• Images

    Australia locks down millions as US struggles

    Agence France-Presse . Sydney | Updated at 12:56am on July 08, 2020

    Australia on Tuesday ordered millions of people locked down in its second-biggest city to combat a surge in coronavirus cases, as nations across the planet...

  • Images

    New Zealand health minister quits after COVID lapse

    Agence France-Presse . Wellington | Updated at 11:02am on July 02, 2020

    New Zealand’s health minister resigned Thursday after a public backlash over his breach of lockdown and his criticism of the civil servant responsible for the...

  • Images

    110 migrants rescued in Mediterranean

    Agence France-Presse . On board the Ocean Viking | Updated at 01:39am on June 27, 2020

    More than 110 migrants drifting in the Mediterranean on two makeshift boats were rescued on Thursday in separate operations by a ship chartered by a...

  • Images

    Toilet paper limits imposed in Australia to stop virus panic buying

    Agence France-Presse. Melbourne | Updated at 01:52pm on June 26, 2020

    Supermarkets imposed purchase limits on toilet paper across Australia Friday following panic buying by people rattled over a surge in coronavirus cases in the country's...

  • Images

    New Zealand gun laws tightened further

    Agence France-Presse . Wellington | Updated at 11:28pm on June 18, 2020

    New Zealand further tightened its firearms laws Thursday in the wake of the last year’s Christchurch mosques massacre, when a lone gunman murdered 51 Muslim...

  • Images

    Aboriginal man’s violent arrest sparks Australian police probe

    Agence France-Presse . Sydney | Updated at 01:15am on June 17, 2020

    Australian police opened an investigation Tuesday after officers were filmed pinning down and apparently striking an Aboriginal man several times during an arrest, as mass...

  • Images

    Thousands march for racial justice in Australia

    Agence France-Presse . Perth | Updated at 12:40am on June 14, 2020

    Thousands of protesters rallied for racial equality in cities across Australia on Saturday despite official warnings the demonstrations could undermine the country’s success in suppressing...

  • Images

    Aussie teen lost on Mount Disappointment found

    Agence France-Presse . Melbourne | Updated at 11:28pm on June 10, 2020

    An autistic teen lost for two days in Australian bushland was reunited with his family Wednesday, after a hundreds-strong volunteer search than involved using Vegemite...

  • Images

    Eyeing US, New Zealand drops plans for armed police patrols

    Agence France-Presse . Wellington | Updated at 01:05am on June 10, 2020

    New Zealand police on Tuesday scrapped plans for armed patrols prompted by last year’s Christchurch mosque shootings, after criticism the change would lead to a...

  • Images

    New Zealand releases its last COVID-19 patient from isolation

    Agence France-Presse . Wellington | Updated at 01:23pm on June 08, 2020

    New Zealand has no active COVID-19 cases after the country’s final patient was given the all clear and released from isolation, health authorities said Monday...