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” ...

Jul 12, 2016

Australian convicted of recruiting seven men to fight in Syria

The first person charged in Australia with recruiting and sending fighters to Syria was convicted Tuesday of recruiting seven foreign fighters. Hamdi Alqudsi, 42, had pleaded not guilty in the New South Wales state Supreme Court in Sydney to seven counts of recruiting men ...

Australia's Labor opposition concedes defeat

Jul 10, 2016

Australia's Labor opposition concedes defeat

Australia’s Labor opposition leader Bill Shorten conceded defeat in national elections Sunday eight days after voters went to the polls, allowing the ruling conservatives to form a new government. “It is clear that Mr. (Malcolm) Turnbull and his coalition will form a government,” Shorten ...

Jul 6, 2016

Cyclist Meares to carry Australian flag in Rio

Two-time Olympic cycling gold medalist Anna Meares will carry the Australian flag at the opening ceremony for the Rio de Janeiro Games on Aug. 5 but has asked her family not to travel to Brazil due to concerns over security and the Zika virus. ...