Australia

Students condemn missile lab

An artist's impression of The University of Melbourne's Carlton Connect innovation hub, where the Lockheed Martin lab ...

Australian students furious over plans for US missile manufacturer to open up a research lab at Melbourne University.

Aussie state bans mooning

Those who put their bum on public display face up to two months in jail for a first offence.

Visiting Victoria soon? Don't get too cheeky on a night out – flashing your derriere could now get you a spell in jail.

Brain disease in rural lakes

PAM is caused by a brain-eating amoeba found in warm fresh water, such as lakes and rivers.

Doctors in Australia on alert for deadly brain disease contracted by swimming in lakes and rivers.

New hope in cold case murder?

Paul and Lynette White married in the early 1970s, two years before she was murdered at their home in Coogee, Sydney.

Australian police are hoping that new information from two witnesses will help solve the 1973 murder of Lynette White.

'Evil in his eyes'

Rapist Thomas Hofer lured his victims in through flatmates.com.au

Australian real estate agent Thomas Hofer raped two women, luring them with advertisements on a rental website.

Dolphin vs surfer: Who wins? video

The dolphin gave both itself and young surfer Jed Gradisen a fright.

A young Aussie surfer was already having a rough day on the waves when a jumping dolphin slammed into him.

Workers injured after a crane collapsed

Workers dangle from a collapsed crane at a North Sydney building site.

A crane collapsed and three workers were left suspended 60 metres off the ground in North Sydney, Australia.

'Worst of the worst'

Those who sat in on the 12-week trial have described it as the worst case of child abuse they have heard.

Abused by parents over 14 years, woman speaks of anguish at being kept away from siblings during battle for justice.

Hanson's message to same-sex couples

Pauline Hanson: ''I don't believe there's going to be hate.''

While Australian party One Nation's website claims "fair and equal treatment of all Australians", its leader says that did not extend to marriage equality.

Stranger pays for man's $105 fuel

Although Tyson Crawley (left) didn't get the mystery do-gooder's full name, he did manage to take his picture.

In Australia, a stranger has taken the "pay it forward" movement to a whole new level.

Serial fraudster's trail of deception

Stephen Larkin pictured leaving the Downing Centre after appearing in court.

Stephen Larkin, once one of Aussie's richest men, has spent much of his adult life threatening, abusing and cheating.

She's powerful – and invisible

Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull's Principal Private Secretary Sally Cray with Deputy Chief of Staff Brad Burke, pictured ...

Sally Cray is the most powerful woman in Australia nobody's ever heard of. And she likes it that way.

1883 newspaper found inside fish video

Fragment of The Sydney Morning Herald from January 26, found inside the sunfish.

Fish used to came wrapped in newspaper, but what about a newspaper found stuffed inside a fish?

Meth-addled teen bashes wrong 'killer'

James Gibson mistakenly believed Glen Sullivan was responsible for the death of his father in the Black Saturday bushfire.

Deluded from drugs, teen uses baseball bat to kill man he thought was responsible for his father's death in a bushfire.

It turns out fish can sing

Fish take part in a dawn chorus just like birds, scientists have found.

The ocean might seem like a quiet place, but listen carefully and you might just hear a choir of fish. 

How three lobsters cost $100k

A Southern rock lobster. Sustained commercial fishing can destroy rock lobster populations in marine protected areas, ...

Christopher Hansen caught what might be the most expensive rock lobsters ever netted.

Mum wants 'justice for Tialeigh'

Tiahleigh Palmer died while in the care of a foster family.

Speaking for the first time in months Tiahleigh Palmer's mum paid tribute to her "angel".

He 'brazenly' molested his nieces

County Court, Victoria, Australia.

Australian man will spend two years in jail for sexually abusing his young nieces, including in public, for almost a decade.

ANZ ends fight with billionaires

Pankaj Oswal (left) and his wife Radhika (right) and daughter Vasundhara leave court in Melbourne.

ANZ's legal nemeses didn't get the A$2.5b they wanted from the bank, but they still tasted victory.

Smoke fills cabin, engine shuts off

Jetstar flight JQ956 from Sydney to Cairns was diverted to Brisbane after a technical issue with one of the engines saw ...

A Jetstar flight was left with just one engine after an incident where the cabin filled with smoke.

'A savage and drawn-out' murder

Stanley Forward was sentenced to a minimum of 15 years' jail.

"Mind if it's messy?" said one killer to the other. The answer was no.

'Incest' brother stays behind bars video

Police allege a Facebook Messenger conversation between Trent Thorburn and his cousin two days before Tia went missing ...

Aussie accused of sex with 12-year-old foster sister thought she was pregnant, allegedly triggering her murder.

Boy, 12, denies rape of girl, 6

Australian police have cordoned off an area at Woodridge, south Queensland.

Two 12-year-old boys have been charged over the alleged rape of the six-year-old at a Sydney primary school.

Cop warning over dodgy USBs

Victims reported that fraudulent media-streaming software was placed on the USB sticks.

Aussies told not to use unsolicited USB drives after harmful flash drives were dropped in Melbourne letterboxes.

'Feared 12yo foster sister pregnant'

Trent Thorburn has been charged in relation to the death of schoolgirl Tiahleigh Palmer.

The young daughter of a Kiwi family said: "Trent tried to touch me." He denied it at first .

Muslim immigration ban wanted video

Australian politician Pauline Hanson has said , Pauline Hanson said Australia was in danger of being "swamped" by Muslims.

Fear of terrorism and feeling Muslims don't fit in reasons for Australians wanting immigration ban.

Aussies' deportation reversed video

Gregg, Kathryn and Lachlan Brain meet Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon in May.

The Brain family fought a long and high-profile immigration battle to stay in Scotland. And now they've won.

Driver charged with sexual assault

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 03:  The Uber home page is displayed on an iPhone next to the company logo on a computer screen ...

Uber driver charged with sexually assaulting a passenger during a trip on Sydney's north shore.

Drug lord told 'killer': Just do it

Police said Thi Kim Lien Do begged for her life when duct tape was briefly removed from her mouth.

The drug cook was bleeding on the floor. His innocent girlfriend was next door, screaming "please don't kill me".

Penguin's fact-check failure

Disgraced health blogger Belle Gibson appears on Channel 9's 60 Minutes to face allegations she lied about her health issues.

Book publisher sought to capitalise on wellness blogger's cancer "survival" story.

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