Asian stocks mixed after listless Wall Street day

Business 04/12/19, 00:28

Asian stock markets were mostly higher Friday after a mixed Wall Street close on listless trading. Benchmarks in Tokyo, Sydney and Seoul rose. Shanghai and Hong Kong declined as investors watched for Chinese trade data. Traders were hoping for a "good set of figures" from Beijing following unexpectedly strong March manufacturing and ...

Geoffrey Rush wins case against Sydney newspaper publisher

Entertainment 04/11/19, 01:22

Oscar-winning actor Geoffrey Rush won his defamation case on Thursday against a Sydney newspaper publisher and journalist over reports he had been accused of inappropriate behavior toward an actress.The 67-year-old Australian had sued The Daily Telegraph's publisher and journalist Jonathon Moran over two stories and a poster published in late ...

Asian markets follow Wall Street higher

Business 04/09/19, 00:49

Asian markets followed Wall Street higher Tuesday as investors watched for Brexit developments and corporate earnings.Benchmarks in Shanghai, Hong Kong and Seoul gained, while Tokyo and Sydney were little-changed. Southeast Asian markets also gained.On Wall Street, the benchmark Standard & Poor's 500 index eked out a 0.1% gain to extend ...

Crown Resorts talking about takeover offer from Vegas’ Wynn

World 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 ...

Hollywood star Russell Crowe, coach Bennett team up in NRL

Sports 04/01/19, 23:12

This combination might well turn out to be legendary. It doesn't get much better in this sport than an Oscar-winning Hollywood actor and a veteran, high-profile coach teaming up in Australia's National Rugby League.So far Russell Crowe and Wayne Bennett are doing OK as an owner-coach combination, which some may ...

3 Sumatran tiger cubs explore jungle habitat in Sydney zoo

Amazing 03/29/19, 02:55

Three boisterous 10-week-old rare Sumatran tiger cubs have play-wrestled and explored their jungle habitat in their first public appearance at a Sydney zoo.Taronga Zoo manager Mandy Everett said Friday the cubs were born on Jan. 17 to first-time mother Kartika.The female cubs were named Mawar, or Rose in Indonesian, and ...

Smith, Warner to return to uncertain welcome

Sports 03/28/19, 22:52

Steve Smith and David Warner on Friday ended their 12-month ban for their role in Australian cricket's ball-tampering scandal.But how soon and how warmly they will be welcomed back in an Australian team that has reshaped itself in their absence remains unclear.Former captain Smith and vice-captain Warner are expected to ...

Asian stocks rebound after slide on growth worries

Business 03/26/19, 00:43

Asian stock prices rebounded Tuesday after global markets slid on worries about U.S. and European economic growth.Tokyo's Nikkei 225 index rose 2.3 percent to 21,454.02 and Hong Kong's Hang Seng gained 0.2 percent to 28,571.71. The Shanghai Composite Index lost 1 percent to 3,012.92 and Sydney's S&P-ASX 200 was up ...

Crusaders lose their first game since mosque shootings

World 03/23/19, 19:58

The Crusaders lost for the first time this season and the Chiefs won for the first time, shaking up Super Rugby at the top and the bottom of the standings on Saturday.In their first game since the mosque shootings in their home city eight days earlier, the Christchurch-based Crusaders saw ...

Asian stocks follow Wall Street higher ahead of Brexit vote

Business 03/12/19, 01:10

Asian stocks followed Wall Street higher on Tuesday as investors awaited Britain's vote on a plan to leave the European Union.The Shanghai Composite Index rose 0.6 percent to 3,043.53 points and Tokyo's Nikkei 225 gained 1.1 percent to 21,503.69. Hong Kong's Hang Seng added 1.1 percent to 28,821.14 and Seoul's ...

Zimmermann had espionage in mind at NY Fashion Week

Entertainment 02/11/19, 17:52

Perhaps in another life, Nicky Zimmermann would have been a spy, an extremely chic one.The Australian fashion designer had espionage on her mind Monday at the New York Fashion Week show of her Zimmerman brand. She showed luxe trench coats made of buttery leather, hooded anoraks and bomber jackets in ...

Ellison’s new SailGP sailing league set to hit the water

Sports 01/24/19, 02:28

SailGP, the new sailing league founded by tech billionaire Larry Ellison and five-time America's Cup winner Russell Coutts, will leap from concept to reality next month when six souped-up catamarans hit the starting line off Shark Island in Sydney Harbor.SailGP will be a true global league, featuring many of the ...

Update: Petra Kvitova into Australian Open quarterfinals

Sports 01/19/19, 20:21

The Latest on Sunday from the Australian Open (all times local):12:15 p.m.Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova is the first player into the Australian Open quarterfinals after beating 17-year-old American Amanda Anisimova 6-2, 6-1 to open play Sunday at Rod Laver Arena.Kvitova, who had a WTA Tour-leading five tournament wins last ...

Indian player reported over potential suspect bowling action

Sports 01/13/19, 04:32

India batsman and part-time offspinner Ambati Rayudu has been reported for a suspect bowling action during his side's one-day international match against Australia in Sydney on Saturday.The International Cricket Council said Sunday that Rayudu's action was cited by match officials after he bowled two overs for figures of 0-13 during ...

Kvitova beats Barty in Sydney International women’s final

Sports 01/12/19, 06:49

Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova beat Ashleigh Barty 1-6, 7-5, 7-6 (3) in the women's singles final on Saturday at the Sydney International.Barty led the deciding set 3-0 before Kvitova began a comeback to win her 26th WTA title.Barty beat No. 1 Simona Halep, No.9 Kiki Bertens and No.12 Elise ...

Australia beats India by 34 runs in 1st ODI in Sydney

Sports 01/12/19, 06:33

Australia's reserve pacemen and recalled batsmen beat India by 34 runs at the Sydney Cricket Ground, where Rohit Sharma scored 133 but couldn't overhaul the hosts' 288-5 in the one-day international series opener.Usman Khawaja scored 59 during his first ODI in almost two years while Peter Handscomb, playing his first ...

Ashleigh Barty into Sydney International singles final

Tennis 01/11/19, 01:21

Ashleigh Barty continued her strong run at the Sydney International with a semifinal win over Kiki Bertens, beating the Dutch player 6-7 (4), 6-4, 7-5 Friday.Barty withstood 15 aces from Bertens in the 2-hour, 18-minute match to advance to her second consecutive final in Sydney.She will play two-time Wimbledon champion ...

Sasnovich, Barty through to Sydney International semifinals

Tennis 01/10/19, 01:58

Aliaksandra Sasnovich's impressive start to the season continued on Thursday with a straight-sets win over Timea Bacsinszky to advance to the Sydney International semifinals.The No. 33-ranked Sasnovich, who made it to the quarterfinals last week in Brisbane, was in control most of the way to beat the Swiss 6-3, 6-3.Sasnovich ...

Australians hold topless protest in support of Saudi runaway

World 01/09/19, 20:30

Four Australian women have held a topless protest in Sydney to support a runaway Saudi woman as Australia considers her bid to settle in the country as a refugee.Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun was on Wednesday deemed a refugee by the U.N. after being detained in Bangkok en route to Australia. The ...

Man in Australia arrested over suspicious consulate packages

World 01/09/19, 19:27

Australian police have arrested a man after 38 suspicious packages containing a possibly hazardous substance were sent to foreign consulates in the Australian cities of Melbourne, Canberra and Sydney.Police say a 48-year-old man was arrested at his home in Shepparton, Victoria state, on Wednesday night, and charged with sending dangerous ...

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