Danushka Gunathilaka: Sri Lankan cricket star charged with alleged rape in Australia

Danushka Gunathilaka: Sri Lankan cricket star charged with alleged rape in Australia

Sydney CNN — Sri Lanka international cricketer Danushka Gunathilaka has been charged with rape after he was arrested at his team’s hotel late on Saturday night, according to Australian police. At a press conference in Sydney on Sunday, New South Wales Police Chief Jayne Doherty said Gunathilaka, 31, has been charged with four counts of … Read more

Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index rises more than 5%; Asian markets mixed ahead of the US jobs report

Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index rises more than 5%;  Asian markets mixed ahead of the US jobs report

The Hong Kong Stock Exchange in Hong Kong, China, on Wednesday 13 July 2022. Paul Yeung | Bloomberg | Getty Images Qantas’ shareholder meeting and Singapore retail sales data are also scheduled for Friday. The monthly US employment report is scheduled to be released later. Economists expect 205,000 jobs were added in October, and the … Read more

Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index rises about 5%; Asian markets mixed ahead of the US jobs report

Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index rises about 5%;  Asian markets mixed ahead of the US jobs report

The Hong Kong Stock Exchange in Hong Kong, China, on Wednesday 13 July 2022. Paul Yeung | Bloomberg | Getty Images Qantas’ shareholder meeting and Singapore retail sales data are also scheduled for Friday. The monthly US employment report is scheduled to be released later. Economists expect 205,000 jobs were added in October, and the … Read more

Five lions escape the zoo during the “Roar and Snore” overnight stay for guests

Five lions escape the zoo during the “Roar and Snore” overnight stay for guests

Five lion cubs named Khari, Luzuko, Malika, Zuri and Ayanna, and their mother Maya, are seen in a file photo at Sydney’s Taronga Zoo. Taronga Zoo Sydney – Five African lions broke out of their enclosure at Sydney’s harborside Taronga Zoo on Wednesday, triggering an emergency lockdown. Reuters news agency said the escape happened while … Read more

The Australian teenager on a mission to protect ragged-toothed sharks

The Australian teenager on a mission to protect ragged-toothed sharks

CNN — With a menacing grin, needle-like teeth and a sharp pointed snout, a gray nurse shark is not a creature most people want to meet. But Shalise Leesfield is not most people. The 16-year-old Australian couldn’t think of a better creature to encounter when she dived off the coast of the South West Rocks, … Read more

US plans to send B-52 bombers to Australia to fight China

US plans to send B-52 bombers to Australia to fight China

SYDNEY – The United States is laying the groundwork for further deployment of long-range B-52 bombers in strategic northern Australia, drawing criticism from China, which warns the move could spark an arms race in the region. A new US-funded aircraft parking apron at an Australian air force base near the town of Katherine will be … Read more

Shares higher ahead of RBA decision; Caixin PMI below 50

Shares higher ahead of RBA decision;  Caixin PMI below 50

China’s factory activity fell for a third straight month in October, private survey shows The Caixin manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index for October showed that factory activity fell for the third consecutive month. The reading came in at 49.2, compared with expectations for a print of 49. In September, the manufacturing PMI came in at 48.1, … Read more

Bruce Lehrmann: Jury acquitted in high-profile rape case in Australia due to jurors’ outside research

Bruce Lehrmann: Jury acquitted in high-profile rape case in Australia due to jurors’ outside research

CNN — An Australian judge has dismissed a 12-member jury deliberating a high-profile rape conviction after it was revealed a juror did research on the charges and took that information into the jury room. Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Chief Justice Lucy McCallum said she had no choice but to adjourn the trial in light of … Read more

Former US Marine Corps fighter pilot who worked in China has been arrested in Australia

Former US Marine Corps fighter pilot who worked in China has been arrested in Australia

Australia has arrested a former US Marine Corps fighter pilot following a request from Washington, officials in Canberra said on Tuesday, as Western governments scrambled to investigate reports that China has been poaching retired military personnel. Daniel Edmund Duggan appeared in court in New South Wales on Friday, court records show. “An individual was arrested … Read more

WION business news | Australia’s inflation hits 32-year high – WION

WION business news |  Australia’s inflation hits 32-year high – WION

WION business news | Australia’s inflation hits 32-year highWION Australia’s inflation rises to 32-year highAl Jazeera English Inflation in Australia is raging to a 32-year high, says rater’s alarmReuters ANZ, Commonwealth Bank issue dire warning of interest rate carnage warningDaily mail Australia: Inflation powers through 7%… Where does this leave the RBA?ForexLive See full coverage … Read more