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Australians Protest Five Years of Offshore Detention Policy

Thousands protested in cities across Australia on Saturday to mark five years of a policy under which asylum-seekers and migrants have been turned away...

A New Battle for Guadalcanal, This Time With China

GUADALCANAL, Solomon Islands — When Toata Molea looks to the sea and his fleet of fishing boats on the island of Guadalcanal, he imagines...

Australian Housing Costs Rival New York’s, but Boom May Be Ending

SYDNEY — The home wasn’t perfect. The two-bedroom townhouse lacked parking and a backyard. Its proximity to a major road and a train station...

‘I Can’t Breathe’: Video of Indigenous Australian’s Prison Death Stirs Outrage

SYDNEY, Australia — David Dungay Jr., a prisoner at a Sydney jail, told the guards pinning him to his bed that he couldn’t breathe,...

William McBride, Who Warned About Thalidomide, Dies at 91

After receiving medical degrees at the University of Sydney, he served as resident medical officer at several hospitals in the early 1950s. He pursued...

Trade Wars? Three Funds Made Solid Profits Anyway

With rumblings about trade wars, post-Brexit predictions of the demise of the European Union and worries over North Korean nuclear missiles, lately the world...

How Rare Earths (What?) Could Be Crucial in a U.S.-China Trade...

KUANTAN, Malaysia — Amanda Lacaze grabbed her iPhone and rattled off the names of the special minerals needed to make it. The screen was...

Mental Health of Children in Australian Detention Center Reaches ‘Crisis Point’

SYDNEY, Australia — The Australian government will allow a young girl to leave an offshore detention center on the Pacific island nation of Nauru...

Great Barrier Reef Imperiled as Heat Worsens Die-Offs, Experts Say

SYDNEY, Australia — Scientists have again sounded the alarm about Australia’s imperiled Great Barrier Reef, saying that by the 2030s it could see devastating...

China Frees Australian Executive at Center of Diplomatic Dispute

SHANGHAI — When Stern Hu was convicted in 2010 of corruption charges and sent to prison in China, the Australian mining executive’s fate strained...

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