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February 22, 2024 at 4:55 AM

Taekwondo instructor charged with murder in the deaths of a 7-year-old student and the boy's parents

A taekwondo instructor has been charged from his hospital bed with three counts of murder over the deaths of a 7-year-old student and the boy’s parents
February 22, 2024 at 4:55 AM
February 21, 2024 at 5:43 AM

Taekwondo instructor killed his 7-year-old student and the boy’s parents, Sydney police say

Police say a taekwondo instructor killed a 7-year-old student at his academy and the boy’s parents before going to a Sydney hospital with stab and slash wounds on his body
February 21, 2024 at 5:43 AM
February 18, 2024 at 11:57 PM

Australian media reports that 53 men have been massacred in Papua New Guinea tribal violence

Australian media reports that 53 men have been massacred in Papua New Guinea tribal violence
February 18, 2024 at 11:57 PM
February 13, 2024 at 12:22 PM

Australia to ban doxxing after pro-Palestinian activists publish information about hundreds of Jews

The Australian government says will outlaw doxxing – the malicious release online of personal or identifying information without the subject’s permission – after pro-Palestinian activists published personal details about hundreds of Jewish people in Au...
February 13, 2024 at 12:22 PM
Australia to ban doxxing after pro-Palestinian activists publish info on Jews
February 13, 2024 at 9:23 AM

Australia to ban doxxing after pro-Palestinian activists publish information about hundreds of Jews

The Australian government says will outlaw doxxing – the malicious release online of personal or identifying information without the subject’s permission – after pro-Palestinian activists published personal details about hundreds of Jewish people in Au...
February 13, 2024 at 9:23 AM
Australia to ban doxxing after activists publish information about hundreds of Jews
February 9, 2024 at 9:21 PM

Australian Senate passes industrial relations laws

ABC News' Alexis Christoforous reports on a new law in Australia that would make it more difficult for your boss to send you a text outside of office hours.
February 9, 2024 at 9:21 PM
Australian Senate passes industrial relations laws
5 months ago

Australia holds historic Indigenous rights referendum

Australia is voting in a referendum to decide whether it will permanently recognize Indigenous Australians in the Constitution and set up a body to advise on policies.
5 months ago
Australia holds historic Indigenous rights referendum
6 months ago

Pentagon identifies 3 US Marines killed in Osprey crash

Air traffic control audio captured the urgent call for help after the Osprey aircraft went down on its way to a training exercise in Australia.
6 months ago
Pentagon identifies 3 US Marines killed in Osprey crash
9 months ago

Fire engulfs multi-story building in Sydney

Firefighters warned the blaze was at risk of spreading to nearby buildings.
9 months ago
Fire engulfs multi-story building in Sydney
9 months ago

Woman survives 5 days in Australian bush with just wine and lollipops

A woman in Australia said she survived five days in the wilderness on the only things she had in her car: wine and lollipops.
9 months ago
Woman survives 5 days in Australian bush with just wine and lollipops
1 year ago

Australia will allow prescription MDMA and magic mushrooms for some people with mental illness

Australia is the first nation to approve the legal use of MDMA and psilocybin, as medication for certain mental health conditions.
1 year ago
What to know about Australia allowing MDMA for some treatment
1 year ago

Radioactive capsule found in Australia could have been deadly with prolonged exposure, expert says

The health effects of coming into contact with a radioactive capsule no bigger than a coin that was found in Western Australia could have been severe.
1 year ago
How found radioactive capsule in Australia posed potentially dangerous threat
1 year ago

Potentially deadly radioactive capsule found in Australia

Radioactive coin-sized capsule could have been deadly with prolonged exposure, expert says.
1 year ago
Potentially deadly radioactive capsule found in Australia
1 year ago

Search continues for missing radioactive capsule in Australia

The health effects of coming into contact with a radioactive capsule could be severe, according to experts.
1 year ago
Search continues for missing radioactive capsule in Australia
1 year ago

