Andrew Thomas

Andrew Thomas

After 11 years based in his native London, Andrew moved to Sydney with his Australian wife tasked with bringing all things Antipodean to Al Jazeera English. Since he started in December 2010, Andrew has covered a long line of natural disasters and the very human responses to each: the Christmas Island asylum boat sinking, the floods in Queensland and Victoria, the earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand and the triple-whammy of the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear crisis in Japan. In London, Andrew worked for Channel 4 News and at the BBC's Newsnight.

Australia

'Thick, putrid' smog descends over Sydney as Australia bushfires rage

Australia Prime Minster Scott Morrison says there is nothing much that could be done to lessen effect of bushfires.

'Thick, putrid' smog descends over Sydney as Australia bushfires rage

Asia

China short-listed for 94 awards

Chinese projects are shortlisted in virtually every one of 39 categories of prizes at this week's awards.

China short-listed for 94 awards

Asia Pacific

'Every street a hazard': On the road from China's Heihe

China and Russia this week opened a $50bn gas pipeline through Heihe, a notoriously cold part of China.

'Every street a hazard': On the road from China's Heihe

Asia Pacific

Film festival rivalry: China targets Taiwan's Golden Horse

The film festival has found itself caught up in the increasingly tense relationship between China and Taiwan.

Film festival rivalry: China targets Taiwan's Golden Horse

Asia Pacific

Papuans commemorate 1998 massacre amid Indonesia crackdown

Papuans living in exile in Australia have put together a book and a music album describing a major massacre.

Papuans commemorate 1998 massacre amid Indonesia crackdown

Asia Pacific

Crocodile Trophy: Australia's ultimate biking test

Mountain biking has been an Olympic sport since 1996, yet lives in the shadow of road cycling attract big sponsors and money.

Crocodile Trophy: Australia's ultimate biking test

Asia

Qantas tests 19-hour New York-Sydney route

A direct flight from New York to Australia has touched down in Sydney, as part of Qantas's attempts to push the limits of commercial flight.

Qantas tests 19-hour New York-Sydney route

Asia Pacific

Australia's nursing homes routinely sedate elderly: Rights group

Seniors in Australian nursing homes medicated to keep calm, says Human Rights Watch.

Australia's nursing homes routinely sedate elderly: Rights group

Asia

Planet SOS: Bushfires threaten farmers in parts of Australia

The recent fires, combined with the worst drought on record, are having devastating consequences on farmers in Australia.

Planet SOS: Bushfires threaten farmers in parts of Australia

Asia Pacific

What's the economic cost of Hong Kong protests?

Future of Hong Kong's economy unclear but what has already been lost is Hong Kong's reputation for stability.

What's the economic cost of Hong Kong protests?

Asia Pacific

China condemns Hong Kong protesters as 'thugs'

Beijing vows all those involved in Hong Kong clashes and those behind the demonstrations will be punished.

China condemns Hong Kong protesters as 'thugs'

Asia Pacific

Hong Kong gov't warns protests pushing city to 'dangerous edge'

Hundreds of people blocked major roads after a largely peaceful protest earlier.

Hong Kong gov't warns protests pushing city to 'dangerous edge'