Christmas Island

The Most Remote Island Vacations in the World

Arriving at one of the world’s most remote islands is well worth the extra time and effort<p>There is a difference between going away and getting away. Islands crowded by shipped-in tourists hardly seem relaxing when you’re beach towel to beach towel with a stranger. These 11 secluded destinations …

Beaches

Once-common ash trees and antelope added to red list of endangered species – in pictures

North American ash trees, that face extinction due to an invasive beetle, and African antelope join the latest IUCN list that includes 25,000 species at risk of extinction<p>Red list: ash trees and antelopes on the brink of extinction

Wildlife

Christmas Island’s only echolocating bat has gone extinct

The Christmas Island pipistrelle, a bat species found only on an Australian island, has been declared extinct. The final nail in the coffin was …

Extinction

Families lose class action over Christmas Island asylum boat tragedy

A court has ruled in favour of the Federal Government in a case brought against it after a boatload of asylum seekers smashed onto rocks at Christmas …

Australian News

To Catch a King Cobra - Wild Kingdom

Tagging a whale shark isn't easy. The giant fish's skin is thicker and tougher than any animal in the world, and when this diver moves in, the shark …

Animals

True love in Nauru | Abdul Karim Hekmat

On 25 January 2014, a new group of asylum seekers was brought to the detention centre in Nauru. Ashkan* went to the gate to greet the arrivals. He …

Refugees

More jail time for Sydney IS financer

A Sydney man who has been in jail since 2014, will spend at least another nine years behind bars for financing Islamic State with thousands of …

Australian News

Vocus Group Ltd flags assets sales and investments for growth

Home and fibre-optic internet business <b>Vocus Group Ltd</b> (ASX: VOC) this morning reported a net profit of $152.3 million on revenues of $1.82 billion …

Personal Finance (Australia)

A La Carte (August 21)

Today’s Kindle deals include some deals from Crossway (just like every other Monday) plus a biography of C.S. Lewis.Solar EclipseVox has an …

Evangelical Christianity

Which Countries Are Covered by T-Mobile International Plan?

Kyle wrote a great piece yesterday on why he is sticking to T-Mobile despite its flaws. I share in his assment, even as I spend this week in two …

T-Mobile

The 1922 Eclipse Adventure That Sought to Confirm the Theory of Relativity

It took 35 tons of equipment and a lengthy voyage to remote Western Australia.<p>On August 30, 1922, astronomer William Wallace Campbell arrived at …

Culture

Ali Hussaini eyes wrestling gold for Australia

He's undefeated and considered one of the best wrestlers in the country.<p>"I'm very happy in Australia," Ali Hussaini said.<p>"There's no fighting, no …

Olympics

More jail time for Sydney IS financer Yahoo7 News

A Sydney man who has been in jail since 2014, will spend at least another nine years behind bars for financing Islamic State with thousands of …

Australian News

Christmas Island: Closure of phosphate mine could spark economic collapse, council warns

Christmas Island could face a major collapse of its economy and population, with the island left "to the birds" if extensions to a phosphate mine are …

Environment

Who's afraid of the giant African land snail? Perhaps we shouldn't be

The giant African land snail is a poster child of a global epidemic: the threat of invasive species. The snails are native to coastal East Africa, …

Nature

A Christmas Island guard has been fired for smoking drugs with inmates

Christmas Island guard sacked for smuggling contraband0:34<p>A Christmas Island guard has reportedly been sacked for smoking drugs with refugees in …

Australian News

Asia in 3 minutes: Indonesians turn on pro-gay Starbucks, Duterte turns cannibal, and Malaysian men turn frisky over petrol station advert | This Week In Asia | South China Morning Post

Indonesian Muslims call for Starbucks boycott over gay policy<p>Muslims in Indonesia have been urged to boycott Starbucks by major Islamic groups that …

Abu Sayyaf

Kiwi wrongfully imprisoned by Australian border force

A detention facility on Christmas Island.<p>A Kiwi was illegally detained by the Australian Border Force earlier this year after a mixup over his …

Immigration

AUSTRALIAN STOCKS ON HOLD: Here's what you need to know

Children leap off the top of the famous Big Red Sand dune at sunrise on the final day of the The Birdsville Big Red Bash, a remote music festival. …

Venture Capital

Border Force illegally sent two Australian citizens to Christmas Island

New Zealand-born men released when error was realised in episode reminiscent of Cornelia Rau and Vivian Solon cases<p>Australian Border Force illegally detained two Australian citizens and sent them to Christmas Island in an episode reminiscent of the Cornelia Rau and Vivian Solon cases of more than a …

Immigration

Two Australian citizens wrongly sent to immigration detention, department confirms

The Immigration Department wrongly sent two Australian citizens to immigration detention, including one who was taken to Christmas Island, Fairfax …

Australian News

Morning Mail: Two Australians held on Christmas Island

Wednesday: Border Force wrongly detained dual citizens. Plus, North Korea claims to have tested an intercontinental ballistic missile<p>Good morning, this is Eleanor Ainge Roy bringing you the main stories and must-reads on Wednesday 5 July.<p>Top stories<p><b>Australian Border Force illegally detained two</b> …

North Korea

Border bungle: two Australian citizens wrongfully sent to immigration detention

The Immigration Department has confirmed it wrongfully detained two dual Australian citizens after they had their original visas cancelled on …

Australian News

Australians detained on Christmas Island ‘by mistake’

The government has admitted two Australian citizens were sent to the detention facility on Christmas Island within recent months by mistake.<p>According …

South-east Asia

Perth records second coldest start to 2017

Perth has recorded its second coldest start to the year, with the temperature dropping to just 3.4C as many made their way to work.<p>The mercury …

Climate Change

Navy member deployed on border patrol operation dies

A Royal Australian Navy member deployed on a border patrol operation has died, Defence says, adding the cause of the death is not yet known.

Australian News

How to see the red crab migration on Christmas Island

Christmas Island, an Australian territory, is a small island in the Indian Ocean. Once a year, red crabs — native to the island — begin making their …

The island

Located in the Indian Ocean, northeast of Australia and south of Indonesia, the Australian territory of Christmas Island is the arrival point for …

Australia to compensate Iranian girl's family for 'negligence' while she was held on Nauru

Girl’s treatment had allegedly resulted in severe mental illness and post-traumatic stress disorder<p>The Australian government has settled out of court to pay compensation to the family of a young Iranian girl for “negligence” in her treatment while detained on Nauru.<p>In May 2015 the family of the …

Law

Criminal with Canberra ties set for deportation from Christmas Island

"Mr Redzic has breached numerous court orders in the past and has reoffended despite warnings about the need to remain alcohol and drug free," read …

South-east Asia