Drive for giant new marine sanctuary in Antarctica

2017-10-16 12:08

Australia and France kick off a fresh push to create a vast marine sanctuary in pristine East Antarctica, hoping to build on the success of a landmark deal secured last year at a key annual conservation summit.

Crocodile suspected of killing Australia woman with dementia

2017-10-13 11:01

Authorities in northern Australia have been searching for a crocodile suspected of killing a dementia patient who wandered from a nursing home.

Flying Dutch win world solar car race in Australia

2017-10-12 10:11

Dominant Dutch team "Nuon" Thursday won an epic 3000km solar car race across Australia's outback for the third-straight year in an innovative contest showcasing new vehicle technology.

Epic world solar car race begins in Australia

2017-10-08 20:00

An epic 3 000km solar car race across the desert heart of Australia designed to showcase new technology has started near Darwin.

Australia amnesty nets 50 000 guns

2017-10-06 07:32

More than 50 000 guns have been handed in under Australia's first national firearms amnesty since a mass shooting 20 years ago, officials say.

North West University ready for SA Solar Car challenge

2017-10-05 09:59

The North West University will send a team to have its day in the sun at the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge, which takes place from 8 to 15 October in Australia.

Australian gun reform leader urges Trump to 'get real'

2017-10-04 12:41

The former politician who helped win over a hostile Australian pro-gun lobby to the idea of massive weapons reform, says the overwhelming success of the change should serve as an example for American politicians in the wake of the Las Vegas massacre.

Australian paedophile guilty of abusing 8 children back in court for extradition ruling

2017-10-04 05:14

A ruling is expected in the Wynberg Magistrate's Court on whether a man who has been found guilty of sexually abusing eight children in Cape Town should be extradited to Australia.

Last Australian-made Toyota rolls off production line

2017-10-03 08:51

The last Australian-made Toyota rolled off the production line, ending over five decades of manufacturing by the Japanese firm as the once-booming local car-making industry grinds to a halt.

Macklemore: I'm getting a lot of tweets from angry, old white dudes

2017-09-29 15:27

US rapper Macklemore is wading into Australia's gay marriage debate by vowing to sing his marriage equality anthem Same Love during a weekend rugby final.


Three dead in mid-air Australia skydiving collision

2017-10-13 22:54

Three people have died in what is believed to be a mid-air skydiving collision, with one of the victims found in someone's garden.

Mother and young son survive 10 days in bush

2017-10-12 21:42

A woman and her son, 9, have survived a 10-day ordeal with no food in rough bushland by using leaves to collect water and removing ticks and leeches from each other, reports and authorities say.

Unsent text message passes for will in Australia

2017-10-11 19:35

A dead man's unsent text message leaving his home and pension to his brother rather than his wife and son and signed off with a smiley face emoji has been ruled a legitimate will by an Australian court.

Sex offences: Cardinal jeered at Australia court

2017-10-06 09:10

Cardinal George Pell, the most senior Catholic official to face sex offence charges, has been jeered by protesters as he made a court appearance in his native Australia.

Lovelorn koala nabbed after zoo escape in hunt for mate

2017-10-05 12:03

Australian wildlife staff needed a crane to rescue a lovelorn female koala who escaped from her enclosure at the start of her first mating season, impatient to find a partner.

Convicted paedophile liable for extradition to Australia, Cape Town court rules

2017-10-04 18:34

Convicted paedophile Anthony Peter Freedendal is liable for extradition to Australia to face child sex charges, the Wynberg Magistrate's Court has ruled.

Cats kill one million birds a day in Australia

2017-10-04 07:25

Feral and pet cats kill more than one million birds in Australia every day, new research has shown, with the staggering slaughter driving the decline of many species.

Mystery of MH370 is 'almost inconceivable' - report

2017-10-03 13:08

A report into the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 says the continuing mystery over the fate of the plane and the 239 people on board is "almost inconceivable".

SpaceX's Musk unveils plan to reach Mars by 2022

2017-09-30 18:11

Futurist and inventor Elon Musk has unveiled ambitious plans to send cargo ships to Mars in five years and use rockets to carry people between Earth's major cities.

Moon village the first stop to Mars: ESA

2017-09-29 13:29

Setting up a permanent village on the moon is the first step towards exploring Mars, the European Space Agency has said, as plans to reach and colonise the Red Planet gathered pace.

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