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Third body found in aftermath of damaging Australian cyclone

Third body found in aftermath of damaging Australian cyclone

Sydney – A third body has been found in the aftermath of Cyclone Debbie and accompanying floods that swamped Australia’s east coast, as receding waters start revealing the human and economic cost of the storm. The disaster zone stretched 1,000 km (600 miles) from Queensland state’s tropical resort islands and Gold Coast tourist strip to […]

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Tens of thousands told to flee as floods swamp Australian town

Tens of thousands told to flee as floods swamp Australian town

Sydney – Floodwaters filled the streets of a major Australian town of more than 25,000 people on Friday, as a storm system generated by the powerful cyclone that pummelled the nation’s northeast three days ago swept down the coast with heavy rain. Cyclone Debbie hit as a Category Four storm in the north of tropical […]

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Exploding basketball injures Australian woman

Exploding basketball injures Australian woman

Sydney – A woman in Australia suffered burns to her face and arms when a basketball exploded as she picked it up, police said Tuesday as they sought an explanation for the bizarre incident. Detectives said the 21-year-old was walking along a beach in Melbourne when she spotted the ball on the sand. ”As she […]

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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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