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Pope aide interviewed by Australia police over abuse claims

Sydney - Vatican finance chief George Pell has been interviewed by Australian police in Rome over sexual assault claims, authorities said Wednesday, but no charges have yet been laid.

Kids' 'miracle' survival as Australia probes theme park deaths

Gold Coast - Two children had a "miracle" escape when a raft flipped at an Australian theme park killing four adults, police said on Wednesday, as claims emerged that safety concerns had been raised at Dreamworld last year.

Four dead after Australia theme park disaster

Gold Coast - Two women and two men were killed at a theme park on Australia's popular Gold Coast Tuesday, police said, with witnesses describing how "everyone was screaming" after a raft apparently flipped on a water ride.

Justin Bieber leaves stage when English fans won't stop screaming

Canadian pop star Justin Bieber loves his fans and they love him but sometimes love can get a little...loud? That was the case Saturday when the Biebs abadoned his Beliebers at a concert in England.

Karl Rove tells Fox News that Donald Trump has lost election

Republican heavyweight Karl Rove made an appearance on 'Fox News Sunday' and told the show that Donald Trump is done. Rove said Democrat Hillary Clinton now has a clear path to the White House and will win the presidency.

Milk from Tasmanian devils helps fight superbugs

It seems one of the strange science stories of the week, but Australian scientists have discovered that the milk from Tasmanian Devils has antimicrobial properties, including activity against antibiotic resistant organisms.

Actor Ricky Gervais says Trump candidacy a joke gone bad

Actor and writer, and 'Golden Globe Awards' host Ricky Gervais commented on Donald Trump this week and his remarks suggest the funnyman finds the Donald a less than credible politician. Gervais doesn't think Trump's candidacy began seriously.

Fossils of new dinosaur have been found in outback of Australia

A species of dinosaur has been found in the outback of Australia, a giant creature that lived almost a hundred million years ago. It's already been given a name, one derived from the couple who discovered it and the land it was found upon.

62-year-old Spanish woman gives birth to her third child

A 62-year-old woman in Northern Spain has given birth to her third child and is encouraging other older women with a desire to give birth to go ahead and do it. She gave birth to the baby girl last week.

Op-Ed: Three major gaffes highlight Donald Trump's final debate

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton went toe-to-toe in a third and final presidential debate Wednesday evening in Las Vegas. A prolonged drop in the polls had the Donald needing a clear victory to keep any hopes alive of winning the presidency.

Op-Ed: Obama to Donald Trump: Stop whining of rigged election and work

When trying to achieve a goal we often turn to someone who has been there, done that for advice. Donald Trump hasn't sought advice from former U.S. presidents but the current one is giving him some anyhow. Barack Obama's advice? Stop whining!

Australia refugee camp 'amounts to torture': Amnesty

Sydney - Australia's detention of asylum-seekers on a remote Pacific island "amounts to torture" under international law, Amnesty International said Monday in a report that alleged widespread abuse and an "epidemic of self-harm".

Rare orca sighting in Hawaii caught on video by fisherman

The power of dreams may be a lesson learned in the story of a fisherman in Hawaii who caught two orcas on video while out with his daughters last week. He wasn't expecting to see such a majestic sight but he got one — and a great video to commemorate i

Crown shares plunge after China detains high-roller chief

Sydney - Shares in billionaire James Packer's Crown Resorts plunged on Monday after 18 sales and marketing staff were detained in China, including an executive in charge of luring high-rollers to Australia.The gaming company's stock fell 13.

Russia holds key to Antarctic marine sanctuaries

Sydney - Talks opened in Australia on Monday to create two vast marine sanctuaries aimed at protecting the pristine wilderness of Antarctica with Russia and China key to whether they succeed.

What can we learn from the way elephants walk?

African elephants walk on their tip toes, putting weight onto their front toes. Biologists have been studying these walking patterns to see if the movement can make the environment for captive elephants better.

Wurdi Youang may be world's oldest astronomical observatory

Researchers are investigating an ancient and historic aboriginal site in Australia that could very well be the world's oldest astronomical observatory, even pre-dating Stonehenge and the Great Pyramids of Giza.

Australia's Crown Resorts staff 'detained' in China

Sydney - Up to 18 employees of Australian billionaire James Packer's Crown Resorts are believed to have been detained in China, reports said Saturday.

Two Poles charged after huge Australia drugs haul

Sydney - Two Polish nationals have been charged after Australian police seized more than 1.2 tonnes of ecstasy in the country's biggest drugs haul of the year, officials said Saturday.

Reprieve for Australian sub-Antarctic island station

Sydney - Australia's permanent sub-Antarctic research base at World Heritage-listed Macquarie Island has won a reprieve from closure and will instead get a multi-million dollar revamp, the government said Friday, in a boost for science.
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