March 8, 2022
March 8, 2022

Australia floods force tens of thousands of Sydney residents to evacuate

Tens of thousands of Sydney residents have been told to evacuate their homes as severe storms and flash flooding inundated swathes of Australia's largest city Tuesday.

March 4, 2022
March 4, 2022

Australia orders 200,000 to flee floods

Australia’s emergency services yesterday ordered 200,000 people to flee from the path of a wild storm that has killed 13 people in a week of record-setting east coast floods, but the city of Sydney escaped the worst of the deluge.

March 1, 2022
March 1, 2022

Tens of thousands evacuated from floods in Australia

Tens of thousands of Australians were ordered to flee their homes yesterday, as torrential rain sent floodwaters to record levels, leaving residents stranded on the rooftops of their homes.

February 11, 2022
February 11, 2022

Koala listed as endangered animal in Australia

Australia on Friday (Feb 11) listed koalas along much of its east coast as endangered after the native marsupial's habitats were hit by prolonged drought, bushfires and developers cutting down trees.

February 10, 2022
February 10, 2022

Blinken in Australia for Quad meet

Secretary of State Antony Blinken arrived in Australia yesterday to meet Asia-Pacific allies concerned by China’s rise and signal United States commitment to the region despite Washington’s recent focus on Ukraine.

February 9, 2022
February 9, 2022

‘I’m sorry’: Australia PM apologises for abuse, bullying in parliament

Australia’s prime minister apologised for widespread sexual harassment, abuse and bullying of political staff yesterday, a year after a high-profile rape allegation rocked the country’s parliament.

January 25, 2022
January 25, 2022

Australia buys copyright to Aboriginal flag to let it be used freely

The Australian government said on Tuesday it had acquired copyright to the Aboriginal flag so it can be freely used, resolving a commercial dispute that had restricted sporting teams and Aboriginal communities from reproducing the image.

January 20, 2022
January 20, 2022

Tonga clears runway for aid flights

Tonga finished removing a thick coat of ash from an international runway yesterday after days of painstaking effort, clearing the way for desperately needed

December 19, 2021
December 19, 2021

Four dead in Australia light plane crash

A light plane crashed into waters off Australia's east coast on Sunday morning, killing all four people on board including two children, police said.

December 17, 2021
December 17, 2021

Five children killed in Australia bouncy castle tragedy

Five schoolchildren were killed and several others were seriously injured when a gust of wind blew their bouncy castle into the air at an end-of-term party in Australia yesterday.