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16:59, 18 January 2018 Thursday
Australia
01:01, 01 January 2018 Monday

Six dead after Sydney seaplane crash

The plane went down in the Hawkesbury River near the suburb of Cowan some 50 kilometres (31 miles) north of Sydney.

10:00, 21 December 2017 Thursday

Dozen hurt as car hits crowd in Melbourne

Victoria state police said they had arrested the driver of a car after it "collided with a number of pedestrians" in downtown Melbourne.

09:41, 17 December 2017 Sunday

2 people die after balcony collapse in Australia

30 people reportedly try to take photo during Christmas party at balcony, local media says

00:09, 17 December 2017 Sunday

Australia PM defending slim majority faces by-election test

The poll in the suburban Sydney seat of Bennelong was triggered by a constitutional crisis that has seen eight parliamentarians resign over a once-obscure rule barring dual citizens from federal office.

10:56, 28 November 2017 Tuesday

Australia Man detained over New Year's Eve terror plot

20-year-old Melbourne suspect will be charged with terrorism, police say

01:01, 13 November 2017 Monday

Dozens leave closed Australia refugee camp in PNG

Australia sends asylum-seekers who try to reach the country by boat to two Pacific camps on PNG's Manus Island or Nauru for processing under a tough immigration policy.

12:37, 11 November 2017 Saturday

Australia PM in minority after 2nd deputy quits in citizenship

Former tennis star John Alexander, who represents a Sydney district for Turnbull's Liberal Party, announced he was resigning after being unable to determine if he had inherited UK citizenship from his immigrant father.

02:09, 01 November 2017 Wednesday

Australian citizenship row entangles another politician

Senator Stephen Parry seeks confirmation of citizenship status from British authorities

11:06, 25 October 2017 Wednesday

Australia expanding security support to Philippines

Increased military cooperation aims to address threat of terrorism

17:43, 14 October 2017 Saturday

N Korea threatens to inflict disaster on Australia

Pyongyang slams Australia for standing by the United States on Korean Peninsula tensions

11:54, 22 September 2017 Friday

Australian police hunt killer of giant crocodile

The carcass of a 5.2-metre (17-foot) adult male was found in the Fitzroy River in central Queensland on Thursday with a single gunshot wound to the head, the environment department said.

09:43, 31 August 2017 Thursday

Australia offers to help military

Australia offered to advise, train and assist the Philippine military in a bid to fight terrorism.

11:15, 08 August 2017 Tuesday

Australia pledges 20 million for Marawi civilians

Help announced by Australian FM Bishop is in addition to $920,000 worth of food and supplies given to Philippines in June

12:51, 07 August 2017 Monday

Australia finds crashed US military aircraft

The MV-22 Osprey -- a hybrid helicopter-turboprop with a chequered safety record -- went down on Saturday off Shoalwater Bay in Queensland state.

10:09, 07 August 2017 Monday

Probe calls after refugee dies at Australia camp in PNG

Australia sends anyone who tries to enter by boat without a visa to remote processing facilities in Nauru and on Papua New Guinea's Manus Island. Even those subsequently found to be genuine refugees are barred from settling in Australia.

17:43, 06 August 2017 Sunday

Australia police release man in foiled plane plot

The 39-year-old man, named by his lawyer as Khaled Merhi, was among the four arrested during raids across Sydney last Saturday, which also led to tightened security at all major Australian airports.

14:51, 06 August 2017 Sunday

US calls off rescue for three marines missing off Australia

Following the incident involving a MV-22 Osprey -- a hybrid helicopter-turboprop with a chequered safety record -- Japan's defence minister asked Washington to temporarily stop flying them in his country.

12:55, 06 August 2017 Sunday

Australia police release man in foiled plane plot

The 39-year-old man, named by his lawyer as Khaled Merhi, was among the four arrested during raids across Sydney last Saturday, which also led to tightened security at all major Australian airports.

11:01, 01 August 2017 Tuesday

Etihad helping Australia with plane 'terror plot'

Four men were arrested in Sydney on Saturday evening, with security tightened across all major Australian domestic and international airports as investigators search several homes across the city.

11:08, 24 July 2017 Monday

UN accuses Australia of breaching refugee deal

The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said it had agreed last November to help relocate the boatpeople to the United States on the basis that Canberra would accept some of them who have links to Australia. 

10:23, 11 July 2017 Tuesday

Britain Australia united in North Korea 'condemnation'

North Korea missile tests are in 'flagrant breach of the UN Security Council resolutions', British PM May says



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