Posted In: file sharing, megaupload
The controversial and colorful online troublemaker Kim Dotcom has a new business venture. His last one, the file-sharing site Megaupload, got him indicted by American authorities, who say he got rich pirating content. He's new venture is just called Mega.
Posted In: Australia, China, food safety, baby
Supermarkets and pharmacies in Australia are reporting a shortage of the baby formula Karicare due to stockpiling by Chinese customers.
Australia's economy was hit by the biggest fall in 20 years in the first quarter, shrinking by 1.2 percent, after extreme weather struck at home and abroad.
Samoa is hoping to move its economy into the future -- by a full 24 hours. The time change would put Samoa on the same schedule as major trading partners like New Zealand and Australia.
Smoking kills millions of people each year. And now public health experts from 41 countries in the Asia-Pacific region want to fight back. They're meeting in Australia to look at ways to take on the tobacco industry. The BBC's Phil Mercer reports.
Australians will soon take to the polls for its federal election. And the economy is taking center stage.