Nov 24, 2016

Man charged over hoax calls to pilots in Australia

A man accused of making hoax calls to pilots in Australia, which saw at least one passenger plane change altitude and course, has been charged with endangering the safety of aircraft, police said. The 19-year-old was arrested Tuesday following 16 separate unauthorized radio transmissions ...

Nov 21, 2016

Lawyers take Chinese organ-harvesting claims to Australia

Two Canadian lawyers came to Australia’s Parliament House on Monday to persuade lawmakers to pass a motion urging China to immediately end the practice of what they say is organ harvesting from prisoners of conscience. David Kilgour, a former prosecutor and Canadian secretary of ...

Nov 20, 2016

Cambodia arrests Australian nurse over alleged surrogacy service

An Australian nurse and fertility specialist has been arrested for allegedly running an illegal surrogacy service in Cambodia, the country’s anti-human trafficking police said on Sunday. The arrest was made just weeks after Cambodia became the latest country to ban commercial surrogacy. Tammy Davis-Charles, ...

U.S. to resettle Australia's refugees languishing on islands

Nov 13, 2016

U.S. to resettle Australia's refugees languishing on islands

The United States has agreed to resettle an unspecified number of refugees languishing in Pacific island camps in a deal that is expected to inspire more asylum seekers to attempt to reach Australia by boat, officials said Sunday. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull would not ...

Nov 6, 2016

Backpacker survives 'body slamming' Australia croc

A Danish backpacker survived a close encounter with a crocodile after “body slamming” the creature while trying to take a photo of it in Western Australia, a report said. Johnny Bonde, 27, said he was at Lake Kununurra in Australia’s tropical north late Friday ...