Malaysia, Myanmar begin searching for migrants at sea

May 22, 2015

Malaysia, Myanmar begin searching for migrants at sea

Malaysian Navy ships have begun searching the seas for stranded boat people in the first official rescue operation since desperate migrants started washing onto Southeast Asia’s shores. Meanwhile, Myanmar on Friday carried out its first rescue of a migrant boat. Thousands of Bangladeshis and ...

Vatican finance minister denies Australian bribe allegation

May 21, 2015

Vatican finance minister denies Australian bribe allegation

Pope Francis’ finance minister has denied an allegation that he offered a bribe to a victim of clergy abuse to protect a pedophile priest. The allegation against Cardinal George Pell was made under oath on Wednesday at a government inquiry known as the Royal ...

May 21, 2015

Depp storms off 'Pirates' set in pursuit of wife: report

Johnny Depp has reportedly stormed off the Australian set of “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” to return to the United States to be with wife Amber Heard. The superstar actor is meant to be shooting scenes as swashbuckling Captain Jack ...

May 19, 2015

Australia backs boat turnarounds in Asian migrant crisis

Australia reiterated its backing Tuesday for its regional neighbors’ efforts to stem a surge in boat people in Southeast Asia by turning back vessels — a controversial strategy to deter people-smuggling also used by Canberra. Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand have sparked international outrage by ...

Johnny Depp's dogs face death in Australia

May 14, 2015

Johnny Depp's dogs face death in Australia

Johnny Depp’s pet dogs, Pistol and Boo, have been ordered by Australia to “bugger off” back to Hollywood or face being put down after he flew the terriers into the country illegally in a case dubbed the “war on terrierism.” The actor, who is ...

May 9, 2015

Australian police disrupt bomb plot by teen

Police arrested a 17-year-old and accused him of plotting to detonate three homemade bombs in the Australian city of Melbourne, officials said on Saturday, in the latest terrorism scare involving a teenager. The teen was arrested on Friday afternoon in a joint federal-state police ...

May 8, 2015

Vegemite with chocolate? It's no smear campaign

Confectionery maker Cadbury said Friday it has created a new taste sensation by combining its well-loved milk chocolate with an unusual flavor — Australia’s famous, sharply savory spread Vegemite. Cadbury Australia said the new product was “surprisingly delicious” and one of four new flavor ...