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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 peop...

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...

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 ...