Giant Australian sheep baa-dly in need of shearing

Sep 2, 2015

Giant Australian sheep baa-dly in need of shearing

Australian animal welfare officers Wednesday put out an urgent appeal for shearers after finding a huge sheep with wool so overgrown its life was in danger, with a national champion set to take on the challenge. The very woolly merino sheep was spotted wandering ...

Sep 2, 2015

Australia's secretive refugee camps hampered by ethical investors

Investors in the company that runs Australia’s secretive refugee camps are starting to flex their muscles in a way that may achieve what refugee advocates and politicians have failed to for years — greater transparency and oversight. Australia’s offshore immigration detention system, which involves ...

Aug 26, 2015

India, Australia to hold naval drills with eye on China

India and Australia will hold their first ever joint naval drills next month, as the two countries seek to deepen defense ties and counter China’s growing sway in the Indian Ocean. The maritime exercises, to be held in the Bay of Bengal off India’s ...

Police probe Mel Gibson's 'angry tirade' at Australian reporter

Aug 24, 2015

Police probe Mel Gibson's 'angry tirade' at Australian reporter

Police were investigating claims on Monday that controversial Hollywood star Mel Gibson allegedly shoved and verbally abused an Australian photographer during an angry altercation. Kristi Miller, a news photographer with Sydney’s Daily Telegraph, said she had taken two pictures of Gibson leaving a cinema ...

Horwill left off Australia's squad

Aug 21, 2015

Horwill left off Australia's squad

Lock James Horwill, who captained Australia to the 2011 Rugby World Cup, was omitted from the 31-man Wallabies squad named Friday that will compete in the 2015 tournament. The 30-year-old Horwill and scrumhalf Nic White were the notable omissions from the squad. Coach Michael ...

Aug 21, 2015

Australia considers U.S. request to bomb IS targets in Syria

Australia is considering a U.S. request to launch airstrikes against Islamic State fighters in Syria in an unprecedented departure from Australian foreign policy that could spark political division at home. Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Friday that his government had received a request from ...