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  • Australian election is set to be closest in decades

    Australian election is set to be closest in decades

    Australian election analysts are forecasting the closest contest in decades, and say 'grumpy' voters may produce Australia’s first hung parliament since 1940.

  • Australia's Aboriginals won land, now defend right to use it

    Australia's Aboriginals won land, now defend right to use it

    Australian Aboriginals and environmentalists once allied to protect land. Now they’re split over whether struggling indigenous communities should exploit it for mining and other economic activity.

  • Gallery Celebrating the American flag

    Charles 'Pete' Conrad Jr. stands with the US flag on the surface of the moon during the Apollo 12 mission, in this 1969 file photo. Flag Day is celebrated on June 14, and commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States at the Second Continental Congress in 1777. Flag Day was established in 1916 by President Woodrow Wilson.

  • Australia UFO: What the heck was it?

    Australia UFO: What the heck was it?

    Despite claims of otherworldly origins, the Australia UFO was likely created by the new Falcon 9 rocket launched from Cape Canaveral.

  • Bacteria in soil could provide electric power

    On their own, the batteries don't provide much power, but they could be stacked to produce higher wattages.

  • Australia UFO sightings: Was that the Falcon 9 rocket?

    Australia UFO sightings: Was that the Falcon 9 rocket?

    Eerie spiral light show in the pre-dawn sky over Australia on Saturday prompted a flood of UFO reports. The phenomenon was likely the privately launched Falcon 9 rocket, which lifted off from Cape Canaveral Friday.

  • Gallery Best and worst places to be a mother

    AFGHANISTAN: The central-Asian country is the worst place to be a mom, according to Save the Children. Every year, 50 million women in the developing world give birth with no professional help, and Afghan children face a 1 in 4 risk of dying before age 5. Here, an Afghan girl carries a ration from a food distribution program for her mother in Kabul on April 15, 2010. The mother is a victim of a land mine explosion and a war widow.

  • How much damage did the Shen Neng 1 do the Great Barrier Reef?

    How much damage did the Shen Neng 1 do the Great Barrier Reef?

    Australian arrested two Chinese sailors over the grounding of the Shen Neng 1 coal carrier on the Great Barrier Reef, and Australian investigators are looking into the extent of the damage when the ship was grounded while taking an illegal shortcut through the protected ecosystem.

  • Anger in Australia mounts after ship grounds on Great Barrier Reef

    Anger in Australia mounts after ship grounds on Great Barrier Reef

    The Chinese coal freighter Shen Neng 1 that grounded on the Great Barrier Reef has been moved to safety. But the incident has made the public aware that freighters routinely take illegal shortcuts through the reef, and politicians are calling for steeper fines and legal action to protect it.

  • In Pictures Disaster averted at the Great Barrier Reef

    This photo taken on April 4 by the government of Queensland, Australia, shows a small amount of oil leaking from the Chinese coal carrier the Shen Neng 1 after the vessel ran aground near Australia's Great Barrier Reef off the coast of Queensland late on April 3. The carrier was refloated on April 12 and officials were dispatched to assess damage to the Douglas Shoal on the reef.