Sep 2, 2016

Australian judge rules child will not be treated for cancer

An Australian judge has ruled against a hospital in favor of a 6-year-old cancer patient’s parents who want their son to die without further potentially life-saving treatment. Family Court Justice Richard O’Brien ruled on Thursday that Oshin Kiszko’s best interests would be served by ...

Aug 29, 2016

Passengers charged over cocaine haul aboard cruise ship in Sydney

Three Canadian cruise ship passengers were charged with drug smuggling Monday after Sydney police allegedly found 95 kilograms of cocaine in their cabin luggage. The haul valued at 31 million Australian dollars ($23 million) was the largest seizure in Australia of narcotics carried by ...

All Blacks whip Australia in Rugby Championship clash

Aug 27, 2016

All Blacks whip Australia in Rugby Championship clash

Israel Dagg scored two tries as the All Blacks beat Australia 29-9 in their Rugby Championship clash on Saturday, which also ensured they retained the Bledisloe Cup for another year. Flyhalf Beauden Barrett also showcased his growing stature as the starting flyhalf with nine ...

Aug 23, 2016

Australian unearths 'beast' of a truffle

An Australian has uncovered what is thought to be the largest black truffle ever discovered in the country, a 1,511-gram (53.3-ounce) monster that could also be a world-beater. Stuart Dunbar said he had known since February that a truffle had been growing in the ...

Aug 20, 2016

Australian mangrove die-off blamed on climate change

Thousands of hectares of mangroves in Australia’s remote north have died, scientists said, with climate change the likely cause. Some 7,000 hectares, or 9 percent of the mangroves in the Gulf of Carpentaria, perished in just one month according to researchers from Australia’s James ...