Australia Newswire (Page 9)

Comprehensive Real-Time News Feed for Australia. (Page 9)

Results 161 - 180 of 98,121 in Australia

  1. Today in History: Jan. 26Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 20 | WHDH

    ... eagle as the symbol of America, and stated his own preference: the turkey. In 1788, the first European settlers in Australia, led by Capt. Arthur Phillip, landed in present-day Sydney. In 1837, Michigan became the 26th state. In 1870, Virginia ...

    Comment?

  2. Australia's knighting of Prince Philip prompts puzzlementRead the original story

    Oct 26, 2011 | My Mother Lode

    Australia's prime minister on Monday dismissed criticism of his decision to make the husband of Queen Elizabeth II an Australian knight, saying Prince Philip has a long history of service Down Under. Prime Minister Tony Abbott's announcement that the Duke of Edinburgh would be awarded Australia's highest honor came on Australia's national holiday, prompting some to question the wisdom of knighting a British royal on a day meant to commemorate Australians.

    Comment?

  3. Venus Williams' strong Australian Open run continuesRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | NewsOK.com

    Venus Williams' strong run at the Australian Open continued Monday when she beat sixth-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska 6-3, 2-6, 6-1 to reach a Grand Slam quarterfinal for the first time since 2010. Venus Williams of the U.S. makes a forehand return to Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland during their fourth round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Monday, Jan. 26, 2015.

    Comment?

  4. The WWI story we haven't heardRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | NEWS.com.au

    A BRITISH grandmother facing the death penalty for smuggling cocaine into Bali fears she will face the firing squad within weeks after signing a crucial letter. THE PM has defended has defended his decision to give Australia's highest honour to a man who once asked an Aboriginal businessman: 'Do you still throw spears at each other?' THESE pictures of Sydney woman Kalynda Davis show she has well and truly put her Chinese prison ordeal behind her.

    Comment?

  5. Raonic advances to quarterfinals at Australian OpenRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | NewsOK.com

    Big-serving Milos Raonic advanced to the Australian Open quarterfinals with a 6-4, 4-6, 6-3, 6-7 , 6-3 win Monday over Feliciano Lopez of Spain. Milos Raonic of Canada stretches for a shot to Feliciano Lopez of Spain during their fourth round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Monday, Jan. 26, 2015.

    Comment?

  6. China's Richest Property Mogul Targets Australia With $1 Bln InvestmentRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | Forbes.com

    ... owned by China's wealthiest property tycoon Wang Jianlin. The Sydney investment marks the second by the group in Australia. In August last year, Wanda acquired a majority stake in a beachfront hotel and apartment project in Queensland, Australia. ...

    Comment?

  7. Azarenka's fun-filled Australian Open comes to an endRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | NewsOK.com

    Victoria Azarenka is packing her bags and leaving the Australian Open far earlier than years past, but the two-time former champion sure had fun while she was here. Victoria Azarenka of Belarus questions a line call as she plays Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia during their fourth round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Monday, Jan. 26, 2015.

    Comment?

  8. South Korea send warning with impressive dismantling of Iraq 2-0 in Asian Cup semi-finalRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | Sydney Morning Herald

    If indeed Australia do beat the United Arab Emirates in Newcastle on Tuesday night - as the football world, rightly or wrongly, is largely expecting - they'd better not count their chickens before the final. South Korea, unbeaten in this tournament, and having yet to concede a goal, will be a mighty combatant.

    Comment?

  9. Tax Uber, Airbnb urges Labor's Andrew LeighRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | Sydney Morning Herald

    ... an extraordinary number of Australians that have used Airbnb," he said. "There's 9 million empty bedrooms in Australia at the moment. That's a huge number of spare bedrooms for people looking to make ends meet on the mortgage [regulators] simply ...

    Comment?

  10. Ind vs Aus, 5th ODI: Fans protest on social mediaRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | CricketCountry.com

    Sydney: South Australia's cricket fans blasted the decision to move Monday's One-day International between Australia and India to Sydney after the game was stopped just 15 minutes because of rain. Fans took to social media to vent their frustration at Cricket Australia over the decision to move the match from Adelaide, where the weather was fine, to Sydney, which resulted in play being stopped almost immediately due to the weather, reports news.com.au .

