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Ash Barty marks First Nations Day with easy win in Australia

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Ash Barty was front and center when the Australian Open celebrated its inaugural First Nations Day. Albeit not for very long. The top-ranked Barty has Ind...

Boland the surprise hero for Australia in Ashes clincher

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Australia's Ashes-clinching hero Scott Boland was so nervous on his test cricket debut that he forgot to breathe. At lunch on Sunday’s first day of play,...

Famed Australian Indigenous actor David Gulpilil dies at 68

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s most acclaimed Indigenous actor, David Gulpilil, has died of lung cancer, a government leader said on Monday. He was 68 years old. Gulpilil fou...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked ...

Indigenous Australian wants early pension due to short lives

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An Aboriginal man is taking Australia’s government to court to argue that Indigenous people should have access to their pensions earlier than other Australians because their...

Massive wildfires in US West bring haze to East Coast

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Wildfires in the American West, including one burning in Oregon that's currently the largest in the U.S., are creating hazy skies as far away as New York as the massive infernos ...

Goolagong Cawley saw champion potential in Barty years ago

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Evonne Goolagong Cawley stayed up well past her usual bedtime on Saturday night. Not that she minded being tired when she woke up all-too-early on Sunday morning: her friend...

NBA's Mills to be one of Australia's Olympic flag bearers

SYDNEY (AP) — San Antonio Spurs guard Patty Mills and swimmer Cate Campbell were named Wednesday as flag bearers for the Australian Olympic team at the opening ceremony for the Tokyo Games. ...

Australia's Sydney and Darwin in COVID-19 lockdowns

MELBOURNE, June 27 (Reuters) - Sydney began a two-week lockdown on Sunday as a cluster of cases of the highly infectious coronavirus Delta variant rose to 110 in Australia's largest city, while an...

Taiwanese diva A-Mei appears on Times Square LED billboard

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In a marketing campaign aimed at advancing the interests of female musicians, Taiwanese singer A-Mei (張惠妹) appeared Wednesday (June 16) on a giant Spotify LED billboard in...

Australian telco fined $39M for exploiting Indigenous folk

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s largest telecommunications company Telstra was fined 50 million Australian dollars ($39 million) on Thursday for unconscionable conduct in selling remote Indigen...

Australian Olympic Committee ensures Indigenous inclusion

SYDNEY (AP) — The Australian Olympic Committee amended its constitution at its annual general meeting on Saturday to ensure there’s a permanent Indigenous representation on the AOC Athletes’ Commissio...

Princely letter: Philip apologized to Nixon for 'lame' toast

WASHINGTON (AP) — Throughout his decades in public life, Prince Philip was known for putting his royal foot in his mouth with occasional off-the-cuff remarks that could be embarrassing. But his faux p...

Philip, in role with no job description, was queen’s bedrock

LONDON (AP) — When Prince Philip married the heir to the British throne, he knew he was stepping into virtually uncharted territory. There was no official role for the husband of a s...

Prince Philip, husband of Queen Elizabeth II, dies aged 99

LONDON (AP) — Prince Philip, the irascible and tough-minded husband of Queen Elizabeth II who spent more than seven decades supporting his wife in a role that both defined and constricted his li...