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Dirty tricks allegations mar last days of Philippine election campaign
by Andrew Beatty - May 7, 2022 - 12:05am
Philippine election rivals traded allegations of dirty tricks and vote-rigging Friday, in the final stretch of an acerbic campaign that is tipped to bring the son of former dictator Ferdinand Marcos to power.
First death in Tonga volcano blast as nation remains cut off
by Andrew Beatty - January 18, 2022 - 8:42am
Tonga remained virtually cut off from the rest of the world, after the eruption crippled communications and stalled emergency relief efforts.
World set to ring in another pandemic Christmas
by Andrew Beatty - December 24, 2021 - 2:37pm
Omicron's rise has heralded another pandemic-tinged Christmas for billions, with Santa's arrival and longed-for family reunions overshadowed by the prospect of yet more Covid restrictions.
Australia takes China to WTO on barley tariffs
by Andrew Beatty - December 16, 2020 - 4:54pm
Trade Minister Simon Birmingham denounced Beijing’s 80% surcharge on Australian barley shipments as “not underpinned by facts and evidence.”
Australian 'megablaze' brought under control
by Andrew Beatty - January 13, 2020 - 12:57pm
New South Wales firefighters said they finally had the upper hand in the fight against the vast Gospers Mountain fire on Sydney's northwestern outskirts, which has been burning out of control for almost three m...
Radio stations drop Michael Jackson's music over abuse claims
by Andrew Beatty - March 7, 2019 - 3:36pm
Radio stations in Australia, Canada and New Zealand are refusing to play Michael Jackson's music in the wake of fresh allegations against him of child sex abuse.
APEC's future in doubt after costly summit failure
by Andrew Beatty - November 18, 2018 - 6:20pm
With Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin absent and leaders unable even to agree a joint statement, some critics are questioning whether the annual APEC summit is still worth the effort.
APEC leaders divided after US, China spat
by Andrew Beatty - November 18, 2018 - 3:19pm
Leaders from 21 Asia-Pacific nations failed Sunday to bridge gaping divisions at a summit overshadowed by a war of words over the US and China as they vie for influence in the region.
US, China rivalry to dominate APEC summit
by Andrew Beatty - November 16, 2018 - 1:01pm
Asian Pacific leaders fly into the unlikely venue of Port Moresby Saturday for a summit developing into a tug-of-war for regional influence between an assertive China and an increasingly withdrawn United States...
APEC summit: The Xi show by the sea shore
by Andrew Beatty - November 14, 2018 - 4:57pm
Hundreds of fluttering red flags, buses emblazoned with "China Aid" logos and even a purpose-built pagoda: driving around Port Moresby, you could be forgiven for thinking that Xi Jinping is hosting this week's APEC...
Australia revamps Pacific strategy as China looms
by Andrew Beatty - November 8, 2018 - 1:46pm
With an eye on China's growing role in the Pacific, Australia on Thursday announced Aus$3 billion in financial enticements to boost its presence in the region, accompanied by a series of security and political ...
Prince Harry and pregnant Meghan make first public outing
by Andrew Beatty - October 16, 2018 - 10:19am
Prince Harry and Meghan have made their first appearances since announcing they are expecting a baby, kicking off a high-profile Pacific trip on Tuesday with a photo in front of Sydney's dazzling Opera House and...
Last-ditch search for survivors as Indonesia disaster toll tops 1,500
by Andrew Beatty - October 5, 2018 - 11:56am
Search teams made desperate last-ditch efforts Friday to find survivors, a week on from Indonesia's devastating quake-tsunami, as the death toll from the disaster rose above 1,500.
US first lady hospitalized with 'benign' kidney condition
by Andrew Beatty - May 15, 2018 - 9:18am
US First Lady Melania Trump had surgery Monday for what aides called a "benign" kidney condition, and will remain in hospital for the rest of the week.
Trump isolated, vulnerable with key aide Hicks on way out
by Andrew Beatty - March 2, 2018 - 9:00am
The shock departure of Donald Trump's top aide Hope Hicks from the White House has rattled an already demoralized staff and left the US president dangerously isolated.
Trump accepts Duterte's invitation to ASEAN in Manila
by Andrew Beatty - September 30, 2017 - 1:46am
President Donald Trump has backed away from a threat to skip a summit with South East Asian leaders in the Philippines later this year, with the White House saying it had accepted an invitation from host Rodrigo...
Trump jokes he's 'gotten nothing' from Xi so far
by Andrew Beatty - April 7, 2017 - 9:01am
When early humans, including our species, ate their own kind it was more likely for ritual purposes than for a nourishing meal, according to an unusual study released Thursday.
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