Headphone batteries explode on flight to Australia

Mar 15, 2017

Headphone batteries explode on flight to Australia

A woman whose headphones caught fire on a plane suffered burns to her face and hands, Australian officials said Wednesday as they warned about the dangers of battery-operated devices in-flight. The passenger was listening to music on her own battery-operated headphones as she dozed ...

/ Feb 7, 2017

Arrest made in bugging of All Blacks' hotel

Australian police have arrested and charged a 51-year-old man with public mischief after an investigation into the discovery of a listening device at the All Blacks hotel in Sydney ahead of their Rugby Championship clash against the Wallabies last year. The world champions notified ...

/ Aug 29, 2016

Man arrested after Australian gay club lube laced with acid

A 62-year-old man who allegedly put highly corrosive acid inside a lubricant dispenser at a gay nightclub in Australia has been arrested and charged, reports said Monday. The Australian Broadcasting Corporation said it understood the incident occurred on Saturday at Aarows bar which describes ...

Sydney Opera House to get an acoustic upgrade

Aug 11, 2016

Sydney Opera House to get an acoustic upgrade

The Sydney Opera House is set to undergo a multimillion-dollar overhaul, with an emphasis on improving its acoustics, which have been described as worse than an aircraft hangar, officials said Thursday. The 247 million Australian dollar ($190 million) revamp is the biggest since Australia’s ...

'Comfort women' statue unveiled in Sydney

Aug 6, 2016

'Comfort women' statue unveiled in Sydney

An unveiling ceremony was held Saturday for a statue intended to commemorate the issue of “comfort women” that will be installed on the grounds of a church in suburban Sydney next year. The 1.5-meter-high statue, which depicts a young girl sitting beside an empty ...

Australia in political limbo after voters punish government

Jul 3, 2016

Australia in political limbo after voters punish government

Australia was in political limbo Sunday after voters failed to hand Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull the stability he craved in calling an election, with the nation instead facing the prospect of a hung parliament. The former banker went to the polls early looking to ...