Australia 'increasingly confident' wreckage is from MH370

2015-07-31 09:25

Authorities hunting for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 say they were 'increasingly confident' that wreckage found on an Indian Ocean island is from the ill-fated jet, raising hopes of solving one of aviation's great mysteries.

Australia plays down MH370 luggage link

2015-07-31 06:07

Australian MH370 search chiefs have played down any link between part of a bag discovered on the French island of La Reunion and the doomed flight.

Madeleine McCann ruled out as girl's remains found in Australia

2015-07-30 08:25

The decomposed remains of a young girl found in a suitcase dumped in Australia do not belong to missing British girl Madeleine McCann, police say.

Eight charged with 500 abuse offences against Australian girl

2015-07-29 11:08

Eight men have been charged with hundreds of child sex offences against a 13-year-old girl in Australia, including her father who police alleged facilitated the horrific abuse over two years.

Bodies found in search for avalanche Canadians

2015-07-27 14:18

New Zealand police searching for a pair of missing Canadian students say that two bodies have been found in avalanche debris near the area they were hiking.

Australian surfer survives shark attack, drives himself to hospital

2015-07-27 11:49

A surfer has been bitten by a shark off the Victorian coast but managed to get to shore and drive himself to hospital, a media report says.

Australian 'ISIS nurse' remanded in custody

2015-07-27 06:01

An Australian nurse who allegedly joined Islamic State in Syria has been remanded in custody on terror charges relating to carrying out guard duty and reconnaissance for the militants.

Beaches closed after Australia shark sightings

2015-07-26 09:53

Four beaches on Australia's east coast have been closed after numerous shark sightings, police say, as authorities patrolled waters off a southern island following a fatal attack on a diver recently.

Australian nurse who aided ISIS heading home

2015-07-24 13:14

An Australian nurse alleged to have given medical assistance to ISIS militants fighting in Syria could face arrest for violating tough new security laws when he lands in Sydney, police and officials say.

Brigitte Bardot slams cat killing plan

2015-07-22 19:02

French actress Brigitte Bardot has condemned an Australian plan to cull two million feral cats to stop them harming native animals.


Surfer punches shark to escape attack in Australia

2015-07-31 07:08

A surfer has punched a shark after being attacked on Australia's east coast, suffering bite wounds to his legs and hands in what a witness said was like ‘a Mick Fanning replay’.

Stamp on aircraft debris should help quick with ID

2015-07-30 13:45

A number stamped on a piece of aircraft debris found on La Reunion Island could help quickly identify whether it came Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, missing for more than 500 days.

Rapper Azealia Banks denounces 'terrible' Australian crowds

2015-07-29 15:23

Outspoken New York rapper Azealia Banks has declared herself fed up with playing in Australia, condemning the audiences as belligerent.

Australian reality TV stars 'shot at by ISIS' in Syria

2015-07-28 12:01

Australian public broadcaster SBS has defended a reality show where participants were shot at by ISIS in Syria as part of a trip retracing refugees' journeys, saying they had extensive security preparations.

Australian woman who had baby with boy, 12 is jailed

2015-07-27 14:18

A woman who had regular sex with her daughter's 12-year-old friend and fathered his baby has been jailed for up to six years, with the judge saying she took away his childhood.

Jehovah's Witnesses hid 1 000 child sex abuse cases

2015-07-27 11:01

The Jehovah's Witnesses Church in Australia failed to report to police more than 1 000 cases of child sexual abuse going back more than 60 years.

Australian with alleged ISIS links charged with supporting terrorism

2015-07-26 13:00

An Australian nurse has been charged with terrorism offences for allegedly supporting the Islamic State group in Syria after he voluntarily returned home from the troubled country.

Man killed by shark in Australia

2015-07-25 08:48

A man has been killed by a shark off the Australian island state of Tasmania while diving with his daughter, it has been reported.

Australia to get new terrorism alert system

2015-07-23 19:04

Australia will have a new national terrorism alert system this year that describes conditions ranging from possible to certain, Prime Minister Tony Abbott says.

Australia's war on wind farms threatens renewable project

2015-07-21 21:00

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott's hostility to wind farms may jeopardise the country's biggest renewable energy project, a $2bn-plus wind and solar plant.

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