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    HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — The Pacific Rim trade ministers meeting in Vietnam committed Sunday to move ahead with the Trans Pacific Partnership trade pact after the United States pulled out.

  • Aussie woman whose Bali drug saga gripped nation going home

    SYDNEY (AP) — She has riveted Australia for more than a decade, the everyday Aussie beach girl who somehow sparked diplomatic rows, furious protests and a media bonanza on par with America’s O.J. Simpson trial. She is so notorious Down Under that she needs no last name: She’s just Schapelle.

  • Dibben wins stage, Bennett into Tour of California lead

    BIG BEAR LAKE, Calif. (AP) — George Bennett woke up Friday feeling downright miserable.

  • Neymar gets break from Brazil during friendlies in Australia

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Neymar was left off the Brazil squad that will travel to Australia for a pair of friendly matches next month.

  • Australia considers banning laptops from airliner cabins

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia is considering following the United States and Britain in banning laptops from inbound airliner cabins, the prime minister said, but declined to explain whether the move was related to an Islamic State group threat that President Donald Trump discussed with Russian diplomats.

  • Australian police closer to deciding Vatican abuse charges

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australian police said Wednesday they were a step closer to deciding whether to charge a top Vatican cardinal over allegations of sexual assault dating back decades.

  • Man jailed for 22 years over Australian backpacker attacks

    ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) — A man who subjected two backpackers to a violent attack on a remote Australian beach was sentenced Wednesday to 22 years in prison.

  • AP Exclusive: Chinese spent $24B on US, other ‘golden visas’

    BEIJING (AP) — When the sister of President Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner promoted investment in her family’s new skyscraper from a Beijing hotel ballroom stage earlier this month, she was pitching a controversial American visa program that’s proven irresistible to tens of thousands of Chinese.

  • Drug cheat Ben Johnson features in sports betting ad

    SYDNEY (AP) — The Australian Sports Anti-Doping Agency has made an official complaint over an advertisement for an online sports betting agency which features disgraced Canadian sprinter Ben Johnson.

  • The Latest: Putin condemns North Korea missile test

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on North Korea’s missile launch (all times local):