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New sex scandal hits Australian defence force

SYDNEY — The Australian military was rocked Thursday by a new sex scandal, including allegations of assault, child porn, rape and drug-dealing within its ranks. Documents obtained by Channel Seven News under the Freedom of Information Act detail what it called “ongoing, often major, breaches of discipline in Australia’s armed…

Australian police probe navy sexual assault

SYDNEY — Australian police were Sunday investigating a sexual assault claim involving the military, reportedly focusing on a navy ship previously found to have a culture of predatory sexual behaviour. Reports said a 25-year-old sailor had told police she was indecently assaulted on board the HMAS Success last week while…

Man hurt as portable toilet explodes in Australia

A man suffered life-threatening burns Monday after a portable toilet he was using exploded, apparently after he lit a cigarette. The victim, who was taking part in a joint Australia-United States military exercise at the time, was rushed to hospital with burns to his head, face, arms, chest and airways…

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