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 World Cup final with diving catch and match-winning 137

The Cricket World Cup 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 World Cup for 6th time. Head hits 137

Australia has won the Cricket World Cup 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 World Cup 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 World Cup 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 World Cup 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 World Cup with a 93-run win over Pakistan. Australia beats Bangladesh

England has bowed out of the Cricket World Cup 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.

Australia captain Lanning quits international women’s cricket after winning 7 World Cup titles

Australia captain Meg Lanning has announced her retirement from international cricket after winning seven World Cup titles during a 241-match career.

Australian court considers overturning mother’s convictions for killing 4 children

An Australian court will consider overturning a woman’s convictions for killing her four children. A government inquiry reported the court review on Wednesday months after Kathlenn Folbigg was pardoned for the crimes due to new scientific evidence that the siblings had died of natural causes.

Australia’s leader calls for free and unimpeded trade to resume with China after ties deteriorated

Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has called for the “full resumption of free and unimpeded trade” with China in a meeting with Chinese Premier Li Qiang.

Australian central bank lifts benchmark cash rate to 4.35% with 13th hike

Australia’s central bank has lifted its benchmark interest rate for the first time since June with a quarter percentage point hike that brought the cash rate to a 12-year high of 4.35%.

Japan and UK ministers discuss deeper security ties on the sidelines of G7 meeting

Japanese and British foreign and defense ministers met and agreed to further deepen military cooperation under a new security pact that allows their militaries to enter each other’s territory for joint exercises.

Stock market today: Asian shares are mostly lower after quiet session on Wall Street

Shares are mostly lower in Asia after a mixed close on Wall Street. Benchmarks dropped more than 1% in Hong Kong and Tokyo and South Korea’s Kospi gave up 3.1% of its big gains from a day earlier.

Australian and Chinese leaders talk pandas and wine as ties improve despite disagreements

The leaders of Australia and China have welcomed the improvement in relations between their two countries in the past year and emphasized the importance of engaging with each other despite differences on issues such as defense.

Zaman’s ton enough for Pakistan to beat NZ at Cricket World Cup. Australia win confirms England exit

Australia and Pakistan have claimed wins at the Cricket World Cup to set up a thrilling finale to the group stage as England’s abject title defense finally came to an end.

Australian prime minister to protest blogger’s detention conditions while meeting China’s leader

Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese says he will protest a lack of transparency in China’s treatment of a detained Australian democracy blogger when meeting with President Xi Jinping in Beijing during a trade-focused state visit.

All or nothing for defending champion England against old foe Australia at Cricket World Cup

England’s defense of the Cricket World Cup title it won so narrowly four years ago has come down to a simple calculation: lose to old foe Australia and it’s over.

Anthony Albanese will soon be the first Australian prime minister in 7 years to visit China

Anthony Albanese will soon become the first Australian prime minister in seven years to visit China in recognition of improving bilateral relations.

Australia’s Marsh leaves Cricket World Cup for personal reasons and will miss England game

Australian all-rounder Mitchell Marsh will miss his team’s Cricket World Cup game against England after returning home for personal reasons.

Biden nominates a top adviser on Asia to be the State Department’s No. 2 diplomat

The White House says President Joe Biden is nominating a top adviser on Asia to serve as the State Department’s second-ranking diplomat.

Australia cannot strip citizenship from man over his terrorism convictions, top court says

Australia’s highest court has overturned a government decision to strip citizenship from a man convicted of terrorism.

Rugby Australia begins search to replace Eddie Jones after dreadful Rugby World Cup campaign

Rugby Australia confirms that Eddie Jones has in fact quit as head coach and that the organization will conduct a thorough search for his replacement, “however long it takes.”