Australia

Stuck in a cave for two nights

Dr Kath Comparti became disorientated during what was supposed to be a short trip into one of Christmas Island's caves.

"It's totally pitch black, totally dark, totally quiet," the Australian doctor said of the Christmas Is cave. "Not a lot of anything to go on."

Mum of slain kids found dead

Olga Edwards was found dead by police.

Mother of Aussie teen siblings shot by their estranged father has been found dead in the same home.

Ant crowned fastest animal video

Forget cheetahs or sharks, the agile Dracula ant is the fastest animal in the world.

We should count ourselves lucky the Dracula ant is not the size of a crocodile.

Bodies strewn over the road video

The truck veered across the road before hitting a power pole, a bus stop, a building and pedestrians.

Truck loaded with bricks loses control in Sydney and crashes into pedestrians, killing one and injuring several.

Reef coral 'toughened up' video

The results show how coral develop ecological memory.

Scientists say coral physiology has changed after back-to-back bleaching events on Australia's Great Barrier Reef.

Hate killing: $1m clues reward

Scott Johnson's death was determined to have been the result of a gay hate crime.

Huge reward offered for fresh clues into death of for Scott Johnson, 30 years since he fell from Australian cliff.

'Shark bait' attacked by shark

The man received five deep lacerations to one of his lower legs when he was bitten by a shark at Nambucca Heads, on the ...

Australian surfer who refers to himself as "shark bait" hospitalised after being bitten by a shark.

Roger, the buff kangaroo dies video

Roger, the ripped kangaroo.

Kangaroo who made headlines because of his "ripped" physique has died at the age of 12.

Aus bikie gang's alpaca incident

Cleo the alpaca was found at the Aussie bikie gang's headquarters in a police raid. NSW police received a tip that "the ...

The Gypsy Jokers clubhouse in Sydney was allegedly the site of "sexual intercourse with an alpaca".

Top agent faces peeping Tom charges

Teu was arrested at the Dee Why office of real estate agency Doyle Spillane.

Australian man allegedly seen looking through a window at a 13-year-old girl in Sydney.

Qantas workers seeing red

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Stock, Auckland Airport, Boeing 737-838, Qantas

Qantas' call for workers to spread "a bit of Christmas cheer" has the opposite effect.

Missing wife linked to NZ

Lynette Dawson who disappeared 37 years ago, with Chris.

It is possible Lynette could be in New Zealand, says Chris Dawson's lawyer.

When Google Maps go wrong

One day my dad looked out the window of our home and saw picnickers on our lawn. Next it was minivans, writes Alice Clarke.

OPINION: One day my dad looked out the window of our home and saw picnickers on our lawn. Next it was minivans.

Teacher's Pet murder arrest

Lynette Dawson on her wedding day.

The subject of a podcast about a 36-year-old Sydney murder case has been arrested.

Aussies watch their wallets, too

Jackie Caruana has pulled back on her shopping but can't go "empty-handed" to Christmas.

We're not the only ones worried about the cost of living - Australians are also cutting back.

New dinosaur found in opal rubble

An artist's impression of a Weewarrasauras Pobeni.

'It was a crazy moment': Dinosaur discovered in Australian town amongst bag of rough gem offcuts.

Police closing in on Tolley killers video

Lois Tolley's aunty Lorraine Duffin at her niece's memorial seat in Upper Hutt. The rose tattoo on Lorraine's hand is a ...

Justice is edging closer for slain Upper Hutt woman Lois Tolley.

Spies get licence to shoot

Australian Secret Intelligence Service officers will be able to use "reasonable force" to protect other people while ...

Australian spies can now use weapons on overseas missions.

Angry alpaca attacks video

A file photo of a New Zealand alpaca with no known victims.

Harry the enraged pet alpaca lashes out at Australian woman and her mother.

Lecturer in Nazi swastika row

Sydney University lecturer Tim Anderson had expressed solidarity with several dictatorial regimes.

University of Sydney serves Dr Tim Anderson with a termination notice for showing students offensive image over Israel's flag.

Right to bare arms? video

This is the shirt Patricia Karvelas was wearing when she was kicked out of parliament.

Australian journalist kicked out of the press gallery for wearing short sleeves.

Heat means snakes in the bed

A north Queensland man found himself with a strange bedfellow over the weekend, with an unknown snake biting him a ...

Finding a snake in your bed could be a consequence of climate change, Australians told.

'Terror hit list' arrest

Arsalan Khawaja is arrested by police.

Brother of Australian cricket star charged over a fake terror plot to kill top politicians, devised to "set up" a colleague he was fighting with.

5-hour grilling over emails

Westpac was criticised for relying on innuendo and assumption when it sacked a worker for email misuse.

No food for Westpac worker during a marathon meeting before the bank sacked him.

Sydney property prices slump

The Australian property market is cooling.

Troubled times across the ditch, with Sydney house prices expected to fall 20%.

Plan to protect Aussie PMs video

Australian PM Scott Morrison came to power in August after Malcolm Turnbull was rolled by his own party.

The revolving door of prime ministers has made Australia an international joke. The Liberal Party has introduced to new rules to stop it.

Gunmen surrender to police

A fire truck enters Coronation Dr where two men holed up in a unit as police negotiated with them.

An armed pair are in custody after a standoff with Queensland police who triggered an 'emergency declaration'.

Being called a 'Kiwi' not racist

Calling someone a 'Kiwi' does not amount to racial discrimination, an employment tribunal has ruled.

Australian employment tribunal rejects New Zealand woman's claims being labelled "Kiwi" is an insult.

Gangland convictions worry

Australian drug lord Tony Mokbel could have grounds to appeal his convictions.

New revelations mean convictions against some of Australia's most notorious underworld figures may be at risk.

Labor pushes for gay student protections

Australian Labor's Penny Wong claps after the same-sex marriage bill passed the Senate.

Australian negotiations break down over religious schools' rights.

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