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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 were hurt, an Australian official said Tuesday. The escalating unrest …100 security staff on standby after Manus Island asylum-seeker unrestThe Australian1 dead, dozens hurt after […]

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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 for the operation Thursday. The Chinese helicopter carried the …Helicopter Rescues 52 Passengers From Ship Trapped in Antarctic IceNew York TimesStranded Antarctica researchers rescuedUSA TODAYPassengers […]

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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 enough for the operation Thursday. A helicopter carried the …All 52 passengers rescued from ship trapped in Antarctic iceCNNAntarctic researchers rescued from ice-bound shipBBC NewsPassengers […]

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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 1 million people crammed the Sydney Harbor foreshore on a warm …Australia celebrates 2014 with a bangThe AustralianIt’s New Year in Australia, New Zealand, fireworks […]

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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 challenge in the courts within a week. The hastily-arranged …Australia’s first gay marriages conductedABC OnlineAustralia’s first gay marriages held ahead of court rulingAFPHere come the […]