As the young girl's voice rings out into the desert night, singing a soft lullaby to the restless baby she holds, the audience is spellbound.
Australia said Friday it has struck a deal with Malaysia to disrupt the transit of asylum-seekers through the Southeast Asian nation to Indonesia, where they board boats heading for Australian waters.
The mayor of the Philippine capital will formally apologize over the deaths of eight Hong Kong tourists in a 2010 hostage crisis, an aide said Wednesday, despite the president insisting none should be given.
The head of an Australian radio station at the center of a tragic prank call targeting Prince William's then-pregnant wife Catherine defended himself Wednesday after describing such incidents as “shit happens.”
A long, hot summer looms for Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott as devastating wildfires near Sydney fuel opposition to his plans to repeal a carbon emissions tax, one of his basic campaign pledges in the election he won a month ago.
Australian fire crews were bracing Sunday for some of the worst conditions in decades as several major blazes threatened to merge into a mammoth firefront that could reach Sydney.
Australia's new Labor chief Bill Shorten Monday appointed 11 women to his frontbench, including his deputy, describing Prime Minister Tony Abbott's inclusion of just one as “ridiculous.”
Eighty cars were destroyed or badly damaged in a devastating fire at Sydney's Olympic Park which investigators on Monday said was likely started by a “stupid” individual discarding a cigarette.
Former union chief Bill Shorten was elected Australia's new Labor leader Sunday, with the party pledging to draw a line under years of infighting that saw two prime ministers toppled.
Two U.S. citizens were detained Saturday in China as they tried to see a jailed democracy activist to examine reports of failing health, supporters said.