Lawyers seek to save two Australians on death row in Indonesia

Feb 10, 2015

Lawyers seek to save two Australians on death row in Indonesia

Lawyers for two Australians facing execution in Indonesia on drug smuggling charges said Monday they plan to challenge the president’s rejection of their clemency appeals as a last resort. Andrew Chan, 31, and Myuran Sukumaran, 33, are among nine Australians who were arrested in ...

Abbott pledge puts Japanese submarine deal in doubt

Feb 9, 2015

Abbott pledge puts Japanese submarine deal in doubt

Officials in Australia and Japan on Monday expressed skepticism and confusion over a pledge by Prime Minister Tony Abbott to give an Australian state-owned shipbuilder the option to tender for a major submarine contract, heightening the uncertainty around the project. Sources have said Australia ...

Feb 9, 2015

Japanese surfer dies in Australia after shark bites off legs

A 41-year-old Japanese man was killed Monday by a shark while surfing off Australia’s east coast, close to where a shark mauled another surfer a day earlier, police said Monday. Australian news reports named the victim as Tadashi Nakahara, though police stopped short of ...

Australia's Abbott to fight party vote to oust him

Feb 6, 2015

Australia's Abbott to fight party vote to oust him

Party critics of Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott launched a dramatic bid Friday to unseat the unpopular conservative leader after less than 18 months in office, but he vowed to fight on. The move comes after Abbott’s much-ridiculed decision to award Britain’s Prince Philip ...

After more than 400 days, Egypt frees then deports Al-Jazeera reporter

Feb 2, 2015

After more than 400 days, Egypt frees then deports Al-Jazeera reporter

Egypt freed and deported Australian journalist Peter Greste on Sunday after more than 400 days in detention, following global condemnation of his jailing on charges of backing the Muslim Brotherhood. Greste, an award-winning correspondent for Al-Jazeera English, flew to Larnaca in Cyprus accompanied by ...

Australia captures Asian Cup crown

Jan 31, 2015

Australia captures Asian Cup crown

Australia won its first Asian Cup title by beating South Korea 2-1 after extra time Saturday in the final at Stadium Australia. Substitute James Troisi tapped home the winner after Kim Jin-hyeon could only parry striker Tomi Juric’s low cross just before the midway ...

Malaysia says MH370 crash an accident to clear compensation

Jan 30, 2015

Malaysia says MH370 crash an accident to clear compensation

Malaysia’s government formally declared still-missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 an accident on Thursday and said all those on board were presumed dead, paving the way for compensation claims but angering victims’ families still waiting for evidence of the plane’s fate. Civil aviation chief Azharuddin ...