Australian gunman who admitted killing 51 worshippers in mosque dismisses lawyers, will represent himself: report

WELLINGTON, New Zealand  — The Australian white supremacist who admitting killing 51 worshippers in a mass shooting at two New Zealand mosques has dismissed his lawyers and will represent himself when he is sentenced next month. Brenton Harrison Tarrant had pleaded guilty in March to 51 charges of murder, 40 of attempted murder and one […]

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Artist Delta Goodrem ‘Strips Back Layers Of Herself’ & Reveals Battle With Cancer In New Project

Australian singer Delta Goodrem opens up about her upcoming studio album & the first, raw & personal single ‘Keep Climbing.’ Fans get a taste of what is to come on Delta Goodrem‘s most authentic piece of work yet from her latest single, “Keep Climbing.” The Voice Australia judge opens up about her battle with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma […]

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Australian Politician’s Home Raided in Chinese Influence Inquiry

SYDNEY, Australia — The Australian authorities raided the home and office of a federal lawmaker on Friday as part of a sweeping investigation into allegations of a Chinese government plot to manipulate the politics and policy of Parliament. Shaoquett Moselmane, a Labor politician from a Sydney suburb, recently praised China’s top leader, Xi Jinping, for […]

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Australian man jumps bail, found hiding in air vent of cargo ship in attempt to flee country, police say

An Australian man facing sexual assault charges jumped bail and was found hiding in an air conditioning vent on a cargo ship bound for Malaysia, authorities said Wednesday. The 31-year-old man, of Peakshurst, a suburb south of Sydney, set sail on a yacht Saturday, but ran into trouble off the coast and was rescued by […]

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‘NOS4A2’ star Ashleigh Cummings dishes on creepy Season 2

Australian actress Ashleigh Cummings stars in AMC’s spooky drama “NOS4A2,” which is essentially a topsy-turvy spin on the age-old vampire story. Season 1 of the series — which was adapted from a novel by Joe Hill (Stephen King’s son) — followed Vic McQueen (Cummings), a blue-collar artist who discovers the ability to track the nefarious […]

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The Latest: Australia PM apologizes for slavery comment

TOP OF THE HOUR: — Australian PM Scott Morrison apologizes for slavery comment. — Richmond temporarily removes vandalized statue honoring police. — Statues boarded up in London ahead of anti-racism and far-right protests. — Columbus statue in Camden, New Jersey, latest taken down. ___ CANBERRA, Australia — Australia’s prime minister apologized Friday to those who […]

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The Latest: Dutch activists use red spray paint on statue

TOP OF THE HOUR: — Statues boarded up in London ahead of anti-racism and far-right protests. — Australian PM urges protesters not to attend rallies because of virus. — Columbus statue in Camden, New Jersey, latest taken down. ___ ROTTERDAM, Netherlands — Dutch activists have spray painted the words “killer” and “thief” and daubed red […]

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The Latest: Police prevent mass rally in Sydney

TOP OF THE HOUR: — Statues boarded up in London ahead of anti-racism and far-right protests — Australian government urges protesters not to attend rallies — Columbus statue in Camden, New Jersey, latest to be taken down ——— SYDNEY — Hundreds of police have disrupted plans for a Black Lives Matter rally in downtown Sydney, […]

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The Latest: Australia urges activists not to attend rallies

TOP OF THE HOUR: — Australian government urges protesters not to attend rallies — Columbus statue in Camden, New Jersey, latest to be taken down — Kentucky bans use of ‘no knock’ warrnts, names ordinance after Breonna Taylor ___ CANBERRA, Australia — Australian government leaders have urged activists not to attend Black Lives Matter and […]

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Australian teenager, 14, with non-verbal autism found on freezing mountain after two days

An Australian teenager with non-verbal autism who went missing for two nights on a mountainside in freezing conditions has been found safe and well. William Callaghan, 14, became separated from his family during a walk at Mount Disappointment, in Victoria, on Monday. A volunteer involved in the search spotted William hiding in bushland Wednesday, according […]

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This day in sports: John McEnroe suffers marathon upset loss in French Open

Australian Paul McNamee stunned No. 2-seeded John McEnroe in the third round of the French Open on this date in 1980 by winning a drama of tiebreakers in a match that lasted 4 hours, 18 minutes. The scores were 7-6 (6), 6-7 (4), 7-6 (3), 7-6 (2). McNamee, 25, survived seven set points in the […]

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Cody Simpson Looks Hotter Than Ever With Bulging Muscles & New Shaved Head — Pic

Cody Simpson is so sexy! The Australian star snuggled up to his new rescue dog Bo in two black-and-white photos snapped outdoors. Cody Simpson, 23, has a new hair do! The singer showed off his new shaved head in a double Instagram post shared on Friday, May 29. Posing with his adorable rescue dog Bo […]

