SYDNEY - The east coast of Australia, including Sydney, was battered by a freak storm on Sunday with trees uprooted and thousands left without power.
A woman was fatally mauled by a huge shark -- described by witnesses as larger than their boat -- near the Western Australia city of Perth on Sunday.
A popular Australian television sports show apologized Friday over a joke in which a presenter asked an Asian woman whether she was planning on eating one of her dogs.
The word "guys" should be avoided in the office, a new Australian campaign has said, arguing that such terms exclude minority groups.
A surfer was critical Wednesday after a shark ripped off his leg in an attack in Australia's west with witnesses recounting how "all hell broke loose" as his board was snapped in half.
Half a century after they died, the bodies of 32 Australian soldiers and their dependents, many of whom were killed in the Vietnam War, were returned home from Malaysia Tuesday.
Mass bleaching has killed more than a third of the coral in the northern and central parts of Australia's Great Barrier Reef, though corals to the south have escaped with little damage, scientists said on Monday.
An image of an indigenous Australian man is projected onto the sails of the Sydney Opera House during the opening night of the annual Vivid Sydney light festival in Sydney, Australia, May 27.
An Australian state on Tuesday formally apologized for "shameful" historical laws that saw people jailed for being gay, admitting the "state-sanctioned homophobia" ruined lives.
Drive over one narrow isthmus in Tasmania, and then another, and you'll reach the last place on Earth where wild Tasmanian devils live apart from a contagious cancer that threatens the fearsome marsupials' existence. Conservationists are doing everything they can to keep it that way.