Aug 24, 2014

Australian spider grows bigger in city: study

A new study has found that at least one species of spider thrives on city life, growing bigger in urban areas. The University of Sydney’s Elizabeth Lowe said that while research shows invertebrates are sensitive to urbanization, not all species are negatively affected by ...

Chugoku Electric to buy into Australian coal mine

Aug 19, 2014

Chugoku Electric to buy into Australian coal mine

Chugoku Electric Power Co. said Monday it will acquire a 10 percent interest in an Australian coal mine owned by a Japanese oil refiner to secure a stable source of fuel for its power plants. The Hiroshima-based utility will pay an undisclosed sum for ...

Aug 15, 2014

Aussie hospital declares 200 patients dead instead of discharged

An Australian hospital has apologized “unreservedly” after sending out notices to the doctors of more than 200 patients telling them they had died, instead of being discharged. Thursday’s error by Austin Hospital in Melbourne was spotted within hours and the doctors were contacted, but ...

Aug 12, 2014

U.S. reassures China as 2,500 Marines head to Australia

The United States stressed Tuesday it welcomes the rise of China and wants to work constructively with Beijing as it signed a deal to deploy 2,500 Marines to Australia as part of its “rebalance” to Asia. China bristled when the agreement to deploy Marines ...

Aug 12, 2014

Australian upset by photo of grandson with head

The Sydney grandfather of a 7-year-old boy pictured clutching the severed head of a Syrian soldier has urged the Australian government to bring the boy home, newspapers reported Tuesday. Truck driver Peter Nettleton told The Australian newspaper that he was “gutted” to see on ...

Aug 7, 2014

Anti-Semites threaten Jewish children on Sydney school bus

Dozens of Jewish children have been traumatized by a gang of teenagers who stormed a Sydney school bus and allegedly hurled racial abuse and threats. New South Wales state police said five juveniles were arrested early Thursday over the incident on Wednesday afternoon. They ...