Australia


Australia refuses to nominate former leader for top UN job

2016-07-29 07:15

Australia's government has rejected a request by former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd that it back his late bid for the top United Nations job.

Australia confirms MH370 captain's simulator showed Indian Ocean route

2016-07-28 10:10

Australian officials have confirmed that data recovered from a home flight simulator owned by the captain of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 showed that someone had used the device to plot a course to the southern Indian Ocean.

Hooded teen speaks as Australia juvenile abuse anger mounts

2016-07-27 13:34

A teenage boy who has been shown hooded and shackled in images from a juvenile detention centre that shocked Australia has apologised for his crimes as anger mounted over the scandal.

Australian woman finds napping seal in cemetery toilet

2016-07-27 08:43

A woman using the toilets at a local cemetery in Australia had the fright of her life after finding a large fur seal napping in the cubicle.

Laughing gas mix-up kills baby

2016-07-26 08:13

A newborn baby has died after being given "laughing gas" instead of oxygen in a tragic mix-up at an Australian hospital which left another infant severely disabled.

Body lay unnoticed in Aus fast-food outlet for days

2016-07-23 21:14

Police are investigating how a man's body lay undiscovered for up to three days in the toilet of an Australian fast-food restaurant.

Gross! Here's the body you need to survive a car crash

2016-07-22 15:20

He may look like the ugliest 'human' yet but Graham is an extreme attempt by road safety activists to raise awareness. This is the body you need to survive any car crash (Warning: disturbing images)

Oceanographer: Flight 370 could be north of search area

2016-07-21 18:12

The oceanographer whose calculations have helped an American adventurer find potential debris from Flight 370, says the Malaysia Airlines plane could have crashed slightly north of the current search area.

Man claiming to have bomb rams car into police station

2016-07-21 14:19

A bomb squad was investigating a car that was driven into a parking garage at a suburban Sydney police station, police said.

Ex-Australia PM Rudd wants UN secretary general job

2016-07-18 09:58

Former Australian prime minister Kevin Rudd has revealed he wants to succeed Ban Ki-moon as the next UN secretary general, asking Canberra to endorse his nomination.

 

Pope's aide investigated over child abuse claims in Australia

2016-07-28 11:24

Australian police have said they are investigating child abuse complaints against Vatican finance chief George Pell, but have not yet decided whether to press charges.

Ancient Australian flesh-eating marsupial discovered

2016-07-28 08:09

A new species of extinct flesh-eating marsupial that terrorised Australia's forests about five million years ago, has been identified from a recently discovered fossil site, scientists say.

Australian man wins Pacific island resort in raffle

2016-07-27 11:09

A lucky Australian man has won his very own remote Pacific island resort in a raffle, after shelling out just $49 for the winning ticket.

Rare white whale 'Migaloo' sighted off Australia

2016-07-26 18:52

An extremely rare white humpback whale has been spotted off the Australian coast as he migrates towards warmer tropical waters to mate.

Australia says no clues from FBI report on MH370 pilot

2016-07-25 12:47

Australia on Monday brushed off a reported FBI probe into the pilot of missing flight MH370, saying it was a matter for Malaysia and did not shed light on the plane's location.

Russian balloonist claims new record

2016-07-23 12:48

An official says a Russian balloonist has claimed a new 11-day round the world record after passing over an Australian airfield.

'No terror link' in Australia police station scare

2016-07-22 08:13

Terror links were ruled out after a man set his car alight and rammed it into a police station in Australia, as officials vowed to review security after the scare.

Police bomb squad examine car after Sydney scare

2016-07-21 16:41

Australian police say there is "nothing to indicate" a link to terrorism, after a man drove his car into an underground police station car park.

2016 Australian GP - Fernando’s heavenly sojourn

2016-07-19 10:55

Halfway into the Hungarian Grand Prix (July 24, 2016), the F1 season will reach its halfway point. Egmont Sippel takes a look at events and trends that have dominated each of the year’s ten races, thus far.

Woodside taps into big oil find off Senegal

2016-07-14 21:15

Australia's Woodside Petroleum is expanding its push into West Africa, agreeing to buy ConocoPhillips' deepwater stakes off Senegal.

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