Storm lashes Australian coast threatening homes
Homes perched on Australia's stunning eastern coast were at risk of being swept away Tuesday, after days of driving rain, high winds and monster swells smashed
Bushfires bring fears of 'new normal' to life Down Under
A grim summer of fire and smoke has sullied Australia's outdoorsy and healthy image and left many fearful for the future. For the unfortunate few, three long months of bushfires have brought almost unfathomable pain...
Sydney power under threat as fires destroy substations
Electricity supplies in Australia's most populous state, including its largest city Sydney, were under threat on Saturday after bushfires took out two substations
'Mega fire' forms north of Sydney
Several Australian bushfires have combined to form a "mega-fire" that is burning out of control across a swathe of land north of Sydney, authorities said Friday, warning they cannot contain the blaze.
140 Nigerians storm Sydney to cheer Bolum In WBF title fight
Over 140 Nigerians and boxing fans from other countries have arrived in Sydney to support Australia-based Nigeria’s former Commonwealth and Olympics boxer, Nestor Bolum in his quest to wrestle the World Boxing Foundation (WBF) Australia/Asia Crown Lightweight title from New Zealand’s Shiva Mishra today.
Sydney region faces 'catastrophic' bushfire threat
Sydney residents were warned of "catastrophic" danger and a state of emergency was declared Monday as Australia girded for a fresh wave of devastating bushfires.
Citizen 'heroes' stop deadly Australian knife rampage
A knife-wielding man killed one person and attempted to stab several others in a central Sydney rampage Tuesday before being chased and pinned down by members of the public, witnesses told AFP.
Earth hour 2019 set to be largest festival for nature
The world’s largest grassroots movement for the environment returns to Singapore with an electrifying festival of music, food and culture. Earth Hour 2019 will bring together communities for environmental change, by highlighting the impact of individual actions on nature. Organised by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), the three-day festival features nature-themed experiences that…
Surfer seriously injured in Australia shark attack
A 41-year-old surfer was airlifted to hospital Sunday after being bitten in a suspected shark attack on Australia's famed Byron Bay. The man was out catching waves shortly after dawn at Belongil Beach when police said he was "bitten on the leg by a shark". Images taken shortly after appeared to show a chunk bitten…
Sydney, Hong Kong kick off 2019 parties with dazzling fireworks
Sydney and Hong Kong put on stunning fireworks displays in a spectacular welcome to the New Year, among the first in a wave of celebrations for billions around the world. Australia's largest city organised its biggest-ever fireworks display, using a record amount of pyrotechnics as well as new effects. Colours lit up the city's skyline…
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,…