South Korean President Park Geun-hye Tuesday nominated a political novice and former journalist as prime minister, as she reshuffles her cabinet in response to intense criticism over the handling of April's ferry disaster.
A young Frenchman has fallen to his death at a national park on the outskirts of Sydney, police confirmed Monday.
Human remains were recovered Sunday in the hunt for a man snatched by a crocodile in front of terrified relatives on a boat trip in northern Australia.
Two Indonesian nationals were Thursday sentenced to six and nine years in jail in Australia for people-smuggling, after a doomed venture in which more than 100 people drowned.
Australians lose more than US$100 million worth of coins down the back of sofas and car seats each year, the Royal Australian Mint said.
Australia was Wednesday investigating an account from a sailor who said she may have seen Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 on fire, as officials said the hunt for the plane could dive much deeper.
An Australian study has blamed feral cats for the extinction of native mammals and warns 100 species are under threat from the creatures that inhabited the homes of early British settlers.
Australia Prime Minister Tony Abbott, who wants to remove the country's unpopular carbon tax on industrial polluters, on Tuesday described U.S. President Barack Obama's plan to slash U.S. greenhouse gas emissions as sensible steps.
The earmarking of a remote Australian outback area as a nuclear waste dump was invalid because officials failed to contact all traditional Aboriginal landowners affected, a court heard Monday.
A Sri Lankan asylum-seeker has died after setting himself on fire while awaiting a visa decision in Australia, Immigration Minister Scott Morrison said Monday, with a Tamil group claiming he was “living in great fear.”