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Perth zoo recovers stolen baby meerkat

Asia Pacific / Offbeat Nov 15, 2018

Perth zoo recovers stolen baby meerkat

It wasn't grand theft. It was tiny. But the snatching of a baby meerkat from a zoo has not only become a major story in the Australian city of Perth, it has led to the arrest of three people. In September, Perth Zoo was ready to ...

Australia police say Melbourne attacker also planned explosion

Asia Pacific Nov 10, 2018

Australia police say Melbourne attacker also planned explosion

Australia police said Saturday a man who fatally stabbed another and injured two in what they described as an Islamic State-inspired terrorist attack in central Melbourne had also planned to set off an explosion. The attacker, Hassain Khalif Shire Ali, 30, had his passport canceled ...

Man wields surfboard to fight off shark in Australia

Asia Pacific Nov 7, 2018

Man wields surfboard to fight off shark in Australia

A surfer fought off a shark with his board after being bitten in the leg Wednesday on Australia's east coast, authorities said, just days after a swimmer died in another attack. The 43-year-old was surfing off popular tourist spot Shelly Beach in Ballina, 750 kilometers ...