Australian court rules indigenous people can’t be deported

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s highest court ruled Tuesday that the government can’t deport Aboriginal people as part of its policy of ridding the country of foreign criminals. The High Court ruled in a 4-3 decision that indigenous Australians cannot be deported even if they do not hold Australian citizenship. Lawyers welcomed the legal recognition […]

The Latest: Djokovic beats Federer, reaches Australian final

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest on the Australian Open (all times local): 10:05 p.m. Novak Djokovic has reached an eighth Australian Open final with a straight-set win over Roger Federer. The second-seeded Djokovic maintained his record of never losing a semifinal match at Melbourne Park and is one win from extending another streak: He […]

American, Australian freed by Taliban treated in Germany

BERLIN (AP) — An American and an Australian who were freed by the Taliban this week after three years in captivity are now in Germany receiving treatment at a U.S. military hospital, officials said Thursday. American Kevin King and Australian Timothy Weeks were met at the U.S. Air Force’s Ramstein base in southern Germany by […]

Bulgarian court to eye revoking parole for Australian man

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Bulgaria’s highest court says it will look into a petition by the chief prosecutor to revoke the parole by a lower court to an Australian man convicted of fatally stabbing a Bulgarian student during a 2007 brawl. The Supreme Court of Cassation announced Thursday it will hold a hearing Oct. 23 […]

The Latest: Djokovic’s tribute to Kobe after Australian win

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest on the Australian Open (all times local): 1:15 a.m. Novak Djokovic had the Australian Open trophy in his hands for the eighth time, and his thoughts turned to Kobe Bryant. The Los Angeles Lakers great, his daughter, Gianna, and seven others died in a helicopter crash in Los Angeles […]

Iran acknowledges holding 3 Australians on spying charges

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran has acknowledged for the first time that it holds three Australian nationals on suspicion of spying, marking the latest cases of those with Western ties being detained in the Islamic Republic amid tensions between Tehran and the U.S. The semi-official Tasnim news agency quoted judiciary spokesman Gholamhossein Esmaili on Tuesday […]

Pope prays for Australians, expresses solidarity amid fires

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is asking for prayers for Australia as it copes with devastating fires and expressed his solidarity with the country’s people. Francis drew a round of applause after he made the unscripted appeal at the end of his general audience Wednesday. In his comments, Francis said: “I’d like to ask […]

Tennis stars raise millions for Australian wildfire victims

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — A capacity crowd of more than 15,000 at Rod Laver Arena watched Roger Federer defeat Nick Kyrgios in a one-set finale to the Australian Open’s Rally for Relief to aid wildfire charities on Wednesday. Tennis Australia said the night helped raise nearly 5 million Australian dollars ($3.5 million) for the victims […]

Andreescu withdraws from Australian Open with knee injury

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Australian Open organizers said Saturday that U.S. Open champion Bianca Andreescu, Juan Martin del Potro and Richard Gasquet have withdrawn due to knee injuries. “The Australian Open is unfortunately too soon in my rehab process and I sadly will not be able to play in it this year,” Andreescu said. “It […]

The Latest: Americans, Australians celebrate in Rose Garden

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the state visit to the U.S. by Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison (all times local): 10:30 p.m. American and Australian luminaries gathered under the stars in the White House Rose Garden on Friday, resolutely “celebrating” even as serious matters of national security and presidential politics combined to cast a […]

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