Cruise lines, passengers scramble to respond to coronavirus

MIAMI (AP) — Being trapped aboard a ship with thousands of people as the new coronavirus spreads around the world isn’t ...
20:11 28 February 2022

Ardern calls out Australia: Don’t deport ‘your problems’

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern called out her Australian counterpart at an extraor...
7:40 28 February 2022

Sharapova retires from tennis at age 32 with 5 Slam titles

Maria Sharapova was a transcendent star in tennis from the time she was a teenager, someone whose grit and groundstrokes...
13:33 26 February 2022

Health officials worry as untraceable virus clusters emerge

In South Korea, Singapore and Iran, clusters of infections are leading to a jump in cases of the new viral illness outsi...
4:26 22 February 2022

Qantas cuts flights to Asia amid virus outbreak

SYDNEY (AP) — Australia’s Qantas announced Thursday it will slash flights to Asia as the coronavirus crisis cuts into th...
3:44 20 February 2022

Abbott says top Malaysian leaders suspected pilot of MH370

PERTH, Australia (AP) — Former Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has claimed the “top levels” of the Malaysian gover...
8:02 19 February 2022

Actress Zoe Caldwell, Tony winner for ‘Medea,’ dies at 86

NEW YORK (AP) — Zoe Caldwell, a four-time Tony Award winner who brought humanity to larger-than-life characters, whether...
1:50 19 February 2022

He’s still standing: Elton John to finish Down Under tour

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — Elton John intends to play his remaining shows in New Zealand and Australia, his tour promoters said Monday, a day after ill...
4:52 17 February 2022

GM plans to pull out of Australia, New Zealand and Thailand

DETROIT — General Motors says it's pulling out of Australia, New Zealand and Thailand as part of a strategy to exit markets that don't produce adequat...
2:29 17 February 2022

EU official rejects Johnson’s idea of loose UK trade deal

BRUSSELS — The European Union will only offer Britain unique access to its vast single market if the U.K. agrees to stick to the bloc's standards, Eur...
11:40 11 February 2022

Deluge in Australia drenches fires and eases 3-year drought

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — Drought, wildfires and now flooding have given Australia's weather an almost Biblical feel this year. The good news is that ...
5:33 10 February 2022

California firefighters return from battling Australia fires

LOS ANGELES — Twenty firefighters from California returned to the United States on Wednesday after spending nearly a month battling wildfires in Austr...
16:53 5 February 2022

Australian bank official says virus is an economic unknown

CANBERRA, Australia — Australia's deadly wildfires will have no impact on the nation's economic growth this year but the impact of a new virus is stil...
6:33 5 February 2022

As forests burn around the world, drinking water is at risk

Fabric curtains stretch across the huge Warragamba Dam to trap ash and sediment expected to wash off wildfire-scorched slopes and into the reservoir t...
21:14 4 February 2022

Federer to play in South Africa, where his mother was born

MELBOURNE, Australia — Roger Federer shakes his head and sounds a bit embarrassed when he's asked why he's never played a tennis match in South Africa...
10:30 3 February 2022

Djokovic returns to No. 1; Kenin top American woman at No. 7

MELBOURNE, Australia — Novak Djokovic returned to No. 1 in the ATP rankings Monday after winning his eighth Australian Open title, while Sofia Kenin's...
9:54 3 February 2022

Analysis: Look out, Roger & Rafa; Nole keeps gaining on you

MELBOURNE, Australia — As Novak Djokovic conducted yet another in a long string of interviews after earning his record eighth Australian Open champion...
19:33 2 February 2022

Djokovic comes back for 8th Australian Open title, 17th Slam

MELBOURNE, Australia — Novak Djokovic was looking weary and worn down. He felt dizzy and trailed Dominic Thiem in the Australian Open final -- miscues...
15:36 2 February 2022

Fears of new virus trigger anti-China sentiment worldwide

SEOUL, South Korea — A scary new virus from China has spread around the world. So has rising anti-Chinese sentiment, calls for a full travel ban on Ch...
5:49 2 February 2022

The Latest: Zverev in for 50K, Aussies miss out on $2.85M

MELBOURNE, Australia — The Latest on the Australian Open (all times local):
14:00 31 January 2022

Thiem beats Zverev to reach 1st Australian Open final

MELBOURNE, Australia — Locked in an even-as-can-be Australian Open semifinal, Dominic Thiem looked up at his guest box, patted his belly and stuck out...
12:47 31 January 2022

Wildfire creates state of emergency in Australian capital

CANBERRA, Australia — The Australian capital region declared a state of emergency on Friday because of an out-of-control forest fire burning erratical...
12:27 31 January 2022

Australian Open heats up, right in in time for semifinals

MELBOURNE, Australia — The temperature topped 100 degrees F (38 degrees Celsius) in the first of the Australian Open women’s semifinals and got slight...
13:02 30 January 2022

Kenin of US ousts No. 1 Barty to reach Australian Open final

MELBOURNE, Australia — Sofia Kenin never flinched.
11:25 30 January 2022

Djokovic adds to Slam streak vs. Federer at Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia — Novak Djokovic was wondering, right along with everyone else, what sort of shape Roger Federer would be in for their Australian...
11:21 30 January 2022

The Latest: Djokovic beats Federer, reaches Australian final

MELBOURNE, Australia — The Latest on the Australian Open (all times local):
11:10 30 January 2022

Sorry, not sorry: Net cords & insincere apologies in tennis

MELBOURNE, Australia — It might just be the most insincere gesture in sports: A tennis player apologizes by raising a hand after a ball clips the net ...
16:59 29 January 2022

Navratilova sorry for protocol breach, not for Court protest

MELBOURNE, Australia — Martina Navratilova has apologized after getting caught on a technicality in her on-court campaign to have a stadium renamed at...
8:32 29 January 2022

Halep, Muguruza take contrasting paths to semis in Australia

MELBOURNE, Australia — Simona Halep went to work a long way from home in the off-season, out near the desert, not taking a day off.
6:34 29 January 2022

No 1 Barty, 1st-timer Kenin to meet in Australian Open semis

MELBOURNE, Australia — Top-ranked Ash Barty is a step closer to ending a long drought for Aussies at the national championship.
4:25 28 January 2022