Tag Archives: Australia

India recalls Yuvraj, Nehra for T20 squad in Australia

NEW DELHI (AP) — Veterans Yuvraj Singh & Ashish Nehra returned Saturday to India's Twenty20 squad for next month's limited-overs tour of Australia, which has five one-day internationals & three…

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Soaring aspirations of Myanmar's drone enthusiasts

Yangon (AFP) – In a ramshackle workshop behind a bustling Yangon market, Kyi Tha fixes the plastic propeller of a home-made drone, one of a growing number of enthusiasts refusing…

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Global stock markets weaker as energy prices fall

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Global stock markets dropped sharply Friday as a further falls in the the price of oil weighed on investor sentiment, eroding gains sparked the day…

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Court rejects case against Australian cigarette logos ban

SYDNEY (AP) — Tobacco giant Philip Morris has suffered another setback in its efforts to challenge an Australian law that bans tobacco companies from placing logos on their cigarette packs…

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Australia wins court challenge to tobacco plain packaging

By Matt Siegel SYDNEY (Reuters) – A Singapore-based court has refused a challenge by Philip Morris to Australia's landmark plain packaging legislation passed in 2011, which the tobacco giant had…

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Australia 'disappointed' at Japan whaling: Turnbull

Tokyo (AFP) – Australia is "very disappointed" at Japan's decision to resume whaling in the Antarctic Ocean, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said Friday as he readied for talks with Japanese…

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Asian stock markets weaker as energy prices fall

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian stock markets were lower Friday as a persistent drop in the price of oil weighed on investor sentiment, eroding gains sparked the day before…

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Judges hike rates for music streamers; Pandora shares jump

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A panel of copyright judges on Wednesday raised the amount Internet music streaming services like Pandora must pay to record labels next year & beyond. The…

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South Africa ambassador to Australia charged with corruption

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A spokesman for South Africa's National Prosecuting Authority said the country's High Commissioner to Australia has been charged with corruption. Spokesman Luvuyo Mfaku said Sibusiso Ndebele appeared…

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Teenager on Australia terror plot charge denied bail

Sydney (AFP) – A 15-year-old charged over a terror plot used coded text messages to try & avoid detection, an Australian court heard as he was denied bail on Friday…

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