| Apr 1, 2014
| 8:30 PM
HONG KONG - "Black Coal, Thin Ice," the Chinese thriller that won at Berlin, is among the 25 titles unveiled in a preview of the upcoming Sydney Film Festival (June 4-15, 2014).
Other pictures include John Lithgow and Alfred Molina-starring gay drama...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 8:07 PM
Australian actress dies at 61
Wendy Hughes, 61, an Australian actress best known to American audiences for her performance in the 1979 film "My Brilliant Career," died of cancer Saturday in Sydney, her family said.
Hughes began her rise...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 1:07 PM
The cast of the Australian production of "The Lion King," in a buoyant mood, gave it their all in a flash-mob performance aboard a Virgin Australia flight.
Buyi Zama, who plays Rafiki, led her fellow cast members, who were occupying the front three rows...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 9:18 PM
The Dodgers announced their 25-man roster before opening the regular season against the Arizona Diamondbacks in Australia, and if it mostly came out as expected, it wasn’t devoid of surprise.
Alex Guerrero, the Cuban infielder who did not play...
| Mar 18, 2014
| 6:11 AM
SYDNEY, Australia -- As much as bombastic Dodgers President Stan Kasten tries to convince people otherwise, it’s clear not all of his players like the idea of starting their season on the other side of the world.
Working out at the Sydney Cricket...
| Mar 18, 2014
| 2:40 PM
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So the Dodgers and Diamondbacks are in Australia to promote baseball as international sport. Guess that’s swell, though making it part of the regular season seems a hellacious idea.
But if Major League...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 12:51 PM
So it's time for spring roster stories, our favorite guessing game. This year it’s even more fun, or at least complicated, what with the Dodgers actually looking at three or four different rosters.
But they leave Sunday for Down Under, so time...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 2:49 PM
At one point in Timberlake Wertenbaker's "Our Country's Good," now receiving a handsome and thoughtful (if occasionally too polite) production with Shattered Globe under Roger Smart's direction, the governor of the newly established hamlet of Sydney...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 2:30 AM
HONG KONG - "The Great Gatsby" managed a clean sweep of all seven technical awards in the feature film segment of the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts on Tuesday.
"Top of the Lake" was the biggest winner in the television categories,...
| Feb 22, 2014
| 8:30 PM
SYDNEY (AP) -- Australian TV star and former model Charlotte Dawson has been found dead at age 47.
Famed for TV shows such as "Australia's Next Top Model," Dawson had also been an anti-bullying activist and was targeted by cyber-trolls for personal...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 9:09 AM
MOSCOW -- Ukraine’s interim leaders said Monday that the country will need $35 billion in foreign aid over the next two years to avert default and called for an international donors’ conference to craft a rescue plan.
The appeal by acting...