• A weather satellite image obtained from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

    Australia evacuates coastal cities as cyclone nears

    Australia evacuated thousands of people from its northeast coast on Tuesday as a cyclone rivalling Hurricane Katrina bore down on tourism towns and rural communities, with officials saying it could even threaten areas deep inland that were ruined by floods last month.
  • Lead poisoning affecting kids’ health, study reveals

    According to the statistics published in the Medical Journal of Australia, one child suffers from lead poisoning every nine days in the mining town of Mt Isa, in Queensland.