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.
Australia's ambassador met with Indonesian government officials who summoned him Friday following reports the Australian Embassy in Jakarta is a hub for Washington's secret electronic data collection program.1 Comment
Australia's highest court on Wednesday denied workers' compensation to a government worker who was injured while having sex in a motel room during a business trip.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott declared Australia's longest war at an end during a surprise visit to Afghanistan, with more than 1,000 troops to return home before Christmas in a “bitter-sweet” withdrawal.
The Australian War Memorial has reversed a contentious decision to remove “known unto God” from the Tomb of the Australian Unknown Soldier after a public outcry.
Global drinks giant Treasury Wine Estates was Monday facing a class-action lawsuit from Australian shareholders after oversupply issues forced six million bottles of wine to be poured down the drain.