Stories tagged: Australia
Fri., July 21, 2017, 8:40 a.m.
Minneapolis chief: Australian woman shot by cop ‘did not have to die’
An Australian woman should not have been shot to death by a Minneapolis police officer responding to her 911 call and the officer’s actions “go against who we are in …
UPDATED: Thu., July 20, 2017, 6:03 p.m.
Minneapolis police chief: Death of Australian woman ‘should not have happened’
The fatal shooting of an Australian woman by a Minneapolis police officer responding to her 911 call “should not have happened,” police Chief Janee Harteau said Thursday, adding that the …
Fri., July 7, 2017, 12:27 p.m.
Tesla to build giant battery in Australia amid energy crisis
Tesla says it will build the world’s largest lithium-ion battery in southern Australia, part of a bid to solve an energy crisis that has led to ongoing blackouts across the …
UPDATED: Wed., June 28, 2017, 8:46 p.m.
Australian police charge Vatican cardinal with sex offenses
Australian police charged a top Vatican cardinal on Thursday with multiple counts of historical sexual assault offenses, a stunning decision certain to rock the highest levels of the Holy See.
Thu., June 8, 2017, 8:02 a.m.
Saudis apologize after minute’s silence snub in Australia
The Saudi Arabian Football Federation has apologized for “any offense caused” when its players declined to participate in a minute’s silence in memory of last weekend’s deadly attacks in London …
Mon., June 5, 2017, 9:33 p.m.
Hostage-taker in Australia had been acquitted of terror plot
A gunman who killed a man and took a woman hostage before dying in a police shootout had been acquitted of plotting a terror attack at a Sydney army base …
UPDATED: Wed., May 31, 2017, 9:20 p.m.
Malaysia Airlines jet diverted in Australia over bomb scare
A Malaysia Airlines plane returned to an Australian airport after a mentally ill passenger threatened to detonate a bomb and attempted to enter the cockpit before he was tackled and …
Fri., April 21, 2017, 8:48 p.m.
Vice President Mike Pence reaffirms U.S.-Australia alliance after Trump spat
Vice President Mike Pence sought to reassure Australia on Saturday that the U.S. remains committed to the countries’ longtime alliance, as he tried to patch up relations that were left …
Sun., April 2, 2017, 11:28 p.m.
Man pleads guilty to striking, killing Australian satirist in Idaho
An Idaho man who struck and killed a renowned Australian humorist with his pickup truck will be sentenced in May after pleading guilty to vehicular manslaughter and leaving the scene …
UPDATED: Tue., March 28, 2017, 10:05 p.m.
Cyclone rips off roofs, flings boats onto land in Australia
A powerful cyclone tore into Australia’s northeastern coast on Tuesday, forcing thousands of people to flee, shuttering coal to gold mines and prompting insurers to declare a catastrophe.
Thu., March 23, 2017
Skills-based immigration a smart change
Studies show that skilled immigrants increase productivity, create jobs and spark entrepreneurship.
Wed., March 15, 2017, 5:36 p.m.
Great Barrier Reef bleaching again; scientists say only swift climate action can save it
Last year the Great Barrier Reef saw unprecedented bleaching due to extremely warm ocean temperatures. It was the reef’s third and worst severe bleaching event. But now, scientists say, yet …
Wed., March 15, 2017, 5:17 p.m.
Woman burned when headphones explode on flight to Australia
An Australian woman suffered burns to her face after her battery-operated headphones exploded during a flight from Beijing to Melbourne, Australian air safety investigators said Wednesday.
UPDATED: Fri., March 10, 2017, 2:06 p.m.
Elon Musk promises Australian power woes fix in 100 days
VICTORIA, Australia – Tesla chief Elon Musk is promising to solve an energy crisis in Australia or his company’s services are free.
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 21, 2017, 6:39 p.m.
