| Oct 15, 2013
| 9:21 AM
Imagine the book you need to ace the exam showing up at your door, care of your friendly neighborhood drone.
A textbook rental company is trying to mimic the instantaneous speed of e-book delivery for printed books by utilizing civil drones in Sydney,...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 10:30 AM
Netflix will make its first foray into original comedy and documentary programming with Canadian comic Russell Peters next month, as the Internet streamer continues to fashion itself in the image of a premium cable network.
Starting Monday, Oct. 14,...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 2:09 PM
The conservative politician widely expected to emerge as Australia's prime minister after Saturday's parliamentary elections has mused publicly that it may not be "a bad thing" that men have more power than women.
Liberal Party leader Tony Abbott has...
| Sep 8, 2013
| 12:30 AM
Confronting years of denial, Bosnian helmer Jasmila Zbanic's brave drama "For Those Who Can Tell No Tales" commemorates the more than 3,000 Bosniaks murdered during ethnic cleansing in the Visegrad area in the 1990s, especially the women tortured in...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 11:10 AM
A new Instagram-themed hotel in Sydney, Australia, is offering a free night's stay to people who have more than 10,000 followers on the photo social network.
The 1888 Hotel appears to be the first hotel with an Instagram theme, and it is turning to...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 11:13 AM
In Thursday's Pictures in the News, new students at the University of Granada medical school in Spain are pelted with food by older students during a traditional fall hazing ritual. Tokyo: Japanese businessmen contend with strong wind and rain as deadly...
| Nov 23, 2012
| 6:01 PM
Best-selling Australian author Bryce Courtenay, whose debut novel, "The Power of One," was made into a popular 1992 movie starring Morgan Freeman, has died. He was 79.
Courtenay died Thursday at his home in Canberra, Australia, according to his...
| Sep 12, 2012
Filmed shark for 'Jaws'
Ron Taylor, 78, an Australian marine conservationist who helped film some of the dramatic underwater footage used in the classic shark thriller "Jaws," died Sunday at a Sydney hospital after battling leukemia....
| Apr 23, 2013
| 10:43 PM
Robert W. Edgar
Six-term Pennsylvania congressman
Robert W. Edgar, 69, who represented Pennsylvania for six terms in the House of Representatives, served as president of the Claremont School of Theology and went on to lead the public interest group...
| May 9, 2013
| 7:12 AM
A couple aboard a Carnival Cruise Lines cruise ship have gone overboard in waters off Australia, and are missing, the Miami-based cruise line confirmed in a statement Thursday.
The Carnival Spirit returned to port in Sydney earlier in the day without...
| Sep 18, 2012
| 4:32 PM
Mazda unveiled an updated CX-9 ahead of the three-row SUV's official debut at next month's Australian International Motor Show in Sydney. The automaker will launch the car Down Under later this year, but full details are still forthcoming. It will......
| Oct 26, 2012
| 5:03 AM
Global Focus: Fracking Australia -- Lock the Gate appears to be a fitting name for Australia’s protest movement against hydraulic fracturing. It took activists years to identify threats to public health from "fracking," a classic case of getting...