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 ...

New Year's revelers unfazed by attack worries in most places

Dec 31, 2015

New Year's revelers unfazed by attack worries in most places

In Bangkok, police-flanked partygoers will ring in the new year at the site of a deadly bombing that took place just months ago. In Paris, residents recovering from their city’s own deadly attacks will enjoy scaled-back celebrations. And in Belgium’s capital, authorities anxious after ...

Dec 14, 2015

Australian teenager pleads guilty to 'terrorism' charge

A Melbourne teen arrested after police found explosives at his home pleaded guilty on Monday to a terrorism-related charge, highlighting concerns about youth radicalization following last week’s arrest of a 15-year-old Sydney boy in police raids. The 17-year-old was planning an attack using improvised ...

Oct 25, 2015

Drones to circle Australian beaches to monitor sharks

Drones will circle popular swimming spots in eastern Australia and “listening stations” track tagged sharks as part of a new strategy announced Sunday to keep beachgoers safe after a spate of bloody attacks. The country has one of the world’s highest incidences of shark ...