Pro-Hong Kong demonstrations are sprouting up in other cities

World 08/17/19, 12:09

Chinese communities in the Australian cities of Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane, and Sydney have begun holding demonstrations in support of Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests. Nearly 600 pro-Hong Kong demonstrators gathered in downtown Melbourne, on Friday, Aug. 17, calling for solidarity with the Hong Kong protesters, who continue to flood Hong Kong’s streets ...

A capsule look at the 11 previous Cricket World Cups

Sports 05/23/19, 21:28

A look at the previous 11 editions of the Cricket World Cup:2015 Australia and New ZealandFinal: Australia def. New Zealand by 7 wicketsFILE - In this Sunday, June 20, 1999 file photo, Australia's Shane Warne celebrates taking the wicket of Pakistan's Ijaz Ahmed during the final of the Cricket ...

Shooting at Australia nightclub leaves 1 dead, 1 critical

Asia & Pacific 04/13/19, 21:44

A shooting outside a popular Melbourne nightclub in Australia early Sunday left one man dead and another critically wounded, police said.Police are investigating and appealing for anyone with video footage or information to come forward. They believe several people were shot outside the two-story Love Machine club early Sunday but ...

Crown Resorts talking about takeover offer from Vegas’ Wynn

Asia & Pacific 04/08/19, 23:57

Las Vegas casino giant Wynn Resorts is in talks to buy Australia's largest casino operator, Crown Resorts.Crown, which owns casinos in Melbourne, Perth and London and will soon open another in Sydney, confirmed in a statement on Tuesday it was in confidential takeover discussions over a cash-and-scrip offer from Wynn.It ...

Comedian Hannah Gadsby plots new US tour this spring, summer

Entertainment 04/08/19, 14:32

Hannah Gadsby is following last year's breakout Netflix stand-up special with a new U.S. tour that has stops in San Francisco and ends in New York this summer.The Australian comedian's show "Douglas" had its world premiere in Melbourne, Australia, in March and Gadsby will take it to America.The first stop ...

Australian man loses bullying-by-breaking wind court case

Amazing 03/28/19, 23:59

An Australian appeals court on Friday dismissed a bullying case brought by an engineer who accused his former supervisor of repeatedly breaking wind toward him.The Victoria state Court of Appeal upheld a Supreme Court judge's ruling that even if engineer David Hingst's allegations were true, flatulence did not necessarily constitute ...

Australian reporters charged over Pell gag order violations

Asia & Pacific 03/26/19, 20:33

Some of Australia's highest-profile journalists face possible prison sentences and large media organizations could be fined after being ordered to appear in court next month for allegedly breaching a gag order on reporting about Cardinal George Pell's convictions on charges of sexually molesting two choirboys.Reporting in any format accessible from ...

Bottas beats Mercedes teammate Hamilton to win Australian GP

Sports 03/17/19, 01:48

Valtteri Bottas has rediscovered his joy of driving and it's had immediate success as he led Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton in a 1-2 finish at the season-opening Australian Grand Prix.Mercedes was a hot favorite to win in Melbourne after dominating every practice session and qualifying on the first weekend of ...

Whiting’s death sets somber tone for opening F1 GP weekend

Sports 03/14/19, 03:29

The sudden death of race director Charlie Whiting set a somber tone for the first weekend of the Formula One season, with the attention to the regular rivalries such as Lewis Hamilton vs. Sebastian Vettel taking a back seat to the incoming tributes for the respected F1 veteran.A day before ...

FIA says F1 director Charlie Whiting has died in Australia

Sports 03/13/19, 21:11

Formula One Race Director Charlie Whiting has died from a pulmonary embolism three days before the season-opening Australian Grand Prix. He was 66.The federation for international auto racing issued a statement saying Whiting died on Thursday morning in Melbourne.FIA President Jean Todt said he was shocked by the sudden death ...

Australian cardinal sentenced to prison for child sex abuse

Europe 03/12/19, 22:19

The most senior Catholic convicted of child sex abuse was sentenced Wednesday to six years in prison for molesting two choirboys in a Melbourne cathedral in a crime that an Australian judge said showed "staggering arrogance." Victoria state County Court Chief Judge Peter Kidd ordered Cardinal George Pell to serve a ...

PHOTOS: The most senior Catholic convicted of child abuse

World 03/12/19, 21:31

The conviction and sentencing of Cardinal George Pell represent a remarkable downfall for the man who was Pope Francis' former finance minister and third-highest ranking Catholic in the Vatican.Pell, the most senior Catholic to be convicted of child sex abuse, was sentenced Wednesday to six years in prison for molesting ...

Timeline of Cardinal George Pell’s career and accusations

Europe 03/12/19, 19:54

An Australian judge has sentenced Cardinal George Pell to 6 years in prison on convictions of sexually abusing two choirboys in a cathedral when he was archbishop of Australia's second-largest city more than 20 years ago.A timeline of Pell's career and the criminal case:July 16, 1996: Auxiliary Bishop George Pell ...

Cardinal George Pell’s crimes described in victim’s words

Europe 03/12/19, 19:42

The trial of Cardinal George Pell was largely a case of his word against that of his sole accuser, a 34-year-old man who alleged that as a 13-year-old choirboy he and a friend were abused in one of Australia's grandest cathedrals more than 20 years ago as hundreds of worshippers ...

Pressure at top and bottom of Super Rugby standings

Africa 03/06/19, 21:22

The three leading teams in Super Rugby face challenging derby matches in the fourth round as interest focuses closely on the top and bottom of the standings.The defending champion Crusaders, who are unbeaten after three rounds, face the winless Chiefs in New Zealand, and the Melbourne Rebels, who have two ...

Cup of Nations: South Korea beats New Zealand 2-0

Sports 03/06/19, 01:33

Substitute midfielder Ji So-yun's long-range strike helped South Korea to a 2-0 win over New Zealand in their last women's Cup of Nations match on Wednesday.Ji came off the bench to turn Melbourne City defender Rebekah Stott inside out before firing a shot past New Zealand goalkeeper Erin Nayler in ...

Dozens of journalists accused of breaching gag order on Pell

Asia & Pacific 02/28/19, 19:53

An Australian state prosecutor has sent letters threatening to charge media organizations and dozens of journalists with breaching a gag order that banned reporting of Cardinal George Pell's convictions on charges of sexually molesting two choirboys, lawyers said Thursday.Reporting in any format accessible from Australia of details of the former ...

Update: Pell’s bail revoked, sentencing set for March 13

Europe 02/26/19, 23:51

The Latest on the sentencing hearing for Cardinal George Pell (all times local):2 p.m.A judge has revoked Cardinal George Pell's bail and said he would announce the disgraced cleric's sentence on March 13.Cardinal George Pell arrives at the County Court in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019. The most senior ...

Australian Cardinal Pell faces abuse sentencing hearing

Europe 02/26/19, 20:07

The most senior Catholic cleric ever convicted of child sex abuse could face his first night in custody after a sentencing hearing Wednesday that will decide his punishment for molesting two choirboys in a Melbourne cathedral two decades ago.A Victoria state County Court jury unanimously convicted Cardinal George Pell in ...

Australian Cardinal Pell convicted of molesting 2 choirboys

Asia & Pacific 02/26/19, 03:18

The most senior Catholic cleric ever charged with child sex abuse has been convicted of molesting two choirboys moments after celebrating Mass, dealing a new blow to the Catholic hierarchy's credibility after a year of global revelations of abuse and cover-up.Cardinal George Pell, Pope Francis' top financial adviser and the ...

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