    Comment?

  11. Fire crews working to contain Perth blazeRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | The Age

    Firefighters are working to contain a bushfire in Nowergup, on Perth's northern fringe, where an emergency warning has been downgraded. A watch and act warning remains in place for homes on Carabooda Road and south to Hester Avenue, Wanneroo Road and east to Perry Road, in Nowergup and the western part of Pinjar in the City of Wanneroo.

    Comment?

  12. Perth crowd in flag-waving record attemptRead the original story

    7 hrs ago | Yahoo!

    Pumped up with a determination to do things bigger in the wild west, Perth's Australia Day revellers are attempting to break a second world record. After winning a beach competition for the most people floating on giant inflatable thongs, the city is also hoping to smash the world record for the most people simultaneously waving a national flag.

    Comment?

  13. Governor-General welcomes new AustraliansRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | Yahoo!

    Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove has welcomed Australia's newest citizens and paid tribute to serving officers in his inaugural Australia Day message. Sir Peter said the thousands of people who took the citizenship pledge across the country on Monday are contributors to the nation's rich future.

    Comment?

  14. Prince Philip awarded Knight of the Order of Australia by Prime Minister Tony AbbottRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | The Age

    Bill Shorten admits his surprise to the news that Prince Philip will be one of AustraliaA A ATMs next knights. The 93-year-old Duke of Edinburgh can now add Knight of the Order of Australia to his list of titles, a statement released by Mr Abbott's office early on Australia Day revealed.

    Comment?

  15. Rain washes out Australia v India one-day internationalRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | West Australian

    Monday's tri-series one-day international between Australia and India at the Sydney Cricket Ground was abandoned due to rain. After a delayed start, with returning Australian captain George Bailey winning the toss and electing to bowl, the Indian innings lasted just 16 overs before the players were forced from the field.

    Comment?

  16. The covers are brought on at the SCGRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | Sporting Life

    The no result means Friday's match between Mahendra Singh Dhoni's men and England in Perth will be a straight shootout to play Australia in Sunday's final at the same venue. The tournament's hosts would have been hoping to mark Australia Day in fine style by claiming their fourth win from as many matches and had reduced their opponents to 69 for two before the rain intervened.

    Comment?

  17. Aboriginal Businesses Stimulate Positive Change in AustraliaRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | Inter Press Service

    ... is a successful indigenous ecotourism business in the world heritage-listed Daintree National Park in Queensland, Australia. With more people travelling the world and seeking authentic experiences, tourism has acted as a catalyst for preserving ...

    Comment?

  18. The Duke of Edinburgh was granted the honour of a Knighthood for a long life of duty and serviceRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | Bridgwater Mercury

    The Duke of Edinburgh has been granted the Knight of the Order of Australia award for a long life of duty and service The Australian prime minister has defended his decision to honour the Duke of Edinburgh with a knighthood, despite a social media backlash in which many said they thought the news was a joke. Tony Abbott faced a barrage of questions on Australia Day, and has been accused of creating a "time warp" by awarding a member of Britain's royal family the country's highest honour.

    Comment?

  19. James Carey GilroyRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | Sunday Herald

    ... wanderlust and adventurous spirit led to an early departure from his course, accompanied by a one way ticket to Australia. He relished the lifestyle down under, spending a number of years touring the country and taking on a variety of jobs to fund ...

    Comment?

  20. Prisoner sues over hospital shacklesRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | NEWS.com.au

    A BRITISH grandmother facing the death penalty for smuggling cocaine into Bali fears she will face the firing squad within weeks after signing a crucial letter. THE PM has defended has defended his decision to give Australia's highest honour to a man who once asked an Aboriginal businessman: 'Do you still throw spears at each other?' THESE pictures of Sydney woman Kalynda Davis show she has well and truly put her Chinese prison ordeal behind her.

    Comment?