Australia

Cyclist played dead in shooting

Kelvin Tennant was left with serious injuries.

An Australian grandfather attacked in an apparent random shooting thought he wouldn't survive it.

Boy bitten by spider hiding in shoe

The spider wrapped itself around the boy's finger as it struck.

Aussie boy who received 12 vials of anti-venom after being stung by a funnel web spider walked out fine the next day.

Plane crashes at Sydney airport

The scene of the crash.

A jet has crash-landed at an Australian airport.

$1.74m cocaine bust in airport

The man was allegedly trying to bring five kilos of cocaine through Melbourne Airport.

Secret compartment in suitcase hid massive cocaine haul, in Melbourne, Australia drug bust.

Lightning strikes women on bench

Margaret Goodwin died in hospital, five days after she was struck by lightning.

Sydney, Australia, woman taken off life support, after her and her sisters survived a lightning strike.

Child sex ring accused named video

NZ man Craig Edward Broadley, 42, was extradited to Queensland on Thursday to face child sex abuse charges.

Craig Edward Broadley, 42, to remain in Australian custody after being extradited to face child sex abuse charges.

Missing tracker in murder mystery

Karen's husband, Borce, and their daugher, Sarah, 21, spoke to media not long after her disappearance last year.

Australian police tracking the car of a murdered woman's husband were thwarted.

Drive-by shooting in Melbourne

The man injured in the Airport West shooting.

A man has been injured in a drive-by shooting outside an Melbourne gym.

Conwoman jailed for dating scam

Sanaa Derbas pretended that some of her children had died in order to swindle money from her victims.

Sydney conwoman targeted lonely men to 'bleed them dry' with fabricated stories and take their money.

Tragic end to dog mystery

Egg's owner was charged with making a false report to police,  claiming the puppy was stolen during a late-night robbery.

A pet pug who mysteriously disappeared and sparked a search across Sydney has died, police said.

Fitness star's partner charged

Tobi Pearce, partner of Kayla Itsines, was found with prescription drugs commonly used by steroid users.

Kayla Itsines' boyfriend has been found with prescription drugs commonly used by steroid users.

Teacher 'took girl to sand dunes'

Australian teacher Kurt Majoor is accused of having sex with a teenage student in sand dunes near to his school.

Australian teacher allegedly walked student to beach before school to have sex.

'Shovel man' in murder mystery

The site in Macedon Regional Park where decomposed remains were found.

"Where'd you bury the body," the man carrying the shovel was asked. It was meant to be a joke.

Israel's strange flight to Australia video

Benjamin Netanyahu's plane wasn't taking the scenic route by choice.

Benjamin Netanyahu's plane took 11 hours to fly from Singapore to Sydney. It wasn't by choice.

Church funded NZ abuser's fight

Brother Timothy Graham, pictured here in 2008, told the Australian child sex abuse royal commission the Hospitaller ...

Church paid for three-year court fight to prevent Catholics being extradited to NZ on child sex charges.

Daughter 'tried to stop stabbing'

Ola Haydar breaks down in tears after leaving court after giving evidence in her father's murder trial.

Ola Haydar remembers screaming and screaming for help.

Rudd scolds Netanyahu

Former prime minister Kevin Rudd challenged Benjamin Netanyahu on social media on Wednesday.

Former Australian PM accuses Israeli PM of "torpedoing" plans for recognising a Palestinian state.

Victim's dad suffered similar fate

Greg De Haven with his sister Denelle Wicht.

Father of one of the four Americans killed in the Australia mall crash also died in a freak plane crash.

Killed running for her life

Tanami Nayler was spending a weekend away in Melbourne.

Tanami Nayler was using a pedestrian crossing in Melbourne when a drunk NZ driver in a stolen vehicle hit her at 152kmh.

Man bashed roo with crowbar

A man was jailed for 11 months after bashing a kangaroo in near Bunbury in Western Australia.

Australian man who claimed he killed a kangaroo for food will face almost a year in jail.

Turnbull flicks NZ over Israel stance video

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull (left) met  with NZ PM Bill English in Queenstown this month.

But New Zealand is holding firm on its involvement to sponsor UN resolution against Israeli settlements.

The eerie NZ flight before doom video

Victim Glenn Garland posted on Facebook about how he didn't like light planes after a flight to Milford Sound.

Just weeks ago a Milford Sound flight gave him the jitters. Yesterday in Australia, his fears came true.

Pilot's near miss video

Pilot Max Quartermain was killed when the plane he was flying crashed into a shopping mall in Melbourne, Australia.

Max Quartermain had already caught the eye of aviation officials before he crashed his small plane into a Melbourne mall on Tuesday.

Husband 'number one suspect' video

Karen Ristevski (centre), with her husband Borce and daughter Sarah.

Borce Ristevski ducks media scrum to visit his lawyer just hours after police confirm finding his slain wife.

Last $11 on a winning ticket

Two struggling Aussie pensioners won $1m after using the last of their money on Lotto.

Struggling Aussie couple spent their "last bit of change" on a ticket after the wife dreamt they would win.

Bushfires lit on purpose

Ricky Kenneth Ballard-Lestrange has pleaded guilty to starting bushfires.

Former Aussie firefighter started blaze because he was with children who "like fire trucks".

Light plane crashes aren't common video

Statistics show that there is a higher level of risk in light aircraft than in regular public transport.

Despite thousands of flights every year, crashes numbers are low... but they do happen.

Egg the pug: Owner charged

Egg the pug dog is still missing, but police say his owner made up the story about him being taken at knife-point.

Man who claimed his pet pug was stolen at knife-point in Sydney charged by police for false report.

The baby-faced boy rapist, 10 video

The boy's face was covered with a towel as he left court.

Judge concerned for Aussie boy who raped girl, 8, as parents pull kids out of his primary school.

Alleged killer's cinema clothes swap

James Russouw, 24, had his throat slashed while in his car at a spot where he did drug deals.

Accused creates alibi by paying a friend to see a movie and then running off in his favourite shorts.

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