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Parts of eastern Australia are suffering their worst drought in living memory as a lack of rainfall in winter hits farms badly. Reuters photographer David…View More Australia’s drought seen from the air
MELBOURNE, Australia — On Nov. 9, a Somali-born man named Hassan Khalif Shire Ali set his car on fire in the heart Melbourne’s Central Business…View More Saying Goodbye to the Man Who Brought Australia’s Cafe Culture to Life
An Australian woman has become the first member of the “Bali Nine” drug smuggling ring to be released from jail in Indonesia. The high-profile case…View More First ‘Bali Nine’ drug smuggler freed
Three men who allegedly plotted “chilling” terror attacks in Melbourne were charged yesterday, less than two weeks after a stabbing rampage inspired by Isil left…View More Trio accused of planning terror attack in Australia
Australian police say they have arrested three men who were plotting to commit a terror attack in Melbourne. The group had been attempting to source…View More Trio arrested over Melbourne ‘terror plot’
How can you tell if a wombat feels like mating? It might bite its partner on the bottom, say scientists behind new research. Australian researchers…View More ‘Mating bite’ may help save wombat species
SYDNEY, Australia — President Xi Jinping of China and Vice President Mike Pence pushed back against criticism of each of their countries’ trade practices in…View More Xi and Pence Stake Out Trade Positions in Dueling Speeches at Pacific Rim Forum
SYDNEY, Australia — Prime Minister Scott Morrison of Australia was blindsided by reports that a state government had quietly sidestepped federal regulators and signed a…View More Australia’s Prime Minister ‘Surprised’ by State’s Secret Deal With China
A knife-wielding man has stabbed two people, one fatally, in Melbourne in an attack believed to be linked to terrorism, police said. The attack during…View More Police treating fatal Melbourne knife attack as a 'terrorist incident'
A section of highway connecting Sydney and Melbourne started to melt. Bats fell dead from the trees, struck down by the heat. On the northern…View More How Australia’s extreme heat might be here to stay
Three people have died and a boy is missing after their vehicle broke down in outback Australia, police say. The bodies of two adults, both…View More Family found dead in outback Australia
In the wake of Indonesia’s abrupt suspension of military ties with Australia, the relationship between the two countries is once again under strain. Over the…View More How close are Australia and Indonesia?
SYDNEY, Australia — Australian military veterans recoiled at a government-backed policy that would allow them to board some commercial airlines ahead of other passengers, calling…View More Airline Seeks to Thank Australian Veterans for Their Service. Vets Say No Thanks.