Australia

Australian Men Charged With Terrorism Over Mosque Fires

MELBOURNE—Australian police have charged three men with committing terrorist acts on suspicion of starting fires at a Shiite Muslim mosque in Melbourne last year, inspired...




  • Shoppers walk past the entrance to the Lemon Grove shopping mall in Sydney, Australia, August 11, 2017, site of a shopfront company at the heart of one of Australia's biggest money laundering scandals. (Reuters/Jason Reed)

    Bags of Cash: How Money Launderers Used Commonwealth Bank of Australia

    SYDNEY—In a run-down mall in one of Sydney’s biggest Chinese neighborhoods in 2015, 29-year-old Jizhang Lu showed up at the top-floor offices of a meat... Read more

  • McDonald's Chicken McNuggets.  (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

    Woman Eats Maggot-Filled Chicken McNuggets, McDonald’s Says It’s ‘Impossible’

    A mother claims she ate maggots after discovering them wiggling on the McDonald’s Chicken McNuggets she bought to eat with her toddler. The woman, who... Read more

  • A male and female sea louse. (7Barrym0re [Public domain], GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) via Wikimedia Commons)

    Bloodsucking Sea Critters ‘Not an Australian Thing’ Say Experts

    An Australian teenager was thoroughly shocked on Saturday night, along with the biologists from around the world, when he emerged from the ocean to find his... Read more

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    Australian Man Catches Monster Croc, Stirs Controversy on Social Media

    A photo of a monster crocodile that was caught by Australian outback Wrangler, Matt Wright and posted on Facebook has gone viral, but it’s also... Read more

  • File Photo: Australian Federal Police officers stand near the check-in counters at the Sydney Airport Domestic terminal in Australia, July 30, 2017. (Reuters/David Gray/File photo)

    Police Charge Australian Man Over Weapons After ‘ISIS-Inspired’ Plane Plot Raids

    MELBOURNE—An Australian man who was detained during raids to disrupt what authorities described as an ISIS-inspired plot to bomb an Etihad Airways flight has been... Read more

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    Man Jailed for Whipping and Poisoning Neighbor’s Dog With Lead and Glass-Filled Sausages

    A man who was caught on camera whipping and feeding his neighbor’s dog using sausages filled with lead filings and shards of glass has been jailed. ... Read more

  • Son of Karm Ali, 65, shows his father's scar outside their house at a brick factory in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, on November 18, 2009. The four family members have all sold one of their kidneys for 100,000 Pakistani rupees (1,200 dollars) in order to repay a loan from the brick factory contractor who pays them 1,000 rupees (12 dollars) each per week. (NICOLAS ASFOURI/AFP/GettyImages)

    Australia Opens an Inquiry Into the Illegal Organ Trade

    A federal inquiry is underway to consider what extra measures in the Australian legal system may help to deter organ trafficking and transplant tourism crimes... Read more

  • Police man a check point in the Sydney inner suburb of Surry Hills on July 29, 2017.
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    Police Foil Terrorism Plot to ‘Bring Down an Airplane,’ Australia PM Says

    Australian police foiled a plot by terrorists who were planning to bring down an airplane, the Australian Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull, said Sunday, July 30.  Turnbull... Read more

  • Australian Federal Police officers talk with passengers near the check-in counters at the Sydney Airport Domestic terminal in Australia, July 30, 2017.      (Reuters/David Gray)

    Australia Thwarts ‘Islamic-Inspired’ Plane Attack Plot

    SYDNEY—Security has been tightened at Australian airports after police foiled “Islamic-inspired” plans for a bomb attack on an aircraft during counter-terrorism raids in which four... Read more

  • File photo: The burnt out remains of the Grenfell apartment tower are seen in North Kensington, London, Britain, June 18, 2017. (Neil Hall/Reuters)

    Australia’s New South Wales to Inspect Towers With Cladding to Identify Hazards

    SYDNEY—Australia’s New South Wales (NSW) government will inspect more than 1,000 residential and commercial towers that may have potentially unsafe cladding and introduce new fire... Read more

  • A policeman stands on a street that has been blocked to the public after Australian counter-terrorism police arrested four people in raids late on Saturday across several Sydney suburbs in Australia, July 29, 2017. (Reuters/David Gray)

    Australian Counter-Terrorism Police Arrest Four in Sydney

    SYDNEY—Australian counter-terrorism police arrested four people in raids late on Saturday across several Sydney suburbs aimed at disrupting plans for “terrorist attacks”. “These operations are... Read more

  • Territory of Australia and its territorial waters, including Antarctic claim. (Wikimedia Commons)

    Australia Says Chinese Spy Ship Near War Games

    A Chinese spy ship has been detected off the Australian coast near joint war games underway between the United States, New Zealand and Australian militaries,... Read more

  • A toy chainsaw confiscated at JFK International Airport, New York City. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

    Australian Man Chased Robbers With Chainsaw

    An Australian man used a chainsaw and a trident to scare off home invaders.  Heatly resident, Johnny Smith was playing video games with a friend... Read more

  • Justine Damond, also known as Justine Ruszczyk, from Sydney, is seen in this 2015 photo released by Stephen Govel Photography in New York, U.S., on July 17, 2017. (Stephen Govel Photography/Handout via Reuters)

    Father Calls for Justice in Minneapolis Police Shooting

    The father of an Australian woman fatally shot by a Minneapolis police officer over the weekend called for justice on Tuesday hours after a local... Read more

  • Imogen, JB, and John Petrak. (Photo courtesy https://www.gofundme.com/new-family-face-unthinkable-tragedy)

    Baby Boy Kisses Mom Goodbye as She Dies After Giving Birth to His Sister

    In a heartbreaking photo a 17-month-old toddler kissed his mom one last time before she died from brain damage, just hours after doctors performed an emergency C-section... Read more

  • A tourist looks from a boat, a Humpback whale jumping in the surface of the Pacific Ocean at the Uramba Bahia Malaga natural park in Colombia, on July 16, 2013. (LUIS ROBAYO/AFP/Getty Images)

    A whale calf dies in shark nets off Australia’s Gold Coast

    A baby humpback whale died after becoming entangled in shark nets off Australia’s Gold Coast on Friday morning, according to Australian media. Local beachgoers notified... Read more

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