| Dec 5, 2012
| 11:36 AM
Dame Elisabeth Murdoch, mother of News Corp. Chairman Rupert Murdoch, has died at her home outside Melbourne, Australia, at the age of 103.
The matriarch of the world's most prominent media family was well-known in Australia for her philanthropy, and...
| Oct 4, 2012
| 1:24 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - People who live within a half-mile of lots of parks and fields go on fewer walks than those who don't have much parkland nearby, a new study from Australia suggests.
The findings run contrary to the notion that people get more...
| Apr 29, 2013
| 1:03 PM
The annual list of the "World's 50 Best Restaurants" has come out, and three-year champ Noma, in Copenhagen, has been knocked from its No. 1 perch.
El Celler de Can Roca, a Spanish restaurant presided over by the Roca brothers, has bumped René Redzepi's...
| Jan 11, 2013
| 4:33 PM
Australian Open 2013 TV schedule on ESPN2 and Tennis Channel begins Jan. 13 with coverage from Melbourne Park. The first Grand Slam of the tennis calendar takes place at Melbourne Park in Melbourne, Australia, as the world’s best tennis players head...
| May 27, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Some people think “Spider Man: Turn Off the Dark” was the worst disaster ever to hit a New York City stage, but the problem-plagued musical’s balky machinery, injured flying actors and bruised egos in 2011 were nothing compared to what...
| Apr 25, 2012
Southern author of short stories, novels
Doris Betts, 79, a novelist and writing teacher best known for short stories and novels that evoke the geography and mores of the South, died of lung cancer Saturday at her home in Pittsboro, N.C.,...
| May 9, 2011
1st Aborigine to a win world boxing title
Lionel Rose, 62, the first Australian Aborigine to win a world boxing title, died Sunday near Melbourne after being ill for several months, his family said. He had a stroke in 2007 that left him...
| May 10, 2011
John Walker, 67, a guitarist and singer who was one of the founding members of the Walker Brothers, a 1960s rock band whose biggest hit was "The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine (Anymore)," died of liver cancer Saturday in Los Angeles, according to his personal...
| Nov 2, 2010
Some remarks, like radioactive elements, have a lingering half-life that allows them to poison one generation after another. One that still contaminates our body-obsessed popular culture is the Duchess of Windsor's notorious admonition that no woman can...
| Jul 21, 2011
| 12:18 PM
Early in 2009, a group of theater artists in Melbourne, Australia, reached a fork in their creative road. On the other side was an extraordinary outdoor theatrical event taking place right now in Chicago, titled "en route." But let me start back Down...
| Sep 30, 2010
| 9:35 PM
It's a mantra for many a band seeking inspiration: back to the stacks, back to the stacks, back to the stacks. The Australian trio Cut Copy, whose free-spirited break-out album, "In Ghost Colours," finely plumbed the depths of '80s electropop,......