South Africa and Australia ramp up their World Cup preparations when they clash in their opening game of the shortened Rugby Championship season at Ellis Park on Saturday, for which both sides have made surprise selections.
China has moved Australian writer Yang Hengjun to a detention center in the capital, Beijing, Australia's foreign ministry said on Thursday, just as a measure to detain him without legal representation was set to expire.
Asian shares edged lower on Thursday as Wall Street stocks dropped on early signs that the U.S.-China trade war could hurt corporate earnings, which helped underpin solid demand for safe-haven U.S. Treasuries.
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