home side would bat first in the second cricket test against Sri Lanka.Within 45 minutes of first session Friday at Manuka Oval, he may have wished he'd lost it.Australia lost three wickets and at one point was 28 for ...

Australian football team proud of Huawei sponsorship

Football 01/31/19, 03:22

An Australian football team says it wants to continue Huawei's longest-ever sports sponsorship despite the Chinese communication giant's legal wrangle with the United States and its ban from Australia's 5G networks.Huawei has been the major sponsor of the Canberra Raiders since 2012 and will consider this year extending its first ...

Sri Lanka looks for improvement in 2nd test vs Australia

Sports 01/30/19, 21:48

Sri Lanka looks to overcome a heavy loss in the first test and some selection panel changes when it begins play in the second test against Australia at Manuka Oval on Friday.Coach Chandika Hathurusingha was removed from the team's selection panel this week. Captain Dinesh Chandimal says Hathurusingha was disappointed ...

2 divers win Australian award for Thai cave rescue

Soccer 01/25/19, 04:49

Two amateur divers who canceled their vacation plans to join what they thought was a hopeless mission to rescue 12 boys and their soccer coach from a flooded cave in Thailand on Friday received one of Australia's most prestigious awards.Prime Minister Scott Morrison presented Australian of the Year Award 2019 ...

Australian state to pump oxygen into rivers as fish die

Science 01/15/19, 02:42

An Australian state government on Tuesday announced plans to mechanically pump oxygen into lakes and rivers after hundreds of thousands of fish have died in heatwave conditions.Up to a million dead fish were found floating last week in the Darling River in western New South Wales state and the state ...

Rebel Wilson loses bid to keep most of defamation payout

Entertainment 11/15/18, 20:59

Rebel Wilson has lost her bid to keep most of the record payout that was awarded to her in a defamation case against an Australian magazine.The actress had sued Woman's Day magazine last year over a series of articles she said had painted her as a serial liar.The magazine was ...

South Africa loses by 4 wickets against Australian tour side

World 10/31/18, 05:49

South Africa's tour of Australia started poorly with a four-wicket loss to Prime Minister's XI that had just three players with international experience.The South Africans lost a wicket on the first ball of the match Wednesday and were all out for 173 after winning the toss and electing to bat.Ex-Australia ...

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