hong kong protests

Pro-Beijing Thugs Are Vandalizing Hong Kong Democracy Protests in Australia Now

And the Chinese government has praised them for their "spontaneous patriotism."
Tim Hume
Australia Today

Seniors in Australia Keep Getting Swindled by a Line Dancing Scam

Retirees have allegedly been duped out thousands to attend and compete in dancing competitions that never happened.
Gavin Butler

How to Get a Job at Amazon’s HQ2 if You Really Want It

Amazon is invading Queens, New York and Arlington, Virginia with thousands of jobs and societal disruption. Here’s what you need to know before you join the Jeff Bezos empire.
Rick Paulas

The Australian Strawberry Needle Bandit Has Been Arrested

Authorities have apprehended a former strawberry farm worker who was inserting needles into fruit for the last two months.
Danielle Wayda
endangered species

This endangered turtle is so punk, it breathes through its butt

Punk’s not dead. It’s just endangered.
Alex Lubben
The VICE Guide to Right Now

It's About to Get Much Easier to Buy Medicinal Weed in Australia

Australia's federal health minister announced new measures aimed at bringing a surplus of the drug to the country in just eight weeks.
Katherine Gillespie

The 'Sick Note' This Pizza Parlor Owner Left After Getting Too Drunk at the Races Is Pretty Great

Blake Pendlebury owns Gaslight Pizza, and he also owns a share in Irish Constabulary, a horse that won a $250,000 prize at the Magic Millions races on the Gold Coast.
Wyatt Marshall

Why the World's Deadliest Bird Keeps Breaking Into People's Houses

Sometimes, to be cruel is to be kind.
Sarah Emerson
asia & pacific

Australia Charged Five Guys for Planning to Take a Motor Boat to Join the Islamic State

The five men planned to travel to Syria to join the violent Islamist extremist group using a small motor boat that would initially take them to Indonesia and the Philippines.
Reuters News Agency
asia & pacific

The New Way to Travel to the Islamic State — by Boat from Australia

As terrorist plots go, it may be one of the less well thought out. Five men were allegedly preparing to sail a 23-foot boat almost 2,000 miles, hoping to join Islamic State in Syria.
VICE News and Reuters

Pregnant 12-Year-Old Forced to Wait Weeks for Court to Approve Her Abortion

In Queensland, Australia, a pregnant preteen had to petition the Supreme Court for the right to terminate her pregnancy.
Callie Beusman

What to Do When the World's Most Dangerous Bird Walks Into Your House

There’s no running from the murderbird.
Sarah Emerson