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Australia's Qantas celebrates subdued 100th birthday, looks to post-COVID future

17 Nov 2020

SYDNEY Australia's Qantas Airways Ltd , the world's third-oldest airline, on Monday marked its 100th birthday during its toughest year yet due to the coronavirus pandemic but is looking to the future with optimism, its chief executive said.

Lucky baby anteater escapes birds, falls from tree into care of Australian zoo

21 Oct 2020

SYDNEY A lucky echidna puggle, or baby spiny anteater, that survived an attack by birds and fell from a tree is taking its first steps as zoo keepers in Australia hand-feed the young mammal. | Video

Australia relaxes lockdown further, intensifies economic recovery efforts

01 Jun 2020

SYDNEY Several Australian states eased social distancing restrictions further on Monday, allowing restaurants to host more people and public attractions to reopen, as the government moves to revive an ailing economy through accelerated infrastructure spending. | Video

Night at the museum: Australian police arrest German student over break-in

18 May 2020

SYDNEY Australian police on Monday charged a German student with breaking into a Sydney museum as security footage showed him allegedly taking selfies next to dinosaur exhibits. | Video

Isolated and alone, Australians turn to pets during coronavirus shutdown

01 Apr 2020

SYDNEY For Chris Moysa, a Sydney schoolteacher, the spread of coronavirus means long days at home without company. But like scores of other Australians, Moysa now has a new housemate after he adopted a cat named Fred. | Video

Australia book shop gets on its bike to ease coronavirus shutdown

25 Mar 2020

SYDNEY As most shopping comes to a halt under shutdown rules meant to slow the spread of the coronavirus, an Australian book shop is getting its goods out by bicycle to readers in quarantine or reluctant to leave their homes. | Video

Australia calls last drinks as coronavirus hits hospitality business

23 Mar 2020

SYDNEY As a noon deadline struck on Monday for Australian pubs, restaurants and other gathering-places to close, the last three guests in Badde Manors café, in the Sydney dining hub of Glebe, hurriedly downed their coffees and left.

Pakistan teen Naseem could be 'surprise package' in Australia - coach

28 Oct 2019

SYDNEY Pakistan coach Misbah-ul-Haq is eager to see what schoolboy paceman Naseem Shah can produce on Australia's fast pitches despite concerns over the 16-year-old's readiness for the rigours of test cricket.

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China wields patriotic education to tame Hong Kong's rebellious youth

Cua Chiu-fai is on a mission to rid Hong Kong's classrooms of what he sees as poisonous anti-China bias. His soldiers: mainly parents. He has recruited hundreds of mothers and fathers to monitor and report on teachers deemed guilty of filling their students with hate for China and urging them to take to the streets in protest.