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 about ...

/ 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 police ...

/ 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 itself ...

'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 chair, ...

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 explosive ...