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Apple reassures customers after Australian media reports hack by teen


SYDNEY/SAN FRANCISCO Apple Inc said on Friday no customer data was compromised after Australian media reported a teenager had pleaded guilty to hacking into its main computer network, downloading internal files and accessing customer accounts.

Australian politicians condemn call for a 'final solution' to ban Muslim migration

SYDNEY Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and all major political parties on Wednesday condemned a speech by a minor senator who used the term "final solution" in calling for a revival of a "White Australia" restrictive immigration policy. | Video

World, Aug 15 2018

Australian archbishop begins home detention over sex abuse cover-up

MELBOURNE A former Australian archbishop, the most senior Catholic cleric in the world convicted of concealing child sex abuse, was spared jail on Tuesday when he was ordered to serve his one-year sentence at home. | Video

World, Aug 14 2018

Australian PM's popularity slumps as government fractures emerge

SYDNEY The personal approval rating of Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull fell to its lowest level in more than four months, a widely watched poll showed on Monday, adding pressure on Turnbull as he seeks to unite a fractured government.

World, Aug 12 2018

Australia's prime minister to face internal dissent as parliament resumes

SYDNEY Australia's Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull will this week be forced to confront internal divisions as the government convenes for the first time since it suffered a series of electoral defeats that threatens its prospect for re-election.

World, Aug 11 2018

Face value: Australians seek free portraits of Queen Elizabeth

SYDNEY Australians by the dozen are demanding portraits of Britain's Queen Elizabeth, after a news item drew attention to an obscure rule entitling them to such articles from local politicians.

Oddly Enough, World, Aug 10 2018

Australia to help build Samoa parliament in latest Pacific aid pledge

(This version of Aug. 8 story has been refiled to clarify project funding in paragraph 8)

World, China, Aug 09 2018

Philippines to deport Australian academic blacklisted for protest

MANILA The Philippines has denied entry to an elderly Australian activist for being a "threat to public order" and would deport him, officials said on Thursday, the latest action against foreigners accused of protesting against the government.

World, Aug 09 2018

Australia's population to hit 25 million, a decade earlier than forecast

SYDNEY Australia's population will hit a record 25 million on Tuesday, almost a decade earlier than projected, as it attracts hundreds of thousands of migrants each year, latest government data shows.

World, Aug 07 2018

Australian Rules: Police to assess punch in Perth game

MELBOURNE Australian police said on Monday they will assess a punch thrown by West Coast Eagles midfielder Andrew Gaff that left an opponent with a broken jaw during an Australian Football League (AFL) match in Perth.

World, Aug 06 2018

The Rohingya lists: refugees compile their own record of those killed in Myanmar

KUTUPALONG REFUGEE CAMP, Bangladesh Mohib Bullah is not your typical human rights investigator. He chews betel and he lives in a rickety hut made of plastic and bamboo. Sometimes, he can be found standing in a line for rations at the Rohingya refugee camp where he lives in Bangladesh.