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IS fighter first to be stripped of Australian citizenship

IS fighter first to be stripped of Australian citizenship

Sydney – An Islamic State fighter has become the first Australian to be stripped of his citizenship under anti-terrorism laws, authorities and reports said. Khaled Sharrouf – who made headlines in 2014 when he posted an image on Twitter of his young son holding a severed head – had his citizenship revoked earlier this year, […]

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Australian millennials unhappiest and most stressed in the world – Study

Australian millennials unhappiest and most stressed in the world – Study

Sydney – Millennials in Australia have been revealed to be the unhappiest in the world, according to a global survey released by Deloitte on Wednesday, China’s Xinhua news agency reported. The study explored the worldview of those surveyed, and found that millennials across the globe were increasingly anxious about their own future, in the wake […]

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Australian dies in jet ski crash on Thai holiday

Australian dies in jet ski crash on Thai holiday

Bangkok – A 21-year-old Australian woman was killed in a jet ski crash after she collided with her boyfriend off the coast of Thailand’s Phuket island, police said Monday. The woman, identified as Emily Collie, was brought to the shore of Kata beach after the accident on Sunday but was pronounced dead soon after, said […]

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Australian PM accused of ‘buying election’

Australian PM accused of ‘buying election’

Sydney – Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull was Thursday accused of “buying” his narrow election victory last year after he admitted personally gifting Aus$1.75 million (US$1.32 million) to the cash-strapped Liberal Party campaign. The multi-millionaire former banker, known as “Mr Harbourside Mansion”, had repeatedly dodged questions about the issue, but changed his mind during an […]

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Thousands watch as plane plunges into Australian river

Thousands watch as plane plunges into Australian river

Sydney – Two people have died after a light plane nosedived into a river in front of thousands of horrified spectators at an air show in Western Australia, missing nearby boats and crowds. Footage shared on social media showed the Grumman G-73 Mallard seaplane flying above the Swan River in Perth on Thursday afternoon as […]

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Afghan Taliban releases video of US, Australian hostages

Afghan Taliban releases video of US, Australian hostages

Kabul – The Afghan Taliban released a video on Wednesday showing an Australian and an American hostage pleading with the U.S. government to negotiate with their captors and saying that unless a prisoner exchange was agreed they would be killed. Timothy Weeks, an Australian teacher at the American University in Kabul and his American colleague […]

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Twenty people trapped on Australian roller coaster ride

Twenty people trapped on Australian roller coaster ride

Sydney – Twenty people were trapped for almost two hours at the top of a roller coaster ride at a theme park on Australia’s Gold Coast on Wednesday, said emergency services, only a few months after an accident on a neighboring theme park ride killed four people. Those trapped on the Arkham Asylum Coaster ride […]

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Australian police say they are helping with 1MDB investigations

Australian police say they are helping with 1MDB investigations

Sydney – The Australian Federal Police (AFP) said on Tuesday (Jan 11) they are working with international law enforcement agencies to investigate companies associated with Malaysia’s scandal-hit sovereign wealth fund. 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB), founded by Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, is the subject of money laundering investigations in at least six other countries, including […]

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Burning van rams Australian Christian Lobby office

Burning van rams Australian Christian Lobby office

Canberra – A burning van has hit the headquarters of an Australian Christian lobby group, with its defiant head Thursday saying the organisation received death threats over its stance on same-sex marriage. The incident comes days after a truck drove into a Christmas market in Berlin, killing 12 people in an attack claimed by the […]

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Australian banks admit to ringgit ‘cartel’

Australian banks admit to ringgit ‘cartel’

Sydney – Two Australian banks have offered to pay fines for “cartel conduct” when trading foreign exchange contracts for the Malaysian ringgit, in the latest controversy engulfing banks and their manipulation of foreign exchange rates. Australia’s No.1 investment bank Macquarie Group Ltd and top corporate lender Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Ltd today said […]

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