Australia

Dog attack stopped with beer

Justin and Jacob Innes

Father and son armed with only a six-pack of beer hailed as heroes for stopping a dog attack.

MH370 black box search continues

MH370 search

An underwater search for Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370's black box recorder could be completed in five to seven days.

Fuel pump fault halts Qantas plane

Qantas

A Qantas flight from Los Angeles to Melbourne was forced to turn back mid-air because of a fuel pump fault.

Royals take in Aussie show

Sheep

The Duchess of Cambridge suggested her husband could use some Aussie alpaca wool on his head.

Royal visit 'special' for fires victim

Royal tour in Australia

On first full day of Australia leg of royal tour, Wills and Kate head inland to scene of devastating bushfires.

Sunshine greets royal trio

royal australia

After thrilling the crowds in New Zealand, Prince William and Catherine begin to woo Australia.

Maori protest historic medal's sale

Te Pahi medal

Auction of medal signifying first time a British leader recognised a Maori chief draws trans-Tasman protest.

Fridges invade Aussie

Fridges

Clean-up operation needed after Kiwi fridges wash up on Australian beach.

Little Chloe snatched to scare dad

Chloe Campbell

Toddler Chloe Campbell was snatched from her home to frighten her father, family friends believe.

Weakened Ita brings rain

Cyclone Ita

A weakened Cyclone Ita could dump up to 300mm of rain on populated coastal communities in central Queensland as the storm heads south.

Siege ends in explosion

Australia police

Two police have been injured, one critically, and a man is feared dead after a six-hour siege ended in an explosion in western Victoria.

Co-pilot's mystery call

First Officer Fariq Abdul Hamid

Mystery surrounds a cellphone call that ended abruptly made by the first officer of the missing flight MH370.

Police piece together mystery

Chloe Campbell

Detectives try to piece together how Chloe Campbell, 3, disappeared from home and stayed missing for two days.

Bracing for 300kmh winds

Cyclone

Fears of serious damage when severe tropical Cyclone Ita makes landfall in Queensland today.

Family to relive heartache

justice

A man found guilty of murdering a NZ musician will face a re-trial before a judge.

Dumped baby back with her mum

baby

A baby girl dumped on a Sydney doorstep is back with its mother as police continue to search for the tot's father.

PM confident over boxes

Malaysia conference on MH370

Australian PM says he's very confident that the "pings" are from MH370's black boxes.

'Please just bring her home'

Chloe Campbell

The mother of a toddler feared kidnapped has made a tearful plea for her to be returned.

More signals heard

Malaysia conference on MH370

Another signal detected in search area for missing Malaysia Airlines plane, Australian searchers say.

Brisbane 3-year-old missing

Chloe Campbell

Nothing seemed out of the ordinary when Brisbane child Chloe Campbell went to bed on Wednesday.

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