Climate report: Australia will get hotter, drier, and see more fire

Australia will experience more extreme hot and dry days and a longer and fiercer fire season, while parts of the country will see worse droughts, as well as more flooding rains, a report by the...

Australian police fly to Vatican to interview senior cardinal

Australian police flew to the Vatican to interview a top cardinal over allegations of sexual assault that had been made against him.

Australian theme park closes after four die in accident

Australia's popular theme park Dreamworld has closed after four people were killed Tuesday in an accident on a ride, officials said.

Massive drug haul in Sydney worth more than 100 million dollars

Australian authorities have seized 1.2 tons of the illicit drug ecstasy worth 145 million Australian dollars (114 million US dollars) in Sydney, officials announced on Saturday. 

Britain regrets Maldives decision to leave Commonwealth

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said in London Friday that Britain "regrets that the Maldives has chosen to leave" the Commonwealth.

10,000 protest Sydney's early lockout rules

Around 10,000 people gathered in central Sydney on Sunday to protest against state government's lockout laws that prohibit customers from entering a pub or a bar after 1:30 am in the morning.

Smoke-filled Jetstar plane forced to land in Australia

A Jetstar plane was forced to land in Brisbane after the cabin filled with smoke en route from Sydney to Cairns, the Australian airline said Friday.

New strain of bird flu prompts fears for Antarctic penguins

A new strain of bird flu discovered among Antarctic penguins is raising "serious concerns" about the spread of deadly avian viruses between continents, an Australian researcher told dpa Wednesday...

Survey: Almost half of Australians support ban on Muslim immigration

Almost half of Australians support a ban on immigration for Muslims, a poll released Wednesday showed, revealing frustrations with their country's migration policy in the wake of a conservative...

Amnesty: "reject the model of abuse" from Australia on refugees

Amnesty International has criticized the Australian border control policy as "shameful," urging countries "to reject the model of abuse" that Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is promoting, a...

US coalition partners express regret for airstrike on Syrian forces

US coalition partners Australia and Denmark expressed remorse on Monday for a weekend airstrike against Islamic State militants in eastern Syria that killed scores of Syrian soldiers and has...

Sydney man charged over Islamic State-inspired act of terrorism

A Sydney man charged with committing a terrorist attack was inspired by the Islamic State extremist organization, local police said Sunday.

Teen claims Islamic State instructed him to target Sydney Opera House

An Australian court on Friday ordered an 18-year-old Sydney man to be hospitalized for psychiatric assessment after he allegedly threatened an attack at the Sydney Opera House and claimed he was...

US swimmer Lochte to be suspended for 10 months over Brazil "robbery"

US Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte will be suspended for 10 months by the US Olympic Committee and USA Swimming for fabricating an account of being robbed at the Rio Olympics, local media reported...

Danish MPs cancel visit to Nauru detention centre after visas denied

Danish lawmakers have been forced to cancel a planned visit to the Australian-run detention centre on Nauru after three of the group were denied visas to the Pacific Island nation, they said...