Tag Archives: Country: Australia

24Oct/17

World wine output set to fall to lowest since 1961

Global wine production this year is set to fall to its lowest level since 1961 after harsh weather in western Europe damaged vineyards in the world’s largest production area. As Silvia Antonioli reports, the international wine body OIV says global output is expected to fall to 246.7 million hectolitres in 2017, down 8 percent from last year. Continue reading

08Oct/17

Solar cars begin race across Australian desert

DARWIN, AUSTRALIA (OCTOBER 8, 2017) (BRIDGESTONE WORLD SOLAR CHALLENGE) – The World Solar Challenge began on Sunday (October 8) with nearly 40 solar cars crossing Australia’s tropical north to its southern shores, a gruelling 3,000 km (1,864 mile) race through the outback. Continue reading

11Dec/16

Qantas to fly non-stop from Australia’s Perth to London

Australia’s national carrier Qantas Airways will launch the first regular passenger flight directly linking Australia and Europe.

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08Aug/16

Swimming records fall as Phelps collects 19th gold

Sunday sees world records tumble in the swimming pool, as Adam Peaty and then Katie Ledecky both set new world record times on the way to Olympic gold in Rio. Michel Phelps also helps Team USA to gold in Men’s 4X100 metres relay.

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15May/16
Eurovision Song Contest

Ukraine takes Eurovision song crown

Ukraine wins the Eurovision Song Contest, snatching victory over Russia whose entry was tipped as the favourite. Paul Chapman reports. Continue reading

14May/16

Eurovision Song Contest: fans arrive for final show

Fans, draped in flags from across the globe tip their favourites to win the Eurovision Song Contest in Stockholm.

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14May/16

Australia reaffirms hard-line immigration policy

Australia defends its hardline immigration policy after two asylum-seeker deaths, weeks of protests and several medical evacuations from Nauru.

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