Human remains recovered in Australian croc attack

Jun 8, 2014

Human remains recovered in Australian croc attack

Human remains were recovered Sunday in the hunt for a man snatched by a crocodile in front of terrified relatives on a boat trip in northern Australia. The man, 62, was taken from his boat on the South Alligator River in northern Australia’s Kakadu ...

Jun 5, 2014

Robb confident TPP deal will be reached next year

Australian Trade Minister Andrew Robb said Thursday he is confident that the Trans-Pacific Partnership will be finalized next year, according to Australian Associated Press. Robb revealed that the negotiations are about 80 percent complete, with market access being the main sticking point. “It’s a ...

Aussie sheep high on killer weed

Jun 2, 2014

Aussie sheep high on killer weed

When Australian farmer Tony Knight first saw a purple-flowering plant growing across the fire-scarred terrain where his sheep grazed, his first thought was that it looked like “good stock feed.” But the “pleasant-looking plant” was far from the nutritious food his livestock needed after ...

Australia backs U.S. comments on China's 'destabilizing' acts

Jun 2, 2014

Australia backs U.S. comments on China's 'destabilizing' acts

Australian Defense Minister David Johnston has backed comments by his United States counterpart, Chuck Hagel, accusing China of “destabilizing” actions in the South China Sea. Speaking in Singapore on Saturday, Hagel accused China of a number of alleged infractions, including against the Philippines and ...

Jun 2, 2014

Australia gives visas to 500 Afghans who helped in war

Australia has granted refugee visas to more than 500 Afghans for their help during its mission in the war-torn nation, saying their safety would be jeopardized by remaining in the country. The Afghan nationals, mainly interpreters, were resettled with their families in late 2013 ...

Seekers of Flight 370 rule out area where 'pings' heard

May 29, 2014

Seekers of Flight 370 rule out area where 'pings' heard

Investigators searching for the missing Malaysian jet have concluded an area where acoustic signals were detected is not the final resting place of the plane after an unmanned submersible found no trace of it, the search coordinator said Thursday. The U.S. Navy’s Bluefin 21 ...

Malaysia releases MH370 satellite data

May 27, 2014

Malaysia releases MH370 satellite data

Malaysia on Tuesday released raw satellite data used to determine that missing flight MH370 went down in the southern Indian Ocean, information demanded by passengers’ relatives who are frustrated over the failure to find any wreckage. The Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) said in ...

Aussie senator brings 'bomb' to parliament

May 26, 2014

Aussie senator brings 'bomb' to parliament

An Australian senator startled his colleagues by producing a fake pipe bomb during a committee hearing on Monday. Sen. Bill Heffernan, of the ruling Liberal Party, was making a point about a relaxation of security at Parliament House. The 71-year-old wheat farmer said he ...

Fighting fire with fire: Explosions used to snuff blazes

May 25, 2014

Fighting fire with fire: Explosions used to snuff blazes

Researchers are working on fighting out-of-control bush fires with explosives, likening the process of using the sound wave produced by a blast to blowing out a candle. Graham Doig of Sydney’s University of New South Wales has been examining how blasts can extinguish fires, ...

Abbott apologizes for 'winking' at Aussie sex worker

May 22, 2014

Abbott apologizes for 'winking' at Aussie sex worker

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott acknowledged Thursday that he made a mistake by winking with a smile in a talk radio studio while listening to a phone sex worker complain on the air about welfare cutbacks. The gesture, captured Wednesday by a television camera ...