Australia

US to take Aust asylum-seekers

The detention centre on Nauru.

The 50 men and woman have been held in two controversial off-shore detention centres for asylum-seekers.

School's turban ban discriminatory

Sagardeep Singh Arora with his son Sidhak.

Melbourne 5-year-old had been banned from enrolling because he wore a turban.

Son charged with mum's murder

Lanell Latta was found dead in her Sydney home.

Police rushed to the Sydney home of Lanell Latta after reports of screaming.

Stabbed, shot after text

Brad Dillon was shot dead in Sydney.

Bradley Dillon was sent a message: "car park under TAB". Minutes later he was dying on a Sydney street.

Snake pulled from toilet video

Imagine this snake popping up between your legs.

Imagine sitting on the toilet and a snake popping up between your legs. It nearly happened to a boy in Australia.

Lady Mary Fairfax dies

Lady Mary Fairfax on her own talk show on WIN4 regional TV Wollongong, Australia.

She was a philanthropist, the owner of several dress shops and the wife of media figure Sir Warwick Oswald Fairfax.

Well-suited to marathon running

Sydney lawyer Matthew Whitaker, 25, ran the 42-kilometre Sydney Running Festival dressed in a suit – and broke a ...

If running a marathon sounds difficult enough, imagine doing it in a three-piece suit. There's a world record for that.

Sex offender can work with kids

A convicted sex offender had behaved "boorishly, unattractively and anti-socially" but this did not mean he posed a risk ...

Man committed serious offences when he was 15, but Australian court says he can run a childcare business.

Girl grabbed by a clown

Pennywise, the creepy clown from Stephen King's It.

A Perth teenager was approached by people in clown costumes after she got off a bus.

Just one year's jail for rape

Robert John Hall raped a woman at knifepoint in 1990. He was arrested 23 years later.

Australian judge says a family man lived an upstanding life since the rape he who got away with for 23 years.

Koala survives trip stuck in car

Emergency services attended to the scene to rescue the koala from behind the tyre.

A driver who heard a crying noise coming from his car first thought there was something wrong with the vehicle.

Mums sue each other

A spat between two Knox Grammar mothers on WeChat has reached the New South Wales Supreme Court.

Two women whose sons go to an exclusive Sydney school fall out and fire very public shots at each other.

Aussies invited to creative capital

Wellington boasts creative events like the World of WearableArt show. Billed as the country's biggest performing arts ...

Wellington is being touted to Australians as the most creative city in the country.

Kiwi's body found in Perth

John Ria Poe went missing last Wednesday.

Week-long search for John Ria Poe ends in tragedy.

Church refuses wedding after Facebook post

Voting in Australia's same-sex marriage survey is underway until November 7.

The bride had posted her support of same-sex marriages in Australia, but her local priest wasn't happy.

Killed in 'carjacking gone wrong'

Paul Costa was the father of four children.

Paul Costa's father thinks he was going on a date when he died. Australian police say three teens killed him.

Steer named Winston runs amok

Winston makes a break for it and heads towards a cameraman.

The handler lost control of Winston, who appeared to make a beeline for a TV cameraman.

Mass delays at Sydney airport

High winds are causing problems at Sydney Airport.

Up to 70 flights in and out the airport affected as strong winds buffet runways.

Love is love - Will & Grace

"I just can't imagine why anyone would begrudge someone's happiness" Will and Grace star Debra Messing is shocked ...

As the postal ballots go out and votes are cast on same sex marriage, Will & Grace star Debra Messing has a message for Australia: "Love is love is love."

Stolen tiny house case cracked

This tiny house stolen from Canberra, owned by business owner Julie Bray, was found in Queensland less than a day later.

It disappeared from Canberra only to turn up 1400km away.

Family 'at a loss' over shock death

Bree Keller, 22, was an aspiring model.

"She didn't know them," says family of aspiring Australian model killed in a fiery car crash with two men.

New spider found in Australia

Maratus sapphirus was found in the Sapphire Coast of NSW.

Just what the world needs, another spider.

Rudd's godson attacked

Sean Foster claims he was attacked while trying to stop another man removing rainbow 'Vote Yes' posters from a bus stop ...

Ex Australian PM's godson attacked after stopping man ripping down pro same-sex marriage posters.

Bushfires threaten Sydney

irefighters are battling a blaze near Cessnock, NSW.

Properties under threat in Australia as bushfires break out amid record high temperatures.

Clown craze creeps back

Scary clowns could overrun parts of Australia

People in Sydney and Melbourne being warned they will get overrun by clowns before Hallowe'en

Australia's egalitarian myth

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull with senior women members of his ministry, after the swearing-in ceremony at Government ...

COMMENT: Australia thinks it's fair and modern. It's anything but.

Let's call a truce on sharks

The shark nicknamed Fluffy rescued from Manly Beach swims in a local pool.

COMMENT: It's not everyday that a white shark washes ashore on a popular Sydney beach. What happened next gives me hope.

The poisoned meatball murder plot

All the charges that Joanne Debono faced have been dropped.

Australian woman accused of spiking her husband's dinner with sleeping tablets then planning to kill him with a shovel.

Australia's gay marriage ballot under way video

Marriage equality advocates show their support - the same sex marriage postal vote begins today

Australians living in NZ can vote in the ballot if they are registered with the Australian Electoral Roll.

Western Australia bans plastic bags

Up to 6 billion bags a year go into landfill in Western Australia, after being used for 12 minutes.

The ban takes effect from July 2018 and will apply to light-weight, single-use bags.

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