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The Royal Australian Navy vessel the Toowoomba is docked at Changi Naval Base  during IMDEX Asia 2023, a maritime defense exhibition in Singapore, in May.
Nov 25, 2023
Philippines, Australia start sea and air patrols in South China Sea
The move comes after Manila took similar steps with the U.S. as Pacific nations warily eye an increasingly assertive China.
Palestinian fans cheer during their team's World Cup qualifying match against Australia in Kuwait City on Tuesday.
Nov 22, 2023
Palestinians fly flags in emotional World Cup qualifier in Kuwait
Thousands of Palestinians turned out for the game against Australia, the territory's first in front of fans since the start of the Israel-Hamas war.
Members of the Australian national team celebrate after winning the Cricket World Cup final at Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, India, on Sunday.
Nov 21, 2023
One-day format revived as Australia gatecrashes India's World Cup
It was a remarkable journey for Australia, which began its campaign with back-to-back defeats yet still won the trophy for the sixth time.
Australia captain Pat Cummins celebrates after the Cricket World Cup final in Ahmedabad, India, on Sunday.
Nov 20, 2023
Pat Cummins hails Australia's World Cup title as 'pinnacle in cricket'
The match was a personal triumph for Cummins, whose decision to field first was vindicated.
Chusei Mannami slides into third after hitting a triple as Australia third basemen Luke Smith waits for the throw during the teams' Asia Professional Baseball Championship clash on Saturday at Tokyo Dome.
Nov 19, 2023
Australia gains crucial experience at Asia tourney in Tokyo
For smaller baseball countries like Australia, the opportunity for its young players to play Japan at a packed Tokyo Dome is invaluable.
An Apple Store in Shanghai in September
Nov 19, 2023
Asian regulators turn focus to Big Tech
Across the region, there are indications that Big Tech may soon have to comply with standards that could become international benchmarks.
Japan's Takahisa Hayakawa (left) and Kyota Fujiwara pose for photos after their win over Australia at Tokyo Dome on Saturday.
Nov 18, 2023
Japan routs Australia in Asia Professional Baseball Championship
Japan routed Australia to improve to 3-0.
Mainland Chinese student Zhou Hongxu arrives for a court hearing on suspicion that he attempted to develop a spy network for China in Taiwan in March 2018.
Nov 5, 2023
Spies bring their China warnings in from the cold
The spy chiefs say Western nations need to safeguard technology innovation, particularly in areas like artificial intelligence and quantum computing.
Major ports handling nearly 40% of Australia's freight trade may be crippled for days, officials said on Monday, three days after a cyberattack blocked the key gateways.
BUSINESS / Companies
Nov 14, 2023
The growing cybersecurity threat to global shipping
An attack on DP World's ports — which handle 40% of Australia's freight trade — was the latest in a series of breaches around the world in recent years.
Australia's soccer chief James Johnson believes his country can help FIFA turn its new Club World Cup into a global success.
Nov 14, 2023
Australia aims to follow U.S. in 'building' FIFA's Club World Cup
Australia last month opted not to bid for the 2034 World Cup after facing competition from Saudi Arabia.
Ports operator DP World halted internet connectivity at its terminals in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Fremantle on Friday to prevent "any ongoing unauthorized access" to its network, a company spokesperson said.
ASIA PACIFIC / Crime & Legal
Nov 12, 2023
Australia ports firm fights to restore operations after cyber incident
Cybersecurity experts said inadequate safeguards and the stockpiling of sensitive customer information have made Australia a lucrative target for hackers.
Toyota said it is conducting trials of a vehicle powered by actual hydrogen gas in Australia.
BUSINESS / Companies
Nov 12, 2023
Toyota trials hydrogen-powered vehicle on public roads in Australia
The Australian field tests come as Toyota seeks to popularize actual hydrogen gas as a cleaner alternative to fossil fuels.
A man walks past a giant piece of driftwood on the shoreline of Tepuka, in the Funafuti atoll, in Tuvalu.
Nov 11, 2023
Australia signs security and migration pact with Pacific's Tuvalu
Canberra's security guarantee will allow it to respond to military aggression, protect the nation from climate change and boost migration.
Australian Foreign Minister Penny Wong and Prime Minister Anthony Albanese attend a news conference after visiting the Temple of Heaven in Beijing on Monday.
Nov 9, 2023
Australia’s Albanese to face anti-nuclear push at Pacific talks
Prime Minister Anthony Albanese is beginning 24 hours of intensive meetings between the leaders of the Pacific Islands Forum.
Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese meets with Chinese leader Xi Jinping at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Monday.
Nov 8, 2023
China and Australia agree to mend ties. But will this impact security?
As the two nations agree to put bygones behind them and boost communication, questions remain over how this will impact security tensions in the region.
Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese meets with Chinese President Xi Jinping at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Monday.
Nov 6, 2023
China and Australia agree to turn the page as tensions ease
Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese is seeking to mend relations between the trading partners after disputes in recent years.
Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese speaks during the opening ceremony of the China International Import Expo (CIIE) in Shanghai on Saturday.
Nov 5, 2023
Australia PM Albanese vows to 'work constructively with China'
The visit is the first by an Australian leader in seven years, with the two countries seeking to patch things up after a diplomatic spat.
Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese speaks to reporters in Melbourne last month.
Nov 4, 2023
Australia's Albanese set for state visit in China as ties thaw
It is the first such visit by an Australian leader in seven years as the two nations look to shore up their relationship.
FIFA had invited bids from Asia and Oceania for the 2034 World Cup by Oct. 31.
SOCCER / World cup
Oct 31, 2023
Saudi Arabia clear to host 2034 World Cup after Australia drops out
FIFA had invited bids from Asia and Oceania for the tournament by Oct. 31.
Australia's David Warner watches the ball after playing a shot during the 2023 ICC Men's Cricket World Cup one-day international match between Australia and New Zealand in Dharamsala, India, on Tuesday.
Oct 31, 2023
Warner enjoying making doubters 'look stupid' at World Cup
Resurgent Australia are fourth in the standings, having won their last four matches in succession.


The Japanese government updated its English education guidelines in 2017 to emphasize communication over grammar and memorization. Public school teachers are incredibly busy, however, which means schools haven’t been able to implement changes uniformly. Private and alternative schools are attempting to remedy this.
The language of opportunity: Bilingual education is on the rise in Japan