Australia http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/22284/all en Azaria Chamberlain was taken by a dingo in 1980, Australian coroner finds (UPDATE) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/120611/australia-verdict-due-latest-azaria-chamberlain-dingo-baby "I'm so sorry for your loss - time does not remove the sadness and pain," the coroner said. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/120611/australia-verdict-due-latest-azaria-chamberlain-dingo-baby" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Australia Asia-Pacific Mon, 11 Jun 2012 23:10:00 +0000 Hélène Hofman 5707558 at http://www.globalpost.com News Corp could be split up, Wall Street Journal reports http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business/companies/120626/news-corp-split-up-rupert-murdoch-wall-street-journal The Murdoch family would remain in control of both new companies, the News Corp-owned Wall Street Journal reports.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business/companies/120626/news-corp-split-up-rupert-murdoch-wall-street-journal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Australia Companies Media News News Corp. Rupert Murdoch Business Entertainment United Kingdom United States Tue, 26 Jun 2012 13:48:00 +0000 Jessica Phelan 5709449 at http://www.globalpost.com News Corp to be split in two, Rupert Murdoch confirms http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business/companies/120628/news-corp-split-up-rupert-murdoch-confirms <!--paging_filter--><p>News Corp. has confirmed that it plans to divide its publishing and entertainment assets into two separate companies.&nbsp;</p> <p>The board gave its approval yesterday for management to pursue the move, according to the firm&#39;s <a href="http://www.newscorp.com/news/news_535.html">statement</a>.</p> <p><strong>More from Globalpost: <a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business/companies/120626/news-corp-split-up-rupert-murdoch-wall-street-journal">News Corp. to be split up?</a></strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business/companies/120628/news-corp-split-up-rupert-murdoch-confirms" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Australia Companies Media News News Corp. Rupert Murdoch Business United Kingdom United States Thu, 28 Jun 2012 14:44:03 +0000 Jessica Phelan 5709800 at http://www.globalpost.com 'Pay up or die': Australians receive extortion text message http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/weird-wide-web/pay-up-or-die-australians-receive-extortion-text-message "Sum1 paid me to kill you. get spared, 48hrs to pay $5000. If you inform the police or anybody, death is promised...E-mail me now: killerking247@yahoo.com," read the text.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/weird-wide-web/pay-up-or-die-australians-receive-extortion-text-message" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Australia Weird Wide Web Mon, 23 Jul 2012 14:38:23 +0000 Jill Langlois 5713015 at http://www.globalpost.com British cyclists have a secret weapon: electric hot pants http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/world-at-play/british-cyclists-secret-weapon-electric-hot-pants The idea is to keep athletes' thigh and butt muscles at optimum temperature – around 38 degrees Celsius – right up until they take to the track. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/world-at-play/british-cyclists-secret-weapon-electric-hot-pants" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 2012 London Olympics Australia World At Play United Kingdom Tue, 31 Jul 2012 15:54:00 +0000 Jessica Phelan 5714354 at http://www.globalpost.com Australian solo island-dweller faces court eviction http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/weird-wide-web/australian-solo-island-dweller-faces-court-eviction An Australian man who's lived alone on a remote island since 1993 could face a court eviction from the land he holds a 43-year lease on, reported the Telegraph, in a curious twist in the tale of Australia's "Robinson Crusoe." <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/weird-wide-web/australian-solo-island-dweller-faces-court-eviction" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Australia Travel/Tourism Culture & Lifestyle Offbeat Weird Wide Web Sun, 26 Aug 2012 15:48:45 +0000 Faine Greenwood 5717211 at http://www.globalpost.com Tasmanian devils may be getting nicer for survival, new study finds (VIDEO) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/science/wildlife-news/120905/tasmanian-devils-may-be-getting-nicer-survival-new-study- Tasmanian Devils, Australia's famously cantankerous predatoray marsupials, may be becoming kinder and gentler in the interest of survival. