Dec 9, 2014

Qantas to launch new Tokyo-Sydney flights next July

Qantas Airways Ltd. said Tuesday it will launch new direct flights between Sydney and Tokyo’s Haneda airport as part of its expansion of services into Japan. The new daily round-trip flight service, whose first flight will depart from Sydney on July 31, will be ...

Sep 18, 2014

Arrests made in Australian counterterrorism raids

Australian police made a series of arrests on Thursday in a counterterrorism operation that comes just days after the country lifted its terrorism threat to the second-highest level in response to the domestic threat posed by supporters of the Islamic State group. State and ...

Giant Japanese-designed public artwork divides opinion in Sydney

Jul 30, 2014

Giant Japanese-designed public artwork divides opinion in Sydney

A giant Japanese-designed public artwork that will straddle Sydney’s primary street was unveiled Tuesday, dividing opinion with supporters saying it will boost the city’s reputation and critics calling it “stupid.” The steel Cloud Arch, designed by Tokyo-based Junya Ishigami, will tower up to 50 ...

Jan 8, 2013

Python attacks Australian toddler

An Australian toddler had a lucky escape after being attacked by a python that wrapped itself around the sleeping child’s arm and then began constricting and biting the infant. Snake handler Tex Tillis said the 2-year-old girl’s mother woke at 3 a.m. Saturday to ...