Aussie firemen rush to ‘gas leak,’ get smelly surprise

Agence France Presse 10/17/2021

SYDNEY—Canberra firefighters rushed to a store in Australia’s capital on Friday after reports of a gas leak—only to find the smell was caused by the penetrating waft of durian fruit. Emergency responders instructed the public to avoid…

Bogo’s Noynay TKOs erstwhile unbeaten Australian

Glendale G. Rosal 07/08/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Bogo City’s pride, Joe “Jawbreaker” Noynay, scored a sensational fifth-round technical knockout victory on Wednesday evening, July 7, 2021, to successfully defend his WBO Asia Pacific super featherweight title against erstwhile unbeaten Australian…

Noynay defends WBO strap vs unbeaten Australian

Glendale G. Rosal 07/06/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines—- Bogo City’s pride Joe “Jaw Breaker” Noynay will defend his World Boxing Organization (WBO) Asia Pacific super featherweight title in hostile territory when he takes on Australian Liam Wilson tomorrow, July 7 in New…

Brewer in Australia offers beer for excess solar energy

Reuters 04/04/2021

MELBOURNE — How about a cool beer in exchange for your excess solar power? That’s the offer from Asahi Group’s Carlton and United Breweries (CUB) in Australia, serving up Victorian Bitter to households who have rooftop solar…

Australia to evacuate thousands as Sydney faces worst floods in 60 years

Reuters 03/22/2021

SYDNEY  – Australian authorities are planning to evacuate thousands more people on Monday from flood-affected suburbs in Sydney’s west, which is set for its worst flooding in 60 years with another day of drenching rain expected. Unrelenting…

Australia eyes stronger tourism ties with PH, plans direct flights to Cebu

Morexette Marie B. Erram 02/01/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – If it meant giving a head start in the recovery of the two countries’ tourism industry, the Australian government expressed willingness to introduce another direct route to the Philippines. And this time, it…

UN: Philippines gets P182 million int’l aid for typhoon victims

Frances Mangosing - Reporter / @FMangosingINQ 11/20/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The United Nations (UN) has announced P182 million worth of aid to typhoon victims in the Philippines. The European Union, Sweden, Australia, United States, Germany, and New Zealand were among those that extended assistance…

2 pythons weighing 100 pounds collapse ceiling in Australia

Associated Press 09/04/2020

An Australian returned home and was surprised to discover that his kitchen ceiling had collapsed under the weight of two large pythons apparently fighting over a mate. David Tait entered his home in Laceys Creek in Queensland…

770-pound crocodile caught at Outback tourist destination

Associated Press 09/03/2020

DARWIN, Australia  — Wildlife rangers have trapped a 4.4-meter (14.5-foot) saltwater crocodile at a tourist destination in Australia’s Northern Territory, the biggest caught in the area in years, a wildlife ranger said Monday. The 350-kilogram (770-pound) male…

Australia to manufacture ‘promising’ virus vaccine and give it free to citizens

AFP 08/19/2020

SYDNEY, Australia ­ — Australia has secured access to a “promising” potential coronavirus vaccine, the prime minister announced Tuesday, saying the country would manufacture it and offer free doses to the entire population. Prime Minister Scott Morrison…

Google slams Australia law forcing tech giants to pay for news

AFP 08/17/2020

SYDNEY — US technology giant Google went on the offensive Monday against an Australian plan forcing digital giants to pay for news content, telling users their personal data would be “at risk.” Australia announced last month that firms…

Tourist ‘crushed by whale’s tail’ in Australia

Agence France Presse 08/03/2020

SYDNEY — A tourist snorkeling off Australia’s pristine northwest coast was airlifted to hospital in a serious condition after being struck by a whale, medics said Monday. The victim was exploring near the World Heritage-listed Ningaloo Reef in the…

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