• Afghanistan Mar 15, 2019

    49 Fatally Shot in Terror Attack on New Zealand Mosques

    Mass shootings in two New Zealand mosques killed at least 49 people and injured at least 48 others in what Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern decried as a terrorist attack. Witnesses describe the moment of the shooting at one mosque.

  • China Mar 16, 2019

    Mosque Shooter a White Nationalist Seeking Revenge

    The gunman behind at least one of the mosque shootings in New Zealand that left 49 people dead on Friday tried to make a few things clear in the manifesto he left behind: He is a 28-year-old Australian white nationalist who hates immigrants. He was angry about attacks in Europe that were perpetrated by Muslims. He wanted revenge, and he...

  • China Mar 3, 2019

    5 Years Later, Malaysia Open to Proposals to Resume MH370 Hunt

    Malaysia’s transport minister said Sunday that the government is open to new proposals from U.S. technology firm Ocean Infinity or any other companies to resume the hunt for Flight 370, as families of passengers marked the fifth anniversary of the jet’s mysterious disappearance. Ocean Infinity mounted a “no cure, no fee” search for the plane in the southern Indian Ocean...

  • Saudi Arabia Jan 9, 2019

    Australia Considering Resettlement for Fleeing Saudi Woman

    Australia’s government said Wednesday that it will assess the resettlement case of a Saudi woman who fled from her family now that the United Nations has deemed her a refugee, taking the woman’s high-profile quest for asylum a step forward. The Department of Home Affairs confirmed in a statement that the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees had referred 18-year-old Rahaf...

  • Twitter Sep 12, 2018

    Newspaper Reprints Controversial Cartoon of Serena Williams

    A cartoon of Serena Williams that has been widely condemned as a racist depiction of the tennis great has been partially reprinted on the front page of the Melbourne-based newspaper that initially published it. The Herald Sun newspaper printed an edited portion of the cartoon — featuring 23-time Grand Slam winner Williams jumping on a broken racket during her dispute...

  • China May 29, 2018

    Australia Holds Hope MH370 Will Be Found as Last Search Ends

    Australia said it held out hope Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 would one day be found as the last search of the seabed in the remote Indian Ocean where it was believed to have been lost was scheduled to end on Tuesday. Malaysia said last week the search by Texas-based company Ocean Infinity would end on Tuesday after two extensions of...

  • California Jan 11, 2018

    33-Year-Old Californian Tourist Dies Hiking in Australia Outback Heat

    A 33-year-old Californian tourist died after taking a wrong turn while hiking with little water in summer heat in the Australian Outback, police said on Thursday.

  • Mayor Dec 8, 2017

    ‘This Is So Wonderful': Gay Marriage Becomes Legal in Australia

    Gay marriage in Australia became a law Friday as the prime minister gained a final signature on a bill hours after it was overwhelming endorsed by Parliament, and the nation started planning weddings that can take place in a month. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull traveled to Government House where Governor-General Peter Cosgrove signed the bill into law on behalf of...

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