Mercedes-Benz grows worldwide sales
Mercedes-Benz has set a new sales record towards the end of this year despite a volatile market environment. A total of 198,545 vehicles with the three-pointed star were delivered to customers all over the world last month. Under the prevailing challenging conditions, Mercedes-Benz sold more units than ever before in November. Further progress with vehicle…
Body of missing French paraglider found in remote Australia
The body of a French paraglider who went missing during a flight in remote Australia was found Sunday after an extensive aerial and land search, police said. Pierre Naville, 67, took off from an airstrip near the remote New South Wales town of Wilcannia, some 840 kilometres (520 miles) northwest of Sydney, on Saturday afternoon,…
Mercedes-Benz begins fourth quarter with new sales record
Mercedes-Benz started the fourth quarter with a new record in unit sales. Worldwide, the brand with the three-pointed star delivered 190,021 vehicles, surpassing the previous best October unit sales from last year by 3.9 per cent. In the first 10 months of the year, deliveries of 1,905,108 units by Mercedes-Benz were slightly above the high…
Australia football picks new chairman after FIFA battle
Australia's football governing body elected a new chairman and several board members Monday as it drew a line under its long-running reform battle with FIFA.
Shinzo Abe visits Australia's Darwin, 75 years after WWII bombing
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe made a historic visit to Darwin on Friday, some 75 years after Japan bombed the northern Australian city, as the two countries cement ties in the face of an emergent China.
Woman arrested over Australia strawberry needle scare
A woman has been arrested after a "complex" investigation into an Australian strawberry scare where needles were found stuck into the fruit, police said Sunday, in a crisis that sparked nationwide panic. Queensland state authorities offered a large reward and the national government raised jail terms for such crimes after sewing needles were found in…
One dead, two hurt in Melbourne 'terror' attack
A knife-wielding man killed one person and injured two others in a rush hour stabbing rampage in downtown Melbourne Friday, before being shot dead by police.
Australian man jailed for assisting wife's suicide in court first
An Australian man was sentenced to 10 years in prison Friday for helping his wife commit suicide so he could access her life insurance, in what the judge called a precedent-setting case. Graham Morant, 69, was found guilty last month of counselling and aiding his wife Jennifer Morant to kill herself in 2014. She suffered…
Homophobic Letter From "Jesus" Found In Sydney's Gayest Suburbs
The recent legalisation of same-sex marriage in Australia has been met with mixed reactions with some quarters blaming the recent natural disasters happening in the country on the ruling. In a new report, a homophobic letter from someone claiming to be "Jesus" was distributed throughout one of Sydney’s gayest suburbs earlier this week. It is learnt…
Australia football body adopts reforms after FIFA threat
Australia's football governing body voted for wide-ranging reforms Tuesday against the wishes of its outgoing chairman, ending a long-running battle that saw FIFA threaten to take over the federation.
Australia kills four sharks after tourist attacks
Fourth large sharks have been killed in Australia after a woman and a 12-year-old girl were attacked at a popular Great Barrier Reef tourist spot.
MoneyGram expands service to five countries across the globe
International payments provider MoneyGram has announced an expansion of its digital platform to five new countries. The service is now available in Australia, Austria, Belgium, the Netherlands and Portugal. With the expansion, customers in these countries can send money directly to more than two billion bank accounts and mobile wallets or to any MoneyGram location…