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Smoke From Australia Fires Delivers Capital 'Worst Air Quality on Record'—With More to Come

By Eoin Higgins | Common Dreams | 01/02/20 |

Smoke from the continuing, disastrous bushfires ringing Australia has delivered the country’s capital Canberra its worst air quality on record—a stark reminder to the government that the crisis is not ending anytime soon. 1,053 more words

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Video: Thirsty koala approaches cyclists and chugs their water

ADELAIDE, South Australia (CNN) — Anna Heusler was riding her bike down from the hills toward Adelaide, South Australia on Thursday with a group of cyclists when she saw a… 225 more words

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Couple digs through mountain of garbage to find wedding rings

AUSTRALIA (CNN) – An Australian couple feared the worst when they realized their diamond wedding and engagement rings were missing.

The couple, who have not been publicly identified, were renovating their home in the Melbourne inner suburb of Malvern, according to Stonnington City Council spokesman Jim Carden. 281 more words

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Australian police seize record-breaking $820-million in meth


Authorities in Australia have seized a record-breaking haul of methamphetamine worth $820 million, hidden inside stereo speakers shipped from Thailand, the country’s federal police and border force announced. 511 more words

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A woman lied on her resume, used photo of Kate Upton to land a $185,000 job. Now she's going to jail

AUSTRALIA — A woman who lied on her resume and faked “glowing” references to land a high-paying job with an Australian regional government has been sentenced to at least a year in prison. 364 more words

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Vegan woman takes neighbors to court over smell from barbecue

PERTH, Australia – “It’s been devastating, it’s been turmoil, it’s been unrest, I haven’t been able to sleep.”

So says the Australia woman who sued her neighbors in an attempt to put a stop them from partaking in such activities as smoking, scraping their chairs on concrete, and bouncing balls in their backyard. 151 more words

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$1 million of liquid meth found in snow globes shipped to Australia

SYDNEY, Australia — Australian officers said they found more than $1 million worth of liquid methamphetamine in snow globes shipped from Canada, according to CNN. 174 more words

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