Aussie NBA star dumped in $20m blow

Dante Exum’s future is up in the air after the Australian was dumped by the Houston Rockets, showing the brutal reality of NBA contracts. Dante Exum’s NBA future is up in the air again after the Australian Boomer was waived by the Houston Rockets on Sunday morning. Exum had signed a three-year, $15 million ($A20m) … Read more

$590 mn in ransomware payments reported to US in 2021 as attacks surge

New data showed a major jump in the number of ransomware-related payments that have been reported to US authorities New data out Friday showed $590 million in ransomware-related payments were reported to US authorities in the first half of 2021, setting a pace to beat totals for the previous decade as cyber-extortion booms. “If current … Read more

Anguish and anger after Taiwan building blaze kills 46

Taiwanese residents voiced anguish and outrage on Friday after 46 people perished in an inferno that tore through a dilapidated housing block, as investigators searched for what sparked the island’s deadliest fire in decades. The blaze is the latest tragedy to highlight concerns over lax safety standards in Taiwan and has exposed the poor living … Read more

Japan’s new leader dissolves parliament, paving way for new elections

Japan’s new Prime Minister Fumio Kishida dissolved the lower house of parliament Thursday, paving the way for Oct. 31 national elections. Kishida said he is seeking the public’s mandate for his policies after being elected prime minister by parliament only 10 days ago to replace Yoshihide Suga. Tadamori Oshima, the speaker of the more powerful … Read more

Japan to dissolve parliament, setting stage for election that will test new leader – National |

Japan will dissolve its parliament on Thursday, setting the stage for an election at the end of the month that will pit new Prime Minister Fumio Kishida against unpopular opposition in a battle over who can better fix the pandemic-battered economy. Kishida enjoys reasonable public support 11 days into the job, polls show, boding well … Read more

Socceroos’ incredible winning streak comes to heartbreaking end

The Socceroos’ unbeaten streak has come to the cruellest of ends, as a barren run against their arch rivals continues to plague the Aussies. The Socceroos’ record winning streak has come to an end, as a heartbreaking own goal from Aziz Behich in the 85th minute gifted Japan a 2-1 victory in their World Cup … Read more

Japan end the Socceroos historic winning run

Australia’s long winless run in Japan continues after a late goal condemned the Socceroos to a dramatic 2-1 defeat, keeping Japan’s hopes of automatic World Cup qualification alive. In a match in which Japan were under enormous pressure to win, the hosts made the early breakthrough thanks to Ao Tanaka’s eighth-minute strike during a first half in which Japan … Read more