Lizards wrestle in Australia's Northern Territory

Two grappling sand goannas, a type of lizard, wrestled through an office in Australia's Northern Territory, tumbling out of the doorway and scurrying off.
1 year ago
Lizards wrestle in Australia's Northern Territory
2 years ago

Australian PM gets confronted by local

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison is berated by a pensioner during a visit to the pub in front of reporters.
2 years ago
Australian PM gets confronted by local
2 years ago

Sydney's iconic Bondi Beach disappears under big swell

Sydney's iconic Bondi Beach disappeared beneath the waves as a storm system moved through, just after floods battered other parts of Australia.
2 years ago
Sydney's iconic Bondi Beach disappears under big swell
2 years ago

Owl interrupts press conference in Australia

An Australian sign language interpreter got an unexpected gift from an owl—but he removed his jacket and kept going like a pro.
2 years ago
Owl interrupts press conference in Australia
2 years ago

Whole towns underwater as floods hit Australia

Whole towns are underwater after floodwaters swamped parts of Australia's east coast, forcing people to shelter on roofs and prompting around 1,000 rescues.
2 years ago
Whole towns underwater as floods hit Australia
2 years ago

Australian Ash Barty wins 1st tennis major of year on home soil

The No. 1 women's player in the world beat 28-year-old American Danielle Collins in straight sets in the final at Melbourne Park.
2 years ago
Australian Ash Barty wins 1st tennis major of year on home soil
2 years ago

Novak Djokovic fighting to be allowed to play in Australian Open

Lawyers say in court filings that the tennis star tested positive for COVID last month, giving him a vaccine exemption.
2 years ago
Novak Djokovic fighting to be allowed to play in Australian Open
2 years ago

Australian state battered by heavy rains

Heavy rain and damaging winds are battering the area, with the Bureau of Meteorology warning residents to expect flash flooding and large hailstones.
2 years ago
Australian state battered by heavy rains
2 years ago

Strong waves sweep pickup truck into dangerous surf as locals attempt to save it

Strong waves triggered by a cyclone swept a man’s pickup truck into the waters off an Australian beach as locals embarked on a futile attempt to remove the vehicle.
2 years ago
Strong waves sweep pickup truck into dangerous surf as locals attempt to save it
2 years ago

6th child dies after bouncy castle accident

A sixth child has died from his injuries following Thursday's bouncy castle tragedy at an Australian school.
2 years ago
6th child dies after bouncy castle accident
2 years ago

Australia mourns 5 'angels' killed in bouncy castle accident

"There's no doubt this incident will leave its mark."
2 years ago
Australia mourns 5 'angels' killed in bouncy castle accident
2 years ago

Missing girl found in Australia, man in custody: 'Our family is whole again'

Police said they received a tip about 4-year-old Cleo Smith that led to a home in Carnarvon, Australia.
2 years ago
Missing girl found in Australia, man in custody: 'Our family is whole again'
2 years ago

Missing 4-year-old found alive in Australia

Australian police rescued Cleo Smith, who was missing for 18 days, from a suburban home in Western Australia and a suspect is in custody for her disappearance.
2 years ago
Missing 4-year-old found alive in Australia
2 years ago

Australians overseas return home after strict lockdowns

Australia still requires strict quarantine measures for residents who have been affected by lockdowns since the start of the pandemic.
2 years ago
Australians overseas return home after strict lockdowns
2 years ago

Melbourne cheers as lockdown lifted

Australia's second-largest city has endured 262 days, or nearly nine months, of restrictions during six separate lockdowns since March 2020.
2 years ago
Melbourne cheers as lockdown lifted
2 years ago

Australia: From zero tolerance to 'living with COVID'

The delta variant has caused a shift in strategy in Australia, which has so far adopted a zero-tolerance policy to coronavirus cases.
2 years ago
Australia: From zero tolerance to 'living with COVID'
2 years ago

Families in Australia still celebrate Father's Day despite COVID-19 restrictions

Families in Australia celebrated Father's Day across a barrier due to COVID-19 rules restricting travel between states in the country, which is grappling with a new wave of infections.
2 years ago
Families in Australia still celebrate Father's Day despite COVID-19 restrictions
3 years ago

