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  • China Jul 4, 2019

    Australian Student Released in North Korea Says ‘I'm OK'

    An Australian student released after a week in detention in North Korea described his condition to reporters in Beijing on Thursday as “very good,” without saying what happened. Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced to Parliament that Alek Sigley, 29, had been released hours earlier following intervention from Swedish diplomats Wednesday, and had been taken to the Australian Embassy in...

  • New Zealand Jan 8, 2019

    Thai, Saudi Officials Meet Over Case of Young Saudi Woman

    Thailand’s immigration police chief met Tuesday with officials of the Saudi Embassy in Bangkok, and said the officials told him they are satisfied with how the case of a young Saudi woman who claims to be fleeing her abusive family has been handled. Maj. Gen. Surachate Hakparn explained the Saudi reaction to reporters after a meeting with its diplomats. The...

  • New York Nov 16, 2017

    Diplomat Plunges 5 Stories to His Death During Trust Game: Police

    An Australian diplomat died after he plummeted from a Manhattan building during a game of trust, police said.

  • Australia Nov 15, 2017

    Australians Support Same-Sex Marriage in Survey

    Results of a survey released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics showed that 61.6 percent of voters support same-sex marriage. The Australian government has vowed to put a proposal to parliament if voters supported same-sex marriage in the survey.

  • Australia Nov 15, 2017

    Australians Support Same-Sex Marriage, Paving Way for Legislation

    The majority of Australians support the country becoming the 26th nation to legalize same-sex marriage, the results of a survey by the Australian Bureau of Statistics showed on Wednesday. More than three quarters of the country’s eligible voters took part in the non-compulsory survey, NBC News reported. The poll is non-binding but the government has pledged to put a proposal...

  • Donald Trump Aug 4, 2017

    Relationship With Trump ‘Warm' Despite Transcripts: Australian Prime Minister

    Australia’s prime minister insisted on Friday that his relationship with President Donald Trump was “warm,” despite transcripts of a heated conversation in which the leaders sparred over a refugee deal. The January phone call between Trump and Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull was widely reported at the time. But the transcripts published Friday by The Washington Post offered new details into...

  • SYDNEY Jul 19, 2017

    In Australia, Woman's Shooting Seen as ‘American Nightmare'

    Half a world from where an Australian woman was shot dead by a Minneapolis police officer, Tuesday’s front-page headline in her hometown Sydney newspaper summarized Australia’s reaction in blunt terms: “AMERICAN NIGHTMARE.” In Justine Damond’s native country, news of the meditation teacher’s baffling death has dominated the airwaves, newspapers and websites for days, feeding into Australians’ long-held fears about America’s...

  • Donald Trump Jun 15, 2017

    Australian PM Mocks President Trump in Leaked Audio

    Australia’s prime minister said he was disappointed that excerpts of an off-the-record speech he gave at Parliament House parodying President Donald Trump were broadcast by a television network on Thursday. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull made fun of both Trump and the Australian government’s dismal opinion polls during a lighthearted speech on Wednesday night at an annual ball hosted by the...

  • Australia Sep 9, 2016

    Robot Babies May Increase Teenage Pregnancy Rates: Australian Study

    A study conducted in Western Australia showed that a teenage pregnancy prevention program that uses “robot babies” was not effective in lowering pregnancy rates in teenage girls.

  • Australia Dec 10, 2015

    5 Charged With Plotting Terror Attack in Australia

    A teenager and four men were charged Thursday with planning a terrorist attack on an Australian government building, part of an ongoing investigation into the alleged plot, police said.

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