Australian blogger, Belle Gibson who pretended to suffer from cancer may face legal action

An Australian blogger and author who pretended to suffer from terminal brain cancer faces legal action over her deception. Belle Gibson gained fame in Australia after she claimed to have beaten cancer using natural remedies rather than medical intervention. She launched a successful app and cookbook, but later admitted the diagnosis was made up. Consumer… Read More Australian blogger, Belle Gibson who pretended to suffer from cancer may face legal action

Airstrikes kill Australian ISIS recruiter

An Australian ISIS recruiter who called on his countrymen to “start attacking before they attack you” has died in a U.S. airstrike. Neil Prakash was the country’s “most prominent” ISIS recruiter and its “highest value target,” according to Australian Attorney General George Brandis. “He was the individual more than any other who had been actively… Read More Airstrikes kill Australian ISIS recruiter

Australian police charges teenager for terror attack plot

Australian police have charged a 16-year-old with preparing an act of terrorism, saying they believe he was plotting to target Anzac Day services. This is the second year in a row that authorities say they have intercepted an attack linked to the holiday. Anzac Day commemorates the first major battle involving Australian and New Zealand… Read More Australian police charges teenager for terror attack plot

Australian TV crew charged with kidnap in Lebanon

Australia’s Channel Nine reporter Tara Brown and three colleagues have been slammed four charges, including kidnapping in Lebanon. Prosecutors filed charges against the Australian TV crew over an attempt to abduct two children in a custody dispute. Five people arrested alongside them, including the children’s Australian mother, have also been charged. The mother, Sally Faulkner,… Read More Australian TV crew charged with kidnap in Lebanon

Unrest as ten-year-old Australian girl commits suicide

A remote community is in unrest while support agencies are searching for answers after the apparent suicide of an Indigenous ten-year-old Australian girl. The girl’s body was found at Looma in the Kimberly region on Sunday. It is the 19th Indigenous suicide in Western Australia state since December. Looma Police said the death of the… Read More Unrest as ten-year-old Australian girl commits suicide

Cyclone-hit Fiji Island gets relief aid from Australia

Australia said, on Monday, that it would donate 10 million Australian Dollars(equivalent to U.S. $7.1 million) to fund relief efforts in Fiji, where more than 60,000 people are sheltering in evacuation centres more than a week after the Pacific island nation was hit by its worst cyclone. Tropical Cyclone Winston, the worst ever recorded in… Read More Cyclone-hit Fiji Island gets relief aid from Australia