- Quade Cooper won't be part of Australia's 7s Olympic team Updated: May-05-16 6:35 am
SYDNEY - France-based flyhalf Quade Cooper won't play for Australia's sevens team at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro after being dropped by coach Andy Friend.
- Australia says most dangerous Australian IS operative killed Updated: May-05-16 2:44 am
CANBERRA, Australia - Australia's most dangerous known Islamic State movement operative had been killed in a U.S. airstrike in Iraq, the government said Thursday.
- Australia's Marc Leishman out of Rio Olympics consideration Updated: May-04-16 10:07 pm
Marc Leishman won't be playing golf for Australia at the Rio Olympics in August, citing concerns over the health of his family because of the mosquito-borne Zika virus.
- UN diplomat says Islamic State seeking new revenue streams Updated: May-04-16 8:29 pm
UNITED NATIONS - The Islamic State extremist group is looking to increase revenue from taxation, smuggling antiquities "and potentially kidnap for ransom" after losing some territory and oil revenue following the destruction of significant oil facilities, the chair of the U.N. committee monitoring sanctions against the militant group and al-Qaida said Wednesday.
- Researchers say they're closing in on Captain Cook's ship Updated: May-04-16 5:29 pm
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - Researchers say they believe the ship that 18th century explorer Capt. James Cook used to sail around the world is still submerged somewhere in Rhode Island's Newport Harbor, but it'll take a lot of work and money to identify it.
- FIFA suspends Guam player in World Cup doping case Updated: May-04-16 10:12 am
ZURICH - FIFA says a Guam player tested positive for doping at a World Cup qualifying match in March.
- Australian man sentenced to US prison term for child porn Updated: May-04-16 6:16 am
ALBANY, New York - A 40-year-old Australian man has been sentenced to more than six years in a U.S. prison for distributing and possessing child pornography while living in upstate New York.
- Australia rules out sale of cattle empire to foreigners Updated: May-04-16 1:04 am
CANBERRA, Australia - Australia's treasurer says his government will never sell Australia's largest cattle empire to foreigners.
- Prime minister says Australia to have July 2 election Updated: May-03-16 10:57 pm
CANBERRA, Australia - Australia's election campaign will officially start soon with climate change policy and union corruption in the national building industry shaping into key battlegrounds for the July 2 poll.
- Australia plans to halve budget deficit within 3 years Updated: May-03-16 7:27 am
CANBERRA, Australia - Australia's government said Tuesday it plans to reduce its budget deficit by more than half in three years while maintaining momentum in a sluggish economy with personal and business tax cuts.
- In Pacific nation of Palau, Jellyfish Lake losing namesake Updated: May-03-16 2:33 am
WELLINGTON, New Zealand - The big question at Palau's Jellyfish Lake: Where are all the jellyfish?
- Australia cuts key interest rate to record low 1.75 percent Updated: May-03-16 2:00 am
CANBERRA, Australia - Australia's central bank on Tuesday cut its benchmark interest rate to a record low 1.75 percent as it responded to a low outlook for inflation.
- Refugee sets herself alight at immigration camp on Nauru Updated: May-02-16 9:52 pm
CANBERRA, Australia - A Somali refugee was critically injured when she set herself on fire at an Australian immigration camp on the Pacific island nation of Nauru three days after an Iranian refugee died of injuries sustained in a similar apparent protest, officials said.
- Australia to host its first Basketball without Borders camp Updated: May-02-16 7:50 pm
NEW YORK - Australia will host a Basketball without Borders camp for the first time next month.
- 'Oi Oi Oi!': SMU signs 2nd Australian for men's basketball Updated: May-02-16 12:33 pm
DALLAS - SMU has signed a second player from Australia to a national letter of intent for the upcoming men's basketball season.
- Syrian-Australian suspect arrested in north Lebanon Updated: May-02-16 6:37 am
BEIRUT - Lebanese authorities have arrested a dual Syrian-Australian national in northern Lebanon on suspicion of terrorism, Lebanese security officials said Monday.
- North Carolina pair survive 5 days in New Zealand wilderness Updated: May-02-16 5:11 am
WELLINGTON, New Zealand - An American exchange student and her mother were rescued over the weekend in the New Zealand wilderness, where they were lost for five days after setting off on a day hike. A helicopter pilot spotted the large "help" signs they had made from fern fronds.
- French leader says all new subs will be built in Australia Updated: May-02-16 1:19 am
CANBERRA, Australia - A new fleet of French-designed Australian submarines will be built in Australia on time and within budget, the French prime minister said on Monday.
- Adelaide beats Western Sydney 3-1 in A-League final Updated: May-01-16 4:54 am
ADELAIDE, Australia - Substitute Pablo Sanchez scored in the last minute to clinch Adelaide United's 3-1 win over Western Sydney in the grand final of Australian football's A-League Sunday, giving the Reds their first title and leaving the Wanderers runners-up for the third time in four years.
- Lucie Safarova wins Prague Open for 7th career WTA title Updated: Apr-30-16 9:03 am
PRAGUE - Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic came from a set down to win the Prague Open, overcoming Sam Stosur of Australia 3-6, 6-1, 6-4 in the final on Saturday.
- 8 killed in 1982 Investor murders remembered in exhibit Updated: Apr-30-16 7:01 am
BELLINGHAM, Washington - Does the time ever come when a community stops remembering a murdered group of its own? In the case of Blaine, possibly not.
- Cyclist Yates can keep racing despite positive doping test Updated: Apr-29-16 1:17 pm
AIGLE, Switzerland - British cyclist Simon Yates can continue to race despite a positive doping test during the Paris-Nice race, the International Cycling Union said Friday.
- Hackett apologizes for "pure stupidity" in groping incident Updated: Apr-29-16 1:37 am
GOLD COAST, Australia - Two-time Olympic 1,500-meter freestyle champion Grant Hackett has publicly apologized for a drunken incident on a flight home from the Australian Olympic trials earlier this month, when he was accused of groping a male passenger who reclined the seat in front of him.
- Australian believed to have been kidnapped in Afghanistan Updated: Apr-29-16 1:00 am
SYDNEY - An Australian aid worker is believed to have been kidnapped in Afghanistan, Australian officials said on Friday, as her father issued a plea for her safe return.
- UK company fined for misleading Australians over painkillers Updated: Apr-29-16 12:12 am
SYDNEY - An Australian court ordered a British consumer goods company on Friday to pay 1.7 million Australian dollars ($1.3 million) in penalties after ruling that the company misled consumers about the effectiveness of a popular painkiller.