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At least 2 wounded in shooting at Australia nightclub

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) – A shooting outside a Melbourne nightclub in Australia early Sunday left at least two people critically wounded, police said. Police are investigating and appealing for anyone with video footage or information [...]

Australia Passes Law to Punish Social Media Companies for Violent Posts

A consortium of the global tech superpowers, including Google, Facebook and Amazon, also argued that it would damage Australia’s relations with other countries because it would require “proactive” surveillance of all users worldwide, [...]

Cardinal George Pell of Australia Sentenced to Six Years in Prison

MELBOURNE, Australia — George Pell, an Australian cardinal who was the Vatican’s chief financial officer and an adviser to Pope Francis, was sentenced to six years in prison on Wednesday, for molesting two boys after Sunday Mass [...]

Live Briefing: Ethiopian Airlines Crash Updates: Australia and Singapore Ban Boeing 737 Max 8 Jets

• Australia and Singapore banned all Boeing 737 Max 8 planes from their airspaces on Tuesday, two days after 157 people were killed on such a plane during a flight from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to Nairobi, Kenya. • Several airlines [...]

Australia to send refugee medical transfers to remote island

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) – Asylum seekers who are allowed to leave Australia-run migrant camps in Pacific nations to get medical treatment will be sent to a prison-like facility on a remote Australian island, the prime minister said on [...]

Indonesia, Australia signing agreement to boost trade

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) – Indonesia and Australia were to sign a free trade agreement Monday that will eliminate many tariffs, allow Australian-owned hospitals to be set up in the giant Southeast Asian country and increase work visas [...]

Cardinal George Pell Sex Abuse Conviction Unsealed in Australia

MELBOURNE, Australia — Cardinal George Pell, the highest-ranking Roman Catholic leader ever convicted of sexual abuse, will not face a second trial on an additional round of assault allegations involving young boys. The earlier verdict [...]

Australia Says Last Refugee Children Held on Nauru Will Go to U.S.

SYDNEY, Australia — The Australian government said on Sunday that the last remaining children held on the Pacific island of Nauru while seeking asylum would be resettled in the United States, a long-awaited end to a controversial [...]

Australia says last child refugees to leave Nauru camp

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) – Australia announced on Sunday that the last child refugees held on the Pacific atoll of Nauru will soon be sent to the United States, ending the banishment of children under the government’s harsh asylum-seeker [...]

Australia urges China to treat detained writer fairly

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) – Australia’s foreign minister has urged China to treat a Chinese-Australian writer fairly and says there is no evidence that his detention is part of a backlash against Canada’s arrest of a top Chinese telecommunications [...]