• Sheep Feb 25

    78 Pounds of Fleece! Rescued Sheep Gets Much-Needed Haircut

    A wild sheep in Australia has yielded 78 pounds of fleece after being rescued north of Melbourne.

  • Australian Open Feb 12

    No Crowds, But Australian Open Will Continue During Lockdown

    The Australian Open will be allowed to continue but without crowds after the Victoria state government imposed a five-day lockdown starting Saturday in response to a COVID-19 outbreak at a quarantine hotel

  • New York Oct 27, 2019

    Prince's Anticipated, Posthumous Memoir Is Ready For Fans

    Panic, joy, shock: Dan Piepenbring felt them all when Prince plucked him to collaborate on his first memoir, followed by more shock and profound sadness at news of the superstar’s death while the book was in its early stages. Though the project was thrown into chaos when Prince died on April 21, 2016, of an accidental drug overdose, his estate...

  • Las Vegas Oct 18, 2019

    The 2019 Neiman Marcus Christmas Book Is Here

    It’s an annual tradition — a sure sign of fall that occurs every October. Luxury Dallas-based retailer Neiman Marcus unveiled its annual Christmas Book Thursday.

  • Supreme Court Mar 29, 2019

    Australian Man Loses Bullying-by-Farting Court Case

    An Australian appeals court on Friday dismissed a bullying case brought by an engineer who accused his former supervisor of repeatedly breaking wind toward him. The Victoria state Court of Appeal upheld a Supreme Court judge’s ruling that even if engineer David Hingst’s allegations were true, flatulence did not necessarily constitute bullying. Hingst said he would take his case to...

  • JUDGE Mar 13, 2019

    Cardinal Pell Sent to Prison For Abusing 2 Boys in Australia

    The most senior Catholic convicted of child sex abuse was sentenced Wednesday to six years in prison for molesting two choirboys in an Australian cathedral in a crime the judge said showed “staggering arrogance.” Cardinal George Pell must serve a minimum of 3 years and 8 months before he is eligible for parole, according to the judge’s order. The five...

  • social media Mar 11, 2019

    Qantas Airways CEO Alan Joyce Invites 10-Year-Old Who Started His Own ‘Airline' to Meet Him

    One CEO is helping this little boy get his wings. When Alex Jacquot, a 10-year-old boy, wrote to Qantas Airways CEO Alan Joyce for advice on operating his “airline,” Oceania Express, the more experienced CEO didn’t hesitate to respond. Joyce gave Jacquot advice on managing an airline, answered questions about a particularly tricky flight route and invited the young CEO...

  • JUDGE Mar 1, 2019

    Dozens of Journalists Accused of Breaching Gag Order on Pell

    An Australian state prosecutor has sent letters threatening to charge media organizations and dozens of journalists with breaching a gag order that banned reporting of Cardinal George Pell’s convictions on charges of sexually molesting two choirboys, lawyers said Thursday. Reporting in any format accessible from Australia of details of the former Vatican economy chief’s convictions in a Melbourne court in...

  • Catholic Church Feb 27, 2019

    Australian Cardinal Pell, Most Senior Catholic Charged With Child Sex, to Spend His First Night in Prison

    The most senior Catholic cleric ever convicted of child sex abuse was sent to prison on Wednesday and will wait two weeks to learn his sentence for molesting two choirboys in a Melbourne cathedral two decades ago. Victorian state County Court Chief Judge Peter Kidd revoked Cardinal George Pell’s bail at the end of a sentencing hearing in a packed,...

  • United States Feb 8, 2019

    6 People Arrested After Largest US-Australian Meth Seizure

    Australian police arrested six people after what authorities said Friday was the largest single seizure of methamphetamine in the United States and the biggest drug haul bound for Australia. U.S. Customs and Border Protection said 1,728 kilograms (3,800 pounds) of the drug were seized mid-January at the Los Angeles-Long Beach port complex along with smaller amounts of cocaine and heroin....

  • Italy Jan 9, 2019

    Australia Police Examining Suspicious Packages Left at Consulates

    Several foreign diplomatic missions were evacuated in the Australian cities of Melbourne and Canberra on Wednesday after they received packages containing suspicious substances. Police, fire crews and ambulances were seen at a number of foreign consulates in Melbourne, including those of India, Germany, Italy, Spain and South Korea. Officials at the U.S. and Swiss missions in the city said they...

  • lawyer Dec 22, 2018

    Activists Demand Thailand Release Refugee Soccer Player

    Human rights groups along with current and former soccer players on Saturday called on FIFA and the Australian government to intervene to stop a Melbourne-based refugee and semi-professional soccer player being extradited from Thailand to Bahrain. Hakeem al-Araibi, a 25-year-old former representative of Bahrain’s national team, was granted refugee status in Australia last year after fleeing his homeland, where he...

  • New York Nov 14, 2018

    The 2018 Neiman Marcus Christmas Book Is Here

    A sure sign of fall, luxury retailer Neiman Marcus unveiled its annual Christmas Book on Thursday.

  • Australia Nov 9, 2018

    1 Dead, 2 Hurt in Australia Stabbing; Police Say Link to Terrorism

    A knife-wielding man stabbed three people, one fatally, in Australia’s second-largest city on Friday in an attack police linked to terrorism. The attack during the afternoon rush hour brought central Melbourne to a standstill. Hundreds of people watched from behind barricades as police tried to apprehend the attacker. Police said the man got out of a pickup truck, which then...

  • chief executive Nov 6, 2018

    Man Dies in 3rd Shark Attack Off Australia Island in 7 Weeks

    A shark killed a man in an island harbor on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef where two tourists were mauled on consecutive days in September in a spate of attacks that has left authorities struggling to explain an apparent escalation in danger in an internationally renowned vacation destination. The 33-year-old victim, Daniel Christidis, was among 10 friends who set out from...

  • Florida Sep 20, 2018

    Central Florida Airport Lockdown Lifted After Breach of Security

    Orlando-Melbourne International Airport spokeswoman Lori Booker tells news outlets a student pilot boarded a passenger plane in the maintenance facility early Thursday, causing the lockdown.

  • Twitter Sep 12, 2018

    Newspaper Reprints Controversial Cartoon of Serena Williams

    A cartoon of Serena Williams that has been widely condemned as a racist depiction of the tennis great has been partially reprinted on the front page of the Melbourne-based newspaper that initially published it. The Herald Sun newspaper printed an edited portion of the cartoon — featuring 23-time Grand Slam winner Williams jumping on a broken racket during her dispute...

  • director Aug 13, 2018

    'Crazy Rich Asians' Spurs Conversation Over Representation

    Based on the best-selling first book in the trilogy by Kevin Kwan, “Crazy Rich Asians” is making it clear that “representation” can look very different depending on where you’re standing.

  • North Carolina Jun 1, 2018

    Pyles' June Tunes

    Our mayor of local music is back with some of the best shows in June from Janelle Monae to Sunflower Bean to Iceage to the final Vans Warped Tour.

  • Florida May 7, 2018

    Florida Woman's Gruesome Roach-in-Ear Tale Goes Viral

    Those screams you hear? They’re the collective sounds of primal anguish after reading a Florida woman’s account of waking up with a palmetto bug in her ear. (That’s the polite name for a flying cockroach, for those of you not acquainted with the reviled Sunshine State insects.) Katie Holley’s gruesome experience happened in the early morning hours of April 14....

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