• Townsville, Australia, Hit By Mini-Tornado: ‘Sounded Like A Freight Train’ [VIDEO]

    A 'mini-tornado' touched down in Townsville, Australia, Tuesday morning damaging 60 homes, injuring 3 people, and leaving 17, 000 residents without power.
  • North Australia set to face more weather extremes, corals show

    Flood and storm-battered northern Australia is likely to suffer more frequent weather extremes, according to a study of coral cores that reveal a centuries-old climate record for the region.
  • A girl waits in line to enter an emergency cyclone shelter in a shopping mall in the northern Australian city of Cairns

    Giant cyclone hits Australian tourist coast

    One of the most powerful cyclones on record slammed into Australia's coast on Thursday, uprooting trees, tearing roofs off buildings and raising the danger of deadly storm surges.
  • Cyclone Gets Ready to Touch Down in Australia, What Will be the Impact on Aussie?

    Australian cyclone pushes copper prices to new highJust after Queensland, Australia had gotten over the worst flooding in a century, the people there are bracing for a huge category 5 hurricane/cyclone - being compared to the US' Hurricane Katrina. Winds are gusting up to 300 km/h, and there is warning of life and property damages.
  • 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.
  • Hickory Police Chief Tom Adkins and (inset right, clockwise from top) Zahra Baker, step-mother Elisa Baker and father Adam Baker. Adkins said, Friday, November 12, 2010, that the human remains found by the police earlier this month are of Zahra Baker

    Adam Baker denies role in Zahra's death

    Adam Baker, father of the disabled 10-year old girl Zahra Baker whose disappearance and confirmed death has shocked the people of North Carolina, has vehemently denied that he has anything to do with her death or dismemberment.
  • Hickory Police Chief Tom Adkins and (inset right, clockwise from top) Zahra Baker, step-mother Elisa Baker and father Adam Baker. Adkins said, Friday, November 12, 2010, that the human remains found by the police earlier this month are of Zahra Baker

    NC police confirm Zahra Baker is dead, investigations will continue

    Police authorities in North Carolina ended their search for missing Australian girl Zahra Baker, by confirming they have found her remains but assured that they will continue to investigate how she died.
  • Geordie Mark: Glowing Reviews for Uranium Plays

    You don't hear a lot of talk about uranium these days. It's just not as sexy as gold or silver. But with a host of reactors slated for construction, the sector is rife with opportunities. Haywood Securities Analyst Geordie Mark visits numerous uranium projects each year, researching plays at all levels. In this exclusive interview with The Energy Report, Geordie tells us why he's given sector outperform ratings to no less than 11 companies. It could be the most comprehensive global roundup of ...
  • Townsville turns for US help due to sperm shortage

    Local fertility groups in Townsville now seek help from the US as they are running out of the supply of sperms.
  • Third Townsville resident infected with dengue

    Following the announcement of an outbreak of dengue in the north Queensland city last week, a third Townsville resident is believed to have contracted the virus.
  • Rural regions will have new cancer centres, Rudd says

    The Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd and his team have gone to regional Australia to share the information regarding new and upgraded cancer treatment facilities for certain bush centres.
  • Dengue fever outbreak in North Queensland

    A recent spread of dengue fever cases has been declared, with three cases originating in the north Queensland town of Tully. Queensland Health medical director Dr Jeffrey Hanna says while the outbreak is small; there is no time to be complacent.
  • Australian floods cut copper, zinc shipments

    Xstrata, Rio Tinto and Kagara are companies which have been hit hard by Australian floods which have cut road and rail links and interrupted ore and concentrate shipments.