CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s shift to nuclear-powered submarines will assure its South Pacific neighbors of its commitment to regional security, Britain's Minister of State for the Indo-Pacific said Monday.
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s terrorism threat level has been downgraded from “probable" to “possible” for the first time since 2014, the head of the main domestic spy agency said Monday.
The defeat of the Islamic State group in battle in the Middle East and an ineffective al-Qaida propaganda machine failing to connect with Western youth has resulted in fewer extremists in Australia, Australian Security Intelligence Organization Director-General Mike Burgess said.
BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — British Open champion Cameron Smith won the Australian PGA Championship on Sunday for the third time by closing with a 3-under 68 for a three-shot victory.
The final round at Royal Queensland was halted twice by electrical storms that sent players and about 10,000 fans searching for cover.
BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — British Open champion Cameron Smith has won his third Australian PGA Championship by three shots after a day of wild weather stopped play twice at Royal Queensland Golf Club on Sunday.
ISLAMABAD (AP) — England's cricket team arrived in Islamabad early Sunday to play its first test series in Pakistan since 2005.
Led by Ben Stokes, England will kick off the tour in Rawalpindi -- an adjacent city to Islamabad -- which hosts the first test from next Thursday.
CARDIFF, Wales (AP) — Australia came from 21 points down with 23 minutes left to overhaul Wales 39-34 in an astonishing turnaround in their Cardiff rugby test on Saturday.
After the historic loss to Georgia last weekend, Wales desperately needed the win more than the heavily depleted Wallabies and was delivering in style by rolling to 34-13 with its best rugby of the month.
AL WAKRAH, Qatar (AP) — Mitchell Duke celebrated scoring Australia's winning goal by forming a “J” with his fingers in a tribute to his son Jaxson, who was in the stands.
Coach Graham Arnold dragged injured winger Martin Boyle — on crutches — into the celebratory huddle as fans sang merrily along to Men at Work’s “Down Under,” blaring over the stadium speakers after the final whistle.
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Raymon Reifer and Joshua Da Silva combined to help the West Indies eke out a draw in the pink-ball tour match against the Prime Minister’s XI at Manuka Oval on Saturday.
Chasing 309 for victory after the PM XI’s sporting declaration at 221-4 late on Friday, the Caribbean side played conservatively after the fall of the eighth wicket with eight overs to go, finishing on 277-8 in the four-day match.
BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — British Open champion Cameron Smith had a topsy-turvy round of 2-under 69 on Saturday to take a three-stroke lead into the final round of the Australian PGA.
Smith had six birdies and four bogeys -- including two in a row on 11 and 12 that saw his lead reduced to just one -- before another bogey on the 18th to finish the hot and gusty day with a 54-hole total of 11-under 202 at Royal Queensland.
MÁLAGA, Spain (AP) — Australia had to fight back twice to reach its first Davis Cup final in 19 years after beating Croatia 2-1 on Friday.
Lleyton Hewitt's team recovered from losing the first singles.
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Expect “TUN-is, TUN-is, TUN-is” chants to reverberete around the Al Janoub stadium as Tunisia enjoys overwhelming home-like support when it takes on Australia in each team’s second match at the World Cup on Saturday.
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Olivier Giroud will overtake Thierry Henry to become France's all-time leading scorer with 52 goals if he scores against Denmark at the World Cup on Saturday.
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Matthew Renshaw sent another strong message to Australian cricket selectors with an unbeaten century on the third day of a pink-ball tour match against the West Indies at Manuka Oval on Friday.
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The prime suspect in the murder of a woman on an Australian beach four years ago was arrested in New Delhi's outskirts three weeks after he was targeted with a 1 million Australian dollar ($677,000) reward, authorities said Friday.
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An inquiry into a former Australian prime minister secretly appointing himself to multiple ministries recommended Friday that all such appointments be made public in the future to preserve trust in government.
BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — British Open champion Cameron Smith birdied his final hole Friday to move to within one shot of the lead after two rounds of the Australian PGA Championship at Royal Queensland.
The betting pool on the next coach of Wales is up and running.
Scott Robertson of Super Rugby's Crusaders leads at odds of 2-1, followed by ex-Wales boss Warren Gatland at 5-1, La Rochelle's suspended Ronan O'Gara at 7-1, and current assistant Jonathan Humphreys at 8-1.
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — In the midst of an investigation into Sri Lanka's deplorable antics at the T20 World Cup in Australia, Afghanistan was in country for three one-day internationals starting on Friday.
BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Adam Scott shot a 5-under 66 on Thursday after a 6 a.m. tee time to trail by one stroke after the first round of the Australian PGA championship at Royal Queensland.
Three other Australians shot 65s in the afternoon groups — Min Woo Lee, Jason Scrivener and John Lyras — to share the first-round lead.
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An Australian minister likened a mining company blasting ancient rock shelters to the Taliban’s destruction of giant Buddha carvings and vowed Thursday to improve protections of Indigenous cultural heritage.
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The West Indies scored 67 runs without loss after paceman Alzarri Joseph took four wickets for 65 to help restrict the Prime Minister's XI side to 322 on the second day of a four-day tour match Thursday.
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The West Indies will bowl first as the Caribbean side completes its build-up for the first of two test matches against Australia beginning Nov. 30 in Perth.
The visitors are playing a four-day match against a Prime Minister's X1 at Manuka Oval.
MALAGA, Spain (AP) — Alex de Minaur and Jordan Thompson won their singles matches to help Australia qualify for the Davis Cup semifinals for the first time since 2017 at the expense of the Netherlands.
