CANBERRA, Australia — A chaplain at an Australian prison for pedophiles on Thursday described the prospect of ministering to a cardinal who until recently was regarded as the third highest-ranking Catholic in the Vatican as “nerve racking.”
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CANBERRA, Australia — An Australian farmer who found an orthopedic plate inside a crocodile’s stomach said on Thursday he had been told the surgical device was from a human and had been contacted by relatives of missing persons anxious for clues.
CANBERRA, Australia — A fisherman said on Wednesday he was looking for the author of a message in a bottle found off the southern Australian coast 50 years after it was written.
Paul Elliot told Australian Broadcasting Corp. that he and his son Jyah found the bottle on the west coast of Eyre Peninsula in South Australia state while fishing.
CANBERRA, Australia — Eight Australian offspring of two slain Islamic State group fighters had been removed from Syria in Australia’s first organized repatriation from the conflict zone, Australia’s prime minister said on Monday.
CANBERRA, Australia — Australia sweltered through its hottest month on record in January and the summer of extremes continued with wildfires razing the drought-parched south and flooding in expanses of the tropical north.
Australia’s Bureau of Meteorology confirmed the January record on Friday as parts of the northern hemisphere had record cold.
CANBERRA., Australia — Australia’s prime minister on Thursday outlined plans to increase investments in infrastructure in the South Pacific as China’s influence in those nations grows.
CANBERRA, Australia — Wildlife rangers said Tuesday that they had trapped a 4.7-meter (15-foot) saltwater crocodile, the largest they had ever caught in the northern Australian Katherine River and in an upstream region popular with tourists that is thought relatively safe from the killer predators.
CANBERRA, Australia — Australia’s House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved national security legislation on Tuesday that would ban covert foreign interference in domestic politics and make industrial espionage for a foreign power a crime.
CANBERRA, Australia — A four-year search of the depths of the Indian Ocean has failed to locate Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. But the unprecedented sonar seabed hunt for the missing airliner might be close to solving two 19th century mysteries the locations of two sailing ships that vanished with cargos of coal.
MELBOURNE, Australia — Australian Cardinal George Pell, the most senior Vatican official to be charged in the Catholic Church sex abuse crisis, on Tuesday officially denied charges of sexual abuse spanning decades after his lawyers failed to sway a court to dismiss them.