Unrest broke out at an Australian island immigration detention center, authorities and NGOs said Wednesday following reports the Christmas Island facility had been set alight by frustrated detainees.
An out-of-control bushfire threatens lives and homes in Australia's west coast city of Perth, with locals told to shelter in place from toxic fumes.
Some 1,500 refugees have been in “bizarre and cruel forms of limbo” for more than seven years under Australia’s policy of deterring refugees, an Amnesty official says.
Australian authorities on Monday asked residents of a coastal township in the world heritage listed Fraser Island to “leave immediately” after a massive bushfire burning there since mid-October was expected to reach the township early morning.
China has severely censured unlawful killings by Australian forces in Afghanistan and called for a thorough probe into the heinous crimes to bring those involved to justice.
Iran has released an Australian-British citizen, who was serving a prison sentence for spying for the illegal Zionist entity, to secure the release of three Iranians jailed abroad on false charges.
Currencies including the Australian dollar and the euro rose on Tuesday after US President Donald Trump accepted the start of a transition to a Biden regime on Treasury secretary.
Australia has admitted that its military forces unlawfully killed dozens of civilians and prisoners in Afghanistan between 2005 and 2016.
The 20-year-old attacker who recently opened fire on Vienna citizens had earlier spent a few months in an Austrian jail for condoning terrorism, but was released shortly before committing the horrendous crime, media reports say.
India, the United States, Japan, and Australia have launched joint naval exercises, the largest in more than a decade, Indian government sources say, amid US attempts to counter China’s influence in the region.