Australia poised for huge triumph after Windies collapse

Jun 13, 2015

Australia poised for huge triumph after Windies collapse

Australia moved toward another massive victory over West Indies on the second day of the second test in Jamaica on Friday after the hosts collapsed for the third time in as many innings. After Australia scored 399 in a first innings highlighted by a ...

Indonesia demands answers from Australia on asylum boat 'payment'

Jun 13, 2015

Indonesia demands answers from Australia on asylum boat 'payment'

Indonesia’s foreign minister Saturday demanded answers from Canberra over claims Australian officials paid thousands of dollars to turn a boat back to Indonesia after Prime Minister Tony Abbott refused to deny the allegations. Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi said Indonesia would be “really concerned” if ...

Jun 8, 2015

Man destroys house, cars in Australia bulldozer rampage

An Australian man was charged Monday with attempted murder after allegedly stealing a bulldozer, crushing four cars and then driving the machine through a house. Police were called to the home in Teralba, 143 km north of Sydney, early Monday after the 48-year-old flattened ...

Jun 6, 2015

Islamic State working to develop chemical weapons: Australia

The Islamic State group has shown it is prepared to use chemical weapons and is likely to have among its recruits the technical expertise to develop them, Australia’s Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said. In a speech late Friday, Bishop said Australia had no doubt ...

Colorful Australian businessman Alan Bond dies

Jun 5, 2015

Colorful Australian businessman Alan Bond dies

Alan Bond, the high-flying Australian America’s Cup hero turned convicted fraudster, died on Friday at age 77 following complications from open-heart surgery. His children John, Craig and Jody announced his death outside the Fiona Stanley Hospital in Perth, where he had been in an ...