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Cyclone-ravaged Australia like 'a war zone'

2017-03-29 06:41

Towns were cut off and without power in northern Australia after being pummelled by a powerful cyclone that washed battered yachts ashore and ripped roofs off houses in scenes compared to "a war zone".

'Unparalleled' number of dinosaur tracks found in Australia

2017-03-27 16:49

An "unprecedented" 21 different types of dinosaur tracks have been found on a stretch of Australia's remote coastline, scientists have said, dubbing it the nation's Jurassic Park.

5 things we learned from the Australian GP

2017-03-27 07:38

Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel triumphed over Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton with a stunning victory at the 2017 Australian GP. Here 5 things we learned from the Melbourne race.

Australia braces for 'very destructive' cyclone

2017-03-26 10:30

Australians are bracing for the worst cyclone in the country's northeast in several years, with residents evacuated and schools closed amid forecasts of destructive winds and rain.

What a race! Ferrari wins 2017 Australian GP

2017-03-26 08:32

Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel dominated in Melbourne to grab his first victory of season at the 2017 Australian GP.

Cities and monuments switch off for Earth Hour

2017-03-25 19:00

Sydney's Opera House and Harbour Bridge have plunged into darkness to mark Earth Hour to draw attention to climate change.

Cities and monuments to dim lights in a nod to Earth

2017-03-25 07:46

From Sydney to New York, cities and monuments will dim their lights in a show of solidarity against the threats being faced by the planet from humankind.

Youngest F1 driver on the 2017 grid: Who is Lance Stroll?

2017-03-24 13:16

This cool infographic gives you an in dept look at Formula 1's new kid: Lance Stroll. The 18-year-old Canadian will line up alongside Felipe Massa in 2017.

Australian teen pleads guilty to terror plot

2017-03-24 10:22

A teenage boy pleaded guilty to planning a terrorist attack at an Anzac Day service honouring Australian soldiers in Sydney, the latest in a series of cases involving radicalised youth.

2017 Australian GP 2nd practice: Lewis Hamilton leads the pack

2017-03-24 08:51

Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton set the pace during a crash-filled second practice ahead of the 2017 Australian Grand Prix.

 

'Monster' cyclone Debbie batters northeast Australia

2017-03-28 06:42

A "monster" cyclone has made landfall in northeast Australia, cutting power and uprooting trees as coastal towns went into lockdown in the face of lashing rain and howling winds.

China prevents academic from returning home to Australia

2017-03-27 11:45

An academic at an Australian university has been prevented by Chinese authorities from returning to Sydney because he's suspected of endangering national security, his lawyer says.

Tourists evacuated as cyclone bears down on Australia

2017-03-27 07:14

Thousands of people, including tourists, are being evacuated as northern Australia braces for a powerful cyclone packing destructive winds with warnings of major structural damage and surging tides.

'We are here to fight' - Ferrari's Vettel wins Australian GP

2017-03-26 09:28

Sebastian Vettel out-manoeuvred Lewis Hamilton and the world champion Mercedes team with a stunning victory in the season-opening Australian F1 Grand Prix in Melbourne.

Ricciardo gets grid penalty, will start 15th in F1 opener

2017-03-26 06:58

Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo has been given a grid penalty for Sunday's season-opening Australian Grand Prix after being forced to make an unscheduled gearbox change following a crash late in qualifying.

Hamilton breaks lap record, starts on pole for Australian GP

2017-03-25 09:25

Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton took pole position with the fastest lap ever at Albert Park and will start the season-opening Australian Grand Prix at the front of the grid.

#AusGP: Sauber replace Wehrlein with Giovinazzi for F1 opener

2017-03-25 07:09

Pascal Wehrlein withdrew from the Sauber team for this weekend's season-opening Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix in Melbourne citing a back problem.

WATCH: Lewis Hamilton takes you behind the scenes at Mercedes

2017-03-24 11:27

Lewis Hamilton, the fastest man on track in both free practice sessions for the Australian Grand Prix, gave fans a behind scenes look inside the Mercedes paddock.

More races, more friction in the future for F1

2017-03-24 09:16

The new owners of Formula 1 are planning to have more races and a greater presence in North America, and wouldn't mind revving up the ratings with some extra friction among drivers.

2017 Oz GP: Hamilton posts fastest time in 1st practice

2017-03-24 05:36

A new era for F1 cars got under way without much change in the status quo, with Lewis Hamilton posting the fastest time in his Mercedes in the first practice session of the opening Grand Prix weekend of the season.

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