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Newborn found in Australia drain

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Australian police were questioning a mother Sunday after passing cyclists who had heard crying found her new-born son abandoned in a 2.5-meter-deep (8.2-feet) drain in Sydney.

Posted: November 24th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Putin cites ‘need to sleep’ on leaving tense G20 summit

In this photo released by G20 Australia and taken on Saturday Nov 15, 2014, Prime Minister of Australia Tony Abbott and President of Russia Vladimir Putin hold koala's during a photo opportunity on the sidelines of the G-20 summit in Brisbane, Australia.  AP

BRISBANE — Vladimir Putin jetted out of Australia Sunday after a testy G20 summit where he faced concerted Western fire over the Ukraine crisis, saying he left slightly early because he needed to get some sleep.   The Russian strongman, a judo black belt who prides himself on his stamina, left before the final communique […]

Posted: November 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

G-20 summit opens in Australia; growth tops agenda

United States President Barack Obama, right, shakes hands with Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott as he arrives at the G-20 Summit in Brisbane, Australia Saturday, Nov.15, 2014. AP

Australia’s prime minister vowed that world leaders would deliver on an initiative to add $2 trillion to global Gross Domestic Product, promising freer trade and more investment in infrastructure as heads of the 20 largest economies began cementing plans to drag sagging growth out of the doldrums.

Posted: November 15th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Man parks plane at pub in Australia

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A man who taxied his light plane down a street in Australia and parked it at a pub while he went inside for a beer was being questioned Monday by police, who were not amused.

Posted: November 3rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Teen tests negative after Ebola scare in Australia


Australian authorities said early Monday that a teenager who was in isolation in hospital had tested negative for Ebola after she developed a fever following her arrival from Guinea.

Posted: October 27th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »