Tag: Australia

All 11,000 people who live on Ambae, in the north of the Pacific archipelago, were ordered to leave after the Manaro Voui volcano rumbled to life and rained rock and ash on villages last week

China Denies Reported Plans to Build Major South Pacific Naval Base on Vanuatu

Australia’s Fairfax Media revealed on Monday that China is planning to build a permanent military base on the island of Vanuatu, which would put Chinese warships on “Australia’s doorstep.” Officials from Vanuatu disputed the claim, insisting their country will remain non-aligned.

Catholic faithful wait their turn for confession at Santa Teresa basilica in Caracas during the celebration of the Nazarene of Saint Paul, part of the Holy Week festivities, on April 12, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / FEDERICO PARRA (Photo credit should read FEDERICO PARRA/AFP/Getty Images)

Australian State Premier Challenges Catholic Priests’ ‘Seal of Confession’

The premier of the Australian state of New South Wales State has initiated a national discussion on the inviolability of the Catholic “seal of confession” following a Royal Commission recommendation that priests be required to divulge any sexual abuse of children heard in the confessional.

XILINGOL, CHINA - JULY 30: The flag guard formation holding the flag of the Communist Party of China, the national flag and the flag of the PLA attends a military parade at Zhurihe military training base to mark the 90th birthday of Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) on July 30, …

World View: How China Would Lose a War with the United States

Contents: Massive earth fissure suddenly opens up in mid-Kenya, signaling an eventual split in all of Africa; How China would lose a war with the United States; ISIS-linked terrorists in Afghanistan kill 32 in bombing of Shia Shrine in Kabul

A man lifts a young woman in his arms while an older women looks on unsympathetically in a scene from 'Gay Love' at the Lyric Theatre, London. (Photo by Sasha/Getty Images)

No Sex for You: Lawmakers Banned from Sexual Relations with Staff

Australian government ministers have been banned from having sex with their staff after the country’s deputy leader was exposed as having an affair that left a former aide pregnant and the conservative coalition government in disarray.