Australia sending icebreaker to rescue stricken Antarctic researcher

An Australian icebreaker was sailing to Antarctica yesterday in a rescue mission to evacuate a researcher with a "developing medical condition" from a remote station.

Icebreaker RSV Nuyina departed from Tasmania last week to rescue an unnamed individual from Casey, a research base on the frozen continent 3,443 kilometers (2,139 miles) away, the Australian Antarctic Programme said.

Australia to hold Indigenous rights referendum on Oct 14

Australia will hold a historic Indigenous rights referendum on October 14, the prime minister said Wednesday, setting up a defining moment for the nation's relationship with Aboriginal minorities.

"On that day, every Australian will have a once-in-a-generation chance to bring our country together," Anthony Albanese said as he announced the date for the compulsory and binding vote.

Touring North America, Maisie Peters comes of age

With British pop singer Maisie Peters' tour across North America underway, there's one city she's particularly looking forward to playing: Sacramento, California.

Why? The Greta Gerwig effect.

"That's like a 'Lady Bird,' Greta Gerwig pilgrimage," Peters told The Associated Press in a recent interview. "So I'm excited for that."

Health tourism industry eyes larger share in global market

Türkiye's health tourism industry aims to increase its share in the world's $100 billion market from the current 4 percent to 10 percent, says Servet Terziler, the president of the Turkish Health Tourism Association.

The industry had started to recover fast from the fallout of COVID-19, but the February earthquakes were a blow to the sector.