Australia

Exploding basketball injures Australian woman

Exploding basketball injures...

March 28

SYDNEY — A woman in Australia suffered burns to her face and arms when a basketball exploded as she picked it up, police said Tuesday (March 28) as they sought an explanation...

Australia friends with both US, China: Turnbull

March 25

CANBERRA — Australia does not have to choose between the United States and China, said Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull yesterday, just as some officials in Canberra...

China’s PM voices support for free trade on Australia visit

China’s PM voices support for free...

March 24

CANBERRA — China’s Prime Minister Li Keqiang yesterday warned against protectionism, saying his country planned to close its US$50 billion (S$70 billion) a year deficit with...

Australia rejects One Belt, One Road over US ties

March 23

SYDNEY — Australia has rejected a Chinese push for a formal alignment of Canberra’s A$5 billion (S$5.4 billion) state infrastructure fund with Beijing’s New Silk Road strategy,...

Health blogger who lied about cancer found guilty: Court

Health blogger who lied about cancer...

March 15

SYDNEY — A health blogger who lied about having brain cancer and curing herself through natural therapies was Wednesday found guilty by an Australian court of misleading the...

Headphone batteries explode on flight from Beijing to Sydney

Headphone batteries explode on flight...

March 15

SYDNEY — A woman suffered burns to her face and hands after her headphones caught fire during a flight to Australia, officials said on Wednesday (March 15) as they warned about...

Australians wave goodbye to lavish credit card perks

Australians wave goodbye to lavish...

March 14

SYDNEY — Australians accustomed to jetting off to Bali using reward points earned on their credit cards may need to open their wallets to pay for the next holiday.

Arrest of IS suspect in rural town puts Australia on edge

Arrest of IS suspect in rural town...

March 11

YOUNG (New South Wales) — On a rural road about two hours’ drive from the nearest major city, the small Australian town of Young has long been known for cherries and little else...