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February 4, 2023, 5:23 PM

Teenage girl killed by shark while jet skiing in Australia

Police in Western Australia say a teenage girl was killed in a suspected shark attack in Perth after she jumped from her jet ski
February 4, 2023, 5:23 PM
Teenage girl killed by shark while jet skiing in Australia
February 2, 2023, 1:39 AM

Australia phasing out monarchy from bank notes; King Charles III won't appear on $5 bill but expected on coins

Australia phasing out monarchy from bank notes; King Charles III won't appear on $5 bill but expected on coins
February 2, 2023, 1:39 AM
Australia phasing out monarchy from bank notes; King Charles III won't appear on $5
February 1, 2023, 7:53 PM

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.
February 1, 2023, 7:53 PM
How found radioactive capsule in Australia posed potentially dangerous threat
February 1, 2023, 7:47 PM

Potentially deadly radioactive capsule found in Australia

Radioactive coin-sized capsule could have been deadly with prolonged exposure, expert says.
February 1, 2023, 7:47 PM
Potentially deadly radioactive capsule found in Australia
February 1, 2023, 12:42 AM

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.
February 1, 2023, 12:42 AM
Search continues for missing radioactive capsule in Australia
January 30, 2023, 7:08 AM

Australia mining company sorry for losing radioactive device

A mining corporation has apologized for losing a highly radioactive capsule over a 870-mile stretch of Western Australia
January 30, 2023, 7:08 AM
Australia mining company sorry for losing radioactive device
January 19, 2023, 10:08 AM

Australia 'deeply troubled' by Chinese espionage case

Chinese-Australian writer Yang Hengjun faces espionage allegations in China.
January 19, 2023, 10:08 AM
Australia 'deeply troubled' by Chinese espionage case
January 16, 2023, 10:12 AM

Australian boy wakes from coma after helicopter collision

Four people died in the helicopter collision.
January 16, 2023, 10:12 AM
Australian boy wakes from coma after helicopter collision
1 month ago

Helicopters collide over Australian beach, 4 people dead

One helicopter appeared to have been taking off and the other landing.
1 month ago
Helicopters collide over Australian beach, 4 passengers dead
1 month ago

Australian vandals destroy 30,000-year-old rock art

Australian authorities say vandals have destroyed rock art believed to be some 30,000 years old
1 month ago
Australian vandals destroy 30,000-year-old rock art
2 months 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.
2 months ago
Lizards wrestle in Australia's Northern Territory
2 months ago

Woman, 23, dies in Australia after falling from cruise ship

The body of a 23-year-old woman has been found in the ocean off Australia after she fell overboard from a cruise ship
2 months ago
2 months ago

6 killed, including 2 officers, in Australian ambush, siege

Six people, including two police officers, were shot and killed after the officers responded to a call at a property in rural Australia and were ambushed
2 months ago
2 Australia police, bystander killed in ambush in rural area
2 months ago

Australian jailed in Myanmar applauded in Parliament

An Australian economist who spent almost two years imprisoned in Myanmar has received a hero’s welcome at Australia’s Parliament House
2 months ago
Australian jailed in Myanmar applauded in Parliament
2 months ago

UK minister says Australian submarines will assure neighbors

Britain's top envoy for the Indo-Pacific says Australia’s shift to nuclear-powered submarines will assure its South Pacific neighbors of the UK's commitment to regional security
2 months ago
UK minister says Australian submarines will assure neighbors
2 months ago

Australia reduces national terrorism threat to 'possible'

Australia spy agency says the country has downgraded its terrorism threat level.
2 months ago
2 months ago

Australia ratifies free trade deals with India and Britain

Australia’s Parliament has passed bilateral free trade agreements with India and Britain, leaving those partner nations to bring the deals into force
2 months ago
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Australia to block former military pilots flying for China

Australia’s defense minister says he has told told the military to review secrecy safeguards in response to concerns that Beijing is recruiting pilots to train the Chinese People’s Liberation Army
3 months ago
Australia to block former military pilots flying for China
3 months ago

Australia plays down US B-52 bomber plan that angers China

Australian Defense Minister Richard Marles has played down the significance of a major upgrade of U.S. B-52 bomber facilities planned for northern Australia that has raised China’s ire
3 months ago
Australia plays down US B-52 bomber plan that angers China
3 months ago

Australia flags new corporate penalties for privacy breaches

Australia has proposed tougher penalties for companies that fail to protect customers’ personal data after two major cybersecurity breaches left millions vulnerable to criminals
3 months ago
Australia flags new corporate penalties for privacy breaches
4 months ago

Australia drops recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital

Australia has reversed a previous government’s recognition of west Jerusalem as Israel’s capital
4 months ago
10 months 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.
10 months ago
Australian PM gets confronted by local
10 months 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.
10 months ago
Sydney's iconic Bondi Beach disappears under big swell
1 year 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.
1 year ago
Owl interrupts press conference in Australia
1 year 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.
1 year ago
Whole towns underwater as floods hit Australia
1 year 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.
1 year ago
Australian Ash Barty wins 1st tennis major of year on home soil
1 year 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.
1 year ago
Novak Djokovic fighting to be allowed to play in Australian Open
1 year 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.
1 year ago
Australian state battered by heavy rains
1 year 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.
1 year ago
Strong waves sweep pickup truck into dangerous surf as locals attempt to save it
1 year 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.
1 year ago
6th child dies after bouncy castle accident
1 year ago

Australia mourns 5 'angels' killed in bouncy castle accident

"There's no doubt this incident will leave its mark."
1 year ago
Australia mourns 5 'angels' killed in bouncy castle accident
1 year 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.
1 year ago
Missing girl found in Australia, man in custody: 'Our family is whole again'
1 year 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.
1 year ago
Missing 4-year-old found alive in Australia
1 year 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.
1 year ago
Australians overseas return home after strict lockdowns
1 year 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.
1 year ago
Melbourne cheers as lockdown lifted
1 year 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.
1 year ago
Australia: From zero tolerance to 'living with COVID'
1 year 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.
1 year ago
Families in Australia still celebrate Father's Day despite COVID-19 restrictions
2 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.
2 years ago
Plague of mice ravaging parts of Australia
2 years ago

Sydney swathed in smoke and fog

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

Huge flock of cockatoos seen in Australian suburb

An Australian suburb found itself overrun by a huge flock of native cockatoos.
2 years ago
Huge flock of cockatoos seen in suburb
2 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.
2 years ago
Australian farmer saves home from fire then loses it to flood
2 years ago

Stunning drone footage of Australia’s Wallaman Falls

Videographer captures drone footage of Australia's largest waterfall.
2 years ago
Stunning drone footage of Australia’s Wallaman Falls
2 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.
2 years ago
Tens of thousands rally across Australia to protest treatment of women
2 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.
2 years ago
Australian tennis legend receives top public service honor despite homophobic remarks
2 years ago

Shark swims near Australian beach

Drone footage captured a shark swimming close to shore on New Year's Day.
2 years ago
Shark swims near Australian beach
2 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.
2 years ago
Lightning shoots across sky in Australia
2 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.
2 years ago
Sydney Opera House illuminated for Remembrance Day
2 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.
2 years ago
Bridge underwater following rains in New South Wales
2 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.
2 years ago
Sea foam piles up on beach in New South Wales
3 years ago

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

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