JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A strong earthquake struck Monday in Indonesia's Banda Sea, but authorities said there is no tsunami threat.
The U.S. Geological Survey said the magnitude 7.3 quake...
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — A man who was out on parole was arrested after fatally shooting four men and wounding a woman in an hour-long downtown rampage Tuesday in the northern Australian city...
Media reports say a gunman has killed at least 4 people in the Australian city of Darwin
DARWIN, Australia (AP) — Media reports say a gunman has killed at least 4 people in the Australian city of Darwin.
STONINGTON, Conn. (AP) — If his mother had not registered him at the last minute for a children's summer camp at Mystic Aquarium, Stonington High School senior Jay Christopher may never have found...
US Marine dies after Australia exercise accident
SYDNEY (AP) — A decorated U.S. Marine has died in Australia from injuries sustained in a military training accident.
A statement from the U.S. Marines said Lance Cpl. Hans Sandoval-Pereyra,...
SYDNEY (AP) — About 2,000 Australians were being moved inland Thursday from part of the northern coast ahead of a powerful cyclone expected to hit this weekend.
Abe visits Darwin shrine to Japanese war dead
SYDNEY (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Saturday visited a shrine in Darwin commemorating the deaths of 80 Japanese submariners in waters near the city in World War II.
Abe arrived in Darwin on Friday for meetings with Australian counterpart Scott Morrison, becoming the first leader of Japan to visit the northern port city since it was bombed by Japanese forces in 1942.
Japan’s Abe lays wreath in Australia city bombed in WWII
SYDNEY (AP) — Shinzo Abe became the first prime minister of Japan to visit Darwin since the northern Australian city was bombed by Japanese forces in World War II, as he and his Australian counterpart spoke Friday of strengthening defense and other ties between their countries.
Japan’s Abe, Pence to visit Australia amid China concerns
SYDNEY (AP) — Regional security and the strengthening of ties with Japan and the U.S. will be high on the agenda for Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison when he meets leaders from both countries amid continuing concerns about the growing influence of China in the Asia-Pacific.
US Marines leader in Australia replaced over alcohol charge
DARWIN, Australia (AP) — The commander of more than 1,500 U.S. Marines in northern Australia was relieved of his duties after police caught him driving under the influence of alcohol, the Marine Corps said Monday.
Col. James Schnelle, 48, pleaded guilty in the Darwin Local Court on Monday to driving with a blood alcohol concentration of 0.102 percent after his breath was tested by police in the early hours of Sept. 30. The reading was more than double the legal limit in Australia of 0.05 percent.
David Warner hits 93 in Darwin’s Strike League
DARWIN, Australia (AP) — Former Australia vice-captain David Warner fell short of a century but made a bold form statement with an innings of 93 Sunday in Darwin's limited overs strike league.
Warner, suspended for 12 months from international and most domestic cricket in Australia for his role in a ball-tampering scandal in South Africa, took his runs from 139 balls in a restrained innings for the City Cyclones against the Desert Blaze.
DARWIN, Australia (AP) — Former Australia vice-captain David Warner has played his first cricket match in Australia since his ball-tampering suspension, scoring 36 Saturday in a one-day match in Darwin's limited overs Strike League.
Warner played for the City Cyclones in the 50 overs match against the Northern Tide at the Marrara Cricket Ground. Australia batsman Cameron Bancroft, also suspended over the ball-tampering incident, played in the same competition on an adjacent ground.
SYDNEY (AP) — Banned Australian cricketers David Warner and Cameron Bancroft will play in the Northern Territory's limited overs Strike League in Darwin in July.
Bancroft will play for the duration of the four-team tournament which runs from July 1 to 29 while Warner will play in two one-day matches on July 21 and 22.
Darwin LeRoy Hall passed away peacefully on April 17, 2018 at the age of 88. Darwin was born on July 13, 1929 in Georgetown, Idaho to Gilbert Warren Hall and Rebecca Tippetts Hall. He lived most of his life in Pocatello, Idaho where he served as a Mailman, and the Regional Fleet Manger. He married his sweetheart Lois Gene Solomon on November 1, 1949 in Florence, Iowa. Darwin and Lois had one son Mark Howard Hall who preceded them in death. He and Lois loved to travel and spent many winters in...
