Aug 13, 2015

Australia's Bondi Beach closed after shark sighting

Australia’s Bondi Beach was closed on Thursday and swimmers were ordered out of the water after lifeguards confirmed a shark had been spotted at the popular Sydney location. The latest sighting came less than two weeks after several beaches were closed farther north on ...

Aug 12, 2015

Aussie dad asks politicians to fund holiday, public steps in

An Australian father so fed up with the taxpayer-funded travel perks given to politicians that he asked them to fund his family’s holiday has received an overwhelming response — from the public. Father-of-three Stephen Callaghan established a GoFundMe page, entitled “Please Pay For My ...

Australia pledges 26% emissions cut by 2030

Aug 11, 2015

Australia pledges 26% emissions cut by 2030

Australia plans to reduce carbon emissions by at least 26 percent from 2005 levels by 2030, Prime Minister Tony Abbott announced Tuesday, but environmentalists said the target fell well short of what was needed to tackle global warming. Abbott said his conservative government’s target ...

Aug 11, 2015

91-year-old Sydney man charged with importing cocaine

A 91-year-old retired surgeon has been charged with importing cocaine hidden in soap into Australia, prompting police to warn travelers to beware of being tricked into becoming drug mules. Victor Twartz, of Sydney, was released on bail when he appeared in Sydney’s Downing Center ...

Aug 10, 2015

Fed-up Aussie dad asks MPs to fund family holiday

An Australian father outraged by taxpayer-funded travel perks for politicians and their families has turned the tables by asking members of parliament to help fund his own vacation with his children. Australian politics has been consumed with stories about the “entitlements” elected representatives are ...

England pounds Australia, closes in on Ashes victory

Aug 8, 2015

England pounds Australia, closes in on Ashes victory

Eighteen months after a regime-changing whitewash Down Under, England is on the cusp of winning back the Ashes. And they are humiliating Australia in the process. England fell just short of a series-clinching victory inside two days at Trent Bridge when bad light stopped ...