Australia: News

29 May 2024


Globetrotting adventures: Around-the-world mysteries

Reading mysteries from around the world is not just exciting; it's a unique way to explore different cultures and places without leaving your home.

28 May 2024


Rare Wu-Tang Clan's album to finally grace public ears!

The Museum of Old and New Art (Mona) in Hobart, Tasmania, is set to publicly debut the "only" physical copy of Wu-Tang Clan's album Once Upon a Time in Shaolin.

26 May 2024

Papua New Guinea

Over 670 feared dead in Papua New Guinea landslide 

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) has increased its estimate of the death toll from a devastating landslide in Papua New Guinea (PNG) to over 670.

24 May 2024


8 killed, 1 injured in knife attack in central China

A knife attack in central China has resulted in eight fatalities and one injury, as reported by state media on Friday.

16 May 2024


AstraZeneca COVID vaccine linked to another rare blood clotting disorder

A new research has linked AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine to an increased risk of a rare but fatal blood clotting disorder known as Vaccine-Induced Immune Thrombocytopenia and Thrombosis (VITT).

14 May 2024


Phoebe Dynevor of 'Bridgerton' fame might lead Sony's shark thriller

Phoebe Dynevor, known for her role as Daphne Bridgerton in the popular Netflix series Bridgerton, is reportedly in talks to star in an upcoming shark thriller from Sony Pictures.

13 May 2024

Elon Musk

Australian court ends injunction on X over Sydney stabbing posts

The Australian Federal Court has decided not to extend an injunction against Elon Musk's social media platform, X.

09 May 2024


How Australia's new student visa rule change affects Indians

Australia has revised its student visa rules, making it more challenging for international students to gain entry.

09 May 2024

Olivia Rodrigo

Olivia Rodrigo expands 'Guts' world tour to Asia, Australia

Pop music sensation Olivia Rodrigo has announced an extension of her Guts world tour to include Asia and Australia.

08 May 2024


Sydney council removes same-sex parenting books from libraries

The Cumberland City Council in Western Sydney, Australia has voted to remove books discussing same-sex parenting from local libraries.

08 May 2024


Hop on a culinary journey to Melbourne

Melbourne, a vibrant city in Australia, is renowned for its diverse food scene.

05 May 2024


Australia: Queensland MP claims she was drugged, sexually assaulted

Brittany Lauga, a Labor MP from Queensland, Australia, has alleged that she was drugged and sexually assaulted last weekend in the town of Yeppoon in central Queensland.

03 May 2024

Climate Change

Australian universities become grounds for pro-Palestine demonstrations

In recent weeks, major Australian universities have become the epicenter of pro-Palestinian demonstrations.

02 May 2024


Head over to Sydney's natural weekend escapes

Sydney, a bustling metropolis renowned for its iconic landmarks and vibrant city life, also serves as a gateway to tranquil nature retreats.

30 Apr 2024


Here's how much you should sit, stand, walk, sleep daily

A recent study by Australia's Swinburne University of Technology has shed new light on the ideal balance between rest and physical activity for peak health.

26 Apr 2024

TV News

Australian actor absconds; detained after manhunt

Orpheus Pledger, a renowned Australian actor known for his role in the soap opera Home and Away, was recently detained by law enforcement following a public search.

24 Apr 2024


Australia: 7 teen extremists linked to Sydney church stabbing held 

Seven teenagers aged between 15 and 17 were detained on Wednesday by Australian law enforcement on suspicion of adhering to a violent extremist ideology.

23 Apr 2024

Elon Musk

Elon Musk described as 'arrogant billionaire' by Australian PM

An Australian federal court has granted a two-day injunction to the country's eSafety commissioner, ordering Elon Musk's X, to hide posts related to a recent stabbing incident in Sydney.

21 Apr 2024


Uber bans woman named 'Swastika' due to her name

Uber, the globally recognized ride-hailing and food delivery platform, recently faced controversy for banning an Australian user named Swastika Chandra.

20 Apr 2024


X to contest Australian regulatory order to remove stabbing-related posts

X has announced its intention to legally challenge an order issued by an Australian regulatory body.

19 Apr 2024


Sydney: Teenager charged with terrorism in church stabbing

A 16-year-old boy, who was arrested last week, for his alleged involvement in the knife attack at a church in Sydney, Australia has been charged with terrorism.

