May 6, 2014

Australian police probe Packer street brawl

The boss of Australia’s Nine Network Tuesday admitted he was at fault over an ugly street brawl with billionaire gambling tycoon James Packer as police opened investigations into the fight. The casino mogul and his childhood friend David Gyngell, who had been his best ...

May 1, 2014

UNESCO decries waste dumped on Barrier Reef

UNESCO on Thursday condemned a decision to allow the dumping of dredge waste in Great Barrier Reef waters and recommended the Australian marine park be considered for inclusion on the World Heritage in Danger list. The decision in January to allow 3 million cu. ...

U.K.-Australian navies make largest ever heroin bust at sea

Apr 26, 2014

U.K.-Australian navies make largest ever heroin bust at sea

A joint operation by the British and Australian navies has seized the largest ever haul of heroin at sea, weighing 1,032 kg, the Ministry of Defence in London said Friday. The drugs, with an estimated British street value of more than £140 million ($235 ...

Seabed search for missing Malaysian jet to widen

Apr 25, 2014

Seabed search for missing Malaysian jet to widen

The seabed search for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet is set to widen as a sonar scan of the most likely crash site deep beneath the Indian Ocean nears completion without yielding a single clue, authorities said on Friday. Meanwhile in Beijing, about 50 ...

Debris washed up on Australian beach not from MH370

Apr 24, 2014

Debris washed up on Australian beach not from MH370

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau ruled out Thursday any link between material found on a beach in southwestern Australia and the missing Malaysia Airlines jet. Debris described as “unidentified material” was found Wednesday on a beach near Augusta, more than 300 km south of ...

Why are Americans obsessed with missing plane?

Apr 21, 2014

Why are Americans obsessed with missing plane?

From the disappearances of aviator Amelia Earhart to labor union leader Jimmy Hoffa, there’s just something about a good mystery that Americans find too tantalizing to resist. Perhaps that’s why the saga of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has continued to rivet the country ...

Australian Labor great Neville Wran dies at 87

Apr 21, 2014

Australian Labor great Neville Wran dies at 87

Former Australian state Premier Neville Wran has died at the age of 87, prompting tributes from both sides of politics Monday for the man who led New South Wales in the 1970s and ’80s. Wran was premier of Australia’s most populous state, which is ...

Diet ranks vow to defy ICJ ruling

Apr 19, 2014

Diet ranks vow to defy ICJ ruling

National Lawmakers on Wednesday demanded the government redesign its “research” whaling program to circumvent an international court ruling that described the program as a commercial hunt dressed up as science. The 40-strong fisheries committee, made up of a cross-section of members of the lower ...