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Russian balloonist sets world record for circumnavigation


Russian adventurer Fedor Konyukhov has landed safely in a field on a private property in West Australia after setting a world record for circumnavigating the world solo in a hot air balloon.

Search for missing Malaysian MH370 to be suspended: joint panel

KUALA LUMPUR The hunt for Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 will be suspended if the aircraft is not found in an area now being searched, Malaysia, China and Australia said in a statement on Friday.

World, China, Jul 22 2016

Australia police arrest man over apparent bid to attack police station

SYDNEY Australian police on Thursday arrested a man for an apparent attack on a Sydney police station, after he set himself alight and drove a car into its underground carpark.

World, Jul 21 2016

Oil Search bows to ExxonMobil in battle for InterOil

MELBOURNE Australia's Oil Search Ltd has cleared the way for ExxonMobil Corp to take over InterOil Corp for $2.2 billion, giving the U.S. giant access to a rich new gas field to expand its exports from Papua New Guinea.

Deals, Global Energy News, Jul 20 2016

No retreat from Asia pivot regardless of who wins U.S. presidency: Biden

SYDNEY United States Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday assured key ally Australia there would be no retreat from Washington's pivot to the Asia-Pacific region regardless of who wins November's presidential election.

World, Jul 20 2016

Australia's PM tweaks cabinet slightly after narrow poll win

SYDNEY Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Monday named a new cabinet little changed from that with which he narrowly won July 2 elections, eschewing a major reshuffle in favor of consolidating his shaky position.

World, Jul 18 2016

ExxonMobil launches bidding war for InterOil in PNG gas push

MELBOURNE ExxonMobil Corp has made a bid worth at least $2.2 billion for InterOil Corp and its stake in a rich Papua New Guinea gasfield, winning the support of its target and topping an offer from Australia's Oil Search Ltd.

Deals, Jul 17 2016

Australia's former PM Rudd throws hat in ring for top U.N. job

SYDNEY Former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has officially requested the support of his country's new government to back a bid for the top job at the United Nations, Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said on Monday.

World, United Nations, Jul 17 2016

Australian, Canadian to be tried over Bulgarian bus bomb

SOFIA An Australian and a Canadian, both of Lebanese origin, will be tried in absentia on charges of being accomplices in a bombing that killed five Israeli tourists at a Bulgarian airport in 2012, prosecutors said on Friday.

World, Israel Jul 15 2016

China irked by 'wrong' Australia remarks, Philippine leader eyes talks

BEIJING China said on Thursday it had issued a formal protest after Australia announced it would continue to exercise its right to freedom of navigation and overflight in the South China Sea following a court ruling against China's claims.

World, China, South China Sea Jul 14 2016

Munich gunman fixated on mass killing, had no Islamist ties

MUNICH A German-Iranian teenager who shot dead nine people in Munich was a deranged lone gunman obsessed with mass killings who drew no inspiration from Islamist militancy, police said on Saturday. | Video