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World’s comfiest couch Maker&Son launches in Australia

Promising to leave every one of its competitors in its wake, a couch lauding itself as the ‘world’s comfiest’ has made its way to Australia....

Strawberries spook Australia into raising jail terms for food tampering

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia on Thursday increased the jail term to 15 years for anyone convicted of contaminating foodstuffs as a scare over needles found in...

Australia doctors warn ‘humanitarian emergency’, seek access to Pacific camp

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australian doctors said on Thursday a “humanitarian emergency” is unfolding at an Australian-run detention center in the Pacific and they...

Toxic gas leak gives guests breathing problems at Sydney hotel

SYDNEY (Reuters) – At least eight people at a publicly listed hotel in the Australian city of Sydney were hospitalized on Wednesday after breathing toxic gases...

Australia’s strawberry needle scare spurs proposal for 15-year jail term

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia plans to increase the maximum jail term to 15 years for anyone convicted of contaminating foodstuffs, Prime Minister Scott Morrison...

Needles found in strawberries in two more Australian states: police

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Needles have been found inside strawberries in two more Australian states, police said on Monday, broadening a health scare that has caused...

Brit backpacker tells of escape from serial killer Ivan Milat who was seconds from battering him to death with hammer

A BRIT backpacker has told how he managed to escape from the notorious serial killer Ivan Millat – and was only saved from being battered to death by a traffic light....

Travelling baristas hit the road in custom caravan to bring good coffee to ALL of Australia

An adventure-loving couple who set out to see Australia in a vintage campervan are also on a mission to make great coffee available wherever they go. Meet Jess Davidson,...

Australian voters like new PM, poll shows, but not enough to save government

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia’s center-right government remains on track for a heavy defeat at elections due by May 2019, an opinion poll showed on Monday, even...

Two dead after suspected drug overdose at Sydney music festival

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Two people died, a dozen more were hospitalized and hundreds others sought medical assistance after suspected drug overdoses at a music...