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Australia Arrests 5 Teens Suspected Of ISIS-Inspired Terror Plot

AP | KRISTEN GELINEAU | Posted 04.18.2015 | World

SYDNEY (AP) — Five Australian teenagers were arrested Saturday on suspicion of plotting an Islamic State group-inspired terrorist attack at a Vetera...

Thousands Flee Homes As Australian Wildfires Rage

AP | KRISTEN GELINEAU | Posted 03.05.2015 | World

SYDNEY (AP) — Cooler conditions on Sunday were helping hundreds of firefighters working to contain a massive wildfire that had forced thousands of p...

Catholic Church In Australia: 'Obligatory Celibacy May Have Contributed To Abuse'

Religion News Service | Josephine McKenna | Posted 12.14.2014 | Religion

VATICAN CITY (RNS) The Roman Catholic Church in Australia acknowledged that “obligatory celibacy” may have contributed to decades of clerical sexu...

These Photos Show A Side Of Australia Rarely Seen

The WorldPost | Chandran Nair | Posted 07.07.2014 | World

"The Other Hundred" is a unique photo book project aimed as a counterpoint to the Forbes 100 and other media rich lists by telling the stories of peo...

A Four Country Democratic Coalition vs. China?

John Garnaut | Posted 09.01.2014 | World
John Garnaut

Australia and India are deepening military ties and reviving the spirit of a controversial four-way democratic coalition with Japan and the United States, in response to growing concerns about China.

Major Heroin Bust On Kenya Dhow

Reuters | Posted 06.25.2014 | World

By George Obulutsa NAIROBI, April 25 (Reuters) - An Australian warship patrolling the Indian Ocean has seized more than a tonne of he...

Freedom Of Speech Just Took A Blow In Australia

Posted 03.13.2014 | World

Freedom of speech appears to have taken a hit in Australia, as the Victoria state parliament passed a law on Tuesday night that opponents warn could s...

Lost In Outback, Tourist Survives On Flies

AP | Posted 03.07.2014 | World

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Police say a German tourist who was missing for more than two weeks in the Australian Outback survived by eating flies af...

1 Dead In New Round Of Australian Wildfires

AP | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

PERTH, Australia (AP) — A man has died defending his home from an intense wildfire that razed wooded hills near Australia's west coast city of Perth...

12 Neglected Children Rescued From Australian Settlement

Agence France Presse | | Posted 02.11.2014 | World

A dozen filthy, neglected children, some with deformities or disabilities due to generations of inbreeding, have been found on a rural Australian sett...

Australia's Fires Could Merge Into 'Mega-Blaze'

Evening Standard, London | Michael Howie | Posted 12.21.2013 | World

Bushfires raging across 217-miles in New South Wales could merge to form one “mega-blaze”, a fire chief warned today. Fire Service Commissioner S...

Will Imprisoned Gang Members Soon Wear 'Embarrassing' Pink Overalls?

Agence France Presse | | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

Members of criminal gangs could be forced to wear "embarrassing" bright pink overalls in prison under a plan being considered Monday by an Australian ...