The pastime of many, especially women looking for a cheap day out just got a bit more pricey. Window shopping will now cost visitors $5 bucks to just have a look around.
A food supplies store in Australia, Celiac Supplies, has posted an ominous warning to those looking to price compare and then go online to buy, or go to a competitor.
The store said it is an effort to stop people from coming into the store only for the purpose of price shopping them, both consumers and competitors.
Celiac did say if you make a purchase, the $5 bucks will be deducted off your total purchase.
Following a bilateral security summit Wednesday between U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and their Australian counterparts, Australia is set to host U.S. military surveillance systems.
Included as part of the agreement will be a c-band ground based radar system in Exmouth that will be operated by Australian military forces and a plan to relocate a Space Surveillance Telescope from New Mexico to an as-yet undecided location in Western Australia in 2014.
The captain of a merchant ship, MV Parsifal, bound for Singapore has diverted his ship to Australia after fearing the 67 asylum seekers he picked up at sea during a rescue might pose a threat to his ship.
During the rescue one of the asylum seekers fell overboard during the rescue and is now believed to have drowned while the remaining survivors were in an Australian immigration detention center.
We've all seen horror stories of having to be on hold for long periods of time after being told someone will be right with you, or being annoyed by having to call some central call center that barely speaks your language. Maybe you have had a bad experience yourself?
Well, here's another one of those. A man called his airline to confirm some his flight information and was put on hold for 15 hours.
The man, Andrew Kahn of Australia, called Qantas to confirm his flight from Australia to New York when he was told the next available representative will be with him and placed on hold.
The U.S. Navy is realigning the positioning of its fleet with an emphasis on the Pacific citing the growth of Asian economies and the rise of China's military build up and North Korea's continued threat. Among assets being moved are some of the Navy's most advanced aircraft, ships, weapons and force projection platforms.
The plan to shift 60% of its ships to the Pacific are in keeping with a directive by Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Adm. Cecil Haney, Commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet. The Obama Administration said this policy is a continuation of the Bush Administration policy.
Australian billionaire Clive Palmer has announced he, along with his investment partners, are building the Titanic II and it will sail from Southampton to New York City along Titanic's original route.
Unlike past hopes of building another Titanic, this time it appears to be a done deal with financing completed and contracts having already been signed to build the ship with the state owned Chinese company CSC Jinling Shipyard along with up to three other sister ships.
The "Big Dry", as the Australians called it, is over after nine years of crop failures and wildland fires, that caused billions of dollars in damages. The drought covered nearly all of Australia and cost the government an estimated $4.7 billion USD.
The government officially declared the drought over, but farmers fear that was a premature declaration. In reality, declaring the drought over means the government will stop its monthly payments to farmers of between $800 to $1,200.
An Australian man, Mansor Almaribe, was sentenced to 500 lashes and a year in prison for committing blasphemy in Medina, Saudi Arabia. Blasphemy is Saudi Arabia carries a maximum penalty of the death sentence so it seems the man got off fairly easy.