The death toll from heavy rains that inundated Australia's east coast has climbed to six, as flood warnings continued Sunday following a severe deluge that cut power to thousands of homes and isolated numerous communities.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott said he was confident Australia could restore its relationship with Indonesia despite anger over the execution of two drug convicts, whose bodies reportedly returned home Saturday.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Friday it would be best to restore Australia's relationship with Indonesia "as quickly as possible" as the bodies of two drug traffickers executed two days before were set to return home.
China has for the first time overtaken the United States as Australia's largest source of foreign investment, according to official data, laying out AU$27.7 billion (US$21.8 billion) in 2013-14 as real estate purchases more than doubled.
An Australian woman faces a possible death sentence for drug trafficking in Malaysia after a prosecutor said Thursday a chemist's report confirmed the substance found in her bag was crystal methamphetamine.
Nepal Finance Minister Ram Sharan Mahat held an emergency meeting with local donors on Sunday to seek prompt relief from the international community for the earthquake victims.
Australia Thursday said its plan to pay polluters to reduce carbon emissions blamed for climate change was off to a good start and would help the nation become a "world leader" in meeting pledges to tackle greenhouse gases.
An Islamic college in Australia is under investigation after claims that its principal has banned girls from taking part in running competitions because they might "lose their virginity."
An Australian blogger and author who became a hit after claiming she was winning a battle with brain cancer through wholefoods and alternative therapies admitted Thursday she was lying and never had the disease.
A storm-tossed ship stuck outside Sydney Harbour with 2,500 passengers on a "cruise from hell" was Wednesday finally able to dock as the city and surrounding areas endured a third day of chaos wreaked by heavy rain and high winds.
Heavy rain and high winds battered Sydney and other areas for a third day Wednesday causing widespread chaos, with emergency services dealing with nearly 10,000 calls for help and a "cruise from hell" finally docking.
AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd pleaded guilty in a New Zealand court Tuesday to a charge of threatening to kill a man who used to work for him. He also pleaded guilty to possessing methamphetamine and marijuana.
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott, whose government introduced tough measures to stop asylum-seeker boats, said Tuesday the European Union should follow suit, describing it as the only way to end deaths at sea.
Three people died as the Australian state of New South Wales was lashed by a "once-in-a-decade" storm Tuesday with homes washed away, thousands hit by power cuts and sand drifts sweeping inland off Sydney's iconic Bondi beach.