Arts And Entertainment

Player to sue Australian Football League over racism claims

May 10, 2018

Ex-player Joel Wilkinson has accused the Australian Football League of racism and plans to start legal action in the Human Rights Commission

Author Junot Diaz withdraws from festival amid allegations

May 5, 2018

Author Junot Diaz has withdrawn from a writers' festival in Australia after accusations of sexual misconduct and misogyny made by fellow writers

Peppa Pig wins street cred, attracts censors in China

May 2, 2018

A cherubic British cartoon character has become an unlikely target of China's censors as online fans use her porcine likeness in sardonic memes and "gangster" catchphrases

The Latest: UN chief applauds 'truly historic' Koreas summit

Apr 27, 2018

The United Nations says Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is applauding the "truly historic summit" between the leaders of North Korea and South Korea

Disney emphasizes China roots in Shanghai amid trade tension

Apr 26, 2018

Walt Disney Co. highlights deep China connections as it launches an extension of Shanghai's $5.5 billion Disney Resort

Wa Wa Nee lead singer Paul Gray dies of cancer at age 54

Apr 25, 2018

Paul Gray, lead singer of the 1980s Australian pop band Wa Wa Nee, has died of cancer at 54

Fed Cup: Australia, Netherlands level 1-1 after opening day

Apr 21, 2018

Ashleigh Barty has leveled Australia's Fed Cup World Group playoff against the Netherlands with a 6-0, 6-2 win over Quirine Lemoine on indoor hard courts

Comic Rebel Wilson fights appeal of her $3.6M defamation win

Apr 18, 2018

Actress Rebel Wilson has returned to an Australian court to fight a magazine publisher's appeal of an order to pay the actress a record 4.6 million Australian dollars ($3.6 million) in damages for defamation

China's Weibo site backtracks on gay censorship after outcry

Apr 17, 2018

One of China's top social networking sites has announced that it will no longer be "cleaning up" content related to homosexuality following strong online opposition to the plan

South Korean businessman kills himself in Hong Kong custody

Apr 16, 2018

Hong Kong authorities say a South Korean businessman accused of murdering his wife and son in a five-star hotel has killed himself while in pre-trial custody

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