WELLINGTON/SYDNEY (Reuters) - The final version of a landmark deal aimed at cutting trade barriers in some of the Asia-Pacific's fastest-growing economies was released on Wednesday, signaling the pact was a step closer to reality even without its star mem
Australian authorities say they have helped make the Indian Ocean safer for air and sea travelers since the Malaysian airliner vanished in the vast expanse four years ago through search and rescue training with island nations.
(Reuters) - At least 5,000 people in New Zealand's South Island were cut off by massive landslips and hundreds of tourists stranded on Wednesday after former cyclone Gita whipped through the country, sparking a state of emergency in several southern towns
WELLINGTON (Reuters) - Air New Zealand warned on Monday flights in and out of New Zealand faced major disruptions this week due to Cyclone Gita, set to hit the country on Tuesday, and encouraged passengers to defer traveling.
Australia's prime minister has banned government ministers from having sex with staff as his deputy battles for his political survival over revelations that he is expecting a baby with a former press secretary.
A FLURRY of recent seismic activity across the so-called Ring of Fire has renewed fears a massive tremor could hit. Earthquakes have struck Alaska, Japan, and Taiwan in recent months, while a volcano in the Philippines recently erupted. The Ring of Fire c
Lawyers for the most senior Catholic cleric to face sex charges have told an Australian court that the allegations stemmed from publicity surrounding a national inquiry into child abuse three years ago.
WELLINGTON (Reuters) - Fijian authorities were working to establish contact with some remote southern islands on Wednesday after powerful Cyclone Gita took down communications, though the Pacific Island nation's most populated centers avoided serious dama
CYCLONE Gita has battered parts of Tonga and is now intensifying as it howls towards Fiji. Winds exceeding 124 mph were recorded as the super storm made landfall in the Pacific. Where is the storm now? On February 13, Cyclone Gita was intensifying as it