• Former champion swimmer Hackett detained in latest trouble

    GOLD COAST, Australia (AP) — Olympic swimming gold medalist Grant Hackett was detained by police on Australia’s Gold Coast on Wednesday after his father called for help.

  • Sri Lankan prime minister says refugees safe to come home

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Sri Lankan asylum seekers held on Pacific island camps who could potentially find new lives in the United States are free to return home without fear of persecution, Sri Lanka’s prime minister said Wednesday.