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/science/wildlife-news/120905/tasmanian-devils-may-be-getting-nicer-survival-new-study-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Australia Asia-Pacific Wildlife News Science Wed, 05 Sep 2012 15:56:00 +0000 Faine Greenwood 5718214 at http://www.globalpost.com Qantas and Emirates to form major alliance http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business/companies/120906/qantas-emirates-alliance-oneworld-dubai As part of the deal, Qantas will move its hub for European flights from Singapore to Dubai.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business/companies/120906/qantas-emirates-alliance-oneworld-dubai" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Australia Companies Dubai Middle East Thu, 06 Sep 2012 23:44:00 +0000 News Desk 5718400 at http://www.globalpost.com China angers Australia over support for Fiji http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/politics/120928/china-angers-australia-over-support-fiji-military-government <p>Why is China&#39;s financial support of Fiji incensing Australia?</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/politics/120928/china-angers-australia-over-support-fiji-military-government" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Australia China Fiji World Leaders Diplomacy Politics Fri, 28 Sep 2012 20:40:05 +0000 Adam Taylor, Business Insider 5720926 at http://www.globalpost.com Enormous radio satellite begins scanning the heavens in Western Australia (VIDEO) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/science/121005/enormous-radio-satellite-begins-scanning-the-heavens-western-australia- Using radio waves to determine how the universe began? Believe it: the enormous new Australia Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder will use 36 40-foot-long antennas to monitor radio waves from space, in an ambitious scientific project that hopes to find out more about our planet's origins.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/science/121005/enormous-radio-satellite-begins-scanning-the-heavens-western-australia-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Australia Asia-Pacific Science Fri, 05 Oct 2012 19:37:00 +0000 Faine Greenwood 5721744 at http://www.globalpost.com Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard misogyny speech rewrites dictionary (VIDEO) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/121017/australian-prime-minister-julia-gillard-misogyny-speech-re “If he wants to know what misogyny looks like in modern Australia, he doesn’t need a motion in the House of Representatives; he needs a mirror,” Gillard said. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/121017/australian-prime-minister-julia-gillard-misogyny-speech-re" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Australia World Leaders Asia-Pacific Politics Wed, 17 Oct 2012 14:20:00 +0000 David Trifunov 5722865 at http://www.globalpost.com Air Canada flight crew, passengers help rescue stranded Aussie sailor http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/121017/air-canada-flight-passengers-help-rescue-boat-australia Passengers passed the flight crew binoculars to aid their search as the plane dropped to 3,700 feet. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/121017/air-canada-flight-passengers-help-rescue-boat-australia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Australia Asia-Pacific Canada Wed, 17 Oct 2012 17:56:00 +0000 David Trifunov 5722898 at http://www.globalpost.com Aussie PM Julia Gillard takes a tumble in India (VIDEO) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/india/121017/aussie-pm-julia-gillard-takes-tumble-india-video "The Prime Minister was spread-eagled and broke her fall with her hands."<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/india/121017/aussie-pm-julia-gillard-takes-tumble-india-video" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Australia India Wed, 17 Oct 2012 18:18:00 +0000 News Desk 5722902 at http://www.globalpost.com Julia Gillard unveils Australia's plan to strengthen ties to Asia http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/121028/julia-gillard-unveils-australias-plan-strengthen-ties-asia Julia Gillard, Australia's Prime Minister, announced a plan on Sunday to significantly increase the country's ties to Asia. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/121028/julia-gillard-unveils-australias-plan-strengthen-ties-asia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Australia World Leaders Business Asia-Pacific Diplomacy Politics China Global Economy Sun, 28 Oct 2012 14:08:00 +0000 Talia Ralph 5724164 at http://www.globalpost.com 'Virgins Wanted' director could be charged with sex trafficking http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/brazil/121029/virgins-wanted-director-could-be-charged-sex-trafficking In a letter to Brazil's foreign minister, Attorney General João Pedro de Saboia Bandeira de Mello Filho said the film's director should be stopped from "executing the crime."<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/brazil/121029/virgins-wanted-director-could-be-charged-sex-trafficking" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Australia Brazil Mon, 29 Oct 2012 20:36:34 +0000 Jill Langlois 5724345 at http://www.globalpost.com