#Australia

  • Man Killed in Third Shark Attack!

    A man has died after a shark attack in northeastern Australia’s Whitsunday Islands, just over a month after two people were critically injured in separate incidents in the same area. All three attacks occurred in Cid Harbour, a picturesque bay surrounded by beaches in a popular tourist area on the north...
  • Australian newspaper agrees with racist Serena Williams cartoon

    An Australian newspaper is standing by a cartoon of Serena Williams widely denounced as racist both at home and in the US. In a statement Tuesday, Herald Sun editor Damon Johnston said the cartoon “had nothing to do with gender or race.” “A champion tennis player had a mega...
  • Australia is refusing to give a vise to Chelsea Manning for her speaking engagement!

    US whistleblower Chelsea Manning has been refused a visa to enter Australia where she was due to make a series of public appearances, her touring company announced Thursday. The company, Think Inc., said in a statement it had been notified of the Department of Home Affairs’ decision on Wednesday...
  • Ed Sheeran, Drake Rule Australia’s Charts

    Ed Sheeran has completed his tour of Australia but he’s still king of the national albums chart. The British singer and songwriter’s third album Divide (Warner) rules the ARIA Albums Chart for a 25th week, matching the reign of John Farnham’s 1986 classic Whispering Jack. Only three other albums...
  • Video: Flying animals fall from the sky after being boiled alive during heatwave

    Thousands of flying foxes died in an Australian heat wave so severe, it has melted tarmac. The animals fell from the trees as they were boiled alive in temperatures exceeding 104 degrees Fahrenheit in Campbelltown in New South Wales. Animal welfare volunteers battled to save the lives of the...
  • Temperatures In Australia Hit 117 Degrees As Sydney Sees Hottest Day In 78 Years

    A brutal heat wave in Australia skyrocketed temperatures in Sydney on Sunday to 117 degrees Fahrenheit (47.3 Celsius), making it the hottest weather New South Wales’ capital has seen in 78 years, weather officials said. The bizarre forecast follows record low temperatures in other parts of the world. The...
  • Australia’s oldest submarine found after 103 years

    (CNN)The wreck of Australia’s first submarine has been discovered off the coast of Papua New Guinea after disappearing without a trace 103 years ago. “Australia’s oldest naval mystery has been solved,” said Australia’s Minister for Defense Marise Payne. The Royal Australian Navy submarine HMAS AE1, which was carrying 35...
  • Video: Car ramming in Australia injuring 19 people

    A vehicle plowed into more than a dozen terrified pedestrians in Australia on Thursday, in what police called a “deliberate” and “cowardly” act. Two people were arrested at the chaotic scene, which was packed with holiday shoppers in Melbourne’s central business district. Police said 19 people were injured in...
  • Australia legalizes same-sex marriage

    SYDNEY — Australia’s Parliament voted overwhelmingly Thursday to legalize same-sex marriage, overcoming years of conservative resistance to enact change that the public had made clear that it wanted. The final approval in the House of Representatives, with just four votes against the bill, came three weeks after a national...