Australia and Pacific


  • Roger Federer Wins 20th Grand Slam Title

    Tennis superstar Roger Federer has won his  20th Grand Slam Title and his 6th Australian Open trophy. In a dramatic match, the Swissman beat Croatian  Marin Cilic  6-2, 6-7, 6-3, […]

  • World’s Largest Battery in South Australia

    The world’s largest battery has gone into operation in Australia. American technology giant Tesla built the 100-megawatt lithium-ion battery for South Australia’s state government. The battery was connected to the power grid only  2 […]

  • Mungo Man Returns Home

    The remains of Australia’s oldest aboriginal man, who died about 42,000 years ago, has been returned to his original burial ground in  New South Wales. For years, he had been at […]

  • Australia Bans Climbing Uluru

    Authorities at Uluru National Park have announced that tourists will no longer be allowed to climb up to the top of Australia’s most famous landmark. The ban will take effect […]

  • End of Australia’s Car Industry

    The last car , a General Motors Holden, has come off the production line in Adelaide, Australia.  It ends a 90-year long era of car manufacturing in Australia.  At its […]

  • Where Did Easter Island Inhabitants Really Come From?

    Easter Island , or Rapa Nui as the natives call themselves , belongs to the remotest  places on earth.  The Chilean island, famous for its carved statues,  is located in […]

  • 2011 Tsunami Drives Marine Animals to US Coast

    The 2011 tsunami , which led to the nuclear catastrophe at Fukushima, has swept thousands of sea creatures across the Pacific Ocean to the  US coast. In the past 6 […]