Australia close to resettling 12,000 Syrian refugees

Mar 22, 2017

Australia close to resettling 12,000 Syrian refugees

Australia is close to resettling the 12,000 refugees from the war in Syria and Iraq it promised to urgently take more than a year ago, an official said Wednesday. All 12,000 have been issued visas and more than 10,000 have already been brought from ...

Mar 19, 2017

Australia teen 'punches croc' in miracle escape

An Australian teenager is lucky to be alive, paramedics said Sunday, after he reportedly escaped the jaws of a crocodile by punching it in the head during a late night swim in a river. The 18-year-old, named in local media as Lee de Paauw, ...

Plane lands safely in Australia after propeller falls off

Mar 17, 2017

Plane lands safely in Australia after propeller falls off

A passenger plane landed safely Friday after one of its two propellers fell off in a near disaster as the plane approached Sydney Airport. The Regional Express Airlines crew reported the right engine propeller assembly separated from the Saab 340 airliner 20 kilometers (12 ...

Headphone batteries explode on flight to Australia

Mar 15, 2017

Headphone batteries explode on flight to Australia

A woman whose headphones caught fire on a plane suffered burns to her face and hands, Australian officials said Wednesday as they warned about the dangers of battery-operated devices in-flight. The passenger was listening to music on her own battery-operated headphones as she dozed ...

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Bra parachute wins Australia charity flying contest

An actor tethered to a homemade parachute made out of bras on Sunday flew his way to the top of a quirky Australian competition, beating other contestants dressed as a balloon horse and winged reptile. The annual charity Birdman Rally is held at Melbourne’s ...