19 Apr 2024

Travel And Tourism

Witness the magical penguin parade on Phillip Island, Australia

Phillip Island, located in Victoria, Australia, is renowned for the Penguin Parade, a unique wildlife spectacle that draws visitors globally.

17 Apr 2024


Amazon Music introduces AI-driven playlist feature, Maestro

Amazon Music has launched an innovative AI-driven playlist feature called Maestro.

16 Apr 2024

New South Wales

Sydney church stabbing 'religiously motivated terror attack', says police

The knife attack at a church in Sydney, was a "religiously motivated terror attack," police in Australia said on Tuesday.

15 Apr 2024


Sydney church stabbing: Several injured, 2nd incident in 3 days 

In a disturbing sequence of events, a church in the Walkley suburb of Sydney, Australia became the scene of a stabbing incident, leaving several people injured on Monday.

15 Apr 2024


Sydney knife attack: Who are 6 victims of mass stabbing

Following the tragic mass stabbing at the Westfield shopping center in Sydney's Bondi Junction, Australia on Saturday, the identities of the six victims have been revealed.

14 Apr 2024


Sydney mall knife attacker had mental health issues, say police 

The Australian Police have identified the assailant who stabbed six people to death at the Westfield Shopping Centre in Sydney before being shot dead by a police officer on Saturday.

13 Apr 2024


6 killed, several injured after knife attack in Sydney mall 

At least six people have been killed and several others injured after a man used a knife to attack people at the Westfield Bondi Junction retail complex in Sydney on Saturday.

10 Apr 2024

Travel And Tourism

Head over to Melbourne's Ocean Road escapes

Embark on a weekend escape along the Great Ocean Road, starting from Melbourne, and experience the untamed beauty of Australia's coastline.

09 Apr 2024

New Zealand

Ola Cabs ceases operations in UK, Australia, and New Zealand

In a strategic move to refocus on its domestic market, India's leading ride-hailing company, Ola Cabs, has announced the discontinuation of its services in the UK, Australia, and New Zealand.

08 Apr 2024


Spotify now lets you build AI playlists with text prompts

Spotify, the globally recognized music streaming platform, has announced a new feature that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to generate personalized playlists.

05 Apr 2024


Spotify appoints Christian Luiga as its new CFO

Spotify has announced the appointment of Christian Luiga as its new chief financial officer.

04 Apr 2024

Travel And Tourism

A guide to Melbourne's laneway art adventure

Melbourne is renowned for its dynamic street art, with lanes that present a dazzling array of colors and expressions.

02 Apr 2024

New Zealand

Try this eggless pavlova recipe for a 'sweet' day

Pavlova, a meringue-based delight, is named after the Russian ballerina Anna Pavlova.

02 Apr 2024


Add Tasmania, Australia's natural wonders to your itinerary

Tasmania, an island state of Australia, offers a serene retreat into nature coupled with the excitement of up-close wildlife encounters.

01 Apr 2024

Travel And Tourism

Fun things to do along Australia's Great Ocean Road

The Great Ocean Road, spanning over 240 kilometers along the southeastern coast of Australia, connects Victoria's surf towns and lush rainforests with iconic landmarks such as the Twelve Apostles.

27 Mar 2024

Travel And Tourism

Plunge into Cairns, Australia's aquatic adventures

Cairns, located in Australia, serves as the primary entry point to the majestic Great Barrier Reef.

22 Mar 2024

Travel And Tourism

Witness Melbourne's coastal and wildlife wonders

Melbourne isn't just a hub of culture; it's also a gateway to peaceful coastal retreats and encounters with Australia's unique wildlife.

18 Mar 2024


Uber pays $178M to settle conflict with Australian taxi drivers

Uber has agreed to a pay $178 million to resolve a long-standing disagreement with taxi and private hire car drivers in Australia.

11 Mar 2024


China considers making bosses pay employees for 'invisible overtime' 

China is considering providing legal protection for workers who are required to stay online even after their work hours.

11 Mar 2024


Hyderabad woman found murdered in Australia, husband flees to India

A woman from Telangana's Hyderabad was reportedly found murdered in Australia on Saturday. Her body was discovered in a wheelie bin on the side of a road in Buckley.

09 Mar 2024


11-year-old dies while attempting TikTok trend 'chroming': What is it?

In a heartbreaking incident, an 11-year-old boy named Tommie-Lee Gracie Billington passed away in the United Kingdom (UK) while attempting a dangerous TikTok challenge at a friend's house.

