ANBERRA, Australia The U.S. Air Force will continue to fly daily missions over the South China Sea despite a buildup of Chinese surface-to-air missiles and fighter jets in the contested region, with both nations’ militaries in discussions to avoid any “miscalculation,” a top U.S. general said Tuesday.
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By Rod McGuirk THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
CANBERRA, Australia One of Pope Francis’ top advisers told an Australian inquiry into child sex abuse on Tuesday that an Australian bishop had deceived him about the reason a pedophile priest was repeatedly transferred from parish to parish.
CANBERRA, Australia Australia will bolster its naval strength with more submarines and warships as part of a long-term military buildup needed to maintain peace in the Asia-Pacific region, the prime minister said Thursday.
CANBERRA, Australia Australia said Thursday that it was among 40 countries urged by the United States to increase their military contributions in Iraq and Syria following the Paris attacks in November. But Australia told the U.S. that its commitment would remain largely unchanged.
CANBERRA, Australia The undersea search for the Malaysian airliner that vanished almost two years ago has found a second 19th century shipwreck deep in the Indian Ocean off the west Australian coast, officials said Wednesday.
CANBERRA, Australia Tourist Sandra Bell was poised to photograph a sedate scene of two crocodiles sunning themselves at the edge of an Australian waterhole when the picture unexpectedly exploded into violence.
Bell was startled but managed to snap around 20 graphic photos as a 5-meter (16-foot) estuarine croc killed and devoured a far lighter 2.5-meter (8-foot) croc over 15 minutes.
CANBERRA, Australia The deep sea hunt for a missing Malaysian airliner has shifted to a remote part of the Indian Ocean where a British pilot has calculated that the Boeing 777 made a controlled ditching last year with 239 people aboard, officials said Monday.
CANBERRA, Australia The extraordinary death of a fisherman snatched from his boat by a leaping crocodile prompted a coroner on Friday to urge authorities to warn boat users of the growing crocodile danger in northern Australia.
CANBERRA, Australia Australia’s beleaguered prime minister was ousted from power in an internal party ballot on Monday as the ruling conservative party attempts to win back a disenchanted public by replacing the nation’s polarizing, gaffe-prone leader with his more moderate rival.
CANBERRA, Australia — A lost, overgrown sheep found in Australian scrubland was shorn for perhaps the first time on Thursday, yielding 40 kilograms (89 pounds) of wool — the equivalent of 30 sweaters — and shedding almost half his body weight.