PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea — A mob stripped, tortured and bound a woman accused of witchcraft, then burned her alive in front of hundreds of horrified witnesses in a Papua New Guinea town, police said Friday. It was the latest sorcery-related killing in this South Pacific...
Date: 02/08/2013 | Nation & World
CANBERRA, Australia — An Australian court has ruled that a bureaucrat who was injured while having sex on a business trip is eligible for worker's compensation benefits.
Date: 12/19/2012 | Off the Wire
LONDON — It started out as a joke, but ended in tragedy.
Date: 12/07/2012 | Nation & World
LONDON -- Two Australian radio disc jockeys apologized Wednesday after impersonating Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles in a prank call and getting a London hospital to tell them all about Kate Middleton's condition.
Date: 12/06/2012 | Nation & World
Bilbo Baggins and Gandalf the Grey are getting their own coins as New Zealand puts its money where its movies are.
Date: 12/02/2012 | Nation & World
WELLINGTON, New Zealand — Wearing elf ears and wizard hats, sitting atop their dad's shoulders or peering from balconies, tens of thousands of New Zealanders watched their favorite "Hobbit" actors walk the red carpet Wednesday at the film trilogy's hometown premiere.
Date: 11/28/2012 | Nation & World
LOS ANGELES -- With the Tribune Co. expected to emerge from bankruptcy soon, News Corp. Chairman and Chief Executive Rupert Murdoch is looking to acquire two of its trophy properties -- the Los Angeles Times and The Chicago Tribune.
Date: 10/20/2012 | Nation & World
SYDNEY — Australian Treasurer Wayne Swan said Friday that "cranks and crazies" in the Republican Party are threatening economic growth as Congress remains deadlocked on tax increases and spending cuts set to take effect in January.
Date: 09/21/2012 | Nation & World
CANBERRA, Australia -- Qantas Airways Ltd. grounded two pilots who quarreled in the cockpit of their Boeing 747 jumbo jet at a Dallas airport last week, the airline and an aviation official said Tuesday.
Date: 08/22/2012 | Nation & World
WELLINGTON, New Zealand -- A mass of small volcanic rocks nearly the size of Belgium has been found floating off the coast of New Zealand.
Date: 08/11/2012 | Nation & World
CANBERRA, Australia — Prostitutes have the right to work from motel rooms in an Australian state, a court said after finding the owner's refusal to rent to a sex worker was discriminatory.
Date: 08/08/2012 | Off the Wire
CANBERRA, Australia -- The Vietnamese government has lent Australia a white concrete crucifix built by Australian soldiers during the Vietnam War in memory of their fallen countrymen, a gesture that is a milestone in the former enemies' warming relations.
Date: 07/27/2012 | Nation & World