Halilhodzic brushes aside criticism, names 26-man squad

Sep 29, 2016

Halilhodzic brushes aside criticism, names 26-man squad

Japan manager Vahid Halilhodzic on Thursday shot back at critics who accuse him of making excuses for his team’s poor start to its World Cup final qualifying campaign as he named a 26-strong squad for next month’s games against Iraq and Australia. Japan lost ...

Sep 26, 2016

Indonesia collars alleged key trafficker of people Down Under

Indonesian police have arrested an alleged people smuggler who has targeted Australia since 1999, Indonesian and Australian authorities said on Saturday. Abraham Louhenapessy, also known as Captain Bram, was arrested in Jakarta before dawn on Friday, Indonesia’s national police spokesman Boy Rafli Amar said. ...

Tasmanian devils pull back from brink of extinction

Sep 24, 2016

Tasmanian devils pull back from brink of extinction

Their numbers decimated by a vicious facial cancer, Tasmanian devils seem to be pulling back from the brink of extinction through lightning-fast genetic evolution, astonished scientists said. A detailed comparison of the genomes of 294 devils, before and after the cancer emerged 20 years ...

Syrian truce receives new blows with airstrikes, shelling

Sep 19, 2016

Syrian truce receives new blows with airstrikes, shelling

Syria’s fragile cease-fire started to unravel on Sunday with the first aerial attacks on rebel-held neighborhoods of Aleppo and a southern village that killed at least eight people, violations that came as tensions between the American and Russian brokers of the deal worsened following ...

Sep 17, 2016

Cancer overtakes heart disease as Australia's biggest killer

Cancer has become Australia’s biggest killer, overtaking heart disease for the first time to take more lives than any other ailment, a government health agency said in a report released Tuesday. Indigenous Australians also fare much worse than nonindigenous on almost every health score, ...

Wing flap found in Tanzania confirmed to be part of MH370

Sep 15, 2016

Wing flap found in Tanzania confirmed to be part of MH370

A wing flap that washed ashore on an island off Tanzania has been identified as belonging to missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, Australian officials said Thursday. The flap was found in June by residents on Pemba Island off the coast of Tanzania, and officials ...

Sep 14, 2016

U.S. concerned over Chinese influence-buying in Australia

The U.S. envoy to Canberra has raised concerns about China buying political influence in Australia, following revelations over Beijing’s financial support for influential figures. Political donations from foreign sources have become a highly sensitive issue in Australia, which last week saw the resignation of ...