Asia shares sink after Wall Street sell-off

Business 12/05/18, 01:26

Asian stocks sank Wednesday after Wall Street plunged amid confusion about what Washington and Beijing agreed to in a tariff cease-fire.KEEPING SCORE: Hong Kong's Hang Seng index fell 1.8 percent to 26,765.27 points and the Shanghai Composite Index lost 0.7 percent to 2,845.61. Tokyo's Nikkei 225 lost 0.7 percent to ...

Brother of test cricketer Khawaja arrested

Sports 12/03/18, 20:40

The brother of Australia test cricketer Usman Khawaja has been taken into custody by counter-terrorism police investigating the discovery in August of a laptop computer containing a purported terrorist hit-list.Arsalan Khawaja, 39, was arrested Tuesday morning after being pulled over while driving in western Sydney, according to a spokesperson for ...

Thousands of Australian students protest climate change

Science 11/30/18, 01:16

Thousands of schoolchildren across Australia skipped classes Friday to attend rallies demanding the government act on climate change.But Resources Minister Matt Canavan said the students should be in school learning about science and mining, rather than discovering how to get on welfare.The coordinated rallies Friday were held in close to ...

Prithvi Shaw injures ankle while fielding for India at SCG

Sports 11/29/18, 19:14

Teenage star Prithvi Shaw has sustained a serious-looking left ankle injury while fielding for India against a Cricket Australia XI at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Friday.Shaw was in pain and immediately grabbed his lower left leg after attempting to take a catch on the boundary. The 19-year-old Shaw was ...

Asian stocks gain after Fed chief hints rate rises may slow

Business 11/29/18, 00:58

Most Asian stock markets followed Wall Street higher on Thursday after Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell suggested the pace of U.S. interest rate increases might slow.KEEPING SCORE: Tokyo's Nikkei 225 rose 0.4 percent to 22,278.70 and Sydney's S&P-ASX 200 added 0.6 percent to 5,758.40. Seoul's Kospi advanced 0.4 percent to ...

Rain washes out 1st day of India four-day tour match

Sports 11/28/18, 01:11

The first day of India's only tour match ahead of the first cricket test against Australia has been washed out by torrential rain.The four-day match against a Cricket Australia Xi was scheduled to start Wednesday morning, but storms and heavy downpours ensured the covers stayed on at the Sydney Cricket ...

India beats Australia by 4 wickets in 3rd T20, ties series

Sports 11/25/18, 07:06

Captain Virat Kohli made an unbeaten 61 to steer India to a six-wicket win over Australia in the third Twenty20 international on Sunday, tying the rain-affected three-match series at 1-1.India produced significant partnerships at both ends of the innings to ease past Australia's competitive total of 164-6, reaching 168-4 with ...

World Cup: Ancer seems to have the answer in Australia

Golf 11/24/18, 02:10

Abraham Ancer won last week's Australian Open in Sydney and with his teammate Roberto Diaz is tied for second at the World Cup, five strokes behind Belgium going into the final round.Ancer, who shot 65 with Diaz on Saturday, was asked whether the food had something to do with his ...

Cahill international career ends with a win for Australia

Soccer 11/20/18, 06:43

Tim Cahill's farewell game for Australia ended in a 3-0 win over Lebanon on Tuesday, leaving the Socceroos' all-time leading scorer with 50 goals and 108 caps.Cahill, who scored in three of the four World Cups he contested, went on with about 10 minutes remaining at Sydney's Olympic stadium, and ...

New Zealand makes biggest cocaine bust in banana shipment

World 11/15/18, 23:18

New Zealand police have made the country's largest cocaine seizure, with 190 kilograms (418 pounds) of the drug found in a container of bananas shipped from Panama.New Zealand police and customs officials said Friday that the cocaine was contained in five duffel bags on top of bananas in a shipment ...

An takes 1-stroke lead at Australian Open with late eagle

Sports 11/15/18, 02:39

Byeong Hun An overcame four-seasons-in-one-day type weather to take a one-stroke lead after the first round of the Australian Open.The South Korean's eagle on the par-5 eighth hole, his second-last of the day, gave him a 5-under 67 on Thursday at The Lakes.Matt Kuchar of the U.S.A. plays from a ...

Asian stocks higher after Wall Street fall, Brexit approval

Business 11/15/18, 01:49

Most Asian stock markets gained Thursday after Wall Street fell and Britain's Cabinet endorsed a draft agreement to leave the European Union.KEEPING SCORE: The Shanghai Composite Index rose 1 percent to 2,659.12 and Hong Kong's Hang Seng added 1 percent to 25,907.26. Tokyo's Nikkei 225 shed 0.2 percent to 21,803.62 ...

Lahiri hopes for food-inspired boost at Australian Open

Sports 11/15/18, 00:33

Anirban Lahiri says an Indian restaurant in Sydney will help him overcome jet lag as he bids to get his first Australian Open back on track after an opening 1-over 73.Lahiri was six shots behind first-round leader Byeong Hun An at The Lakes on Thursday.Lahiri was one of several players ...

Andrew Bogut tells Australia’s NBL to butt out of timeouts

Basketball 11/13/18, 23:42

Former NBA player Andrew Bogut has a message for his new league back in his home country: butt out of time outs if you don't like the language being spoken. The National Basketball League isn't listening.Bogut, playing for the Sydney Kings in the NBL, played nearly 700 games in the ...

Snedeker back at Australian Open for 1st time since 2007

Golf 11/13/18, 21:27

Brandt Snedeker hasn't played the Australian Open since 2007 but the memory of his costly mistake in the final round hasn't faded.Snedeker lost by a shot to Craig Parry when he called a penalty on himself on the 14th hole of the final round at The Australian Golf Club because ...

Global stocks mixed after Wall Street tech sell-off

Business 11/13/18, 03:46

European stocks gained while Asian markets were mixed Tuesday after a tech sell-off dragged Wall Street lower.KEEPING SCORE: In early trading, Germany's DAX advanced 0.5 percent to 11,380.05 and France's CAC 40 added 0.4 percent to 5,080.89. London's FTSE 100 added 0.1 percent to 7,063.26. On Monday, the DAX lost ...

Asian stock markets sink after Wall Street rally fades

Business 11/09/18, 01:15

Asian stock markets fell Friday after a post-election Wall Street rally faded and the U.S. Federal Reserve suggested it will keep raising interest rates.KEEPING SCORE: The Shanghai Composite Index lost 1.3 percent to 2,614.37 and Tokyo's Nikkei 225 retreated 0.8 percent to 22,310.16. Hong Kong's Hang Seng fell 2.4 percent ...

Independent says Australian gov’t lost on its refugee stance

World 11/04/18, 23:50

A newly elected independent lawmaker said on Monday a tough policy toward asylum seekers was a major reason Australia's conservative government lost its parliamentary majority.Kerryn Phelps on Monday was declared the winner of an Oct. 20 by-election forced when former Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull quit parliament after his conservative coalition ...

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