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Olivia Newton-John talks 'Don't Stop Believin'' memoir, 'Grease' Special

Veteran singer, actress, activist and entertainment icon Olivia Newton-John chatted with Digital Journal about her new book, "Don't Stop Believin'," as well as the 40th anniversary of "Grease" and receiving a Companion of the Order of Australia award.

Op-Ed: CIA says Huawei gets funding from China's state security agencies

The UK newspaper, The Times citing a UK source says that the US Central Intelligence Agency told UK intelligence services Huawei gets funds from the People's Liberation Army, China's National Security Commission and a 3rd intelligence branch.

Father and son drown saving tourist at popular Australia spot

Melbourne - A father and son lifesaving team drowned while trying to save a tourist swept out to sea near one of Australia's most famous sights off the south coast, officials said Monday.

Second man dies after shooting outside Australian nightclub

Melbourne - A second victim of a drive-by shooting outside a popular nightclub in Melbourne has died, as police look at the possible involvement of motorbike or crime groups in the attack, media report.

Australian father rescues toddler from dingo's jaws

Sydney - A father rescued his son from a dingo's jaws after the infant was dragged from a campervan at an Australian tourist island, authorities said Friday, in the third such attack this year.

Productivity rises in tech firm that gives workers Wednesdays off

A digital technology firm based in Australia has reported gains in productivity one year after allowing its staff to work a four-day week. Each Wednesday the company shuts its doors, saying workers gain a better quality of life.

Australia grandmother in emotional reunion with IS fighter's orphans

Sydney - An Australian grandmother to children of a notorious Islamic State group fighter has tracked down the orphans in a Syrian refugee camp in an emotional reunion she hopes will lead to their return home.

Assange's father calls on Australia to bring him home

Sydney - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's father on Sunday called on Australia to bring his son home, saying he was shocked to see his son's condition after his arrest in London last week.

One dead after Australia shooting outside nightclub

Melbourne - A security guard is dead and another man is fighting for his life after a drive-by shooting outside a popular Melbourne nightclub, police said Sunday, amid a spate of gun violence in Australia's second-largest city.

Champion Australia mare Winx wins final race for 33 on the trot

Sydney - Champion Australian mare Winx bid farewell Saturday by winning her 33rd race in a row, ending her glittering career on a high with an amazing four-year unbeaten streak.

Tens of thousands march in Australia for higher wages

Melbourne - Tens of thousands marched for better work conditions and higher wages in Australia Wednesday, bringing the city of Melbourne to a standstill, ahead of national elections in May.

Op-Ed: World first Google drone delivery approved in Australia

Canberra - After trials, Australia’s air safety authority CASA has approved a commercial drone delivery service in suburbs of Canberra, Australia’s capital. The regulator has given the OK for expanded commercial trials with local business partnerships.

Google drone deliveries cleared for take-off in Australia

Canberra - A Google-linked firm will start delivering takeaways and other small items to Canberra residents after the company received approval from aviation watchdogs in Australia on Tuesday.

Australia casino giant Crown mulling $7.1 bn takeover by Wynn

Sydney - Australian gambling giant Crown Resorts on Tuesday confirmed a takeover offer from US gaming group Wynn Resorts, estimated to be worth more than US$7 billion, sending the firm's shares surging by a quarter.

Adam Lambert and Queen set to tour Australia in 2020

Grammy-nominated pop star Adam Lambert and the classic rock group Queen will be touring Australia in 2020, as part of the "Rhapsody" tour.

French spy turned engineer behind Sydney Opera House magic dies

Sydney - A former French spy hailed as a genius for an engineering feat that made building the Sydney Opera House possible has died aged 97, officials said Monday.

Beijing targeted writers over Australia secret inquiry: report

Sydney - Beijing agents pressured two Chinese-Australian authors to provide information about a secret Canberra inquiry into Chinese meddling in domestic politics, local media reported Monday.

Op-Ed: Chinese overseas investment repositioning rapidly — What next?

Sydney - Chinese investment around the world seems to be undergoing a major repositioning exercise. Investment in Australia, Canada, and the United States, in particular, may relate to capital handling and the famous Belt and Road initiative.

Australia ramps up measles warnings as cases jump

Sydney - Australia on Monday launched a major education campaign to encourage its residents, particularly those travelling overseas, to get vaccinated against measles as a sudden spike in cases amid a global resurgence causes alarm.

Dutchman ends 'world's longest electric car trip' in Australia

Sydney - A Dutchman completed an epic 95,000 kilometre (59,000 mile) journey by electric car in Sydney Sunday in a bid to prove the viability of such vehicles in tackling climate change.
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