Sydney zoo gets rare echidna births

Nov 24, 2016

Sydney zoo gets rare echidna births

Sydney’s Taronga Zoo is celebrating its first successful echidna births in 30 years with three healthy babies, known as puggles, from three moms hatching within days of each other. Echidnas, or spiny anteaters, are notoriously difficult to breed in human care, but keepers at ...

Nov 24, 2016

Man charged over hoax calls to pilots in Australia

A man accused of making hoax calls to pilots in Australia, which saw at least one passenger plane change altitude and course, has been charged with endangering the safety of aircraft, police said. The 19-year-old was arrested Tuesday following 16 separate unauthorized radio transmissions ...

Nov 20, 2016

Cambodia arrests Australian nurse over alleged surrogacy service

An Australian nurse and fertility specialist has been arrested for allegedly running an illegal surrogacy service in Cambodia, the country’s anti-human trafficking police said on Sunday. The arrest was made just weeks after Cambodia became the latest country to ban commercial surrogacy. Tammy Davis-Charles, ...

Nov 6, 2016

Backpacker survives 'body slamming' Australia croc

A Danish backpacker survived a close encounter with a crocodile after “body slamming” the creature while trying to take a photo of it in Western Australia, a report said. Johnny Bonde, 27, said he was at Lake Kununurra in Australia’s tropical north late Friday ...

Nov 3, 2016

Australian police arrest two linked to Syria militants

Australian police on Thursday arrested a man believed to have fought with Syrian militants and a youth who was stopped at the border allegedly planning to join Islamic State in Syria. The pair were detained in early morning raids in Sydney, underscoring Australia’s tough ...

Oct 31, 2016

India's Modi expresses concern over Australia bus death

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expressed concern over the death of an Indian-origin bus driver killed by an incendiary device thrown into his bus in Brisbane, Australia, last week. Modi called Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull late on Sunday to discuss the death ...