1,500-year-old wooden foot found in Austria

Jan 14, 2016

1,500-year-old wooden foot found in Austria

Archeologists in Austria said Thursday they had found what they believe to be Europe’s oldest prosthetic implant in the shape of a wooden foot dating from the sixth century. The discovery was made in the grave of a man missing his left foot and ...

Jan 14, 2016

Croc rips off woman's arm in northwestern Australia

A crocodile ripped off a woman’s arm at a creek in a small northwestern Australian town on Wednesday, sparking a hunt to trap and kill the animal. The woman, aged in her 60s, was at Three Mile Creek in Wyndham, about 3,200 kilometers north ...

Jan 5, 2016

Boy bitten by shark in Australia's Great Barrier Reef

An 11-year-old boy was mauled by a shark in the waters of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef on Tuesday, officials said, the second attack in the area in four days. The boy was “wading in knee-high water” on the edge of a beach on Heron ...

Australia to boost crocodile product exports

Jan 4, 2016

Australia to boost crocodile product exports

Australian officials are looking to increase the export of crocodile products in 2016, after decades of official protection to stop them being hunted to extinction have increased their numbers. Under a new Saltwater Crocodile Wildlife Trade Management Plan (WTMP), which came into effect at ...

Jan 4, 2016

Suspected shark attack off Queensland leaves swimmer, 30, mauled

A swimmer suffered wounds to his arms and legs Saturday after he was mauled in a suspected shark attack off Queensland state on Australia’s east coast, officials said. The latest reported attack comes during the busy summer season, and as authorities in neighbouring New ...

Burns, Khawaja power Australia in second test

Dec 26, 2015

Burns, Khawaja power Australia in second test

Joe Burns and Usman Khawaja brought up their centuries in the space of three deliveries after tea Saturday as Australia finished the opening day of the second test against the West Indies on a dominant 345-3. Burns guided a short Jomel Warrican delivery through ...