Media mogul Rupert Murdoch hands over empire to son Lachlan

Rupert Murdoch will step down as chairman of his global media empire, handing the post to son Lachlan, Fox Corp and News Corp announced Thursday

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Australian doctors find live parasitic worm in woman's brain

A parasitic roundworm typically found in snakes has been pulled "alive and wriggling" from a woman's brain in a stomach-churning medical first, Australian doctors said Tuesday

Global warming predicted to cost Australia billions

Global warming could cost Australia’s economy hundreds of billions of dollars in the coming decades if workplaces cannot adapt to soaring temperatures, a government report said yesterday.

Father, five children dead in Australia house fire

Five boys and their father were killed after fire ripped through a house in Australia's Queensland state early on Sunday, police said

Australian man charged with sex crimes against 91 young girls

An Australian former childcare worker sexually abused 91 young girls in a "chilling" spate of crimes across 15 years, police said Tuesday after charging him with 1,623 separate offences, including rape

51 whales dead after mass stranding in Australia

Dozens of pilot whales have died just hours after stranding themselves on a beach in Western Australia, authorities said yesterday.

Aussie sailor, dog rescued after two months lost at sea

An Australian sailor and his dog have been rescued after two months adrift in the Pacific Ocean, surviving the ordeal by drinking rainwater and snacking on raw fish.

Caterpillar’s ‘traumatic’ venom traced to bacteria

A prickly American caterpillar’s trauma-inducing venom can punch a hole in cells thanks to a mechanism inherited 400 million years ago from bacteria, a team of Australian scientists said yesterday.

Indigenous Voice: Australia PM unveils plan for historic constitution vote

Australia took a step today towards a historical referendum to give Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders recognition in the constitution and, for the first time, a voice on matters that affect their lives..In an emotional address, Prime Minister Anthony Albanese revealed the question the

Millions of dead fish clog Australian river

Videos posted to social media showed boats ploughing through a blanket of dead fish smothering the water, with the surface barely visible underneath

Rescuers airlift residents from remote Australia floods

Rescuers flew residents out of a remote Australian town by helicopter yesterday as record-high floods rose rapidly and authorities issued a “final alert” to evacuate.

Teenage girl killed in shark attack in Australia

A 16-year-old girl died on Saturday after being mauled by a shark in a river in Western Australia's state capital Perth after she jumped in the water to swim with a pod of dolphins.

Australia to remove UK monarch from banknotes

Australia will remove the British monarch from its banknotes, replacing the late Queen Elizabeth II’s image on its $5 note with a design honouring Indigenous culture, the central bank said yesterday. The decision to leave her successor King Charles III off

Australia to remove British monarch from banknotes

Australia will remove the British monarch from its banknotes, replacing the late Queen Elizabeth II's image on its $5 note with a design honouring Indigenous culture, the central bank said Thursday.

Sabalenka breaks thru

Aryna Sabalenka powered her way to a maiden Grand Slam title at the Australian Open with a 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 win over Kazakh 22nd seed Elena Rybakina on Saturday in a thrilling final.

Thousands rally for ‘Invasion Day’ protests on Australia Day holiday

Thousands of Australians yesterday marked the country’s national day celebrations with rallies in support of Indigenous people, many of whom describe the anniversary of the day a British fleet sailed into Sydney Harbour as “Invasion Day”.

Qantas flight lands at Sydney after mid-air mayday alert

Ambulance services were called to Sydney airport on Wednesday afternoon to meet an incoming Qantas plane that had issued a mid-air mayday alert.

7.0-magnitude quake strikes Vanuatu: USGS

A 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck just off the coast from the Pacific nation of Vanuatu late yesterday, the US Geological Survey said, triggering a tsunami warning for the region.