Australia

Crow snatches chihuahua

Fudge's owners believe she was taken by a crow from her backyard.

A crow is suspected of snatching a tiny puppy from a backyard in Melbourne

Beloved pet's tail sliced off

Pellini had to stay in the vet surgery for four days after her horrifying ordeal.

GRAPHIC WARNING: Australian schoolboy returns home from school with mum to a shock find.

Groping pilot was drunk, stoned

The Fair Work Commission has rejected a Qantas pilot's right to appeal his sacking.

Pilot sacked for massaging a female co-worker's breast while drunk and stoned claimed his drink was spiked.

Ancient war diary found in bookshop

The journal includes hand-drawn diagrams of tunnels and battle plans.

Second-hand store owners amazed by discovery of ancient diary from Napoleonic Wars.

New heights reached

New Zealand mountaineer Christine Jensen Burke did not let the cold and harsh weather conditions stop her from ...

Timaru-born mountaineer Christine Jensen Burke intends to become the third woman to summit all 14 (8000m) peaks.

Australia to hold July election

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull expects to hold an election on July 2 and is "quietly confident" he'll be ...

Malcolm Turnbull hopes to cash in with his election date and says he's confident he'll keep the job.

Aussie tax crackdown

Of more than 1500 largely foreign-owned companies which earned over A$100 million in 2014, more than a third paid no tax.

Australia expects to raise A$3.9 billion over the next four years from multinationals.

Cop takes on 'roo-thieving eagle

Cuejoe owes his life - again - to police officer Scott Mason, who saved him from becoming an eagle's dinner.

The wedge-tailed eagle, with a stealthy approach that belied its 2.1 metre wingspan, attacked without warning.

Priest killed by charging bull

Father Max-Augustine Eggert and his wife Jane Robinson.

Rural paradise plays host to tragedy after Australian priest is killed by a bull he had reared from a calf.

Refugee boat nears Aussie territory

Australian customs officials and navy personnel escort asylum-seekers onto Christmas Island in August 2013.

A boat filled with asylum seekers has neared the Cocos Islands, a remote Australian territory.

17 detention centres to close

The detention centre on Nauru.

Australia's immigration minister announces closure of detention centres.

Shooting victim's helping hand

Hoda Darwiche is wheeled away by paramedics after the shooting at Bankstown Central Shopping Centre.

An innocent mother injured during a fatal shooting in Sydney says her children are helping her "forget everything happening".

Boy dies after being found in pond

Bob Watts junior died after being pulled unconscious from a pond in Ingleside on Sydney's northern beaches.

A three-year-old Australian boy was the water for several minutes before he was discovered.

The 'nobody' who invented a currency

Australian Craig Steven Wright claims to have created Bitcoin.

I am Satoshi Nakamoto, the man the internet has sought for a decade, says Australian Craig Wright.

Second Nauru immolation

A 23-year-old Iranian man, known as Omid died after setting himself on fire on Nauru last week.

A Somali refugee has set herself alight on Nauru, days after an Iranian man died from the same act.

Aussie created Bitcoin

The alleged creator of Bitcoin, Australian Craig Steven Wright.

Craig Wright says he's behind the controversial digital currency, ending years of speculation.

Teen's Anzac terror plot

Police at the teenager's Sydney home.

A 16-year-old electrical apprentice from Sydney allegedly wanted to make an Anzac Day bomb.

Siege gunman 'psychopathic' video

'Dangerous psychopath': Man Haron Monis.

Man Haron Monis would have killed more hostages if police not ended the ordeal, an inquest has heard.

Trapped in my same-sex marriage

It was all very beautiful, until it wasn't.

We eloped to New Zealand to marry, but now, in Australia, we can't divorce.

'Unhygienic' bakery fined $68,000

The Food Authority traced the cause of the outbreak back to Betta Maid.

Two people died and dozens fell ill after eating food supplied by the Australian bakery.

Australia: rich, rude and loud

The government of Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull takes the view, contrary to all facts and any reason, that ...

OPINION: It acts boorishly, it doesn't care about its neighbours, and allows the Kiwi dole-bludger myth to dictate policy.

Teacher comes to boy's rescue

Sophie Murphy is a fine example of why teachers rock.

When she first boarded her flight from Sydney to Melbourne three weeks ago, Sophie Murphy felt an "awful tension" in the cabin.

Boy falls into bonfire at party

The charred remains of the bonfire party.

Drunk revellers "blocked" fire crews and doused an ambulance in petrol; teen charged.

A policeman's worst fears

What's gone missing since 2013?

One Australian officer's nightmare day - forgetting his gun in a McDonalds restaurant, and then it goes missing.

Snatched by my mother

Diane Livingstone and her son, Theo Kavouklis, who was abducted by his father and taken to Greece.

Theo Johnstone didn't recognise the lady. When she grabbed him, he screamed.

Racy book pulled from curriculum

The book has been pulled from classes after the school agreed it was inapproprioate for 11-year-olds.

The book was labelled "pornographic" by a parent of a year six student in Australia.

Plans to air child snatch footage denied

Sally Faulkner with children Lahela, 6, and Noah, 4.

Australia's Nine Network says it had no plans to air footage from the botched Beirut child snatch attempt.

Uncle charged with murder video

Michelle Leng, whose body was found in the sea off Snapper Point, seen in CCTV footage in Pitt Street.

Man charged with murder of Chinese student whose body was found in NSW central coast blowhole.

90kg pallet falls on retail worker

A pallet weighing between 90kg-100kg fell on Erin Talty's head, leaving her with a brain injury, as well as injuries to ...

The former employee has no memory of the workplace accident which left her with a traumatic brain injury.

Fatal shooting at shopping mall video

A woman is wheeled away by paramedics after the shooting at Bankstown Central Shopping Centre.

Gunman is believed to have accomplices in the "targeted" attack, say Sydney police.

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