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Neurosurgeon investigating patient's mystery symptoms plucks a worm from woman's brain in Australia

Aug. 29, 2023 08:13 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A neurosurgeon investigating a woman’s mystery symptoms in an Australian hospital says she plucked a wriggling worm from the patient’s brain. Surgeon Hari Priya Bandi was performing a biopsy through a hole in the 64-year-old patient’s skull at...

Authorities say 3 US Marines were killed in an aircraft crash in Australia that injured 20 others

Aug. 27, 2023 04:12 AM EDT
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Authorities say 3 US Marines were killed in an aircraft crash in Australia that injured 20 others.

A passenger is charged in Australia with threatening to blow up an airliner

Aug. 15, 2023 04:47 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A 45-year-old man was charged Tuesday with threatening to blow up a plane during a flight from Australia to Malaysia that returned to Sydney. Police arrested Canberra resident Muhammad Arif and took him from the Airbus A330 on Monday, almost three hours...

Australian police charge 19 men with child sex abuse after FBI tips about dark web sharing

Aug. 07, 2023 23:04 PM EDT

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Police have charged 19 men in Australia with child sex abuse offenses and rescued 13 children from further harm following tips from the American FBI of an international online criminal network, officials said Tuesday. Two of the 19 men already were...

NASA listens for Voyager 2 spacecraft after wrong command cuts contact

Jul. 31, 2023 18:01 PM EDT

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA is listening for any peep from Voyager 2 after losing contact with the spacecraft billions of miles away. Hurtling ever deeper into interstellar space, Voyager 2 has been out of touch ever since flight controllers accidentally sent a wrong command...

Dingo pack leader killed after attacking a jogger on a popular Australian tourist island

Jul. 20, 2023 07:44 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Wildlife authorities have killed the leader of a pack of dingoes that mauled a jogger on a popular Australian tourist island in a ferocious attack that a rescuer said could have been fatal. Sarah Peet, 23, was attacked by three or four Australian native...

A car-sized object that washed ashore in western Australia is thought to be space junk

Jul. 18, 2023 21:10 PM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Authorities were investigating on Tuesday whether a cylindrical object about the size of a small car that washed up on a remote Australian beach is space junk from a foreign rocket. Police had cordoned off the barnacle-encrusted object after it was...

Australia’s High Court dismisses Russia’s bid for injunction to halt its embassy’s eviction

Jun. 26, 2023 08:24 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s highest court on Monday dismissed Russia’s request for an injunction that would have halted the eviction of its embassy from a site in the capital, Canberra. A man who had been occupying the block in a portable cabin for more than a week in an apparent...