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Asia Pacific Jan 6, 2019

Australian PM Scott Morrison slams 'ugly racial protests' in Melbourne

Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Sunday slammed "ugly racial protests" in Australia's second-largest city, after some far-right demonstrators were seen making Nazi salutes. An anti-immigration rally at St. Kilda Beach in Melbourne drew hundreds of demonstrators and counter-protesters on Saturday, but a large Victoria Police ...

Australian finishes 126-km swim in Bahamas

World / Offbeat Oct 23, 2014

Australian finishes 126-km swim in Bahamas

Dehydrated and exhausted, Australian swimmer Chloe McCardel successfully completed a 78-mile (126-km) swim Wednesday between two islands in the Bahamas. McCardel's support team says the 42½ hour effort is the longest open-water solo, continuous marathon swim in history, though such claims come with complications. The ...

Fighting intensifies near MH17 disaster site

World Jul 28, 2014

Fighting intensifies near MH17 disaster site

Ukrainian armed forces mounted a major onslaught against pro-Russian separatist fighters Sunday in an attempt to gain control over the area where a Malaysia Airlines plane was downed earlier this month. Reports of the intensifying unrest prompted a postponement of a trip to the site ...