Australia beats Samoa 46-0 to reach Rugby League WCup semis
DARWIN, Australia (AP) — Valentine Holmes scored five tries as defending champion Australia beat Samoa 46-0 to secure a place in the Rugby League World Cup semifinals on Friday.
Holmes scored twice in the first half, including finishing a long-range attack that started when fullback Billy Slater fielded the ball inside Australia's in-goal in the 16th minute.
Dutch team wins Australia solar-powered car race 7th time
ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) — A Dutch team won a solar-powered car race across Australia for a seventh time Thursday, with a University of Michigan car taking second place in the biennial event.
The Nuon team's Nuna 9 car averaged more than 80 kph (50 mph) to reach the World Solar Challenge finish line in the southern coastal city of Adelaide after five days of racing across 3,022 kilometers (1,878 miles) of Outback highway from Darwin in the north.
Blind Aboriginal musician dies in Australia aged 46
SYDNEY (AP) — A blind Aboriginal musician renowned for singing in his native Yolngu language with a heart-rending voice and a unique guitar-playing style has died, his recording label said Wednesday. He was 46.
SYDNEY (AP) — Halfback Mitchell Pearce scored two tries and set up another on Sunday to lead the Sydney Roosters to a 40-18 win over the Wests Tigers and into second place in Australia's National Rugby League.
The Roosters trail first-place Melbourne by four points and are level with the defending champion Cronulla Sharks on 20 points each.
BATHURST, Australia (AP) — Australia's National Rugby League moved outside its traditional "home" venues on Saturday — from Bathurst in central New South Wales state to Darwin in the Top End of the Northern Territory.
At Bathurst, in the central tablelands of the state about 200 kilometers (120 miles) northwest of Sydney, two Matt Moylan try assists in the final three minutes led Penrith to a 24-20 comeback win over Canberra at the 10,000-seat Carrington Park stadium.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on the death of an Australian tourist in San Francisco (all times local):
Police have made an arrested in the killing of an Australian tourist outside a San Francisco hotel.
Officer Giselle Talkoff, a city police spokeswoman, announced the arrest Saturday.
No further information about the suspect was released.
Australian firefighters contend with pet crocodile
DARWIN, Australia (AP) — Firefighters who fought a blaze at a house in the tropical Australian city of Darwin on Thursday contended with the added distraction of being watched by a 4-meter (13-foot) pet crocodile.
The fire destroyed the two-story house in the upscale suburb of Fannie Bay but did not harm the huge reptile, a female named Albert, which lives in a backyard enclosure, firefighter Bill Gleeson said.
"Thankfully the crocodile didn't affect our operations at all," Gleeson told reporters.
Man taken by crocodile while wading across Australian river
DARWIN, Australia (AP) — A 47-year-old man has been killed by crocodile while trying to cross a flooded river in northern Australian wilderness, police said Friday.
The man had been wading through the East Alligator River in the Northern Territory with two women on Thursday when he disappeared at Cahill's Crossing near the World Heritage-listed Kakadu National Park, a police statement said.
The women made it across safely then reported the man missing.
In arguably the toughest stage of the Tour of Utah, Cannondale-Drapac’s Andrew Talansky took the stage race and toppled the general classification leaders Saturday, Aug. 7.
In the final miles of the 114-mile stage — from Snowbasin Resort along the back of the Wasatch Front to Snowbird — Talansky fended off Colombian Darwin Atapuma of BMC Racing Team, both finishing with a final time of 4 hours, 47 minutes and 3...
SYDNEY (AP) — Australia's prime minister ordered a sweeping investigation Tuesday into alleged abuse at a juvenile detention center after video emerged of Aboriginal teens being tear-gassed, stripped naked and shackled to a chair.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said he would launch a Royal Commission — Australia's highest form of inquiry — and suggested that there had been an institutional cover-up of the scandal. Rights groups, however, scoffed at the cover-up...