Australia

Rough night ahead for Sydney

A wild night awaits for Sydney.

Sydney is in for a second night of mayhem as it feels the full force of the biggest storm this century.

Australian storm claims 3 lives video

This poor woman was struggling.

Three people killed in flash flooding in the Hunter Valley were trapped in their homes and unable to be reached by rescuers.

UK teen suspected of Australia terror plot link

UK police

British police have confirmed that information collected during the arrest of a British 14-year-old boy resulted in Saturday's anti-terror raids in Melbourne, Australia.

Teen charged in Anzac terror plot

Police keeping guard at a house they raided in Melbourne on Saturday.

A 14-year-old boy has been arrested in the UK in connection with alleged Melbourne plot.

Aboriginal passport refused video

Aboriginal rights campaigner Callum Clayton-Dixon.

A man returning home from NZ says he was "hassled" when he tried enter Australia on an Aboriginal passport.

PMs urge show of force

WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND - APRIL 20:  A general view of a plaque after the opening of the Australian Memorial at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park on April 20, 2015 in Wellington, New Zealand. Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott is in Wellington today as part of commemorations ahead of the 100th anniversary of the ANZAC landings at Gallipoli.  (Photo by Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images)

Australians and New Zealanders are being urged to turn out in force on Anzac Day to show they are not cowed by Islamic State terror plots.

Maori Party hits out at Tony Abbott

Earlier this year Abbott refused to apologise for saying taxpayers should not be expected to fund the "lifestyle choices" of Australians living in remote communities.

The Maori Party has slammed Australian PM Tony Abbott, visiting NZ today, for the way his government has deserted aborigines.

Troops fighting IS 'splendid sons of Anzacs'

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott says of New Zealand: "We are the very best of friends, we are family".

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has described Kiwi and Australian troops deployed to fight against Islamic State as "splendid sons of Anzacs".

What Tony Abbott's scull means video

Prime Minister Tony Abbott sculls a beer in a Sydney pub.

OPINION: In less than 10 seconds, Tony Abbott asserted his blokedom - and took Australia backwards.

'I wish my teacher knew'

One of the submissions for the I wish I knew assignment.

A third grade teacher's I Wish My Teacher Knew lesson plan goes viral after posting pupils' heart-breaking responses online.

Human blood mystery solved

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A young man who cut his hand sparked a police investigation after he left a trail of blood in the Australian Blue Mountains.

Tony Abbott New Zealand bound

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott will take part in a dedication ceremony for an Australian memorial at the new Pukeahu National War Memorial Park.

Australia's Prime Minister Tony Abbott is visiting Wellington to take part in Anzac centenary commemorations.

Aussie PM sculls a schooner video

Prime Minister Tony Abbott with the University of Technology rowing team.

Tony Abbott puts aside anti-binge drinking stance to throw back a beer at a university party in a Sydney pub.

Anzac Day attack planned

Police spent Saturday searching the house after the raid.

Men arrested in Australian counter-terrorism raids were planning an IS-inspired attack during a Melbourne event, police say.

Teen guilty of Australian baseballer's murder

Slain Australian collegiate baseballer Chris Lane. A 17-year-old Oklahoma teen was found guilty of his murder in the first-degree, getting a sentence of life in prison without the chance of parole.

An Oklahoma jury has found 17-year-old Chancey Luna guilty of the first-degree murder of Australian baseball player Chris Lane.

Man in custody over date-rape drug

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A Victorian man who allegedly imported more than 3kg of the date-rape drug known as "Fantasy" has been denied bail in Perth.

Should we merge?

Illustration by Cathy Wilcox.

OPINION: Should Australia and New Zealand join together to become one big happy country?

Anzac merchandise banned

Camp Gallipoli merchandise withdrawn from sale at Target in Australia.

Boss of Australian charity responsible for banned Anzac-branded merchandise says commemorations are being "bogged down in negativity".   

Gabi Grecko; that naked walk

'She wanted to tick it off her bucket list': Gabi Grecko walks nude on Swanston Street.

Glamour model Gabi Grecko has been charged with willful and obscene exposure.

Police suspect paedophile ring

The parents of three-year-old William Tyrrell are pleading for information on his whereabouts.

Toddler William Tyrrell's mother can't stop imagining what happened when her boy went missing.

'Legend' defends Muslim woman being abused on train video

Stacey Eden has been hailed for standing up to defend a Muslim woman who was being harassed on a Sydney train.

A young woman has been hailed as a legend for standing up to defend a Muslim woman who was being harassed on a Sydney train.

MH370 search area to double

The search area for flight MH370 is to be extended.

The search for flight MH370, the costliest ever in world aviation, is set to continue over a wider area and for a further 12 months.

Refugee rejects resettled in Cambodia

Asylum seekers on Nauru. Rejected refugees are being offered a resettlement package in Cambodia.

The first refugees to be resettled in Phnom Penh by the Australian government could fly there as early as next week.

Scott's troubled accused killer

Stephanie Scott and her fiance Aaron Leeson-Woolley.

Former classmates and neighbours of accused murderer Vincent Stanford have recalled a troubled boy.

Australian Islamic State member killed: report

Former Melbourne man Sharky Jama.

Former Australian model who joined Islamic State last year has reportedly been killed in Syria.

Slain Aussie baseballer Lane's family sobs in court

Slain Australian baseballer Chris Lane.

Chris Lane's family weep in court as they listen to 911 call detailing the final seven minutes of his life.

Concerns over airport treatment

Nada Tawfeek, 21, left, with father Sherif and sister Hannah, 18.

Kiwi Muslim sisters who had concerns over their treatment at Brisbane Airport are not alone.

$50,000 fine over Anzac memes

A Woolworths Anzac Day tribute has backfired after it was hijacked by internet memes.

Australian minister lashes out at supermarket giant Woolworths for trivialising the Anzac memory.

Key unable to name IS leader

The Government is copping criticism over a lack of transparency around deployment of New Zealand troops to Iraq.

"Look I'll get it wrong if I actually name his name - it's al-Jabiri something - but whatever I mean but yeah" Key said.

Fines over Anzac campaign

Woolworths Fresh in Our Memories campaign backfired quickly.

Woolworths tribute to the Anzac legend backfired spectacularly with its social media campaign launching a barrage of memes. 

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