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Australia

Spithill to steer Team Australia’s ‘Flying Roo’ in Dubai while Slingsby is on paternity leave

Former Team USA CEO and skipper Jimmy Spithill will take the wheel of Team Australia’s “Flying Roo” foiling catamaran in SailGP’s Dubai regatta on Dec. 9-10 while countryman Tom Slingsby is on paternity leave.

Australia apologizes for thalidomide tragedy as some survivors listen in the Parliament gallery

Survivors of the harmful morning sickness drug thalidomide were in the public gallery when Australia’s Parliament made a national apology for what was described as one of the darkest chapters in Australia’s medical history.

China warns Australia to act prudently in naval operations in the South China Sea

A visiting Chinese official has warned Australia to act with “great prudence” in deploying warships in the South China Sea after a recent confrontation between the two navies.

Relatives and a friend of Israelis kidnapped and killed by Hamas visit Australia’s Parliament House

Relatives and a friend of Israelis kidnapped and killed by Hamas are visiting Australia this week and sharing personal stories in an effort to lobby for international support for all hostages to be freed — and to support Israel’s war effort.

India beats Australia by 44 runs to take a 2-0 lead in Twenty20 cricket series

Wrist spinner Ravi Bishnoi took 3-32 to bowl India to a 44-run victory over Australia in their second Twenty20 cricket international and give the hosts a 2-0 lead in the five-match series.

Chinese refugee challenges Australian law that imposes a curfew and tracking bracelet

New laws rushed through Australia’s Parliament last week to mandate curfews and electronic tracking bracelets on some foreigners with criminal records are facing their first High Court challenge.

Australia rallies to beat Czech Republic and reach Davis Cup semifinals

Australia rallied to defeat the Czech Republic 2-1 and reach the semifinals of the Davis Cup. Max Purcell and Matthew Ebden defeated Adam Pavlasek and Jiri Lehecka 6-4, 7-5 in the decisive doubles match to set up a last-four encounter with Finland on Friday.

India, Australia commit to boosting strategic ties as their diplomats and defense chiefs hold talks

India and Australia say they’re committed to boosting economic and strategic ties as their top diplomats shared concerns over China, regional security and the Israel-Hamas war.

Cricket World Cup in India sets all-time tournament attendance record of 1.25 million

The Cricket World Cup attracted a tournament-record 1.25 million spectators during the 6 1-2-week event which ended Sunday with Australia beating India by six wickets for its sixth title.

Cricket World Cup review: Australia completes superb 2023, India falls short and see you soon USA

The 6 1/2-week Cricket World Cup is finally over and Australia is back as the king of the 50-over format.

Australia’s leader criticizes China over its warship’s use of sonar that injured a naval diver

Australia’s prime minister has criticized China for what he calls a “dangerous” encounter between Chinese and Australian warships but declined to say whether he raised the issue with President Xi Jinping.

India and Australia set to hold talks to boost defense and strategic ties

India and Australia are set to hold talks focused on bolstering their strategic, defense and security ties in New Delhi.

Travis Head stars for Australia in Cricket World Cup final with diving catch and match-winning 137

The Cricket World Cup final belonged to Travis Head. His diving catch to remove India captain Rohit Sharma quietened the heavily partisan crowd in the first innings and his match-winning knock of 137 silenced them completely.

Heartbreak for Kohli and India as Australia wins the Cricket World Cup for 6th time. Head hits 137

Australia has won the Cricket World Cup for a record-extending sixth time. Australia ended India’s dominant run in its home tournament with a six-wicket victory in a low-scoring final on the back of Travis Head’s 137.

Australia says its navy divers were likely injured by the Chinese navy’s ‘unsafe’ use of sonar

Australia has accused the Chinese navy of likely causing minor injuries to Australian naval divers by operating its sonar while they were trying to clear fishing nets from their ship’s propellers.

First person charged under Australia’s foreign interference laws denies working for China

Lawyers for the first person to be charged under Australia’s foreign interference laws have told a court that a hospital donation made through a federal government minister was not a covert attempt to curry favor on behalf of the Chinese Communist Party.

Son and Hwang team up for South Korea in 5-0. Palestinian team draws 0-0 with Lebanon

Son Heung-min and Hwang Hee-chan teamed up and scored a goal each to help South Korea beat Singapore 5-0 in World Cup qualifying five days after facing each other in the Premier League.

Australia passes laws to handle migrant convicts who can’t be held indefinitely or deported

Migrants with criminal records face up to five years in prison for breaching their visa conditions under emergency legislation passed by the Australian Parliament.

South Africans hope to shrug off ‘chokers’ tag in World Cup semifinal against Australia

South Africa will be aiming to shrug off the tag of chokers when it takes on five-time champion Australia in the Cricket World Cup semifinals.

State-sponsored online spies likely to target Australian submarine program, spy agency says

Australia’s digital spy agency says the nation’s cooperation with the United States and Britain to develop an Australian fleet of submarines powered by U.S. nuclear technology is a likely target of state-sponsored cyberespionage.

3 murderers freed in Australia after court ruled out holding migrants indefinitely, minister says

Australia’s immigration minister says three murderers are among 81 foreigners recently released after the High Court ruled their indefinite detention in migrant centers was unconstitutional.

80 people freed from Australian migrant centers since High Court outlawed indefinite detention

Australia’s immigration minister says 80 people including convicted criminals who are considered dangerous have been released from Australian migrant detention centers since the High Court ruled last week that their indefinite detention wis unconstitutional.

Philippines joins Japan-led naval drills as brushes with China rise in the disputed South China Sea

Japan is leading an annual multinational naval exercise that includes the Philippines as an observer for the first time.

England bows out of Cricket World Cup with a 93-run win over Pakistan. Australia beats Bangladesh

England has bowed out of the Cricket World Cup with a 93-run consolation win over Pakistan. Mitchell Marsh recorded his career-best ODI score as Australia beat Bangladesh by eight wickets in Saturday’s other game.

Australia offers to help Tuvalu residents escape rising seas and other ravages of climate change

Australia is offering the island nation of Tuvalu a lifeline to help residents escape the rising seas and increased storms that climate change is bringing.

Australia captain Lanning quits international women’s cricket after winning 7 World Cup titles

Australia captain Meg Lanning has announced her retirement from international cricket after winning seven World Cup titles during a 241-match career.

Australian court considers overturning mother’s convictions for killing 4 children

An Australian court will consider overturning a woman’s convictions for killing her four children. A government inquiry reported the court review on Wednesday months after Kathlenn Folbigg was pardoned for the crimes due to new scientific evidence that the siblings had died of natural causes.

Australia’s leader calls for free and unimpeded trade to resume with China after ties deteriorated

Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has called for the “full resumption of free and unimpeded trade” with China in a meeting with Chinese Premier Li Qiang.

Australian central bank lifts benchmark cash rate to 4.35% with 13th hike

Australia’s central bank has lifted its benchmark interest rate for the first time since June with a quarter percentage point hike that brought the cash rate to a 12-year high of 4.35%.

Japan and UK ministers discuss deeper security ties on the sidelines of G7 meeting

Japanese and British foreign and defense ministers met and agreed to further deepen military cooperation under a new security pact that allows their militaries to enter each other’s territory for joint exercises.