October 25, 2013 There's more on the NSA and its activities in Europe. And from Nigeria, a story on outrage over government spending.
October 23, 2013 Dozens of blazes are still burning in the mountains and other areas around Sydney. But aggressive efforts by firefighters kept things from getting worse on Wednesday.
October 20, 2013 The fires — which some officials have called the worst in 40 years — have scorched 269,000 acres. The worry now is that conditions could cause three fires to merge and threaten Sydney.
September 7, 2013 The Liberal-National coalition secured enough support to name Tony Abbott Australia's new prime minister, in an election that ends six years of Labor rule.
August 20, 2013 The killing of an Australian man who was in the U.S. on a baseball scholarship has brought grief to his hometown and to the small Oklahoma town where he was shot to death. Three teens have been arrested for the crime; one suspect says they simply had nothing better to do, the police report.
August 12, 2013 Tony Abbott, who might be Australia's next prime minister, was making the case that current prime minister Kevin Rudd has too much decision-making power. His words struck a bum note, though.
August 10, 2013 The Swiss town of Bremgarten will ban asylum-seekers from entering public places. The Swiss aren't alone in opposition to refugees. It's a hot-button issue in places as far afield as Australia and Jordan.
July 10, 2013 Music is a staple at sporting venues around the world (think singing, brass bands, even cowbells). And Billy Cooper's trumpet has been a steady fixture at England's cricketing contests. But not at Trent Bridge, where England faces Australia. The ground doesn't allow instruments. Not everyone's happy. Top cricketers and the media are piping in.
July 10, 2013 The ransacking of a charity store in Australia by a suspected burglar with a bad case of stomach flu had investigators puzzled — until a store employee discovered the 37-pound culprit.
June 26, 2013 Australia is changing prime ministers, and both the outgoing and incoming leader are from the same party. In the country's rough-and-tumble politics, Julia Gillard has lost her job to Kevin Rudd in the same manner that she captured the post three years ago.
May 9, 2013 The couple went missing a day before they were reported overboard and authorities say it's not yet clear whether they fell or jumped.