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Detained Bahraini soccer player Hakeem al-Araibi arrives at the criminal court in Bangkok, Thailand Monday, Feb. 4, 2019.
AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit
February 04, 2019 - 3:42 pm
BANGKOK (AP) — A soccer player who has refugee status in Australia told a Thai court Monday that he refuses to be voluntarily extradited to Bahrain, which has asked for his return to serve a prison sentence for a crime he denies committing. Hakeem al-Araibi's rejection of extradition means a trial...
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Dreamstime
January 23, 2019 - 3:30 am
By Amy E. Feldman, Judge Technology Solutions PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Australia definitely has a different view of parenting than we do in the U.S. It just passed a new law that most American parents would not appreciate, which aims to decriminalize what Australian lawmakers referred to as...
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Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun was released from the airport and is now under the protection of the UNHCR and Thai authorities.
Immigration Bureau/Royal Thai PD via CNN
January 09, 2019 - 10:19 pm
By Helen Regan and Bianca Britton, CNN (CNN) -- The 18-year-old Saudi woman who fled to Thailand to escape her family has been declared by the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) to be a legitimate refugee, Australian officials said Thursday. Australia is conducting health, security and other background...
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Switzerland's Roger Federer volleys during his match against Britain's Cameron Norrie at the Hopman Cup in Perth, Australia, Sunday Dec. 30, 2018.
AP Photo/Trevor Collens
December 30, 2018 - 10:23 am
PERTH, Australia (AP) — Roger Federer started preparation for his Australian Open title defense in style with a 6-1, 6-1 victory over Cameron Norrie at the Hopman Cup on Sunday. The 37-year-old Federer sent his 23-year-old opponent from Britain back to reality in a one-sided match lasting just 57...
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 A man walks past the day's losses, of Nikkei stock index, left, and of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, right, on an electronic stock board at a securities firm in Tokyo, Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2018.
Yohei Fukai/Kyodo News via AP
December 25, 2018 - 6:39 am
By Joe McDonald, AP Business Writer BEIJING (AP) — Japanese stocks plunged Tuesday and other Asian markets declined following heavy Wall Street losses triggered by President Donald Trump's criticism of the U.S. central bank. The Nikkei 225 fell by an unusually wide margin of 5 percent to 19,155.14...
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Authorities across four countries are trying to learn who sent dozens of email bomb threats Thursday afternoon, causing anxiety and business disruptions but no reported violence.
Philippe Huguen/Getty Images
December 14, 2018 - 8:59 am
By Jay Croft and Madeline Holcombe (CNN) — Authorities across four countries are trying to learn who sent dozens of email bomb threats Thursday afternoon, causing anxiety and business disruptions but no reported violence. Threats were reported across the United States, Canada, Australia and New...
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Holy Cow
Seven Australia
November 27, 2018 - 10:41 am
By Euan McKirdy and Alex Stambaugh, CNN (CNN) -- This is one farm animal you wouldn't want any beef with. "Knickers," an enormous Holstein-Friesian, is making headlines after his owner declared him -- unofficially -- Australia's biggest steer. The 7-year-old stands at a whopping 194 centimeters (76...
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Gay Penguins
Sea Life Sydney via CNN
October 26, 2018 - 1:59 pm
By Lianne Kolirin (CNN) -- A same-sex penguin couple just became parents at an aquarium in Sydney, Australia. Sphen and Magic -- or Sphengic, as they are collectively known -- proved themselves natural parents when they incubated a dummy egg given to them by staff at Sydney's Sea Life Aquarium,...
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OUT100 Newsmaker of the Year Chelsea Manning attends OUT Magazine #OUT100 Event presented by Lexus at the the Altman Building on November 9, 2017 in New York City.
Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for OUT Magazine
August 30, 2018 - 8:06 am
By Ben Westcott and Angus Watson, CNN (CNN) -- US whistleblower Chelsea Manning has been refused a visa to enter Australia where she was due to make a series of public appearances, her touring company announced Thursday. The company, Think Inc., said in a statement it had been notified of the...
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