A woman accused of abducting her infant daughter from South Carolina 20 years ago has been located in Australia and is facing extradition back to the United States to face charges, federal authorities announced this week.
A strategist for Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott's Liberal party apologized Thursday after describing a person widely reported to be the Indonesian foreign minister as resembling “a 1970s Filipino porn star.”
Former Australian prime minister Kevin Rudd announced an end to his chequered political career Wednesday, quitting politics two months after being ousted from office by Tony Abbott.
Veteran investigative journalist John Pilger accuses Australia of running a system of apartheid towards its Aboriginal communities in a new documentary released in cinemas in Britain this week.
Australia's mail service has injected modern technology into the simple postage stamp — creating a “video stamp” to deliver a personal message that recipients can view on their mobile phone.1 Comment
Australia said Saturday it will take a boatload of asylum-seekers at the center of a high-seas stand-off with Indonesia to its Indian Ocean outpost of Christmas Island.
Indonesia and Australia were locked in a high seas stand-off Friday after Jakarta rejected attempts by an Australian vessel to return scores of asylum seekers to the main island of Java.
The Australian navy was Friday investigating allegations of “inappropriate behavior” reportedly related to bizarre initiation rites in which young sailors were sexually assaulted with pens, bananas and bottles.
Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat ingested lethal radioactive polonium before his death nine years ago, and it could not have been by accident, Swiss scientists said Thursday.
A giant extinct species of the platypus with powerful teeth has been discovered in Australia, with a scientist on Tuesday describing the duck-billed water animal as a Godzilla-like monster.