Hairy future for Australia's beloved koala

Jun 10, 2016

Hairy future for Australia's beloved koala

A sweet, sickly smell filled the air as a 12-year-old koala named Sherwood Robyn was brought into an examination room at Australia’s first hospital for the furry marsupials. From afar, she appeared in fine health. But closer inspection revealed a “wet bottom” — a ...

Jun 7, 2016

Leaders agree to Australia's first online election debate

Australia’s prime minister and opposition leader have agreed to hold the country’s first-ever online election campaign leaders’ debate. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said Tuesday that he had reached an agreement with Facebook and News Corp. Australia to stream the debate early next week in ...

Jun 5, 2016

East Australian coast lashed by freak storm

The east coast of Australia, including Sydney, was battered by a freak storm on Sunday, with trees uprooted and thousands left without power. The wild storm struck New South Wales after wreaking havoc in Queensland state on Saturday, with an intense low-pressure system bringing ...

Jun 2, 2016

Kangaroo ruptures Australian woman's breast implants

A kangaroo jumped onto a woman cycling in South Australia, rupturing her breast implants and using her as a “little airbag,” she told local media Tuesday. Sharon Heinrich, 45, was on the Riesling Trail in the Clare Valley with her friend when the “cute” ...

Divisive Australian politician Hanson could win seat: experts

May 24, 2016

Divisive Australian politician Hanson could win seat: experts

Right-wing firebrand politician Pauline Hanson, who opposes Muslim immigration, has a realistic chance of returning to Australia’s Parliament in July elections, experts said Tuesday. Hanson became one of Australia’s most divisive politicians in a generation when she used her first speech to Parliament in ...