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Revamped sevens world series produces same Dubai champs as South Africa men and Australia women win

The sevens rugby world series has been revamped and rebranded but has produced the same old champions in the Dubai opening leg.

Min Woo Lee and Rikuya Hoshino share lead after contrasting 3rd rounds at Australian Open

Min Woo Lee made a dramatic birdie on the 18th hole to keep his bid of winning back-to-back titles on track despite a challenging day in the third round of the Australia Open.

Pentagon forges new high-tech agreement with Australia, United Kingdom, aimed at countering China

The U.S. is expanding its high-tech military cooperation with Australia and the United Kingdom to include underwater drones and electronic warfare.

India wins fourth Twenty20 cricket match by 20 runs to clinch series against Australia

India has rebounded from losing the Cricket APCup final at home to Australia by winning their Twenty20 series 12 days later.

The Philippines opens a new monitoring base on a remote island in the disputed South China Sea

The Philippine coast guard has opened a new monitoring base on a remote island occupied by Filipino forces in the disputed South China Sea as Manila ramps up efforts to counter China’s increasingly aggressive actions in the strategic waterway.

Spithill to steer Team Australia’s ‘Flying Roo’ in Dubai while Slingsby is on paternity leave

Former Team USA CEO and skipper Jimmy Spithill will take the wheel of Team Australia’s “Flying Roo” foiling catamaran in SailGP’s Dubai regatta on Dec. 9-10 while countryman Tom Slingsby is on paternity leave.

Australia apologizes for thalidomide tragedy as some survivors listen in the Parliament gallery

Survivors of the harmful morning sickness drug thalidomide were in the public gallery when Australia’s Parliament made a national apology for what was described as one of the darkest chapters in Australia’s medical history.

China warns Australia to act prudently in naval operations in the South China Sea

A visiting Chinese official has warned Australia to act with “great prudence” in deploying warships in the South China Sea after a recent confrontation between the two navies.

Relatives and a friend of Israelis kidnapped and killed by Hamas visit Australia’s Parliament House

Relatives and a friend of Israelis kidnapped and killed by Hamas are visiting Australia this week and sharing personal stories in an effort to lobby for international support for all hostages to be freed — and to support Israel’s war effort.

India beats Australia by 44 runs to take a 2-0 lead in Twenty20 cricket series

Wrist spinner Ravi Bishnoi took 3-32 to bowl India to a 44-run victory over Australia in their second Twenty20 cricket international and give the hosts a 2-0 lead in the five-match series.

Chinese refugee challenges Australian law that imposes a curfew and tracking bracelet

New laws rushed through Australia’s Parliament last week to mandate curfews and electronic tracking bracelets on some foreigners with criminal records are facing their first High Court challenge.

Australia rallies to beat Czech Republic and reach Davis Cup semifinals

Australia rallied to defeat the Czech Republic 2-1 and reach the semifinals of the Davis Cup. Max Purcell and Matthew Ebden defeated Adam Pavlasek and Jiri Lehecka 6-4, 7-5 in the decisive doubles match to set up a last-four encounter with Finland on Friday.

India, Australia commit to boosting strategic ties as their diplomats and defense chiefs hold talks

India and Australia say they’re committed to boosting economic and strategic ties as their top diplomats shared concerns over China, regional security and the Israel-Hamas war.

Cricket APCup in India sets all-time tournament attendance record of 1.25 million

The Cricket APCup attracted a tournament-record 1.25 million spectators during the 6 1-2-week event which ended Sunday with Australia beating India by six wickets for its sixth title.

Cricket APCup review: Australia completes superb 2023, India falls short and see you soon USA

The 6 1/2-week Cricket APCup is finally over and Australia is back as the king of the 50-over format.

Australia’s leader criticizes China over its warship’s use of sonar that injured a naval diver

Australia’s prime minister has criticized China for what he calls a “dangerous” encounter between Chinese and Australian warships but declined to say whether he raised the issue with President Xi Jinping.

India and Australia set to hold talks to boost defense and strategic ties

India and Australia are set to hold talks focused on bolstering their strategic, defense and security ties in New Delhi.

Travis Head stars for Australia in Cricket APCup final with diving catch and match-winning 137

The Cricket APCup final belonged to Travis Head. His diving catch to remove India captain Rohit Sharma quietened the heavily partisan crowd in the first innings and his match-winning knock of 137 silenced them completely.

Heartbreak for Kohli and India as Australia wins the Cricket APCup for 6th time. Head hits 137

Australia has won the Cricket APCup for a record-extending sixth time. Australia ended India’s dominant run in its home tournament with a six-wicket victory in a low-scoring final on the back of Travis Head’s 137.

Australia says its navy divers were likely injured by the Chinese navy’s ‘unsafe’ use of sonar

Australia has accused the Chinese navy of likely causing minor injuries to Australian naval divers by operating its sonar while they were trying to clear fishing nets from their ship’s propellers.

First person charged under Australia’s foreign interference laws denies working for China

Lawyers for the first person to be charged under Australia’s foreign interference laws have told a court that a hospital donation made through a federal government minister was not a covert attempt to curry favor on behalf of the Chinese Communist Party.

Son and Hwang team up for South Korea in 5-0. Palestinian team draws 0-0 with Lebanon

Son Heung-min and Hwang Hee-chan teamed up and scored a goal each to help South Korea beat Singapore 5-0 in APCup qualifying five days after facing each other in the Premier League.

Australia passes laws to handle migrant convicts who can’t be held indefinitely or deported

Migrants with criminal records face up to five years in prison for breaching their visa conditions under emergency legislation passed by the Australian Parliament.

South Africans hope to shrug off ‘chokers’ tag in APCup semifinal against Australia

South Africa will be aiming to shrug off the tag of chokers when it takes on five-time champion Australia in the Cricket APCup semifinals.

State-sponsored online spies likely to target Australian submarine program, spy agency says

Australia’s digital spy agency says the nation’s cooperation with the United States and Britain to develop an Australian fleet of submarines powered by U.S. nuclear technology is a likely target of state-sponsored cyberespionage.

3 murderers freed in Australia after court ruled out holding migrants indefinitely, minister says

Australia’s immigration minister says three murderers are among 81 foreigners recently released after the High Court ruled their indefinite detention in migrant centers was unconstitutional.

80 people freed from Australian migrant centers since High Court outlawed indefinite detention

Australia’s immigration minister says 80 people including convicted criminals who are considered dangerous have been released from Australian migrant detention centers since the High Court ruled last week that their indefinite detention wis unconstitutional.

Philippines joins Japan-led naval drills as brushes with China rise in the disputed South China Sea

Japan is leading an annual multinational naval exercise that includes the Philippines as an observer for the first time.

England bows out of Cricket APCup with a 93-run win over Pakistan. Australia beats Bangladesh

England has bowed out of the Cricket APCup with a 93-run consolation win over Pakistan. Mitchell Marsh recorded his career-best ODI score as Australia beat Bangladesh by eight wickets in Saturday’s other game.

Australia offers to help Tuvalu residents escape rising seas and other ravages of climate change

Australia is offering the island nation of Tuvalu a lifeline to help residents escape the rising seas and increased storms that climate change is bringing.