Australian minister under fire for 'illiterate' refugees comment

May 18, 2016

Australian minister under fire for 'illiterate' refugees comment

Australia’s immigration minister was accused of xenophobia Wednesday after he said increasing the nation’s refugee intake would lead to “illiterate and innumerate” people claiming welfare or taking local jobs. Peter Dutton was responding to proposals by the Labor opposition to boost Australia’s annual refugee ...

May 12, 2016

Two more pieces of debris 'almost certainly' from Flight 370

Malaysia’s government said Thursday that two more pieces of debris, discovered in South Africa and Rodrigues Island off Mauritius, were “almost certainly” from Flight 370, bringing the total number of pieces believed to have come from the missing Malaysian jet to five. The aircraft ...

Millionaire Turnbull gambles in calling Australian elections

May 8, 2016

Millionaire Turnbull gambles in calling Australian elections

Rich and famous, Malcolm Turnbull was already known as a brilliant lawyer, strident republican, successful tech entrepreneur and millionaire banker before he entered politics. He had long been seen as prime ministerial material, and his toppling of unpopular conservative colleague Tony Abbott in September ...