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Astronomers Say Unique Radiowaves Coming From Unknown Space Object

Researchers from the University of Sydney in Australia recently detected mysterious radiowaves from space having a completely unknown origin, expressing complete puzzlement over the nature of the energy that is being emanated. They are coming from a region in the...

New Gallipoli Underwater Museum Allows Divers to Explore Battle’s Shipwrecks

A new underwater museum at Gallipoli will allow divers to explore shipwrecks from the Battle of Gallipoli in World War I. The new undersea park features ships that were sunk during the 1915–16 World War I campaign, which was one...

Fire Breaks Out in Greek Orthodox Church of Sydney, Australia

A fire broke out at the historic Cathedral of the Annunciation of the Theotokos, a Greek Orthodox church in Sydney, Australia on the evening of Thursday, September 30. The fire caused significant damage to the interior of the historic and...

Australians Free to Travel from November After 18-Month Ban

Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison confirmed on Friday that international travel for Australians will resume next month, thanks to rising vaccination rates. Since March 2020, Australia has had some of the world's strictest border rules - even banning its own...

France Blasts US, Australia Over Ditching of Massive Defense Deal

France accused the U.S. of on Thursday of stabbing it in the back after Paris was pushed aside from a lucrative defense deal worth more than €50 billion that it had signed with Australia for submarines. Instead, Australia announced it...

Archbishop Makarios Receives Apology from ABC Australia Over Report

ABC Australia has issued an apology to the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia and Archbishop Makarios after publishing a report that claimed Makarios had been using taxpayer money meant for old age homes on his own lifestyle. ABC's article was...

The Greek Paradox: Why Do First Generation Greek-Australians Live Longer?

Scottish-Australian physician Norman Swan has made a complex discovery. Swan found that Greek-Australians, despite subscribing to potentially life threatening practices and diets, have the second highest life expectancy behind the Japanese. Swan dubbed this situation "the Greek Paradox" in...

Australia: Where Greek Migrants Got Second Chance at New Life

The story of how Greeks migrated from their native land to Australia is an interesting one. In 1829 the first known Greeks arrived in Australia. And they did not arrive voluntarily. They were a group of seven sailors who were transported to...

Greek Australian Kon Vatskalis Wins Second Term as Mayor of Darwin

Greek-Australian politician Kon Vatskalis has claimed re-election as Lord Mayor of the city of Darwin on Sunday after a convincing lead on first preference votes. While only 56 percent of votes have been counted so far, Vatskalis leads by more...

Victoria’s First Undercover Cop was Greek-Australian

What does the history of gambling in Victoria have to do with Greece? In a name, 89-year-old Nick Cecil. Cecil, a Greek-Australian, was Victoria's first undercover cop. In his heyday, he tackled the illegal off-course gambling industry when it was...