{FD} Australia to ban foreign interference in politics

Australia will ban foreign interference in its politics, motivated largely by Russia’s alleged involvement in last year’s U.S. election and China’s growing influence on world politics.

{FD} Australian leader seeks help for tourists stranded in Bali

Australia’s prime minister says he is discussing with his government how to help thousands of Australian holidaymakers stranded by volcanic smoke on the Indonesian resort island of Bali.

{FD} The Latest: PNG removes last men at closed immigration camp

The Latest on Papua New Guinea’s efforts to remove asylum seekers from a decommissioned camp (all times local): 12:10 p.m. Papua New Guinea authorities say they have relocated the last asylum seekers who had refused for three weeks to leave a decommissioned immigration camp for fear of facing violence elsewhere.

{FD} China chides Australia for ‘irresponsible’ policy paper

China has urged Australia to refrain from making “irresponsible remarks” after Canberra issued a foreign policy paper citing security risks in the disputed South China Sea caused by Beijing’s activities there.

{FD} Papua New Guinea officials remove last refugees from camp

Papua New Guinea authorities on Thursday ratcheted up pressure on more than 300 asylum seekers to abandon a decommissioned immigration camp, where refugees reported their shelters, beds and other belongings have been destroyed.

{FD} British sailor dies in round-the-world yacht race after swept overboard in rough seas

A British sailor on one of the world’s toughest yacht races died Saturday after he was swept overboard in rough seas, officials said.