- IOC president Bach visits cyclone-hit facilities on Vanuatu Updated: May-04-15 9:05 pm
- Guam starts issuing checks to police for owed specialty pay Updated: May-04-15 4:37 pm
HAGATNA, Guam - Guam's police chief said checks will be mailed out this week for $6.4 million in specialty pay related to law enforcement raises that island lawmakers approved in 2008.
- Williams beats Stephens, advances to Madrid Open 3rd round Updated: May-04-15 4:08 pm
- UN official praises China's assistance to Nepal after quake Updated: May-04-15 8:55 am
BEIJING - The leader of the U.N. Development Program on Monday praised China's relief efforts in Nepal and said the country's importance to global development will only grow.
- EU rejects Australian policy for handling migrant influx Updated: May-04-15 7:40 am
BRUSSELS - The European Union will not be adopting Australia's migration methods despite Prime Minister Tony Abbott's claim that some Europeans are seeking policy advice.
- Magnitude-5.6 quake jolts New Zealand; no major damage Updated: May-03-15 11:41 pm
WANAKA, New Zealand - A magnitude-5.6 earthquake jolted the South Island of New Zealand Monday afternoon, but there were no initial reports of major damage or injuries.
- Australia says Europeans seek advice on stopping migrants Updated: May-03-15 11:13 pm
CANBERRA, Australia - Europeans grappling with mass migration from Libya were seeking information about Australia's controversial success in stopping asylum seeker boats reaching its shores, the Australian prime minister said Monday.
- Remains of Marine killed in WWII to return to Illinois Updated: May-03-15 12:39 pm
WATSEKA, Illinois - The remains of an eastern Illinois man will be laid to rest this month in his hometown cemetery - more than 70 years after he was killed on a tiny spit of land in the Pacific Ocean during World War II.
- Melbourne City beats Wellington 2-0 in A-League playoff Updated: May-03-15 5:20 am
WELLINGTON, New Zealand - Melbourne City will meet top-ranked Melbourne Victory in a semifinal derby after beating Wellington 2-0 Sunday in a playoff match in Australian football's A-League.
- New Zealand squad edges Washington men in Windermere Cup Updated: May-02-15 8:54 pm
SEATTLE - The defending under-23 world champions from New Zealand pulled ahead early in the race and edged Washington in the men's final of the Windermere Cup on Saturday.
- IOC president lobbies for sport to be part of UN plan Updated: May-02-15 12:38 am
- US Open winner Michael Campbell says he's quitting Updated: May-01-15 6:59 pm
WELLINGTON, New Zealand - Former U.S. Open champion Michael Campbell says he has lost the motivation to play top-level golf and is quitting to concentrate on teaching.
- Guam detective, officer placed on leave after suspect death Updated: May-01-15 2:29 pm
HAGATNA, Guam - A Guam Police Department detective and detention officer will be on administrative leave as officials investigate a suspect who killed himself after he was taken to the precinct.
- Quake shakes Papua New Guinea, but no tsunami seen locally Updated: May-01-15 5:29 am
SYDNEY - A powerful earthquake rattled the South Pacific island nation of Papua New Guinea on Friday, but no tsunami was seen and there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.
- Convicted sex offender in Texas had 93K images, faces prison Updated: Apr-30-15 11:25 am
EL PASO, Texas - A convicted sex offender from Australia living in West Texas faces up to 20 years in a U.S. prison for having more than 93,000 child pornography images.
- Angry Birds to help save their counterparts in South Pacific Updated: Apr-30-15 11:08 am
HELSINKI - Angry Birds are getting angrier, because some of their real-life colorful counterparts in the South Pacific are facing extinction.
- Australian opposition to capital punishment questioned Updated: Apr-30-15 6:53 am
CANBERRA, Australia - Australia's political opposition accused the government of winding back the country's rejection of the death penalty during a heated debate Thursday following Indonesia's execution of two Australian drug traffickers.
- Former Australian rugby star Hayne finding way with 49ers Updated: Apr-29-15 5:43 pm
SANTA CLARA, California - Jarryd Hayne has found himself discussing snakes, kangaroos and koalas - all things Aussie - in the middle of San Francisco's locker room right along with the routes and responsibilities from his daunting new NFL playbook.
- Australia wary of escalating rift after Indonesia executions Updated: Apr-29-15 2:04 pm
CANBERRA, Australia - Australia said it would withdraw its ambassador to Indonesia after two Australians were among eight drug traffickers executed by the Southeast Asian country Wednesday, but was wary of escalating hostilities with its neighbor despite a public outcry.
- Israel, New Zealand resolve diplomatic spat over new envoy Updated: Apr-29-15 7:08 am
JERUSALEM - Israel and New Zealand have resolved a diplomatic dispute that had prevented New Zealand's new ambassador from taking up his post for more than half a year.
- IOC president Bach discusses potential Australia bid Updated: Apr-29-15 6:41 am
CANBERRA, Australia - Australia would have a good chance of success if it bid to host the 2028 Olympic Games in Queensland state, International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach said on Wednesday.
- Andrew Lesnie, 'Lord of the Rings' cinematographer, dies Updated: Apr-29-15 4:41 am
SYDNEY - Oscar-winning Australian cinematographer Andrew Lesnie, best known for his work on "The Lord of the Rings," has died, friends and colleagues said Wednesday. He was 59.
- Mark Bosnich pleads guilty to reckless driving Updated: Apr-28-15 12:50 am
SYDNEY - Former Manchester United goalkeeper Mark Bosnich has pleaded guilty in a Sydney court to a charge of reckless driving relating to an incident last year in which a cyclist was injured.
- Melbourne Victory finish A-League season in 1st place Updated: Apr-26-15 5:33 am
SYDNEY - Adelaide United will play Brisbane and Wellington will host Melbourne City in next weekend's first round of playoff matches in Australian football's A-League.
- Thousands honor soldiers on 100th year of Gallipoli battle Updated: Apr-25-15 10:05 am
GALLIPOLI, Turkey - For the first time at age 95, Bill Grayden has come to Gallipoli, where his father stormed the beach and took a bullet through his lung during the ill-fated British-led World War I invasion.