Global wine production this year is set to fall to its lowest level since 1961 after harsh weather in western Europe damaged vineyards in the world’s largest production area. As Silvia Antonioli reports, the international wine body OIV says global output is expected to fall to 246.7 million hectolitres in 2017, down 8 percent from last year. Continue reading
DARWIN, AUSTRALIA (OCTOBER 8, 2017) (BRIDGESTONE WORLD SOLAR CHALLENGE) – The World Solar Challenge began on Sunday (October 8) with nearly 40 solar cars crossing Australia’s tropical north to its southern shores, a gruelling 3,000 km (1,864 mile) race through the outback. Continue reading
Australia launches a non-compulsory weeks-long postal vote on whether to legalise same-sex marriage. Samantha Vadas reports. Continue reading
Slippery fun at Wife-Carrying Championship in England.
Australia’s national carrier Qantas Airways will launch the first regular passenger flight directly linking Australia and Europe.
Sunday sees world records tumble in the swimming pool, as Adam Peaty and then Katie Ledecky both set new world record times on the way to Olympic gold in Rio. Michel Phelps also helps Team USA to gold in Men’s 4X100 metres relay.
Ukraine wins the Eurovision Song Contest, snatching victory over Russia whose entry was tipped as the favourite. Paul Chapman reports. Continue reading
Fans, draped in flags from across the globe tip their favourites to win the Eurovision Song Contest in Stockholm.
Australia defends its hardline immigration policy after two asylum-seeker deaths, weeks of protests and several medical evacuations from Nauru.