Bushfires rage across Australia's east
Dozens of bushfires rage out of control across eastern Australia, blocking escape routes for residents and shuttering the main highway linking major cities on the country's Pacific coast.
Australian police link bones to French backpacker
Police in Australia say DNA testing has identified the remains of missing French backpacker Erwan Ferrieux. Fears were raised after his rental car was found abandoned near a popular surf beach in February.
Australia beat West Indies by 15 runs in Cricket World Cup
Australia extends their 100 percent start to their World Cup title defence with a 15-run win against the West Indies at Trent Bridge, Nottingham, England.
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.
Australia prints millions of typos on A$50 bill
Millions of A$50 banknotes in Australia have an embarrassing error that was overlooked by the country's central bank before they were printed and circulated.
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.
Australia to cut number of migrants
Australia will cut its cap on migration by 15 percent. The nation’s annual migration ceiling will be reduced from 190,000 places to 160,000 -- a figure in-line with 2017-18’s 12-month intake, which was the lowest level in a decade.
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.