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Jeremy the koala recovers from bushfire injuries

2015-01-30 15:02

Social media sensation Jeremy the koala, who was rescued by fire-fighters after his paws were badly burnt in a bushfire in Australia's south, has been released back into the wild.

Sydney siege hostage killed by police bullet ricochet

2015-01-29 07:35

One of the hostages held during a siege at an Australian cafe last month was killed by a ricochet of at least one police bullet that also injured three other hostages, an inquest has heard.

East Antarctica’s largest glacier melting - scientists

2015-01-26 19:28

Australian scientists say the largest glacier in East Antarctica, containing ice equivalent to a 6m rise in global sea levels, is melting due to warm ocean water.

Diabetic 5 year old receives first artificial pancreas

2015-01-26 05:00

Xavier Hames can now enjoy water sports and activities as much as his friends after being fitted with an artificial pancreas to help manage his diabetes.

‘Training device’ sparked Sydney bomb scare

2015-01-23 08:58

An unattended package left on a Sydney ferry that sparked a lockdown of Australia's iconic harbourfront has been revealed to be training equipment used by the transport company.

Australia calls for skilled tenders to aid MH370 search

2015-01-22 13:56

The Australian agency leading the search for missing airliner MH370 is calling for skilled foreign tenders for the recovery of the Malaysian jet, if it is found, Deputy Prime Minister Warren Truss says.

Boy suffering from diabetes gets world first artificial pancreas

2015-01-22 12:39

Xavier Hames can now enjoy water sports and activities as much as his friends after being fitted with an artificial pancreas to help manage his diabetes.

SA family’s dream of peace in Australia shattered

2015-01-22 12:08
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A South African family who moved to Australia to escape the crime in their homeland have become victims to thieves and abusive youths, they say.

More crocs swim near people than realised

2015-01-21 13:09

More large saltwater crocodiles swim unseen closer to humans than previously thought, a new Australian study says.

‘Stupid’ teen gets stuck in Australian club roof

2015-01-20 12:08

A ‘remarkably stupid’ Irish teenager has been fined over $2 500 after firefighters had to rescue him from the roof of an Australian nightclub he was trying to enter.

Australia raises terror threat level against police

2015-01-20 07:15

Australia has raised the threat level of a terrorist attack against law enforcement officers to "high", federal police say, citing intelligence, discussions with international partners and recent high-profile attacks in Europe and Canada.

Australia pushes to save drug offenders on death row

2015-01-19 13:41

Canberra is pursuing efforts to save two convicted Australians from the firing squad in Indonesia after Jakarta executed six drug offenders.

Djokovic downplays concerns

2015-01-18 12:03

Novak Djokovic has pronounced himself fit and going in search of his fifth Australian Open after overcoming a bout of illness.

Sharks close Aussie beaches for week

2015-01-16 11:03

Beaches at the Australian city of Newcastle have been closed for a seventh day after at least two large sharks were sighted in coastal waters.

Sydney siege declared terrorist act for insurance claims

2015-01-15 14:51

A fatal Sydney cafe siege last month has officially been declared a terrorist incident by the government so businesses can make insurance claims.

Shark closes beaches at Australian city for 6 days

2015-01-15 11:11

Beaches at the Australian city of Newcastle have been closed for a sixth day because of a 5m great white shark that is lurking in coastal waters.

Nadal plays disco tennis

2015-01-14 18:33

A new format called Fast4, which some have dubbed disco tennis, has been on display as a recovering Rafael Nadal took charge.

China stun Uzbekistan

2015-01-14 16:16

China have scored twice to come from behind and beat Uzbekistan at the Asian Cup to book themselves a spot in the quarter-finals.

Aussie boss scoffs at ranking

2015-01-13 20:01

Australia coach Ange Postecoglou says his team have made a mockery of the FIFA rankings after the Socceroos pummelled Oman.

Sydney man dies after being tasered by cops

2015-01-12 15:33

A man has died in police custody after being tasered and pepper-sprayed by Sydney police.

Fourth ship to join search for MH370

2015-01-12 14:10

A fourth ship with specialised underwater equipment will join the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 10 months after it vanished.

Aus name CWC 15-man squad

2015-01-11 13:37

Australia have named the following 15-man squad for the World Cup which will be held in Australia and New Zealand.

Australian counter-terrorism raids continue

2015-01-09 20:57

Australian police have conducted fresh counter-terrorism raids in Sydney as part of an ongoing investigation into citizens providing support to foreign fighters.

Man dies after car breaks down in Australian Outback

2015-01-08 14:03

A 60-year-old man who attempted to trek 48km with little water in searing heat across Australia’s parched Outback after his car broke down was found dead 2km from safety, police say.

Australian fire-fighters containing sprawling wildfire

2015-01-06 12:41

Officials say fire-fighters are winning the battle to contain a sprawling wildlife raging on a 240km perimeter that has razed 38 homes and left two people in hospitals in southern Australia.

