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Cardinal's Australian court hearing on sex charges ends

Mar 29, 2018

An Australian magistrate has closed a monthlong court hearing of evidence on whether the most senior Vatican cleric ever charged in the Catholic Church sex abuse crisis will stand trial

Australian volunteers save 5 of over 150 stranded whales

Mar 24, 2018

Volunteers in western Australia have managed to rescue only five of 150 short-finned pilot whales that became stranded on a beach.

Tonga's proposed ban on women's rugby angers critics

Mar 21, 2018

An order from Tonga's education ministry banning girls from playing rugby at the Pacific nation's only public high school has been condemned by Tongan community leaders and a high-profile Olympic champion

Myanmar's Suu Kyi welcomed to Australia amid protests

Mar 19, 2018

Australia has feted Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi with a military honor guard and 19-gun salute

Southeast Asia leaders urge tough stance on North Korea

Mar 18, 2018

Southeast Asian leaders and Australia's prime minister call on North Korea to end its nuclear program and urge United Nations countries to fully implement sanctions

Southeast Asian leaders gather for first Australia summit

Mar 16, 2018

Southeast Asian leaders gather for their first summit in Sydney at the weekend as Australia sets the stage for closer economic and security links to its nearest neighbors and demonstrators prepare to protest Myanmar and Cambodia's human rights records

Father testifies in Australian court cardinal abused son

Mar 15, 2018

A father has testified in an Australian court that his son said he was sexually abused by Vatican Cardinal George Pell during a waterskiing outing years ago

Cardinal's alleged victims end testimony in Australia court

Mar 14, 2018

The alleged victims of the most senior Vatican official ever charged in the Catholic Church sex abuse crisis have finished testifying to an Australian court

Cardinal's alleged sex victims testify in Australian court

Mar 5, 2018

The most senior Catholic Church leader to be charged with sexual abuse has come close to confronting his accusers in a video-linked Australian court hearing to test the strength of the prosecution's case

The Latest: Accusers testify at hearing for Cardinal Pell

Mar 5, 2018

The alleged victims of the most senior Vatican official ever charged in the Catholic Church sex abuse crisis have begun giving secret evidence to an Australian court

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