1. Man plunges to his death after falling out of a hot-air balloon in Australia

    By Chiara Fiorillo A man fell to his death from a hot-air balloon as it passed over suburban Melbourne, Australia 's second-largest city. The hot-air balloon took off from Melbourne's northern suburbs early in the morning and was in the air for about 30 minutes before the man fell f
  2. News channel sparks outrage over ‘sexist editing’ of female lawmaker’s image

    By Hafsa Khalil, CNN An Australian news channel has apologized after broadcasting an edited picture of a female lawmaker that enlarged her breasts and exposed her midriff. The digitally altered photograph of Victoria state lawmaker Georgie Purcell appeared in a 9News evening bullet
  3. Australia 'heartened' as US Congress expected to pass AUKUS provisions

    By: Kirsty Needham SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia's government on Friday welcomed signs that a U.S. defense spending bill which would authorise the sale of nuclear submarines to Australia is set to pass Congress after a compromise between Republicans and Democrats. The sale is part o