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…

Wildfires, blistering heat scorch Australia – USA TODAY

Wildfires, blistering heat scorch AustraliaUSA TODAYCANBERRA, Australia (AP) – Dozens of wildfires sparked by lightning strikes overnight were raging in heat wave conditions across rural southern Australia on Wednesday. Firefighters…

Passengers rescued from ship stuck in ice in Antarctica – Fox News

Fox NewsCANBERRA, Australia – A helicopter rescued all 52 passengers from a research ship that has been trapped in Antarctic ice since Christmas Eve after weather conditions finally cleared enough…

Passengers rescued from icebound Antarctic ship – Houston Chronicle

Houston ChronicleCANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A helicopter rescued all 52 passengers from a research ship that has been trapped in Antarctic ice since Christmas Eve after weather conditions finally cleared…

Rescue underway for icebound ship in Antarctica – USA TODAY

USA TODAYCANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A long-awaited rescue of passengers on board a research ship that has been trapped in Antarctic ice for more than a week finally got under…

Revelers start ringing in 2014 – USA TODAY

USA TODAYCANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Exploding fireworks sprayed from Sydney’s iconic opera house and harbor bridge at midnight Tuesday as the world began ushering in a new year. More than…

First Australian gay weddings held in capital city – USA TODAY

USA TODAYCANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Gay and lesbian couples from around Australia joined in fragile marriages in Canberra on Saturday under the nation’s beleaguered same-sex union laws that face a…