Horse flu spreads in Australia

Monday, August 27, 2007 The number of horses confirmed to be infected with Equine Influenza in Australia has risen to 47, all in the state of New South Wales. So far none of those confirmed infected have been thoroughbred race…

Strong earthquake near Solomon Islands, tsunami reported

Sunday, April 1, 2007 A magnitude 8.1 undersea earthquake triggered a tsunami that has killed at least fifteen people, including six children, in the Solomon Islands. Tsunami warnings have been issued for parts of Australia as well. According to the…

Actress Virginia Mayo dies

Thursday, January 20, 2005Virginia Mayo, an actress famous for her movie roles of the 1940s and 1950s, died Monday, January 17, 2005 in a nursing home in Thousand Oaks, California, of pneumonia and heart failure. Tony Gieske. “Goldwyn Girl Virginia…

On the campaign trail in the USA, October 2020

Monday, November 2, 2020 The following is the sixth and final edition of a monthly series chronicling the 2020 United States presidential election. It features original material compiled throughout the previous month after an overview of the month’s biggest stories.…

Arinze and Tettamanzi equal favorites as new Pope

Tuesday, April 5, 2005Irish betting shop chain, Paddy Power, is taking bets for a new Pope. The current front runners are Cardinal Francis Arinze of Nigeria and Cardinal Dionigi Tettamanzi of Italy, who have each been given odds of 11-4.…

Australian man to be executed in Singapore

Saturday, November 19, 2005 Supporters of convicted Australian drug trafficker, Van Nguyen, gathered outside the State Library in Melbourne yesterday to display thousands of messages of opposition to his death sentence. Callers to talkback radio in Melbourne were overwhelmingly against…