| Jan 30, 2013
| 7:16 AM
An art exhibition in Vienna dedicated to the male nude is reportedly welcoming nudists to experience the galleries au naturel after public hours.
A spokesman for the Leopold Museum in Vienna told Reuters that there was a request by an association...
| Mar 10, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Few regions on earth are as vast or diverse at the Pacific Rim. Encompassing all the shoreline that borders the Pacific Ocean, the rim runs along the coasts of South and Central America, up past California to Alaska, along Russia’s Kamchatka...
| 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...
| Mar 15, 2011
Nearly everyone familiar with the history of the 1960s has heard of Timothy Leary and Ken Kesey, the pranksters who spread the gospel of psychedelics to the countercultural generation. But far fewer remember Owsley Stanley.
Stanley, who died Saturday...
| Nov 28, 2010
Australian microbiologist Frank Fenner, who headed the World Health Organization team that eradicated the smallpox virus globally and who played a key role in reducing the 1950s plague of rabbits in Australia, died Monday, according to the Australian...
| Jul 22, 2010
David Warren, an Australian scientist who invented the flight data recorder famously known as the "black box" to help investigate aircraft accidents, died Monday in a Melbourne nursing home. He was 85.
Australian defense officials announced the death but...
| Oct 12, 2010
Joan Sutherland, the Australian tailor's daughter acclaimed as "La Stupenda" during a nearly 40-year operatic career and rated by many critics as the most powerful and technically perfect diva of the 20th century, has died. She was 83.
| Sep 12, 2011
Title actor in cable's 'Spartacus' series
Andy Whitfield, 39, star of the cable series "Spartacus: Blood and Sand," died Sunday of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in Sydney, Australia, according to his manager, Sam Maydew.
Whitfield, who was born...
| Jun 17, 2010
Despite summer's reluctance thus far to make a lasting appearance, there soon will be plenty of gatherings by the pool, picnics at the Bowl and alfresco meals under a panoply of patio umbrellas. The superstars of summer produce — peaches, cherries,...
| Mar 25, 2012
Left for dead near the summit of Mt. Everest, Australian adventurer Lincoln Hall survived the night alone, without supplies, in temperatures well below zero. And then he got lucky.
As dawn broke, one of the last teams of climbers to ascend the mountain...
| Jul 16, 2010
Sir Charles Mackerras
Sir Charles Mackerras, 84, a renowned conductor acknowledged as the leading exponent of Leos Janacek's operas, died of cancer Wednesday in London, according to the management firm Askonas Holt.