Australian tells BBC he created bitcoin, but some sceptical

By Byron Kaye and Jeremy Wagstaff SYDNEY/SINGAPORE, May 2 : Australian tech entrepreneur Craig Wright told the BBC that he was the creator of controversial digital currency bitcoin, but some scepticism remained about the identity of a person who until now has gone by the name of Satoshi Nakamoto. The BBC reported today that Wright […]

Half Australia’s Great Barrier Reef coral “dead or dying

By Colin Packham SYDNEY, Apr 20 : Australian scientists said today that just seven percent of the Great Barrier Reef, which attracts around 3.90 billion dollar in tourism every year, has been untouched by mass bleaching that is likely to destroy half the coral. Bleaching of coral occurs where it expels living algae, causing it […]

Austrian presidential polls to rattle centrists, buoy right wing

By Kirsti Knolle and Shadia Nasralla VIENNA, Apr 19 : Austrian voters look set to shake the foundations of the centrist coalition government in a presidential election on Sunday and may give yet another boost to the anti-Islam Freedom Party as Europe’s migrant crisis rumbles on. The president plays a largely ceremonial role from offices […]

Iranian asylum seeker in Australian detention convicted of attempted suicide

By Jarni Blakkarly MELBOURNE, Apr 16 : Australian refugee advocates and opposition politicians today condemned the conviction of an Iranian asylum seeker on charges of attempted suicide, a criminal offence in Nauru where he is being held in an Australian-run detention centre. Under Australia’s tough immigration policy, asylum seekers attempting to reach the country by […]

In China, Australian prime minister urges greater openness

By Ben Blanchard BEIJING, Apr 15 : Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull invoked the spirit of late reformist leader Deng Xiaoping on Friday to urge China to continue opening up to the outside world, as he addressed concerns about Internet freedoms and market access for foreign firms. Turnbull’s China visit, leading a delegation of 1,000 […]