Hong Kong’s CKI returns to Australia with $5.4 billion bid for Duet Group – Reuters

ReutersFour months after Australia blocked CKI’s earlier A$10 billion ($7.4 billion) bid for control of state-owned energy firm Ausgrid on security grounds, Hong Kong billionaire Li Ka-Shing’s firm returned on…

If this is the debris of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, what happens next? – CNN

New fitness sensor Moov to compete against Fitbit, FuelBand – abc7news.com

abc7news.comSAN FRANCISCO (KGO) — From Fitbits to FuelBands, the future of exercise is looking more and more tied to wearable technology. Most of the trackers count calories and steps that…

A Silver Lining to Australia’s Fashion Crisis? – The Business of Fashion

The Business of FashionSYDNEY, Australia — Although Australia is the only advanced economy that did not enter a deep recession as a result of the global financial crisis, today, the…

The oldest gem – ABC Online

ABC OnlineA tiny gem found on an outback sheep station in Western Australia has been declared the oldest known piece of our planet. The zircon is said to be 4.4billion…

Officials upset at Zack Greinke – ESPN

Officials upset at Zack GreinkeESPNGLENDALE, Ariz. — Organizers of Major League Baseball’s season-opening series in Australia are upset about comments from Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke, who said that…

Australian TV star Charlotte Dawson found dead – Houston Chronicle

Australian TV star Charlotte Dawson found deadHouston ChronicleSYDNEY (AP) — Australian TV star and former model Charlotte Dawson, who became an anti-bullying activist after she was targeted online, has been…

Australian TV star Charlotte Dawson found dead – Washington Post

Washington PostSYDNEY — Australian TV star and former model Charlotte Dawson, who became an anti-bullying activist after she was targeted online, has been found dead at age 47. Famed for…

Trolled to death: Model Charlotte Dawson bombarded with vile messages over … – Daily Mail

Daily MailAustralian TV star and former model Charlotte Dawson killed herself after receiving abuse from vicious trolls on Twitter just hours before she died. Famed for TV shows such as…

Fan arrested for groping ‘Modern Family’ star in Australia – AFP

AFPSydney — Australian police said Friday they had arrested a man for allegedly groping “Modern Family” star Sarah Hyland at an event for fans in Sydney, as the US actress…

Thai Police Clashes With Protesters in Bangkok Leave Three Dead – Bloomberg

BloombergThailand’s opposition edged a step forward in legal efforts to oust Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, as clashes between anti-government protesters and police in Bangkok killed three people and wounded at…

Asylum seeker dies in violent protest at PNG camp – Washington Post

Washington PostCANBERRA, Australia — A violent protest culminated in a breakout from an immigrant detention camp Australia runs in Papua New Guinea where one asylum seeker was killed and scores…

Australia asylum: One killed in violence at PNG camp – BBC News

BBC NewsOne asylum seeker has been killed and 77 injured during a second night of violence at Australia’s immigration detention centre in Papua New Guinea. The man died of head…

Authorities regain control of detention centre – ABC Online

ABC OnlineThe ABC’s PNG correspondent, Liam Cochrane, joins The World Today live from Manus Island with the latest developments at the detention centre. Eleanor Hall. Source: The World Today |…

Ethiopian Co-Pilot Hijacks Jet, Then Asks for Asylum in Geneva – New York Times

New York TimesPassengers evacuated the hijacked Boeing 767-300 on Monday after it was hijacked and diverted to Geneva. Richard Juilliart/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images. GENEVA — The co-pilot of an…

NSA Australia allies ‘spied on US law firm’ in Indonesia row – BBC News

BBC NewsAustralian spies tapped a US law firm representing Indonesia in a trade dispute with the US, new leaks say. The 2013 document obtained by the New York Times does…

Did the NSA really help spy on US lawyers? – Washington Post

Washington PostThe front page of the Sunday New York Times features a new Snowden-based story that looks, at first blush, like a really big deal. Authored by James Risen and…

Pope Francis talks language of love with couples on Valentine’s Day – CNN

CNN(CNN) — In a gesture toward the romance of Valentine’s Day, Pope Francis on Friday gave his advice on how to have a happy marriage before thousands of young engaged…

Pop-culture expo Oz Comic-Con set to expand in Australia in partnership with … – The Daily Telegraph

