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More debris found with possible MH370 link

2016-05-26 10:33

Three new pieces of debris have been found in Mauritius and in Mozambique that could be linked to missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, Australia's transport minister says.

Facebook apologises for banning 'undesirable' plus-sized model

2016-05-24 14:40

Facebook has been forced to backtrack after it banned an Australian ad featuring a bikini-clad plus-sized model promoting positive body image, initially saying the photo's depiction was "undesirable".

WATCH: Drone captures shark feeding frenzy on whale

2016-05-23 09:42

A drone has captured a bloody feeding frenzy by around 70 tiger sharks on a dead whale, turning the pristine waters of the aptly named Shark Bay in Australia red.

Man battles crocs in Australia with spanner, spark plugs

2016-05-18 11:26

A desperate fisherman threw spanners and spark plugs to fight off circling crocodiles after his friend drowned when one of the animals capsized their small boat, reports say.

Coal spill risk to Australia's Great Barrier Reef

2016-05-17 22:01

A major coal spill on Australia's Great Barrier Reef could kill some colourful corals within two weeks and stunt the growth of fish and seagrass.

Aussie Olympians to get extra-strong condoms against Zika virus threat

2016-05-16 11:50

Australia's Olympians will be issued with free super-strength condoms in Rio to minimise any infection from the Zika virus, officials say.

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WATCH: Debris found in Mossel Bay 'almost certainly' from MH370

Two pieces of debris found in South Africa and Mauritius "almost certainly" came from Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, Australian officials said on Thursday after an expert examination. Watch.

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SA, Mauritius debris 'almost certainly' from MH370

2016-05-12 07:17

Two pieces of debris found in South Africa and Mauritius "almost certainly" came from Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, Australia said after an expert examination.

Australia turns back three asylum-seeker boats

2016-05-09 09:40

Australia has intercepted three asylum-seeker boats so far this year, including one carrying women and children from Sri Lanka, the country's immigration minister reveals.

Woman charged over $3.4m 'handbag spree'

2016-05-06 11:25

Australian police have charged a 21-year-old woman with fraud after she allegedly spent US$3.4m that her bank mistakenly gave her, with much of the money reportedly lavished on handbags.

 

Man who drugged and raped backpacker gets 9 years

2016-05-25 13:10

An Australian man who kidnapped, drugged and raped a German backpacker has been sentenced to nine years in prison.

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This 4x4 river-crossing is nerve-wracking

Watch Richard Hull and Brendan Braam drive their Toyota Land Cruiser 80 series across Australia's Margaret river. The duo make it halfway with relative ease before the water level rises...

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Balloon passengers in dramatic boat rescue in Australia

2016-05-22 14:26

Nine people have been plucked to safety from their struggling hot air balloon in a dramatic water rescue carried out by a family on the Australian coast.

Glass beads found in Australia point to huge asteroid hit

2016-05-18 10:45

Australian scientists have found evidence of a huge asteroid they say slammed into Earth some 3.46 billion years ago -- making it the second oldest known to have hit the planet and larger than the one blamed for wiping out the dinosaurs.

Australian teen accused of plotting terror attack in Sydney

2016-05-17 07:01

Police say a teenager has been arrested amid allegations he had been planning to launch a terrorist attack in Sydney

Australian couple whose 3 children died on MH17 welcome baby

2016-05-13 11:43

An Australian couple whose three children were killed in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over Ukraine two years ago has welcomed a new baby.

46 rescued from ship that caught fire off Australian coast

2016-05-12 10:43

Police say all 46 people aboard a tourist catamaran have been rescued after the vessel caught fire and sank on Australia's Great Barrier Reef.

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This is what happens when you fall asleep at the wheel

Dashcam footage from Australia captures the moment a driver nodded off while driving on the Great Northern Highway near Herne Hill.

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Toyota's 86 transforms into Shooting Brake

2016-05-09 07:46

Toyota's popular coupe, the 86, has been transformed into a dramatic two-door Shooting Brake concept. Will it head into production?

Top ISIS recruiter killed in US air strike

2016-05-05 07:00

Australia's most wanted Islamic State terror suspect, who was linked to several attacks on home soil, has been killed in a US air strike in Iraq, the Australian government has confirmed.

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