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Major floods hammer northern Australia

Queensland, Australia

Two people were missing and the body of a third person was recovered from raging floodwaters as severe storms pounded northeastern Australia on Sunday, forcing more than 1,000 to flee their homes.

Posted: January 27th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

World to welcome in New Year with a bang

In this Dec. 31, 2011 file photo, confetti flies over New York's Times Square as the clock strikes midnight during the New Year's Eve celebration as seen from the balcony of the Marriott Marquis hotel. It’s no small task making sure the annual celebration remains safe, but the New York City police use an array of security measures for the event that turns the "Crossroads of the World" into a massive street party in the heart of Manhattan. AP/Mary Altaffer

Sydney will Monday kick off a wave of dazzling firework displays welcoming in 2013 from Dubai to Moscow and London, with long-isolated Yangon joining the global pyrotechnics for the first time.

Posted: December 31st, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Troubled Qantas says ‘sorry’ with ticket spree


Embattled Australian carrier Qantas said Sunday it would splurge Aus$20 ($20.7) million on 100,000 free air tickets in a bid to win back passengers after the shock two-day grounding of its global fleet.

Posted: November 6th, 2011 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

US eyes Asia from secret Australian base


SYDNEY—Deep in the silence of Australia’s Outback desert an imposing American spy post set up at the height of the Cold War is now turning its attention to Asia’s growing armies and arsenals. Officially designated United States territory and manned by agents from some of America’s most sensitive intelligence agencies, the Pine Gap satellite station […]

Posted: September 18th, 2011 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »