1 hr ago
Catholic World News
Australian archbishop admits predecessors covered up abuse
Archbishop Denis Hart of Melbourne, Australia, has admitted that Church leaders in the past did not respond adequately to sex-abuse complaints.
2 hrs ago
UPDATE 2-Gloom hits services firms as Australia's mining boom peaks
A spate of profit warnings from Australian mining services firms suggests the country's "once-in-a-century" resources spending boom may have peaked sooner than companies, economists and policymakers had expected.
3 hrs ago
Australia's best bartenders shake it
For the first time, bartenders from across Australia gathered in Noosa as part of the Noosa International Food and Wine festival.
6 hrs ago
Police seek man over Narrogin death
Police believe Kevin James Corbett is in Perth and may be able to assist in the investigation into the death of a woman in Narrogin on May 18.
6 hrs ago
WA crisis meeting on Aboriginal suicide
Robert Eggington is among indigenous leaders to meet with WA bureaucrats over rising suicide levels among the Noongah community.Picture: Richard Polden INDIGENOUS leaders in Western Australia are holding a crisis meeting with senior bureaucrats to discuss high suicide rates among the Nyoongah community.
7 hrs ago
Australian zoo says white rhino birth 'sign of hope'
An Australian zoo said on Tuesday the birth of a southern white rhinoceros was a "sign of hope" for the species given the escalation of poaching in Africa.
9 hrs ago
Tornado Aussie: I can't find friends
Watch a time lapse of the deadly tornado that had 270 km/ph winds,stayed on the ground for 40 minutes and traveled 32 klms.
9 hrs ago
UK minister goes on 10 nation Drug Law tour
The home office of the UK is to tour 10 countries to compare different drug policies in order to establish whether decriminalization or other drug law reforms is the way to go for the UK.The UK will study all the 10 countries before making any new reform decisions.After Portugal reported a success of decriminalization after 10 years of trial, most countries in Latin America changed, or are in midst of changing there drug laws for personal use. Also some European countries recently changed there drug laws including Italy and Czekoslavakia and Belgium. The tour will start with decriminalized Portugal,Spain and Italy to the heroin injection rooms of Denmark and Switzerland, to the zero tolerance nations of Sweden and Japan.UK drug laws like Australia's are sought of in between, neither decriminalized -(exception SA-marijuana), nor zero tolerance.There are now wide extremes between nations on drug laws.At one end there is either, total zero tolerance, long jail sentences and the death penalty in almost all Islamic, Asian and Communist countries(exception-India-marijuana legalized for religous use).The other extreme is the more rational and civilized nations who have either drug decriminalization,Gov injection rooms, small fines,community work and police offers of counselling or detox treatment, in almost all Latin American and EU countries.The USA with the exception of 2 US states has outlawed drug use, though there has been recent calls for more reform by US reformers,who are mostly high ranking police officers and politicians.
10 hrs ago
Latest drone future of extreme warfare
The arrival of the drone was an unwelcome sight to most, with its cold military intent of spying and killing.Now its got worse, the US has now invented another drone the X-47 B that can take of from any aircraft carrier giving the US a global reach with its 10 aircraft carriers.
Mon May 20, 2013
Celebrity Dirty Laundry
Ricky Martin and Twin Boys Matteo and Valentino Hang Out In Australia
Ricky Martin was spotted hanging out with his twins in a park in Sydney, Australia this past Sunday.
Trio witness total annular eclipse in Australia
The moon moves in orbit between the earth and the sun and blocks the sun from view in a solar eclipse.
Windows Azure in Australia: Facts and Rumours
Today, Microsoft has made the long-awaited announcement that Windows Azure is coming to Australia ! Of course it's been possible for Aussies to deploy and use applications in Windows Azure for some time, but this has always required deploying to overseas data centres.
Fast food to remain tax free: Plibersek
FAST food will not attract a "fat tax" and the government will instead rely on education in Australia's battle against obesity.
Chinese hackers a growing threat to US
Chinese state sponsored cyberattacks have recomenced against US companies, says the New York Times.Unit 61398 of the Chinese army is said to be the source of the cyberattacks on US companies and federal gov agencies.A Us cyber defence company originally made the claims.
Man on trial for abusing hostel girls
AN ALLEGED victim of child molestation told her friends "bad things'' were happening to her while she was a student living at a state-run hostel, a Perth court has heard.
Australian Researchers Propose Turning Millions of Tons of Pig Waste...
Where there are million of animals, there are millions of tons of waste. In a clever solution to a major waste disposal problem, Australian researchers have found a way to convert 1.4 million tons of Chinese pig excrement into fertilizer and a source of alternative energy.
The Toronto Star
Judith Shamian elected as president of International Council of Nurses
Judith Shamian said she's been given a dream opportunity to influence to health of people and nursing, after being elected president of the International Council of Nurses.
A photographic quest for Australia's friendly relations with Japan before WWII
The friendship between Australia and Japan before WWII can be found in the work of Broome-based Japanese photographer, Yasukichi Murakami.
Skeleton was 1984 cold-case murder victim
Remains found in South Australia's mid north identified, no bail for a 13 year old accused of throwing a molotov cocktail onto the Southern Expressway, and a second shift for Spring Gully.
Holden's signs similar to Mitsubishi
Holden admits its short term prospects are grim, and it blames falling sales of the Adelaide-made Commodore and Cruze for its 150 million dollar loss Last hurrah? Holden workers, Premier Jay Weatherill and managing director Mike Devereux celebrate as Holden unveils its VF SS Commodore sports sedan at Adelaide's Elizabeth plant earlier this year.