Oceania


Alcohol consumption in Australia has declined steadily during the past decade, with per capita consumption in 2013–14 reaching its lowest level since the early 1960s. A new study published today by the scientific journal Addiction shows that the overall decline in drinking is due mainly to less drinking among people in their […]

New study shows a generational shift toward lighter drinking in ...





UK funding confirmed for Red Cross Emergency Appeal. Britain will contribute £500,000 to the International Federation of the Red Cross Emergency Appeal to help thousands of people affected by Tropical Cyclone Pam and deploy three additional humanitarian experts to the region, International Development Secretary Justine Greening announced today. The funding for the […]

Extra humanitarian experts deployed to help Vanuatu



A man has been questioned by police after he parked his plane at a pub and then went inside for a beer on Monday. Locals in Newman, Western Australia, were surprised after seeing the wingless Beechcraft two-seater aircraft going along the main drag in the mining town in the Pilbara […]

Man takes plane to the pub in Australia