- Golf: Jet-lagged New Zealander felt drunk like a fox at WGC-Mexico
New Zealander Ryan Fox said he felt almost drunk late in the opening round at the WGC-Mexico Championship on Thursday, after flying across the Pacific Ocean at the last minute to play in the $10.25 million event.
Reuters. Thu, 21 Feb 2019 23:31:42 -0500.
- Melbourne rampage killer sentenced to life in prison
Bourke Street killer James Gargasoulas has been jailed for life for what a Victorian judge called "one of the worst examples of mass murder in Australian history", but will be eligible for parole in 46 years.A packed Victorian ...
New Zealand Herald. Fri, 22 Feb 2019 15:58:49 +1200.
- Australia seeks clarification on China coal import 'block'
Canberra is seeking "urgent" clarification about reports that a key Chinese port has blocked imports.
BBC News. Fri, 22 Feb 2019 03:16:45 GMT.
- Australia plays down reports of Chinese coal ban
SYDNEY (AFP) - Canberra played down on Friday (Feb 22) reports a major Chinese port had banned coal imports from Australia, amid fears worsening diplomatic tensions were damaging the nations' crucial trading relationship.
Straits Times. Fri, 22 Feb 2019 10:55:37 +0800.
- Australian who drove into crowd, killed 6, sentenced to life
A man who drove a stolen car into lunchtime crowds in downtown Melbourne and killed six people was sentenced to life imprisonment in what the judge described as "one of the worst examples of mass murder in Australian history."
Fox News. Fri, 22 Feb 2019 02:14:41 GMT.
- Australia parents detail the scariest things they've heard their kids say
Taking to a parenting Facebook group, spooked Australian parents shared the 'scariest' things their children had said over the years - from mentioning ghosts to chatting to themselves at 3am.
Daily Mail. Fri, 22 Feb 2019 00:55:17 GMT.
- NetComm Wireless backs selling itself to Casa Systems for AU$161 million
American company to offer a 53 percent premium to turn Australian company into a subsidiary.
ZDNet. Thu, 21 Feb 2019 23:29:22 +0000.
- Critics' Choice: Informer, Australia in Colour, New Amsterdam and more
Critics' Choice: Informer, Australia in Colour, New Amsterdam, Selling Houses Australia
Bridget Mcmanus. Sydney Morning Herald. Fri, 22 Feb 2019 09:10:36 +1100.
- Getting to the bottom of fairy circles
Fairy circles are round gaps in arid grassland that are distributed very uniformly over the landscape and only occur along the Namib Desert in southern Africa and in parts of Australia. ...
Science Daily. Thu, 21 Feb 2019 12:29:54 EST.
- Saudi sisters stuck in Hong Kong months after fleeing kingdom
The two sisters using the aliases Reem and Rawan say Saudi officials kept them from traveling to Australia.
Al Jazeera. Thu, 21 Feb 2019 16:57:31 GMT.
- Julie Bishop Quits Australian Politics, Adding to Exodus of Conservative Women
Ms. Bishop, the former foreign minister, said she would not run in the next election. Last year she lost a party leadership vote that would have made her prime minister.
Jamie Tarabay. New York Times. Thu, 21 Feb 2019 13:04:20 GMT.
- Exclusive: China's Dalian port bans Australian coal imports, sets 2019 quota - source
Customs at China's northern port of Dalian has banned imports of Australian coal and will cap overall coal imports from all sources to the end of 2019 at 12 million tonnes, an official at Dalian Port Group told Reuters on Thursday. ...
Yahoo. Thu, 21 Feb 2019 06:50:17 -0500.
- Julie Bishop: Ex-contender for Australian PM to leave politics
Julie Bishop has been the highest-ranking woman to serve in the two-term government.
BBC News. Thu, 21 Feb 2019 06:31:55 GMT.
- Francesca Zambello On Directing Opera Australia's West Side Story
Famed opera and theater director Francesca Zambello talks about the challenges of putting on a new production of the beloved musical against the backdrop of one of the world's most famous harbors.
By Laura Parker, Contributor. Forbes. Wed, 20 Feb 2019 16:02:00 -0500.
- Bramble Cay melomys: Rodent declared first mammal made extinct by human-made climate change
Australia's rates of animal extinction among highest in world
Harry Cockburn. The Independent. Wed, 20 Feb 2019 10:52:00 +0000.