Jan 5, 2016

Boy bitten by shark in Australia's Great Barrier Reef

An 11-year-old boy was mauled by a shark in the waters of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef on Tuesday, officials said, the second attack in the area in four days. The boy was “wading in knee-high water” on the edge of a beach on Heron ...

Australia to boost crocodile product exports

Jan 4, 2016

Australia to boost crocodile product exports

Australian officials are looking to increase the export of crocodile products in 2016, after decades of official protection to stop them being hunted to extinction have increased their numbers. Under a new Saltwater Crocodile Wildlife Trade Management Plan (WTMP), which came into effect at ...

Jan 4, 2016

Suspected shark attack off Queensland leaves swimmer, 30, mauled

A swimmer suffered wounds to his arms and legs Saturday after he was mauled in a suspected shark attack off Queensland state on Australia’s east coast, officials said. The latest reported attack comes during the busy summer season, and as authorities in neighbouring New ...

Burns, Khawaja power Australia in second test

Dec 26, 2015

Burns, Khawaja power Australia in second test

Joe Burns and Usman Khawaja brought up their centuries in the space of three deliveries after tea Saturday as Australia finished the opening day of the second test against the West Indies on a dominant 345-3. Burns guided a short Jomel Warrican delivery through ...

Christmas fire destroys 53 houses in Australia

Dec 26, 2015

Christmas fire destroys 53 houses in Australia

A bush fire that flared in a scenic area of southern Australia on Christmas Day has destroyed 53 houses, officials said Saturday. The blaze prompted evacuations Friday in two towns popular with vacationers southwest of Melbourne, Wye River and Separation Creek. “I can confirm ...

Australia police find locked-up boy during drug raid

Dec 24, 2015

Australia police find locked-up boy during drug raid

Australian police voiced shock Thursday after discovering an 8-year-old boy locked up in a shed with only a mattress and a bucket at an elaborate underground drug-growing compound. The boy and three other children — all aged between 1 and 9 — were found ...