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Australian teen jumps into croc-infested river to impress girl

Australian teen jumps into croc-infested river to impress girl

Queensland – An Australian teenager who was bitten by a crocodile after jumping into a river in northern Queensland on a dare is now recovering in hospital and looking forward to a date with the British backpacker he was trying to impress. Lee De Paauw, 18, had met Sophie Paterson while drinking at with a […]

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Chinese police boss jailed for buying Australian property with graft money

Chinese police boss jailed for buying Australian property with graft money

Shanghai – A Chinese court has sentenced a senior police officer to 17 years in prison for his part in a bribes-for-projects scandal, proceeds from which were used to buy two homes in Australia, according to court documents. The corruption case comes amid an Australian government crackdown on foreign investors who have skirted overseas investment […]

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Australian jailed in Bali for using hashish

Australian jailed in Bali for using hashish

Denpasar – An Australian businessman was today handed a seven-month jail term for using hashish on the Indonesian resort island of Bali. But Giuseppe Serafino will be released from prison in two months as his sentence was reduced by the amount of time he has already spent in custody since his arrest in October. The […]

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MH370: Australian service marks third anniversary of tragedy

MH370: Australian service marks third anniversary of tragedy

Canbera – The Australian government minister in charge of the suspended seabed search for Malaysia Airlines jet has joined victims’ families and friends in the east coast city of Brisbane for a memorial service to mark the third anniversary of Flight 370’s disappearance. Darren Chester, minister for infrastructure and transport, and Angus Houston, the former […]

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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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