Australia

'Love triangle' creating waves for Australia in Games pool

Australian swimmers have swept the podium, broken world records, set milestones and won a mountain of medals at the Commonwealth Games pool but all anyone wants to talk about is a supposed 'love triangle' with golden girl Emma McKeon at the centre.

November 28, 2018
November 28, 2018

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.

November 23, 2018
November 23, 2018

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.

October 25, 2018
October 25, 2018

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.

September 26, 2018
September 26, 2018

Australia reinforces maritime border security

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

August 27, 2018
August 27, 2018

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.

June 26, 2018
June 26, 2018

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.

May 30, 2018
May 30, 2018

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.

May 25, 2018
May 25, 2018

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.

May 18, 2018
May 18, 2018

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.

February 21, 2018
February 21, 2018

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.