Australian prostitute convicted for infecting man with HIV

2018-01-19 19:09

An Australian jury has convicted a transgender prostitute of causing grievous bodily harm by knowingly infecting a client with HIV.

Wallaby hops across Sydney Harbor Bridge, captured uninjured

2018-01-16 20:23

A wayward wallaby disrupted downtown traffic by bounding across the Sydney Harbour Bridge with police in pursuit.

Outrage after koala found screwed to pole in Australia

2018-01-12 09:38

A dead koala has been found screwed to a pole in Australia in a "sickening" act that sparked outrage on social media.

Australia experiences 3rd hottest year on record in 2017

2018-01-10 11:03

Australia experienced its third hottest year on record in 2017, when surrounding high sea temperatures delivered a second consecutive summer of devastating coral bleaching on the Great Barrier Reef.

Bats' brains boil in Australia heatwave

2018-01-09 10:30

Hundreds of bats have died in sweltering conditions in Australia, with many dropping from their perches as the scorching temperatures "fried their brains", wildlife officials say.

High-profile players pull out of Oz Grand Slam

2018-01-07 06:04

Serena Williams and Andy Murray have decided not to take part in the Australian Open, but evergreen Roger Federer is upbeat about this year's first Grand Slam tournament.

Sanjeev Gupta's GFG Alliance to buy Glencore coal mine

2018-01-02 14:57

GFG Alliance, the acquisitive group led by UK businessman Sanjeev Gupta, has agreed to purchase an Australian coal mine from Glencore to feed its steel operations in the country.

Melbourne car attack man on 18 attempted murder charges

2017-12-23 09:39

An Afghan refugee accused of ploughing his car into pedestrians in Melbourne was charged with 18 counts of attempted murder, as police vowed a boosted presence over the Christmas period.

Australia seizes $760m of meth in its largest ever bust

2017-12-22 14:53

Australia has seized more than Aus $1bn ($760m) of methamphetamine in its biggest ever bust of the highly-addictive drug, police say.

'Thump, thump 'as car ploughs into crowd in Melbourne

2017-12-21 19:19

A car ploughed into a crowd in Australia's second-largest city on Thursday injuring 19 people in what police said was a "deliberate act" but one they did not believe was terror related.


Serbia arrests 3 Australians for cocaine smuggling

2018-01-18 10:44

Serbian police say they have arrested three Australians and a Lebanese national in an operation to dismantle an international cocaine trafficking ring.

Aussie dad with a hunch hired copter that found injured son

2018-01-16 20:23

The father of a teenager who spent 30 hours trapped in a car wreck in Australian woods says he followed his intuition by hiring the helicopter that found his seriously injured son.

Extinct giant burrowing bat fossil found in New Zealand

2018-01-12 08:09

The fossilised remains of a giant burrowing bat that lived millions of years ago have been found in New Zealand, an international team of scientists announce.

Most sea turtles now female in north Great Barrier Reef

2018-01-10 09:09

The vast majority of green sea turtles in the northern Great Barrier Reef are now female because of warmer temperatures due to climate change, which influences their sex during incubation, researchers say.

Same-sex couples marry in midnight wedding ceremonies across Australia

2018-01-09 09:01

Same-sex couples have married in midnight ceremonies across Australia after the country's last legal impediment to gay marriage expired.

Backpackers critically ill after Australia mass drug overdose

2018-01-04 10:38

Nine foreign backpackers, including five from France, have been rushed to hospital in various states of "agitated delirium" after ingesting a travel sickness drug they mistook for cocaine and falling seriously ill, Australian authorities and reports say.

Sea plane crashes into Sydney river, killing all 6 on board

2017-12-31 13:04

A sea plane has crashed into a river in Sydney, killing all six people on board, officials have said.

Police still checking terror link to Melbourne car ramming

2017-12-22 14:57

Australian police are investigating whether there was any terrorism-related motivation behind the car ramming attack on pedestrians that left 12 people injured, four of them in critical condition.

Mystery solved as Australian sub found after 103 years

2017-12-21 21:23

One of Australia's oldest naval mysteries has finally been solved after the discovery of the wreck of the country's first submarine more than 103 years after its disappearance in World War I.

Car rams into pedestrians in Melbourne; up to 19 injured

2017-12-21 10:28

Two men were arrested after the SUV in which they were travelling was driven into pedestrians on a busy central Melbourne street, leaving 14 people injured in what police believe was a deliberate act.

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