Tag: Australia
Macedonia 12.04.19 | 19:27

Macedonians in Australia react to racist anti-Macedonian stickers in Sydney

The Macedonian community in NSW was deeply saddened to see stickers containing racist and provocative anti-Macedonian messages littered across parts of Liverpool in South-West Sydney this week. As the Australian Macedonian Council of New South Wales wrote on Facebook, the messages were allegedly promulgated...

Life 15.02.19 | 16:39

Northern Australia floods send muddy water across Great Barrier Reef

Plumes of polluted water from devastating floods and record-breaking rainfall in north-eastern Australia have spread to parts of the Great Barrier Reef, adding further stress to the beleaguered natural wonder, scientists said Friday. The freshwater flood plumes carrying debris, sediments, nutrients,...

World 14.02.19 | 11:34

Sex and blood in Australia’s Parliament

Australian police are investigating a brawl between a senator and a top aide that left blood on the walls of the Australian parliament. Police and parliamentary authorities are looking into a Tuesday (Feb 14) night altercation between 70-year-old Senator Brian Burston and a staffer for populist Senator...

World 01.02.19 | 15:54

January was Australia’s hottest month on record

Australia has just sweltered through its hottest month since records began, the country’s Bureau of Meteorology said Friday, while parts of the northern hemisphere experience record cold. Australia‘s scorching start to 2019 saw the mean temperature across the country exceed 30 degrees Celsius...

World 30.01.19 | 23:24

US freezes and Australia swelters

Temperatures in Australia have reached record highs this summer and people and animals are suffering. Western suburbs like Penrith are expected to end January with lows of 38°C and highs of 41°C and the overall average January temperatures are 3,3 degrees higher this year, Getaway writes. Many animals...

Life 18.01.19 | 15:12

Roads melt as heatwave escalates in Australia

Temperature records have already been broken but the worst of the heatwave sweeping across parts of Australia is yet to come. The Bureau of Meteorology warned Friday will mark the peak of the week-long heatwave – currently in its fifth day – for some of NSW’s most heavily populated...

Life 17.01.19 | 11:20

Australia’s blistering heat set records for December

Australia reported its hottest day on record for December and it was also the warmest December ever, during a heatwave that began last month and has continued into January, the country’s Bureau of Meteorology said on Thursday, Reuters reports. Every Australian state and territory was affected by the...

World 13.01.19 | 09:42

Australian navy seizes 3.1 tons of hashish in Arabian Sea

An Australian navy ship has seized over three tons of hashish worth about 155 million Australian dollars (112 million US dollars) during a boarding operation in the Arabian Sea, the Defence Department said Sunday. The frigate HMAS Ballarat discovered 3.1 tons of the illegal drug after boarding a fishing...

Life 09.01.19 | 15:55

Scott Morrison shoe Photoshop fail gives Australian prime minister two left feet

Australia’s prime minister laughed off a clumsy attempt by aides to Photoshop him wearing snazzier, and markedly cleaner, footwear on Wednesday, saying he was perfectly happy with his battered old kicks. A snap of Scott Morrison with his family – which featured as the banner heading on the...

World 03.01.19 | 10:27

Needles found in supermarket grapes in Australia

An Australian couple found two needles hidden inside grapes, sparking fears of a return of fruit sabotage following the strawberry scandal last year. Police are investigating after Shams Alsubaiy and her partner Mr Skender Hasa told 9News in Melbourne that Ms Alsubaiy had pricked herself whilst picking...

World 31.12.18 | 13:38

Australia rings in New Year early with first round of fireworks

New firework designs including from a schoolgirl have lit up Sydney Harbour with families across eastern Australia treated to early New Year’s Eve pyrotechnics. Hundreds of thousands of people lined Sydney Harbour to watch the 9pm show with South Australian schoolgirl Dhrithi’s blue and white...

World 28.12.18 | 15:32

Australia swelters in extreme weather as one town breaks heat record

Australians will be cranking up the pedestal fans, as extreme heatwave conditions sear across most of the country. Temperatures have soared above average across much of the continent, peaking at 49.1°C (120.38°F) in the town of Marble Bar in Western Australia, according to the Bureau of Meteorology...

Life 27.12.18 | 14:27

Australia heatwave to break Christmas weather records with temperatures up to 47C forecast

A heatwave will hit most of Australia this week that will push Christmas temperatures in some areas to as much as 12C above the December average before breaking monthly records later in the week. Victorian authorities have issued health alerts for parts of the state and fire warnings are in place for...

Health 24.12.18 | 09:59

Cancer-killing treatment approved in Australia

Cancer patients can look forward to a revolutionary new cancer therapy that promises to supercharge immune cells to hunt and destroy cancer cells, Daily Mail reported. The new drug, heralded as a new era in medicine, was approved last week for Australian patients with aggressive blood cancers. Up until...