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Australia’s Other Great (and Threatened) Coral Reefs

MELBOURNE, Australia — The United Nations issued a dire alert on Monday, warning that many of the world’s coral reefs could die as soon as 2040 as a result of climate change. Already, warming waters have bleached more than two-thirds Read more…


Serena Williams Cartoon ‘Not About Race,’ Artist Says. Experts Strongly Disagree.

“Thomas Nast, Winsor McCay, Will Eisner, R. Crumb all used blackface imagery; Dr. Seuss did viciously racist anti-Japanese cartoons during World War II, and on and on,” Mr. Berlatsky said. “Using exaggerated racist imagery for comic effect is one of Read more…


Women in Australia’s Parliament Decry Bullying and Sexism in Push for Change

The spill certainly inflamed the tension in Parliament, but women have long struggled to find a foothold there. Senator Sarah Hanson-Young filed a defamation lawsuit against a male colleague after he told her during a debate over women’s safety to Read more…


How Does Australia See Itself?

The colour, beauty and richness of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture. — Phil Johnston ___ The classless nature of pubs in Australia. — Barton Quilkey ___ Herds of Emus. Hundreds of them out by Booligal or Ivanhoe. — Davis Read more…


For Sale: 55-Foot-Tall Lobster. Owners in a Pinch. Can You Help?

KINGSTON SOUTH EAST, Australia — On a grassy patch of land beside the Princes Highway, Casey Sharpe sighed as he looked up at his most prized and problematic possession: a 55-foot-tall spiny lobster. His name is Larry. And his future Read more…


Maureen Dowd, in Australia, Explains Trump’s ‘Ego Arithmetic’

“He’s thinking of this as a reality show and he will get those ratings,” Maureen said. “He’s an attention addict.” ‘We’re the Selfie Stick’ What about the role of the media covering President Trump? When asked about this last night, Read more…


Was a Scientist’s Death Murder or an ‘Act of Mercy’?

BUNDANOON, Australia — Even into her 80s, Mary E. White thrived on the expanse of Australian rain forest she had made her home, and she told friends of ambitious plans: She was going to write her autobiography, and there were Read more…


Australia Sends Migrants Found in Crocodile-Infested Waters to Detention

SYDNEY, Australia — For the first time in nearly four years, a group of migrants was caught illegally entering the Australian mainland by sea this week, after surviving a shipwreck and several days in crocodile-infested waters, the authorities said. By Read more…


Scott Morrison, Australia’s New Prime Minister, Balances Politics and Prayer

SYDNEY, Australia — At a regular Sunday morning service, before the praise songs and a sermon on resilience, a pastor at one of Sydney’s largest Pentecostal churches mentioned a congregant who was usually among those worshiping there. Church had always Read more…


Australia’s Political Brawl Has Another Winner: A Popcorn Seller in Texas

Peter Dutton, an Australian politician, was defeated in his efforts to become prime minister on Friday. But Peter Dutton, a popcorn seller in Austin, Tex., turned a fleeting moment of mistaken identity into fame on the other side of the Read more…