SYDNEY The threat from more than 100 fires burning across Australia's northeast eased over the past 24 hours, lawmakers and emergency workers said on Thursday, although unfavorable weather conditions are set to continue.
SYDNEY Strong winds across Australia's southeast coast on Friday caused commuter chaos at Sydney and Melbourne airports, the country's two busiest, with thousands of air travelers stranded after dozens of flights were canceled. | Video
SYDNEY, Nov 23 Strong winds across Australia's
southeast coast on Friday caused commuter chaos at Sydney and
Melbourne airports, the country's two busiest, with thousands of
air travellers stranded after dozens of flights were cancelled.
SYDNEY Australia will not sign up to a United Nations migration agreement because it would compromise its hardline immigration policy and endanger national security, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Wednesday.
Fijian Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama will stay in power for a second term as he narrowly won a general election on Sunday after voting resumed following delays due to bad weather.
SYDNEY Fijian Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama was set to win re-election on Thursday, with a provisional count showing his Fiji First party holding a comfortable lead, although some voting has been delayed due to bad weather in the South Pacific nation.
SYDNEY Fijians went to the polls on Wednesday for only the second time since a 2006 coup, with former military strongman Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama confident of winning a second term even as heavy rain and flooding meant some voting was delayed.
SYDNEY An Australian court on Monday ordered a 50-year-old farm supervisor charged in a strawberry needle contamination case that sparked a major food scare to stay in custody until she next appears in court. | Video
SYDNEY, Nov 12 A 50-year-old woman will face
court on Monday after police charged her with contaminating
strawberries with needles, an episode that spurred one of
Australia's biggest food scares.
SYDNEY Australia's Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce said on Tuesday that he did not break any parliamentary rules while conducting an extramarital affair with a former staffer as he faced down calls for his resignation.