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Op-Ed: Looks like Adani's Carmichael Mine will become a 'white elephant'

In the latest report from the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA), Adani Mining's Carmichael coal mine looks more and more likely to end up being a "white elephant" due to its shaky financial situation.

Bangladeshi girl with three legs 'walks, runs' after Australia surgery

Sydney - A toddler born with three legs -- because body parts of a twin had grown inside her -- was returning home to Bangladesh Friday after complex and rare surgery in Australia enabled her to walk and run, her doctor said.

Bangladeshi girl with three legs 'walks, runs' after Australia surgery

Sydney - A toddler born with three legs -- because body parts of a twin had grown inside her -- was returning home to Bangladesh Friday after complex and rare surgery in Australia enabled her to walk and run, her doctor said.

Bangladeshi girl with three legs 'walks, runs' after Australia surgery

Sydney - A toddler born with three legs -- because body parts of a twin had grown inside her -- was returning home to Bangladesh Friday after complex and rare surgery in Australia enabled her to walk and run, her doctor said.

Vinegar offers hope in Barrier Reef starfish battle

Sydney - Coral-munching crown-of-thorns starfish can be safely killed by common household vinegar, scientists revealed Thursday in a discovery that offers hope for Australia's struggling Great Barrier Reef.

More Antarctic protections urged on World Penguin Day

Sydney - The world needs to do more to protect the Antarctic wilderness and its wildlife, scientists warned Tuesday, as they marked World Penguin Day.

Large crowds as Australia and New Zealand mark Anzac Day

Sydney - Thousands of Australians and New Zealanders, many braving heavy rain, turned out Tuesday to mark the Gallipoli landing and to pay tribute to soldiers in current conflict zones in moving ceremonies.

Man lucky to escape croc clutches in Australia

Sydney - A man who accidently snorkeled headfirst into a crocodile in northern Australia escaped with minor injuries as wildlife officers Monday worked to track down the reptile.The croc, measuring up to two metres (6.

Man lucky to escape croc clutches in Australia

Sydney - A man who accidently snorkeled headfirst into a crocodile in northern Australia escaped with minor injuries as wildlife officers Monday worked to track down the reptile.The croc, measuring up to two metres (6.

Man lucky to escape croc clutches in Australia

Sydney - A man who accidently snorkeled headfirst into a crocodile in northern Australia escaped with minor injuries as wildlife officers Monday worked to track down the reptile.The croc, measuring up to two metres (6.

Australia police stop driver, 12, on epic car journey

Sydney - A 12-year-old boy trying to drive from coast-to-coast through the vast Australian outback was stopped by traffic police more than a thousand kilometres into the epic road trip, authorities said Sunday.

Australia police stop driver, 12, on epic car journey

Sydney - A 12-year-old boy trying to drive from coast-to-coast through the vast Australian outback was stopped by traffic police more than a thousand kilometres into the epic road trip, authorities said Sunday.

Australia police stop driver, 12, on epic car journey

Sydney - A 12-year-old boy trying to drive from coast-to-coast through the vast Australian outback was stopped by traffic police more than a thousand kilometres into the epic road trip, authorities said Sunday.

Australia, New Zealand hit back at North Korea threat

Sydney - Australia and New Zealand stiffened their rhetoric against North Korea Sunday after the isolated state threatened Canberra with a nuclear strike, urging it to think twice before "blindly and zealously toeing the US line".

Australia, New Zealand kick off global science rallies

Sydney - Thousands of people rallied in Australia and New Zealand Saturday in support of science, the first of more than 500 marches globally triggered by concern over the rise of "alternative facts".

US to honour 'dumb' refugee deal with Australia: Pence

Sydney - The US will honour a controversial agreement with Australia to take refugees from Pacific island detention centres, Vice President Mike Pence said Saturday -- a deal Donald Trump had previously branded "dumb".

Bugs for dinner? New Aussie food trend has legs (and wings)

Sydney - With a twist of lime and a dash of salt Sydney chef Nowshad Alam Rasel flavours a hot pan full of crickets, tossing them over a flaming stove.

Bugs for dinner? New Aussie food trend has legs (and wings)

Sydney - With a twist of lime and a dash of salt Sydney chef Nowshad Alam Rasel flavours a hot pan full of crickets, tossing them over a flaming stove.

Bugs for dinner? New Aussie food trend has legs (and wings)

Sydney - With a twist of lime and a dash of salt Sydney chef Nowshad Alam Rasel flavours a hot pan full of crickets, tossing them over a flaming stove.

'Australia first' foreign visa changes spark cheers, fears

Sydney - Australia's controversial decision to scrap a visa programme for temporary foreign workers got a mixed response Wednesday, with critics slamming it as spin over substance and pandering to anti-immigration rhetoric.

Family see shark kill teenage daughter off Australia

Sydney - A 17-year-old girl has died after being mauled by a shark in full view of her parents on Australia's southwest coast, authorities said Tuesday.

PNG to investigate 'drunk rampage' at Australia refugee camp

Sydney - Drunk soldiers "went on a rampage" and fired shots in the air at an Australian asylum-seeker camp in Papua New Guinea, police said Sunday, in the latest violence to rock the scandal-hit facility.

PNG to investigate 'drunk rampage' at Australia refugee camp

Sydney - Drunk soldiers "went on a rampage" and fired shots in the air at an Australian asylum-seeker camp in Papua New Guinea, police said Sunday, in the latest violence to rock the scandal-hit facility.

PNG to investigate 'drunk rampage' at Australia refugee camp

Sydney - Drunk soldiers "went on a rampage" and fired shots in the air at an Australian asylum-seeker camp in Papua New Guinea, police said Sunday, in the latest violence to rock the scandal-hit facility.

Saudi woman's fear: 'They will kill me'

Dibai - Activists feared Friday for the safety of a young Saudi woman they say was returned to the kingdom against her will, in a case highlighting tight restrictions on women.

Platypuses decapitated in 'despicable' Australia killings

Sydney - Two platypuses have been found decapitated in Australia, with wildlife officials Tuesday saying they were deliberately killed in "despicable" acts of cruelty.

Australia, New Zealand warn of Gallipoli terror threat

Sydney - Australia and New Zealand Thursday warned terrorists could target Anzac Day commemorations on the Gallipoli peninsula in Turkey this month, and urged travellers to avoid Ankara and Istanbul.

New York's Eleven Madison Park named world's best restaurant

New York - The contemporary New York restaurant Eleven Madison Park was crowned 2017's winner of the annual World's 50 Best Restaurants list, only the second US establishment to win the influential if controversial award.

Record crystal meth bust in Australia

Sydney - Australia has made its largest ever bust of crystal methamphetamine, with police Wednesday estimating the haul hidden among planks of wood from China had a street value of nearly Aus$900 million (US$680 million).

Record crystal meth bust in Australia

Sydney - Australia has made its largest ever bust of crystal methamphetamine, with police Wednesday estimating the haul hidden among planks of wood from China had a street value of nearly Aus$900 million (US$680 million).
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