May 17, 2012 At an Australian art museum, an after-hours tour requires participants' nudity. Would that fly in the U.S.? Why are some cultures more comfortable with nudity than others? When did humans start wearing clothes in the first place, and why?
A fishmonger prepares her wares at the Sydney Fish Market.
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May 13, 2012 On a recent trip, Weekend Food Commentator Bonny Wolf was taken by surprise by Australia's stunningly diverse cuisine, especially the dizzying array of exotic seafood like yabbies and marron at the Sydney Fish Market.
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April 4, 1912: The Titanic leaves Southampton, England, on her ill-fated first voyage.
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April 30, 2012 "Of course it will sink if you put a hole in it," says mining magnate Clive Palmer. He says he's contracted with Chinese shipbuilders and that the liner will be ready to sail in 2016. First voyage: From London to New York.
The bilby is an endangered Australian marsupial that has been run out of its habitat by humans and rabbits.
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April 5, 2012 In Australia, the bunny may rule the burrows, but the bilby, a native marsupial whose population has dwindled, rules the Easter basket.
March 22, 2012 After 2,466 nights on the run, accused murderer Malcolm Naden was apprehended at a remote cabin. A police dog named Chuck put the bite on him at the end.
Monday (June 20, 2011): A cloud of ash billows from the Puyehue volcano in Chile.
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June 21, 2011 The ash has traveled across the Atlantic and Indian oceans twice now. A third circle would be unprecedented.
A wild camel in Australia's Simpson Desert (October 2007 file photo).
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June 9, 2011 There are an estimated 1.2 million wild camels in Australia and each one produces about 100 pounds of methane a year. A government report suggests giving hunters carbon credits that they could then sell.
January 24, 2011 The first grand slam tournament of the tennis year is into its second week in Melbourne, Australia, and world No. 1 Rafael Nadal is hurtling toward what would be his fourth major title in a row.
January 13, 2011 Flood waters crest in Brisbane. Protests continue in Tunisia. New Englanders dig out from another blizzard.
Jan. 10, 2011: flood waters swamp a the city of Toowoomba, Australia.
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January 11, 2011 For a unique look at what the "Queensland Flood Disaster" is like, watch a video sent by a man named David to The Australian. It's the view from his window in the city of Toowoomba as the water rises and carries cars away.
Rising floodwaters spread through the low-lying suburb of Depot Hill in Rockhampton, in eastern Queensland.
January 3, 2011 More than 200,000 people have been affected and the waters have spread over an area the size of France and Germany. The flooding is cutting into coal and farm exports.
December 29, 2010 While Americans are focused on the after-effects of last weekend's blizzard along the East Coast and the ongoing effects of wet weather across much of California, thousands of people in Australia are rushing to get to dry ground.
After the wooden boat broke apart, 41 survivors were plucked from the sea and one person made it to shore on the remote Australian territory of Christmas Island.
December 15, 2010 The small ship was smashed in rough seas off Christmas Island, a tiny territory belonging to Austrlia. Most of those aboard are thought to have been asylum-seekers from Iran and Iraq>
August 18, 2010 Canadian Fertilizer Giant Gets Hostile Bid From Australian Firm
May 24, 2010 Those scantily-clad Meter Maids may be no more.
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