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One man’s journey to complete his ‘100 Things List’ and help others in the process | SportsCenter

Australian adventurer Seb Terry set out on a journey to find happiness through completing 100 things he wanted to do and helping others along the way. ✔️Subscribe to ESPN+ https://plus.espn.com/ ✔️ Get the ESPN App: http://www.espn.com/espn/apps/espn ✔️Subscribe to ESPN on YouTube: http://es.pn/SUBSCRIBEtoYOUTUBE ✔️ Subscribe to NBA on ESPN on YouTube: http://bit.ly/SUBSCRIBEtoNBAonESPN ✔️ Watch ESPN on […]

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Australia to pour $190 million into hydrogen projects

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – The Australian government on Monday set aside A$300 million ($191 million) to jumpstart hydrogen projects with the help of low-cost financing as the country aims to build the industry by 2030, the country’s energy minister said on Monday. The hydrogen push marks one of the few areas where the conservative government’s ambitions […]

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Australian police fatally shoot man after stabbings at mall

PERTH, Australia (AP) — Police shot dead a man who stabbed and slashed several people at an Australian shopping mall on Friday, an official said. Officials have not revealed how many people were injured in the northwest coastal town of South Hedland or detailed their conditions. No motive for the attacks has been revealed. “A […]

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Australia’s first-quarter inflation hits 5-1/2-year high, prices to plunge in second quarter

© Reuters. People walk out of a mall in Nowra By Wayne Cole SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australian inflation accelerated to its highest in over five years last quarter, data showed on Wednesday, but the long-desired pick-up is likely to be fleeting in the face of a coronavirus lockdown and collapsing energy prices. The headline consumer […]

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‘Before The 90 Days’ Preview: Erika Laughs Over Stephanie Only Calling Her A ‘Special Friend’

Erika introduces Stephanie to some Australian culture in this EXCLUSIVE preview of ’90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days.’ When Stephanie talks about Erika, she refers to her as only a ‘special friend.’ Erika, 24, wants to show Stephanie, 29, what boomerangs are all about in this EXCLUSIVE preview of the April 26 episode of […]

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Australian retail sales surge record 8.2% in March: ABS

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australian retail sales surged by the most on record in March as a lockdown for the coronavirus spurred panic buying of food and other staples, completely outweighing a dive in demand for clothing and eating out. The Australian Bureau of Statistics on Wednesday reported its preliminary estimate of retail sales jumped 8.2% […]

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Rugby player Mitch Cronin dies in backyard pool during quarantine

An Australian rugby player died Friday after working out at his home in accordance with the country’s coronavirus lockdown, according to a report. Mitch Cronin, a 27-year-old Queensland Cup player, trained with weights in his backyard in Brisbane before going to cool down in his pool, where he died of a suspected heart attack, according […]

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Chris Hemsworth Seemingly Shades Miley Cyrus After Her Split From Liam: ‘We Got Him Out Of Malibu’

Chris Hemsworth praised his brother Liam and his ‘Australian living’ during an interview to promote his new film ‘Extraction’ and one comment seemed to be indirectly aimed at Liam’s ex Miley Cyrus. Chris Hemsworth, 36, is glad his younger brother Liam Hemsworth is “out of Malibu” and back in his home country of Australia! The […]

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Australian Business Confidence Plummets to Lowest on Record

© Reuters. Australian Business Confidence Plummets to Lowest on Record (Bloomberg) — Australian business confidence plummeted in March to the lowest level in the history of the survey as industry shutdowns designed to stem the spread of coronavirus sent the economy into a tailspin. A gauge of sentiment slid to -66 from -2 in February, […]

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Australia PM Morrison announces $973 million package for childcare sector

© Reuters. Australian Prime Minister Morrison speaks during a joint press conference at Admiralty House in Sydney SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Thursday said the country’s childcare sector will get A$1.6 billion ($973 million) over the next three months from taxpayer subsidies in a package that would make childcare in the […]

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S&P says major Aussie banks not at risk of downgrade amid pandemic

(Reuters) – Major Australian banks can weather a substantial rise in credit losses triggered by the coronavirus outbreak while credit ratings of most banks in the country are not at risk of a downgrade, ratings agency S&P Global said. The agency, however, expects credit losses at banks in 2020 to more than triple from 2019 […]

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New Zealand mosque shooter changes plea to guilty, more than a year after massacre

The 29-year-old Australian man who massacred 51 Muslim worshippers at two Christchurch mosques in 2019, changed his plea to guilty Wednesday in an impromptu court hearing he requested. The suspect pleaded guilty to 51 counts of murder, 40 counts of attempted murder and one count of terrorism via video link as the country prepared to go on […]

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