Plague of mice ravaging parts of Australia

Parts of rural Australia are enduring what has so far been a months-long plague of mice.
3 years ago
Plague of mice ravaging parts of Australia
3 years ago

Sydney swathed in smoke and fog

Time-lapse footage shows smoke and fog smothering the city of Sydney, Australia.
3 years ago
Sydney swathed in smoke and fog
3 years ago

Huge flock of cockatoos seen in Australian suburb

An Australian suburb found itself overrun by a huge flock of native cockatoos.
3 years ago
Huge flock of cockatoos seen in suburb
3 years ago

Australian farmer saves home from fire then loses it to flood

The farmer managed to save his home from a bushfire but lost it shortly after to major flooding.
3 years ago
Australian farmer saves home from fire then loses it to flood
3 years ago

Stunning drone footage of Australia’s Wallaman Falls

Videographer captures drone footage of Australia's largest waterfall.
3 years ago
Stunning drone footage of Australia’s Wallaman Falls
3 years ago

Tens of thousands rally across Australia to protest treatment of women

People marching demanded justice for women as the government reels from two rape allegations.
3 years ago
Tens of thousands rally across Australia to protest treatment of women
3 years ago

Australian tennis legend receives top public service honor despite homophobic remarks

For decades, Margaret Court was the pride of Australia and in her 17 years on the professional tennis circuit, she won a record 24 singles Grand Slam titles.
3 years ago
Australian tennis legend receives top public service honor despite homophobic remarks
3 years ago

Shark swims near Australian beach

Drone footage captured a shark swimming close to shore on New Year's Day.
3 years ago
Shark swims near Australian beach
3 years ago

Lightning shoots across sky in Australia

A lightning bolt spread across the sky above New South Wales during widespread thunderstorms in the state.
3 years ago
Lightning shoots across sky in Australia
3 years ago

Sydney Opera House illuminated for Remembrance Day

The iconic Sydney Opera House is illuminated with poppies to mark the 102nd anniversary of Remembrance Day.
3 years ago
Sydney Opera House illuminated for Remembrance Day
4 years ago

Bridge underwater following rains in New South Wales

Several streets were underwater and a major flood warning was in place in New South Wales.
4 years ago
Bridge underwater following rains in New South Wales
4 years ago

Sea foam piles up on beach in New South Wales

After days of heavy rain, piles of sea foam formed on Huskisson Beach.
4 years ago
Sea foam piles up on beach in New South Wales
4 years ago

2nd COVID lockdown in Australia elicits frustration, debate over inequality

Many Australians are frustrated over another COVID-19 lockdown.
4 years ago
2nd COVID lockdown in Australia elicits frustration, debate over inequality
4 years ago

Friends explore bioluminescent water in Australia

The glowing algae were spotted in Jervis Bay, New South Wales.
4 years ago
Friends explore bioluminescent water in Australia
4 years ago

Australia to make Google, Facebook pay for news it uses

Australia would be the first country to force tech giants to pay for its news.
4 years ago
Australia to make Google, Facebook pay for news it uses
4 years ago

Aurora Australis dazzles Tasmania

The Aurora Australis, also known as the Southern Lights, bring a spectacular light show to homebound residents of Hobart, Tasmania.
4 years ago
Aurora Australis dazzles Tasmania
4 years ago

Teacher in Australia was tied to a chair before being hit and killed by a truck, police say

Authorities in Australia are asking for the public's help in investigating the death of a teacher they believe was tied to a chair before being hit and killed by a truck.
4 years ago
Teacher was tied to a chair before being hit and killed by a truck, police say
4 years ago

Timelapse captures Australian dust storm

The combination of rain clouds and dust storm resulted in brown rain in Victoria.
4 years ago
Timelapse captures Australian dust storm
4 years ago

Ongoing wildfire disaster in Australia

The death toll jumped to at least 18 as the fire spreads to areas as large as Connecticut and New Jersey combined.
4 years ago
Ongoing wildfire disaster in Australia