Pop-culture expo Oz Comic–Con set to expand in Australia in partnership with …The Daily TelegraphWhere Oz Comic–Con already attracts international stars, including Shannon Doherty, Billie Piper and William Shatner for…

Indonesian volcano toll expected to rise – Sky News Australia

Sky News AustraliaUpdated: 22:11, Sunday February 2, 2014. Indonesian volcano toll expected to rise. Indonesian officials have searched through thick ash for bodies after Mount Sinabung volcano erupted, killing at…

James O’Connor: London Irish confirm departure – BBC Sport

BBC SportJames O’Connor: London Irish confirm departure. London Irish have confirmed Australia international James O’Connor will leave the club at the end of the season after completing his six-month contract.…

Fears that 12-year-old boy eaten by crocodile in Australia – Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.ukA 12-year-old boy was feared dead after being snatched by a saltwater crocodile while swimming in Australia’s Northern Territory, police said Monday. The boy was swimming with friends in the…

Crocodiles shot after boy snatched in northern Australia – BBC News

BBC NewsAustralian police have shot two crocodiles dead in a search for a missing 12-year-old boy attacked by a crocodile on Sunday. The 12-year old was snatched by the crocodile…

Alfonso Cuarón and Vince Gilligan win at DGA Awards – Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.ukAlfonso Cuarón took home the top film prize at the Directors Guild of America Awards for his space-set thriller Gravity. The win may bode well for his prospects in this…

L’Isle-Verte seniors residence fire haunts survivors, families – CBC.ca

CBC.caResidents of the tiny Quebec village of L’Isle-Verte woke to what will be another excruciating day of sifting through charred, frozen debris at the Résidence du Havre seniors home for…

Australia accuses Snowden of ‘treachery’ – Financial Times

Financial TimesAustralia has accused Edward Snowden of “unprecedented treachery” and defended Canberra’s intelligence co-operation with Washington in the face of rising tensions with Indonesia over the US whistleblower’s spying allegations.…

Brennan: A little perspective needed on Sochi Olympics – USA TODAY

USA TODAYThe Sochi Winter Olympic Games are still two weeks away, but they’re already memorable for all the wrong reasons. It’s the rare Olympic Games that make this much news…

Australian Open: It’s terrible for the 2s as Azarenka, Djokovic fall – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesMELBOURNE, Australia — Victoria Azarenka’s 18-match winning streak at the Australian Open ended Wednesday in a 6-1, 5-7, 6-0 quarterfinal loss to Agnieszka Radwanska, continuing the flow of…

Stanislas Wawrinka writes new script in Australia – USA TODAY

USA TODAYMELBOURNE, Australia – Stanislas Wawrinka has always looked in from the outside. Sometimes it was toiling in countryman’s Roger Federer’s ample shadow. Other times it was valiant but losing…

Microsoft rolls out Surface Pro 2 firmware fix – CNET Australia

CNET AustraliaNic Healey can usually be found on a couch muttering about aspect ratios and 7.1 channel sound – which is helpful given that he’s the home entertainment guy at…

Maria Sharapova, Sloane Stephens advance to fourth round at Australian Open – SI.com

SI.comAfter enduring brutal heat, Maria Sharapova was aided by cooler temps in the third round. Michael Dodge/Getty Images/SI. MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Maria Sharapova recovered from the longest, hottest match…

Federer cruises to straight-set win, reaches round four in Australia – SI.com

SI.comAfter playing his first match ever on Hisense Arena, Roger Federer returned to Rod Laver Arena for his third-round match. Ryan Pierse/Getty Images. MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Four-time champion Roger…

Australian fires turn deadly as heatwave scorches – AFP

AFPMelbourne — Skies over southeastern Australia darkened with huge plumes of smoke and lightning storms Friday after an epic heatwave, with raging wildfires claiming one life and residents warned to…

Hundreds flee homes as heatwave fans Australia bushfires – Reuters

ReutersSYDNEY (Reuters) – Extreme heat and high winds fanned dozens of bushfires across Australia on Friday, prompting hundreds to flee their homes in some of the worst conditions seen since…

One dead as fire bears down on Halls Gap – The Australian

The AustralianBUSHFIRES have turned the Victorian holiday village of Halls Gap into a ghost town, as residents evacuate and fire trucks move in to battle a blaze that has already…