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  • Fake Visas to Rohingyas: Bangladesh mission staffer involved?

    A Bangladesh High Commission official stationed in Canberra has been alleged to be involved in issuing fake tourist visas to a group of Rohingyas living in Australia.

  • Suspicious packages delivered to diplomatic missions in Australia

    Australian police are investigating the delivery of suspicious packages sent to foreign embassies and consulates in Melbourne and Canberra, police and embassy sources tells AFP.

  • 'They will kill me'

    An 18-year-old Saudi woman who fled her family and barricaded herself inside a Bangkok airport hotel to prevent being expelled by

  • Thousands stung in Australian jellyfish 'invasion'

    Highly venomous jellyfish have stung more than three thousand people on Australia's northeastern shores in just a few days, authorities said Monday, forcing the closure of several beaches.

  • Kohli leads India's fightback in Perth

    Captain Virat Kohli determinedly led India's fightback on an engrossing day two on Saturday, blunting Australia's bowling attack to leave the second test hanging in the balance.

  • Australia recognises west Jerusalem as Israel capital

    Australia has decided to formally recognise west Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, but won’t move its embassy until there’s a peace settlement between Israel and Palestinians, Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced Saturday.

  • Australia's wild weather floods Sydney

    Torrential rain and gale force winds lashes Australia's biggest city Sydney causing commuter chaos, flooding streets, railway stations and homes, grounding flights and leaving hundreds of people without electricity.

  • Wild winds cause air travel chaos in Australia

    Strong winds across Australia's southeast coast cause commuter chaos at Sydney and Melbourne airports, the country's two busiest, with thousands of air travellers stranded after dozens of flights were cancelled.

  • Pakistan thrash Australia in first T20I

    Babar Azam hit 68 and Imad Wasim marked his return with three wickets to guide Pakistan to a resounding 66-run win over Australia in the opening Twenty20 International at the Zayed Cricket Stadium on Wednesday.

  • Australia reinforces maritime border security

    Australia has reinforced the security of its maritime borders with expanded aerial surveillance and on-water patrols.

  • Australian foreign minister quits in PM ousting fallout

    Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop resigned from new Prime Minister Scott Morrison's Cabinet yesterday, two days after a bruising leadership battle that toppled former prime minister Malcolm Turnbull and led to a major ministerial shake-up.

  • Peru end winless streak

    Already eliminated Peru get their first World Cup win in 40 years and their first goal in 36 with a 2-0 victory over Australia on Tuesday.

  • Papua New Guinea mulls 'temporary' ban on Facebook

    Papua New Guinea says it is mulling a temporary shutdown of Facebook to uncover false accounts and block fake news in the Pacific nation, which hosts a major global summit later this year.

  • Dutch, Australia say Russia behind downing MH17

    The Netherlands and Australia moves toward launching legal action against Russia, accusing Moscow of being behind the 2014 shooting down of flight MH17 over war-torn eastern Ukraine.

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    Ready, aim, fire

    Annoyed at seagulls that pester its patrons, a restaurant in the Australian city of Perth arms customers with water pistols to stop the birds from ruining the waterfront dining experience.

  • Aus win T20 series, take number one ranking

    Australia cruise to a 19-run victory in a rain-affected T20 tri-series final with against Zealand Wednesday to claim the world number one ranking for the first time.

  • Chris Lynn

    White replaces Lynn in Australia's ODI squad

    Cameron White replaces injured Chris Lynn in Australia's squad for this month's one-day international series against England.

  • Josh Hazlewood

    Australia snare Cook on review to rock England

    Australia claimed the big wicket of Alastair Cook to take the early ascendancy on the opening day of the fifth Ashes Test in Sydney.

  • Australia failed children, national sex abuse: Report

    Australian institutions "seriously failed" children in their care with tens of thousands sexually assaulted, the final report from a five-year inquiry says as it recommends that celibacy among Catholic priests should be voluntary to help curb abuse.

  • Australia, Gay marriage,

    Australia allows same-sex marriages

    The Australian Parliament votes to allow same-sex marriage across the nation, following a bitter and divisive debate settled by the government polling voters in a much-criticized ballot survey that strongly endorsed change.

  • Smith's masterful ton gives Aussies the edge

    Steve Smith produces a defiant unconquered century as Australia take the edge in the first Ashes Test at the Gabba on Saturday.

  • 42,000-year-old Australian human remains

    42,000-year-old Australian human remains return to grave

    The oldest human remains found in Australia has been returned to the Outback desert that he roamed some 42,000 years ago in a ceremony celebrated by traditional owners.

  • Australia World Cup 2018 qualifiers match

    Honduras accuse Aussies of drone 'espionage'

    Honduras accuse Australia of using a drone for "espionage" giving an extra edge to their winner-takes-all playoff to reach next year's World Cup.

  • Australia issues travel alert for its citizens in Bangladesh

    The government of Australia has issued a travel alert for its nationals in Bangladesh, saying that it has “reliable information to suggest

  • Climbing Australia's giant red rock Uluru banned

    Climbing the world's largest monolith Uluru is banned amid concerns it was becoming a "theme park", undermining the giant red rock's deep cultural significance.

  • Khawaja takes swipe at Aussie selection policy

    Usman Khawaja takes a swipe at Australian selectors after being dropped for Tests this year in India and Bangladesh, saying chopping and changing created instability in the team.

  • I’m not sick

    Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha last night said he was not sick as he left the country for Australia, contradicting the government's claim that he went on leave on health grounds earlier this month.

  • Epic world solar car race begins in Australia

    An epic 3,000-kilometre (1,860-mile) solar car race across the desert heart of Australia designs to showcase new technology that could one day help develop commercial vehicles gets underway.

  • Sydney, Melbourne could face 50C days within decades

    Sydney and Melbourne could regularly face 50 degree Celsius (122F) days within 25 years even if Australia meets its Paris global warming targets, a new study warns.

  • 11 judges sent abroad without top court’s nod

    The government has sent 11 lower court judges, now on deputation to different ministries, to Australia for training although the Supreme Court authorities earlier warned that judges will be charged with violation of discipline if they travel abroad without its approval.