Australia

Dad charged after kids burnt

The three children were rushed to Princess Margaret Hospital, where the youngest remains in a critical condition.

Perth father faces grievous bodily harm charges after allegedly pouring petrol over his three children and setting them alight. 

Bart Cummings dies video

Cummings began training horses at age 26.

Australia's greatest ever racehorse trainer has died at the age of 87 in Sydney.

Children set alight at home

A man has been arrested after three children were set on fire in Australia.

Girl seriously injured after she and two other children were set on fire in Australia.

Shocking exploitation of store workers video

7-Eleven workers were not paid penalty rates for night shifts.

Australia's biggest convenience store chain, 7-Eleven, is under fire for paying many of its staff as little as A$10 an hour.

Hipster house creeps out UK media video

This so-called "ghost" might actually just be a hipster.

An eerie-looking hipster house for sale in Sydney has UK media in a spin.

Train brawl caught on camera video

A male passenger tries to stop a brawl between teenage girls on a Sydney train.

Teenage girls brawl on Sydney train following NRL clash.

Bali police questioned over alleged bribe

Mark Ipaviz with Nick Russian and Simon Phan.

Bali police officers are questioned over allegations that Australians were pistol-whipped and tasered.

Man arrested in death of tot

Nikki Francis-Coslovich.

The body of the 2-year-old was found in the roof cavity of her Australian home on Tuesday.

Kangaroos on collision course with cars

One of many dead kangaroos on the road from Canberra to the snowfields.

Autmotive repairers cannot keep up with large numbers of cars damaged in collisions with kangaroos.

He 'immersed himself in a drug culture'

Matthew Forti entering Down Centre District Court for sentencing in drug supply.

Matthew Forti continued to sell illegal drugs to his friends despite knowing Georgina Bartter had died.

'I want all three parents on my birth certificate'

Hugo Atkinson: 'It was just ridiculous to think it would even be a question, to choose between your parents.'

Son of Australian lesbian couple launches a campaign to get both mums and his biological father named on his birth certificate.

Aussie flies with crocodile in his boot

The crocodile found in the boot of a man at Brisbane Airport.

A Queensland man has copped a fine for taking a crocodile with him on a flight in his boot.

Australian treasurer heads republic push

Treasurer Joe Hockey, pictured at the National Reform Summit in Sydney on Wednesday, will co-hair a new parliamentary group to build support for an Australian republic.

Treasurer Joe Hockey has agreed to front a new bipartisan political push for an Australian republic as part of an ambitious ten year map for constitutional change.

Girl's body found in roof video

Nikki Francis-Coslovich.

When a two-year-old girl went missing, the whole town searched. She was in her home the whole time.

School banned from showing gay film

A still from the film Gayby Baby.

A film a children with gay parents cannot be shown at a Sydney school.

India-Australia drills rattle China

Australian Navy submarines, the HMAS Dechaineux and HMAS Waller, on exercise.

India and Australia will focus on anti-submarine warfare in their first ever joint naval exercises.

Youth gangs 'party it up' video

Detectives from Melbourne's newly-formed North West Metro Crime Squad (L-R): First Constable Arthur Ufnalski, Detective Sergeant Ken Ramage, First Constable Thomas Asciak, Detective Senior Sergeant Jeff Cocks, Senior Constable Meagan Cornish and Detective Sergeant Craig McSwain.

Melbourne has a new generation of "fast and furious" young criminals, police say.

Failure of NSW dam 'imminent'

The decommissioned dam is in a rural area. Residents of six nearby homes were told to leave immediately.

Residents near a dam on the NSW South Coast have evacuated their homes.

Sydney siege gunman a 'radicalised terrorist'

The Lindt cafe murderer Man Haron Monis, is described as a dangerous, depraved fantasist responsible for a trail of appalling acts, on the opening day of the Sydney siege inquest.

Lindt cafe siege gunman was a "radicalised terrorist" , US terrorism expert says.

Teen's terror charge dropped

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said the case was an example of radicalised young people in the country.

Australian police have dropped a terrorism charge against a teen boy who planned to attack an Anzac parade.

Zombie kangaroos are spookily, eerily still

We're worried about you, Australia. Let us know if you need a place to stay.

Well, this is the most terrifying thing we've ever seen. Australia isn't safe.

Snake stuck in bourbon can

Snake handlers freed the snake by carefully cutting the tin can.

Curiosity killed the cat, but it got this snake stuck in a can of bourbon and cola.

Sydney schools 'segregated'

St Ignatius Riverview has five per cent of students from language backgrounds other than English.

Prestigious Australian private schools are divided "in terms of both class and ethnicity".

Tornado hits NSW town

Mel Sharkey captured this shot of the tornado in Dubbo.

Twister damages town's houses, uproots trees and scares residents.

Wild storm hits Sydney

Heavy hail at Hyde Park as the storm hits Sydney.

People rescued from cars and houses after massive storm crosses city, flooding roads and dumping hail.

Body stuffed in bin

nsw police

Man's body found bound and bloodied in Sydney suburb.

Mel Gibson accused of attacking photographer video

Actor and film director Mel Gibson.

Mel Gibson reportedly called a female reporter a dog, saying she's not even a human being and will go to hell.

Rescued after writing help in sand

Geoff Keys was rescued after writing a plea for help in the sand in Jardine National Park.

A 63-year-old British tourist has been rescued after he wrote an SOS message in the sand.

Murder mystery shakes sleepy town

John Burrows, a local greyhound trainer, with Sandy, one of his greyhounds. When he was blown up, the explosion was heard 5km away.

When John Burrows leaned in to look at a white backpack by his garage, the explosion was heard 5km away.

Fighting pythons found in roof

Two scrub pythons were found fighting in the roof of a Cairns home, with another two snakes watching on.

Possums in your roof are bad enough, but what about brawling snakes?

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