Gulf Times - Australia
Chinese spy seeks asylum in Australia after Beijing espionage claims

Chinese spy seeks asylum in Australia after Beijing espionage claims

A Chinese spy who defected to Australia says he is seeking asylum after reportedly revealing details of political interference operations by Beijing to Australian intelligence.

US confirms freed Taliban hostages on German soil

US confirms freed Taliban hostages on German soil

Two Western hostages held for three years by the Taliban in Afghanistan landed in Germany Thursday after a prisoner exchange two days earlier, a US diplomat confirmed.

Australian man survives croc attack by gouging its eye

Australian man survives croc attack by gouging its eye

An Australian wildlife ranger has recounted his terrifying escape from the clutches of a "particularly cunning" crocodile, after wrestling with the reptile and sticking a finger in its eye.

Bushfires rage across Australia's east and west as danger rises

Bushfires rage across Australia's east and west as danger rises

Dozens of wild fires burned across broad swaths of Australia's east and west on Saturday and firefighters scrambled to shore up defences ahead of hotter weather and stronger winds expected to bring more danger

More than a dozen bushfires burn in Australia at emergency level

More than a dozen bushfires burn in Australia at emergency level

At least 13 ferocious bushfires are burning at emergency level across the eastern Australian state of New South Wales (NSW), with one blaze just 20 kilometres outside Sydney.

Vietnam jails Australian citizen for 12 years on 'terrorism' charges

Vietnam jails Australian citizen for 12 years on 'terrorism' charges

A court in Vietnam sentenced a 70-year-old Vietnamese-Australian man on Monday to 12 years in prison after finding him guilty of ‘terrorism’, a lawyer who attended the trial told Reuters.

‘Leave now’: Australians urged to evacuate as ‘catastrophic’ fires loom

‘Leave now’: Australians urged to evacuate as ‘catastrophic’ fires loom

Authorities declared a state of emergency across a broad swath of Australia's east coast on Monday, urging residents in high risk areas to evacuate ahead of looming ‘catastrophic’ fire conditions.

Two people dead and 150 homes destroyed in Australian bushfires

Two people dead and 150 homes destroyed in Australian bushfires

Two people have died, five are missing and at least 150 homes have been destroyed as bushfires rage across eastern Australia, authorities said on Saturday.

Boeing says up to 50 planes grounded globally over cracks

Boeing says up to 50 planes grounded globally over cracks

Boeing announced Thursday up to 50 of its popular 737NG planes had been grounded after cracks in them were detected, in another blow to the US aircraft maker following two deadly crashes.

Australia's 'backpacker tax' illegaly targets foreigners, court rules

Australia's 'backpacker tax' illegaly targets foreigners, court rules

Australia's ‘backpacker tax’ illegally targeted some foreign workers, a court ruled Wednesday, leaving people who spent time in the country on holiday working visas in line for tax rebates.

Australian regulator files privacy suit against Google alleging location data misuse

Australian regulator files privacy suit against Google alleging location data misuse

An Australian regulator has filed a lawsuit against Alphabet Inc's Google, accusing it of misleading smartphone users about how it collected and used personal location data ...

Marquez wins Australia MotoGP thriller as Vinales crashes

Marquez wins Australia MotoGP thriller as Vinales crashes

World champion Marc Marquez secured his 11th victory of the season at the Australian MotoGP after disaster struck fellow Spaniard Maverick Vinales, who crashed on the last lap.