US Indo-Pacific commander slams China during speech in Australia

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – China seeks to control the Indo-Pacific region through military intimidation and corruption, United States Navy Indo-Pacific commander Admiral Philip Davidson told an audi...

Australia scraps policy to end indigenous disadvantage

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Australian government has scrapped a 12-year-old timetable for ending indigenous disadvantage, declaring on Wednesday that the policy had failed. A new...

Australian prime minister announces Cabinet reshuffle

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s prime minister on Thursday announced changes to his Cabinet after two ministers resigned this week following political turmoil. The new lineup ...

Australian Parliament remembers victims and heroes of fires

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Lawmakers commemorated wildfire victims and praised the heroism of firefighters when Australia's Parliament sat on Tuesday as hundreds of protesters rallied outside demandin...

China reports 304 virus deaths, fires officials for poor job

China's death toll from a new virus increased to 304 on Sunday (Feb. 2) amid warnings from the World Health Organization that other countries need to be prepared in the event the disease spreads a...

China reports 304 virus deaths, fires officials for poor job

BEIJING (AP) — China’s death toll from a new virus increased to 304 on Sunday amid warnings from the World Health Organization that other countries need to be prepared in the event the disease spreads...

Australia raises with Iran imprisoned Australian academic

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s foreign minister said on Friday she had raised with her Iranian counterpart the fate of an imprisoned Australian-British academic after a report that the woman h...

Australian village ready for 'The Beast' to burn on through

BURRAGATE, Australia (AP) — As the sky darkened and the smoke billowed through the village, it seemed to those hunkering at the fire station that "The Beast” would finally roar through. But the wildfi...

Australians brace for escalating fire danger in southeast

EDEN, Australia (AP) — Communities across Australia’s fire-ravaged southeast were bracing for a long day of mounting danger on Friday as thousands abandon their homes for evacuation centers and milita...

Iranians shot down airliner, Western leaders declare

WASHINGTON (AP) — It is “highly likely” that Iran shot down the civilian Ukrainian jetliner that crashed near Tehran late Tuesday, killing all 176 people on board, U.S., Canadian and...

Aussie has spent 53 years fighting fires, including his own

TOMERONG, Australia (AP) — The wildfire was behaving erratically last week, and Doug Schutz and his team needed to make a quick decision. So they moved a bulldozer from another job and used it to wide...

The Latest: Iran says it doesn’t want war, but will respond

The latest on U.S.-Iran tensions after the U.S. airstrike that killed Iran’s top general (all times local): 2:10 a.m. Iran is informing the United Nations that it took “a measured an...

Australians on SE coast urged to flee as fire risk escalates

TOMERONG, Australia (AP) — Residents in the path of wildfires razing southeast Australia were urged to evacuate on Thursday if they don’t intend to defend their homes as hot and windy conditions are f...

The Latest: UAE minister sees no oil shortage amid tensions

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The latest on U.S.-Iran tensions after the U.S. airstrike that killed Iran's top general (all times local): 9 a.m. The energy minister of the Un...

Storms bring relief and danger to Australian wildfires

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Thunderstorms and showers brought some relief for firefighters battling deadly wildfires across Australia’s drought-parched east coast on Wednesday, but also raised concerns...