Interpol busts international pedophilia ring
Nine people have been arrested in Thailand, Australia and the US in connection with an online pedophilia network. Fifty children were rescued in the international operation.
How a huge counterfeiting case led to plastic money
In 1966, Australia switched from pounds to decimal currency. The country’s central bank issued a new range of banknotes with modern safety features - including watermarks, woven metal thread and raised print. But these technologies couldn’t prevent a $900,000 swindle.
Prince William honors WWI dead in New Zealand on Anzac Day
Tens of thousands of people gathered in Australia, New Zealand, and Turkey to commemorate WWI soldiers killed at Gallipoli. UK Prince William marked the event in Auckland before heading to Christchurch.
The Australian store where everything sold is sent to China
The insatiable demand in China for premium foreign-made goods has led to the emergence of a unique retail experience in Australia. A growing number of stores are catering to the so-called daigou trade, where people buy products overseas and ship them to the mainland for resale.
Countries ground 737 Max 8
Sundays crash of an Ethiopian Airline MAX 8 plane that killed all passengers and crew member has drawn attention to the safety of the MAX 8. Many countries including UK, Australia, Nigeria, South Africa, China have suspended the operation of the Max 8 pending when civil aviation authorities give it clearance to take flight again.
Boeing's lost $24 Billion in market cap in two days
Boeing’s crisis of confidence continues with a growing number of countries and airline carriers suspending flights of the 737 Max 8 aircraft. The suspensions include the governments of the EU, China, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, India and Malaysia. But not the U.S. yet.
Footballer Hakeem al-Araibi denied bail in Thai extradition hearing
A Thai court has denied bail to the Bahraini football player with refugee status in Australia who was detained by Thai authorities as he arrived in Bangkok for his honeymoon. He will await an extradition hearing in jail.
Venezuela: Nicolas Maduro, Juan Guaido vie for military control
President Nicolas Maduro and opposition leader Juan Guaido are competing for control of the military. Australia has become the most recent country to recognize the opposition leader as the country's interim president.