• president November 8, 2019 3:34 pm

    Hundreds of Koalas Feared Dead in Australian Wildfires

    Conservationists fear hundreds of koalas have perished in wildfires that have razed prime habitat on Australia’s east coast. Port Macquarie Koala Hospital President Sue Ashton said she hoped wildlife carers would be allowed to begin their search of the fire zone for survivors on Thursday. The fire was started by a lightning strike on Friday in a forest in New...

  • Twitter August 13, 2019 10:35 am

    Bystanders Pin Sydney Stabbings Suspect With Milk Crate, Chairs

    A knife-wielding man with a history of mental illness is suspected of slaying a woman in a downtown Sydney apartment before wounding another woman nearby and attempting to stab other people Tuesday while yelling “Allahu akbar,” or “God is great,” police and witnesses said. Police have not labeled the rampage an act of terrorism, although the 21-year-old assailant — who...

  • United States August 7, 2019 6:50 pm

    Canadian Police Say 2 Bodies Found, Believed to Be Fugitives

    Canadian police said Wednesday they believe two fugitives suspected of killing a North Carolina woman and her Australian boyfriend as well as another man have been found dead in dense brush in northern Manitoba. Authorities located two male bodies and are confident they are 19-year-old Kam McLeod and 18-year-old Bryer Schmegelsky, said Royal Canadian Mounted Police Assistant Commissioner Jane MacLatchy....

  • United States July 24, 2019 8:36 pm

    Missing Men Now Suspects in Canada Murders

    Two young men thought missing are now suspects in the murders of an American woman and her Australian boyfriend as well as the death of another man in northern British Columbia, Canadian police said Tuesday. The Royal Mounted Police had said Monday they were searching for 19-year-old Kam McLeod and 18-year-old Bryer Schmegelsky, whose burning car had been discovered south...

  • Australia January 18, 2018 3:01 pm

    Drone Saves Two Swimmers Caught in Rip Current

    In what local authorities are calling a “world first,” a drone helped save two swimmers struggling to reach shore in Lennox Head, Australia on Jan. 18, 2018. Two teenagers were spotted struggling against rough waves when a drone was deployed to drop off a life raft.

  • Australia January 20, 2018 11:52 am

    Drone Drops Raft in Rough Surf, Rescues Teens in Australia

    Two teenagers struggling in rough surf off the coast of New South Wales, Australia, Thursday were able to swim to shore after a new rescue drone dropped a life raft from the sky. Officials deployed the Lifesaver drone after beachgoers noticed the pair was caught in 9-ft. swells, according to a statement from Westpac Little Ripper, which made the drone....

  • Shannon Ho December 31, 2017 6:15 am

    Seaplane Crashes Into Sydney River, Killing All 6 on Board

    A seaplane crashed into a river in Sydney on Sunday afternoon, killing all six people on board, officials said. The plane was carrying five passengers and a pilot when it crashed into the Hawkesbury River. Police divers recovered the bodies of all six victims a few hours later, New South Wales police said. The cause of the crash was not...

  • Australia June 2, 2017 1:15 pm

    Researchers Discover ‘Faceless Fish'

    Researchers in Australia caught a rare fish 13,000 feet below the surface of the water off the coast of New South Wales, Australia.

  • United States May 29, 2017 7:36 am

    ‘There's a Shark in Me Boat!': Great White Shark Leaps Into Australian Fisherman's Boat

    The water Terry Selwood was fishing Saturday was calm, until a great white shark jumped straight into his boat — leaving him stunned and bloodied, but otherwise okay, NBC News reported. The 73-year-old Australian saw a blur out of the corner of his eye as the 9-foot-long, 440-pound predator leaped into his boat, badly scraping his arm, off the New...

  • east coast April 24, 2017 8:06 am

    12-Year-Old Drives 800 Miles Across Australia Solo Before Being Stopped by Police

    Outback police have arrested a 12-year-old boy who was almost a third of his way toward driving solo across Australia. The unlicensed boy had driven more than 1,300 kilometers (800 miles) from his home in Kendall on the east coast when he was stopped by traffic police on Saturday on the Barrier Highway near the remote mining town of Broken...

  • author March 1, 2017 2:38 pm

    Tiny Filaments, Tubes Proposed as Earth's Earliest Fossils

    Tiny tubes and filaments in some Canadian rock appear to be the oldest known fossils, giving new support to some ideas about how life began, a new study says. The features are mineralized remains of what appear to be bacteria that lived some 3.77 billion to 4.28 billion years ago, the scientists said. That would surpass the 3.7 billion years...

  • Facebook January 6, 2016 1:39 pm

    WATCH: Australian Fisherman Nearly Impaled by Marlin

    An Australian fisherman was nearly impaled by a 200-pound marlin that leaped out of the water with its spear-like nose aiming right at him, ‘Today’ reported. Video recorded by an on board camera and posted on Facebook captured the moment when Conor Cogan and two anglers struggled to reel in the marlin while fishing in Port Stephens in New South...

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