AL WAKRAH, Qatar (AP) — France showed it can cope without its star striker at the World Cup.
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Travis Head and David Warner led Australia to a 221-run rain-affected victory over England to secure a 3-0 win in the one-day international series that ended Tuesday at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
LONDON (AP) — English cricketer Laurie Evans was released Tuesday by the Perth Scorchers franchise in Australia after revealing he had tested positive for a banned substance.
Evans said in a statement through the Professional Cricketers’ Association on Monday that he was “shocked” by the results of a test taken in August.
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A powerful magnitude 7.0 earthquake jolted the Solomon Islands Tuesday afternoon, overturning tables and sending people racing for higher ground.
There were no immediate reports of widespread damage or injuries, although Australia's prime minister said a roof at its High Commission had collapsed.
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s Parliament passed bilateral free trade agreements with India and Britain on Tuesday, leaving those partner nations to bring the deals into force.
The deals are crucial for Australia to diversify its exports from the troubled Chinese market to India and to Britain’s need to forge new bilateral trade relations since it left the European Union.
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The daunting prospect of having to face defending World Cup champion France in his team's opening match certainly hasn't affected Australia coach Graham Arnold’s sense of humor.
A day after France defender Ibrahima Konaté said he didn't know any of the names in Australia’s squad, Arnold questioned the player's television habits.
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Even without the injured Karim Benzema, defending World Cup champion France has plenty of attacking power.
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan has named uncapped mystery spinner Abrar Ahmed and fast bowler Mohammad Ali in its 18-member squad for next month’s three-test home series against England.
The 24-year-old Ahmed is in top form in the ongoing domestic first-class tournament, where he has picked up 43 wickets at an impressive average of 21.95.
SYDNEY (AP) — Opener David Warner may be able to overturn his lifetime leadership ban after Cricket Australia voted on Monday to alter its code of conduct.
In a statement, Cricket Australia said players or officials subject to lifetime bans would now be able to have those sanctions reviewed if they demonstrated remorse and evidence of good behavior.
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Australia winger Martin Boyle has been ruled out of the World Cup because of a knee injury.
The team announced that Marco Tilio will take his place on the Socceroos' 26-player roster.
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — France's World Cup squad has been decimated by injuries to star players like Karim Benzema, Paul Pogba and N'Golo Kante. While the absences are a big blow for the defending champion, they open the door for a new generation of players to shine in Qatar.
DUBLIN (AP) — Ireland survived a stern rugby challenge from a desperate Australia to prevail 13-10 at Lansdowne Road on Saturday.
Irish captain Jonathan Sexton withdrew just moments before the match after straining a calf in the warmup but his flyhalf backups were outstanding.
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Australia upheld its domination of the Rugby League World Cup by putting away Samoa 30-10 in the final at Old Trafford on Saturday.
Captain James Tedesco and center Latrell Mitchell each scored two of Australia's six tries to claim a 12th world crown out of a possible 16.
SYDNEY (AP) — Steve Smith scored 94 runs and Mitchell Starc took four wickets for 47 to lead Australia to a 72-run victory Saturday over England to clinch the three-match one-day international series in consecutive games.
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Several West Indian batters had lackluster results as the visitors played to a draw in a three-day tour match Saturday against a combined New South Wales and Australian Capital Territory XI.
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Samoa's squad is acutely aware of the huge interest it has attracted from reaching its first Rugby League World Cup final.
Fans of Toa Samoa have been blasting car horns and waving every Samoan flag they can find since the team's shocking 27-26 semifinal win over tournament host England last weekend in London.
KONOMIE ISLAND, Australia (AP) — Below the turquoise waters off the coast of Australia is one of the world’s natural wonders, an underwater rainbow jungle teeming with life that scientists say is showing some of the clearest signs yet of climate change.
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s prime minister said Friday he remained committed to building a fleet of submarines powered by U.S. nuclear technology despite the French president describing the plan as a “confrontation with China.”
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An appeals court on Friday overturned the conviction of a man who temporarily admitted murdering an American who fell to his death in 1988 from a Sydney cliff top that was known as a gay meeting place.
BANGKOK (AP) — Myanmar's military-controlled government released an Australian academic, a Japanese filmmaker, an ex-British diplomat and an American on Thursday as part of a broad prisoner amnesty that also freed many local citizens held for protesting the army takeover.
Ireland and Australia meet in a rugby test at Lansdowne Road on Saturday heading in different directions.
The Irish have won 11 consecutive tests in Dublin and another win would equal their record home winning streak of 12 from 2016-18.
DUBLIN (AP) — Ireland and Australia have reverted to full-strength sides for their rugby test on Saturday at Lansdowne Road after contrasting performances by fringe players last weekend.
The Irish labored to beat Fiji 35-17 and coach Andy Farrell was underwhelmed.
GENOA, Italy (AP) — Italy has made two changes to the team to face South Africa on Saturday following the historic victory over Australia.
Prop Pietro Ceccarelli and hooker Giacomo Nicotera will line up alongside Danilo Fischetti in a revamped front row for the test in Genoa.
ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) — Pat Cummins’ first match as Australia one-day international captain was successful as they beat England by six wickets on Thursday at Adelaide Oval.
Adding the ODI captaincy to his test duties following Aaron Finch’s 50-over retirement last month, Cummins and Australia were impressive in going 1-0 up in the three-match series.
SYDNEY (AP) — Sri Lankan cricketer Danushka Gunathilaka has been granted bail but banned from using his social media accounts while awaiting trial on rape charges.
The 31-year-old Gunathilaka was arrested in the early hours of Nov.