Gulf Times - Queensland
Australian woman was taken by crocodile, say police

Australian woman was taken by crocodile, say police

The disappearance of an elderly woman in the north-eastern Australian state of Queensland has been confirmed as a crocodile attack, local police said on Tuesday.

Missing elderly Australian woman feared killed by crocodile

Missing elderly Australian woman feared killed by crocodile

Anne Cameron, who suffers from dementia, was reported missing from a nursing home near Port Douglas in Queensland on Tuesday.

Rare white koala born at Australian zoo

Rare white koala born at Australian zoo

A koala at an Australian zoo has given birth to a rare white joey, staff announced Tuesday.

Australia blows the whistle on moving house by rail

Australia blows the whistle on moving house by rail

Moving house? Don't let the train take the strain -- that's the message from Australian rail chiefs after publishing footage of passengers lugging furniture and fridges on busy commuter services.

Australia braces for cyclone, thousands flee to higher ground

Australia braces for cyclone, thousands flee to higher ground

Thousands of Australians fled their homes on Monday as a powerful cyclone bore down on coastal towns in Queensland, where authorities urged 30,000 people to evacuate low lying areas most at risk from tidal surges and winds of up to 300 km per hour (185 mph).

Australian teen punches croc in miracle escape

Australian teen punches croc in miracle escape

An Australian teenager is lucky to be alive, paramedics said on Sunday, after he reportedly escaped the jaws of a crocodile by punching it in the head during a late night swim in a river.

Hot enough to fry an egg on a car in Australia

Hot enough to fry an egg on a car in Australia

Video of an Australian police officer frying an egg on the bonnet of his patrol vehicle during a heatwave has gone viral on social media.

Police dog dies of heat stroke after chasing car thief in Australia

Police dog dies of heat stroke after chasing car thief in Australia

A police dog in Australia became the latest victim of blazing temperatures sweeping across parts of eastern Australia on Friday when he died from heat stroke after chasing a car thief in the northern state of Queensland.

Blazing toilet rolls help Australian medic plane land

Blazing toilet rolls help Australian medic plane land

It was a bizarre sight -- 20 toilet rolls set on fire and lined up in rows after being drenched in fuel. But for pilot Geoff Cobden, it was the only way he could safely land his plane in the dark of night in a remote area of Australia.

Crocodile takes woman during night swim in Australia

Crocodile takes woman during night swim in Australia

A woman is feared dead after being seized by a crocodile during a late-night swim at a beach in northern Australia as her friend struggled to save her, police said on Monday.

Scientists alarmed at new Great Barrier Reef coral bleaching

Scientists alarmed at new Great Barrier Reef coral bleaching

Australian scientists managing the Great Barrier Reef have lifted their emergency response to the highest level following the publication of video footage of damage caused by coral bleaching.