Aug 15, 2014

Aussie hospital declares 200 patients dead instead of discharged

An Australian hospital has apologized “unreservedly” after sending out notices to the doctors of more than 200 patients telling them they had died, instead of being discharged. Thursday’s error by Austin Hospital in Melbourne was spotted within hours and the doctors were contacted, but ...

Aug 12, 2014

U.S. reassures China as 2,500 Marines head to Australia

The United States stressed Tuesday it welcomes the rise of China and wants to work constructively with Beijing as it signed a deal to deploy 2,500 Marines to Australia as part of its “rebalance” to Asia. China bristled when the agreement to deploy Marines ...

Aug 12, 2014

Australian upset by photo of grandson with head

The Sydney grandfather of a 7-year-old boy pictured clutching the severed head of a Syrian soldier has urged the Australian government to bring the boy home, newspapers reported Tuesday. Truck driver Peter Nettleton told The Australian newspaper that he was “gutted” to see on ...

Aug 7, 2014

Anti-Semites threaten Jewish children on Sydney school bus

Dozens of Jewish children have been traumatized by a gang of teenagers who stormed a Sydney school bus and allegedly hurled racial abuse and threats. New South Wales state police said five juveniles were arrested early Thursday over the incident on Wednesday afternoon. They ...

Aug 1, 2014

Security around MH17 site still 'very unstable': Dutch police

Dutch police heading up the international probe into the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 said Thursday that the situation around the crash site remains perilous despite a small team managing to access the scene. “The security situation is still very unstable,” Pieter-Jaap Aalbersberg, ...

Jul 31, 2014

Dutch, Australian experts reach MH17 crash site: OSCE

Dutch and Australian experts accompanied by a team of international monitors on Thursday reached the crash site of downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 after days of fierce fighting that had stopped them reaching the area. “Monitors reach MH17 crash site for 1st time in ...