 

Boy suffering from diabetes gets world first artificial pancreas

2015-01-29 14:11

Xavier Hames can now enjoy water sports and activities as much as his friends after being fitted with an artificial pancreas to help manage his diabetes.

Sydney cafe inquest to shed light on how hostages died

2015-01-28 08:33

An inquest into the deadly siege in which an extremist gunman held a cafe full of people captive in Sydney is set to open, amid expectation it will officially lift the lid on how two hostages died.

Australia PM in 'time warp' as British royal knighted

2015-01-26 13:07

Australian PM Tony Abbott has marked his country’s national day by honouring UK’s Prince Philip with a knighthood, sparking criticism from the opposition of being in a "time warp".

Iraq get nod to play in semis

2015-01-25 14:14

Iraq have been cleared to take their place in the Asian Cup quarter-final against South Korea after a protest was turned down.

Australian loses Indonesia death row appeal

2015-01-22 16:42

An Australian drug smuggler on death row in Indonesia has lost his appeal for presidential clemency, meaning he could soon face the firing squad alongside a compatriot also convicted of trafficking.

Boy gets world first artificial pancreas

2015-01-22 12:43

Four-year-old Xavier Hames can now enjoy water sports and activities as much as his friends after getting an artificial pancreas to help manage his diabetes.

Virgin Australia cuts airfares on oil tumble

2015-01-22 12:30

Virgin Australia plans to cut fuel surcharges from flights to the US and reduce airfares in response to plunging oil prices, putting pressure on rival Qantas.

Sydney harbour bomb scare prompts evacuations

2015-01-22 07:47

A harbour precinct in Sydney has gone into lockdown, as a specialist investigates a suspicious object found on a ferry.

Australian wine exports rebound on China trend

2015-01-21 10:19

Australian wine exports to China have rebounded last year as sales of cheaper wines gained traction, bucking a regional shift towards high-end tipples.

Australian refugee camp protest over, but not tensions

2015-01-20 09:16

A protest involving hundreds of asylum seekers at an Australian immigration detention centre in Papua New Guinea has ended without serious violence, authorities in both countries say.

New app traces Nadal's game

2015-01-19 18:30

Rafael Nadal's new tennis racket comes with a power switch and has sensors embedded in the handle to tell him how he played.

Australian beaches reopen as sharks scram

2015-01-19 09:19

Australian beaches which had closed due to sightings of large sharks for a record nine days have reopened, officials say, but rough surf kept most swimmers away.

'Detained asylum seekers will never live in Australia'

2015-01-16 12:11

Asylum seekers kept at an Australian-run detention centre in Papua New Guinea's Manus Island will never be allowed into Australia, despite recent protests, the government says.

10 months on, Australia confident in finding MH370

2015-01-16 08:20

Missing airliner MH370 is 'very likely' to be found if it lies in the vast undersea zone now being scoured, and is probably in good condition despite being submerged for 10 months.

Sydney siege declared terrorist act

2015-01-15 11:45

A fatal Sydney cafe siege last month has been officially declared a terrorist incident by the government so businesses can make insurance claims.

How some corals recover from 'bleaching'

2015-01-15 08:38

A sharp rise in sea temperature can inflict potentially catastrophic 'bleaching' on corals, but research identified factors that may render some reefs more resilient than others.

Pironkova wins again

2015-01-14 17:30

Tsvetana Pironkova has stretched her international winning streak to 14 matches with a victory over Barbora Zahlavova Strycova.

Australia migratory bird levels plunge from Asia development

2015-01-14 13:26

Coastal developments in northeast Asia are threatening the survival of Australian migratory shorebirds, a study has found.

Oz GP organisers refuse new start time

2015-01-13 05:29

The 2015 Formula 1 season has yet to start but already there's controversy about the start time for the Melbourne GP.

Australia to export uranium to India - Rio Tinto

2015-01-12 14:36

Rio Tinto expects to start exporting Australian uranium to India as soon as safeguards are in place to restrict its use to power generation.

People join rallies worldwide to honour Paris victims

2015-01-11 16:15

People have gathered in cities around the world to honour the 17 victims who died during three days of bloodshed in Paris and to support freedom of expression.

Serena loses 2 of 3 singles

2015-01-11 13:24

Serena Williams seems to have lost her touch temporarily after losing two of three singles at the Hopman Cup.

Djokovic shocked by Karlovic

2015-01-08 19:56

Novak Djokovic has been bundled out of the Qatar Open by big-serving Ivo Karlovic, but Roger Federer survives scare in Brisbane.

Australian fire-fighters battle bushfire in heatwave

2015-01-07 11:14

Australian authorities say they have largely contained a destructive bushfire in the country’s south but would remain vigilant against potential flare-ups with a heat wave set to send temperatures soaring.

2014 was Australia's third hottest year on record

2015-01-06 10:29

Authorities say Australia sweltered through its third-hottest year on record in 2014 , following a record hot 2013.

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