Pilot radioed in ‘Mayday’ call before Australian plane crash that killed four U.S. tourists
A pilot repeatedly yelled out “Mayday” but did not say what the emergency was before his light plane crashed into the roof of an Australian shopping mall, killing himself and …
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 20, 2017, 11:06 p.m.
Four U.S. tourists and pilot killed in Australian plane crash
An Australian pilot and four American tourists on a golfing vacation were killed when a light plane crashed in flames into a shopping mall on Tuesday shortly after takeoff in …
Tue., Feb. 14, 2017, 6:40 p.m.
Missing German couple found dead in Australian Outback
A German couple who disappeared in the Australian Outback were unprepared for the harsh environment and likely died before anyone noticed they were missing, police said on Wednesday.
Wed., Feb. 8, 2017, 10:32 p.m.
U.S. officials stop vetting Nauru refugees for resettlement
U.S. officials stopped screening refugees held on Nauru for potential resettlement in the United States this week but will return to the Pacific atoll to continue working toward a deal …
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 2, 2017, 12:41 p.m.
Senator John McCain tries to reassure Australia after Trump call
A senior Republican senator on Thursday sought to assure Australia that the United States remains a staunch ally following a tense discussion between President Donald Trump and Australian Prime Minister …
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 1, 2017, 9:51 p.m.
In call with Australian leader, Trump badgers and brags
It should have been one of the most congenial calls for the new commander in chief – a conversation with the leader of Australia, one of America’s staunchest allies, at …
Wed., Nov. 30, 2016, 5:30 a.m.
Great Barrier Reef sees record coral deaths this year
Warming oceans this year have caused the largest die-off of corals ever recorded on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, scientists said Tuesday.
Tue., Nov. 29, 2016, 1:11 p.m.
Apple gets win against Australia banks over mobile payments
Apple scored a victory in the global battle to control the future of mobile payment technology after the Australian competition regulator refused to grant a group of local banks permission …
Sat., Nov. 26, 2016, 9:06 p.m.
Death toll from Australia’s thunderstorm asthma reaches six
Six people have died and five remained on life support after a rare condition known as thunderstorm asthma struck Australia’s second-largest city, officials said on Sunday.
Fri., Nov. 25, 2016, 7:34 a.m.
Australia says IBM settles over online census failure
Global technology giant IBM carried most of the blame for the crash of Australia’s online census three months ago and had compensated the government for the financial cost of the …
Fri., Oct. 21, 2016, 3 p.m.
While herding sheep, Australian man discovers bones of a giant dinosaur. Meet Wade.
In 2005, David Elliott was guiding his mob of sheep through central Queensland, Australia, when two fossilized bone fragments poking out of the soil caught his eye. Elliott returned to …
Tue., Aug. 16, 2016, 12:22 p.m.
Green and golden? Australia men’s hoop team eyeing Rio gold
There’s one team that has lived up to high expectations – even surpassed them – at the Rio Games in men’s basketball.
Wed., Aug. 10, 2016, 9:21 p.m.
Aussies give U.S. men run for their money
Up until Wednesday night, life in Rio was pretty good for players on the U.S. men’s basketball team.
Sun., July 31, 2016, 8:22 p.m.
Digest: Taurasi helps US women’s hoops team beats Australia 104-89
Diana Taurasi and the U.S. women’s national basketball team capped off their pre-Olympic tour with a dominant offensive show against Australia. Taurasi scored 15 of her 20 points during a …
Tue., July 12, 2016, 11:17 a.m.
Aussie Michael Matthews wins Tour de France Stage 10 after long breakaway
REVEL, France – Michael Matthews profited from the work of his teammates Tuesday to win the 10th stage of the Tour de France in a sprint finish after a long …
Sat., July 9, 2016, 9:50 p.m.
Australian opposition concedes defeat in tight election
Australia’s opposition leader conceded defeat on Sunday in a chaotic national election that has left Australia in a state of political paralysis for more than a week, while officials scramble …