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Euthanasia now legal in Australian state

Melbourne - Terminally ill Australians can for the first time apply to end their own life, after new laws went into effect in the state of Victoria Wednesday.

Dad makes tearful plea for backpacker son missing Down Under

Sydney - The father of an 18-year-old Belgian backpacker made a heart-rending appeal for help finding his son Monday, as Australian police admitted they were "baffled" by his disappearance from a picturesque surf town.

Assange faces February US extradition hearing

London - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's full extradition hearing to face espionage charges in the United States will begin in February, an English judge ruled on Friday.

India sends second team to find missing climbers

New Delhi - A second team of mountaineers set off Thursday to look for eight climbers, seven of them foreigners, feared killed on the country's second-highest mountain, officials said.

UK minister signs US bid to extradite Assange

London - Britain's interior minister said Thursday he had certified the US request to extradite WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on espionage grounds in a procedural move that opens the way for a court battle.

Australia approves vast coal mine near Great Barrier Reef

Sydney - Australia approved Thursday the construction of a controversial coal mine near the Great Barrier Reef, paving the way for a dramatic and unfashionable increase in coal exports.

Australian pleads guilty to rape, murder of Arab-Israeli student

Sydney - A 20-year-old man pleaded guilty Wednesday to raping and killing a young Arab-Israeli student in Melbourne, one of a spate of attacks that sparked fears about women's safety in Australia's second biggest city.

Indian team treks to find missing climbers on Himalayan slope

New Delhi - Indian mountaineers on Monday began a dangerous trek toward an isolated Himalayan slope in a bid to find the bodies of eight climbers feared killed by an avalanche.

Ex-cop sentenced to 12.5 years for killing of Australian woman

Minneapolis - A former Minneapolis police officer was sentenced Friday to 12 years and six months in prison for the fatal shooting of an unarmed Australian woman who had been trying to report a crime.

Australian police in record $840m haul of drug 'ice'

Sydney - Australian police have seized a record US$840 million worth of the drug "ice" hidden in stereo speakers shipped from Thailand, officials said Friday.Australian Border Force agents found 1.6 tonnes of methylamphetamine and 37 kilograms (81.

Judgement reserved in Pell appeal against child sex conviction

Melbourne - The fate of jailed Australian Cardinal George Pell was in the balance Thursday as judges adjourned to deliberate over an appeal against his conviction on historical child sex abuse charges.

Chinese cartoonist slams Twitter for refusing Tiananmen emoji

Fpo - Chinese artist Badiucao, whose anonymous political satire infuriated Beijing, on Thursday announced a protest campaign against Twitter for what he says is pandering to China, after the platform's refusal to create a special tank man emoji to mark the 3...

Prosecutors insist Pell conviction 'unimpeachable' at appeal hearing

Melbourne - Prosecutors insisted the conviction of Australian Cardinal George Pell for child sexual abuse was "unimpeachable" as his appeal against the guilty verdict went into a second day in Melbourne on Thursday.

India begins 'high-risk' retrieval of dead climbers

Pithoragarh - An Indian helicopter carrying elite paramilitary mountaineers took off Wednesday for a "very high-risk" operation to retrieve five dead climbers and three others believed killed scaling a treacherous Himalayan peak.

Darwin shooting suspect had parole tag, evaded police for an hour

Sydney - The man accused of killing four men in a shooting spree in northern Australia while evading police for more than an hour was a ex-convict wearing a monitoring bracelet, authorities said Wednesday, ordering an urgent review into parole procedures.

Cardinal Pell launches appeal against child sex conviction

Melbourne - Jailed Australian Cardinal George Pell launched an appeal Wednesday against his landmark conviction for child sex abuse, branding the charges against him as "bizarre" and "impossible".

Cardinal Pell launches appeal against child sex conviction

Melbourne - Jailed Australian Cardinal George Pell arrived in court under heavy police guard Wednesday, beginning an appeal against his conviction for child sex abuse.

Climbers 'knowingly risked' lives on Indian peak

Pithoragarh - Eight climbers believed to be dead on a treacherous Himalayan mountain "knowingly risked" their lives by changing their plans without permission, an Indian official said Tuesday.

Top Australian university reports vast, 'sophisticated' hack

Sydney - A top Australian university with close ties to the country's government and security services on Tuesday said it had been the victim of a vast hack by a "sophisticated operator" who gained access to 19 years of sensitive data.

Bodies spotted in search for missing climbers in India

Pithoragarh - A helicopter searching for eight climbers missing on India's second-highest peak spotted five bodies on Monday, officials said.

Chinese warships cause surprise in Sydney Harbour

Sydney - Australians enjoying a sunny winter morning were shocked by the sight of three Chinese warships steaming into Sydney Harbour Monday, forcing the prime minister to reassure jittery residents.

Indian rescuers narrow search for missing climbers

New Delhi - Indian authorities Monday narrowed down the search for eight climbers missing on India's second-highest mountain for several days after an avalanche, saying they have a "rough idea" of their location thanks to information from another rescued group.

Cardinal Pell appeals landmark child sex conviction

Melbourne - The Vatican's former number-three, Cardinal George Pell, will on Wednesday begin his appeal against convictions for "brazen" sex attacks on two choirboys in the 1990s.

Chinese warships cause surprise in Sydney Harbour

Sydney - Australians enjoying a sunny winter morning were surprised by the sight of three Chinese warships steaming into to Sydney Harbour Monday, forcing the prime minister to reassure jittery residents.

Adani's Carmichael coal mine has one more hurdle to go

Adani's Carmichael coal mine project in Queensland, Australia has but one more environmental approval to meet before construction can begin after the state government approved an environmental plan to protect an endangered bird.

Assange 'not well', US extradition hearing moved to June

London - Britain's review of a US request to extradite WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on espionage charges has been moved to June, with his lawyer telling court on Thursday the whistleblower is in poor health.

Australian teen who egged senator donates to Christchurch victims

Sydney - An Australian teen who egged a far-right senator over his offensive comments about the Christchurch mosque attacks says he has donated almost Aus$100,000 (US$69,000) raised for his legal defence to the victims of the shootings.

In Asia, Trump finds more than ever he's among friends

Washington - In Europe, Donald Trump's relationships with leaders range from lukewarm to hostile. But in Asia, more than ever, the US president is finding that he's among friends.

Australia election triggers refugee suicide attempts

Sydney - At least four refugees in Australia's offshore Pacific camps have attempted suicide since the conservative government's shock re-election Saturday, according to refugees, advocates and police.

Aussie election could have global climate impact

Sydney - Brutal droughts, floods and wildfires were expected to make the environment a pivotal issue in Australia's election, instead victory for the climate change-sceptic Liberal party could have global implications.
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