04 Mar 2024


Why Australia has the best marine biology universities

Australia, encircled by the Indian and Pacific oceans, is a prime spot for marine biology studies.

01 Mar 2024


Meta to stop paying news publishers on Facebook: Here's why

Meta has revealed plans to phase out the Facebook News tab in the US and Australia by April 2024.

23 Feb 2024

TV News

TV presenter Jesse Baird and partner get killed; policeman charged

A 28-year-old police officer, Constable Beau Lamarre-Condon, has been charged with two counts of murder related to the disappearance of Australian TV personality Jesse Baird and his partner, Luke Davies.

16 Feb 2024


Australia: 28-year-old Indian woman dies in Queensland floods

A 28-year-old Indian-origin woman has been killed in the floods in Queensland, Australia.

15 Feb 2024


'Walkabout' to 'Lion': Best Australian movies

G'day movie enthusiasts! Get ready to embark on a cinematic journey down under with some of the best Australian movies.

09 Feb 2024

Leonardo DiCaprio

Leonardo DiCaprio advocates saving endangered swift parrot; shares statement

Hollywood star and environmental advocate Leonardo DiCaprio has called on Australia to stop logging native forests to save the critically endangered swift parrot.

08 Feb 2024

Labour Party

Australia: Employees allowed to ignore bosses' calls after work hours

Australia is gearing up to implement a groundbreaking "right to disconnect" law, which would allow workers to disregard "unreasonable calls," messages, and emails from their bosses when off the clock.

India in driver seat: US envoy Eric Garcetti on Quad

United States (US) Ambassador to India, Eric Garcetti, said on Sunday that India has attained a central role in the Quad alliance, which also includes Australia and Japan.

01 Feb 2024


Meet the ceramicist whose artwork symbolizes life, death, and rebirth

Ruth Ju-shih Li, a Taiwanese-Australian ceramic artist, has crafted a 15-meter-long ceramic flower sculpture that's meant to fall apart as viewers watch.

01 Feb 2024

Travel And Tourism

Visiting Whitsunday Islands in Australia? Do these activities

Immerse yourself in the tranquil splendor of the Whitsunday Islands, a jewel in the crown of Australia's Great Barrier Reef.

Ukraine war boosts US weapons exports to record high

Overseas sales of the United States (US)'s weapons saw a significant increase in 2023, reaching a record total of $238 billion (approximately Rs. 19 lakh crore), BBC reported.

29 Jan 2024

Tribal Community

Indigenous creativity: Exploring the rich tapestry of tribal art

Tribal crafts have played a pivotal role in preserving cultural heritage and traditions for centuries.

9 countries stop funding UN body in Gaza: Here's why

At least nine countries, including the United States (US), the United Kingdom (UK), Australia, and Canada, have halted funding for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA).

25 Jan 2024


4 Indians drown at unpatrolled beach in Australia

Four Indians lost their lives in a mass drowning on Phillip Island in Victoria, Australia, according to the Indian High Commission in Canberra.

03 Jan 2024

Weird Stories

Woman granted permission to remove sperm from deceased husband

A woman in Western Australia, aged 62, has received approval from the Supreme Court to extract sperm from her deceased husband for possible use in posthumous fertilization.

02 Jan 2024


Denmark's future queen's real-life fairy tale started in a bar!

On January 14, Denmark will witness a royal transition as Queen Margrethe II, Europe's longest-reigning monarch, steps down due to age and health concerns after 52 years of service.

27 Dec 2023


Avocado toast godfather, chef Bill Granger, passes away at 54

Renowned Australian chef Bill Granger passed away at 54 on Christmas Day, leaving a legacy that shaped global cuisine.

US: Hindu temple defaced with pro-Khalistani graffiti, India demands probe

A Hindu temple in Newark, California, United States (US), has been defaced with anti-India graffiti and controversial slogans, triggering outrage from the Indian diaspora.

19 Dec 2023

Narendra Modi

India's diplomacy in 2023: A year of milestones 

India has made some significant strides lately in the global diplomatic arena.

11 Dec 2023

Maruti Suzuki

How made-in-India Jimny SUV for Australia differs from local counterpart

Maruti Suzuki has made waves in the global market by launching its made-in-India Jimny SUV in Australia.

10 Dec 2023


Australia to triple foreign investment fees on existing homes

Australia's Treasurer, Jim Chalmers, has unveiled plans to triple foreign investment fees on existing homes and impose penalties on foreign owners who leave properties vacant for over six months.