WorldViews: australia


Posted at 04:44 PM ET, 04/07/2014

Conflicting reports of potential Flight 370 pings shows China’s confused status in investigation

China’s “pings” not being investigated for now.

By Adam Taylor  |  04:44 PM ET, 04/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Australia, China, MH370

Posted at 01:22 PM ET, 10/31/2013

How British colonialism determined whether your country celebrates Halloween

Why Australia still doesn’t celebrate the holiday today.

By Max Fisher  |  01:22 PM ET, 10/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Australia, Singapore, United Kingdom

Posted at 12:06 PM ET, 10/01/2013

Australia had a government shutdown once. In the end, the queen fired everyone in Parliament.

That was the first and last Australian government shutdown.

By Max Fisher  |  12:06 PM ET, 10/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Australia

Posted at 07:02 AM ET, 08/14/2013

The Daily Show's cringe-filled tour of Australian politics

The land down under has only four weeks for its electoral campaigns yet still manages all the American-style gaffes.

By Max Fisher  |  07:02 AM ET, 08/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Australia

Posted at 08:32 AM ET, 08/09/2013

Meet the world's least effective anti-Islam political candidate

Stephanie Banister calls Islam "a country" and seems to believe that Jews worship Jesus.

By Max Fisher  |  08:32 AM ET, 08/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Australia

Posted at 07:31 AM ET, 07/25/2013

Why Anonymous hacked the tiny, impoverished island nation of Nauru

The island is the site of a Australian refugee-processing center that one former prime minister called an "Australian gulag."

By Caitlin Dewey  |  07:31 AM ET, 07/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Australia, Cyber Security, Naura

Posted at 01:56 PM ET, 07/22/2013

Last vestiges of the British empire complicate royal baby's succession to the throne

If Middleton has a daughter, anti-monarchists in Australia and Canada could cause her big trouble.

By Max Fisher  |  01:56 PM ET, 07/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Australia, Canada is a foreign country, United Kingdom

Posted at 11:45 AM ET, 05/30/2013

Video: Kids keep throwing sandwiches at Australian PM Julia Gillard

This is the second time this month that a student has lobbed a sandwich at the Aussie prime minister during a school appearance.

By Caitlin Dewey  |  11:45 AM ET, 05/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  australia

Posted at 12:49 PM ET, 04/26/2013

Why a U.S. ambassador asked Australians to stop pirating 'Game of Thrones'

Jeffrey Bleich's Facebook appeal to Australians

By Caitlin Dewey  |  12:49 PM ET, 04/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  australia

Posted at 09:47 AM ET, 03/19/2013

Today's Reads: Riches in Australia, memory in Iraq

Are Americans losing their nuclear taboo?

By Max Fisher  |  09:47 AM ET, 03/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  australia, Iraq, Today's Reads, U.S. Foreign Policy

Posted at 01:11 PM ET, 02/13/2013

Everything you need to know about Israel's ‘Prisoner X' spy scandal

What happened, the three big reasons it matters, and what happens next.

By Max Fisher  |  01:11 PM ET, 02/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  australia, Israel

Posted at 09:54 AM ET, 12/20/2012

What happened when a travel writer flew to Iran with no tourist visa or return flight

The experience sounds daunting, but maybe not as difficult as it could be for an Iranian traveling to the West.

By Max Fisher  |  09:54 AM ET, 12/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  australia, Iran

Posted at 09:34 AM ET, 12/07/2012

Bizarre video: Australia's leader jokes about zombie, K-Pop, the apocalypse

Prime Minister Julia Gillard says the Mayans were right and the end of the world is coming.

By Max Fisher  |  09:34 AM ET, 12/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  australia

Posted at 08:52 PM ET, 10/17/2012

Here’s the speech that prompted Australia’s misogyny definition change (Video)

Claims that PM used "misogyny" wrongly led dictionary to re-evaluate its longstanding definition.

By Olga Khazan  |  08:52 PM ET, 10/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  australia, speeches, Women

Posted at 08:05 AM ET, 03/06/2012

Netanyahu warns Iran, Hawaii weather and Holder on assassination: Morning roundup

Netanyahu warns Iran; Hawaii weather; Holder defines assassination.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  08:05 AM ET, 03/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Morning news roundup, Israel, Iran, Australia, Philippines, Africa

Posted at 08:57 AM ET, 03/05/2012

Libya leadership apologizes for destruction of World War II graves

Armed men smashed and vandalized the graves of British and Italian soldiers killed during World War II.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  08:57 AM ET, 03/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Libya, WWII, Britain, Australia, Koran

Posted at 08:02 AM ET, 02/24/2012

Salman Rushdie, SOS for oceans, Syria will get arms ‘somehow’: Morning roundup

Salman Rushdie, SOS for oceans, Syria will get arms ‘somehow’

By Elizabeth Flock  |  08:02 AM ET, 02/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Morning roundup, Syria, Iran, India, Australia

Posted at 12:36 PM ET, 02/17/2012

Air Australia strands thousands after fleet is grounded

The Air Australia airline shocked passengers when they grounded all flights — without any warning

By Melissa Bell  |  12:36 PM ET, 02/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Air Australia, Budget Travel

Posted at 03:33 PM ET, 02/14/2012

A very gay (marriage) Valentine’s Day

Supporters of gay marriage had a very good day Tuesday.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  03:33 PM ET, 02/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Australia, Italy, Valentine's Day, gay marriage

Posted at 02:35 PM ET, 09/28/2011

Christmas Island to take asylum-seekers: Five things you don’t know about the island

The Australian navy has intercepted an asylum-seeker boat with 75 passengers and two crew and is taking it to that tiny, lonely, mountainous Australian territory for refugees in the Indian Ocean.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  02:35 PM ET, 09/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Australia, Christmas Island, refugee

Posted at 01:16 PM ET, 09/20/2011

Ikea’s ‘Mänland’ playground for men: Sexist or not?

IKEA has introduced a new playground for men to entertain them while women go shopping. Is it sexist?

By Elizabeth Flock  |  01:16 PM ET, 09/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Ikea, sexism, Australia