Most Commented Stories Tagged: Australia

Conflict & Justice

Slowing down in Australia

Slow down or you'll miss today's Geo Quiz: We are looking for a little town in southeast Australia. It's located in the state of Victoria. The commission has convinced the town to change its name for a month in order to raise awareness about road safety.

Sports

Geo answer

Today we're heading to South Australia where the international cycling race, the Tour Down Under, is under way. The answer is Adelaide, Australia. Anchor Marco Werman gets details about the race from ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corp.) sports reporter John Thompson-Mills who's got his eye on American cyclist Lance Armstrong as he tries to make a comeback.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

For today's Geo Quiz we were looking for Australia's southern-most state where today Australia Day celebrations kicked off with great food and traditional games. The answer is Tasmania. Producer Jake Warga sends an Australia Day audio postcard.

Politics

Whale rider wanted by Australian officials

An eye-witness says a boy climbed onto the back of a southern right whale off the coast of Australia and 'rode' on its back. The report has caught the attention of the authorities. Anchor Lisa Mullins gets details from the BBC's Phil Mercer in Sydney.

Development & Education

Riding pantsless around the globe

Yesterday was International No Pants Day, though you'd be hard-pressed to find it on any official calendars. With 16 countries and 44 cities participating, thousands boarded subway systems around the world to pull off one of the biggest annual pranks.