Residents of Hong Kong are leaving the city in droves in 2022 — because Covid restrictions and what they see as an erosion of democratic norms are pushing them to leave.
“I’ll be happy if I can just get a little roof over my head,” Faye says, pausing to correct herself. “A safe roof over my head.”
Facebook used an algorithm it knew would affect pages beyond those of publishers in Australia ahead of pending legislation that would make digital platforms pay news outlets for their content.
Sydney has been drenched in rain for days, braced for more heavy downpours on Sunday, the death toll from flooding across the country’s east rose to 17.
The family of Australian cricketer Shane Warne has accepted the offer of a state funeral following his death, Victoria state premier Daniel Andrews announced.
Australian cricketer Shane Warne, considered one of the greatest players in history, has died at the age of 52, his management company confirmed on Friday.
The death toll rose to 10 after a woman believed in her 80s was found dead inside a flooded property, police said.
A Chinese warship allegedly used a laser to “illuminate” an Australian Air Force jet what Canberra called a “serious safety incident” in a released statement.
Australia will open its borders to fully vaccinated international travelers from late February, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced.
Austrian broadcaster ORF said the person killed in Saturday's avalanche in the municipality of Schmirn, in the state of Tyrol, was a 58-year-old local man.
Australia will spend a record $50 million Australian ($35 million US) over the next four years to boost long-term protection and recovery of its koala population, Prime Minister Scott Morrison's office said in a statement on Saturday. "Koalas are one of Australia's most loved and best recognised icons, both here at home and across the world, and we are committed to protecting them for generations to come," Morrison said in the statement. The fund will be used for "restoring koala habitat, improving our…
SINGAPORE — Asia-Pacific markets declined on Thursday as investors digest an overnight update from the U.S. Federal Reserve that indicated the central bank plans to raise interest rates as soon as March. Hong Kong's Hang Seng index fell 2.23% while the tech-focused Hang Seng Tech index declined 3.97%. Hong Kong-listed shares of major Chinese tech names were down sharply: Alibaba shares fell 6.16%, JD was down 4.92%, Meituan fell 7.02%, Baidu was down 3.37% and Tencent lost 2.79%. Bilibili plunged nearly 11%.…