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.
Sep 7, 2013 — The Liberal-National coalition secured enough support to name Tony Abbott Australia's new prime minister, in an election that ends six years of Labor rule.
Aug 20, 2013 — The killing of an Australian man who was in the U.S. on a baseball scholarship has brought grief to his hometown and to the small Oklahoma town where he was shot to death. Three teens have been arrested for the crime; one suspect says they simply had nothing better to do, the police report.
Aug 12, 2013 — Tony Abbott, who might be Australia's next prime minister, was making the case that current prime minister Kevin Rudd has too much decision-making power. His words struck a bum note, though.
Aug 10, 2013 — The Swiss town of Bremgarten will ban asylum-seekers from entering public places. The Swiss aren't alone in opposition to refugees. It's a hot-button issue in places as far afield as Australia and Jordan.
Jul 16, 2013 — Stories of dying languages are all too common. A University of Michigan linguistics professor has a completely different tale about the new language she discovered in an aboriginal community of Australia.