Japan to host Australia for first time

Dec 15, 2016

Japan to host Australia for first time

Japan will host Australia on Nov. 4, 2017, in a landmark test match, the Japan Rugby Football Union and Australian Rugby Union jointly announced Thursday. The game, at a venue yet to be determined, will mark the first time the Wallabies and Brave Blossoms ...

Dec 14, 2016

Last vessel searching for MH370 departs on final sweep of ocean

The last vessel searching for missing MH370 has left on its final sweep across the southern Indian Ocean, Australia said Wednesday. The transport minister cautioned the airliner might not be found in coming weeks. Fugro Equator sailed from Fremantle port on Australia’s western coast ...

Dec 14, 2016

Australian word of the year is 'democracy sausage'

If you have ever struggled to decipher Australian English slang, then you may be baffled by “democracy sausage,” the word of the year Down Under. The Australian National Dictionary Centre defined it Wednesday as a sausage served on bread and bought at a polling ...

Python eats wallaby on Australian golf course

Dec 13, 2016

Python eats wallaby on Australian golf course

A routine round of golf has taken a uniquely Australian turn with stunned players finding a giant python wrestling with a wallaby on a fairway. Robert Willemse was on the 17th hole at the Paradise Palms course in Cairns in north Queensland on Saturday ...

Cutting-edge tech virtually unwraps Egyptian mummies

Dec 8, 2016

Cutting-edge tech virtually unwraps Egyptian mummies

The hidden secrets of Egyptian mummies up to 3,000 years old have been virtually unwrapped and reconstructed for the first time using cutting-edge scanning technology in a joint British-Australian exhibition. Three-dimensional images of six mummies from between 900 B.C. and A.D. 140 to 180 ...

Dec 1, 2016

Aussie schoolboys recreate price-gouged HIV medicine

A group of Australian schoolchildren working on a shoestring budget have recreated the HIV drug whose price was controversially jacked up 5,000 percent by a former hedge fund manager. U.S. drug company chief Martin Shkreli became a global figure of hate after buying the ...

Nov 25, 2016

IBM settles with Australia over failure of online census

Global technology giant IBM carried most of the blame for the crash of Australia’s online census three months ago and has compensated the government for the financial cost of the debacle, the prime minister said on Friday. Australia’s first attempt to conduct a census ...