1. P

    World Australia: Pregnant Woman Diagnosed with Zika Virus

    A pregnant woman has been diagnosed with the Zika virus in Australia, officials said Wednesday, adding that the disease was acquired overseas. The Australian government has urged pregnant women to avoid areas where the mosquito-borne Zika virus, suspected of causing a surge in brain-damaged...
  2. P

    World 11-Year-Old Bitten by Shark in Australia

    An 11-year-old boy swimming in the waters of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef was mauled by a shark Tuesday, officials said, the second attack in the area in four days. The boy was swimming off Heron Island, some 460 kilometres (285 miles) north of Queensland state’s capital Brisbane, when he was...
  3. P

    World Hurray! It's Now January 1, 2016 in Sydney, Australia

    Hundreds of thousands of people have packed into Sydney and Melbourne to usher in 2016. An estimated 1.6 million people flooded into central Sydney to watch the country's largest New Year's Eve fireworks display, with some harbour-side viewing spots reaching capacity as early as 8:30pm. The...