Feb 25, 2014 — Who took the 33-foot-tall statue from its place of honor in Bowen, Australia? The culprits have stepped forward. They aren't trying to put the squeeze on anybody.
Feb 24, 2014 — The Big Mango is a roadside tourist attraction that's 33 feet tall and 26 feet wide; it weighs seven tons. As of last night, it's missing. But not everyone thinks it was stolen.
Jan 31, 2014 — The dredging operation is part of a plan to expand a coal port in Queensland. Environmentalists have warned that dumping sediment could kill off delicate corals, but park officials said dredging would be "subject to strict environmental conditions."
Jan 22, 2014 — The 52 scientists and paying passengers were aboard a ship that got stuck in the ice on Christmas Eve. It was about 10 days before they were helicoptered to another ship nearby. Who will pay the $2 million or so it cost to rescue the group? That's being negotiated.
Jan 9, 2014 — While it's been extremely cold in the U.S., it's been extremely hot in some parts of the Southern Hemisphere. So hot, in fact, that bats are dropping out of trees Down Under.
Oct 25, 2013 — There's more on the NSA and its activities in Europe. And from Nigeria, a story on outrage over government spending.
Oct 23, 2013 — Dozens of blazes are still burning in the mountains and other areas around Sydney. But aggressive efforts by firefighters kept things from getting worse on Wednesday.
Oct 22, 2013 — Two months ahead of the usual fire season, there are dozens of fires in the wilds surrounding Sydney. Some have been due to lightning strikes and other acts of nature. Others are the work of arsonists.
Oct 20, 2013 — The fires — which some officials have called the worst in 40 years — have scorched 269,000 acres. The worry now is that conditions could cause three fires to merge and threaten Sydney.
Oct 3, 2013 — A lot of the grass-fed beef sold in the U.S. now comes from Australia because it's cheaper and available year-round. But U.S. producers say they still have an advantage over the imported meat: a homegrown story.