Tourists flee as heatwave kindles blazes in Australia

Tourists and firefighters were forced to flee vast fires burning in southeastern Australia, as a heatwave rekindled devastating bush blazes across the country. Continue Reading

New Zealand volcano victims identified

All victims of the White Island volcanic eruption have now been identified, New Zealand police said Tuesday, as they formally named two Australians and an American among the deceased. Continue Reading

Biotech major Mylan launches insulin biosimilar

Biotechnology major Biocon and pharmaceutical company Mylan N V announced the launch of their insulin biosimilar Semglee, indicated for the treatment of diabetes, in Australia. Continue Reading

World Cup: We have a point to prove in semis, says England coach

England coach Trevor Bayliss believes his side has a point to prove now they are in the semi-finals of the World Cup after falling short in the last two major international tournaments. Continue Reading

Police raids on Aussie media fuel calls for journalist protections

Australia’s democratic credentials have been called into question following police raids on major media organisations this week, sparking urgent calls for greater protection of journalists and their sources. Continue Reading

World Cup 2019: Smith keen to prove a point

Before his dramatic fall from grace, Steve Smith was drawing comparisons with Australian batting icon Donald Bradman, and there are signs he is ready to pick up where he left off. Smith was the golden boy of Australian cricket until he opted to turn a blind eye to teammates Cameron Bancroft and David Warner conspiring to alter the ball during the third Test against South Africa in Cape Town in early 2018. It proved catastrophic, with his career and reputation crumbling — he was banned for a year and sacked as national captain. Continue Reading