Australia

Gold prospector’s miracle kangaroo find

"With the disastrous year that our wildlife has endured due to extreme weather and the worst bushfires in Victoria’s history, this story is even more special as so many of our animals have suffered and perished."

General Motors kill 160-years-old Australian brand Holden

“Holden will always have a special place in the development of our countries. As Australia and New Zealand grew, Holden was a part of the engine room fuelling that development,” said General Motors Holden Interim Chairman and Managing Director Kristian Aquilina.

Burns survivor Turia Pitt welcomes second baby

Turia Pitt suffered 65% burns to her body in a fierce grass fire during a 100km marathon. It took several hours before medical help arrived and when she was airlifted out she was barely alive and wasn't expected to survive.

Sydney in Australia receives most rain in 30 years

The Gospers Mountain fire, near the Blue Mountains, west of Sydney, was 512,626 hectares in size. The area larger than Long Island and Manhattan in New York City combined had been burning but has since been put out by the heavy rain.