May 21, 2015

Depp storms off 'Pirates' set in pursuit of wife: report

Johnny Depp has reportedly stormed off the Australian set of “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” to return to the United States to be with wife Amber Heard. The superstar actor is meant to be shooting scenes as swashbuckling Captain Jack ...

May 19, 2015

Australia backs boat turnarounds in Asian migrant crisis

Australia reiterated its backing Tuesday for its regional neighbors’ efforts to stem a surge in boat people in Southeast Asia by turning back vessels — a controversial strategy to deter people-smuggling also used by Canberra. Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand have sparked international outrage by ...

Johnny Depp's dogs face death in Australia

May 14, 2015

Johnny Depp's dogs face death in Australia

Johnny Depp’s pet dogs, Pistol and Boo, have been ordered by Australia to “bugger off” back to Hollywood or face being put down after he flew the terriers into the country illegally in a case dubbed the “war on terrierism.” The actor, who is ...

May 9, 2015

Australian police disrupt bomb plot by teen

Police arrested a 17-year-old and accused him of plotting to detonate three homemade bombs in the Australian city of Melbourne, officials said on Saturday, in the latest terrorism scare involving a teenager. The teen was arrested on Friday afternoon in a joint federal-state police ...

May 8, 2015

Vegemite with chocolate? It's no smear campaign

Confectionery maker Cadbury said Friday it has created a new taste sensation by combining its well-loved milk chocolate with an unusual flavor — Australia’s famous, sharply savory spread Vegemite. Cadbury Australia said the new product was “surprisingly delicious” and one of four new flavor ...

May 8, 2015

Japan to bid for Australian submarine project

The Japanese government will make a formal decision at a National Security Council meeting Wednesday to participate in the international race to win an Australian order for the construction of new submarines, sources said Thursday. The move comes after Australian Defense Minister Kevin Andrews, ...