A double-faced cow was found in North Queensland, Australia, where it sold for 270 Australian dollars in an auction.
Australia and Oceania
ILOILO CITY, February 6(PIA) — Employers from Australia and New Zealand prefer to hire Ilonggo workers, according to the City Public Employment Service Office (PESO) here. In a media interview, Ma. Elena Benitez, City PESO manager, said that the Australia New Zealand Association of Employment Providers of the Philippines, Inc. chooses to recruit Ilonggos because of their positive work attitude. “Ilonggo workers are dedicated to work and they really listen during trainings,” she said. She […]
Maria Sharapova grabbed the championship in the Australia Open after beating her opponent in Brisbane.
(Reuters) — The 37-year-old mother of most of the eight children found dead in a mass stabbing in Australia’s tropical northern city of Cairns was arrested on Saturday (December 20) for murder. Detective Inspector Bruno Asnicar said the woman is under police guard in hospital, where she was taken on Friday (December 19) with stab wounds. She has not yet been formally charged. “Ah look, at the moment as I said, she’s awake, she’s lucid and […]
Police in Sydney launch an investigation on Tuesday (Dec 16) after three people died, including the gunman and two hostages, when officers stormed a Sydney cafe to end the siege. Police will investigate whether the two hostages were killed by the gunman or died in the cross-fire, police said. “Because this is a critical incident investigation, we will have close liaison with the coroner and we will be working on behalf of the coroner to make sure this investigation […]
A man reported by local media to be a suspect involved in the Sydney cafe siege was caught on camera on Monday (December 15) by Australian TV channel Seven Network, Reuters reported. Police said they knew of one armed assailant involved in the incident at the Lindt chocolate cafe in the heart of Sydney’s financial district, but there could be more. Police locked down the center of the country’s biggest city on Monday after an armed man walked into […]
Hostages were being held inside a central Sydney cafe where a black flag with white Arabic writing could be seen in the window, local television showed on Monday (December 15), raising fears of an attack linked to Islamic militants. Australia, which is backing the United States and its escalating action against Islamic State in Syria and Iraq, is on high alert for attacks by radicalized Muslims or by home-grown fighters returning from fighting in the Middle East. Part of Martin Place, home to […]
(Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin plans to leave the G20 summit early, a member of his delegation said, after Western leaders blasted Moscow on Saturday for the crisis in Ukraine and threatened more sanctions. The Russian official told Reuters that Putin planned to skip a working session on Sunday at the two-day summit in Brisbane and bring forward his departure because he needed to attend meetings in Moscow. Russia denied it was involved in a recent escalation of military […]
(Reuters) — Health officials in Queensland on Thursday (October 9) said they are testing a 57-year-old nurse who recently returned from Sierra Leone for the Ebola virus. The nurse was a volunteer with the Red Cross in West Africa, treating patients with the deadly virus, Queensland’s Chief Health Officer Jeannette Young said. “She came back into the country, she was perfectly well at that time, she did not have any symptoms, she did not have a fever. So, it’s only since this morning that she’s […]
Australian fighter jets have made their first strike against Islamic State militants in Iraq where a US-led coalition is engaged in a fierce bombing campaign to weaken the group.
Hundreds of strange, spongy green balls washed up on a scenic beach in Australia.
Australian fighter jets have been authorized to participate in a US-led airstrike against Islamic State insurgents in Iraq.