Recreation And Leisure

Australian state government proposes protecting wild horses

May 21, 2018

An Australian state government has decided to legally protect rather than kill thousands of wild horses, infuriating scientists who argue the feral species is doing severe environmental damage to the country's iconic Snowy Mountains alpine region

Author Junot Diaz withdraws from festival amid allegations

May 5, 2018

Author Junot Diaz has withdrawn from a writers' festival in Australia after accusations of sexual misconduct and misogyny made by fellow writers

Semenya rules on the track; Australians rule in the pool

Apr 10, 2018

Caster Semenya didn't let a light drizzle and technical malfunction prevent her from setting a 1,500-meter meet record Tuesday at the Commonwealth Games

Norfolk Islanders claim rare medal on Australian mainland

Apr 8, 2018

Norfolk Islanders Ryan Dixon, Haydn Evans and Phillip Jones claimed a Commonwealth Games lawn bowls bronze medal on Australian mainland soil on Sunday. It was only the second game medal ever for the islanders, and was a very big moment.

Sun, surf, sand are a setting for innovation on Gold Coast

Apr 8, 2018

Beyond the iconic surf-lifesavers, sun and sand the Commonwealth Games host Gold Coast is a city thriving with innovative people and ideas

Behind the Gold Coast's sun, surf and sand is innovation

Apr 3, 2018

And what a party it is set to be when the Commonwealth Games open at Carrara Stadium on the Gold Coast, where sun, sand and surf should be part of the theme. Beyond the miles of world-class sandy beaches, the Gold Coast is a city thriving with innovation

Thai beach from DiCaprio movie gets breather from tourists

Mar 29, 2018

The daily hordes of tourists have exhausted the Thai beach made famous by the Leonardo DiCaprio movie.

Violence during Rio Carnival spotlights security woes

Feb 15, 2018

A series of muggings, armed robberies and confrontations during Rio de Janeiro's Carnival celebrations are highlighting a deteriorating security situation in the city

Use of blackface in Brazil Carnival parade sparks debate

Feb 13, 2018

A top samba school's use of blackface in a Carnival parade is sparking debate about depictions of race in Brazil, which is still grappling with a fraught racial legacy

Ridicule of leaders, samba, skimpy garb at Brazil Carnival

Feb 13, 2018

Brazilians are making fun of local and world leaders, pushing boundaries and partying hard during Carnival celebrations

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