Hooded teen speaks as Australia juvenile abuse anger mounts

Jul 27, 2016

Hooded teen speaks as Australia juvenile abuse anger mounts

A teenage boy shown hooded and shackled in images from a juvenile detention center that shocked Australia has apologized for his crimes as anger mounted over the scandal Wednesday. The treatment of Dylan Voller has become the focus of outrage after graphic evidence was ...

Australia moves to indefinite detention of terrorists

Jul 25, 2016

Australia moves to indefinite detention of terrorists

High-risk terror offenders may be kept in jail after their sentences finish, Australian officials said Monday as they move to tighten security laws following attacks in the United States and Europe. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said the proposed changes were prompted by an increase ...

Election won't affect pivot to Asia, Biden tells Australians

Jul 20, 2016

Election won't affect pivot to Asia, Biden tells Australians

United States Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday assured key ally Australia there would be no retreat from Washington’s pivot to the Asia-Pacific region regardless of who wins November’s presidential election. Biden dismissed concerns that Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump would abandon President Barack ...

Biden meets Australian leaders, talks up military ties

Jul 19, 2016

Biden meets Australian leaders, talks up military ties

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden met with Australia’s prime minister and other leaders on Tuesday, amid America’s continued push to boost its presence in the Asia-Pacific region. Biden, who is in Australia as part of a tour of the Pacific, also met with troops ...

Jul 14, 2016

Australian man pleads guilty to illegal testicle removal

A man has pleaded guilty to cutting off someone’s left testicle in an Australian motel room after responding to an online advert asking for help with a sensitive medical problem. Allan George Matthews, 56, admitted “removing tissue” from the 52-year-old “without consent or authority” ...