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What a Million-Dollar Home Looks Like Around the World

GOBankingRates | Posted 07.14.2015 | Business
GOBankingRates

In Shanghai, China's most expensive city, a luxury property priced at $1 million would be about the size of a small one-bedroom apartment in the U.S.

13 Things To Do In Sydney (That The Kids Will Love, Too)

Hipmunk | Posted 07.13.2015 | Travel
Hipmunk

You spent a few years post-college hitting all the beachfront party destinations (Cancun, Cozumel, The Bahamas). And the romantic spots (think Rome and Paris) should be saved for a trip a deux.

A Young Australian Mother Is Believed To Have Abandoned Her Kids To Join ISIS

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 05.26.2015 | World

Jasmina Milovanov left her two children with a babysitter earlier this month in Sydney, Australia, saying she was on her way to pick up a new car. She...

Plan Sydney Borrowed from LA to Fight Climate Change

Clover Moore | Posted 06.27.2015 | Green
Clover Moore

While national governments have struggled to work together to solve the global-climate crisis, mayors are cooperating through organizations like the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40) to deliver concrete results.

This Freaky Video Of An Octopus Chasing A Crab Will Make Your Skin Crawl

The Huffington Post | Katie Sola | Posted 04.23.2015 | Green

"Resistance is futile."

Train Passenger Stands Up For Muslim Woman Against Hateful Rant

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 04.16.2015 | Religion

A commuter has been caught on camera defending a fellow passenger from a hateful tirade on a train in Sydney, Australia. In the shocking video, an ...

Sharks in the Pool? Check! Sisters Made of Stone? Check! This Is Still Australia

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 04.07.2015 | Travel
Sidonie Sawyer

The beach, mate, yeah. Final week in Australia and we don't want to leave! This trip has been one of the most joyous in my life and I already miss th...

Floridians in Sydney, What Are the Odds?

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 06.03.2015 | Travel
Sidonie Sawyer

We said goodbye to all the wallabies, seals, penguins, koalas, birds, and kangaroos we had met for a week on this island of dreams.

Family-Friendly Australia!

David Code | Posted 06.02.2015 | Travel
David Code

How do Australians do so many things so well? They combine tremendous pride in their work with a friendly, light-hearted sense of humor that you can't help enjoying. Of the 32 countries we have visited as a family, Australia is our new #1.

Attention Foodies: Here's Why Australia Is Food Heaven

Posted 04.27.2015 | Travel

Australia is home to more than just crocodile hunters and attractive surfers. Over the centuries, the Land of Oz has cultivated a unique and respectab...

8 Places With Always-Perfect Weather

Orbitz.com | Posted 04.06.2015 | Travel
Orbitz.com

Let's get this one out of the way. San Diego is the textbook example of beautiful year-round climate. It's never too hot and never too cold, with a very minimal amount of that pesky California fog to get in the way--when it does roll in, it burns off pretty quickly in the morning.

Why Human Connectivity Wins Over Data: Uber vs. Twitter in Sydney

Erica Dhawan | Posted 03.16.2015 | Business
Erica Dhawan

Focusing on where our humanity intersects with data is the future of work. Bringing the human element back into work will inevitably pay off in the bottom line as well. Reclaiming that is what all companies and individuals need to focus on in our world today.

13 Aussie Sharks Spotted in Bondi, at Water Polo by the Sea

Dominique Kane | Posted 03.07.2015 | Sports
Dominique Kane

A bull shark emptied Australia's Bondi Beach of people for nearly two hours on Friday, and had its 15 minutes of fame. But by Saturday, it had all but been forgotten in favor of a different breed of shark.

Muslim Bride Adds Wedding Bouquet To Memorial For Sydney Siege Victims

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 12.23.2014 | Religion

One Muslim bride from Australia wanted to pay tribute to the victims of the Sydney siege -- even if it meant changing her wedding day plans. Manal ...

Sydney Hostage Victim's Partner Breaks His Silence

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 12.29.2014 | Gay Voices

The grieving partner of a gay man killed in the deadly cafe siege in Sydney, Australia is speaking out. As the Associated Press first reported, To...

Pakistan and the Tragedy of Our Time

Ethan Casey | Posted 02.16.2015 | Politics
Ethan Casey

Moral and intellectual clarity about the world we live in are not compatible with self-exculpating glibness. Our adversaries' wrongness does not mean we are in the right. The substance of the terrorists' victory lies exactly in their success in having persuaded Western societies to empower our own authoritarian regimes.

Horror Over Deadly Sydney Siege Turns To Anger

AP | KRISTEN GELINEAU | Posted 02.15.2015 | World

SYDNEY (AP) — A gunman responsible for a deadly siege in a Sydney cafe was once on the national security agency's watch list — but was dropped off...

Australians Promise To Muslims #IllRideWithYou

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 12.16.2014 | Religion

As Australians anxiously awaited the outcome of a hostage crisis in a Sydney cafe, thousands on social media made sure that Muslims in the country kne...

Sydney Siege Victims Lauded For Their Courage And Kindness

AP | KRISTEN GELINEAU | Posted 02.15.2015 | World

SYDNEY (AP) — The manager of a Sydney cafe where a 16-hour siege ended in a hail of bullets early Tuesday was lauded for sacrificing his life by gra...

Gunman In Sydney Siege Had Troubled Past But Wasn't On Terror Watch List

AP | KRISTEN GELINEAU | Posted 02.14.2015 | World

SYDNEY (AP) — A gunman responsible for a deadly siege in a Sydney cafe was once on the national security agency's watch list — but was dropped off...

Australians Use #IllRideWithYou Hashtag In Show Of Solidarity With Muslims

AP | JILL LAWLESS | Posted 12.16.2014 | Religion

JILL LAWLESS, Associated Press Some Australian social media users sent a message of solidarity to Muslims as the Sydney cafe siege went on for almo...

I'll Ride With You

Aimee Chan | Posted 02.14.2015 | Impact
Aimee Chan

Today, more than ever, I am extremely proud to be Australian. At a time of deep crisis, the people of Sydney have shown me that equality, tolerance and non-violence are not just hipster rhetoric. We stand together as people supporting other people in the most human of ways, and we say #IllRideWithYou.

Sydney Siege: A Jihad of One

Brian Levin, J.D. | Posted 02.14.2015 | World
Brian Levin, J.D.

While untrained domestic lone wolves have been inspired to undertake violent attacks, unlike their more sophisticated foreign counterparts, they often die or are captured shortly after initiating violent confrontations, with more limited casualties. Still, even untrained loners can kill dozens if a nexus of factors align.

Sydney Hostage Crisis Over After Police Storm Cafe

AP | KRISTEN GELINEAU | Posted 02.14.2015 | World

SYDNEY (AP) — Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has laid flowers at a makeshift memorial in Sydney for the victims of a central city cafe siege ...

Tense Photos From The Sydney Hostage Crisis

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 12.15.2014 | World

An armed man entered a Lindt chocolate cafe in Sydney, Australia, on Monday, taking more than a dozen people prisoner. The hostage taker was identifie...