MH370 searchers not looking in crash 'hot spot': Inmarsat

Jun 17, 2014

MH370 searchers not looking in crash 'hot spot': Inmarsat

The search for Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 has so far failed to examine the most likely crash site because it was distracted for weeks by false readings thought at the time to be from the plane’s black boxes, British satellite operator Inmarsat said Tuesday. ...

100 days after MH370, Malaysia vows to keep searching

Jun 16, 2014

100 days after MH370, Malaysia vows to keep searching

Malaysia’s government pledged Monday it “will not rest” until missing Flight MH370 is found, but relatives said on the 100th day since the plane’s disappearance that they wanted answers, not more promises. The Malaysia Airlines flight disappeared on March 8 with 239 passengers and ...

Australia says pollution falling at Great Barrier Reef

Jun 13, 2014

Australia says pollution falling at Great Barrier Reef

Australia on Thursday said it was confident the Great Barrier Reef would avoid a World Heritage downgrade after a new report card showed less pollutants are entering the water. UNESCO had warned that without action on water quality and rampant coastal development, the reef ...

Jun 10, 2014

Jobs trump climate: Harper, Abbott

Canada and Australia’s conservative prime ministers said Monday economic concerns trump climate action, with Ottawa’s Stephen Harper insisting any nation claiming otherwise is lying. “It’s not that we don’t seek to deal with climate change, but we seek to deal with it in a ...

Jun 8, 2014

Aussie store manager assaulted with sex toys in brazen stickup

A shop manager was pelted with sex toys by an intruder wearing a wig and crotchless pants in an Australian erotica store stickup, local police reported Sunday. The man forced his way into the Brisbane adult shop through the roof just before 5:30 am ...

Human remains recovered in Australian croc attack

Jun 8, 2014

Human remains recovered in Australian croc attack

Human remains were recovered Sunday in the hunt for a man snatched by a crocodile in front of terrified relatives on a boat trip in northern Australia. The man, 62, was taken from his boat on the South Alligator River in northern Australia’s Kakadu ...

Jun 5, 2014

Robb confident TPP deal will be reached next year

Australian Trade Minister Andrew Robb said Thursday he is confident that the Trans-Pacific Partnership will be finalized next year, according to Australian Associated Press. Robb revealed that the negotiations are about 80 percent complete, with market access being the main sticking point. “It’s a ...

Aussie sheep high on killer weed

Jun 2, 2014

Aussie sheep high on killer weed

When Australian farmer Tony Knight first saw a purple-flowering plant growing across the fire-scarred terrain where his sheep grazed, his first thought was that it looked like “good stock feed.” But the “pleasant-looking plant” was far from the nutritious food his livestock needed after ...

Australia backs U.S. comments on China's 'destabilizing' acts

Jun 2, 2014

Australia backs U.S. comments on China's 'destabilizing' acts

Australian Defense Minister David Johnston has backed comments by his United States counterpart, Chuck Hagel, accusing China of “destabilizing” actions in the South China Sea. Speaking in Singapore on Saturday, Hagel accused China of a number of alleged infractions, including against the Philippines and ...

Jun 2, 2014

Australia gives visas to 500 Afghans who helped in war

Australia has granted refugee visas to more than 500 Afghans for their help during its mission in the war-torn nation, saying their safety would be jeopardized by remaining in the country. The Afghan nationals, mainly interpreters, were resettled with their families in late 2013 ...

Seekers of Flight 370 rule out area where 'pings' heard

May 29, 2014

Seekers of Flight 370 rule out area where 'pings' heard

Investigators searching for the missing Malaysian jet have concluded an area where acoustic signals were detected is not the final resting place of the plane after an unmanned submersible found no trace of it, the search coordinator said Thursday. The U.S. Navy’s Bluefin 21 ...